Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 801 to 825   

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Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Printed sales "Particulars" for the sale by auction of a "Freehold Silk Mill and Land" in Leek, Staffordshire, by Mr William Grundy at the Red Lion Hotel, Leek on Friday, March 11, 1859 at 5 o'clock in the evening.  The silk mill was that of Messrs Lovatt & Gould and the sale included the steam engine, boilers, steam pipes, shafting, mill gearing and other machinery and fixtures. The conditions include reference to the case of Haley v Hammersley in Chancery. Pencilled notes of biddings from £9500 to £11000 when the mill was withdrawn.

[2] Inventory of Machinery and fixtures in Messrs Lovatt & Gould's silk mill, Leek, Staffordshire

Lovatt; Gould; Grundy; Hammersley; Haley; Kynnersley; Sleigh; Moore; Gaunt; Cruso; Cave;


Barlaston, Caverswell, Chapel Chorlton, Doveridge, Eccleshall, Hatton, Hanchurch, Sudbury, Keele,  Leek, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stone,  Standon, Swynnerton, Staffordshire;

[1] An Act (as amended in Committee) to enable the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company to extend their Works and to raise additional capital and to amend the act relating to the Company. 24 & 25 Victoria -Session 1861.  1861 C146. It relates to the River Churnet and the Tittesworth and Deep Hayes reservoirs and mentions various mills along the Churnet and their owners.

[2] An Act to extend the limits within which the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company may supply water and to empower them to construct additional works to raise additional capital and for other purposes. 51 & 52 Victoria- session 1888.

Nixon; Webb; Bullock; Waterpark; Vernon; Bakewell; Hadley; Fitzherbert;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Abstract of the title to a plot of land near Alma Street, Leek, Staffordshire with a braid factory and motive plant and fixed machinery therein. Challinors & Shaw, Leek, 1921. Recital starts with an indenture between Henry Grace of Broad Street, Leek, builder and Frederick William Edwards and Thomas Hill, both of Leek, silk manufacturers carrying on business as Edwards & Hill.

Grace; Edwards; Hill; Ballard; Hay;


Cheddleton, Leek,


Articles of partnership between William Harrison of Leek, Staffordshire, mercer and draper, John Mollatt, of Leek, manufacturer of silk ribbons, buttons and twist, Hannah Mollatt and Ann Mollatt both of Cheddleton, Staffordshire and both spinsters, trading as silk manufacturers under the name " Harrison & Mollatt", dated 21 June 1823. Crusos & Coupland. The capital was £2000 of which Harrison provided £1000 and the two sisters £500 each. John Mollatt was to receive £15 a week and Harrison £25 a year and the two Mollatt spinsters, £12 each a year.

Harrison; Mollatt;


Bradnop, Leek, Rudyard, Staffordshire;

Indenture made between Thomas Rudyard the elder of Rudyard, Staffordshire. Thomas Rudyard the younger son and heir of Thomas Rudyard the elder and John Goodwin of Bradnop, Staffordshire, schoolmaster, dated 20 February 1680. For the sum of £80, the Rudyards sold a messuage in  Leek, Staffordshire, then occupied by John Malkin, and land including the Cornell Cross Croft then in the holding of John Malkin and adjoining that of John Bateman on the south, the lands of John Fynney on the North, and also land at Ludcock, in or near Leek,   also in the tenure of John Malkin. This land adjoined that of Thomas Gallimore on the north and the lands of John Bulkeley on the south. A further piece of the lands conveyed lay in Leek Field between the lands of Thomas Parker on the south and Thomas Rudyard on the north.  The agreement required Goodwin to pay suit of court, have his corn ground at the Rudyards' Leek Mill & Abbey Mill.

Rudyard; Goodwin; Parker; Malkin; Bulkeley; Fynney; Bateman; Gallimore; Bennison; Hearson; Gent; Grosvenor; Mills;


Sale, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Transcript of the grant to the Burgesses of Leek, Staffordshire by the Abbot of Dieu Lacres "about 12th century -enrolled Edward IV"  J. Challinor.. A note states "The original is in the possession of John Cruso Esq. 4 July 1853".

The Grant is from Frater R. dictus Abbas de Deulacresse et euisdem loci conventus" To each burgess of Leek he granted half an acre of land to his house and an acre in "campis" [Leekfield] and freedom from tolls through Cheshire except for "Sale in the Willows".  The burgesses, however, had to grind their corn at the Abbot's mill paying 1/20th of the grain. They also had to pay 12 pence a year rent for all "sevices et consuetudine", 6d at the Feast of Saint Martin and 6d at the Feast of St Edward. A 4d religious toll was to be levied.

The document was witnessed by Ricardo Patrius then vicar of Leek, Thomas de Tetesworth, Richard de Cowdray, Ralph Bech, William de Hortune, Swarbrond de Tetesworth and Adam his brother.  Underneath is added "Jerotulatus coram me  Ricardo  Forssett supervisor etc. anno primo Ewardi VI th "  This date may be a mistake given the note on the cover regarding the date of the document.

Cruso; Challinor; Cowdray; Tettesworth; Hortune; Bech; Forssett;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Collection of documents re the laying of a waterpipe from the Hencroft Printworks to the Churnet Dyeworks, Leek, Staffordshire.

[1] Draft demise by the Leek Improvement Commissioners to Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, of the liberty to lay down a pipe under the Abbey Green Road and Mill Street and Macclesfield Road in Leek, Staffordshire for the purpose of conveying water from the Hencroft Printworks to the Churnet Dyeworks. Hacker & Allen, Leek, 1890.

[2] Draft letter, dated 4 December 1890,  from Challinor & Co to Messrs Allen, solicitors re the demise by  the Leek Commissioners to Wardle.

[3] Letter, dated 4 December 1890,  from F. D.Wardle to Messrs Hacker & Allen, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire re the demise by the Leek Commissioners to Wardle.

[4] Letter, dated 5 December 1890,  from Thomas.Wardle to  Clement Gwynne, solicitor, Leek, Staffordshire re the demise by the Leek Commissioners to Wardle. This explains that the question of water rights does not arise and states clearly how the proposed pipe was to be used.

[5] Letter, dated 13 December 1890,  from the Leek Improvement Commissioners  to Messrs Hacker & Allen, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire re the demise by the Leek Commissioners to Wardle.

[6] Notes and extracts, dated December 1890, of the case of Goodson v Richardson in Chancery as a case relevant to the matter of the demise by the Leek Commissioners to Thomas Wardle of the right to lay a pipe between two of his dyeworks.

{7] Copy application to connect the Churnet and Hencroft Works by pipeline, by Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, to the Leek Improvement Commissioners, dated 13 October 1890.

[8] Minute by Joseph Challinor re the pipe track from Hencroft to the Churnet Works, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 23 December 1890.It cites the decision in Ramsgate Corporation v Jessel M.R, and also that of Clowes v South Staffordshire Waterworks Company. Miss Clowes, he noted, "was said to be owner of the entire bed of the River adjoining the Hencroft and Abbey Green highway and had exercised rights by trunks and planks and washing immemorially through her tenants." She proved her right to unpolluted water and the Waterworks Company  were obliged to lay a pipe down to supply her wworks with unpolluted water from the Cartledge Brook.

[9]Copy letter, dated 24 December 1890, from W. A. L. Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire to the Chairman of Leek's Paving & Sewering Committee, refusing the Leek Commissioner's any right to lay a pipe though ground under the highway adjoining his property.

[10] Letter, dated 31 December 1890, from Robert Wright to Thomas Wardle re the Law Clerk attending meetings of the Paving & Sewering Committee.

[11] Letter. Dated 2 January 1891, from William Allen, Leek, Staffordshire to J. Challinor of Leek re plan sent to Challinor.

[12]Letter. Dated 52 January 1891, from William Allen, Leek, Staffordshire to J. Challinor of Leek re title of relevant court case.

[13] Letter, Dated 6 January 1891, from William Allen, Leek, Staffordshire to J. Challinor of Leek suggesting, before he saw him again, Challinor should read the case of "Rolls v the Vestry of St George, Southwark 49 L.9.Ch:691" in which (Allen said) Coverdale v Charleton is explained.

[14] Bill to Challinor, Leek, solicitors firm, Messrs Hacker & Allen for a plan of the properties of T. Wardle and W. A. L. Hammersley in Mill Street and Abbey Green Road, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 7 January 1891.

[15]Minute of an interview by Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire with Mr Arthur Nicholson of Leek, concerning " the facts and circumstances re Hammersley. The Town Commissioners and Tatton and J. Brealey's suggestion of a new reservoir on Mr Argyle's land by Wardle Brook" Mr Nicholson told Challinor that he had given Hammersley premission to convey the pipe track over his (Nicholson) land to the bridge End works and Hammersley had given him permission to lay some telephone wires over his works. Nicholson suggested that in the present case, each party should give the other an acknowledgement. Challinor asked Nicholson to use his good offices with Hammersley to find a solution and Nicholson agreed.

[16] Notes of a conversation with Mr Arthur Nicholson, dated 2 February 1891. Hammersley has stated his willingness to withdraw his opposition to connect the Hencroft and Churnet Works by pipe.

[17] Letter, dated 6 February 1891, from W.A. L. Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire to Arthur Nicholson of Leek, returning a copy draft agreement.

[18] Hencroft Pipe Track - Copy of Mr Hammersley's amended agreement furnished about 6 February 1891. It details the laying down of the pipe by Thomas Wardle to connect a well that Wardle had recently sunk on the Hencroft Works (or some tank or cistern exclusively supplied therefrom,  to the Churnet Works. It does not permit water to be transferred from the Churnet Works to the Hencroft Works.

[19] Draft memo re Hammersley withdrawing his opposition to Wardle's paln to lay a pipe between the Hencroft and Churnet dyeworks. Pencil notes by (probably) Thomas Wardle, signed "Papa" and adressed to "My dear Fred", February 1891.

[20] Draft memo for an agreement between Wardle and Hammersley, dated February 1891 with notes in red ink dated 5 February 1891. Compare with item [19].

[21] Rough draft agreement between W. A. L. Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, and Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, re the laying of a pipe from the Hencroft to the Churnet Dyeworks, dated 1893.  Marked with certain clauses relating to water from the River Churnet and from the Ball Haye Brook to be deleted.

[22] Letter  from William Allen of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, to Joseph Challinor of Leek, dated 15 July 1891, It concerns the laying of the pipe between the Hencroft and Churnet Works and states that he had discussed questions raised by Mr Hammersley with Counsel and if Challinor called he would show him Counsel's opinion (in confidence).

[23] Notes re the Public Health Act 1875 section 149 and the meaning of the word "vest" in relation to roads. Dated 29 December 1890. Initials "F. D. W." on one sheet, otherwise unsigned.

Wardle; Hammersley; Nicholson; Allen; Challinor; Clowes; Henshaw;


Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Letter dated 17 January 1886 from R. Wooliscroft of Leek, Staffordshire to ?, in which Wooliscroft talks of the Annual Meeting of the Charity Organisation Society and a subsequent conversation with Mr Sleigh who suggested "something should be done about providing good and cheap dinners for the children in various schools in the Town who are in need of it." Wooliscroft had intended visiting the schools to find out how many were in such need but a cold had prevented him from doing so. He therefore hoped the letter's recipient  would consider what arrangemen might be made. Sleigh and Wooliscroft offered to contribute towards such a scheme.  Wooliscroft goes on to say that " with the Coffee Tavern available the whole machinery may be set a going in a day or two, and tickets distributed amongst the teachers in the schools.   I shall be glad to sign the petition."

[2] Loose sheet in the same hand as [1] in which Wooliscroft states " I find from the Sanitary record  for this month, kindly lent to me by Mr Farrow, that in Birmingham in October 27, 335 dinners have been supplied to poor children at a total cost of a little over a halfpenny per head. If this can be done the Coffee Tavern ought to be able to furnish a right good dinner at the price I have named, viz 2d."

[3] Arthur Nicholson's notes re the Coffee Tavern Children's Dinners, dated 22 January 1886. He estimated that at 2d per head the cost of 267 dinners would be £2-3s-2d. Based on the actual ingredients i.e 3 Ox heads, 52.5lbs of peas, meal, mint, salt and pepper, onions and bread rolls, he estimated the price at 1.5d per head.

[4] Arthur Ncholson's estimate, dated 26 January 1886, for the cost of providing puddings for 290 children in Leek schools. Ingredients were suet, treacle, raisins, flour.

Woolsicroft; Nicholson;


Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Saddleworth, Lancashire; Barlaston, Biddulph, Leek, Stone, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;

Schedule of deeds to a house and land near Church Lane, Leek, Staffordshire the property of Mrs Sarah Walmsley & Mr Philip Walmsley, mortgaged to Mrs Margaret Sillito as security for £500 and interest. Document is dated 1888 and the deeds are listed from 1807 until 1834. Notes in pencil change the deed into one in which the same property is owned by Thomas Redfern of Leek and mortgaged to Richard Myott of Biddulph. The deeds are extended to 1868 and these include reference to the foreclosure case in Chancery of  Sillito v Walmsley 20 February 1868.

Walmsley; Sillito; Phillips; Daintry; Jones; Sikes-Mellor;  Carr; Woolfe; Porter; Mills; Cruso; Wardle; Brentnall; Adderley; Pratt; Redfern; Myatt; Etches;


Nantwich, Cheshire; Sutton, Nottinghamshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Handsworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire;

Schedule of deeds relating  to a house and silk shade at the bottom of Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire the property of the representatives of the late Mrs Newall in mortgage to William Hughes as security for £500 and interest. The document is dated 1862 and the deeds date from 1803 to 1862.

Newall; Hughes; Hulme; Farrington; Davenport; Dix; Chorley; Cutting; Alsop;France; Bellis; Redfern; Smith;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Agreement re the tenancy of a semi-detached house called Lacklands situated in Hugo Street, Leek [at its junction with Dampier Street] which was let by H R Sleigh of Eversley, Leek, Staffordshire, on behalf of the executors of Hugh Sleigh deceased, to The Leek Town Belgium Refugees Committee, 2nd April 1917. It contains a detailed description of the fittings and state of the rooms of the house which seems run down and dirty.  The document was signed by Hugh R. Sleigh and by the Chairman of the Committee, Fred Carding and the Hon. Secretary of the Committee, Harold Henshaw with Frank White of 9 Shirley Street, Leek, witnessing the Committee members' signatures.

Sleigh; Carding; White; Henshaw;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Letter from William Hammersley of Bridge End, Leek, Staffordshire to Mr Brierley, Leek, and dated 22 June 1844. Hammersley states  that "as requested by John Arnold's wife, the company had no objections to stopping 2/- a week out of the boys wage towards the rent of house".

Hammersley; Arnold; Brierley;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Printed "The Leek Improvement Commissioners' Accounts for the year ending 31 March 1873"

Ainger; Andrew; Brealey; Brough; Brunt; Challinor; Eaton; Fynney; Gibson; Hammersley; Haynes; Hulme; Maskery; Pilkington; Platt; Sleigh; Tatton; Travis; Ward; Whittles; Winfield; Hall; Tomkinson; Jones; Smith; Knowles; Fernyhough; Heath;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Documents relating to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands.

[1]  Disbursements made on account of the Freeholders of the Town of Leek, Staffordshire 1779 to 1800, dated October 1801.  It starts with and account of payments made by Thomas Mills on behalf of the supervisors of the Highways within Leek (or by their order for the repair of streets, highways, repairs to the engine, part of the salary of the organist and for "other matters for the use or benefit of the Town of Leek aforesaid out of the rents received by him".

[2]Leek Town Lands. Copies of the accounts of William Mills 1736 to 1745; of Thomas Mills 1778 to 1800; of Thomas Griffin 1811 to 1819 and trustees account 1839 to 1840.

[3] Leek Town Lands. John Cruso's bill for Lady day 1836 to Lady day 1843 to John Sleigh surviving trustee of the Leek Town Lands.

[4] James Plant's agreement to get and hammer 200 cart loads of stone for paving the streets in Leek, Staffordshire on account of the Freeholders of the Town of Leek, 30 June 1800.

[5] Order for Mr Mills to pull down the almshouse wall in Leek, Staffordshire in order to widen the road entrance into Spout Street, Leek, 10 October 1799.

[6] John Joinson's account re Cruso, Jones & Porter, 1803 to 1810.

[7]Edward Hordern's bill to Mr Cruso re the coat for the beadle Thomas Pilsbury, 25 February 1803.

[8] Draft Notice of Distress to Henry Beard on the Leek Town Lands, September 1781. The goods seized were corn, grain and chattels in pieces of ground within the Township of Leek etc, called Westwood Heath and Woodcroft Heath.  These are listed below as "wheat and oats in one field, a sum of tolerable hay, barley oats and potatoes in another field - in Westwood Heath"  [Leek, Staffordshire.}

Mills; Daintry; Bullock; Ford; Needham; Yates; Harrison; Brough; Ashton; Beard; Parker; Boyer; Tatton; Bayley; Lees; Bould; Davenport; Sleigh; Stringer; Henshaw; Howard; Smith; Bamfield; Barlow; Wardle; Pratt; Goodwin;Sutton; Phillips; Booth; Hammersley; Lovatt; Stubbs; Wright; Horrocks; Maddock; Hargrave; Heald; Pointon; Grosvenor; Joinson; Lowndes; Chorley; Hilliard; Brough; Sumner; Prime; Abbott; Mills; Cruso; Gaunt; Griffin; Sikes; Turnock; Challinor; Scragg; Shoebotham; Cope; Yerwood; Symcock; Boocock; Locket; Pointon; Hancock; Forrest; Rowley; Jackson; Plant; Hide; Slck; Bradley; Grosvenor; Elvies; Bowyer; Bourne; Stonehewer; Wood;  Shufflebotham; Walthall; stubbs;  Hordern; Prince; Birtles; Mellor; Pickering; Milner; Johnson; Bennitt; Emerson; Sherratt; Kilmister;  Lucas; Thompson;Leech; Thorpe; Birchenough; Rider; Sheldon; Frost; Brooks; Moss; Hall; Alcock; Cutting; Whittles; Sawkins; Richards; Clark; Morrow; Plant; Sutton; Ball; Hand; Tomkinson; Pilsbury; Hordern;


Leek, Staffordshire. Leeds, Yorkshire;

Agreement between Edward Rooke of Leeds, Yorkshire and Mary Grosvenor of Leek, Staffordshire, widow,  owners of the Leek Market Tolls, and the Trustees of the Leek Cattle Market, dated 6 December 1850. The agreement concerns the payment of £10 a year as compensation by the toll owners in respect of stalls, shows or temporary erections.

Rooke; Grosvenor; Gaunt; Snith; Phillips; Cruso; Challinor; Sleigh;


Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Plan, in the Leek Award by the Commissioners for the Inclosure of Leek's Wastes and Commons, of the allotments for the Vicar of Leek, the Poor etc. The lands lay along the road leading to the Lowe Hill toll gate, near the reservoir and the Organ Ground and adjacent to Mr Gaunt's land.

[2] A smaller copy of [1] but with the allotment of the lands to particular charities e.g. "6 poor widows weekly", "poor in rolls". Undated but watermarked 1821.



Leek, Staffordshire;

Tenancy agreement, dated 26 August 1879,  between William Goddard of Leek, silk manufacturer and Messrs Henry Wardle & Henry Davenport of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers, of all that room in the second storey over houses on the northwardly side of Mill Street, Leek, the property of Mr Whittles as from the 1 July  1879, as quarterly tenants. The rent was £3-10s per quarter and the tenants were to repair the windows and window frames and brickwork round the windows.

Goddard; Whittles; Davenport; Wardle; Shaw;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Agreement between the Leek Bobbin Manufacturers on prices, dated 10 November 1899. Challinors & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire. Gives special prices for certain manufacturers. Document is signed by Henry West Brassington for Henry Brassington, Isaac Creighton, Jabez Mathews for himself and John Mathews, and Matthew Swindells.

Brassington; Swindells; Mathews; Creighton; Gwynne; Challinor; Shaw; Harris; Sanders; Pilkington; Sleigh; Myatt;


Congleton, Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Conditions for letting the tolls on the Congleton Road, Dane Bower Bank Gate, dated Macclesfield 7 November 1839. John Morris of Hugbridge Gate, has signed the document as his agreement to take the Dane Bower Bank Gate for a year at a rent of £104. His sureties were George Rhead of Hanley and Joseph Preston of N…kly Gate.


The document also gives the rentals for the Moor Lane Gate and Buxton Bridge Chain and Colley Lane Gate and Lane End Chain (one lot) as £252; the Hallgrave Gate and chain £30 and the Moss Chain £1.50.

Rhead; preston; Morris;


St. Helens, Lancashire; London; Costock, Nottinghamshire; Burton-on-Trent, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire;

Covenant for the production of deeds relating to Woodlands House Farm, Cheddleton, Staffordshire by the Revd. John Sneyd of Ashcombe Park, Cheddleton, Staffordshire,   Samuel Bagnall Wild of Costock, Nottinghamshire, William Challinor of Leek, Staffs., Henry Wardle of Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, William Debank Sneyd of Kensington, London, Charles Henry Halcombe of Lowe Hill, Leek, the Revd. William Abraham Mocatta of St. Helens, Lancaster, and Joseph Challinor of Leek  to William Beaumont Badnall of  Leek, Staffordshire, dated 18 April 1865. The document is signed by all the parties.

Sneyd; Wild; Mocatta; Badnall; Challinor; Halcombe; Debank; Wardle; Kynnersley; Salt; Rose; Cockson;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Lease for possession of the house in Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire in which Samuel Lucas formerly lived and land called Cornhill Cross,  by John Daintry of Leek, Staffordshire silk merchant and  Joseph Badnall of Leek, dyer, assignees of the estate and effects of James Lucas of Leek, (eldest son, heir and devisee under the will of Samuel Lucas, button merchant, deceased) button merchant, dealer and chapman,  against who a commission of Bankrupt had been awarded, to John Birtles of Leek, Staffordshire. Document is dated 26 January 1784.

Lucas; Daintry; Badnall; Birtles; Lowndes; Debank; Cruso; Challinor;


Birkenhead, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Coburg, Canada.

[1] Agreement for indemnity between John Housman of Birkenhead, Cheshire,  Hannah his wife and Michael Daintry Cruso of Coburg, Upper Canada, and John Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, dated May 1861.  Hannah Housman was the daughter of Mrs Margaret Roe.

[2] Draft settlement on the marriage of John Housman of Leeds, Yorkshire with Miss Hannah Roe of Leek, Staffordshire, dated 1st September 1836. Other parties to the document included George Roe of Congleton, Cheshire, silk throwster, and Michael Daintry Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire who were trustees of the marriage settlement. This particular document is concerned with thirty £100 shares in the Liverpool, Manchester & District  Banking Company.

Cruso; Roe; Housman;


Bradnop,  Cheddleton, Ipstones, Leek, Staffordshire; Coston, Worcestershire; London;

Extracts from deeds relating to Leek rectory tithe payments, Leek, Staffordshire 1861. The deeds range in date from 1556 to 1737 commencing with the grant by The Crown to Ralph Bagnall of the Manor of Leek and tithes etc, of the dissolved monastery of Dieulacres  except the Rectory of Leek and tithes and appurtenances thereto and except a tenement in Leek Frith demised to Robert Burgh & Joan his wife and Edmund his son by Henry VIII, at the yearly rent of £105-11s-7.5d.

Bagnall; Burgh; Mountford; Armett; Hatton; Needham; Rudyard; Brindley;  Joliffe; Gould; Mills; Sleigh;


Melborne, Derbyshire; London; Leek, Staffordshire;

Copy of a deed amongst the title deeds to the Cow Hay Estate, Leek, Staffordshire belonging to Mr Sneyd's trustees, Challinor & Co.,  10 July 1855. The deed is between Sir Francis Needham of Melborne, Derbyshire and Thomas Smith of Cow Hay, Lowe, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 18th James 1st (1621), and relating to  tithes,

Smith; Needham; Sneyd; Bagnold; Hatton; Plant; Yeomans; Hawstre;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Loose collection of partnership accounts for Messrs Challinor, Badnall and Challinor, solicitors, of Leek, Staffordshire, dated from 1862 to 1867. Customer's names, some addresses, partners' shares of accounts.

Challinor; Badnall; Piercy; Bailey; Hulme; Prince; Pickford; Hammersley; Lockett; May; Vickerstaff;  Backwell; Ferriar; Lewthwaite; Beardmore; Cooper; Naden; Shaw; Winfield; Heath; Booth; Cruso; Townsend; Allcock; Sneyd; Wild; Appleby; Hampson; Nixon;Fernyhough; Bassett; Cantrell; Allen; Finney; Bullock; Ashton; Barker; Lomas; Smith; Mackenzie; Shenton; Goodwin; Johnson; Roylance; Lightfoot; Gould; Robinson; Collins; Deaville; Bradbury; Trafford; Tharme; Wardle; Ward; Tunnicliffe; Howson; Lowndes; Ford; Ball; Clulow; Bonsall; Billinge;



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