Bednall Collection Part 3 (BC3) No.s 126 to 150   

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Last updated 10/06/2006






Macclesfield, Cheshire; Warrington, Lancashire;

[1] Draft lease for 15 years,  of the Pickford Street Mill, Macclesfield, by Messrs Greenall Whitley & Co. Ltd, of Wilderspool, Warrington, Lancashire, to Cornelious Herbert Nicholls of Marlborough Mills, Pickford Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, shirt manufacturer, dated 5 August 1907. Annual rent £45. Includes a schedule of fittings.

[2] Four letter re the signing of the lease in August 1907.



Macclesfield, Cheshire; Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland;

Draft agreement between Dendy & Beard  of Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk manufacturers, with Robert Millar the younger of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, weaving agent, that Millar would act as weaving agent for the firm in the district around Stonehouse, working on a commission basis. Document in incompletely dated 188?.

Dendy; Beard; Millar;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; London;

Agreement for the sale of freehold property in Great King Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire between John Henshall  Moss and Albert Edward  Smith of Castle Street Garage, Macclesfield, trading as motor engineers under the name "Moss & Smith", and Rossett Estates Ltd of London, dated August 1936.  It cites a deed of sale dated 1 August 1895 between Thomas Hammond and Thomas Wilde Fawkner. Document includes a plan of the site which shows that the land was a strip formerly part of Moss & Smith's garage on Great King Street and lay adjacent to a passageway providing access to a mineral water works and the rear of a building  "formerly used as a bazaar".

Moss; Smith; Rossett; Hammond; Fawkner; Hulme; Brickhill;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft assignment, dated 6 November 1948, of no. 47 Cross Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, by Mrs Elizabeth May Hyde of Lancashire Hill, Stockport, Cheshire to William Froud of 47 Cross Street, Macclesfield, retired yard foreman and purchaser. Includes a plan of the site.

Hyde; Froud;  Wood; Bratt; Skinner; Hand; Edwards; Lewin;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Cartmel, Lancashire;

Draft conveyance of Eddisbury Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, by Stephen Thornber Smith of Cark House, Cark-in-Cartmel, Lancashire, to Archibald Ernest Dixon of Eddisbury Hall, Macclesfield, dated 2 June 1921. Includes a plan of the 8 acre estate and a schedule of deeds..

Smith; Dixon; Broklehurst; Pownall; Morgan; Edwards; Thompson; Woodward; Southerst;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft conveyance of freehold  messuages (1 & 3 Boden Street)  with warehouse, smithy yard and outbuildings, near Waters Green and in Boden Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, by Mrs. Jane Doughty wife of Edward Doughty of Oxford Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, to Thomas Buckley of High street, Macclesfield, bill poster, dated 19 April 1919. Includes a plan of the area showing the property which extended from Boden Street through to a passageway at the side of Waters Green Tavern.

Capper; Doughty; Buckley; Sanders; Mellor; Farrar; Ingles;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Liverpool, Lancashire;

Draft conveyance  of a shop at no.103 Mill Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, by Thomas Jackson  of High Street, Macclesfield and Joseph Jackson of Bond Street, Macclesfield, to Bancroft Turner of Cumberland Street, Macclesfield, grocer and provision dealer, dated 8 April 1919. It cites indenture of lease dated 5 December 1796 between David Hall and Charles Broad and john Higginbotham concerning land previously demised by William Roe late of Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire to Hall and Broad in an indenture dated 13 May 1788.

Jackson; Turner; Broad; Hall; Roe; Plant;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft assignment of no.s 3, 5, 7 and 9 Park Street and no. 2 Lord Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire by John William Mottershead of Bond Street, Macclesfield, silk manager, to Robert White  pf Park Street, Macclesfield, photographer, dated 10 November 1919.  It cites an indenture dated 17 June 1824 between John Ryle and Thomas Ainsworth concerning a part of a plot of land  called the Big Mill Field bounded on the North by Park Street, on the West end by Lord Street, on the East end by Lowe Street and on the South by another part of Big Mill Field leased to  James Frost.

Mottershead; White; Ryle; Ainsworth; Frost; Cox; Matthews; Challinor;  Somerville; Marshall; Roberts; Brown; Chorley; Hudson;


Bollington, Macclesfield, Sutton, Cheshire;

Copy draft conveyance of a plot of land on the North side of Sunderland Street Chapel, Macclesfield, Cheshire, by William Smale and William Bullock of Macclesfield, silk manufacturers and their mortgagees (the trustees of the Cheshire Permanent Benefit Building Society) to the  John Wright Smallwood of Macclesfield, druggist, William Creswick Lomas Oliver of Bollington, Cheshire, cotton spinner, John Fynney Bowers, cheese factor, George Cox, throwster, William Thomas Gent, John Brereton Swindells, bank clerk, John Barlow Lees, silk throwster, Moses Cooper, cashier, Robert Hall, cashier, John Clayton, builder, Charles Hopper, draper, Robert Boothby Hall, coal agent and Robert Meek, draper all of Macclesfield and Robert Proctor of London Road, Sutton Macclesfield, leather merchant, all Trustees of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield , dated 24 April 1882.  The plot of land was bounded on the south by the Sunderland Street Chapel, on the West by Sunderland Street, on the East by the River Bollin and on the North by land of Bullock and Smales. Document mentions an indenture dated 28 May 1802 between William Turnock and John Ryle the elder and others made for the settlement of a piece of land and chapel in Sunderland Street, Macclesfield for the use of the "people called Methodists in the Connexion established by the late Revd. John Wesley".

Smale; Bullock; Hooley; Arnold; Broderick; Brunt;  Smallwood; Oliver; Bowers; Cox; Gent; Swindells; Hall; Swindells; Lees; Cooper; Clayton; Hopper; Meek; Proctor; Dawson; Barkes; Hooley; Wesley; Turnock; Ryle; Pearson;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Buxton, Derbyshire;

Draft conveyance of land near Oxford Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire by the Florence Mary Wright of Buxton, Derbyshire, widow,, Percy Wright of  King Edward Street, Macclesfield, architect, Joseph Gaskell of Roe Street, Macclesfield, personal representatives of Jabez Wright of Macclesfield, deceased and their mortgagees, to Harold Harrison of Macclesfield, solicitor, , dated 1935. It includes a plan of the site.

Wright; Longden; Froggatt; Gaskell; Harrison; Salt;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Lease of the laundry and premises on Parker Street and Turnock Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, by Samuel Woodman of Mill Street, Macclesfield, laundryman, and Arthur Shaw of Bond Street, Macclesfield, laundryman,  to Arthur Mason of Jodrell Street, Macclesfield, textile designer, dyer and printer,, for 5 years at an annual rent of £96, dated 1927.

Woodman; Shaw; Mason;


Congleton, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Halifax, Yorkshire;

[1] Abstract of the title of the North Cheshire Brewery Company Limited to the Blacks Head public house, Mill Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, dated 1926.

[2] Two plans of the Blacks Head site, dated 16 February 1927, which give the names of occupiers of adjacent properties..

Hordern; Lord Skelmersdale; Earl of Derby;  Stanley; Bowers; Rhodes; Street; Learoyd;  Morris; Ingham; Wheelwright; Waller; Brocklehurst; Barber; Lane; Chapman; Hall;


 Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Agreement between John Eccles of Chestergate, Macclesfield, motor coach proprietor, and Joseph Fowler, Ernest  William Scanlon Arthur Shaw, John Bradbury, Arthur Bradbury, David Goldthorpe, Ralph Stonier,  Frank Wardle, Fred Sherratt, Joseph Bradbury, Ernest Wardle,  Leonard H. Fowler, Arthur Adams, William Williams, Fred Fowler and William R. Wadsworth all of  Macclesfield, Cheshire, the Trustees of the Church Street West Chapel, Macclesfield, Cheshire, dated 1935 Includes a plan of the site. Agreement concerns a wall between  Eccles' property and the chapel to which the Trustees of the chapel had attached  the roof of a vestibule to the chapel.

Eccles; Fowler; Wardle; Bradbury; Adams; Williams; Wadsworth; Goldthorpe; Shaw; scanlon; Stonier;


 Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft assignment of a leasehold plot of land and no.15 Brock Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, by Benjamin Leech of Pownall Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, analytical and consulting chemist,  to William Alfred Ward of 15 Brock Street, Macclesfield, french polisher, dated 5 March 1924. Includes a plan of the site and a schedule of deeds. Document cites an indenture of lease, dated 1 March 1848, between John Brocklehurst and Joseph Dranfield Barlow concerning a "plot of land situate near Beech Lane, Macclesfield aforesaid being part of a certain field call Pearl Walls…bounded on the North by Coare Street…..and on the East by Brock Street".

Leech; Barlow; Brocklehurst; Ward; Lockett; Thomas; Dawson; Bailey; Simpson; Watts; Nield;


 Macclesfield, Prestbury, Rainow, Cheshire; Manchester; Liverpool;

[1] Draft assurance,  dated 30 July 1909, of a share and interest in a customary or copyhold estate known as The Hough Hole and The Blue Boar, situated in Rainow near Macclesfield, Cheshire, by the personal representatives of Joseph Nixon Mellor deceased and  to the trustees of the will of the late William Mellor who died on 21 October 1881.  Mellor wills and family genealogical information. The estate included two (3?) cotton mills, four cottages and other property and included mineral rights.

[2] Schedule of deeds relating to the trust estate of the late William Mellor and relating to the Hough Hole estate Rainow, Macclesfield, Cheshire, 1762 to 1908. Includes lease of coal mines.

[3]  Schedule of deeds relating to copyhold premises, etc, called Kerridge Side in Rainow near Macclesfield forming part of the trust estate of the late William Mellor, 1695  to 1857.

[4]Schedule of deeds and documents  relating to the Hough Hole Estate, part of the trust estate of the late William Mellor of Rainow, Cheshire 1762-1909.

Mellor; Nixon; Jackson; Bagshaw; Walker; Brewer;  Arrowsmith; Broome; Livesley; Rowson; Twemlow; Downes; Beard; Vare;  Armett; Hill; Broadhurst; Gaskell;


Macclesfield, Rainow, Cheshire;

Copy draft proclamation to surrender customary or copyhold hereditaments in Hawkins Lane, Rainow near Macclesfield, Cheshire and within the Manor and Forest of Macclesfield,and Certificate of Consideration, by Mrs Hattie Matilda Mellor of the Hough Hole, Rainow, widow & others to Harold William Sheldon of Pedley House, Rainow, Cheshire, bank cashier, , dated 1 George V. The property concerned was then occupied by Alice Broadhurst, Hannah Gosling and Joseph Downes.

Mellor; Sheldon; Downes; Broadhurst; Gosling;


Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire;

The Court of the  Manor and Forest of Macclesfield:

[1] Tithe rent charges due December 1877. Lists tenants, owners, arrears and rent charge. Includes printed list of tithe commutation table of corn prices for 7 years to Christmas 1877.

[2] List of Fines due to the Crown 18 George V.

[3] Small bundle of documents (7)relating to the extinguishment of manorial rights on property in Bollington, Kettleshulme, Rainow and other places in Macclesfield, Cheshire 1930 to 1938.

Arnold; Hulley; Sheldon; Kirk; Davenport; Hine; Kirkham; Pimlott; Dixon; Kellett; Froggatt; Beswick; Burrowa; Moseley; Duncalf; Hunt;  Thorpe;  Holland; Pickford; Slack; Potts; Swinnerton; Jones; Davis;  Barker; Lawson; Norbury; Cattrell; Stubbs; Heslop;  Goulder; Thorp; Beck; Tebay; Bowler; Goodwin; Newton; Gosling; Taylor; May; Unwin; Cooke; Bullock; Barton; Rowbotham; Kelly; Thorley; Hulme; Dewsbury; Arrowsmith; Brocklehurst; Holt; Elliott; Nixon; Riddock; Mayer; Warrington; Russell;  Mellor; Dernaley; Williamson; Higginbotham; Simcock;  Watts; Richardson;  wood; Stanier; Denton; Reade; Lomas; Mason; Brogden; Snape; Green; Bailey; Davidson; Sumner; Newton; Biddulph; Clayton; Sidebotham; Whiston; Whillock; Thomason; Foster; Millward;  webb; Turner; Watson; Allen;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; London;

Draft lease by Samuel West Derbyshire  of Oxford Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, butcher, and George Wain, his mortgagee, to Messrs Woolworth & Co. Ltd., of Victory House, Kingsway, London, of no.s 27 and 29 Mill Street, Leek, Macclesfield, Cheshire, dated 26 March 1927. Includes a small plan of the site.  The lease was to run for forty two years at an annual rent of £400 free of deductions.

Wain; Derbyshire; Woolworth;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Copy lease, dated 26 October 1812, by George Nixon of Macclesfield, Cheshire; baker, to William Saunderson of Macclesfield, labourer, of a plot of land "now staked meted marked measured and set out situate, lying and being near Barn Street, Macclesfield," which had formerly been the inheritance of John Wright and afterwards of Timothy Warhurst, bounded on the East by a new street to be called Baker Street.  The lease was for  999 years at an annual rent of .£1-13s-1d. Saunderson was to erect one or more good and substantial dwelling houses or other buildings upon the plot with a clear yearly value of £3-6s-0d at least, flag one half of Baker Street and keep the property repaired and in good order.  Includes a simple plan of the site showing adjacent landowners.

Nixon; Saunderson; Wright; Warhurst; Croft; Blagg; Tunnicliffe;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; London;

[1] Agreement for the sale of freehold property on Thomas Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, between Joseph Wellings of Errwood, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, builder and contractor, to Rossett Estates Ltd., of Bedford Row, London, dated 193?. It includes two plans. The property lay between no.9 and no. 23 Thomas Street, Macclesfield and was formerly the site of no.15 Nixons Yard with stables and coal yard formerly occupied by Philip Flanagan. There was also a second plot formerly the site of no. 23 Thomas Street.

[2] Plan A showing just the plot in question.

[3] Plan B showing the plot of land in relation to the larger area of Derby Street, King Street and Thomas Street, Macclesfield.

[4] Extract of an indenture  dated 6 December 1890 between George Turner and George Edmund Turner and Elizabeth and Alice Smith concerning house in Derby Street (formerly Barn Street) and Nixon's Yard in Macclesfield formerly occupied by Thomas Pimlott, Hannah Hamson and William Flanagan afterwards of William Hall and Edward Alton but are now used as a shop, house and cottage known as 44 Derby Street and no.1 Nixon's Yard, and also all that messuage at and being no. 15 Nixon's Yard occupied by Philip Flanagan, and two closes on Macclesfield Common (near to Windyway Head) occupied by  James Kirk. Other property is also mentioned.

[5] Extracts from requisitions re the title to the property.

Wellings; Rossett; Nixon; Smith; Blagg; Smith; Fowler; Fawkner; Flanagan; Pimlott; Hamson; Hall; Alton;  Turner; Potts; Burton; Acton; Kent; Swindells; Johnson; Pimblott; Landerson?; Stubbs;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Memorandum of agreement between George Fountain  the lessor and Joseph Hayhurst the lessee, in which the lessee agreed to rent the Salisbury Club premises in Chatham Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, together with a plot of land in Derby Street, Macclesfield for a term of 7 years  commencing the 29 September 1908 at an annual rent of £20.

Fountain; Hayhurst; Ramsden;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Manchester;

Printed notice of the sale by auction at the Clarence Hotel, Manchester, of the Sutton Mills, Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire, and fixed machinery including 26,248 mule spindles and other machinery. The buildings included the main mill which was 137ft 3" by 57ft, and seven and a half storeys high with a fireproof scutching and blowing room; a smaller mill 180ft by 42ft and 3 storeys high; a third mill 14 1ft by 38ft, two and a half storeys high and part fireproof.  The mills were equipped with both  steam and water power and were than "fitted up for preparing and spinning cotton". Details of engines and boilers given. Undated.

Peacock; Goddard; Challinor; Bateson; Robinson; Morris.


Macclesfield, Cheshire; ;

Uncompleted, water agreement between John Mellor  2a King Edward Street, Macclesfield, estate agent, and Tom Spearing of Calrow Fold Farm, Rainow near Macclesfield, Cheshire, dated 18??  The charge per 1000 gallons was 10.5 pence. Printed terms of agreement.

Spearing; Mellor;


Wirksworth, Derbyshire; Macclesfield, Tytherington, Cheshire; Haywards Heath, Sussex;

Abstract of the title of Mary Alice Slack relating to leasehold premises  no.38 (?) Jackson Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, undated but about 1937-38   It cites a lease, dated 20 August 1832, between Charles Wood the elder of Macclesfield, Richard Wood of Tytherington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, John Ryle of Park House, Macclesfield, Peter Arkwright of Rock House, Wirksworth, Derbyshire and John Gosling of Sutton, Macclesfield, bricklayer, in it is agreed that the property will be surrendered in the Court of the Manor and Forest of Macclesfield to the uses of Gosling for 999 years.  The land is described as "all that customary or copyhold plot of land ….in a certain close of land  of them the said Charles Wood and Richard Wood in Sutton and called the Little Pykere or Pool Croft  bounded on the west by a new street called Duke Street, on the South by land leased to William Stubbs, on the East by land leased to John Bratt and on the North by another part of the Little Pykere Croft.  The Woods, Arkwright and Ryle retained certain rights including that of laying down, repairing etc, pipes or soughs conveying water from the reservoir to the works of the said Charles and Richard Wood.  The annual rent for the lease was £2-11s-1d. Document includes 2 plans.

Gosling; Wood; Ryle; Arkwright; Stubbs; Bratt; Woodward; Slack; Lowe; Arnold;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

North Western Electricity Board Plan 7/D No. 1720 re land at Robin Lane, Lyme Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, dated 17 April 1957. It shows a housing estate (Lindrum Avenue -Robin Lane) and the "Shadeyard".




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