Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 51 to 75   

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Last updated 04/01/2006

BC2/ 51

Solicitor's account re work done with regard to the partnership between the son of Samuel Holland  and Messrs. Wood, trading as The Eward Hosiery Company November 1920.
Names: Wood; Smale;


BC2/ 52
Places: Leek, Staffordshire; Hounslow, Middlesex;
Description: An incomplete, printed Assignment In Trust for Creditors of Henry Orpe  late of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer trading under the style of firm of "Orpe Brothers" but now of Hounslow, Middlesex, a private in Her Majesty's Regiment of 6th Dragoon Guards. 1873.
Names: Orpe;


BC2/ 53
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: (1) Draft composition deed between James Carr of Leek, Staffordshire, assistant draper  and his creditors, dated 10th July 1878. Redfern, Leek. (2) Minutes of meeting of Carr's creditors held at the offices of Redfern & Son, solicitors, number 3 Church Lane, Leek on 27th June 1878. Carr to pay 1s in the £1 in four months then another 1s in 8 months. (3) Draft letter dated July 1878 from Redfern & Son informing unnamed recipient of the resolution passed by the Creditors at the meeting on 27th June. Letter was to accompany a promissory note for payment of the composition. Carr's assets were said to be "practically nil" and that he would have to pay the composition out of his wages "which he is now getting as a servant". The composition was to be secured by bills of exchange drawn by Henry George Carr of Leek, draper and silk manufacturer, upon the debtor. (4) Printed, signed and sealed Bill of Sale between James Carr of  19 Church Street, Leek, Linen & Woollen Drapers Assistant, and Henry George Carr of 7 Derby Street, Leek, Draper & Silk Manufacturer, for securing the payment of £50 and interest
Names: Carr; Trafford; Redfern


BC2/ 54
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Plaint notes (default summons) in the County Court held at Leek dated January and April 1901.The cases concern debts owed to Brough Nicholson & Hall of Leek, silk manufacturers.
Names: Brough; Nicholson; Hall; Pantopel; Hood; Hibbard; Moody;



BC2/ 55
Places: Caverswall, Staffordshire;
Description: Probate and copy of the will of Thomas Hulme, deceased, 1816. This relates to Thomas Hulme of Wetley Moor, Caverswell, Staffordshire, yeoman, who made his will on 2nd December 1805. The will was proved at Lichfield on 5th July 1816. The testator names his brother George, his nephews Joseph, Benjamin and Thomas the sons of his late brother Benjamin Hulme and his brother Benjamin's daughter Sarah the wife of Charles James. The residue of his estate he left to Charles Brassington who " now lives with me and married my niece Elizabeth Hulme". Brassington and Walter Blurton of Caverswall were appointed his executors. Will witnessed by Ralph and Joseph Lees and Thomas Jackson. Sworn under £450.
Names: Hulme; James; Brassington; Lees; Blurton; Jackson;


BC2/ 56
Places: Leek, Hanley; Ilam, Wetton, Cheadle, Winkhill, Staffordshire; Paterson, USA; Manchester; Little Budworth, Cheshire; Bordeley, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire;
Description: Three documents re Lady Way Dale, (elsewhere in the document called Lady Well Dale) Leek, Staffordshire. [1]  Press copy abstract of the title of the Trustees and family of the late Mrs. Mary Lowndes to Lady Way Dale, Leek 1869.  The title starts with an indenture of appointment dated December 1830 between (1) John Lowndes of Leek, Innkeeper and his wife Mary; (2) Richard Gaunt of Leek, Thomas Lowndes of Hanley, mercer and draper, son of John and Mary Lowndes, and Peter Hope of Winkhill, gentleman. It cites indentures of lease  and release dated 5th May 1824 between (1) John and Mary Lowndes (2) Edward Hordern, (3) John Swarbrick Gregory and (4) Joseph Perkin concerning Lady Way Dale containing about 1 acre and in the occupation of John Lowndes.  The property was to be held by Richard Gaunt, Thomas Lowndes and Peter hope in  trust for the benefit of John Lowndes , then for the benefit of William Lowndes one of the sons of John and Mary Lowndes. The appointment contained a provision concerning the payment of several annuities under the will of William Mattingly, formerly of Leek, victualler deceased, dated 15th May 1789  to Mary Gee her heirs and issue out of another property subject to the appointment of John Lowndes and Mary his wife i.e. that messuage called " The Bird in Hand with brewhouse, stables and buildings in the occupation of Benjamin White. This was in lieu of the payment of annuities to Mary Gee bequeathed by her father James Mattingly. William Lowndes was buried in Leek on 7th June 1842 and John Lowndes on 28th November 1842. Document lists dates of death, wills and probate for various persons particularly the Lowndes family.  [2] Draft agreement between Mrs Ann Brunt of Leek, widow of Josiah Brunt of Leek, silk manufacture and others, and Thomas Lowndes the elder of Wetton, farmer, (surviving trustee under the settlement of Josiah Brunt and Ann Mattingley his wife dated 3 August 1844)and others, of release and Indemnity as to the proceeds of the sale of Lady Way Dale in Leek, Staffordshire. Contains details of William Mattingley's will dated 7th March 1817 including lands he owned in Horton (The Church Yard stile), Leek, Birmingham (where he then lived). He also owned a tape shop in Cheadle. Mattingley died 19th August 1823 and his will was proved at Canterbury on 1st March 1824.   [3] Draft agreement between Mrs Ann Brunt and others to Mr. Thomas Lowndes and others as to the release and indemnity for the proceeds of the sale of a close of land called Lady Way Dale and ten cottages in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Details shares received by various people.
Names: Lowndes; Gee; Mattingly; Gaunt; Hope; Gould; Royle; Cooper; Bloore; Allen; Hodgkinson; Cruso; Brunt; Sutton; Blades; Campbell; Challinor; Sandover; Scudamore; Wagner; Wright; Grimani; Leech;  Maskery;


BC2/ 57
Places: Leek, Staffordshire; Steyning, Sussex; Manchester; Aberystwith, Cardigan;
Description: Documents relating to the Byrom family of Leek, Staffordshire. (1) Inland Revenue Account re Estate Duty changed on the estate of William Richard Jones Byrom late of Dieu-la-Cresse Abbey, Leek, Staffordshire who died on 8th September 1897. His will was proved in the Principal Registry on 20th November 1897. The net value of his estate was £27,145.  (2) Letters and other (35) documents relating to the case of Crane versus Byrom 1897. (3) Letter dated 3 March 1897 from W. Phillips at the Palace Hotel, Southport to Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek re Captain Byrom. The letter is written of paper headed  "B" Dieulacres, Leek, Staffordshire. Recounts events of June 1895  and comments by the barmaid at the smoke room of the Grand Hotel (Manchester) that there were a lot of swindlers around him wanting money and she told them that she would not have any cheque written out in the smoke room ----she kept his (presumably Captain Byrom's) cheque book as he was in a " very intoxicating state". The barmaid had also sent "someone to see him off at the station so that those fellows should not molest him".

(4) Copy of a letter from John Le Sage, The Daily Telegraph, Fleet Street, London to F. D. Wardle dated 10th December 1897. An extract from 26th November 1897 wills section of the newspaper is attached to it. It gives details of the will  of Captain William Richard Jones Byrom.

(5) Cane v Byrom 8th March 1897: Memo on seeing Manager and AW at the Grand Hotel, Manchester. This states " Came to Grand Hotel on the 7th June left 8th June - with him Kitz.  Mr. S. Hyams then staying there ( probably partner of Hyam Abraham). ? Races. Mr. S. Hyams ( 26-28) lives in Bonn?  Abrahams not there.
Names: Byrom; Goring; Renny; Jones;  


BC2/ 58
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Minute made on 1st June 1893  with Mr Birch states "The quantity this Company may take per day is 2,100,000 Gallons per day. The Company propose to furnish a capacity in the Compensation reservoirs equal to 120 times the quantity they extract from the Springs at Wall Grange".
Names: Birch; Harrrison;  


BC2/ 59
Places: Macclesfield, Cheshire;
Description: Draft mortgage  Mr George Cox of Macclesfield, silk throwster, to the Leek & Moorlands Building Society of leasehold premises known as the Mount Pleasant Mill situated near Bank Top in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Dated 10th January 1887. £800 was advanced as "32 Class A £25 shares (Register No. 7003)". Knight Street formed the east end of this property.
Names: Cox; Turnock; Green;  


BC2/ 60
Places: Hanley, Longton, Leek, Staffordshire; London;
Description: Case concerning the estate of James Gee of Joiners Square, Hanley, Staffordshire who died 28th February 1874 leaving a will dated 28th April 1869, for the opinion of Counsel with opinion attached 1911.
Names: Gee; Taylor; Halden; Wood; Robinson; Rashleigh;  


BC2/ 61
Places: Macclesfield, Cheshire; Birmingham, Warwickshire; Cheddleton; Alstonfield, Butterton,  Onecote, Grindon, Warslow, Elkstones, Leek, Staffordshire; Stoneham, Suffolk; Mayfield, Waterfall, Ashbourne, Derbyshire;
Field Names: Lower Close; Peach Close; Cote Croft; Frost Croft; Priests Croft;
Description: Documents relating to George Sutton of Mayfield's estate.

(1) Press copy abstract of the title of the trustees of the will of George Sutton to the Mixon Mine Farm and land at Mixon, in the parishes of Oncote and Elkstones, Staffordshire. Challinors & Shaw, Leek, 1897.

(2) Abstract of the title of the trustees of the will of George Sutton to land in Butterton, Staffordshire  Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire. Lot 11  Mr. Hambleton.

(3) Press copy of  the abstract of the title of the trustees of the will of George Sutton to land called Stragdale in Elkstones, Staffordshire  Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire.

(4) Press copy abstract of the title of the trustees of the will of George Sutton to the Blackbrook Farm, Elkastones, Staffordshire  Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire, April 1897.

(5) Agreement as to the removal of a piggery on Lot 11. Between the trustees of the will of George Sutton of Mayfield, Staffordshire,  ( J. Challinor & E. Robinson),  and Mr. Arthur John Hambleton of Butterton, Staffordshire. Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire, 25 March 1898.

(6) Printed particulars  and conditions of sale of lands in Elkstones, Onecote and Butterton, Staffordshire, to be sold by auction at the Butter Market, Leek, Staffordshire on 2nd December 1897.
Names: Sutton; Brocklehurst; Sneyd; Cruso; Holley; Kynnersley; Challinor; Hambleton; Sargeant; Sillito; Wooliscroft; Stubbs; Bassett; Harrison;  Smith; Birch; Cantrell; Bull; Gaunt; Blades; Whieldon; Twigg; Rudyard; Salt; Cook; Bloore;  Mellor; Kniveton;  


BC2/ 62
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Draft bill to Messrs. Bentley & Whittles late Mr. Peter Walker's Trust. Challinors & Co, Leek, solicitors 1862-64.
Names: Bentley; Whittles; Walker; Challinor; Hammersley;  


BC2/ 63
Places: Manchester; Bury, Blackburn, Lancashire; Flint; Rochester, Greenhithe, Kent; Woodburn, Bucks;
Description: Typed letter to Benett Dampier dated 4th July 1912 -unsigned. It concerns the use of Papyrus in paper mills. The author states " this grass would only be suitable for those mills which are using Esparto…..we do not use it and have no plant for doing so - otherwise I would have given it a trial here." "I think it might be of some use to you in giving you the names of the principal users of Esparto, together with the names of those men who I should advise you to communicate with or see personally".  A list of firms in Manchester (East Lancs. Paper Mills); Bury and Blackburn Lancashire; Woodburn, Bucks; Rochester, Greenhithe Kent; and in Flint. Follows
Names: Dampier; Seddon; Green; Deauch; Hitchins; Duxbury; Anderson; Gilroy; Arnott; McCorquodale;  


BC2/ 64
Places: Leek, Handsworth, Staffordshire;
Description: Copy draft conveyance ( with plan) of a shop, house, yard, bakehouse and premises at 19 Stanley Street, and 27 St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire by Miss Mary Ann  Catherine Williams of Witham Road, Handsworth, Staffordshire, spinster, to Thomas Cantrill of Leek, baker and provision dealer. Challinor & Shaw, Leek 4th April 1893. The property was left to Miss Williams by her aunt, Mary  the wife of Joseph Goddard of Leek in her will dated 19th March 1870.  The property included the house and shop that stood at the corner of Stanley Street and St. Edward Street occupied by Thomas Cantrill and  a bakehouse, warehouse and cellar on the south east corner of the yard at the back then in the occupation of Cantrill and John Thompson & Sons respectively.
Names: Williams; Goddard; Cantrill; Thompson; Lowe; Sutton; Platt; Stevenson;  


BC2/ 65
Places: Leek, Leekfrith, Staffordshire;
Field Names:Brook Meadow; Barn Croft; Calf Croft; Lower Ferney Field; Ewe Croft; Cote Field; Fryer Hole Wood; Three Nooked Field; Tongue Sharp; Clover Bank; Jeremiah's Field; The Parks; Old Road; Upper Foker Moor; Gun Gate; Stone Flatt; Bottoms; Holmes Lead;
Description: Copy draft conveyance of the Fould Farm, Leekfrith, Leek, Staffordshire by Edward Bailey of Fould Farm, Leekfrith, farmer and others to George Martin.  Challinors & Shaw, Leek, dated 30th December 1891. The document  includes a phrase "either alone or together with other lands etc in 4 messuages farms or tenements called respectively the Sheephouse, the Fold, Lowndes Red Earth, Washingtons Farm of Brookhouse and Andrew Holmes tenement formerly in the holding of Ralph Waller.." The property for sale is detailed in a schedule.
Names: Bailey; Martin; Challinor; Badnall; Brealey; Bacon; Davenport; Walle; Rider; Lowndes; Needham;  


BC2/ 66
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Draft conveyance of house and garden in "Back o'th' Street", Leek, Staffordshire by Mrs Ann Harrison of Leek, widow,  to Samuel White of Rowley Gate, Leek, farmer, Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek, 27th December 1851.
Names: Harrison; White;  


BC2/ 67
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Field Names:Leadbeater's Leys; Gallimore's Leys; back of the Barn Croft;
Description: Draft conveyance of the reversion of and in three closes of land called Leadbeater's Leys Barn field called Gallimore's Leys by Thomas Gallimore of Ellasill, Swinscoe Staffordshire, farmer, to Hugh Sleigh of Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek, 19th May 1851. This starts with a citation of an indenture dated 4th July 1687 between Thomas Gallimore and Samuel Cheshire in which Gallimore demised the property to Cheshire for 10000 years. Leadbeaters Leys contained 4 acres 3 roods and 29 perches and was said to be late in the occupation of John Sleigh. The second piece of land was called" the back of Barn Close" and contained 2 acres and eight perches and was also occupied by John Sleigh. The third piece was called Gallimore's Leys and contained 1 acre two roods and seven perches late in the occupation of William Johnson.
Names: Gallimore; Cheshire; Sleigh; Gell; Wooley; Ward;  


BC2/ 68
Places: Leek, Staffordshire; Broughton in Furness; Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire;
Description: Bundle of 72 letters, copy letters and other documents relating to the will and codicils of Sir Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire with particular emphasis in some on provisions for his daughter Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Worthington. 1902-1905. Some duplication. Listings of children. Index to Sir Thomas Wardle's will. Includes a personal note card addressed (probably) to Challinor & Co., from Sir Thomas Wardle and dated 12 February 1903 in which he states that "I have told my daughter Mrs Worthington of my Codicil and have asked her to take the matter up with you".
Names: Wardle; Worthington; Challinor; Newall; Underhill; Young; Lewthwaite; Percival;  


BC2/ 69
Biddulph, Leek, Onecote, Ipstones, Staffordshire; Liverpool; Congleton, Cheshire; London;
Description: (1) Case for the opinion of Mr. Mander of Lincoln's Inn, London re the property of George Critchlow Gosling of Biddulph, Staffordshire, Iron founder, deceased. Dated  July 1862 it cites the will of George C. Gosling of 23 October 1831.The property mentioned includes Pethills near Oncote; The Lea House Estate and Throstle's Nest, Biddulph; cottages at Gillow Heath, Biddulph;  Bookhays, Ipstones; and land at Bromley Lane near Congleton.

(2) Letter dated 1st July 1862 from Samuel F. Gosling to Redfern, solicitor, Leek. This contains details of the deaths of his parents and his brothers and sisters.
Names: Gosling; Francys; Billinge; Cantrell; Mainwairing;  Critchlow; Harrison; Barlow; Gaunt; Mander;  


BC2/ 70
Places: Leek, Hanley, Burslem, Staffordshire; Birmingham, Warwickshire; Rhodes, Lancashire; Congleton, Cheshire;
Description: Extract from deeds as to Samuel Goldstraw's Derby Street, Property. Challinor & Shaw 1868.  Document in pencil starts with a lease dated 9th June 1840 between William Redfern of Cotton Grange, Alton, farmer, Charles Simon of Leek, glazier and Ellen Walwyn of Leek, widow. This cites the will of Hannah Walwyn late of Leek, spinster, dated 15 June 1837. A later deed dated 27 Nov 1850 between Samuel Goldstraw of Hanley, house painter & Elizabeth his wife, John Harrop of Rhodes, Lancashire, calico printer and Susan his wife formerly Susan Walwyn, Samuel Goldstraw and Joseph Goldstraw of Congleton, rope manufacturer, describes the property as " two messuages in Derby Street, Leek formerly used as four dwellings and later converted into then but then used as two dwellings, heretofore occupied by Hannah Walwyn & M. Walwyn afterwards of J. Mien & Jas. Nadin but then of Frances Brookes & Jas. Nadin. And also all that garden or plot of land lying behind the same formerly in the occupation of H. Walwyn together with two  dwellings erected thereon by S. Goldstraw in the respective occupations of Jas. Faulkner and Thomas Pickford.
Names: Goldstraw; Redfern; Simon; Walwyn; Pegg; Nadin; Wooliscroft; Leech; Harrop; Faulkner; Pickford; Jackson; Cope; Morley; Mien; Bookes;  


BC2/ 71
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Eight items relating to the partnership between Sir Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire and his son Arthur 1900. It includes an "Epitome of the partnership articles" for the partnership which was to have existed from 1st July 1897 to the 1st July 1906 and is dated 1901.
Names: Wardle; Whinnerah; Challinor; Shaw;  


BC2/ 72
Places: Leek, Cheddleton, Staffordshire;
Description: Fifteen documents relating to Cheddleton Heath, Staffordshire 1899. It includes field names, acreages, rent, etc.
Names: Wardle; Gaunt; Chapman; James; Jones; Byrom;  


BC2/ 73
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Sixty eight documents, letters, memos, copy letters, etc. relating to the proposed new agreement between Sir Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, and his son Bernard and Thomas with respect to the Hencroft Silk Printing Works, 1899 to 1902. They include Bernard Wardle's comments re financial position of the firm and the proposed new terms of agreement.
Names: Wardle; Challinor;  


BC2/ 74
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Ten letters, memos, copy letters, etc. relating to the proposed new agreement between Sir Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, and his son Bernard and Thomas with respect to the Hencroft Silk Printing Works, 1899 to 1902. Some items on Hencroft Works headed paper. Letters from both Sir Thomas and Bernard Wardle include valuations of stock and fittings.  Sir Thomas Wardle's letters emphasise "seething" differences between Bernard and Tom Wardle. Tom wished to have more responsibility and to do more design work.
Names: Wardle; Challinor;  


BC2/ 75
Places: Leek, Staffordshire; London;
Description: Press copy of a letter from Sir Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire to Challinor & Co., of Leek, solicitors re the problem of the disagreement between his sons Bernard and Tom -dated 19th August 1902.  Relates an interview with Tom who could " stand Bernard's abuse no longer" and Wardle expresses his view that "Bernard has now plainly shown his hand that he wants to drive Tom away".
Names: Warrdle; Challinor;