Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 476 to 500   

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Congleton, Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Letters to J. F. May, solicitor, Macclesfield concerning Star and Snelson and the Soho Mills, Macclesfield. The letters are dated between June 1890 and February 1891. Ingle Cooper & Holmes, solicitors, London wrote to May in his role as Steward of the Manor of Macclesfield in connection with lands adjoining the Soho Mills. The land was surrendered on 14th January 1845 and Richard Hine and Deaniel Brookholding Curwen admitted tenants upon trusts in favour of Thomas Heapy. Heapy later mortgaged the lands to the Star Life Assurance Society but the mortgagees were never admitted tenants of the copyhold. The Society had agreed to sell the land and wanted to complete the title to the copyhold. Hine and Curwen had died but Hine was represented by Misses E. M. Hine, M. Hine and M. F. Hine. After the sale a dispute arose between Ingle Cooper & Holmes and the Hines and the solicitors threatened to take a case in Chancery against them. Subsequently A solicitor advised the misses Hine that their father Richard Edmund Hine had devised his trust and mortgage estates to Richard Long Cooke of Manchester and Stephen Hine of Maclesfield the trustees of his will. It thus appeared that R. L. Cooke and S. Hine were the propper persons to surrender the lands to the manor.

The last letter is from Steel Sheldon, solicitor, of Congleton, Cheshire and dated 13 February 1891 in which he asks May to use the enclosed power of attorney and three affidavits to "see that the purchaser Mr James Snelson is duly admitted tenant at the next Court of the Manor of Macclesfield.

May; Cooper; Heapy; Curwen; Hine; Cooke; Snelson; Sheldon.


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

(1) Case for the opinion of counsel Mr V. R. Aronson in the case concerning the estates of Thomas Conningsby Slingsby, a bankrupt, and in relation to a power of attorney executed by him on 26th April 1933 in favour of Sir Thomas Taylor and William Read Wadsworth. May & Wain, Macclesfield, Cheshire. The receiving order against Slingsby was made on 6th September 1939 on a writ by Messrs Mark Massie & Sons, silk dyers, Macclesfield for work done between September 1938 and June 1939 for which they received no payment. The Bankrupt was aged 57 and had died in May 1940. In 1903 he had entered service with Thomas Taylor & Co., silk merchants, Manchester as a clerk and while there studied business of a silk merchant until November 1905. He then commenced business as a silk throwster at Sutton Mills, Macclesfield where he traded as T.C. Slingsby & Co. Having no capital of his own but his father stood guarantor for him in the sum of £500. He rented a portion of the mills with machinery, power and heating from J & F. Jackson, the owners and ran his business successfully until 1924 when it was worth £10,000. In 1924 Sutton Mills was put up for sale and Slingsby bought the mill and all machinery, fixtures and fittings for £15000. The property included 7 cottages adjoining the main building. Slingsby found £1500 of his own money and borrowed the rest on mortgage of the property. After buying the mill he started manufacturing silk but as he had no experience of this had to rely on an employee. The manufacturing business proved a failure and was discontinued in 1932. In 1933 Slingsby became ill and on 26th April that year issued a power of attorney under which the business continued until the receiving order was issued in favour of Sir Thomas Taylor and Mr Wadsworth. Sir Thomas Taylor was a brother-in-law of Mr. Slingsby adnChairman of William Frost & Sons Ltd, of Macclesfield. Mr Wadsworth was a director of the same firm. The attorneys rented parts of the mill to Cheslene Crepes; Whiston Street Manufacturing Co. (of which Sir Thomas Taylor's son was a director); Oberland Silk Ltd (of which Mr. Wadsworth was a director) and to the Macclesfield Silk Velvet Co.

(2) Appointment. Dated 9th August 1939) of Joshua Denton of Chestergate, Macclesfield, estate agent, to be receiver of rents and property at Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire as described in a mortgage dated 24 March 1933 and made between Mr T. C. Slingsby and Martins Bank Ltd.

Slingsby; Taylor; Wadsworth; May; Wain; Massie; Jackson; Read; Denton;


Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire; London;

Miscellaneous papers relating to Rowson & Son, silk merchants of Bollington House, Leek, and also the Royal Depot Mills, Macclesfield and 15 New St. Bishopsgate street, London E.C.

(1) Three letters dated 27-28th October 1920 concerning a claim by I. Rowson's executors against the Commercial Union Assurance Company with respect to fire insurance on Ravensclough. One letter mentions "an oil engine in No.4 on plan used for farm purposes such as driving pulping mcahinery".

Rowson; Burroughs; swindells; Hodgskiss; Cotterill;


Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft contract between Edmund Lomas Oliver of Bollington near Macclesfield, cotton spinner, and Thomas Oliver & Sons Bollington Ltd. Hand, Macclesfield, 1898. A pencilled note states that this was not the last draft. E. L. Oliver was to buy shares in the Company and the Company were then to appoint him Managing Director from that date until 1st Wednesday in Coctober 1901. Oliver was to devote all his time to the Company and in return to receive a salary of £870 per annum until the first Wednesday in October 1901. His salary was to commence on 11 August 1897. Oliver was to give credit to the company for all monies received by him in respect of the aforesaid salary from the 11 August 1897 to the present date.. The draft was approved on 14 March 1898 and revised on 7 May 1898. There is some indication that the Company expected to be taken over by the Spinners Company.

Oliver; Dobb; Whitaker;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft additional abstract of title of William Hulme of Leek, Staffordshire, Innholder, to a house on the north side of Custard Street, Leek. 1856-1860. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek, 1860.

Hulme; Davenport; Stirling; Cooper; Johnson; Hacker; Taroni; Hockenhull;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft conveyance of land in Albert Street, Leek, Staffordshire from Messrs Robert Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, Charles Ball of Bridge End, Leek, book-keeper, William Henry Hammersley of Bridge End, silk dyer and Eli Atkin of Manchester, drysalter, trustees of William Hammersley late of Leek, silk dyer, and Messrs John Lovatt and Joseph Gould of Leek, silk manufacturers and partners carrying on business as "Lovatt & Gould". For £150. Challinor & Co., Leek, 18th August 1853.

The 900 square yards of land in question was described as "part of Cocklow" and had been numbered 29 & 32 in a schedule to a conveyance of 1849 to Frances Gaunt. It was said to be "late in the holding of Thomas Machin and John Docksey and lately set out for building purposes. It was bounded to the south by Belle Vue Road, to the north by a new street- Albert Street and to the east by a another plot of land bought by Lovatt & Gould.

Hammersley; Ball; Lovatt; Gould; Atkin; Challinor; Gaunt; Machin; Docksey;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Outline of the title to Mr Russell's property on the West side of Russell Street, Leek, Staffordshire 1817 to 1850. The earliest indenture cited related to The Butcher's Arms public house in Derby Street, Leek. In 1823 it was described as formerly in the possession of John Haywood, afterwards of John Barnefield, since of Mary Bashford but then of Sarah Graham, Mary Ball and Ann Graham. At this time it also included an adjoining house to the East side, late occupied by S. B. Tynney, surgeon but then by Thomas Sheldon, and also two houses in the yard at the back of the others and a croft used as a garden. The conveyance from John Russell to Thomas Redfern the elder dated 29 September 1848 contained a covenant to "take down so much of the two houses fronting Derby Street occupied by Swindells and Hassell as might be necessary to open the street & within 12 months to complete so much of the said street as was next to Calvanist Chapel up to the middleof said street and divide the foot path from the carriage way, etc."

Russell; Gaunt; Graham; Ball; Haywood; Grosvenor; Barnfield; Alsop; Davenport; Sheldon; Fynney; Hassall; Newell; Oakden; Bullock; Lockett; Stonehewer; Keates; Walker; Lees; Chell; Woolfe; Hacker; Vaudry; Pedley; Redfern; Harrison; Clowes; Wilson; Swindells;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft agreement between Charles Birch of Leek, Staffordshire, commercial traveller, and William Clemsha trading as Clemsha Brothers of Leek, silk manufacturers, re salary and terms of employment. Challinors & Shaw, Leek, 1898. Proposed salary was £1-15s-0d with a commission of 2.5% on all executed orders obtained by Birch or transferred to William Clemsha by customers of Birch, with a further 2.5% on all orders over £75. Birch was allowed 7s 6d a day hotel expenses in addition to actual railway fares and porterage.

Birch; Clemsha; Challinor;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft assignment by John May and Mrs Maria Beswick, widow, to Charles E. Beswick of Macclesfield, tailor, leashold property in Catherine Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire. May, Macclesfield 9 August 1888. The document cites a lease of 29 September 1805 made between William Roe of Liverpool and James Broadhurst of a piece of land which was part of Roe's lands, bounded on the East by a new street called Catherine Street, on the west and backpart by "land of the said William Roe lying near to a lake there called Pickford or Pinfold Lake", on the north by a house and garden belonging to Joseph Bloor and on the south end by more of William Roe's land. The total area was 480 1/2 square yards. The specific part of this land dealt with in 1888 was that on which a house and pawnbroker's shop at No. 19 Catherine Street stood. A printed notice of sale lists not only property in Catherine Street but many other properties including a three story factory in Chestergate and King Edward Street, two houses converted into a school, pipe manufactory.

Beswick; May; Roe; Broadhurst; Pickford; Hall; Braddock; Roylance; Johnson; Alman; Houghton; Start; Fitchett; Meakin; Wright; Doubleday; Smith; Evans; Verga; Collier;


Cheddleton, Endon, Heaton, Leek, Staffordshire; Barry, Glamorgan; Boscombe; Swanage, Dorset; Putney, Surrey; Weston-super-Mare, Somerset;

Draft conveyance from Victor Prince of Endon, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, and many other (Prince and Fynney families) to James Wardle and Herbert Trafford, bother of Leek and silk manufacturers, of the Eagle silk mill (built by Samuel Milward deceased and in the occupation of Harris Sanders & Pilkington) and other property in or near London Street and Shoobridge Street, Leek, Staffordshire The property was formerly that of Marcus Prince brother of Victor Prince one of the parties to this document. A note to the description of property states "part of a close called "The Furlongs".

Prince; Fynney; Depree; Garratt; Burnett; Ryder; Baddeley; Wardle; Trafford; Goodwin; Pilkington; Harris; Sanders;


Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft (not the last) contract between Nathaniel Irving of Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, cashier, and Thomas Olive and Sons (Bollington) Ltd, H. Hand, Macclesfield, 1898. Irving was to be appointed assistant managing director and secretary at a salary of £260 per annum until 1 October 1901 when his salary would be fixed by the Company in a general meeting.

Irving; Oliver; Dobb;


Alstonefield, Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft bill of sale of furniture and effects by John Shaw of Warslow, Staffordshire, schoolmaster to Charles Grindon of Warslow, shopkeeper dated 25th March 1859. John Shaw owed Charles Grindon £57-10s-10d for goods sold and delivered to him by Grindon. Shaw therefore assigned all his goods, furniture and effects as security for payment of the debt.

The document had subsequently been overwritten, in December 1859, to create the draft for a similar indenture between William Weston the younger of Leek, Staffordshire, tailor, and William Weston of Leek, yeoman, with respect to debts on promisory notes dated 25th May 1854 and 31st December 1857 amounting to £307-3s-11d.. In this case William junior assigned his mercery stock in trade as well as his furniture and effects to William senior. An inventory dated 28th December 1859 lists all.

Inventory of the stock in trade, fixtures and household furniture belonging to Mr Wm. Weston junior, Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire.

Broad & Narrow cloths £110

Hats & caps £15

Ready made clothes £90

Scarfs & handkerchiefs £20

Shirts & collars £20

Bags & umbrellas £5

Trimmings £10

Fixtures £20

Household furniture £100

Total £390.

A loose note states "Mr Hilliard wants Mr. Badnall to prepare a bill of sale from Mr. Weston jnr to Mr W. weston snr. 1 o'clock 28 Dec 59."

Shaw; Grindon; Badnall; Weston; Robinson; Challinor;


Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire;

Challinor, Badnall & Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors, draft bill for work carried out for Mr. Renshaw of Cheddleton, Staffordshire 1853-1854. It mentions a large sum of money owed to Mr. Renshaw by his nephew who was carrying on a silk business at Cheddleton. Mr Renshaw's brother had been arrested by Messrs Hammersley & Bentley, Hammersley had also "taken away silk" presumably from the mill at Cheddleton. The solicitors stated that Hacker & Bloore, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire wanted Renshaw to give up goods that he had in his hands. Discussions with Mr Bentley led to an agreement that Hammersley & Bentley would take the machinery and household goods for their debt.

Renshaw; Badnall; Hammersley; Bentley; Challinor; Bloore; Hacker;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Schedule of title deeds to premises in Stockwell Street, Staffordshire, belonging to Messrs Benjamin, John & Samuel Lay. January 1822. The recital begins with an attested copy of an indenture of feofment dated 1st July 1684 between (1) Thomas Rushton, yeoman, Thomas Bayley, gentleman, Thomas Parker, gentleman, William Finney, gentleman and Hugh Bateman, gentleman, and (2) John Ford, ironmonger. A second indenture dated 14 March 1705 was made between John Ford and John Shatwell, watchmaker.

[2] Lay to Turner. Notes on the title to property forming part of Mrs Shatwell's marriage settlement when she married Mr John Bentley in 1712. She assigned the premises to her husband in fee and in his will, dated 2 August 1743, he devised the property to his son John in fee subject to a 500 year "Term" to raise £60 for the portions of Bentley's three daughters. One of the daughters married a Mr Bedcote and died without issue, devising the estate to Mr. Daintry. Undated but about 1810.

Lay; Ford; Rushton; Bayley; Parker; Fynney; Bateman; Shatwell; Davenport; Copestake; Bentley; Daintry; Gaunt; Chorley; Lucas; Whitehead; Toft; Davison; Fowler; Davies; Beard; Bullock; Joliffe; Hilliard; Bedcote;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Copy conveyance by His Grace the Duke and Earl of Sutherland and his Trustees to the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company of springs and streams inn an estate at Wall Grange in the Parish of Leek, Staffordshire and lands part of an estate there. Challinors & Shaw, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire 10 July 1850. It cites the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Act of 1847. The springs conveyed were the St. Ann's or Sennes or Sinners Springs at Wall Grange.

Granville; Loch; Nicolson; Gunn; Cranleave; Baines; West;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft particulars for the sale of a candle manufactury adjoining Ball Lane in Petty France behind St. Edward's Parish Church, Leek and houses in Leek, Staffordshire, Challinors & Shaw, Leek 10 July 1889. The candle house is described as a substantial brick built building of nine rooms. Downstairs there was a boiler room, a room containing vats and a moulding room. Upstairs was a workshop or engine-room, a room containing vats, a candle making room, an office and a workroom. There was a store-room across the yard and a midden closet, at the back, that belonged to the houses in front. A right of way existed down the back of the candle house to C. Watson's houses. Other items mentioned included a large soft water tank. The boiler was said to have been new in 1858. The whole site covered 413 square yards and the factory could produce candles at the rate of 500 dozen per week and the business was said to have been carried on successfully by the proprietor for upwards of 50 years past. The houses were no.s 87and 125 Ball Haye Green.

Birch; Rogers; Challinor; Brealey; Fergyson; Challinor;


Horton, Leek, Staffordshire; Congleton, Cheshire; Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Manchester;

Accounts of Messrs Fowler & Gaunt, bankers, Leek, Staffordshire for the 4th December 1846 [5 pages]. The largest debtors on the General Ledger were Messrs Gaunt Gray & Company £7877; Matthew Gaunt £2058; the Globe Inn Ass £1831and Mr Findler £1757. On the Private Ledger the largest debtors were "Estate at Congleton" £1227 and John Gaunt £1000.

Folwer; Gaunt; Kopsch; Lockitt; Sanderson; Hassell; Twemlowe; Foden; Wardle; Llloyd; Cutting; Heapy; Daintry; Ryle; Yeomans; Goodwin; Getliffe; Cruso; Findler; Meredith; Gardener; Ashwood; Challinor; Hume; Sawkins; Johnson; Lea; Young; Flint; Ball; Wood; Wooliscroft; Tomlinson; Hammersley; Milner; Oliver; Critchlow; Gould; Goldstraw; Nall; Moss; Bermingham; Ball; Tatler; Leigh; Gorman; Bamford; Colquhoun; Wardle; Redfern; Stones; Lightfoot; Newell; Grosvenor; Cooper; Knowles; Heaton; Weston; Hudson; Rogers; Gray; Kinnersley;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft agreement of partnership between Messrs Joshua Brough, silk manufacturer, John Brough, silk manufacturer, Joshua Nicholson , commercial traveller, and Benjamin Barlow Nixon, commercial traveller, all of Leek, Staffordshire, Challinor & Co, Leek, Staffordshire 1 January 1856. The agreement was to establish a partnership as silk manufacturers and wholesale dealers in silk and other goods, trading as J & J. Brough & Co. of Leek for a period of seven years. [The seven was crossed out and 1 year inserted]. The stock in trade and book debts of Joshua and John Brough were to be taken over by the partnership and the capital of the Broughs "in the Trade" ascertained and settled. Joshua Brough was to look after correspondence and financial matters, John Brough to take care of manufacturing and obtaining goods and see to the execution of orders; Nicholson and Nixon were to "attend to" the purchase of goods and also travel on the business of the company.

Brough; Nicholson; Nixon.


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft agreement of partnership between Joshua Nicholson, Benjamin Barlow Nixon, William Spooner Brough, Arthur Nicholson, Edwin Brough and John Hall, all described as silk manufacturers of Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire 1869. Engrossed 26 Oct 1869. They intended trading as silk manufacturers and wholesale dealers in silk and other goods. The respective contributions to the company's capital were £10,000, £6000, £5000, £5000, £5000, and £5000 respectively. Joshua Nicholson was to have the general management and superintendence of the business.

Brough; Nixon; Nicholson; Hall;


Leek, Rushton, Staffordshire; Congleton, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Derby, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire; Manchester; Liverpool; London; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Coventry, Warwickshire; Warrington, Lancashire; Leicester; Nottingham; Birmingham; Bradford, Yorkshire; Dublin, Ireland; Bristol, Gloucestershire; Tottenham, Middlesex;

Statement of the Affairs of Wamsley, Hammersley & Co. Silk Throwsters & Manufacturers, Leek, Staffordshire, 20 June 1860. This gives detailed accounts of creditors and debtors and property. There principal works was the Wellington Silk Mills, Leek, Staffordshire which they rented from E. Bowers and Benjamin Spilsbury;

Wamsley; Hammersley; Atkin; Japhet; Greenwood; Blades; Bull; Bermingham, Blunt; Bullock; Bradwell; Brown; Hodges; Bleachley; Cooke; Callow; Compton; Chappel; Cheetham; Clark; Carr; Pearson; Curtis; Cunliffe; Pattison; Cuthbertson; Ermen; Engels; Gilpin; Goater; Heapy; Holdforth; Hibel; Hunt; Johnson; Kirk; Lund; Unsworth; Maugall; Miller; Marshall; Masey; Davies; Mackinlay; McLennan; Bowers; McSinger; Bainbridge; Butler; Nall; Newton; Eccelston; Pickford; Pott; Hammond; Pownall; Reddish; Ryder; Ridgway; Batt; Fisher; Hinde; Wardle; Poole; Gent; Henson; Wadsworth; Stenson; Baker; Alcock; Walker; Weldon; Marricott; Kemp; Livesey; Bostock; Barnard; Irving; Rosenthall; Gray; Clayton; Lowe; Parker; Tebbutt; Miles; Shafer; Delany; Simpson; Shwanne; Mann; Patersson; Mather; Adam; Arthur; Foot; Campbell; Horne; Chalmers; Page; Stewart; McDonald; Novelli; Ormisher; Singer; Porter; Flannagan; Smith; Melliss; Pickering; Wallace; Halle; May; Squire; Brindley; Crichton; Edmundson; Moll;


Leek, Tettenhall, Staffordshire; Mayfair, London; Newport, Salop;

Draft deed and covenant for the production of deeds between John Smith Daintry of Foden Bank, Prestbury, Cheshire and Thomas Sutton of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, Cruso, Leek, 11 November 1815. It cites indentures of Lease and Release concerning messuages, a shade, gardens, etc. the lease undated but probably drawn up about the same time and the release bearing the same date as this one. The property consisted of a twisters shade on four floors and one seven stalled stable, in Mill Street, Leek that formerly had been occupied by Messrs Mellor & Pratt. A schedule of deeds commences in 1705 and ends in 1799.

Daintry; Sutton; Coupland; Cruso; Mellor; Pratt; Pickenull; Earls; Plant; Hargreaves; Hunt; Compton; Pickford; Bayley; Sikes; Wainright; Goodwin; Beardmore; Elliot; Birtles; Ridgway; Brough; Bagnall; Ward; Leake; Stevenson; Holyoake; Pratt; Ryle; Challinor; Cope;


Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Letters relating to the formation of building society in Leek, Staffordshire, 1850.

(1) Copy of a letter dated 23 February 1850, from William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, to Messrs Hacker & Bloore of Leek, solicitors on "the subject of a building society much after the plan of the Ball Haye Society conducted by Messrs Killmister & Challinor some years since. Challinor had received a circular issued by Hacker & Bloore on the subject and had therefore written so as to avoid any potential conflict..

(2) Letter dated 25 February 1850, from Messrs Hacker & Bloore of Leek, solicitors to William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor. Letter states they had been thinking about a similar project for upwards of two months and had initially drawn up rules based on those of the Ball Haye Society formed on 5 February 1824.

(3) Copy of a circular dated 4 March 1850 calling a meeting of the provisional committee of the Leek Building Society to be held at Mr. Challinor's office the following evening at 7 o'clock.

(4) Letter dated 8 March 1850 from Mr. Joshua Brough of Leek to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, suggesting that either Mr. Shaw at Mr. Cruso's would be a likely person to sit on the committee. He goes on to suggest that Challinor had better order a fire to be made in the room at the Red Lion "as the air is cold -ther were good fires last Monday evening". He continues "If you send the crier round had it not better be announced that an adjournment will take place from your office to the Red Lion at 1/2 past 7 -it should have been 1/2 past 7 on the Bill".

(5) Letter dated 11 March 1850 from J. Tidd Peate, London, to W. Challinor? Leek, Staffordshire. It concerns the law relating to the Committee "under 6 & 7 W.4 c.32. no Committee or other office, can purchase land".

(6) List of shares paid [undated]. This lists the shareholder, number of shares purchased, subscription paid and fee. The highest numbers of shares were held by Richard Turnock who had 12, all the other persons named had either 1 or 2 shares. The subscription was 10s a share and the fee 2s 6d a share. A note against Fergyson's name states "Rule 6" and an entry beneath that of Joseph Fernyhough, joiner, states "due 1st Monday in May".

Challinor; Hacker; Bloore; Killmister; Mollatt; Brough; Carr; Peate; Hammersley; Heaton; Goldstraw; Smith; Wooliscroft; Mycock; Turnock; Wood; Fergyson; Johnson; Nixon; Leese; Robins; Alsop; Travis; Nall; Hilliard; Gould; Bratt; Docksey; Bullock; Hopkinson;Fernyhough; Brassington; Rowley; Sargeant; Shenton; Flowers; Warrington;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft conveyance, dated 1853 (erased), from Mrs Sarah Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire, widow, to William Beaumont Badnall of Leek of a house in Church Lane, Leek, "as was in the occupation of Hannah Fernyhough". Challinor & Co., Leek.

Badnall; Fernyhough;


Leek, Cheadle, Staffordshire;

Seven Leek Benefit Building Society Certificates dated between September 1856 and April 1859. The earliest certifies that Richard Turnock had bought 3 shares amounting to £248:4s:9d at a price of £6 and agreed to pay the purchase money and find security for the value of the share within two calendar months of the date.

The others are similar and were as follows:

Richard Turnock, Spout St., Leek, 3 shares sum £248:4:9; J. Mollatt, Derby St., Leek, 1 share sum £84:2:9; James Palmer of Parkhall, Cheadle, half quarter share sum £11:0:2; William Challinor of Leek, 3 shares sum £266:10:0; George Nall of Custard Street, Leek, 4 shares sum £362:16:4; Martha Ann Burton of Stockwell Street, Leek, 1 share sum £94:11:3; Joseph Challinor of Leek, 1 share sum £94:3:5.

Turnock; Mollatt; Challinor; Nall; Burton; Palmer;


Leek, Staffordshire; Leicester; Derby, Derbyshire; Halifax, Yorkshire; Manchester; India;

(1) Brief for plaintiffs in the case of Watson & Co, of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers, versus J. Burgess & Co. of Leicester, elastic yarn manufacturers, in the County Court of Leicestershire held at Leicester on 22 March1887 Plaint No. 1307. Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire. The firm of Watson & Co, sought damages for non-completion of a contract to purchase 1000 lbs of two thread China & Japan Silk and for 14 1/2 lbs of such silk delivered in May 1885.

Watson; Burgess; Wardle; Harper; Wright; Fox; Bruce; Barchard; Hanson; Burr; Rickard; Moss; Wykes; Heath;


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