Bednall Collection Part 3 (BC3) No.s 26 to 50   

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Last updated 26/05/2006






Cheadle, Leek, Staffordshire; Ashbourne, Derbyshire;

Letters, etc. from Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, of Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Blagg Son & Masefield of Cheadle, Staffordshire (and others) relating to a an action for wages taken by a Mr. Charles Hall against his brother Mr. William Hall of Waterhouses, Ashbourne, Derby. January to December 1927. This gives details of W. Hall's work and wages. N.B. one week's wages was £2.

Hall; Challinor; Blagg; Millward;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Printed details of property to be sold by auction at the Angel Hotel, Macclesfield on 20th March 1883. The property included; 9 houses in Gunco Lane, Sutton; four houses, a grocer's shop and blacksmiths shop at numbers 68, 70 and 72 Old Mill Lane, Sutton and number 2 Byrons Street, Sutton; seven leasehold houses in Byron Street and Cross Street, Sutton; 18 leasehold houses in High street, Half street, and Pitt Street, Sutton; Cumberland View, Cumberland Street, Macclesfield which was leased to the Revd. J. Sidebottom; 4 houses and 13 cottages  in Hollins Road, Macclesfield; Prospect House and Belle Vue House, and building plots on Blakelow Road, Macclesfield; five houses in Bank Street, Macclesfield and various ground rents.

Brunt; May; Sidebottom; Barker; Shaw;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Scrap of paper listing numbers of births, marriages and deaths between March 1940 and 1945. No indication of the place to which this refers but the paper is believed to come from the offices of a Macclesfield solicitor.

The figures are:

Date:           1940;   1941;   1942;   1943;  1944;   1945.

Births:           793;   1254;   1520;    1966;  1994;  2367.

Deaths:         839;     838;     784;      762;    844;    828;

Marriages:     47;     133;      124;       81;     111;    108.

Total:          1679;   2225;    2428;   2809;   2949;  3263.



Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Typed schedule of deeds to numbers 169-175 Hurdesfield Road and numbers 37, 43 Lansdown Road, Macclesfield, mortgaged by David Burgess of No. 2 House, Court 2 Commercial Road, Macclesfield to the Cheshire Building Society in 1949. The list starts with a lease dated 25th March 1841 from William Smyth to Reuben Newton and ends with a legal charge from David Burgess to the Cheshire Building Society dated 27th April 1949.

Burgess; May; Smyth; Newton; Johnson; Astle; Thompstone; Bayley; Wild; Bailey;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Handwritten list of "quarterly tenants" of numbers 98 and 100 Mill Street [Macclesfield] between 1894 and 1933. Undated but after 1933. It gives names, rents and use of premises. Number 98 Mill Street was as a lockup shop by a Mrs. Harrison at a rent of £23 per annum until  March 1894 when it was taken by Mrs. Lunn who rented it until 1897. In 1897 it was taken by Messrs Sinnett & Sons at a rent of £25 per annum paid quarterly.  In 1900 the property was a glass and china shop run by Shufflebotham Brothers. It then became R. Smith's "Fancy Bazaar. When Smith left the shop was empty for 12 months before Nadin Brothers took it on a 7 year lease with an option to extend for 21 years. They relinquished the shop in 1930 and it was subsequently taken by Mr Hodgson, an optician. In 1933 the rent was £26 per annum.

Number 100 Mill Street was initially a butcher's shop and slaughter house. W. J. Taylor was the butcher. The tenancy then passed to Mrs. Dale who paid a rent of £28 a year until June 1899 when Mr. Ginders took on the tenancy. The rent increased to £30 in 1909 to £36 in 1925

Harrison; Lunn;  Sinnett; Shufflebotham; Smith; Nadin; Taylor; Dale; Ginders; Hodgson;


Macclesfield, Stalybridge, Cheshire. Ferndown, Dorset;

Release  to the trustees of the will of Mrs Frances Anne Bagshaw Hurst deceased in respect of (a) part of the estate held in trust for Alfred Webster Bullock for life and (b) one half of the trust estate held in trust for Hannah Broome Bird for life with remainders over. Dated 17th July 1944.

Bullock; Bird; Hurst; Slater;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Two items relating to property on Castle Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire;

[1] Schedule of deeds and documents relating to the freehold of property on Castle Street, Macclesfield dated 1710 to 1927.  The first with any real information are deeds of lease and release dated 13-14th October 1800 between James Swaine, John Howard, William Wheelton, John Kent, Samuel Kennerley, John Derbyshire, Charles Boothby and Matthew Wadsworth.

[2] Plan of property extending between No.12 Castle Street and No. 15 Mill Street, Macclesfield, drawn by R. A. Riseley (architect) of Castle Street, Macclesfield, and dated July 1948, Scale 20 ft to one inch.

Swaine; Howard; Wheelton;  Kent; Kennerley;  Derbyshire; Boothby; Wadsworth; Brentnall; Brocklehurst; Bowden; Brindley; Jepson; Broadhurst; Gaskell; Stanley; Lord Skelmersdale; the Earl of Derby, Hordern; Riseley


Macclesfield, Cheshire

[1] Acknowledgement of a right to  the production of deeds relating to Park Farm, Victoria Road, Macclesfield by James Kershaw of Macclesfield to The Guardians of the Poor in Macclesfield, dated 12 October 1904.

[2]Letter from J. Moseley, Macclesfield Union, Macclesfield to Mr May concerning the sale of the farm at the corner of Victoria Road adjoining the Workhouse by auction next June or July, Suggesting it would be desirable for the Union to purchase a portion of the farm at the back of the Workhouse. Dated 29 April 1901.

[3] Two letters from or to Jabez Wright (architect) relating to the sale of the Park Farm, dated 5 January 1903 and 10 June 1903.

Kershaw; May; Moseley; Worthington; Higginbotham; Clarke; Gardiner; Cattle; Pattinson; Wright;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Derby, Mackworth, Derbyshire;

Copy draft conveyance of a freehold house and shop in Old Park Lane and Henry Street, Macclesfield by John Jordan of Ashbourne Road, Derby, trustee under the will of Daniel Jordan of Mackworth Castle Yard, Mackworth, Derbyshire, to Jonathon Crowder of Macclesfield, Cheshire, provision dealer, dated 27 December 1883. The property was said to be a plot of land of John Ryles, called Castle Field and the remainder part of a garden bought by John Ryles from Charles Simpson late of Macclesfield, cordwainer and was bounded on the South by Park Lane and on the West by  Henry Street. There was also a shop on the corner of the two streets and 4 houses (1 & 2 Henry Street and 33 & 35 Old Park Lane).

Jordan; Crowder; Ryles; Simpson; Davis; Sale; Mills;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Abstract of the title of Henry Froggatt and others to freehold land situate in or near Beswick Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, contracted to be sold to Mr Jabex Wright.  May & Wain, 1934. The abstract runs from 1884 to 1919. Froggatt family dates of death, probate, etc.

Froggatt; Wright; Siddall; Barclay; Alcock; Cross; Whiston; Longden; Gaskell; Oldfield; Simpson; Bennett; Slater;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft underlease of a messuage, number 36 Acton Place, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, Cheshire by Mrs Emily Esther Burgess of Carr Bank Farm, Alderley Edge, Cheshire , to Mrs Ethel Scovell of 36 Acton Place, Macclesfield, dated 7 May 1927. Includes plan giving names of occupants of numbers 36, 38 and 40 Acton Place, Chester Road, Macclesfield. It cites an indenture of lease between Governors of the Possessions Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the sixth, Macclesfield and John Acton, dated 7 October 1829.

Acton; Scovell; Burgess; Landon; Mottram; Gee; Daly;  Birtles; Broadhead; Wain; Hand;


Macclesfield, Cheshire

Printed affidavit of Harriet Ardern  in the case of Harriet Ardern spinster plaintiff  versus  Charles Hordern, infant, Louisa Marion Street (infant) Isabella Mary Ann Hordern (widow), Frederick Martin Hordern, Elsie Marion Hordern, George William Wain, Charles Brewster and Joshua Ralph Atkins, defendants,  re Anthony Hordern's estate in Chancery before Justice Parker, 1912-H-No. 2979.. Details of testator's bequests and of property including the Blacks Head Inn, Mill Street, Macclesfield and the Lamb Inn,  Stanley Street, Macclesfield. Some Hordern family genealogical information.

Ardern; Hordern; Brewster; Atkins; Wain; Parker; Street;Pattinson; Helm;Ibeson; Watson;


Adlington, Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft assignment of leasehold premises at No. 15 and 17 Great King Street, 14, 16 and 18 Charlotte Street West and No.1, Court 1, Charlotte Street West, Macclesfield, Cheshire by George Etchells Gardiner of the Legh Arms, Adlington, Macclesfield and others, (the personal representatives of Elizabeth Ann Gardiner) , to William Connor of 39 West Bond Street, Macclesfield, grocer and provision dealer, dated 18 July 1925. The property stood on land near Christ Church, Macclesfield part of a field called Barn Field once owned by William Roe.

Gardiner; Connor; Roe; Emery; Williamson;Greenough;


 Congleton, Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft conveyance of a plot of land fronting Congleton Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire by Daniel Brassington Buxton of Changing House Farm, Congleton to Daniel Pimlott of 14 Samuel Street, Macclesfield, baker,, dated 15 July 1924. Includes a plan which shows the land extending through from the Congleton Road to Moss Lane.

Buxton; Pimlott; Whittaker; Bailey; Hulme; Richards; Booth;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft agreement to let the playing field in Broken Cross, Macclesfield by Joseph  Aaron Barlow of Gorsey Knoll Farm, Broken Cross, Macclesfield (called the landlord) with the Macclesfield Corporation, dated 1925. The land was in Pexhill Road, Macclesfield and the rent was £15 per year.



Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft conveyance of No.s 1,3 and 5  Pexhill Road, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, Cheshire by Mrs Annie Holland wife of William Holland of West Mount, Chester Road, Macclesfield, agricultural machinist and Francis Thomas Jones of Fallibroome Road, Macclesfield and his wife Elizabeth for £175, dated  1 August 1925.

Holland; Jones; Metcalfe; Pimblett;  Duerson; Johnson; Henshaw;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Schedule of deeds (dating from 1713 to 1881) to a house in The Waters, Macclesfield, mortgaged by Peter Mason of Macclesfield, auctioneer to the Cheshire Permanent Building Society as security for £200. Document is dated 8 January 1880 [1881].

Mason; Deane; Rowe; Sherwin; Gandy; Davenport; Wright; Humphreys; Brocklehurst; Godwin; Kitchen; Coates; Thompson; Sergeant; Anderton;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Standard printed (uncompleted) agreement for the acquisition of land and for road widening by the Cheshire County Council, dated 193..



Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft lease by Frank Knight of  7 Albert Place, Waters Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, master decorator, to Alexander Guy Moncur of  The Bungalow, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, clothing manufacturer, of two rooms over No. 8 Albert Place, Waters Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire for 5 years at a rent of £78 per year, dated 1954

Knight; Moncur;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Abstract of the title of the personal representatives of George Heath of  Newlyn, High Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, deceased to premises in Coronation Street and Jackson Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, dated 1954. The citation commences with  an indenture of lease dated 8 November 1824 between Charles Wood of Macclesfield, Cheshire, Richard wood of Tytherington and Samuel Shaw of Sutton near Macclesfield concerning a customary  piece of land in Sutton called Pykerye Meadow bounded on the North by Fountain Street (later called Coronation Street) and on the East by a new street called Duke Street (later called Jackson Street) and on the South by Little Pykerye Meadow and to the West by another part of Pykerye meadow to be leased to George Bloor. It includes small plans and gives outline requirements for houses to be built on the land.

Heath; Wood; Shaw; Bloor; Pogmore; Ryle; Massey;  Wain


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Copy covenants from an assignment dated 20 October 1925 made between Mrs Eliza Stoneley and Frederick Drinkwater to which is attached a plan of property  at No.s 11 and 15 Beswick Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire. Plan is to scale and gives names of owners of adjacent properties.

Stoneley; Drinkwater; Beswick Whitmore; Heap;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Chertsey, Surrey;

Eight nuisance abatement and demolition notices issued by the Macclesfield Urban District Council 1935 and 1950.

{1]Order for the demolition of a house number 2, Court 1, Pickford Street, Macclesfield dated 8 February 1935.

[2] Order for the demolition of a house number 8  Waters Green,  Macclesfield dated 7 April 1937.

[3]  Order for the demolition of a house number 10 Waters Green,  Macclesfield dated 7 April 1937.

[4]  Order for the demolition of a house number 12 Waters Green,  Macclesfield dated 7 April 1937.

[5] Abatement notice with respect to a nuisance at No. 63 Pickford Street, Macclesfield, addressed to the executors of the late Mrs E. G. Irvine per Mr A. R. P. Thompson, Corner Cottage, Guilford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, requiring renewal of a firegrate in the living room. Dated 23 April 1938.

[6]Notice  requiring the the clearance of an obstructed drain from a water closet at No. 63 Pickford Street, Macclesfield, dated 20 October 1942.

[7] Notice under the Public Health Act 1936 to provide a dustbin at 63 Pickford Street, addressed to Messrs May & Wain of Church Side, Macclesfield and dated 17 September 1947.

[8] Notice of the time and place of making a demolition order with respect to houses at No.s 37 and 39 Stanley Street,  Macclesfield addressed to Messrs May & Wain of 43 Churchside, Macclesfield and to A. P. R. Thompson (Executor of the late E. G. Irvine) of Corner Cottage, Guilford, Surrey, dated 14 November 1950.

Irvine; Thompson; Albinson;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft agreement between the Macclesfield Rural District Council and William Newbigging of Upton, Macclesfield, gas engineer.  re the widening of Upton Road, Upton, Macclesfield, dated 1911. Includes scale plan showing Upton Hall, Upton Grange, Scycamore, Upton Cottage and Ryelands. The council were to acquire by compulsory purchase a 68 square yard strip of land for £10-12s-6d.

Newbigging; Brocklehurst; Stevenson;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Liverpool; Wigan, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire;

Draft general release by Henry Boothby of Pluto Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, blacksmith, Ellen Melling of Belmont, Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Sarah Ann the wife of Henry Young of Brattan Street, Birkenhead, Mary Ellen Pennington wife of Richard Pennington of Giglow Lane, Wigan, Lancashire, Arthur Melling of Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Ernest Melling of the same place, chemist and others, the executors and trustees of the will of Mrs Elizabeth Poole late of  the Ring o' Bells Inn, King Edward Street, Macclesfield, deceased, whose will was dated 14 October 1896, Hand Bullock & Swindells, Macclesfield, dated 13 October 1898 (99). It gives details of the testator's will. A schedule lists receipts and debts and trustees accounts with respect to various persons are also given

Boothby; Pennington; Young; Melling; Poole; Perkin; Beach; Laham; Marsh; Birtles; Burgess; Westwood; Palfreyman; Wilson; Cope; Williams; Evans; Cooper; Smith; Nicol; Hammond; Wright; Gregg; Lillie; Day; Moxon; Twemlow; Campbell; Gee; Slack; Mitchell; Molyneaux; Lowe; Rider;  Crew; Dearden; Warrington; Walker; Jackson; Smith; Gledhill; Rigby; Walker;  Pendlebury; Maurice; Wadswoth; Brunt; Bond;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft conveyance between John May of  Ridge Hall, Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire, to John Frederick May of Prestbury, Cheshire, and Henry Parrott May  of Blackpool, Lancashire, of freehold land, mills, factories, messuages, cottages, buildings and premises situated at of near Bank Top, Macclesfield, Cheshire, in the possession of James Knight  his assignees and undertenants, dated  1902. The location of the premises is detailed and owners, tenants names given e.g. "land now or late belonging to Messrs William Roe & Co". It mentions  "all pools, reservoirs of waters all springs and streams brooks, rivulets of water arising or flowing therein.." and also "all those mills or factories with the  steam engine, water wheel, gas pipes, millwrights work, fixtures, apparatus…"

May; Roe; Shatwell; Coats; Saywell;Knight; Stringer; Sherratt; Hayes; Barnshaw; Williams;





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