Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 851 to 875   

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Leek, Staffordshire;

Agreement by Hugh Sleigh and Charles Wooley both of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers, for dissolution of partnership, dated 10 February 1864. Wooley agreed to give up all his rights to the firms assets, warehouses and premises etc and for this Sleigh was to pay him £6500 and interest on the sum at 5%. Sleigh was to exonerate Wooley from all liabilities in respect of the former partnership. Attached is a letter signed by Sleigh and Wooley giving notice of the dissolution of the partnership and on this in pencil Challinor has written " Not to be published in the Gazette or otherwise until I am requested to get it done by either party".

Sleigh; Wooley; Challinor;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Lease by Stephen Goodwin of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer to Thomas Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer,  of a silk mill called Brunswick Mill with machinery, fixtures and steam power, situated in Britannia Street, Leek, Staffordshire, at a rent of £300 per year, dated 4 December 1876.

Hammersley; Goodwin;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Deed of dissolution of partnership by George Hammersley of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, and Joseph Bentley of Leek, silk manufacturer, dated 6 January 1855.

Hammersley and Bentley had been trading as silk manufacturers in partnership but without a formal agreement, for some time and had agreed to dissolve the partnership. Bentley was to carry on the business by himself and was to have Hammersley's share of all the goods, stock in trade, machinery etc. paying £750 for this.  Hammersley was to retain an interest in property bought from Richard Gaunt and Thomas Carr. Bentley was to  pay most of the debts except for £800 and the interest on this.  A schedule of property lists premises on Fountain Street, Victoria Street and Ball Haye Green, Leek, Staffordshire including a silk factory, shade and yard on Victoria Street.

Hammersley; Bentley; Gaunt; Carr; Badnall; Birch; Beardmore;


Leek, Staffordshire; London;

{1} Agreement between John Patterson of  Leek, Staffordshire, machine maker, and Messrs Thomas Bowers, Philip Walmsley and Thomas Hammersley all of Leek, silk manufacturers, dated 16 September 1856. Patterson had invented a "method or machine by which all kinds of engines hitherto propelled or capable of being propelled by steam may, he confidently believes, be propelled by atmospheric air with an increase of power".  Patterson wanted to build a model, develop the machine and apply for a patent and wanted £60 for this purpose. Bowers, Walmsley & Hammersley agreed to provide this and pay the cost of patent in their joint names. [A pencilled note states "Mr Badnall to keep this on behalf of all the parties"]

[2] Agreement by (1) James Walmsley of 13 Aberdeen Park and 14 Cheapside, London, fringe manufacturer, (2) John Walmsley of King Street, Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and Thomas Walmsley of Little Birchall near Leek, silk manufacturer and (3) Hezekiah Walmsley of Leek, silk manufacturer,  for the dissolution of the partnership which they carried on under the name of M. .Walmsley & Co., as from 2 May 1864, dated 20 May 1864. James Walmsley was to give up all his rights in the firm to the other three and for this he was to receive £ 1500. Out of the latter he was to advance £500 to the others and leave the £1500 in the business in return for the payment of £4 a week "by way of interest" on his money. Signed by all parties and stamped.

Patterson; Bowers; Walmsley; Hammersley; Badnall; Shaw;


Bradnop, Leek, Rushton, Staffordshire;

Articles of partnership between George Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, and James Cook of Bradnop, Staffordshire, grazier, dated 26 November 1849. The agreement was for Wardle and Cook to become partners  as silk dyers trading as " Wardle & Cook" from premises "lately taken by the said partners" in Rushton Spencer, Leek, from Nathan Percival who had leased it to them for 5 years. The capital of the partnership consisted of £400 advanced by James Cook who was to pay Wardle £50 on the execution of this deed and a further £50 after 6 months, as consideration for George Wardle teaching James Cook the business of silk dyeing. The maximum sum either partner could draw weekly from the account was £1-10s.

Wardle; Cook;  Challinor;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Partnership agreement between  Joseph Broster the elder of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and  William Broster of Leek, silk manufacturer. dated 4 March 1873. Joseph Broster the elder, had previously been trading as a silk manufacturer in Leek under the name William Broster & Company. He had agreed to take his son, the said William Broster, into the business from 1 January 1872 and since then the trade had been carried on as William Broster & Co.  The partnership capital was the £4000 built up by Joseph Broster prior to taking his son in as a partner. Each was permitted to withdraw upto £3 a week in wages or "such other some as shall be mutually agreed". The partners were to have equal shares in the net profits.



Leek, Staffordshire;

3 items relating to land at Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Printed notice of the sale of a  6,757 acre field at Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire (No.s 1030 and 1031 on the O.S. Sheet Staffordshire VIII.5 (1937 revision]. Sale to take place at The Talbot Hotel, Leek on 12 May 1965..

[2] Official search of the Land Registry concerning 6,757 acre field at Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire (No.s 1030 and 1031 on the O.S. Sheet Staffordshire VIII.5 (1937 revision], dated 12 May 1965.

[3]Printed particulars and conditions for the sale  of 6,757 acres of land near Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire to be sold in Leek on 12 May 1965. Attached is a plan of the site  taken from a conveyance dated 3 August 1939 by which the land was conveyed from Arthur Falkner Nicholson, Malcolm Nicholson and Christine Mary Kiek to the vendor -Isaac Brunt. The land was sited opposite Hedgefield Farm entrance and extended along the Macclesfield Road from there to the garden of Highfield Cottage.

Brunt; Nicholson; Kiek; Challinor; Shaw;


Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Mortgage, dated 17 March 1866, by Hugh Sleigh of Leek, Staffordshire to the Reverend Jeremiah Barnes of Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire, of  a house in St. Edwards Street formerly Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire with the adjoining silk shade and warehouse, all of which were then occupied by Hugh Sleigh, and four houses and lands in Canal Street, Leek, occupied by John Simpson, William Rowlands, George Sales, William Brassington, Francis Maskery, William Ward and George Hulme. The mortgage was for £2420 at 4.25% interest. The document incorporates a coloured plan and schedule of all the property giving field names and areas. The property is that now numbered 70 and 72 St. Edward Street, Leek.

Sleigh; Barnes; Challinor; Gallimore; Hulme; Rowlands; Simpson; Brassington; Sales; Maskery; Ward;


Ashbourne, Wirksworth, Derbyshire; Burselm, Kingsley, Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, Swinscoe, Whiston, Staffordshire;

Abstract of the title of Hugh Sleigh of Leek, Staffordshire to a house in St. Edward Street, and houses and land in Canal Street, Leek, Staffordshire, Hacker & Allen,  Leek, 1881.  The title starts with an indenture dated 29 September 1818 between Philip Gell of Wirksworth, Derbyshire and John sleigh of Leek, silk manufacturer, and ends with an exchange of lands in 1861. Document includes detailed schedules of Sleigh lands in Leek and in Whiston, Staffordshire giving field names, areas, names of tenants etc.

Sleigh; Gallimore; Gell; Woolley; Johnson; Dimmock; Baker; Smith; Locker; Brindley; Kinnersley; Heaton; Davies; Male; Corbett; Heathcote; Ward; Cruso; Heath; Bradshaw; Malkin; Shaw; Hulland; Coupland; Morris; Haywood; Mycock; Squire; Lawrence;Dutton; Tuffley; Lovatt; Brunney; Oakden; Barker; Keates; Plant; Lockett; Peacock; Wagstaff;  Hordern; Crombie; Swindells; Royles;  Hulme; Blore; Oulsnam;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Recognizance to keep the peace dated 6 February 1867 in which Joshua Ball the younger of Leek, Staffordshire, labourer and Joshua Ball the elder, silk manufacturer were bound  in the sum of £10 to ensure that Joshua Ball the younger kept the peace towards William Ball of Leek, silk baller for the next six months. Signed by John Russell.

Ball; Russell;


Knutsford, Sandbach, Cheshire; Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire;

The surrender by John Froggatt of  Knutsford, Cheshire, chandler, executor of the will of Thomas Rowley late of Knutsford, innholder, deceased, James Rathbone of Sandbach, Cheshire, mercer and his wife Ann, Stephen Alcock of Knutsford, cordwainer, and his wife Sarah and Miss Elizabeth Rowley of Manchester, of Jane Rowley's lease of the Red Lion Inn, Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs John Daintry and Michael Daintry of Leek, Staffordshire, merchants, dated 5th September 1774.  Ann Rathbone, Sarah Alcock and Elizabeth Rowley were three daughters and residuary legatees of Thomas Rowley. It cites an indenture dated 22 January 1732 between Thomas Jolliffe of Coston, Worcestershire by which he demised the Red Lion property to Mrs Joan Rowley widow (since deceased), to hold for 99 years "if the said Joan Rowley, Samuel Rowley and Elizabeth Rowley, son and daughter of the said Joan Rowley or any of them should so long live".  The premises were legally vested in John Froggatt for the residue of the 99 year term and all parties had agreed to the sale of the lease to the Daintrys for £200.  The Daintrys already held the fee simple of the property.  John Hilditch signed as attorney for Elizabeth Rowley.  Hilditch's power of attorney is attached.  The back of the deed carries the Rathbones' receipt for the money.

Rowley; Alcock; Rathbone; Daintry; Froggatt; Toft; Challenor; Newton;


Cheddleton, Staffordshire; Biddenhall, Cheshire; Penrith, Cumberland;

Further charge from the Reverend John Fenton of Penrith, Cumberland, eldest son and heir and devisee  under the will of Mrs Elizabeth Fenton of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, widow deceased, to the Reverend James Mainwaring of Biddenhall, Cheshire,  as security for £550 and interest in addition to £750 and interest previously secured on Cheddleton Grange, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, heretofore in the holding of Samuel Tunnicliffe, afterwards of Daniel Brassington and lately in the occupation of Charles Brassington, dated 31 July 1827.

Fenton; Mainwaring; Tunnicliffe; Brassington; Atkinson;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Barlaston, Leek, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire; St. Clement Danes, Middlesex;

[1]Attested copy of a bargain of sale from the Commissioners under a Commission of Bankruptcy awarded against William Key and Samuel Lucas both of Leek, Staffordshire, button merchants, dealers, chapmen and partners, to the assignees of the Bankrupts' real property, dated 22 September 1781. The deed is between (1)William Beard, Thomas Walthall,  and Thomas Sparrow and (2) John Daintry of Leek, silk merchant and Joseph Badnall of Leek, dyer, and relates to the business of manufacturing mohair buttons, button twist and sewing silks "and selling the same when so manufactured  in the way of their trades for the space of six years and upwards". They became indebted to John Daintry of Leek and Michael Daintry  of Leek and John Ryle of Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk merchants and partners in the sum of £200 and upwards for goods sold and delivered.  The property was granted to Daintry and Badnall for the benefit of all the creditors of Lucas and Key with any surplus, after payment of all debts and charges, to be held in trust for the benefit of James Lucas his heirs and assigns.

[2] Abstract of James Lucas of Leek, Staffordshire's title  to property in Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire, with barrister's comments dated 6 March 1782. The property is described in 1693 as all that messuage or cottage in Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire wherein Ralph Tomkinson and wife lately did and J. Hargraves did then inhabit and also a croft lying near the house.  At one stage the house became linked to a house owned by Dudley Hulme of Church Street, Leek, Staffordshire. The abstract of title runs from 1693 to 1764.

[3] A copy, dated 1783, of Mr J. Holiday's opinion on Lucas' title to a house on Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire, for Mr Challinor, Mills & Cruso, Leek, dated Lincoln's Inn, 3 May 1783. It concerns a linkage between the house on Spout Street, Leek and another owned by Joseph Myott on Church Street, Leek.

Lucas; Key; Daintry; Badnall; Beard; Walthall; Sparrow; Harrison; Hargraves; Tomkinson; Horsley; Hulme; Myott; Hunt;  Lancelot; Welles; Toft; Mills;


Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire;

Attested copy of the will and codicil of Samuel Lucas of Leek, Staffordshire, button merchant,  dated 1 November 1760 and 29 July 1765 respectively. Lucas bequeathed the house in Spout Street, Leek in which he lived to his wife Margaret for life and after her death to his eldest son James and his heirs and should James' line fail, then to his younger son William and his heirs and should William's line fail, then to the testator's daughter Elizabeth wife of Christopher Routh of Manchester, grocer. In his codicil he mentions several houses in Spout Street, Leek, that he had bought from Harry Lankford.   A note at the end states that Samuel Lucas was dead, James his son had become bankrupt as a partner of William Key and the assignees under a Commission had sold the real estates. Samuel Lucas owed several debts and "his will has not yet been proved nor the debts discharged".

Lucas; Routh; Condlyffe; Cragg; Gibson; Tabboner; Joel; Lankford; Key; Brount; Wishaw; Hall; Wood; Wright;


Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Agreement of sale by Henry Simpson of  Leek, Staffordshire, butcher to Samuel Lucas of Leek, Staffordshire, button merchant, of land at Cornhill Cross, Leek, that was formerly  the inheritance of Benjamin Mold, late of Leek, baker, for £153. The document is dated 15 July 1766.

[2]Schedule of deeds to land at Cornhill Cross, Leek, Staffordshire, dated September 1880. The schedule runs from an indenture of feoffment between Rudyard and son to John Goodwin of a house at Cornhill Cross, dated 20 February 1680 to a chirograph of fine in which John Birtles was the plaintiff and James Lucas and Olive his wife were the deforciants, dated 1784..

Simpson; Lucas; Mould; Rudyard; Goodwin; Bossell; Bulkeley; Bourne; Walthall; Renshaw;  Key; Beard; Birtles;


Brownedge, Croxton, Ipstones, Staffordshire

Articles of agreement dated 17 August 1657, between (1) Ralph Turner the elder of Padwick, Ipstones, Staffordshire yeoman, William Turner son and heir of Ralph, Ralph Turner the younger, second son of Ralph Turner the elder,  and Thomas Jolley of Croxton, Staffordshire and (2) John Taylor of Fearnyhyll, Staffordshire, yeoman, granting and conveying to John Taylor and his heirs forever, all that piece of waste or common ground called Morrage lying and being within the Lordship of  Ipstones at a place called Brownedge, containing 30 acres as already marked out by meerestones. It began at a mark on the highway  leading over Brownedge to Ipstones townhead and then northwards to the old lime kiln and from there to Meakins gate eastward And so by the grounds of Lawrence Hawkin to a mark between Mr Hawkin's intake and that of Mr Whitehall southward and so westwards towards another mark near the spring abbove James Turner's barn and so turning towards the northeast to the mark  first mentioned. The grant provided "free liberty to inclose, ditch and fence the same with all common of pasture  at all times of the year with all manner of cattel as levant or couchant upon the said piece of waste or common and taken upon the great waste or common called Morrage and other waste and common grounds in the manor of Ipstones lying uninclosed and not intended to be inclosed so as the said inclosure do not exceed 1500 acres.

Turner; Jolley; Hawkins; Whitehall; Fynney; Halle; Taylor;


Brownedge, Caldon, Ipstones, Padwick, Parkhall, Staffordshire;

Grant by John Whitehall of Parkhall, Staffordshire, Sampson Fynney of Caldon, Staffs., and James Janney of Ipstones, Staffordshire to John Taylor of Fearnyhill,  Staffordshire, of a close of land of the waste and commons called Morridge within the manor of Ipstones at a place called Brownedge, dated 14 October 1658. The document cites the purchase of the close of  waste and commons by Ralph Turner of Padwick,  from the trustees of the "Ancient Tenants" and other purchasers of  property near Ipstones, from William Fowler, Sir Orlando Bridgman, John Saunders Dr of Physic. A dispute had arisen between the purchasers of this property and the Viscount Fitzwilliam which was sorted out by "the mediation of friends" and a fine had subsequently been levied between the parties. Vellum (1 sheet), signed and  sealed.

Whitehall; Taylor; Turner; Fynney; Fowler; Janney; Bridgman; Fitzwilliam; Saunders; Hollins; Heath;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Items relating to the Freeholders of the Leek Town Lands, Staffordshire.

[1] Report of the committee appointed by the freeholders of the Leek and Lowe Town Lands to enquire into the state and management of the Town Lands etc. 1849. Leek, Printed by G. Nall, Bookseller, etc.

[2] Terrier to the sketch of the Leek Town Lands which was used in a case brought in Chancery 25 July 1850. This gives a reference number showing the location of the property on the plan of the Leek Town Lands prepared by Charles Heaton, the lesee's name as of September 1849, the actual occupiers, a description of the property giving the area,  the rents (not always completed) and comments. Some family relationships, former tenants etc, given.

[3] Plan of the Leek Town Lands drawn up by Weston & Heaton in 1811. Individual houses and other properties are numbered and the names of owners of adjacent lands given

Nall; Alsop; Brough; Carr; Challinor; Davenport; Hammersley; Russell; Hollinshead; Mills; Birtles; Cruso; Griffin; Clarke; Cumberledge; Kirkland; Gaunt; Lockett; Brookes; Harrison;  Bowcock; Daintry; Walmsley; Badnall; Mellor; Cave;  Heaton; Tipton; Sleigh; Clee; Coulson;  Brealey; Milner; Cope; Bennet;  Johnson; Nixon; Perkin; Ainsworth; Condlyffe; Mattingley; Chorley; Heaton; Weston; Shallcross; Pickford; Goodwin; Tatton; Emerson; Scragg; Shufflebotham; Walker; Wood; Stonier; Plant; Ball; Hammersley; Crompton; Astles; Bradley; Mycock; Bratt; Lightfoot; Walmslow; Wardle; Poole; Earls; Birchenough; Pickering; Bullock; Knight; Bowyer; Shallcross; Emerson; Grey;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Leek Freeholders Account Book commencing 1711 and ending 1845. The first entry  was made on 4 February 1711 by the Constable, Joseph Steel but 9 days later a note was entered above that the sum of 10s 9d had been received from Adam Jackson out of which 3s was paid to Joseph Rouse one of the overseers of the highways. Gives details of tenants, the Leek Organist, the Beadle's  clothes, the fire engine and its maintenance, the building of the town hall, paving and soughing of the streets, legal case defending the Freeholders' rights and more.

Jackson; Steel; Rouse; Cope; Mellor; Wood; Scragg; Heaton; Ford; Davenport; Bostock; Chawner; Orme; Sikes; Aspinall; Yarwood; Pedley; Cook; Ridgway; Shenton; Harris; Henshaw; Plant; Ball; Clark; Brinley; Fearne; Clowes; Clewlow; Bowcock; Hammersley; Mills; Grosvenor;  White; Simcock;  Mould; Shallcross; Mayfield; Fearnyhough;  Bowler; Sutton; Dean; Locket; Hide; Mallom; Oakes; Bowler; Bentley; Fallowfield; Lankford; Clayton; Hollins; Brindley; German; Challinor; Taylor; Stonehewer; Whywall; Johnson;   Wardle; Stonier; Simcock; Dale; Shufflebotham; Hollinshead; Henshaw; Statham; Birtles; Hall; Oulsnam; Walthall; Brough; Elvis; Turnock; Pointon; Rowley; Lees; Plant; Slack; Bradley; Needham; Daintry; Maddock; Sant; Robinson; Gent; Lucas; Taborner; Keen; Hill;  Stretch; Whitehurst; Pratt; Jowell; Ratcliffe; Young; Phillips; Strangman; Hope; Leek; Ashness; Bowyer; Bagnall; Daintry; Botham; Stanton; Whishaw; Hordern; Hamilton; Sleigh; Calagh; Beard; Lovatt; Bourne;  Nixon; Yates; Harrison; Parker;  Bold; Tatton; Stringer; Smith; Howard; Bamfield;  Bayley; Bullock; Booth; Hughes; Abbott; Wright; Harrock; Heald; Fenton; Lowndes; Hilliard; Barlow; Pickerill; Bennett; Gaunt; Badnall; Fynney; Fowler; Haywood;Barker;  Birchenough; Pickering; Larkin; Sherratt; Milner; Joinson; Griffin; Laugharn; Deaville; Carr; Killmister; Thompson; Woolfe; Alsop; Ward; Cruso; Mills; Hockenhull;  Turner; Rider; Critchlow; Keates; Leech; Frost; Brookes; Fisher; Kirkland; Sheldon; Ellis; Brunt; Moorcroft; Gould; Cutting; France; Nall; Whittles; Pimlot; Thorpe; Wedgwood; Cumberlidge; Hammond; Moss;


Hanbury, Standon, Walford, Staffordshire;

Indenture tripartite made the 12 October 13 Charles [1637-38] between (1) Humphrey Vyse of Stawne alias Staundon, Staffordshire, Anne his wife, Andrew Vyse, Humphrey's  son and heir, (2) Edward Villiers of Hanbury, Staffordshire and Elizabeth Villiers on of Edward's daughters, and (3) John Broughton of Walford, Staffordshire and Edward younger son and heir apparent of Edward Villiers of Hanbury. It is a marriage settlement relating to the impending marriage of Andrew Vyse and Elizabeth Villiers and the latter's dowry of £1100.  In the agreement the Manor of Standon is granted to John Broughton and Edward Villiers the younger in trust for stated purposes. Amongst the lands specifically mentioned is a farm at Wlford that Humphrey Vyse had lately purchased from Thomas Badnall of Walford.

Vyse; Broughton; Villiers; Badnall; Dibdale; Moss; Heyfield; Lightfoot; Heath; Woodbourne; Bound; Adamson; Snelson; Lyn; Skrymshire; Piggott;  Gaywood;  Spicke; Parrocke;


Grindon, Leek, Staffordshire;

Mortgage in fee, dated 27 May 1768, by Henry Simpson of Leek, Staffordshire, butcher, to James Simpson of Grindon, Staffordshire, of three houses on Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire, occupied by Samuel Barlow; David Bale and Edward Hawkins and two other messuages in the Sheep Market, Leek, in the possession of Henry Simpson and John Harper, and the Cornhill Cross close in the possession of Henry Simpson. Henry Simpson owed James Simpson £268-4s  and to provide security for this he agreed to mortgage the property.  Vellum, signed, sealed and stamped. Decorated  first two words incorporating the Royal Arms.

Simpson; Barlow; Ball; Hawkins; Fernihough;


Leek, Woolstanton, Staffordshire;

Assignment by William Badnal of Leek, Staffordshire, dyer, of Joseph Pedley's mortgage to Ralph Moreton of Woolstanton, Staffordshire for securing £100 and interest at 4.5%, dated 26 October 1757. It cites an indenture dated 8 September 1756 between Joseph Pedley of Westbrookhead, Leek, Staffordshire, and Joan his wife and William Badnall in which Pedley mortgaged  his messuage or tenemant in Derby Street, Leek, formerly in the holding of John Higginbotton late deceased and then of Moses Mellor but now (1757) of …. As security for £60 and interest at 4.5%.

Badnall; Pedley; Moreton; Hillditch; Davenport; Locker; Higginbotham; Mellor;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Indenture of mortgage dated 8 September 1756 between Joseph Pedley of Westbrookhead, Leek, Staffordshire, and Joan his wife and William Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire, dyer, of a moiety of a messuage or tenement at the end of Derby Street, Leek, formerly in the holding of John Higginbothom late deceased but now of Moses Mellor, with a stable or barn adjoining and two closes of meadow or pasture adjoining, commonly called the Dragon Fields formerly in the tenure of Edward Sikes and then of Edward Brough but now of the said Moses Mellor, as security for £60 and interest at 4.5%.

Badnall; Pedley; Mellor; Higginbotham; Sikes; Brough; Davenport; Watson;Wardle; Rowley;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Conveyance of land on Foker Moor near Leek, Staffordshire, by (1) Olive Holroyd of Leek, Staffordshire, widow, (2) Joseph Holroyd of Leek, stonemason and (3) Miss Ann Badnall of Leek, to (4) Sarah Fowler orf Highfield, Leek, widow, (5) Matthew Gaunt of Leek and (6) Josiah Gaunt, for £36-10s, dated 18 November 1830.  The land in question was an allotment made by the Commissioners of the Leek Inclosure Act. Joseph Badnall,  Anne's brother, is also mentioned but he died at or about this time. Attached are two notes one of which is "Quantity of land purchased from Miss Badnall" and the other a valuation of land on Foker Moor belonging to Mr Joseph Badnall. George Rider valued the land of the latter at £21-4s-0d and Samuel Brooks added to this the value of "Crate wood" at £4-4s-0d.

Badnall; Gaunt; Fowler; Holroyd; Clowes; Brooks; Rider;


Foxley, Herefordshire; Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Covenant by the Reverend George Horatio Davenport of Foxley, Herefordshire, to James searight of 7 Eats India Avenue, Leadenhall Street, London,  merchant,  for the production of deeds relating to Dieulacresse Abbey Farm Estate, Leek, Staffordshire. The document is dated 16 August 1871 and contains a short schedule of deeds dating from 1829. Signed by Davenport and witnessed by his butler.

Davenport; Searight; Hincks; Daintry; Holyoake; Draper;


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