Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 901 to 925   

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 30/01/2007


REF No.  

PLACES

 

DESCRIPTION   PERSONS

901

Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Letter To Herbert Trafford of Trafford & White & Co, Leek, Staffordshire from ?? Dated 15 July 1914 concerning the intentions of the two partners with regard to White's offer to purchase Trafford's share of the business.  

[2] Draft letter from John White to Herbert Trafford dated 15 July 1914 stating what had been agreed between them with regard to the partnership.  

[3] Draft letter from Messrs Hacker & Allen to Messrs Bridge & Co re articles of Partnership for proposed partnership between White and Davis, dated 5 January 1915.  

[4] Two letters one written by J White to a Mr Terry 223 June 1914 inviting him to come up for a "chat and smoke". And the other by Mr Terry in reply to Mr White's letter stating he had not received White's note to come up that evening dated 22 June 1914.

White; Davis; Trafford; Terry;

902

Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Copy articles of partnership, dated 10 December 1914, between  Job White of Roche Mount, Weston Street, Leek, Staffordshire, silk and braid manufacturer and William Davis of Sunnycroft, Buxton Road, Leek, commercial traveller, to enter into partnership as silk and braid and tie manufacturers from 1st November 1914 trading as "White & Davis".  

[2] Draft declaration by William Davis of Sunnycroft, Buxton Road, Leek, Staffordshire, silk, braid and tie manufacturer and Herbert Trafford of Leek, silk, braid and tie manufacturer, dated 10 December 1914 and supplementing  the "Dissolution Deed" dated 29 August 1914.

[3] Draft notice, dated 31 November 1914, to Messrs Bermingham & Co of an assignment by Herbert Trafford to Job White of his share in an agreement between Trafford & White and Joseph Francis and Henry Bermingham dated 30 September 1912.  

[4] Draft notice, dated 11 December 1914, to the Leek United Permanent Building society of the conveyance by Herbert Trafford to Job White (silk braid and tie manufacturers and partners, of leek, Staffordshire) of his share in the Compton Mill mortgaged by them to the Society on 30 September 1912.  

[5] Copy draft mortgage by Job White of Leek, Staffordshire, silk, braid and tie manufacturer to Herbert Trafford of Leek, silk, braid and tie manufacturer, of a silk mill, warehouse, houses, land and premises at Compton, Leek, Staffordshire as security for £11681-13s-2d and interest, dated 2 December 1914

Trafford; White; Davis; Bermingham;

903

Leek, Staffordshire; Leicester;

[1] Instructions with regard to the silk worm trade mark .  Messrs Sheldon & Fenton had applied for the registration of a trademark registered by William Trafford when he was a silk manufacturer. Trafford retired from business and subsequently went to work for Sheldon & Fenton as a commercial traveller, silk manufacturers, and while working for them allowed them to use his trade mark. Last year (1885) he left their employment and was paid a sum of money by Sheldon & Fenton for the right to use the trademark.  However, to complicate matters further, Joseph Rushton had previously ( 14 June 1876] registered a similar trade mark. The difference between the two marks was that Trafford's had one silkworm and one mulberry leaf whereas Rushton's had two silkworms and  7 or 8 leaves. Date of document uncertain but probably 1886. Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire;  

[2] Assignment by William Trafford  of Arundel Street, Fosse Road, Leicester, silk manufacturer, to John Sheldon and John Edward Fenton of Leek, Staffordshire, partners and silk manufacturers of a patent for improvement in the manufacture of silk twist, dated 30 December 1886.  

[3] Draft claim, dated 1887, by Messrs Sheldon & Fenton of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers, for the registration as assignees of William Trafford's patent No. 12528 of 1884.

Trafford; Sheldon; Fenton; Rushton; Challiner;

904

Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Copy articles of partnership between Herbert Trafford of Leek, Staffordshire and Job White of Leek, Staffordshire, silk, braid and tie manufacturers, dated 26 March 1909.  

[2] Copy Circular for the customers of Trafford White & Company, silk manufacturers of Leek, Staffordshire re the dissolution of their partnership, dated August 1914.  

[3] Draft appointment of consideration money by Mr Herbert Trafford of Leek, Staffordshire to Mr Job White of Leek, Staffordshire, dated August 1914. This gives the vendor's and purchaser's shares of the assets of  their former partnership as silk manufacturers.  

[4] Copy Deed of dissolution of the partnership between Herbert Trafford of Leek, Staffordshire and Job White of Leek, both silk, braid and tie manufacturers and partners trading as "Trafford White & Company", dated 29 August 1914.

Trafford; White;

905

Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester;

[1]Messrs Trafford White & Company, Dissolution of partnership -Fixture- Instructions to advise, Hacker & Allen, Leek, Staffordshire, 13 November 1914.  

[2] Assignment by Herbert Trafford of Leek, Staffordshire, silk braid and tie manufacturer, to Job White of Leek, silk, braid and tie manufacturer, of a share or interest in an agreement dated 30 September 1912 for the sale and purchase of a silk mill, houses, land and premises in Wellington Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Hacker and Allen, Leek, 30 November 1914.

[3] Draft conveyance by Herbert Trafford of Leek, Staffordshire, silk braid and tie manufacturer, to Job White of Leek, silk, braid and tie manufacturer, of a share and interest a silk mill, houses, land and premises in Compton, Leek, Staffordshire. Hacker and Allen, Leek, 30 November 1914.  

[4] Instructions to settle a deed of partnership relating to Messrs Trafford, White & Co, silk, braid and tie manufacturers, of Leek, Staffordshire, dated October 1914.  

[5] Balance sheet for Messrs Trafford, White & Co, silk, braid and tie manufacturers, of Leek, Staffordshire, dated 30 June 1914.  

[6] Schedule of fixed engines and machinery in the Compton Mills,  of Messrs Trafford, White & Co, silk, braid and tie manufacturers, of Leek, Staffordshire, dated September 1914.  

[7] Herbert Trafford to Job White (both of Leek, Staffordshire) Appointment of consideration in respect of agreements chargeable under Section 59 of the Stamp Act 1891 and Section 73 of the Finance (1909-10) Act 1910.  

[8] Copy letters between Messrs A & G  W Fox of Manchester and the Inland Revenue re the partnership of Messrs Trafford, White & Co, of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers, dated December 1914.  

[9]  Four miscellaneous items relating to the dissolution of the partnership of Messrs Trafford White & Co, silk, braid and tie manufacturers, Leek, Staffordshire dated 1914.  

[10] Two documents one listing work carried out by A & G. W. Fox of Manchester for Herbert Trafford of Leek, Staffordshire, silk, braid and tie manufacturer, dated December 1914 and the other a bill from Messrs Hacker & Allen, Leek to Messrs Trafford, White & Co, of Leek, Staffordshire, silk, braid and tie manufacturers dated 20 January 1915.

Trafford; White; Smith; Heaton; Bermingham; Massey; Blades; O'Donnell; Gee; Parr;

906

Congleton, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Copy  indenture of the assignment and confirmation of lease of Rack Rent of an estate at Lowe near Leekfrith, Staffordshire for the remainder of a term of years,  by Richard Cartwright of Lowe, Leek, Staffordshire, farmer, and Thomas Harwar of Congleton, Cheshire, gentleman, to Samuel Bower of Leek, Staffordshire, farmer, dated 28 December 1790. It cites and earlier lease, dated  15 March 1788, of the farm  by Harwar to Cartwright for 11 years except for the Churnet Meadow which was to be held for only 10 years. The document was witnessed by Thomas Robinson of Leek, skinner.

Cartwright; Harwar; Bower; Robinson;

907

Wolstanton, Staffordshire;

Printed copy deed of enfranchisement of the Basford Hall Estate, Wolstanton, Staffordshire  to William Edward Twigg of Burslem, Staffordshire, Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire dated 8 July 1862. For this Twigg paid £373 to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Twigg; Adams; Bent;  Stanier; Bailey; Burton; Dukes; Bates; Williams; Peake; Gooch; Ward;

908

Leek, Staffordshire; Hawarden, Flintshire;

Leek Savings Bank, "Depositor's Duplicate" in the names of Thomas Hambleton of Leek, silk manager and Mary Bailey of Hawarden, Flintshire, and infant, dated 29 April 1872.  The "Depositor's Duplicate" had to be produced "on all occasions" as a security against fraud. It is mounted in a blue card cover  the inside of which lists "Old English Maxims" related to the virtues of savings, printed by C. R. Jones of Leek, Staffordshire.   On the reverse is a note  that the item was to be held by Messrs Challinor & Co and makes reference to a conveyance from Sarah Bailey and others to Thomas Hambleton dated 15 March 1872.  The Bank was in Derby Street, Leek and was open every Monday " From Twelve to One o'clock precisely".

Hambleton; Bailey; Challinor;

909

Onecote, Leek, Staffordshire; Tarporley, Cheshire;

[1] Printed valuation of Acre Farm, Onecote near Leek, Staffordshire by John Scovell FSI of the Oulton Park Estate Office, Tarporley, Cheshire, August 1892. The yearly tenant of the farm was Mr Elijah Kidd  who paid a rent of £170 a year for a 115 acre farm described by the valuer as "a most out of the way place, the road to it from Leek, (5 miles) being almost impassable, in consequence of the steepness of the various hills, and the wretched state of the roads, it is two miles to any Church or School, and has no postal delivery".  

[2] Handwritten, draft  particulars of sale of Acre Farm, Onecote, Leek, Staffordshire, by auction at the swan Hotel, Leek on 25 July 1917.  The farm was then occupied by John Stevenson who paid an annual rent of £120. This gives field names, acreages and recent state of cultivation.  It carries the note "W. Wooliscroft, deceased".

Scovell; Kidd; Wooliscroft; Oakes; Stevenson;

910

Coburg, Canada; Wincle, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Copy deed of covenants to surrender a copyhold estate in Wincle, Cheshire and covenant to produce title deeds between Michael Daintry of North Rode, Cheshire, Thomas Ryle Daintry of North Rode, George Smith Daintry of Coburg, Canada, Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, and Richard Shufflebotham of Wincle, Cheshire, dated 6 May 1851. Cites a surrender of a farm at Wincle within the Manor and Forest of Macclesfield, caller "Sandyway or Nettlebeds" and contains a schedule of deeds from 1788 to 1845,  and extracts from the will of Michael Daintry, merchant,  grandfather of the Michael Daintry who was party to the document.  The premises

Daintry; Cruso; Shufflebotham; Hand; Hammond; Stubbs; Broadhurst; Bossley; Ryle; Sharp; Pacey; Bacon; Badnall;  Drever; Salt; Mills; Gibbs;  Corbishley; Legh;  Scott; Shaw;

911

Leek, Staffordshire; Leeds, Yorkshire;

Town of Leek. Schedule of Tolls and Stallage Duties due and payable to George Nathaniel Best and Edward Rooke Esquires 7 their Lessee in respect of Goods Cattle & Commodities exposed to Sales & Stalls & Standings set up with the Public Market of this Town. John Cruso. Solicitor Leek, Staffordshire. Barr Lofthouse & Nelson. Solicitors Leeds, Yorkshire. Undated but paper watermarked 1851.

Best; Rooke; Cruso; Barr; Lofthouse; Nelson

912

Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Poster advertising a meeting of the Leek Town Lands Trustees was to take place in the Town Hall on 24th June 1856 to audit the year's accounts. Poster is a draft by the printer Nall & Son, and carries a note giving a corrected version. Dated 20 June 1856.  

[2] Poster advertising the annual meeting of the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands and Freeholders of Leek and Lowe at the Town Hall, Leek on 24 June 1933.  

[3]Printed conditions for letting and contract for the leasing of Woodcroft Heath, Leek, Staffordshire by James Prime, from The Freeholders of Leek and Lowe, for the term of 11 years from 25 March 1800. Signed by 13 freeholders  

[4] Twenty-three notices to quit property owned by the Freeholders of Leek and Lowe, Staffordshire, dated 24 September 1807.

Brealey; Prime; Cruso; Fowler; Chorley; Goodwin; Joinson; Mills; Hargrave; Haywood; Young; Atkinson; Daintry; Phillips; Ford; Astles;  Ball; Bradley; Bratt; Berrisford; Bowcock; Bennett; Birchenough; Cope; Hammersley; Knight; Johnson; Lightfoot; Milner; Oakden; Mottershead; Earls; Hansell; Mellor; Walmsley; Walker; Walmslow; Malkin; Nixon; Pickering; Pickford; Shallcross;  Perkin; Prince; Scragg; Shufflebotham; Stonehewer; Wood;  Stonier;

913

Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Notes on Leek Charities printed by the Leek & District Urban Council, Leek, Staffordshire in 1898.  

[2] Conditions for letting Leek Town Lands for the term of seven years from Ladyday 1857, Brealey, Leek, Staffordshire, 2 October 1856. It is an actual contract between the Freeholders of Leek and Lowe and James Naden and Nathan Goodfellow who leased Lots 2 and 3, Woodcroft Heath and Long Acre for £40 a year (signed 2 October 1856) and also for Edwin Trafford who leased Lot 4 for £20 a year (signed 7 October 1856).  

3] Leek Town Lands. Notes of the "Cost of previous proceedings in this Charity 1851 to 1858". The total sum was £1541 -6s-6d.

Mills; Chorley; Phillips; Smith; Ford; Sleigh; Cruso; Brealey; Robinson; Nicholson; Ward; Myatt; Bermingham; Wardle; Ash; Joliffe; Ash;  Dethick; Haywood; Lowe; Van Tuyl;  Lomas; Babington; Beresford; Pidock; Jones; Barnes; Carr; Challinor; Heathcote; Cooper; Sneyd; Bradshaw; Boucher; Brassington; Badnall; Maude;  Birtles; Gebt; Moreton; Naylor; Wild;  Worthington; Howes;  Elnor; Wright;Naden;  Goodfellow; Trafford;

914

Leek, Tittesworth, Staffordshire;

[1]Note written by John Bagnall to the Commissioners for Inclosing lands in the parish of Leek, concerning his agreement with John Sleigh to sell Sleigh 1 rood 24 perches of his "interest in property" upon the commons and wastes of Leek, Staffordshire, and authorising the Commissioners to award his allotment to Sleigh. Dated 22 October 1808.

[2] Stamped receipt signed by John Bagnall for the sum of £11-15s-3d received from John Sleigh as consideration money for the land allotted to him by the Commissioners, dated 22 October 1808.

Sleigh; Bagnall;

915

Leek, Staffordshire;

Letter from Henry Beard of Leek, Staffordshire to Thomas Mills of Leek, dated 11 October 1781,  concerning a debt he owed Mills and offering security based in part on the results of his recent harvest. Gives details of amounts of crops (barley, oats, wheat, potatoes. He offered to pay £20 off at All Souls Fair and give security for the remainder to be paid at the May Fair, and asked Mills to stop the legal action to distrain his crops and a forced sale would cause considerable loss to him.

Mills; Beard; Harrison;

916

Leek, Staffordshire;

Copy of n inventory of the goods and chattels of the late William Fynney of Moor End Farm (Leek?) Staffordshire  taken by John Burnett and Ralph Billinge on 23 April 1840. A note, signed by Burnet and Billinge and dated  on or about June 1854.certifies that it is a true copy.  The animals are listed individually  under various names I.e. Pheby, Cherry, nice one, yellow, Black an, or simply as "barren cow" or "heifer"  The farmhouse seems to have consisted of  a houseplace, lower parlour, little parlour, kitchen, cheese press house, dairy, parlour chamber, house chamber, lower parlour chamber and kitchen chamber. The total value of the inventory was £486..

Fynney; Burnet; Billinge; Hacker;

917

Mixon, Leek, Staffordshire;

Inventory of the household goods  of the late James Meakin  of Mixon, Staffordshire taken on 30 May 1839 by William Nixon. Document is attached to a signed and stamped Legacy receipt form for legatee William Meakin, son of the deceased, dated 9 February 1842. The farmhouse contained a house place, parlour, pantry, chamber, house chamber, kitchen chamber  and (presumably since it is not listed) a kitchen. The household goods listed, which included a barometer, painter cupboards, sugar  nippers and wine glasses, were valued at £28-1s-9d.

Meakin; Nixon; Allen; Nall; Pitt;

918

Leek, Woolstanton, Staffordshire;

[1] Leek & Moorlands Building Society and Messrs Jeremiah Sant and Thomas Arrowsmith, Draft case for the opinion of Counsel, Challinor & Co, Leek, Staffordshire, 11 November 1884.  This concerns the Porthill Estate, Woolstanton, Staffordshire.

[2] Working Men's Freehold Land Society to the Leek & Moorlands Building Society, 3 June 1876. Brief copy of Mr Badnall's opinion on a case submitted to him prior to the mortgage to the Leek & Moorlands Building Society.

Badnall; Sant; Arrowsmith; Pepper; Powell; Cork; Ford; Brough; Ward;

919

Leek, Staffordshire;

Instructions for Mr Badnall to prepare a draft reconveyance from Hulme and others under the mortgage of 28 August 1851 to  Miss Mary Ann Howes devisee under the will of her brother. The writer went on to say that "her brother William will join in any deed for vesting the whole legal estate in his sister Prudence Hulme widow of John". Dated 14 November 1877. Includes Mr Badnall's notes  dated Lincoln's Inn, 6 November 1877. Gives dates of death of parties to original document.  A covering letter mentions Samuel Bowyer "grandfather of the late Mrs Howes" and a demise of a property called Underhill, under his will to Sarah Tatton daughter of Edward and Sarah mentioned in the will. Sarah Tatton married John Hulme. And had issue: Mary Ann afterwards wife of Abraham Howes.

Howes; Hulme; Tatton; Badnall; Hacker; Bowyer; Bloore; Clowes; Fergyson;

920

Leek, Staffordshire;

Printed plan and particulars for the sale of building land (formerly belonging to A. J. Worthington deceased) in the Town of Leek, Staffordshire, by auction, at the Red Lion Inn, on 7 July 1853. Hacker & Bloore, solicitors, Leek. The plan shows 14 lots on land between Brunswick Street and Osborne Street, Leek. It also shows the factory shade and reservoirs on a plot between Portland Street and Brunswick Street, Leek.  Bidding, some purchasers names shown in pencil.

Wiston; Newall; Johnson; Hall;  Hambleton; Overfield; Gaunt; Leigh; Cheffins; Russell; Hayne; Tomkinson; Worthington; Rowland; Leech; Hacker; Bloore;

921

Wavertree, West Derby, Lancashire;

[1] Abstract of the title to 3 seats in Wavertree Church late belonging to the Revd Thomas Dannett of Wavertree, Lancashire, deceased. Dated 1804.

[2] Grant of pews number 55 and 96, in the north gallery of Trinity Church, Wavertree, Lancashire, by the Reverend Thomas Dannett of Wavertree and others to the Reverend Thomas Dannett, in consideration of the sum of £99 paid to them and annual rents of £2-16s and £1-4s at Easter.  Dated 29 September 1795. Single sheet of vellum, signed and sealed (by all nine of the parties) and stamped.

Dannett; Hind; Moore; Grayson;   Parke; Heyes; Baker;  Watt; Shaw; Backhouse; Swan; Littledale;  Leech; Watt; Wright; Shaw;

922

Coton, Draycott-in-the-Clay, Hanbury, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;

[1] Catalogue for the sale of the Coton Hall Estate at Coton in the Parishes of Hanbury and Draycott-in-the-Clay, Staffordshire, at the Cross Keys Hotel, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire on 10 March 1920. The total acreage was 462 acres 0r 6p producing an annual rental of £1288, and the sale was by direction of H. J. Broughton-Adderley, Esq.  Catalogue carries notes giving the prices achieved at the sale.

[2] Plan of the Coton Hall Estate, Hanbury, Staffordshire, sold by auction on 10 March 1920.

Broughton-Adderley;  Bagshaw; Brace; Gallimore; Bullock; Slater; Kempson; Wallace; Ginders; Parker; Knight;

923

Eccleshall, Hixon, Weston-on-Trent, Staffordshire;

Sales catalogue containing plans, particulars and conditions for the sale of the late Mrs. Chambers' Staffordshire estates in Eccleshall, Hixon and Weston-on-Trent, by auction at the Swan Hotel, Stafford on 28 July 1917.  It included  11 farms, many cottages and other houses and altogether comprised 1437 acres producing and annual rent of £2463. The farms in Eccleshall were: Pool House Farm; Pershall Farm; New House Farm; Little Sugnall Farm; High Lanes Farm; Brocton House Farm; and Brockton Hall Farm. The other farms were Bridge Farm, Hixon Farm; and Knowle Farm, Weston-on-Trent and Lower Swansmoor Farm, Great Haywood, Staffordshire.

Chambers; Salt; Hassall; Hart; Taylor; Bourne; Carter; Blest; Hewitt; Powner; Plant; Delves-Broughton; Dodd; Holland; Stevenson; Holmes; Hall; shelley; Bingham; Lowe; Warrington; Hazard;  Emberton; Shaw; Simpson; Hawkins; Burley; Everett; Tomlinson; Harrowby; Allport; Johnson; Felthouse; Joules; Hampton; Barlow; Elsmore; White; Spencer; Mallabar; Neale; Bates; Marston; Foster; Pearce; Williams; Deakin; Hughes; Radcliffe; Rigby; Arnold;Bagot; Vernon; Talbot;Hurst; Evans; Clowes; Hickley; Steward; Moore;

924

Leek, Staffordshire;

Miscellaneous bills for work carried out or goods supplied by Leek trades people to William Beaumont Badnall and his wife 1854-1895. One bill (that from Miss Tarr the milliner) appears to relate to items bought by Mrs Badnall (nee Jane Elizabeth Cruso) immediately prior to her marriage in 1854.

Badnall; Tarr; Brunt; Stevenson; Mackrell; Cruso;

925

Cheadle, Cheddleton, Leek, Leigh, Staffordshire;

Documents relating to the sale of Bagnall's Houses in Leek,  Staffordshire to Samuel Lucas and his trustee, in March 1815.

[1] Draft of the release of a house and premises in Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire by John Bagnall of Ringe Hay, Cheddleton, Staffordshire (only brother and heir at law of the late  Ralph Bagnall of Leek, button merchant, to Samuel Lucas of Leek, button merchant and his trustee, dated March 1815. The consideration for this was £3470. Killmister & Challinor, Leek.  The document cites a indentures of lease and release dated 9th and 10th October 1782 between  (1) John Brindley of Park Hall, Leigh, Staffordshire, and Ann his eldest daughter and heir,  (2) Ralph Bagnall,  and (3) aforesaid John Bagnall and Thomas Brindley of Park Hall.  The indentures were part of a settlement made on the marriage of Ralph Bagnall and Ann Brindley.  The property  included a "capital messuage, in Spout Street, Leek, formerly in the possession of Peter Robinson and others and since of John Fynney and Ralph Bagnall but now of  Samuel Lucas. It also included a croft called the Hall Croft and afterwards Mould's Croft "now for sometime used as a garden, " the whole was about  3 roods 35 perches and on this also stood nine other dwellings, 3 of which were sited next to the capital messuage and occupied by Thomas Fowell, Mark Garner and Thomas Lea. The six others stood at the bottom of the close of land and were in the possessions of  Charles Ball, Alice Bloor, Thomas Stonehewer, Elizabeth Woodward, John Mayer and Sarah Ball.  There was also a road through an  "ancient entry or passage" at the upper end of the dwelling house.

[2] Draft agreement to purchase messuages and land in Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire, between John Bagnall of the Ringe, Cheddleton, Staffordshire and Samuel Lucas of Leek, button merchant, dated July 1814. Cruso, Leek. This draft was approved by Messrs Killmister & Challinor who were acting on behalf of Mr Lucas.

[3]Draft abstract of a deed of covenant dated 6th April 1781, between Mrs Elizabeth Slack, widow, Sara Read, widow, and William Stonier Hall of Leek, Staffordshire.  It mentions that Mrs Elizabeth Slack was "intitled to" 3 messuages, lands, etc, in Leek that had formerly been the estate of Thomas Finney, late of Leek, deceased.  The estate included houses in Spout Street, Leek formerly in the holding of Thomas Osborne but afterwards converted into two dwellings late in the possession of George Lees,  baker, and John Joel, mason and then in the occupation of Samuel Milner the other of them formerly in the possession of Allen Ridgway and afterwards of Daniel Large, joiner,  and then in the occupation of Phoebe Robinson, widow, and also a 4 days work of meadow known as The Whitefield, then in the occupation of Thomas Phillips and Hugh Ford, button merchants. Another close known as 2 Days Work in Tofts Meadow, late in the occupation of Samuel Stonehewer  and then of Richard Smith, a further close know as the Dole in the Eyes, then in the occupation of Joshua Stonehewer, ribbon weaver, and all the tithes, etc.  Miss Sarah Read was also intitled to six messuages in Spout Street, Leek, one of them theretofore in the possession of Thomas Hall, deceased, then of John Rogers, clerk,. Two others theretofore in the possession of James Leek and Samuel Toft but afterwards converted into three and then in the possession of John Smith, twister, Samuel Barlow, twister, and Mary Brown, widow, another in the possession of Daniel Simpson but then of John Davis, weaver, and the third messuage previously in the possession of Joseph Cooke but then of Hannah Joel, widow.  There was also a "stable set in Spout Street formerly in the possession of Thomas Hall, then late of  William Lucas, button merchant but then of George Nixon and a piece of land called Ladyway Dale Croft in the occupation of W. S. Hall and then of William Heald.  William Stonier Hall was entitled to  a messuage in Spout Street, Leek, "wherein Peter Robinson did then lately inhabit and a shop adjoining on the upper end and a barn behind the same plus two gardens and a close of land called Hall Croft…etc. This includes a schedule of deeds from 1707 to 1776.

[4] Draft agreement to purchase messuages and land in Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire, between John Bagnall of the Ringe, Cheddleton, Staffordshire and Samuel Lucas of Leek, button merchant, dated July 1814. Cruso, Leek.

[5] Draft deed of covenant for the production of indentures of lease and release dated 9th & 10th October 1781, between  John Bagnall of the Ringe, Cheddleton, Staffordshire and Samuel Lucas of Leek, button merchant, dated 25 March 1815. Cruso, Leek..

[6] Draft deed of covenant for the production of indentures of lease and release dated 9th & 10th October 1781, between  Samuel Lucas of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, and Thomas Lea of  Leek, breeches maker, dated  1814. Cruso, Leek.  It cites the impending agreement of sale of a messuage, by John Bagnall of the Ringe, Cheddleton, Staffordshire to Thomas Lea. Contains a schedule of deeds dating from 1707 to 1782.

[7] Draft deed of covenant for the production of indentures of lease and release dated 9th & 10th October 1781, between  Thomas Fenton Grosvenor of Pickwood, Leek, Staffordshire and Samuel Lucas of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, dated  1814. Cruso, Leek.  It cites the indenture of lease and release dated 24th & 25th March 1815 between by (1) John Bagnall of the Ringe, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, brother and heir of Ralph Bagnal of Leek, button merchant, deceased, (2) Samuel Lucas of Leek, button merchant, (3) Toft Chorley of Leek, (4) and Thomas Lea. Of Leek, breeches maker,  concerning the capital messuage in Spout Street, Leek, formerly in the possession of Peter Robinson   etc. Contains a schedule of deeds dating from 1707 to 1776.

[8] Advertisement of the sale of a certain plot of land and several messuages in Leek, Staffordshire belonging to  Mr Bagnall, dated 5 July 1814.  The sale was to take place at the Red Lion Inn, Leek between the hours of 5 and 6 o'clock in the afternoon.

[9] (a )Re Bagnall's sale. Mr Killmister & Co.'s observations on an abstract of title delivered for Mr Lucas, the purchaser, with Mr Cruso's answers, Cruso, Leek, 1814.

(b) Re Bagnall's sale. Additional observations on an abstract of title delivered for Mr Lucas, the purchaser, with Mr Cruso's answers, Cruso, Leek, 1814.

[10] Samuel Lucas in account with John Bagnall, Leek, Staffordshire, 1814-1815.

[11] Copy agreement between Samuel Lucas of Leek, Staffordshire,  and Thomas Lea of Leek, breeches maker re houses bought from John Bagnall in an auction held on 5 July 1814. Lea had previously agreed to purchase property adjoining that bought by Samuel Lucas and the agreement relates to the boundary between them. The gable end against the premises purchased by Mr Lucas was said to be the sole property of Mr Lea but in order to determine whether the gable end was erected in the place it ought to be, both parties agreed to abide by the decision of Thomas Rowley and Charles Heaton, and Lea agreed to pay any award made by Rowley and Heaton if they found against him.  It was also agreed, that the gable end be viewed as a joint gable end for the use of both purchasers.  

[12] Mr Cruso's account with Mr john Bagnall of the Ringe, Cheddleton, Staffordshire as settled and signed by his (Bagnall's) nephews John & James Mare, 26 April 1815.  [5 items including  Messrs Daintry & Ryle's account for 1814 and 2 stamped receipts-one for £200 signed by R. Smith and one for £1604-12s-5.5d signed by John & James Mare.

[13] A copy of Mr Birch's further opinion on Mr Bagnall's title dated 23 January 1815.

[14] (a) Advertising bill for Bagnall's executors 1814.  (b)  John Cope's bill to Messrs Weston & Heaton re the drawing up of a plan of Bagnall's property in Leek, Staffordshire, 1814. (c ) Receipt signed James Mare for £1000 due to Mr John Bagnall, deceased, and paid by Mr Coupland.

[15] Four letters from John Mare to various solicitor's in Leek, Staffordshire. (a) Letter from Mare junior to Cruso, solicitor, Leek, dated 7th January 1815. Mare expresses his uncle's unease that Mr Lucas was not paying according to the contract.  (b) Letter from Mare  to Cruso, solicitor, Leek, dated 23 June 1817. ( c) Letter from Mare junior to Charles Coupland, solicitor, Leek, dated 17th February 1817. It concerns two missing documents concerning securities from Messrs Balantine & Moorland to Maers's late uncle -Mr Bagnall. In passing he also mentions documents relating to the Ipstones Road.  (d) Letter from John Mare  to Charles Coupland, solicitor, Leek, dated 11th March 1817. It mentions documents relating to the Ipstones Road and the Heath's sale of their property at Stone House..

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