Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 986 to 1000   

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986

Leek, Staffordshire;

Fourteen miscellaneous items relating to the activities of the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands 1871 to 1896.

[1] Draft valuation by Thomas Brealey, of Westwood Heath, Leek, Staffordshire April 1871. Headed " Wm Ridgway to the Trustees of Leek Town Lands, The off going tenant's claims on West Woodhead Heath late John Nadin." Gives areas and manuring and seeding costs.

[2[ The Reverend H. Davenport's compensation for his interest in the 2 cottages and gardens at Nab Hill, Leek, Staffordshire, occupied by Enoch Tatton and George Matthews, 22 June 1874.

[3] Copy of Mr Cleminson's valuation ( detailed) of lands proposed to be exchanged between the Leek Town Lands' Trustees and John Robinson  dated 4 April 1876. Mentions soil types.

[4] Letter from C. Henshaw, clerk to the Office of Improvement Commissioner to Thomas Brealey & Son as agents for the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, 6 July 1881. A copy of resolutions passed at a recent meeting of the Trustees and freeholders of the Leek Town Lands had been passed onto the Commissioners who thanked the Trustees for the vote of £150 towards the cost of laying and paving Canal Street, Leek. The Commission had also ordered the Town surveyor to prepare a plan showing the best route for improving the communication from the end of Macclesfield Road to the railway station.

[5} Meeting of the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, on 1 January 1883,  attended by representatives of the  Leek Improvement  Commissioners and also a Mr Woodhead who objected to a road 30 ft wide but agreed to one 24ft wide, to be exchange, on the basis of 5/- per yard for Mr Woodhead's land and 1/- a yard for Town Lands property - etc. Document gives further details of matters discussed and agreed with regard to the road. It was also resolved that the £100 ordered towards the widening of Broad Street, Leek at the last meeting be paid into the Paving and sewering account without limitation.

[6] Memorandum of an agreement between W. Woodhead and John Brealey before the sale of the late Mr. John Leech's property the 5 May 1881. Brealey had agreed not to bid against him for the Foundry land on condition the Town Lands Trustees should have a strip to widen the lane to 24 feet at a price of 1/- per square yard more than I gave for it. Woodhead was to have as much as he wanted of the Town Lands adjoining the stone wall at 1/- per square yard. Woodhead paid £505 for 2, 761 square yards -approximately 4/- per square yard. Woodhead wanted 5/- a square yard clear of all expenses and have the option of buying at 1/- per square yard within 7 years. Alternatively he would agree to an exchange for the equivalent of 5 times the quantity taken. Undated.

[7] Notice issued by Richard Critchlow, surveyor of the Highways for Lowe,  to stop Basford Lane for repairs and additions to a culvert, 17 July 1883.

[8] Letter from the Charity Commissioners, Whitehall, London to Thomas Brealey & Son, surveyor, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 30 November 1886, concerning the Leek Town Lands Charity and investment in the public funds.

[9] Letter from Stephen Hall Goodwin of Leek, Staffordshire to John Brealey of Leek, dated 22 September 1888, and concerning an offer of £630 for 3 acres 0rood  12.5 perches of land. Goodwin thought the amount too low but would be prepared to recommend acceptance of £710.

[10]  Copy letter, dated 4 December 1889,  from Hacker & Allen of Leek, Staffordshire to C. Henshaw, clerk to the Commissioners for the leek Improvement Act, re  the matter of carts being left in the old cattle market without authority. The "soil and freehold" of the cattle market was vested in the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands for the benefit of the freeholders and inhabitants of the town. Although the Commissioners could levy tolls for its use in accordance with the Leek Improvement Act they could not take action for trespass and thus (they thought) any such action must be taken by the trustees.

[11] Memo from C. Henshaw, clerk to the Commissioners for the Leek Improvement Act to Messrs Thomas Brealey & Son of Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 11 January 1890. This accompanied [10] above and in it Henshaw stresses the potential danger to children from such parked wagons and also the temptation for  children "to interfere with them".

[12] Letter from Challinors & Shaw, Leek, solicitors, to Thomas Brealey & Son, Leek, re the Leek Town Lands, dated 5 June 1891. Concerns return of deeds to the Old Toll House on Buxton Road, Leek which the Trustees of the leek Town Lands had purchased from Mr Byrom. Letter also mentions cottages in Belle Vue in the possession of Mr Byrom which they had been instructed by the Freeholders etc., to recover.

[13] Copy letter, dated 24 June 1896, from Thomas Brealey and Son, leek,  to Mr Robinson, Honorary Clerk to Lowe, concerning  a well which the Trustees of the leek Town Lands thought was not a public well. From enquiries made, it was found that Mr Watson and he predecessor in occupation always paid an acknowledgement of £1 per annum and Joseph Dale the tenant said he did not think it a public well and that he had collected the rent from Mr Watson.  Brealey states that he had reported to the Trustees that " there was a good spring of water and the well had not been dry this summer and some few persons resident in Leek had fetched water from the well without payment, and there was a dirty watering pit slightly above the well which ought to be removed to prevent any danger of contamination, the spring water below the well might be enclosed". The cost of this was estimated at £10 and the Trustees hoped that the Parish Meeting would deal with the well without bringing the Trustees into dispute with the owner of the property.

[14] Letter from the Charity Commissioners, Whitehall, London  to Thomas Brealey & son, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 29 September 1896 re the Leek Town Lands. Requests the return of the Order of the Board "of the 20th ultimo" and any copies, so that they could be altered.

Allen; Brealey; Brough; Challinor; Cleminson; Critchlow;  Cumberledge; Dale;  Davenport; Henshaw; Matthews; Nadin; Ridgway; Robinson; Shaw; Sleigh; Tatton; Watson; Woodhead; Young;

987

Congleton, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Bills of Costs incurred by the Leek Town Lands Charity 1844 to 1858.

[1] Bill of  costs (1844 to 1846) submitted to John Sleigh, surviving Trustee of Leek Town Lands by John Cruso of Leek, solicitor. This concerns the case of Samuel Brooks a Trust tenant who claimed ownership of Trust property.

[2] Costs of previous proceedings (concerning the appointment of new trustees) in the Leek Town Lands Charity 1851-1858.

[3 ]Bill of costs of Joseph Bentley, John Brough, Thomas Carr, Robert Hammersley, Hugh Sleigh, Andrew Jukes Worthington and George Young, the new trustees of the Leek Town Lands Charity appointed by the Order of 11 March 1857 under the Order  (in Chancery) of the 19th June 1856.

[4] Copy bill of the costs etc, of the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands Charity on mortgage under the Order in Chancery of 19th June 1857.

[5] Copy bill of the costs etc, of Mr Wooley as to the conveyance to him of lands vested in him as  as Trustee under the  Order in Chancery of 19th June 1857. Concerns  the matter of  the Leek Town Lands. 1855-1856.

[6] Bill of costs of Her Majesty's Attorney General in the matter of the Leek Town Lands in Chancery  1857.

[7] Copy bill of costs  of the petitioners George Hammersley, Joseph Bentley, Isaac Middleton  and William Lea under the Order in Chancery of 19 June 1856, in the matter of the Leek Town Lands.

[8] Bill of costs (1853 to 1856) of Hugh Sleigh one of the respondents to be taxed in pursuance of an Order of his Honour The Vice Chancellor Kindersley made in the matter of the Leek Town Lands  and dated 19 June 1856.

Alsop; Arnold; Bentley; Birch;  Bloore; Brough; Brooks; Challinor; Clee; Cruso; Carr; Cutting;  Dickenson;  Doxey; Emerson; Goodwin; Gould; Greaves; Griffin; Hacker; Hand; Hammersley; Hulme; Keen; Latham; Lea; Leech;  Lockett; Moorcroft; Radford; Redfern; Russell; Sheldon; Sleigh; Worthington; Young;

988

Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Bills of costs incurred by the Leek Town Lands Charity 1869 to 1906.

[1]Bill of costs (1869 to 1874) from Challinor & Co, Leek to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, 2 January 1878.

[2]Copy bill of costs (1876 to 1878)  from Challinor & Co, Leek to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands,  in regard to proposed exchange of lands with John Robinson of Leek, Staffordshire.

[3] Bill of costs (1881 to 1883) from Challinor & Co, Leek to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, 21 June  1883. Includes appointment of new trustees, purchase of  the Long Field, Leek from Miss Condlyffe's  trustees.

[4] Bill of costs (1893) from Challinor & Co, Leek to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, 30 December 1893.  Concerns purchase of land near Garden Street and West street, Leek..

[5] Bill of costs (1895 to 1896) from Challinor & Co, Leek to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands,  1896. Concerns purchase of houses on Compton, Leek, to enable  the street to be widened.

[6] Bill of costs (1898) from Challinor & Co, Leek to Isaac Heath of Leek, Staffordshire, concerning the sale by him, to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands,  of 3 houses and land near the bottom of Mill Street, Leek22 June 1899.

[7] Bill of costs (1896 to 1898) from Challinor & Co, Leek to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands,  1898  Includes matters such as the leasing of land near Mount Pleasant for a reservoir;  the proposed purchase of  property at the bottom of Mill Street, Leek from Mr Heath, so that the road from Mill Street to Belle Vue Road could be widened. "and arrangements with him (Heath) so as to avoid purchasing the adjoining property formerly belonging to Miss Ann Clowes but now belonging to the Trustees under the will of the late Miss Ann Badnall".

[8] Bill of costs (1900 to 11901) from Challinor & Co, Leek to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands,  14 December 1901. Concerns the purchase of land adjoining Bell Vue Road, Leek, for the purpose of widening and improving it.

[9] Bill of costs (1904  to 1905) from Challinor & Co, Leek to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands,  14 February 1906. Concerns the sale and conveyance of land in Belle Vue, Leek, by Messrs Wardle & Davenport Ltd to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands.

[10] Bill of costs (1903  to 1904) from Challinor & Co, Leek to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, dated externally 1 June 1906 but internally 26 August 1904. Concerns Belle Vue Road improvement  and other matters.

[11] Bill of costs (1904  to 1905) from Challinor & Co, Leek to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands,  1 June 1906. This appears to be an corrected, more detailed,  version  of [10].Bill of costs (1904  to 1905) from Challinor & Co, Leek to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands,  1 June 1906. Concerns the improvements to Belle Vue Road, Leek,

Allen; Badnall; Beaumont; Beacham; Bentley; Brealey; Carr; Challinor; Cleminson; Clowes; Condlyffe; Davenport;  Gaunt; Godwin; Hacker; Hammersley; Heath; Henshaw; Howard; Myatt; Nicholson; Robinson; Platt;  Peach; Redfern; Rigby; Rogers; Shaw; Sleigh; Smith; Walley; Ward; Wardle; Worthington; Young;

989

Leek, Staffordshire; Liverpool;

[1] Copy agreement, dated 19 June 1877, between the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire and John Benson of Leek, innkeeper, whereby Benson agreed to give up a piece of land on the northwest side of the Talbot Inn, Leek, that he owned and which adjoined land vested in the trustees as part of the Leek Town Lands. Benson was also to fence of the land from his adjoining property by a five foot high wall of stone or brick and to keep this in good repair.  The Trustees were to throw open the piece of land and they were also to give John Benson a piece of land on which to erect a urinal  for the use of his adjoining property and the public in general.  Access to the public to be limited to between the hours of 6.0 p.m and 11.00 a.m.  Other conditions include the payment of a fixed annual rent of £1 by Benson for  openings and doors recently made. A coloured plan is included and also a letter (on headed paper] from J. Sykes & Co, Ltd, wine and spirit merchants etc, of Liverpool  concerning the matter -dated 7 August 1925.

[2] Three letters from J. Sykes & Co, Ltd, wine and spirit merchants etc, of Liverpool  concerning the Talbot Hotel, Leek, Staffordshire -dated 24 August 1925, 7 September 1925, and 6 November 1925 respectively.

Benson; Brealey; Brough; Shaw; Sleigh; Smith; Sykes;

990

Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Documents relating to the Leek Town Lands Charity, Leek, Staffordshire.

[1]  Letter, dated 16 October 1841, from Jennings and Bolton, London to John Cruso, Leek, Staffordshire re the Leek Town Lands. Concerns costs in a suit relating to new trustees and the conveyance of the Town Lands to them.

[2] Letter, dated 17 December 1841, from George Sawkins, Leek, Staffordshire to Frank Cruso, Clerk to the Board of Guardians of the Leek Union,  Concerns a conversation he had had with Mr Gaunt with respect to an Act of 59 George 3rd, enabling churchwardens and overseers to claim "all buildings, lands and tenements belonging to the parish" and an enactment under  5th and 6th William 4th, c.69  sec.3,  enabling the Board of Guardians of any parish or union  and for Overseers  of any parish not under a Board of Guardians,   to sell or let or otherwise dispose of any  land belonging to any parish or union or vested in trustee or feoffees in trust for such parish or union or for the parishioners, ratepayers or inhabitants thereof.   Mr Gaunt did not think an Act of Parliament was necessary for the appointment of fresh trustees  or for obtaining powers of sale and exchange for the trustees of the Leek Town Lands since the above mentioned Acts relieved (in Gaunt's view) "this onerous duties" from the surviving trustee -Mr Sleigh and vested them in the Churchwardens and Overseers and Guardians of the Poor.  Sawkins asked Cruso to consider this and whether or not the Board of Guardians should oppose any proposed Bill that might be presented to Parliament by the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands in this connection.

[3] Leek Town Lands. Draft case for the joint opinion of Mr (?)  concerning the Leek Town Lands and whether or not the lands now vested in the last surviving trustee appointed under the Award of the Commissioners of the Leek Inclosure,   and the rents and profits from these remain under his control and direction as heretofore or whether they are vested in the churchwardens and overseers of Leek & Lowe or the Guardians of Leek Poor and under which of them the control of the rents ought henceforth to be.  If they are vested in the churchwardens etc,  which of them with the concurrence mentioned in 5C6 W4 could effect a valid sale or exchange.  If  the opinion is that they remain vested in Mr Sleigh, to advise if new trustees could be appointed  and powers of sale and exchange obtained otherwise than by Act of Parliament.  Cruso, Leek. 26 February 1841.  A note by M. Gaunt, Highfield, Leek states "I have settled and approve  of this case".  A note in the margin gives the opinion of Robert Vaughan Richards and Walter Coulson on the matter.  In their opinion (dated 27 May 1842) an Act of Parliament was needed.

[4] Copy of the opinion of Mr Richards and Mr Coulson on whether or not an Act of Parliament would be necessary to give the trustees of the Leek Town Lands powers to appoint new trustees and to sell or exchange trust property. Dated 27 May 1842.

[5] Leek Town Lands. Case for the joint opinion of Mr Richards and Mr. Coulson after consultation  concerning the Leek Town Lands, Cruso, Leek.  [Broadly as for [4].

[6] Copy of the questions proposed on the case respecting the Leek Town Lands, 1842.

[7] John Heathcote Hacker's bill to the trustees of the Leek Town Lands with regard to obtaining the opinion of Mr Richards and Mr Coulson as to whether or not an Act of Parliament would be required to give the trustees of the Leek Town Lands powers to appoint new trustees and to sell or exchange trust property, dated 26 January 1843.

[8] Letter, dated 15 January 1842,  from Mr Sawkins to John Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, re the Leek Town Lands re the preparation of a case for Counsel's opinion as to the necessity for an Act of Parliament.

[9] Letter, dated 28 January 1842, from Mr Sawkins of Leek to John Sleigh of Leek, Staffordshire, concerning the Leek Town Lands, the proposed application for an Act of Parliament to give the Trustees of the Town Lands power of appointing new trustees and of the sale or exchange of trust lands, and Mr Gaunt's views.

Birtles; Chorley; Coulson; Cruso; Ford; Hacker;  Gaunt; Hollinshead; Jackson; Lovat; Mills; Phillips; Richards; Sawkins; Senior; Sleigh; Smith; Sutton; Sykes;

991

Knutsford, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Miscellaneous letters re the Leek Town Lands.

[1] Letter, dated 15 February 1842, from Michael Gaunt at the Knutsford Sessions, to (?). It states the Captain Powys thought a Special s... should be appointed to examine and verify the overseers' accounts.

[2] Letter, dated 21 March 1891, from S. Henshaw, Clerk to the Leek Improvement Commissioners,  to  Messrs Thomas Brealey & Son as agents for the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands. It carries a copy of a resolution at a recent Board Meeting of the Commissioners which he wanted Brealey to place before the trustees. The resolution asked for an extension of the time for making Cruso Street and Picton Street, Leek.

[3] Letter, dated 25 August 1893, from J. Myatt of the Offices of the Leek Improvement Commissioners,  to  Messrs Thomas Brealey & Son as agents for the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands.  It carries a copy of a minute of the Paving and  Sewering Committee, confirmed by the General Board,  that the Trustees be informed that the cost of making and completing Garden Street from West Street to Belle Vue was £410 of which £165 represented the proportion of the work from West Street to the north side of the Earl of Macclesfield's land. The cost of the widened part of Belle Vue Road to the bottom of Mill Street near the entrance to Kiln Lane, including the purchase of land and houses, was estimated at £2871-10s-0d -the gradient ranging from 1 in 12 to 1 in 20.

[4] Letter, dated 4 June 1896, from J. Myatt of the Leek Urban District Council,  to  Messrs Thomas Brealey & Son as agents for the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands. It carries a copy of a minute of the Paving & Sewering Committee confirmed by the Council, recommending that the proposed improvement in Mill Street be approved and that the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands be asked to appropriate £300 for carrying out this work.

[5] Letter, dated 25 September 1897, from S. Henshaw, Clerk to the Leek Urban District Council,  to  Messrs Thomas Brealey & Son as agents for the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands. It carries a copy of a a letter from John Newall complaining of a nuisance caused by litter and straw in the Old Cattle Market.

[6] Letter, dated 22 September 1899, from S. Henshaw, Clerk to the Leek Urban District Council,  to  Messrs Thomas Brealey & Son as agents for the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands.  It reports that a meeting of the Council had appointed Mr Heath to confer with the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands about a proposed lease of land abutting the Woodcroft Road, Leek to Fred Davenport for building purposes.

[7] Letter, dated 4 October 1899, from S. Henshaw, Clerk to the Leek Urban District Council,  to  Messrs Thomas Brealey & Son as agents for the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands. It carries a copy of a minute of the Paving & Sewering Committee, confirmed by the Council,  referring to a letter from Brealey & Son  and a recommendation that of a plan should be drawn u[ showing the continuation of the street (?) by the North wall of the Gasworks, etc.

[8] Letter, dated 7 April 1900, from Sir Arthur Wardle to John Brealey enclosing a letter he had received from Thomas Robinson of Derby Street, Leek, concerning a resolution passed at a recent parish meeting which related to a letter from Wardle protesting against any additional appointment  for Lowe (re Trustees of Leek Town Lands. [the Parsi Meeting were trying to get  some portion of the Trust's income  expended in Lowe. Wardle suggests that Brealey and Robinson meet him in London to "settle the Urban Council.

[9] Letter, dated 28 March 1901, from Edward Challinor of Challinor & Shaw of Leek, solicitors, to Thomas Brealey of  Leek,   re Mr C. C. Ellis's intention to erect a house on two plots of land (Blood Field) on Mount Pleasant, Leek, that he had recently bought.  Ellis was anxious to erect a ten foot high wall on the East side of his land and adjoining property belonging to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands. The current dividing wall belongs to the Trustees "and is  in a very dilapidated condition". Challinor asked whether the trustees would sell the stone so that Ellis could reuse it in rebuilding the wall on his own land.

[10] Letter, dated 15 May 1901, from J. Myatt of the Leek Urban District Council,  to  Messrs Thomas Brealey & Son as agents for the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands.  It carries a copy of a minute of the Paving & Sewering Committee, confirmed by the Council, recommending that the Town Lands Trustees be requested to have old houses of the East side of Compton , purchased by them for the widening of the road, pulled down and the debris removed at the expense of the Council.

Bailey; Bowyer; Brealey; Brough; Ellis; Gaunt; Henshaw; Myatt;  Masefield; Newall; Powys; Robinson; Shaw; Wardle;

992

Leek, Staffordshire;

Plan of some of the Leek Town Lands in the Nab Hill, to Westwood Lodge area showing owners of adjacent lands. Undated

Bowers; Davenport; Gaunt; Robinson; Watt;

993

Leek, Staffordshire;

Twenty Eight documents relating to the appointment of Trustees of the Leek Town Lands Charity, Leek, Staffordshire, 1877 to 1936.

Adams; Allen; Andrew; Armett; Badnall; Bermingham; Birtles; Brealey; Challinor; Hacker; Henshaw; Hulme; Johnson; Joliffe; Lefroy; Myatt; Moore; Naylor; Nicholson; Roads; Robinson; Rothwell; Rudyard; Shaw; Sleigh; Ward; Wardle; Watson;

994

Leek, Staffordshire;

Tenancy agreement between the trustees  of the Leek Town Lands Charity and the trustees of the Leek Dogs Home  1 January 1931. The agreement concerned a plot of land at Woodcroft near Westwood Heath, Leek, Staffordshire, let at an annual rent of £5. The trustees of the Dogs Home were to fence this off and erect on it a building for a dogs home with a boiler shed attached.

Challinor; Johnson; Smith; White;

995

Leek, Staffordshire;

Seven items relating to the sale by the Leek Urban District Council to Trustees of the Leek Town Lands,  of a cottage occupied by Mrs Goldstraw, for £750, and the offer of the Waste Ground on the Buxton Road, Leek, free, to be kept as a public open space forever. July to October 1947. Includes a plan showing the land in question.

Esland; Goldstraw;  Smith;

996 Leek, Staffordshire; Copy of Mr William Beaumont Badnall's opinion on a case submitted to him prior to the mortgage by the working Men's Freehold Land society to the leek and Moorlands Building Society. Lincoln's Inn 3 June 1876. Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire Badnall; Challinor;
997

 

Leek, Staffordshire; 1] Schedule of engines, machinery, etc., in the Compton Mill, Leek, of Messrs Trafford, White & Co, silk, braid and tie manufacturers, of Leek, Staffordshire, dated September 1914.

[2] Copy of a mortgage of the benefit of an agreement dated 30 September 1912 for the sale and purchase of a silk mill, house and premises in Wellington Street, Leek, Staffordshire by way of collateral security. Job White of Leek, silk braid and tie manufacturer to Herbert Trafford of Leek, silk braid and tie manufacturer (Euston Mills), dated 2 December 1914. Carries a note that it was "examined with engrossment 28/11/1914".

[3] Copy draft mortgage, by Job White of Leek, silk braid and tie manufacturer to Herbert Trafford of Leek, silk braid and tie manufacturer, of a silk mill, warehouse, land and premises situated at Compton, Leek, Staffordshire, as security for £12000 (overwritten £11861-13s-2d) and interest. 2 December 1914.Carries a note that it was "examined with engrossment 28/11/1914".

[4] Deed of agreement for dissolution of partnership between Herbert Trafford of Leek, silk braid and tie manufacturer and Job White of Leek, silk braid and tie manufacturer, 29 August 1914.

[5] Extract from an indenture dated 29 August 1914 re Trafford White & Company, Leek, Staffordshire;

[6] Articles of partnership between Job White of Leek, Staffordshire, silk braid and tie manufacturer and William Davis of Leek, commercial traveller, trading as White & Davis, from 1st November 1914. Davis was to pay a premium of £2000 to Job White. Hacker & Allen, Leek, 10 December 1914. Carries a note "Examined with two typed engrossments 27/11/17".

[7] Draft notice of the dissolution of partnership of Trafford & White, silk braid and tie manufacturers, Leek, Staffordshire, as from 1 July 1914.

[8] Draft circular to customers notifying them of the dissolution of partnership of Trafford & White, silk braid and tie manufacturers, Leek, Staffordshire, as from 1 July 1914.

[9]Copy letter from Job White of Roche View, Weston Street, Leek, Staffordshire to Herbert Trafford of Leek, silk braid and tie manufacturer, dated 15 July 1914, and concerning the dissolution of their joint business.

[10] Draft assignment of a share in an agreement dated 30 September 1912 for the sale and purchase of a silk mill, house and premises in Wellington Street, Leek, Staffordshire, by Herbert Trafford of Leek, Staffordshire and Job White of Leek, silk braid and tie manufacturer, dated 30 November 1914.
Allen; Bermingham; Heaton; Trafford; White;
998 Leek, Staffordshire; [1] Particulars for the sale of Mr Fernyhough's property situate on Leek Moor and Ball Haye Green, Leek, Staffordshire, to be sold by auction at the Red Lion Inn, Leek, o 4 December 1828. The property included 5 newly erected, three storey houses with cellars, one of which had a large bay window to the front adjoining the Buxton Road, and 25 building plots and 0.75 acres on Ball Haye Green.

[2] Amounts realised for building plots in the sale of Mr Fernyhough's land at the Red Lion Inn, Leek, Staffordshire on 4 December 1828. Prices per square yard ranged from 1s 6d to 2s 3d. And a total of £1310-13s-5d was raised from the sale of 25 plots. On the back is Mr Fernyhough's account with Richard Gaunt
Barnes; Brocklehurst; Fernyhough; Higgs; Gaunt;
999 Leek, Staffordshire; [1] Draft will of William Pilkington of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, 7 January 1884. This includes bequests to "Jollife's Charity" -otherwise the Leek Almshouse Charity.

[2] Notes concerning bequests in the will of William Pilkington of Leek 1884.

[3] Letter, dated 8 January 1884, from John Brealey of Leek, Staffordshire, land agent and surveyor, to Thomas Robinson of Leek. Re the Leek Almshouse Charity.

[4] Printed abstract of accounts for the Condlyffe Charity, Leek, Staffordshire for the year 1917.
Boag; Brealey; Challinor; Flint; Frith; Horne; Hulme; Jackson; Joliffe; Milner; Morne; Pilkington; Sales; Sleigh; Smith; Stretch;
1000 Clive, Shropshire; Flashbrook, Adbaston, Kemsey; Blymhill, Hill Hall, High Offley, Norbury, Gnosall, Knightley, Seighford, Staffordshire; [1] Copy (made 16 March 1731) of a deed to declare the uses of a fine levied by Edward Barbour of Flashbrook, Staffordshire and his wife Mary to Edwin Skrymshire of Aquilate, Staffordshire, with respect to 13 messuages, 12 cottages, 3 tofts, 25 gardens, 20 orchards, 700 acres of arable, 100 acres of meadow, 400 acres of pasture, 30 acres of wood, 400 acres of furze and heath, 20 acres of land covered with water, 3 shillings rent and common of pasture for all manner of cattle, etc, in Flashbrook, Adbaston, Kemsey, High Offley, Norbury, Gnosall, Knightley and Seighford, Staffordshire, in trust.. 5th November 1684.

[2] A copy of Mrs Barbour's settlement, dated 15 March 1685, from Mr Edward Barbour of Flashbrook, Staffordshire, deceased, in pursuance of certain articles, dated 27 April 1680 and in obedience to a Deirstall Order of the High Court of Chancery.

[3] Copy (made 16 March 1731) of a deed to make a tenant to Mr Edward Barbour of Flashbrook, Staffordshire's recovery which was delivered to the use of him in Fee, 7th June 1694.

[4] Abstract of Mr Barbour's title (1654-1722) to the Seighford and Kemsey Estates, Staffordshire 1729.
Barbour; Blakemore; Beech; Browne; Clayton; Cooke; Comberford; Ethel; Foden; Grosvenor; Hollins; Hudson; Hudge; Ikin; Jones; Keys; Jackson; Lovett; Maddock; Mills; Moreton; Parker; Peake; Pigott; Porter; Povey; Reade; Skrymshire; Scott; Strutt; Taylor; Thornbury; Turner; Vyse; Webb; Wedgwood; Wells; Wood; Woodcock; Wytherley; Yate;
 

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