Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 701 to 725   

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Leek, Staffordshire;

 Draft affidavit of Miss Ellen Gaunt in the exchanges of pleas in the County Court held at Leek, Staffordshire between Edward Lees and Sarah Henrietta Jones Byrom, Redfern & Son, Leek, Staffordshire-undated. Miss Gaunt said she'd read the affidavit of Josiah Hunt and she denied that she and her sister Catherine had dismissed him as a result of their going to live at "Fair View". He was discharged, she continued, for insubordination and removign oil paintings from our residence to a photographer's shop, in league with another servant who was discharged at the same time as Hunt. She also denied that Hunt was strongly pressed to return by her and her sister. On the contrary he begged to be taken back. She also denied that she asked Hunt to buy a cow for her. The cow he purchased he did so on his own responsibility but she afterwards paid him out of money that belonged to her niece, Edward Lees, herself and her sister. She denied she told Hunt to sell the cow and received £17 for it. Ellen Gaunt also said her niece, S. H. J. Byrom was a joint housekeeper with herself and her sister Catherine and that she contributed her share of the expences. If the plaintiff had given Hunt £17 to buy the cow then, she said, Hunt has committed a fraud upon the plaintiff.

Lees; Gaunt; Hunt; Byrom;


Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester; Bury, Lancashire; Kidderminster, Worcestershire;

Documents relating to the Hammersley family of Leek, Staffordshire and in particular to the case in Chancery of Haley v Hammersley.

[1] Three accounts (a) the capital account of William Hammersley (1836-1839) as found in the book at Leek. (b) Cash account O -Robert Hammersley  January 1842 to August 1849. Cash account O of William Hammersely showing cash withdrawn between 5 July 1842 and 30 December 1849.

[2] Account before the Chief Clerk in Haley v Hammersley January 1861. Includes advances to various Hammersleys and a balance of the personal account of the defendants.

[3] Six letters relating to the case of Haley v Hammersley and dated between April and August 1859. Two are from Leek solicitors Hacker & Bloore to another firm of solicitors, Challinor & Co, Leek, Staffordshire, and four from Redfern & Tyrell, Grays Inn, London. They date between 28 April and 26 August 1859. The principal matter of interest is the sale of Lovatt & Gould's mill in Leek.

[4] Copy affidavit of John Matthews of Leek, Staffordshire in the case of Joseph Haley and Lavinia Hammersley, widow, and Joseph Louis Ernest Hammersley respectively infants by the said Joseph Haley their next friend-Plaintiff and Robert Hammersley and Charles Ball, William Henry Hammersley and Eli Atkin-defendants. As agent of Robert and William Henry Hammersley of Leek, silk dyers, Matthews attended an auction undertaken for the Trustees of the late William Hammersley, on 6 May 1857. He bid from the Bridge End dyeworks, Leek and an adjoing field and it was knocked down ton him for £3300. The agreement was that after the sale Matthews would make over the property to the Hammersleys and they would free him of any responsibility in the matter.

[5] Draft affidavit of W. S. Mollattof Leek, Staffordshire, actuary (over written "James Cook " in pencil) that was engrossed on 28 March 1859. This relates to the auction in Leek on 6th May 1857. James Cook a silk dyer of Rushton near Leek, also attended the sale both with Mollat (who was his agent) and on his own.

[6] Haley v Hammersley- Statement for the consideration of Messrs Redfern & Co., 12 October 1860. Concerns the Leek and Manchester businesses, the Lovatt & Gould mortgage and receipts for personal estate

[7]Haley v Hammersley in Chancery, 30 April 1861. Copy affidavit of Thomas Paine of Manchester, public accountant, concerning his 1853 investigation of the accounts of the Manchester and Leek partnerships in which the Hammersleys were involved.

[8] Haley v Hammersley in Chancery, 3 April 1859. Copy certificate under enquiries 5, 6,7 & 8 of the decree made in the Cause dated 10 February 1858. The schedule to this document lists the Hammersley property showing the date and mode of its sale, the purchasers' names, the price paid, amount received, by whom received and when and other information.

[9] Haley v Hammersley in Chancery, 4 February 1859. Copy affidavit of Robert Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, and Eli Atkin of Manchester, drysalter. The two were partners in the Manchester business. Articles of Partnership dated 22 May 1855 are cited.

[10] Haley v Hammersley in Chancery, 21 April 1857. Bill of complaint.

[11] Draft conveyance by the devisees in trust for sale under the will of Robert Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, deceased to Thomas Brealey of two plots of building land near Broad Bridge, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 6 November 1875. It carries the note "Lots 4 & 8." Interesting family relationships are given, for example, Robert Hammersley's brother-in-law was George Davenport and Charles Ball was Hammersley's uncle. It gives dates of death of Hammersleys, members of the Hand family, William Phillips etc.

[12] Copy mortgage by Thomas and Frederick Hammersley to Eli Atkin and William Henry Hammersley, of shares under the will of William Hammersley as collateral security against the liability of Eli Atkin and William Henry Hammersley on their acceptance of £2000 as sureties for Messrs Walmsley & Hammersley & Co. Dated 17 September 1858.

[13] Haley v Hammersley 1873. Further charges to Mr Challinors mortgage and the Order of Court which was copied and sent to Mr Tyrell on 21 April 1874.

[14] Eight letters relating to the case of Haley v Hammersley and dated between March and July 1859.

[15] Undated analysis of Bank proof of debt owed against a security valued at £2300.

[16] Duplicate notice of sale under deed to Mr Robert Hammersley's executors in the case of the District Bank and Hammersley. Dated 14 December 1868.

Hammersley; Haley; Challinor; Hacker; Bloore; Redfern; Cook; Mollatt. Matthews; Ash; Blackburn; Phillips; Payne; Morrow; Ball; Atkin; Fergyson; Heaton; Redfern; Burton; Mein; Furlong; Johnson; Allen; Hand; Davenport; Milne; Middleton; Salt; Brunel; Holdship; Buck; Brough; Walmsley; Pickford; Lovatt; Gould; Cooper; Clark; Duncan; Badnall; Westhead; Kay; Marsland;
703 Leek, Staffordshire

[1] Three items re the settlement under the will of the late James Bermingham. Leek, Staffordshire, 1869-1870.

[2] Messrs Bermingham's statement of partnership accounts 28 August 1869-1 January 1870. Includes real estate, rents, profits, stock, liabilities etc.

704 Leek, Stafford, Staffordshire; ;

Fifteen items relating to the estate of Benjamin Malkin of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer who died on 10 June 1854 and his daughter Hannah Malkin of Spout Street, Leek. It includes a letter [8] from C. B. Passiman of Stafford to Thomas Redfern, dated 24 April 1858 concerning a case brought against Miss Malkin and an appeal for remission of sentence. The writer states that "they think they would do so but they require that the parties who by their bad practices have placed her in the wretched position she now is in must be exposed." A note on the reverse in another hand states " John William Inspector of Police took the responsibility upon himself in apprehending Miss Malkin from his own personal knowledge of her conduct latterly and the bad characters using her house drinking etc up to 3 a.m. most Thursday and Sunday evenings. I cannot say the following persons have been the cause of Miss Malkin's trouble but I think so. George Turner -Mill Street. William Worthington -Britannia Street. Noah Trafford -Derby Street. Paul Gibson & Thomas Flanagan.".

Malkin; Graves; Williams; Turner; Trafford; Worthington; Gibson; Minishull; Redfern; Fynney; Dean; Haynes; Barker; Russell; Getliffe; Bloore;
705 Hanley, Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester; Birmingham; London; Bolton, Lancashire; Perth; London; Bradford, Horbury, Yorkshire;

List of Creditors of John Torr of Leek, Staffordshire 1 September 1893.

Torr; Pownall Stubbs; Baskerville; Fogg; Woolliscroft; Flower; Godwin; Johnson; Wright; Hall;Eddowes; Phillips; Kirkham; Brassington; Carr; Heath; Brindley; Hay; Adams; Bishton; Bateman; Berford; Cantrell; Collins; Hudson; Keates; Mears; Wainscoat; Prime; Grace; Hassall; Craze; Clowes; Spearing
706 Leek, Staffordshire; Drayton-in-Hales, Shropshire; Paris, France;

Documents relating to the affairs of William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, trading under the name of George Davenport & Co.

[1] Francis Kidd & Co's proxy in favour of Thomas Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire dated 2 June 1881.

[2] Draft consent by William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer trading as George Davenport & Co. to proof, in liquidation by arrangement proceedings in the County Court of Cheshire at Macclesfield, of the sum of £4483  in the account at the Liverpool & Manchester District Bank. 17 June 1881.

[3]Prinjted form issued under the Bankruptcy Act 1869 in the County Court of Cheshire at Macclesfield on 9th May 1881, calling the attention of creditors of the firm of George Davenport & Co, of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers, to a general meeting in Leek on 26 May 1881. Challinor & Co, solicitors for the debtor William Young.

[4] Draft promissory notes and receipts for the same in the case of William Young of Leek, Staffordshire.

[5] Lists of the creditors of George Davenport & Co, of Leek, Staffordshire (2 copies) giving names, debt, composition at 6s 6d in the £ and instalments at 2s 2d in the £.

[6] The receiver, Mr John Kerr's bill with respect to William Young trading as G. Davenport , Leek, dated 8 June 1881.

[7] Inventory of the stock of George Davenport & Co., of leek, Staffordshire, dated 21 May 1881. The rooms listed include: the Gum Room; Spooling Room; Warehouse; and stock at Messrs Wardle & Sons; stock at Messrs Hammersley & Co.; stock at Robert D. Liddells, Place Boielchew, Paris.

[8] Official claim for debt against William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, trading as George Davenport & Co, made in the County Court at Macclesfield by Bertram Auelboy of Mayence on the Rhine for £57 : 7s : 1d. It appoints Thomas Shaw of Leek, solicitor, or Thomas Robinson, actuary or William Newall of Leek, solicitor's clerk to act as his proxy in the matter.

[9] Inventory of Machinery in the firm George Davenport & Co, of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers (undated). Rooms mentioned include: top room or winding room; spooling room; no. 2 room; no. 3 room; no. 4 room; wash house, shed.

[10] Inventory of fixtures, fittings, stores, etc., of George Davenport & Co, of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer. Rooms mentioned include: private office; general office; staff room; no. 3 room; no. 4 room; wash house; spooling room; top room; winding room

[11] Copy of part of William Young's draft covenant (pages 4, 7, 8 and 9.

[12] Minutes of information for William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, dated 6 April 1881. It states that he was the sole partner in the firm, Mr George Davenport having handed everything over by an agreement dated July 1878 and had since received £1 per week as wages. He gives the value of the stock at the mill as £5735 which included £300-£400 of silk at the dyers. The value of plant was £1152 if firm sold as a going concern. Debts of the business were £1385 of which about £200 worth were doubtful. There was nothing to pay George Davenport's debt of £1076. As to profit and loss, Young stated that the loss of £1829 over the previous two years was due mainly to interest and discount that he had been charged by his bank for his own capital of £2800. Agents commission of £667 was made necessary because of his inability to do the work as a result of having to focus on finance etc.£2282 of liabilities to the District Bank were in part secured on Young's real estate including the silk factory in Mill Street, worth approx £4000 less a mortgage of £2000 to Mr Hacker. He also owned a moiety of the corn mill at Rose Hill, Drayton-in-Hales, Shropshire which had cost him £1000 some 10 years previously.

[13] Draft security by William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer to John Robinson of Westwood Hall, Leek, for money payable to the creditors of Young on the joint and several promissory notes of William Young and Thomas Robinson. Challinor & Co, Leek, 16 September 1881. This outlines the situation and schedules list the creditors and give details of Young's real estate. The George Davenport & Co. mill is described as " all that tenement etc., consisting of four stories or otherwise situate, standing and being at the bottom of Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire with engine house, yard and appurtenances, part whereof were formerly used as a colour mill but the same with some additions erected thereto have been and is now used as a silk factory and was formerly in the occupation of Messrs Badnall, Spilsbury & Cruso their undertenants and assigns and afterwards of George Davenport and now of William Young and Mr Henry Davenport. Also all that plot etc., of land situate etc, at the bottom of Mill Street, Leek, being the end of a piece of meadow called the Lynney Meadow otherwise Mill Lane Lynney and which extends in front next to the turnpike or main road leading from Leek to Macclesfield 59 feet 1 inch on the east side adjoining to the said building, 94 feet 4 inches on the back or northerly part thereof adjoining to the River Churnet 59 feet 1 inch and on the westerly side thereof adjoining the remainder of the piece of Lynney Meadow 107 feet and contains in whole by admeasurement 649 square yards.

It also details the mill and lands at Drayton-in-Hales giving field names, acreages and owners of adjacent lands.

[14] Notice to the Life Association of Scotland Assurance Society of the assignment of two policies on the life of George Davenport of Leek, Staffordshire, silk throwster for £499 : 19s : 0d -No's 1681 and 8159.

[15] Lists of proofs and proxies with amounts proved for in the case of William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer.

Young; Davenport; Watson; Newall; Shaw; Hammersley; Hay; Binney; Burrows; Forrest; Cowling; Coignet; Fleming; Goodman; Hacker; Allen; Hammond; Johnson; Moneur; Plant; Potts; Philips; smith; Swain; Scarbach; Walwyn; Watts; Wolf; Lea; Sutcliffe; Stead; Taylor; Abbott; Bull; Chadwick; Cartwright; Greenhalgh; Godwin; Harris; Saunders; Lennox; Lowe; Lund; Unsworth; Goodfellow; Platt; Philipson; Robinson; Rowe; Rhead; Sutton; Wild; Streif; Triumphey; Tatton; Wardle; Gould; Watson; Kidd; Stafford; Clowes; Robinson; Corbett; Emery; Griffin; Green; Horner; Foden;Farmer; Hacker;
707 Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester; Hamburg, Germany;

[1] Three receipts for payments 1881 and five receipts for promissory notes for instalments of a composition of 6s 6d in the £ of claims against William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, dated 1881.

[2] Bill from Francis Kidd & Co of Manchester creditor to Messrs George Davenport & Co, Leek, for 8 bales of China raw silk E 3308-3311/7 764 the 11/3 on 14 May, £429 15s 0d plus £1 clearing charge. Receipted Manchester 14 May 1881.

[3] Account between George Davenport & Co, and Watson & Co., Leek, Staffordshire 1881.

[4] One receipt for a promissory note for payment of installment of composition with William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and three printed letters accompanying promissory notes to various creditors of Young -all dated 1881.

[5] Two printed standard letters sent by Challinor & Shaw, of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors on 13 May 1881, to all creditors of William Young of Leek, Staffordshire trading as George Davenport & Co. The letters inform them of the appointment of John Kerr of 14A Faulkner Street, Manchester, accountant, as receiver and manager of the property and business of the debtor until the first meeting on 26th May and confirmation by the Court of the appointment. Challinor & Co were representing the Manchester, Liverpool & District Bank.

[6] Sixteen bills and other items on headed paper relating to Messrs George Davenport & Co., Leek, Staffordshire and dated 1880-1881.

[7] Thirteen miscellaneous letters, notes, etc., relating to George Davenport & Co., Leek, Staffordshire dated 1881.

Young; Davenport; Hammond; Johnson; Challinor; Hacker; Allen; Watson; Becket; Kidd; Abbott; Rhead; Bull; Sutton; Goodfellow; Platt; Plant; Coignet; Bull; Greenhalgh; Prellier; Harris; Sanders; Wardle; Watts; Wolf; Wulff;
708 Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Copy letter, dated 5 August 1858, from Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire to Philip Walmsley of 14 Gresham Street, re Walmsley & Hammersley.

[2] Letter from Philip Walmsley, dated London 6 August 1858, to Joseph Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire responding to Challinor's previous letter. This item is on paper headed "Walmsley & Hammersley & Co., Leek.

[3] Note headed 15 April 1865 listing items purchased from Walmsley & Co, as Lot 2, consisting of mill shafts, bench vice, China swifts, Canton b….,  On the reverse is a note dated 23 May 1877 stating "from Mr Thomas Hammersley. Account of things belonging to F. H & Co."

{4} Letter, dated 4 July 1878, from Israel Rowson of the Brown Street Mill, Macclesfield to Redfern of Leek, Staffordshire re the payment of a dividend in the bankruptcy of Walmsley & Co. The dividend was payable to Rowson on behalf of the executors of the late Benjamin Ridgway.

Hammersley; Walmsley; Challinor; Rowson; Ridgway;
709 Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Account of rents received by Mrs Fowler's trustees from the Upton Estate, Macclesfield, due 25 March 1849. One section of this is headed "By New Road".

Slack; Hampson; Dean; Bailey; Bullock; Wright; Goodwin; Robinson; Fenton; Foden; Leech; Fowle
710 Leek, Staffordshire; Letter, dated 27 September 1856 from J. Alcock to William Beaumont Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire concerning a dispute between Alcock and Redfern about a supposed road through a paddock. Redfern claimed there was a road and Badnall had told Alcock that there was no road through the paddock. Alcock; Badnall; Redfern; Harrison;
711 Bristol, Gloucestershire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Miscellaneous items relating to the Sleigh's of Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Extract of an assignment by B. T. Heywood to John Sleigh of all his stock in trade, machines & implements in trade, book debts, bills of exchange, promissory notes, horse harness and carriages all related to trade. Dated 13 August 1843.

[2] Bill issued by Hugh Sleigh & Co of Leek, Staffordshire to J. Wells of 26 Cumberland Street, Bristol dated 1893.

Sleigh; Wells; Heywood;
712 Leek, Staffordshire; Westminster, Middlesex; Draft indenture between (1) Isambard Kingdom Brunel of Duke Street, Westminster, Middlesex and James Michael Holdship of Catherine Terrace, Hyde Park, Middlesex, (2) Isaac Hammond of Leek, Staffordshire and (3) Thomas Redfern of Leek, dated 1853. It cites indentures of lease and release dated 24 and 25 September 1828 between (1) Dr James Hulme, Doctor of Physic and Elizabeth Ann his wife, (2) Samuel Heathcote Unwin Heathcote,William Heathcote Unwin, Edward Unwin, Rowland Unwin and Elizabeth Ann Unwin the surviving children of Elizabeth Ann Hulme by her husband Samuel Unwin, (3) Edward Unwin and John Heygate, merchant. The land in question appears to be several closes (later converted into gardens) in Barn Gates, Leek, with a cowhouse, totaling 2 acres 3rods and 9 perch formerly in the occupation of Eli Cope and then of Ralph Bullock but afterwards of John Wamsley then of Mrs Walmsley, late of . Hawkins and afterwards of Isaac Hammond. Brunel; Hammond; Holdship; Hulme; Unwin; Heathcote; Heygate; Broadhurst; Brandon; Lomas; Cope; Bullock; Walmsley; Hawkins; Pownall; Ford; Challinor;
713 Chesterfield, Derbyshire; London; Leek, Longsdon, Stafford, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Sutton, Cheshire; Houndshill, Worcestershire; Weston, Yorkshire;

Attested copy release of a property, farms, etc in Staffordshire and Cheshire and a covenant to surrender copyhold premises in the Manor of Macclesfield. John Cruso, junior, of Leek, Staffordshire to John Smith Daintry of Foden Bank, Sutton, Prestbury, Cheshire, dated 28 March 1812. Property, field and occupiers' names are mentioned. The property in Leek includes the Red Lion Inn, the house on the west side of Spout Street, Leek where Michael Daintry lived until he went to live at Byrons near Macclesfield. At the back of the house was a shade erected by Michael Daintry. In Macclesfield the property included Downes Hall afterwards called the Cock, in Jordon Gate and Dog Lane. Formerly in the occupation of Josiah Barber and since of Francis Nicholson, father of Michael Daintry's widow, and Ann his wife.

Daintry; Cruso; Hinton; Robinson; Sutton; Smith; Rowley; Brough; Stubbs; Delves; Jones; Ellis; Stringer; Biddulph; Shirley; Leigh; Lawton; Young; Eyres; Pratt; Dresser; Hulme; Mollatt; Meyer; Tharme; Sherratt; Carr; Lucas; Beard; Tatton; Nixon; Hargreaves; Ridout; Cope; Mellor; Davenport; Key; Brassington; Shrigley; Hunt; Wardle; Wildgoose;Ryle; Critchlow; Pimlot; Mills; Bratt; Williamson; Salt; Collins; Sykes; Heath; Corbishley; Simpson; Pickford; Godwin; Drever; Barber; Nicholson; Harpur; Whittaker; Hodgkinson; Wain; Allen; Greaves; Philpot; Rushton; Higginbotham; Ferrington; Brocklehurst; Pownall; Day; Allison; Hallowes;
714 Leek, Staffordshire;

Three documents relating to the Westwood Lodge of the Leek District of the Independent Order of Oddfellows-Manchester Unity Friendly Society 1863-64.

[1] Midland Counties Insurance Company Policy No. 21001 to James Alsop, William Beaumont Badnall & Andrew Jukes Worthington for fire insurance on two adjoining houses and a crate shop at cellar Head near Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, occupied by Joseph Shenton. Dated 4 January 1865.

[2] Declaration of trust as to moneys advanced by the Trustees of the Loyal Westwood Lodge of the Oddfellows Manchester Unity Friendly Society of John Mathews of Leek, Staffordshire, builder. £250 had been lent to Mathews on a mortgage of four houses on Ball Haye Green, Leek. Dated 16 October 1863.

[3] Schedule of deeds relating to property on Ball Haye Green, Leek, Staffordshire mortgaged by John Mathews, a builder, to James Alsop, William Beaumont Badnall and Andrew Jukes Worthington of Leek. Dated 16th October 1863.

Alsop; Badnall; Challinor; Shaw; Worthington; Shenton; Mathews;
715 London; Manchester; Butterton, Leek, Tean, Woolstanton, Staffordshire; Abstract of the title of Thomas Smith of Knivedon, Leek, Staffordshire and John Sleigh of Leek, devisees in trust under the will of Ann Davenpport deceased, to property at the bottom of Derbys Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Coupland, Leek, 1827. A note adds "Mrs Whillock purchaser of Lots 10, 11, 12."  The abstract starts with a citation from deeds of lease and release between Thomas Joliffe of Coston and Joseph and Samuel Pedley of Westbrook Head, Leek dated 27-28th March 1738, and runs to 1827. Sleigh; Davenport; Smith; Whillock; Jolliffe; Pedley; Higginbotham; Sykes; Brough; Badnall; Moreton; Davenport; Mellor; Stubbs; Farrington; Bakewell; Grattan; Thornycroft; Turnock; Hollins; Challinor; Buxton; Pilsbury; Fynney; Hordern; Ford; Phillips; Lowndes;
716 Thorpe, Derbyshire; Basford, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire;

Five letters, dated September 1891, to Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire from

[1] William Beaumont Badnall of Thorpe, Derbyshire.

[2] The Reverend James Badnall, Vicar of Endon, Staffordshire.

[3] Mary wife of J. B. May, Basford, Staffordshire.

[4] Emily J. Sneyd of Cheddleton, Staffordshire.

[5] Mrs Susanna Ingleby of Basford Hall, Cheddleton, Staffordshire.

All thank Challinor for a copy of his newly published book.

Badnall; Challinor; May; Sneyd; Turner;
717 Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Dronfield, Derbyshire;

Eleven, miscellaneous documents relating to the estate of Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, who died on 25 September 1854.

[1] Residuary Account - Inland revenue re the estate of Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, dated 28 September 1855 and signed and stamped.

[2] Inland Revenue succession duty of Jane Elizabeth Badnall, on real property of Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, deceased, dated 8 April 1855. Signed, sealed and stamped. This refers to property in Chesterfield and Dronfield, Yorkshire

[3] Inland Revenue succession duty of Mrs Jane Elizabeth Badnall on real property of Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, deceased, dated September 1855 but unsigned. This refers to property on Leek Moor occupied by William Beaumont Badnall and houses on Stockwell Street, Leek.

[4] Inland Revenue succession duty for life interest of Mrs Jane Elizabeyh Badnall in Personal Property of the late Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire. Undated and unsigned.

[5] Another copy of item [4]. Like it it gives Mrs Badnall's date of birth as 7th March 1836 and states she was the daughter of Jane Milnes Smith.

[6] Challinor Badnall & Challinor in account with Atkinson & Pilgrim re Jane Miles Cruso' share of a legacy -dated 1854.

[7] Dyke and Stokes' of Doctors Commons account to the trustees of Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire deceased, for expences in obtaining probate of Cruso's will and codicil, dated 4 January 1854.

[8] H & J. Nixon's bill to the executors of the late Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, paid 5 January 1855. This chiefly relates to the construction of the coffin and taking an inventory of household goods for probate.

[9] H. Arckoll (blacksmith) 's bill to the executors of the late Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, paid 5 January 1855. This chiefly relates to repairs to a carriage and the shodding of horses in 1854,

[10] Messrs Challinor & Co., in account with Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire' executors 1869-1878 and relates to payments made in relation to his father's will and to a debt to his former sister-in-law Mrs Leigh formerly Cruso nee Badnall.

[11] J. Goodlad's bill for the fees for burying Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, deceased, dated 28 September 1854. The fees include opening the vault in the parish church of Barlow, Derbyshire.

 Cruso; Badnall; Leigh; Challinor; Smith; Nodder; Knight; Arckoll; Nixon; Dykes; Bacon; Brealey; Barlow; Stokes; Ritchie; Jennings; Stafford; Badger; Barker; Wright; Hutchinson; Sevick; Sandford; Rotherham; Cooper;
718 Leek, Staffordshire

Memorandum re the investment and application of £159-10s-1, part of Mr & Mrs William Beaumont Badnall's marriage settlement, dated 18 August 1870 and signed by W. B. Badnall and his wife J. E. Badnall nee Cruso. The money was Jane Elizabeth Badnall's share of the sum of £2000 under the marriage settlement of her grandfather John Cruso and grandmother Catherine Daintry dated 26 December 1786.

Badnall; Cruso; Daintry; Challinor;
719 Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Appointment of Hugh Ford Searight of East India Avenue, London, merchant, as a trustee under the will of John Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire deceased, jointly with William Beaumont Badnall of Thorpe near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, dated 2 April 1892.

Bacon; Brealey; Badnall; Cruso; Searight;
720 Leek, Staffordshire;

Miscellaneous Badnall and Cruso bills;

[1] James Heath's bill to William Beaumont Badnall, re work done for Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, deceased, dated 1854.

[2] Mary Twigg's bill to Mr William Beaumont Badnall for making three mantles, dated November 1854.

[3] Mrs Jane Milnes Cruso receipt to Sir Arnold J. Knight for the half year's interest she had received, dated 28 September 1842 and signed by Mrs Cruso.

[4] Bundle of 14 letters relating to monies owing to or owed by Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire deceased, dated 1853-1855.

[5] Knight & Morris's receipt for money received from Sir Arnold J. Knight on account of trust money that was the property of Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, to be invested in £102 worth of Midland Railway stock, dated 13 May 1847.

Badnall; Cruso Passman; SmithWlson; Lucas; Allen; Worthington; Earl; Clarke; Brace; Twigg; Heath; Birch; Lea; Pidock; Collinson; Turner; Hand; Shaw;
721 Leek, Staffordshire

Letter, dated 25 July 1845, from an unknown individual (one of the trustees of her marriage settlement] to Mrs Jane Milnes Cruso. It concerns trustees and their duties and the writer states that he intends leaving them to manage their own affairs since his duties are merely to see that whatever they do is in agreement with the terms of the marriage settlement.

722 Thorpe, Derbyshire; Wavertree, Liverpool, Lancashire; Endon, Leek, Staffordshire;

Release by interested parties in connection with Mrs Elizabeth Rose Badnall's Settlement Trust, Miss Hannah Parr's Settled Legacy Trust, the Reverend William Badnall's Will Trust and Mrs Elizabeth Rose Bednall's Will Trust, dated 24 September 1884. The interested parties were William Wykeham Badnall of Wavertree, Liverpool, cotton broker, the Reverend James Badnall Vicar of Endon, Staffordshire, Arthur Robert Badnall of Lichfield, Staffordshire, gentleman, William Saddington Watson of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, William Beaumont Badnall of Thorpe near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. It cites the settlement on the marriage of the Reverend William Badnall and Miss Elizabeth Rose Parr (the father and mother of the parties to the settlement), dated 26 June 1833; Miss Hannah Parr's legacy settlement dated 26 June 1833 relating to a will dated 27 April 1833. The document gives details of the sale of Badnall property in Leek, Staffordshire, agreements on the sharing of different monies; support provided for the Rev. James Badnall while a student and details the amounts in the different funds and the shares of each interested party. The document was signed by William Wykeham Badnall, James Badnall and Arthur Robert Badnall.

Badnall; Parr; Watson; Hornby; Challinor; Cleminson; Jones; Smith;
723 Cheddleton, Endon, Leek, Staffordshire; Liverpool, Lancashire

Appointment, dated 23 November 1887, of William Saddington Watson of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, as a new trustee of Mrs Elizabeth Rose Badnall's settlement trust. Amongst other things it mentions that Edward Challinor died at Cheddleton, Staffordshire on 4 May 1876 and Mrs Elizabeth Rose Badnall died at Endon, Staffordshire on 1 October 1883.

Badnall; Parr; Johnson; Findlay; Watson; Challinor;
724 Hilderstone, Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Appointment, dated 13 November 1874, by Mrs Elizabeth Rose Badnall (nee Parr) of Hilderstone, Staffordshire to her daughter Miss Harriet Martha Badnall under a power in her marriage settlement dated 26 June 1833.

[2] Draft appointment, dated 1874, by Mrs Elizabeth Rose Badnall (nee Parr) of Hilderstone, Staffordshire to her daughter Miss Harriet Martha Badnall under a power in her marriage settlement dated 26 June 1833.

Badnall; Parr; Johnson;
725 Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; Liverpool, Lancashire; Manchester; Guelph, Wellington County, Canada;

Appointment, dated 20 April 1855, of new trustees for a sum of £1000 under the will of Miss Hannah Parr. The parties to the document were Thomas Johnson late of Liverpool, brewer But then of Guelph, Wellington County, Canada, West North America; Elizabeth Rose Badnall wife of the Reverend William Badnall of Wavertree, near Liverpool, Archibald Findlay of Manchester, merchant and William Beaumont Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire.

Document also includes the appointment of Edward Challinor of Great Fenton House, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire as a trustee on 21 November 1872.

Badnall; Johnson; Parr; Findlay; Wynne; Dodge; Martin; Smith; Clifford;


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