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Cheddleton, Hanley, Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft mortgage by Samuel Goldstraw of Cheddleton, Staffordshire, paper manufacturer, to George Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire of a paper mill, lands and other property at Cheddleton and houses in Leek and Hanley to secure £3000 and interest at 5%. The security also included a covenant to surrender several copyhold properties in Hanley. Challinor & Co., Leek 26 November 1868. The paper mill is described as "that erection or building used as a paper mill situate on the banks of the River Churnet at Cheddleton, Staffordshire. Together with the buildings, yard and land thereto belonging now in the holding of samuel Goldstrw. Together with the old water wheel, weirs, floodgates, paddles, steam engines, gears, machinery and such other fixtures and appendages as now belong to the said mill". It also mentions the use of water conveyed through pipes laid down through Butchers meadow and the ladn adjoining belonging to Ann Adams.

The houses included two in Derby street, Leek that had been converted into three formerly occupied by Francis Brookes and James Nadin but now by, James Smith and John O'Donnell. Land behind these occupied formerly by Hannah Walwyn and four houses built on this occupied formerly by James Falkner, Thomas Pickford, James Cope and Thomas Morley but now by Charles Osborne, Thomas Pickford, Eliza Green and Thomas Osbourne.

The Hanley property included land near the New Inn, Hanley houses on Stafford Row, Hanley, and a plot on Old Hall Street, Hanley.

Goldstraw; Hammersley; Badnall; Goostrey; Goldstraw; Clowes; Hulme; Sutton; Day; Adams; Pickford; Walwyn; Green; Osborne; Morley; Cope; O'Donnell; Smith; Brookes; Nadin; Falkner; Tipper; Parrish; Lindop; Mould; Griffiths; Tittensor; Walley; Radford; Ryley; Marsh; Johnson; Mills; Moxon; Ridgway; Winkle; Ball; Sandyford; Tilsley; Gibbs; Waiste;Hughes; Kelsall; Lowe; Abbott; Bate; Critchlow; Podmore; Bereford; Nicklin; Mare; Goodwin; Stanway; Hackney; Cooper;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Darft lease by Stephen Goodwin of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, to Thomas Hammersley of Leek, silk manufacturer, of the Brunswick Silk Mill in Britannia Street, Leek, Staffordshire, and the machinery and fittings.Challinor & Co., Leek 4 December 1876. The term of the lease was 14 years from 1 January 1876 and the rent £400 per annum. The mill was described as "now in course of erection and completion and intended to be called the Brunswick Mill".

Goodwin; Hammersley;


Congleton, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Derby, Matlock, Derbyshire; Rushton, Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester; Coventry; London; Warrington, Lancashire; Nottingham; Plymouth, Devonshire;

[1] List of the creditors of Walmsley, Hammersley & Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire, July 1860.

[2] Four authorities to Redfern & Co, of Leek, solicitors to receive dividends July 1878. These are signed by the people concerned.

[3] List of the creditors of Walmsley, Hammersley & Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire, January 1878.

[4] Letter from W. Pownall, Crompton Road Mills, Macclesfield to Redfern & Son, Leek, Staffordshire 30 December 1875 re Walmsley Hammersley & Co.

[5] Notes on Philip Walmsley's lands near White's Bridge, Leek, Staffordshire. This states "Mrs Walmsley died 25 March 1871". Another notes asks who the land was occupied by and what may (?) be an answer states William Redfern and Moses Corbishley.

Hammersley; Walmsley; Abbott; Atkin; Blades; Bull; Brunt; Bullock; Bradwell; Brown; Cook; Calow; Crompton; Chappell; Cheetham; Clarke;Curtin; Carr; Cunliffe; Ermen; Gilpin; Gowtee; Heapy; Holdfirth; Hibell; Hunt; Johnson; Kirk; Mangnall; Miller; Marshall; Massey; Davies; Mackinlay; Nall; Newton; Occlaston; Pickford; Pearson; Pott; Hammond; Pownall; Reddish; Ryder; Ridgway; Roberts; Russell; Taylor; Atkinson; Williams;Woodhead; Carter; Wright; Winfield;Weston; Laurie; Jewsbury; Holland; Brown; Heapy; Bowers; Ridgway;


Congleton, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester; Southampton;

[1] Draft affidavit of debt by Edward Newton Carr of Manchester, silk manufacturer and Thomas Redfern of Leek, Staffordshire against David Edwards of Macclesfield, silk throwster, dealer and chapman who owed £310 -17s -11d to Carr and his partners dated January 1864. Carr and his partners Thomas and Henry Carr were trading as Thomas Carr & Co. of 22 Moslely Street, Manchester.

[2]Draft affidavit by John Shallcross of Leek, Staffordshire, clerk to Thomas Redfern, of the service of a Judge's Order on Thomas and John Diggory ( near Congleton, Cheshire) on 1 February 1865. The Judge's Order dated 30 January 1865 was issued in a case brought by Thomas Carr, Henry Carr and Edward Newton Carr against the Diggorys.

[3] Draft affidavit by Thomas Redfern of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, confirming the signing by Thomas Carr, Henry Carr and Edward Newton Carr of a notice (to be annexed to the document). Redfern & Son, Leek, August 1864.

[4] Draft affidavit by …. Clayton of Congleton, Staffordshire substitute service of a summons taken out by Thomas Carr, Henry Carr and Edward Newton Carr against Thomas ofand John Diggory dated January 1865. When Clayton called on ….. January 1865 he spoke to Thomas Diggory's sister who said they were not at home and she didn't know when they would return. Clayton returned to the house later that month and saw Hannah and Mary Anne Diggory sisters of the defendants, who, when questioned stated that they didn't know where they were or when they would return. [This draft was used as the basis for another summons taken out by Lawrence and Henry Lee against Thomas Bowcock . Bowcock was not at home and his wife Phoebe said that he had gone round the country with his pack. Clayton went to the house again and because Bowcock had still not returned home, he served the summons on Bowcock's wife Phoebe. January 1866.

[[5] Draft affidavit of Thomas Carr of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer re debt owed by Henry Martin of Hannover Buildings, Southampton, tailor and draper who was bankrupt, dated 6 December 1860. Martin owed Thomas Carr, Henry Carr and Edward Newton Carr, silk manufacturers and partners, £13 -3s -6d for goods delivered to him .

Edwards; Carr; Redfern; Shallcross; Diggory; Bowcock; Martin; Clayton;


Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire; London;

[1]Copy of particulars and demand by John Batt, silk merchant of 39 Old Broad Street, London against Benjamin Dutton Dale of Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk manufacturer, dealer and chapman, in the Court of Bankruptcy, dated 8 January 1864. Dale owed Batt £135 -9s -d under a Bill of Exchange dated 29 September 1863 and drawn by David Hooton on and accepted by Benjamin Dutton Dale and payable three months later to the order of David Hooton. Hooton indorsed the bill to Batt who presented it for payment on the due date. The bill "was dishonoured".

[2] Draft affidavit by Thomas Redfern the younger of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, of the service of particulars and a notice of the demand for payment by John Batt of London, on Benjamin Dutton Dale of Macclesfield, Cheshire, on 11 January 1864. He also served a notice (the same day) on James Nightingale of Macclesfield. The document also includes the service of the same notice on Josiah Moss of Macclesfield but this was subsequently deleted and reference made to another affidavit dated 11 January 1864. The notice was also served on John Hockenhull of Sutton, Macclesfield on 11 January 1864.

Dale; Batt; Hooton; Redfern; Moss; Hockenhull;


Nottingham; Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Draft affidavit by James Alsop of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer of debt of £13 -14 -11, owed by John Bywater of Nottingham, tailor and bankrupt, to Alsop and his "late copartners" James Gaunt Robins, Joseph Large and Joseph Flowers. Dated December 1858.

[2] Draft affidavit by James Alsop of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer of a £28 -11 -5d debt owed by Richard Jenner of Mosley Street, Manchester, commercial travellor, to Alsop and his partners George Downes, Benjamin spilsbury the younger and Joseph Flower, Redfern, Leek, dated 2 January 1857. Alsop stated that his partner Downes had informed him that Jenner was about to quit England and go to America

Alsop; Bywater; Robins; Large; Flowers;


Leek, Stafforshire;

[1] Articles of agreement between the directors of Messr Stephen Goodwin & Tatton Ltd.of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers dated 1904. Signed by Arthur Tatton.

[2] Letter, dated 12 August 1904, from Geo Wilkins of Miall, Wilkins, Randall & Co., chartered accountants, London to Joseph Tatton of Halls Croft, Leek concerning an agreement relating to his firm.

Goodwin; Tatton; Barratt; Gwynne;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester; Rotherham, York, Yorkshire;

Affidavits of debt:

[1] Affidavit of Charles Wooley of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, that John Douglas of York, Tailor & Hosier, Dealer & Chapman, and bankrupt, owed Wooley and his partner Hugh Sleigh £8 : 4s : 2d for goods sold and delivered. Redfern 1856.

[2] Draft affidavit by William Milner of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer that Euphemia Ramsay…deceased, owed him £26 for goods sold and delivered. 1845.

[3] Notice sent by Thomas Carr, Henry Carr and Edward Newton Carr, partners, trading as Thomas Carr & Co., 22 Moseley Street, Manchester, silk manufacturers, to David Edwards of Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk throwster, for payment of the sumof £310 : 17s : 11d -the amount of a bill of exchange dated 28 September 1863 payable three months after date drawn by said Thomas Carr & Co. upon and accepted by David Edwards. The bill had been presented for payment on the due date and had been dishonoured. Signed by Thomas Carr and dated 15 January 1864.

[4] Draft affidavit of debt by William Milner of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, against Michael McHugh of Rotherham and Chesterfield, shoe dealer and mender, Dated April 1865.

Edwards; Carr; Wooley; Sleigh; Milner; Ramsay; McHugh;


Baguley, Cheshire; Doveridge, Eggington, Etwell, Hollington, Norbury, Willesley, Derbyshire; Durham; Shephall Bury, Hertfordshire; Manchester; Sutton in Ashfield, Nottingham; Newport, Shropshire; Barlaston, Cotton, Crakemarsh, Dilhorne, Leek, Madeley, Newcastle under Lyme, Whitmore, Staffordshire; Middlesex; Coston, Worcestershire;

Draft abstract of the title of Dr James Hulme to Lots 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9 of the Ball Haye Estate, Leek, Staffordshire for the purchaser John Cruso esquire. Challinor Badnall & Challinor, Leek, 1853. It starts with a recital of a settlement made on the marriage of William Mills son of Thomas Mills of Barlaston and Catherine daughter of William Cotton of Etwal, Derbyshire June 1776.

Hulme; Cruso; Mills; Cotton; Wellis; Every; Abney; Mainwairing; Bailey; Lockitt; Grosvenor; Plant; Ferne; Clowes; Hollins; Davenport; Howard; Toft; Chorley; Edge; Bradburn; Bagnall; Parker; Fenton; Tayleur; Harrison; Bostock; Shilton;Holmes; Phillips; Beard; Wilby; Jolliffe; Birds; Morris; Gilbert; Fletcher; Stubbs; Dewhurst; Ford; Unwin; Heathcote; Heygate; Brough; Catlow; Brunel; Blunt; Bilson; Holdship; Steer; Broadhurst;


Leek, Staffordshire; Hackney, London;

[1] Strangman's title. Copies of certificates and documents obtained by Mr Redfern of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, to prove the pedigree of William Lucas son of Alice, and his family, For the Misses Van Tuyl, purchasers of Lots 1 and 4. Date about 1838.

[2] Strangman's Title. Declaration by Mr Allan Key Lucas of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer the youngest son of Samuel Lucas late of Leek, silk manufacturer. For the Misses Van Tuyl 10 April 1838.

Lucas; Fisher; Key; Van Tuyl; Redfern;


Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Draft warrant of attorney 20 May 1837. Redfern, Leek, Staffordshire. The warrant was to enable an attorney to appear for Thomas Simpson of Leek, Staffordshire, Button Manufacturer, to receive a declaration for him in an action for debt for £600 for buttonn machinery at the suit of Thomas Heapy. The warrant was to secure the payment by Simpson to Heapy of the sum of £300 in stages, £50 on 22nd October following, a further £50 on 22 April next, a further £50 on 22 October 1838, £50 on 22 April 1839, £50 on 22 October 1839, £50 on 22 April 1840 and £50 on 22 October 1840. A further clause mentions non-removal of "button machinery out of the premises where the same are now in work" with out consent of Heapy.

The draft has been reused for a later case between James Ridgway of Leek, silk manufacturer and Robert Chamberlin for a debt of £400 in respect of goods sold and delivered.

simpson; Heapy; Redfern; Bolton; Jennings; Ridgway. Chamberlin;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft conveyance by Elias Bowcock of Macclesfield, Cheshire, twister, to James Bowcock of Kiln Lane, Leek, Staffordshire, silk weaver of a house and land in Kiln Lane, Leek, Staffordshire. Killmister & Challinor, Leek, August 1831. James Bowcock paid £55 for a house on Kiln Lane, occupied by Jeremiah Bullock and adjoining on the west a house which he already owned. The land adjoined the house and fronted Kiln Lane. It was bounded on the East by land belonging to Cornelius Bowcock and by land occupied by Thomas Bennett to the South.

Bullock; Bennett;


Leek, RushtonSpencer, Staffordshire;

Draft articles of partnership between George Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, and Samuel Tatton of Leek, silk dyer, in the trade of silk dyers, under the name "Wardle & Tatton" for 21 years. Cruso, Leek, May 1838. Premises at Rushton Spencer were to be hired and the total capital employed was £400. Interest of 5% was to be taken on the capital employed. Each was empowered to take £12-10s quaterly out of the business to cover their respective maintenance.


The document has also been used as a draft for an agreement between John Smith of Leek, maltster and brewer and William Keates of Leek, maltster and brewer, to become parteners as maltsters and brewers. Dated 1st June 1839.

Wardle; Tatton; Keates; Smith;


Leek, Staffordshire;

An account of the personal estate of the late Miss Davenport who died on 24 November 1820.

Davenport; Daintry; Johnson; Smith; Doxey; Brassington; Cruso; Riley; Nixon; Joysey; Wright; Woolf; Hartshorne; Gould; Lowe; Chinn; Alcock; Acton; Eyre; Ball; Challinor; Coupland; Chadwick; Marshall; Duckworth; Lownds; Shaw; Chappel; Stretch;


Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Instructions to Counsel to for advice on an abstract of title and statutary declarations relating to a plot of land thought to have been enclosed by someone called Spilsbury from the commons and waste lands of Leek. 1847. The land was to be sold by Mr Best to a Mr Astles. Challinor, Leek, StaffordshireThe land was surrounded by land belonging to the Earl of Macclesfield and was purchased by Mr Grosvenor from Mr Spilsbury and Mr Grosvenor in his turn devised the land to Mrs Brentnall who, in a separate note with her will, desired that it should be used as the site for a church. Mr Best was Mrs Brentnall's devisee and had agreed a sale the money from which he intended applying towards the erection of a church then being built in Leek on another, more suitable site. Includes Counsel's comments.

Spilsbury; Astles; Best; Grosvenor; Brentnall; Spilsbury; Warner;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Extracts from a conveyance by Samuel Tatton to Thomas Wardle of Leek, silk dyer,of dyehouses and premises in Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Co., Leek, 30th March 1872. Wardle was buying 1700 square yards of land at the bottom of Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, known as the Lynney Meadow or Mill Lane Lynney; the bed of the River Churnet upto the centre of the river opposite the land and a dyehouse, skeining room, counting house and other buildings, steam engine, boiler and apparatus connected with this which had lately been occupied by Samuel Tatton. It also included the six houses built by Tatton on the land sometime before and occupied by Widow Salt, William Birch, Samuel Torr, Charles Bishop, Joseph Mottershead and William Meakin. The agreement between Tatton and Wardle also included 1 acre 3 roods 0 perch of land called the Hencroft on the West side of Abbey Green Lane, formerly occupied by Richard Badnall the elder, since of Ralph Tatton, then of Thomas Clowes and now or late of the said Samuel Tatton with the dyehouse and buildings thereon, steam engines, boilers, pumps, pipes, cisterns, desks, counters, taps, valves, machines, pans, dye vessel and plant used in the dyeing trade. The agreed price was £3550.

Tatton; Wardle; Badnall; Challinor; Salt; Torr; Birch; Bishop; Mottershead; Meakin; Clowes; Heaton; Hammersley; Brough; Ward; Malkin; Newall; Turnock;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Extract from draft conveyance by Samuel Tatton of Leek, silk dyer and George Hammersley of Leek, silk manufacturer to William Henry Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, of a plot of land called the Hencroft in Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Co, Leek, 1868.

Tatton; Hammersley; Cutting; Middleton; Badnall; Clowes;


Lognor, Staffordshire;

Schedule of deeds form 1705 to 1894 relating to Bainbrigge Closes, Longnor, Staffordshire belonging to James Birch and another in mortgage to Thomas Moss. Challinor & Shaw, Leek, 30 May 1894.

Moss; Birch; Goodwin; Melland; Wardle; Walthall; Gregory; White; Wheeldon; Rowland; Bullock; Dale; Fynney; Dale; Milward; Blackwall; Greaves; Harrison; Barker; Macqueen; Leech; Lees; Phillips; Singleton; Hand; Badnall; Tunnicliffe; Allen; Mellor; Adams; Spencer;


Baddeley, Wybunbury, Cheshire; Tunstall, Blackwood, Overton, Staffordshire;

[1] Notice by Challinor's Executors to Mr Farrall to pay trust in liquidation. Redfern, Leek, Staffordshire October 1839. It cites an indenture dated 13 August 1830 between (1) William Reade of Tunstall, Staffordshire, earthenware manufacturer nephew and administrator of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Charles Reade late of Wybunbury, Cheshire, gentleman, deceased one of the sons of William Reade late of Baddeley, Cheshire, gentleman deceased and serving and acting executor and one of the legatees named in his last will and testament and (2) John Challenor of Overton, Staffordshire gentleman. It concerns a mortgage on The Old Hall, Blackwood, Staffordshire.

Contains information relating to Reade genealogy including pencil notes on the front and rear pages e.g. Charles Read died 2 March 1827. Admon at Chester 3 March 1827


[2] Abstract of Mr Challenor's mortgage on the Old Hall Estate, Blackwood, Staffordshire for securing £300 and interest. Redfern, Leek, 1838.

Reade; Challinor; Farrall; Challenor; Hassell; Gardener; Harris; Leversege; Holt;



Examinations on Oath taken before His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for Staffordshire in the case of Richard Ridgway of Leek, Staffordshire versus Ralph Bishop and Keeling 9th December 1828. 15 year old Elizabeth Ridgway was walking on the turnpike road to Cheddleton at 7.0 p.m. on Sunday 30 November 1828 near Mr Fynney's house on Compton, Leek, with a friend Ellen Bradley. They met three men who came up to them separately when she told them to go about there business one caught hold of her hand and the other two took a Cashmere shawl from her shoulders and ran away with it. She screamed and John Williams of Leek, a silk twister, came to her aid. Her froend had run away when the men attacker her. The document contains statements by Ellen Bradley , Edward Keates of Leek, weaver, and John Williams of Leek. Twister. Brief notes as to costs below.



Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Handwritten (bank) account for Molly Gaskell written and signed by Michael Daintry in 1809. It includes a note dated 23 June 1809 in which Daintry states " I hereby promise to pay Mrs Mary Gaskell Ninety pounds with interest allowed at the rate of four pounds per cent for which I have given a note on the back of one of our three shilling stamps." Then follows a series of entries by John Cruso junior for interest payments made in 1810, 1811 and 1812. On the back of this document is another entry by Cruso dated 1814 and this is followed by the following " 25 March 1815 Gave Mary Gaskell my note for £150 one years interest of which will be due 23 March 1816 the sum at four percent will by £6-0.. J. S. Daintry."

Gaskell; Daintry; Cruso.


Leek, Staffordshire; London;

[1] Case for the opinion of Mr John Unthank of Temple, London, concerning Mr Lawrence Hulme's engagement as clerk to Mr Coupland an attorney of Leek, Staffordshire at a salary of 50 Guineas a year. Coupland had become bankrupt and owed Hulme 2 years unpaid salary. It includes Unthank's opinion dated 28 October 1834.

[2 ] Draft of [1] but with pencil notes showing an account of the amount owed.

Coupland; Hulme; Unthank; Redfern;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Printed Creditors' Assignee's Account with the estate of J. H. Pemberton for March to September 1867.

Pemberton; Abrams; Sudlow & Hinde; Hurlbutt;


Endon, Leek, Staffordshire

Carr & Another versus Pilsbury and Goodfellow. G. Lees' Remarks. Undated but about August 1801.

Memorandum on Tuesday the 18 of august 1801.

George Lees & William Lowds Constables had from Mr Powys a waarant to apprehend Thomas Goodfellow of Endon for having bought Imbeseled twist made from mowhear & silk commonly called kitch twist from william Spilsbrey likewise a warrant to search Thomas Goodfellows primeses for twist accordingly we went & Mr Charls Daintry Mr Carr silk maneyfactrers & Mr Kilmister atterney was with us at Goodfellows House we sould Thomas Goodfellow we had a warrant to serch his primmeses he seemed to have no objexion we went in his shop he took down a basket with som twist & picked out some twist & said that was all he had Mr Daintry & Mr Carr examined the twist & picked out some twist & said that was in an unfinished state & never was sould by any manneyfacter or messer that thoy had piched out we brought a long with us then we went upstairs & Mr Goodfellow opned sevrel droarsIn opning one Drayes he took out a paper parsel which he sharpley put into his pocket I sesed hould of his pocket & puled the parsel out it contaved twist I tould him that must go along with me he said that was all he had of him.


On the 20 of August before we took William Spilsbrey to Goal Mr Lownds & me shued William Spilsbrey the twist I took out of Goodfellows pocket I asked him whether that was Carr & Tumpsons twist he examined the twist he said he could not tell when thay had parted with it they never thought no moor about it he said Thomas Goodfellow had had of him six or seven times he belived the first time was a llitle befor last Crismus then we showed him the twist we took out of the shop he exeamined it picked som of it out & said that was Carr & Tumpsons twist he would make oath of it So we kept that part of the twist which he siad was Carr & Tumpsons by it self.

Lees; Lownds; Goodfellow; Spilsbury; Carr; Tompson; Daintry; Powys; Killmister



[1]Account as to Charles May's shares under the marriage settlement of Mrs Harriet Hopkins May deceased, her postnuptial settlement and her intestacy 1892.

[2]Account as to Mrs Maud Elizabeth Lockyer's shares under the marriage settlement of Mrs Harriet Hopkins May deceased, her postnuptial settlement and her intestacy 1892.

May; Lockyer;


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