Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 751 to 775   

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Last updated 01/05/2006


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751

Alveton (Alton], Bradley,  Ipstones, Croxden,  Uttoxeter, Leek, Staffordshire; Handsworth;

Two documents concerning the removal of Ann Robinson, widow and her five children from Ipstones to Greatgate in Staffordshire, in 1809 and in particular to an appeal by the Overseers of the Poor of Greatgate against the removal order.  Their content briefly outlines the life of a poor Staffordshire day labourer at the turn of the 19th century and illustrates the problems that the sudden death of the head of a family could pose not only for the family but also for local Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor faced with the problem of supporting them

[1] Draft brief for the appellants in the case of Greatyate -appellants versus Ipstones in the case at the Staffordshire Assizes, Epiphany 1809, concerning the removal of Ann Robinson, widow and her five children from Ipstones to Greatgate in Staffordshire,, Cruso, Jones & Porter, Leek, Staffordshire 1809.

[2] Draft case for the appellants for the opinion of Mr Clarke. Ipstones versus Croxden. Cruso, Jones & Porter, Leek, Staffordshire. It concerns the removal of Ann Robinson and her children and is undated but the barrister whose opinion was sought signed "N. G. Clarke, Handsworth 23rd December 1808".

Robinson; Tunnicliffe; Cotton; Gent; Tideswell; Clarke; Clifford; Cruso; Jones; Porter; Granville; Whyte;

752

Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Agreement between John Fowler, Toft Chorley, Thomas Phillips, Thomas Mills, Hugh Ford, Richard Badnall, John Sleigh, John Fynney, John Cruso, Richard Gaunt, John Haywood and Samuel Goodwin,  Freeholders of Leek and Robert Emerson of Leek, Staffordshire, joiner and John Radford of Leek, stone mason, regarding the  building a Market House and Lock up  in the Town of Leek, Staffordshire, 6 February 1806.

The document gives details of the requirements and the  method of payment. The total price agreed was £673:18s:7d, an initial payment of £267:19s:3d, was to be made and the document carries a signed receipt for this.

[2] Coloured copy plan, by Edwin Heaton, surveyor, of the North  elevation of Leek Town Hall before the ground floor was enclosed to form a newsroom. Dated January 1854. A note in pencil states " The ground floor was never used as an engine house but was thrown open and the doors D D were away before the enclosure for a newsroom."

[3] Outline accounts  re the costs of building the Town Hall, Leek, Staffordshire, presented at a meeting of the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands held in the Coffee Room on 26 August 1817. It concerns money "laid out" by Dr Hulme for the alterations of the Town Hall.

[4]  A resolution of a meeting of the Freeholders of the Leek Town Lands held in the Town Hall on 16 September 1851 -Thomas Redfern, chairman. The resolution concerned a dispute between the Freeholders and the users of the newsroom on the ground floor of the Town Hall. The "users" claimed exclusive right to the newsroom and refused to pay rent for it, the Freeholders rejected this and proposed taking action to make good their own claim to it.

[5] Henry Haynes' bill to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands  for repairs to the Town Hall, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 19 February 1851.

[6]James Pickford's bill to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands  for white-washing and cleaning out the cells under the Town Hall, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 22 June 1850.

Fowler; Chorley;  Phillips; Mills; Ford; Badnall; Sleigh; Fynney; Cruso; Gaunt; Haywood; Goodwin; Pickford; Haynes; Redfern; Emerson; Radford;

753

Talke, Staffordshire;

Final Concord between Thomas Stubbs  and Richard Podmore, plaintiffs,  and William Eardley, John Eardley and his wife Alice, deforciants of two messuages, two gardens, 30 acres of arable, 10 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 2 acres of wood, 12 acres of march and heath with appurtenances in Talke, Staffordshire, dated 1623.  Stubbs and Podmore paid the Eardleys £41 for the agreement.

Stubbs; Podmore; Eardley; Hobart; Warburton; Smyth; Hutton;

754

Leek, Staffordshire;

Tenancy agreement  by William Challinor of Pickwood, Leek, Staffordshire and James Smith of Leek, farmer, re the letting of Moorhouse Farm near Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 22 October 1864. Contains notes in pencil re changes in the schedule of fields, cost of manuring the land and rent.

Challinor; Smith; Badnall; Mollatt; Shaw.

755

Leek, Staffordshire;

Memorandum  of an agreement that William Challinor would be tenant at will to William Beaumont Badnall of a well and pump opposite  (Moorhouse?) Farm, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 18 October 1865 and signed by both parties.

Challinor; Badnall;

756

London; Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; Worcestershire;

[1] Case for the opinion of Mr Harrison Dalton re the will of William Pennell, late of Cumberland Terrace, Regents Park, Middlesex deceased dated 19 May 1873, and also of a settlement referred to in the will and made on 10 February 1854 between the said William Pennell the testator, Mary Jane Pennell his daughter, the Rev. Clement Francis Broughton, Edward Giffard and Thomas Sneyd Kynnersley, prior to the marriage of Mary Jane Pennell and Clement Francis Broughton. Pennell died on 12 May 1875.

Hand, Uttoxeter, December 1876.

[2] Memo of Challinor & Co of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors of Thomas Clement Sneyd Kynnnersley of Moor Green, Worcestershire re the duty paid in respect of the will of Clenet Francis Broughton late of Snelston, Derbyshire, Clerk in Holy Orders,  who died on 16th August 1879.  Probate was granted on 24 September 1879 at Derby and the value of the deceased's personal estate had to be sworn twice. Document contains an inventory of Broughton's personal estate which totaled £7618 :11s :6d. Thomas Clement Sneyd Kynnersley was executor of the will.

Pennell; Broughton; Kynnersley; Gifford; Dalton; Hand;

757

Leek, Staffordshire; London; Manchester;

Draft Petition to the House of Commons from the Landowners, Merchants, Bankers, Manufacturers, Traders and Inhabitants of Leek, Staffordshire,  re the proposal for the construction of a railway from Manchester to London, to be called "The Cheshire Junction Railway". .and opposing it. Undated but probably 1830s.

 

758

Adlington, Cheshire; Brown Edge, Burslem, Leek, Staffordshire;

Plaint in the County Court of Staffordshire held at Leek by Nicholson, owner of the celebrated Highfield shire stallions, against J. Bratt a farmer of Brown Edge, Staffordshire, 5 July 1900. Nicholson's shire stallion "Fordham Moor, won 1st prize at Adlington and a silver medal in the Staffordshire Show at Burslem. Tenant farmer's mares were taken at 21/- at time of service and 25/- extra to be paid (in the first week of January 1900) if the mare proved in foal. If the mare was collected an extra 5/- was charged.  Bratt's mare was taken at 21/- (paid 7th April 1899)  .. From defendant that the mare was in foal by Fordham Moor and therefore a balance of £1 :10s remained to be collected.

Robinson (Nicholson's?) groom received 21/- from Bratt. Faulkner then wrote to the defendant.

Nicholson; Bratt; Faulkner;

759

Astbury, Brookhouse Green, Buglawton, Church Coppenhall, Congleton; Doddington, Fallybroom, Knutsford, Lawton, Prestbury, Sandbach, Stockport, Sutton, Cheshire; London;  Manchester; Burslem, Hanley,, Horton,  Leek,  Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent, Waterfall, Staffordshire;

Draft indenture of release and covenant to levy a fine to enable the trustees to execute a conveyance of lands in Bradnop and Waterfall, Staffordshire, to the purchasers, by The residuary devisees under the will of Mrs S Davies and the heirs of dead devisees to Jolley, Heath and Orme, the trustees under the will of Mrs S Davies. Killmister & Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire 1812.  It is an indenture of 13 parts and provides information on the genealogy of the Boulton family.  The parties to the document were: William Boulton of Burslem, Staffordshire, potter and his wife Sally; John Boulton of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, potter and his wife Molly; Jonathon Boulton of Burslem, potter, and his wife Sarah; Philip Plant of Burslem, chapman, and Ann his wife (formerly Ann Bolton spinster); Joseph Bolton of Hanley, Staffs, Black Printer, eldest son and heir of Samuel Bolton heretofore of Hanley, turner, deceased, and Melinda his wife;  Samuel Bolton of St. John's Street, Clerkenwell, Midlesex, auctioneer, eldest son and heir of Joseph Bolton heretofore of the same place auctioneer, deceased, and Jane wife of Samuel Bolton.

All the Boltons were grandchildren of Sarah Bolton of and residuary devisees under the will of Sarah Davies heretofore of Leek, Staffordshire, wife of Lewis Davies late of Leek, gent, deceased. Other parties were: Samuel Heath of Manchester, eldest son and heir of Elizabeth Heath late the wife of William Heath  of Church Coppenhall, Cheshire, deceased. Elizabeth Heath was one of the children of Samuel Bolton late of Brookhouse Green, Cheshire and one of the grandchildren of Sarah Bolton and a devisee under the will of Sarah Davies; Samuel Orme of Sutton, Cheshire, farmer, eldest son and heir of Peter Orme of Fallybroom, Prestbury, Cheshire, yeoman, by Mary his wife deceased, which said Mary Orme was one of the grandchildren of the said Sarah Bolton and a devisee under the will of the said Sarah Davies and was also a surviving sister and likewise heir of  Sarah Jolley deceased late the wife of George Jolley of Buglawton, Cheshire, yeoman, which said Sarah was another of the grandchildren of the said Sarah Bolton and residuary devisee under the will of Sarah Davies and died without issue.  Ann, wife of  the said Samuel  Orme; Thomas Cartwright of Stockport, Cheshire, shopkeeper, eldest son and heir of John Cartwright of the same place by Ann his wife deceased, who was one of the grandchildren of the said Sarah Bolton and another residuary devisee under the will of the said Sarah Davies, and Mary the wife of Thomas Cartwright; 

James Gill of Stockport, chapman, and Elizabeth his wife. Elizabeth Gill was the only child of Mary Cookson late of deceased by Thomas Cookson her husband, deceased, which said Mary was one grandchildren of the said Sarah Bolton and another residuary devisee under the will of the said Sarah Davies;

John & James Shenton both of Doddington, Cheshire, grandchildren of the said Sarah Bolton and  residuary devisees under the will of the said Sarah Davies, and Elizabeth wife of John Shenton;

John Stanway of Hanley, Staffs, cooper, one of grandchildren of Ann Stanway deceased  and another  devisee under the will of the said Sarah Davies, and Margaret Stanway wife of  John Stanway;

Joseph Goodwin of Gadshill, Horton, Staffordshire, farmer, and Mary his wife (one of the grandchildren of the said Ann Stanway and a devisee named in the will of the said Sarah Davies);

John Burgess of End Heath, Sandbach, Cheshire, surviving brother of Richard Burgess who was the eldest son of John Burgess late of Lawton, Cheshire, (which John Burgess was one of  the grandchildren of the said Ann Stanway and  residuary devisee under the will of the said Sarah Davies) and Margaret wife of said John Burgess;

John Lovatt of Newcastle-under-Lyme, chapman, eldest son and heir of Ann Lovatt, deceased, by her husband John Lovatt deceased (which Ann was one of  the grandchildren of the said Ann Stanway and  residuary devisee under the will of the said Sarah Davies)  and Sarah wife of John Lovatt;

Mary Potter of Knutsford, Cheshire, widow,  surviving grandchild of Elenor Toft and one of the  devisees under the will of the said Sarah Davies;

Thomas Besweck of Charles Street, Westminster, Middlesex, breechesmaker, eldest son and heir of Ann Besweck late of… deceased by Jonathon Besweck of Knutsford, (which said Ann was one of the grandchildren of Ellen Toft and a devisee under the will of the said Sarah Davies) and Margaret wife of Thomas Besweck;

Ralph Dean and David Brown both of Macclesfield, Cheshire, devisees in trust under the will of Peter  Wright late of Macclesfield,  gent deceased who was one of the grandchildren of the said Elenor Toft and devisee named in the will of the said Sarah Davies;

George Jolley, William Heath of Congleton, Cheshire, grocer and the said Samuel Orme, devisees in trust and executors of the will of Sarah Davies; and

Thomas Tomkinson of Park Lane, Leek, Staffordshire, tanner.

Burgess; Jolley; Heath; Orme; Cartwright; Stanway; Davies; Killmister; Challinor; Lovatt;. Toft; Tomkinson; Besweck; Potter; Goodwin; Shenton; Gill; Debank; Taylor; Endsworth; Hodgkinson; Condlyffe; Oulsnam; Chambers; Wyatt; Whyte; Smith; Leek; Mobberley;  Plant;

760

Ireland; Leek, Staffordshire;

Indenture of lease, dated 11 July 1733, between John Wainwright of Ireland, linen draper,  and Edward Sikes of Leek, Staffordshire, burron merchant, of several messuages and lands associated with them in Mill Street, Leek, now or formerly occupied by William Challinor and his undertenants, for 21 years starting the next 25th March. The annual rent for this was £16-13s free from all taxes. Half this sum was to be paid to Thomas Birtles of Leek, button merchant, to discharge the growing interest on £170 lent by Birtles, on mortgage, to Wainwright. Provisions include a further rent of £5 an acre for every part of the meadow that Sikes ploughed or dug up to convert to tillage. The signatures of Wainwright and Sikes were witnessed by W. Trafford and W. Condlyffe.

Wainwright; Sikes' Challinor; Condlyffe; Trafford;

761

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

An agreement, dated 10 January 1744, between John Bailey and Mr Charles Roe both of Macclesfield concerning some differences which has happened to the land now holden by John Bailey belonging to Mr Pickford occasioned by Mr Roe cutting the water course through the land and also by the overflowing of the water into his the said John Bailey's house. The said John Bailey in consideration of the sum of three pounds to him in his hand paid by the said Charles Roe the receipt whereof John Bailey doth here acknowledge in full satisfaction for all tresspass and damages done to him by the said Mr Roe for the time past and also for time to come the said John Bailey is to take care to prevent all damage by making a sufficient  fence at the brooke to garde of his cattell and the said Mr Roe doth promise to make the said John Bailey reasonable satisfaction at any time when he cutts or  scouers the said water course. Signed by both Bailey and Roe and witnessed by Joseph Stokes and Peter Stockton.  The title on the cover includes the following " No. 6 LR & S (Lankford, Roe & Stafford or Stockton?]

Bailey; Roe; Stockton; Stokes;

762

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Indenture of lease, dated 6 August 1753, between Henry Orme of Macclesfield, coal carrier, and John Pickering of Macclesfield, Twister, concerning "all that small croft, piece or parcel of land, lying or being in Macclesfield at a place there called Pickford Bridge on the backside or near unto a certain messuage, or dwelling house in Macclesfield now in the possession of John Clayton as undertenant to the said Henry Orme containing by estimation about twentysix yards in length and six yards in breadth,  and all rights….". The lease was for 21 years at an annual rent of 8s but  Pickering  was to erect a workhouse for both dry and warm twisting on the croft, within one year and thereafter keep it properly maintained. Silk and mohair are mentioned in clauses. Orme had to take out a new lease before the following December to strengthen his title to the land. The clauses also cover possible obstruction of light with regard to John Clayton's house, which required Pickering to take over Clayton's lease of the house. If Clayton decided to leave. Pickering signed, Orme made his mark and the document was witnessed by Joseph Comberbach and Lan. Stanley.  A note in another hand states " This lease was delivered up to me by John Pickering on some considerations made him & Mr Stokes, & a new contract made of a lease from Henry Orme to Charles Roe.   Beneath the document title it sates "N0.11 L R & S"

Orme; Pickering; Pickford; Clayton; Roe; Stokes; Stanley;

763

Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Mr Joseph Challinor's expences, November 1848 to May 1849. Joseph Challinor became an attorney in Leek, Staffordshire and in or about 1854, he and his brother went into partnership with William Beaumont Badnall, trading under the name Badnall, Challinor & Badnall, solicitors.  The expences seem to have been incurred while living in lodgings, probably in London.

Challinor; Badnall; Fernyhough;

764

Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire; Sheffield, Yorkshire;

Appointment and demise of a capital messuage or mansion house called Highfield with lands thereto adjoining situate in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire for a term of 1000 years for securing  £5000 and interest from Richard Badnall of Highfield, Leek,  to Benjamin Sayle of Brightside near Sheffield, and the Revd. John Smith of Aldercar Park, Derbyshire in trust for Mrs Elizabeth Mary Smith wife of John Frederick Smith of Dunston Hall near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, dated 5 July 1820. It cites indentures of lease and release dated  5 & 6th September 1803 between (1) William Badnall, (2) Richard Badnall, (3) John Cruso and (4) Henry Jones concerning the close of land called Whitefield on which the mansion called Highfield was erected.

Badnall; Cruso; Smith; Sayle; Keates;

765

Horton, Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Lease for a year. dated  29 November 1826, by Richard Badnall of Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire to the Governors of the Bank of England, of all that messuage, tenement or dwelling, with stable, garden, outbuildings and appurtenances thereunto belonging now or late in the tenure of Henry Cruso his undertenants etc, and all that messuage adjoining the messuage previously described, now or late in the tenure of Hugh Hall and also all those tenements warehouses and buildings now used as a silk manufactory  with appurtenances thereunto in the tenure of Messrs Badnall and Co., which said messuages are situated at the upper end of Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire, and containing altogether one rood and 15 perches. And all that shade now or heretofore used as a workhouse for the twisting of silk late in the tenure of Messrs Badnall & Co.,  their undertenants, etc; a small cottage adjoining the stage now or formerly in the tenure of Joseph Clulow, a messuage,or tenement and garden also adjoining the shade and now or late in the tenure of George Spilsbury and also those four messuages or dwellings and yards etc, late in the occupation of James Cope, Hannah Large, B … Malkin and John Newall and also in the tenure of James Ridout, piece of garden  all that messuage, tenement or dwelling with a shop and appurtenances now or late in the tenure of Prudence Deaville. All which said shade, messuages, gardens and premises are situated in Clerks Bank, Leek and contain 1 rood 16 perches.  All those nine messuages, etc, with gardens and appurtenances situated in Mills Square, Mills Street, Leek and occupied by Sarah Cope, James Mottershead, William Berresford, Ralph Tatton, Uriah Davenport, Ralph Bott, William Winterbotham, Ralph Wardle and Joseph Meakin. And also six new built messuages, tenements or dwellings occupied by Hannah Lowe, Samuel Broster, George Spilsbury, .. Worthington, ..Preston and also those newly erected twisting shades or workshops built over the said houses and occupied by Messrs Badnall & Co, their undertenants etc, and all that messuage standing behind the last named premises and occupied by Charles Hammond, all of which houses, shade, etc, are situated in Mill Street, Leek,  and contain 1 rood and 19 perches. The other property described is as follows: tenements or buildings on both sides of the road leading from Mill Street to the Abbey and to Meerbrook, now used as dyehouses and a silk factory with yards, outbuildings and appurtenances including a tenement commonly called Lownde's House adjoining thereto and together with the unlimited right or privilege of washing or dipping in the River Churnet. All of which the said messuages were late in the tenure of Messrs Badnall & Co.   Two messuages etc, late occupied by Joseph Stears and Sarah Ball, and also all those buildings lately used as engineers shops, smiths and other shops and manufactory warehouses late in the tenure of Messrs Badnall & Co., and also six messuages etc, with appurtenances thereunto belonging late in the occupation of Manoah Abbot, Francis Walton, James Plant, Ralph Hammersley,  John Sway and William Broadbent, and also those several buildings with the pits and other conveniences and appurtenances now or lately used as a tanning establishment and late in the occupation of Messrs Badnall & Co, all of which last described dyehouse, tanning establishment, silk factory, shops and messuages etc, are situated in Mill Street, Leek, and contain altogether 2 roods and 7 perches. Also all that four storey building at the bottom of Mill Street, Leek, with the engine, plant and appurtenances thereunto belonging now or late used as a silk factory in the occupation of Messrs Badnal & Co., and also 3 cottages with gardens and appurtenances situated in a place called Toad Hole, in Leek, late in the occupations of Betty Goldstraw, S.. Shawcross, and James …… containing 11 perches and also a piece of land adjoining the latter with the buildings thereon, late in the tenure of Richard Badnall the elder etc, and containing 1 rood and 32 perches.  All that piece of land called the Brewhill containing 2 acres 3 rood and 15 perches late in the tenure of…… and a piece of land known as the Hencroft containing 2 acres 15 perches and late in the tenure of Richard Badnall the elder.

The document continues giving details of more of the Badnall lands including Highfield and The Heath House Farm.

Document carries notes stating that it was exhibited in the Court of the Commission in Bankruptcy in the bankruptcy of Richard Badnall the younger, Francis Gybbon Spilsbury and Henry Cruso on the 5th and 12 of January 1827.

Badnall; Cruso; Hall; Clulow; Spilsbury; Large; Malkin; Newall; Ridout; Cope: Mottershead; Berresford; Tatton; Davenport; Bott; Winterbotham; Wardle; Meakin; Ridout; Deaville; Lowe; Broster; Spilsbury; Worthington; Preston; Hammond; Stears; Ball;  Abbot; Walton; Plant; Hammersley; Sway; Broadbent;

766

Leek, Staffordshire, London;

Appointment and release in fee of estates in Staffordshire by way of mortgage for securing £20,000 and interest,  by Richard Badnall the elder, of Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, dated 30 November 1826. Carries notes about being exhibited in the bankruptcy of Richard Badnall the younger, Francis Gybbon Spilsbury and Henry Cruso in January 1827 and also carries a note that it was exhibited  at the Grays Inn Coffee House, Holborn, Middlesex, under a Commission of Bankrupt against Richard Badnall [the elder] on 28 June 1827.

Badnall; Ainslea; Perkin; Killmister;  Nelson; Cruso; Freshfield; Cruso; Hall; Clulow; Spilsbury; Large; Malkin; Newall; Ridout; Cope: Mottershead; Berresford; Tatton; Davenport; Bott; Winterbotham; Wardle; Meakin; Ridout; Deaville; Lowe; Broster; Spilsbury; Worthington; Preston; Hammond; Stears; Ball;  Abbot; Walton; Plant; Hammersley; Sway; Broadbent;

767

Tissington, Derbyshire; Claughton in Lonsdale, Lancashire; Milborough, Shropshire; Burslem, Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; Handsworth, Sheffield,  Yorkshire;

Appointment by Mrs Marianne Bowen formerly of Claughton in Lonsdale, Lancaster but now of Stoke Lodge, Stoke St. Milborough, Shropshire, wife and now widow of the late Revd. Percival Bowen formerly of Claughton in Lonsdale, deceased, of a further part of the Trust monies under her marriage settlement (after her decease) in favour of her only son, dated 18 June 1877. F. B. Hand, Uttoxeter.  Prior to her marriage Mrs Bowen's name was Hand. William Beaumont Badnall and Charles Bower May were two of the  trustees of the Bowen marriage settlement. Mr & Mrs Bowen had one son Percival who was over 21 when the document was drawn up.

Bowen; Badnall; Hand; May;

768

Leek, Staffordshire;

Printed sales catalogue and plan re the sale of freehold cottages and building land, by auction at the Town Hall, Leek, Staffordshire, on 20 July 1905. Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek. The sale included cottages on Horton Street,  New Street and Dales Yard, St. Edward Street. The land included Nab Hill Meadow and Brunt’s Field on Nab Hill, Leek. Includes coloured plan showing the Bridge End dyehouses, the White Lion Inn and other features. Names of owners of adjacent lands given.

Clark; Rogers; Shenton; Sheldon; Eggleton; Bailey; Corbishley; Prince; Singer; Robinson; Carwright; Peacock; Robinson; Ballard; Taylor; Brealey;

769

Leek, Staffordshire;

Leek Inclosure: Particulars of the rate upon the Earl of Macclesfield, Thomas Mills an infant and Thomas Mills towards the deficiency of money for discharging the expences of the inclosure. Undated but about 1811. Gives quantities allotted in right of their estates e.g. the Earl of Macclesfield as Lord of the Manor of Leek was allotted 187 acres 1 rood 27 perches but also received 1 acre 1 rood 13 perches in an exchange to Woodward and Fleck, 57 acres 3 rood 14 perches as a freeholder, 3 acres 2 rood 16 perches for quit rents and  7 acres 1 rood 19 perches  in exchange from Hine.

Thomas Mills received 52 acres 2 roods 4 perches for tithes and 3 acres 32 perches for quit rents. Thomas Mills the infant received 134 acres 2 rood 9 perches for freehold, 12 acres 3 rood 38 perches for quit rents and  6 acres 1 rood 20 perches  in exchange from Daintry.  The other columns give the proportion of inclosure costs to be met by each, the proportion of the deficiency each should pay, the total charge to each, allowances for  footroads, repair of private carriage roads etc, and finally "Neat charges" [Net charges].  The total sum the three had to find was £358 12s.

Mills; Heaton; Daintry;  Woodward; Fleck; Hine;

770

Leek, Staffordshire; London;

A case of felony for the opinion of counsel. 

[1] The case was that of Carr and Thompson versus William Pilsbury and Thomas Goodfellow. Undated but probably first quarter 19th century. It concerns the theft of silk twist by  18 year old William Pilsbury of Leek, Staffordshire from his master who was one of the prosecutors. When caught he claimed he was attempting to unrabble [unravel] the twist, but later admitted he had been told to steal it by Thomas Goodfellow and had often stolen twist from his master.  A search of Goodfellow's house revealed some twist in a drawer.  Taken before a magistrate both Pilsbury and Godfellow were immediately committed to the House of Correction and witnesses, etc, were bound over to give evidence at the next general Quarter Sessions. This was a mistake since they should have been committed for trial at the next Assizes.  The prosecutors wanted a light sentence for the boy and a heavy one for Goodfellow but a note points out some problems including the fact that the silk was in such a state when stolen that it couldn't be identified and neither the prosecutor nor Pilsbury could swear that the twist found on Goodfellow was the property of the prosecutor.  Dewberry, 46 Conduit Street [London] for Killmister, Leek, [Staffordshire].

[2] Notes re the statement made by Stephen Malkin, one of the prosecutor's employees. Malkin said  he had worked for the prosecutor for some time  and the first time that Pilsbury worked for him and Malkin paid him 5/- a week. At the end of 6 weeks, Malkin hired Pilsbury  for a year at 6/- a week  and had been working under this agreement for about two weeks when taken. During this time Malkin had reason to suspect b some being taken out of the bobbin shed -particularly some yellow twist which Malkin twisted himself. Will swear that Pilsbury said he had taken the yellow twist that was missing and had sold all to ..  "The lad  acknowledged having some.

Carr; Thompson; Pilsbury; Goodfellow; Evans; Abbott; Kilmister; Dewberry; Abbott;.

771

Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Bond for £700, dated 21 March 1801, by John Fynney of Leek, Staffordshire, button merchant, to Ann Cooke of Macclesfield, Cheshire, widow, for the payment of £350 and interest secured on property near Compton, Leek, Staffordshire.

Fynney; Cooke; Killmister; Challinor;

772

Leek, Staffordshire;

Bond for £80, dated 2 August 1739, by Thomas Jackson of Leek, Staffordshire, tailor, to James Plant of Mill Street, Leek, yeoman, for the payment of £41 : 16s in accordance with  indentures of assignment between Joseph Jackson of Leek, throwster,  Thomas Jackson of the same place, tailor, and James Plant,  and also perform various covenants.

The document has been endorsed by James Plant, at various times between 8 May 1742 and 3 November 1747,  to show that he had received the full interest on the bond.

Jackson; Plant; Oakes; Wood;

773

Leek, Staffordshire;

Bond, dated 3 November 1752, by Thomas Jackson of Leek, Staffordshire, taylor,  and James Jackson of the same place, tailor, son and heir of Thomas Jackson,  to Deborah and Mary Downes both of Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, spinsters, in the sum of £20 to secure payment of £10 and interest at 4.5%.

Jackson; Condlyffe; Cope; Downes;

774

Leek, Staffordshire;

Inventory of machinery, fixtures, etc, in London Mills, Leek, Staffordshire, "lately belonging to Robert Rushton and which will go to the purchaser of the mill". dated 13 November 1909.   It mentions "premises lately occupied by J. Rushton & Co." , "Messrs Gwynne's warehouse" and "in the premises occupied by Mr H. Gould",  suggesting the mill was in multi-occupancy.

Rushton; Gwynne; Watson;  Arundel; Gee; Greenwood; Batley; Gould;

775

Leek, Staffordshire;

Printed documents issued by the Silk Section of the Leek Chamber of Commerce.

[1] Circular dated 26 December 1901 calling a meeting of all manufacturers to be held in the Council Chamber of Leek, Town Hall, Leek, Staffordshire on the 30th December 1901 to " receive the report of Trades Organisations and the views of Manufacturers with regard to  the women and Girls and to discuss and if possible unanimously decide upon some definite arrangement for altering the working hours now that compulsory closing at 12 on Saturday is coming into operation."

[2] Price list issued by the Silk section of the Leek Chamber of Commerce and the Amalgamated Society of Silk Twisters, dated 10 April 1902.

[3] Circular dated 14 December 1901 calling a meeting of all manufacturers to be held in the  Town Hall, Leek, Staffordshire on the 17th December 1901 to " discuss and if possible to decide upon some arrangement for altering the hours of working Mills now that compulsory closing at 12 on Saturdays is coming on".

Robinson;  Stubbs;

 

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