Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 526 to 550   

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Barlaston, Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; Ashbourne, Stretton, Derbyshire; Hadley, Wellington, Salop; Manchester;

Draft abstract of Miss Frances Gaunt's title to various lands in Leek and Lowe, Staffordshire dated 1850. Fair copies were made September to December 1850, 17th December 1851, 27 January 1852; and 22 March 1852. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire. This includes property purchased by Richard Gaunt from R. B.Cave and his wife Catherine Penelope nee Mills, and the trustees of their marriage settlement ( 21 November 1821) for £4601:1s: 8d. Schedule of the lands into which the Linneys has been added in pencil.

Gaunt; Badnall; Kynnersley; Cave; Sleigh; Cruso; Mills; Porter; Bould; Shrigley; Prince; Fynney; Badnall; Brookes; Nixon; Doxey; Pool; Moore; Birds; Mills; Bagnall; Parker; Tayleur; Fenton; Adderley; Welles; Yates; Hippersley; Davies; Marston; Sneyd; Every; Fletcher; Cotton; Heinzelman; Mainwairing; Austen; Coupland; Geast; Royle; Allen; Brealey; Leach;


Bradnop, Burslem; Cheddleton, Leek, Newcastle under Lyme, Weston Coyney, Staffordshire; Ashbourne, Marston Montgomery, Derby, Derbyshire; London;

Abstract of the title (1684 to 1807) of Messrs Benjamin, John & Samuel Lay to messuages, buildings and premises in Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Killmister & Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire. Watermark on the paper is dated 1817. The first deed dated 1st July 1684 was between (1) Thomas Rushton of Weston Coyney, Staffordshire, (2) Thomas Bailey of Bradnop, Staffordshire, (3) Thomas Parker of Newcastle under Lyme, (4) William Fynney of Fynney Lane, Staffordshire, (5) Hugh Bateman of Derby and (6) John Ford of Leek, Staffordshire, ironmonger. The property was described as "a messuage or burgage in which Ralph Booth lately and Samuel Stretch did then inhabit and dwell and all outhouses, barns, buildings, orchards, gardens backsides etc. Also a close commonly called the Walls Croft containing 6 days work, 2 closes called Blincoms Croft or Tainters Crofts and all those cottages standing on the North side of Blincoms Croft or Tainters Croft wherein one Alice Hornsby, widow, lately did and Richard Bolton did then inhabit and one barn then standing upon the last mentioned closes or crofts. And a piece of land called Gallimore's Butt lying in Leek Field. All were in Leek and late in the holding of Ralph Rudyard the said Ralph Booth and Samuel Stretch.

In 1705 John Ford sold a property to John Shatwell that was described as a messuage, burgage of dwelling house of Stockwell, Street, Leek, at the West end abutting the dwellings of Joseph Thornbury and at the East end that of Henry Fogg. It mentions Joseph Lay and Samuel Lucas, button silk and twist manufacturers in 1807.

Lay; Ruchton; Bailey; Parker; Fynney; Bateman; Ford; Rudyard; Booth; Stretch; Hornsby; Bolton; Shatwell; Gogg, Steel; Thornbury; Davenport; Copestake; Mellor; Bentley; Wilkinson; Davison; Deane; Bedcott; Daintry; Hosier; Colley; Chorley; Whitehead; Gaunt;


Cheadle, Endon, Fenton Culvert, Leek, Overton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; Bayfield, Fakenham, Norfolk; Bunny, Nottingham; Pilsbury, Derbyshire;

Abstract of the title [1707 to 1832] of George Nathaniel Best devisee in trust named in the will of Thomas Fenton Grosvenor deceased to a piece of land near White's Bridge, Leek, Staffordshire, called The Eyes, now (1831] occupied by Thomas Clowes. Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire & Kent, Fakenham, Norfolk vendors solicitors. About 1832. "For Mr Philip Walmsley". Other property is mentioned including the Black Swan in the Sheep Market, to which Phoenix Croft near the Quaker's Meeting House belonged..

Best; Walmsley; Grosvenor; Challinor; Kent; Clowes; Finney; Stonier; Stonhewer; Robinson; Ridgway; Condlyffe; Mould; Toft; Davenport; Bowman; Simpson; Hall; Reade; Slack; Rich; Leese; Joule; Phillips; Ford; Sleigh; Boultbee; Rowley; Gould; Austen; Cruso; Ashton; Scotton; Tatton; Tomlinson; Berrisford; Heath; Johnson; Large; Hunt; Doxey; Barker; Birchenough; Lovatt; Critchlow; Alcock; Wooliscroft; Birch; Allen; Bentley; Thompson; Stretch; Challinor; Brentnall; Smith;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft bond in the sum of £100 by Thomas Shirley of Leek, Staffordshire, flax dresser, to John and Michael Daintry of Leek, Staffordshire, button merchants dated 26 March 1781. It cites an indenture of Feofment of the same date in which Thomas Shirley conveyed a croft known as Hunger Hill or Spooners Croft containing about 1 daywork, lately purchased from Francis Leigh, Esquire, and late in the holding of John Prime but now of John Heywood, gardener. The lands were subject to the dower of the wife of Thomas Shirley. The bond was the Daintry's insurance against being liable for Shirley's wife's dower.

Shirley; Dower; Cruso;


Endon, Hanley, Leek, Staffordshire; Congleton, Cheshire;

Draft Bond between Joseph Lockett the younger of Congleton, Staffordshire (sic), grocer, Charles Lockett of Hanley, Staffordshire, innkeeper, Joice Lockett, George Lockett and Thomas Lockett of Park Lane, Endon, Staffordshire, yeoman, the five sons of Joseph Lockett the elder of Twemlow, Sandon, Staffordshire, farmer. Dated 1839. Their father had advanced sums of money to his children "for their preferment and advancement in the World". They agreed "for the love and affection they have towards the said Joseph Lockett the elder and Mary Lockett their mother" to find and provide for their parents during their lives a furnished dwelling house to reside in and sufficient meat and drink, apparel and medical attendance and all such other necessities and comforts as they may from time to time require and such as shall be suitable to their estate in life".



Leek, Staffordshire;

Annual Report of the Leek And Moorlands Provident Association fot the year ending 8th March 1862. The President, John Davenport had just died and the report expressed sympathy to his family and recorded the Associations acknowledgement of the generous support he gave the association. Vice-Presidents were John Cruso, The Rev,. J. Barnes, W. B. Badnall and J. Alsop. The Trustees were Mr Worthington, Mr Brough, Mr Ward and Mr Challinor. Thomas Carr was the treasurer and Robert Wright the secretary. The Association's surgeons were Mr Turnock of Leek, Mr Goodwin of Longnor and Mr Webb (of Cheadle) for Ipstones. Patrons and Honorary Members included Sir John H. Crewe.

Badnall; Cruso; Barnes; Alsop; Worthington; Brough; Ward; Challinor; Carr; Wright; Turnock; Goodwin; Webb; Crewe; Deacon; Grosvenor; Hammersley; Heathcote; Van Tuyl; Ward.


Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Conveyance of Highfield House and lands in the parish of Leek in the County of Stafford by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England mortgagees of the real estates of Richard Badnall Esq. To Mrs Sarah Fowler, Mr Matthew Gaunt and Mr Josiah Gaunt junior. Dated 26 September 1827. This is a vellum document that has been signed, witnessed and sealed. It carries the additional notes "No.1" and "Examined J. W. Freshfield" on the title face.

Badnall; Gaunt; Fowler; Freshfield; Davenport; Best; Cruso; Fynney; Phillips; Ford;


Thorpe, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Exmouth, Devon;

Letter from Mrs J. E. Badnall of Thorpe, Ashbourne, Derbyshire to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire dated 26 March ( almost 3 years after her husband's death]. She appears depressed " so entirely alone in the World -no one with me but good faithful servants, they are very good to me". She was thinking of going to Bath. She mentions that Bishop Knight (a relative) was at Southport and states "The college have lost their dear little girls, as they are all gone for a change".

Badnall; Knight; Deacon; Challinor;


Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Specification for a patent (No. 12528 dated 18th September 1884) by William Trafford of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, relating to "An Improved Mode of Preparing, Spinning, Equalizing, and Doubling Together the Strands of Silk in the Process of Manufacturing Machine Twists, Tailor's Twist, and Sewing Silks, and Appliances for the Purpose. Published London 1885.

[2] Patent No. 12528 William Trafford 1884.



Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester; Colyhurst;

Miscellaneous Hammersley documents.

[1]Draft case in re Hammersley deceased ex parte Thomas Hammersley, Frederick Hammersley and Miss Morrow Guardians of James Morrow Hammersley. for the opinion of Counsel. Challinor & Co, Leek. Date approximatelt 1855.

[2] Copy account of real estate of William Hammersley deceased and proceeds arising by the sale in 1857.

[3] Application by Frederick Hammersley of Hope Silk Mills, Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer for an open trade mark in respect of open thrown or sewing silk under the mark "Sir William Wallace". Dated 7 August 1900.

[4]Two bills issued by F. Hammersley & Co, Hope Silk Mills, Leek, Staffordshire for goods delivered to Messrs W. Rochill & Co, April and May 1899.

Hammersley; Morrow; Challinor; Lovatt; Gould; Haley; Furlong; Mien; Heaton; Redfern; Challinor; Burton;


Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Schedule of machinery etc., in the London Mills, Leek, Staffordshire lately belonging to Robert Rushton which will go to the purchaser of the mill. 13 November 1909. The rooms covered include Messrs Gwynne's warehouse and Mr Gould's Warehouse.

Rushton; Gould; Gwynne;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Three memos from the Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Company, London Road Mills, Macclesfield, 1925-1930.



Leek, Staffordshire;

Two letters from the Silk Twist Manufacturing Society Limited of Park Mills and Nelson Mills, Leek, Staffordshire to Mr A. H. Shaw of Challinor & Shaw, Leek..

[1] Dated 20 July 1905. Nothing of significance.

[2] Dated 23 April 1907. This accompanied an agreement entered into with by Mr W. Ward with the Leek Timming Manufacturers "which business this society took over in September 1906." The letter also states Mr. Ward had no authority to collect accounts.

Ward; Shaw;


Leek, Staffordshire; Boston, Lincolnshire;

[1] Two bills from Anthony Ward & Co., Albion Mills, Leek, Staffordshire, manufacturers of silk handkerchiefs, sewing silks , twists, ribbons, buttons, etc, to John Hall, woollen draper, of New Street, Boston, Lincolnshire for goods delivered between 18 May 1858 to 6 November 1858. Good descriptive bill listing sewings, braids cords, flexibles, silk twist, raven knots, twilled alpaca, pearl buttons, etc. One bill carries a vignette of the Albion Mill.

[2] One bill, dated 15 February 1858 drawn by Anthony Ward & Co on John Hall, woollen draper, payable to them in three months. It carries an impressed revenue stamp and is endorsed on the back.

Hall; Ward; Sharpe;


Leek, Tettenhall, Whitgreave, Staffordhire; Nottingham; Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Newport, Shropshire; Cheapside, London;

Draft deed for the production of title deeds relating to the Lynney Meadow otherwise the Mill Lane Lynney in Leek, Staffordshire. Messrs Richard & Matthew Gaunt to Mr John Cruso [Richard Gaunt over written Mr Joseph Badnall]. Cruso, Leek, 13 June 1828 [1827 crossed out]. A note states "For the perusal of Mr Killmister & Challinopr on behalf of Mr. Joseph Badnall". Mentions the sale by auction of Richard Badnall of Highfield's property by the authority of the Bank of England. The land sold also included the sludge pool or sewer. The description of the land mentions the brick building erected for and recently occupied as a silk factory by Messrs Badnall, Spilsbury & Cruso. Document includes a schedule of the deeds startin in 1763 with a copy of the will of Edward Sikes of Leek, and an indenture of 1767 between Joseph Mellor of Leek, button merchant, and Anthony Ward of Whitgreave, Staffordshire.

Badnall; Gaunt; Cruso; Sikes; Mellor; Ward; Leake; Pearson; Holyoake; Stevenson; Cope; Sparrow; Challinor; Pratt; Elliot; Daintry; Ryle; Cherry; Villiers; Grant; Bathurst; Buttermer; Best;


Leek, Staffordshire; Thorpe Derbyshire;

Press copy taklen from Mrs Jane Elizabeth Badnall's Book of Memoranda of instructions as to the disposal of clothing and jewellery and instructions to her executors. The book was in an envelope marked "for Mr. Shaw JEB" and handed to him on the day of Mrs Badnall's death by Mrs Cock in accordance with directions given to her. Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire 19 November 1919.

Badnall; Shaw; Cock; Deacon; Northcotte; Browne; Lockyer; Bourne; Chambre;Cruso; Craven; Frost; Wright; Walton; Acton; Angus; Machell; Pembroke Jones; Bellhouse; Farrall; O'Connor; Lucas; Vaughan; Mottershead; Niven; Wilson; Ritchie;


Leek, Staffordshire; Clayton, Manchester, Lancashire;

Draft conveyance of a mill, warehouse and machinery together with adjoining land in Fountain Street, Leek, Staffordshire by Thomas Carr of Leek, silk manufacturer and Charles and Henry Carr of Leek, devisees in trust of their father Thomas Carr, deceased, Isabella and Ellen Carr of Leek, Edward Newton Carr of Manchester, silk manufacturer and William Carr of Clayton Bridge, Lancashire, cotton manufacturer to Thomas and Edward Newton Carr. Redfern & Co, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire 1861. Includes genealogical information about the Carr family. Thomas and Edward Newton Carr paid £3657-17s-3d for the mill, etc. that Thomas Carr had purchased originally in 1849 from Ellen Carr



Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft articles of partnership between William Geston and William Hall of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers. Challinor & Shaw, Leek, 9 November 1895. The partnership was to start from the 31st of the previous November and run for seven years, trading under the name "Geston & Hall".

Geston; Hall;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Manchester, Ormskirk, Lancashire;

Bill of Complaint in the case of Broome v Broome in the Court of Chancery 22 February 1859. The case was brought by Joseph Broome of Hurdsfield, Cheshire, silk manufacturer against Thomas and Richard Broome his former partners. The three had formed a partnership in October 1847 without any articles of partnership or agreement and traded from premises in Macclesfield and Ormskirk under the firm of Thomas Broome and Company. In 1857 the partners began taking stock prior to dissolution and drew up a balance sheet. Immediately after the dissolution, Richard and Thomas Broome formed a new partnership using the same premises, machinery and stock in trade as the old company but using new account books and running the business as a completely separate one. The plaintiff asked for his one-third of the thrown silk and manufactured goods but in August 1857, Thomas and Richard sold a large quantity of the silk to Messrs Warburton and Ormsher of Manchester at a price larger than that shown in the balance sheet when the dissolution of partnership was drawn up. Unfortunately the latter firm became bankrupt and Thomas and Richard therefore considered that Joseph should bear part of the loss -he disagreed.

Broome; Warburton; Ormesher;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Memorandum and articles of association of Wardle & Davenport Limited, registered 30 October 1899. Hacker & Allen, Leek, Staffordshire. The company was to purchase the business formerly carried on by Wardle & Davenport at the Big Mill, Leek, Staffordshire, as a going concern. They were to "carry on the business of silk manufacturers, spinners, throwsters, weavers, braid, cord and trimming manufacturers and merchants in all or any departments, branches and processes and to purchase and prepare, manufacture or deal in silk, hair, mohair, alpaca, flax, hemp, jute, woollen, worsted, cotton and other fibrous substances, products and materials.." The capital was to be £150000. The directors were: George Davenport of Stockwell Street, Leek; Mrs Sarah Davenport of the same place; William Henry Rider of Basford Hurst, Leek and his wife Martha; Fred Davenport of Leigh House, Leek and his wife Alice Lee Davenport and Eliza Davenport, widow, of Woodcroft, Leek.

Wardle; Davenport; Rider;


Leek, Staffordshire;

The will of Hugh Sleigh of Ball Haye, Leek, Staffordshire, ribbon merchant, dated 19 October 1787. To his wife he left an annuity of £100 clear of all deductions. If his wife did not have any children by him, then his mother was to receive an annuity of £5. His sisters Mary Smith and Elizabeth Ashmore were to receive £100 each and Thomas, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary and Samuel Ashmore, the sons and daughters of Sleigh's sister were to receive £100 each at the age of 21 or, in the case of the women, when they married. To Joseph and William Shufflebotham and to Philip Ball "and all my domestick servants" he bequeathed "decent mourning" and to Joseph Alsop a ring. The residue of his estate he gave to his brother Samuel Sleigh. His brother Samuel and his brother in law John Smith were to be his executors. Signed, sealed and witnessed. Witeness William and Mary Challinor and William Lancaster.

Sleigh; Smith; Alsop; Shufflebotham; Challinor; Lancaster; Ball; Ashmore;


Derby; Leek, Staffordshire;

Bond for securing £300 and interest binding Beebe Eyre of Derby, varnish and colour manufacturer, and Elizabeth Eyre his wife to James Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer in the sum of £600.Dated 14 July 1835

Eyre; Wardle;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Notice to the Overseers of Leek & Lowe in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire of the intention of George Prince of Leek, silk twister, general dealer and seller of beer, ale and porter, to apply at the next General Annual Licensing Meeting for the Hundred of Totmanslow, for a license to sell liquors by retail. Prince intended selling liquor from his house on Ball Hay Green, Leek under the sign of "The Twisters Arms".



Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft indenture between William Holland of Leekmoor, Leek, Staffordshire, silkweaver and Richard Lancellot of Leek, dated 1742. Holland held a cottage and land, formerly occupied by Adam Low, for 99 years or the life of himself and Margaret his wife paying 4s annual rent to the Lord of the Manor of Leek. An indenture had been made between the Lady of the manor and William Holland on 2nd August 1703 is cited. The present indenture was a mortgage of the cottage lease by Holland to Richard Lancellot for the full term of 99 years, at a peppercorn rent. Holland was to repay the money paid to him by Lancellot, with interest, by a date that has not been stated.

Holland; Low; Lancellot;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft abstract of the title of the Right Honourable Thomas, Earl of Macclesfield to Estates in the County of Stafford 1847. The recital starts with indentures of 9th and 10th July 1839 between (1) The Right Honourable George, Earl of Macclesfield, (2) the Honourable Thomas Parker of Ensham House, Oxfordshire only brother of George, Earl of Macclesfield, (3) Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme Parker of Ensham House, son of Thomas Parker, (4) Henrietta Turnor of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire youngest daughter of Edmund Turnor of the same place, (5) Christopher Turnor of stoke Rochford, the Revd. Henry Foulis of Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, Sir William Heathcote of Hursley, Southampton and George Herbert Kinderley of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, and (6) The Right Honourable Hugh Seymour Earl of Antrim, Ireland and Cecil Turnor of Stoke Rochford. Details of marriage settlements are given. The attached schedule lists only one property a house and timber yard in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, occupied by Mary Leese. Area 19 perches.

Turnor; Foulis; Parker; Heathcote; Kinderley; Seymour; Leese;


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