Bednall Collection Part 3 (BC3) No.s 51 to 75   

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Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Abstract of title of the Macclesfield Rural District Council to freehold premises in Hurdsfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire dated 1964 [Document has been torn into two parts]. Document contains several plans. The land is between the Hurdsfield and Higher Fence Roads, near the Macclesfield Canal and formed Roewood House Farm.

Brocklehurst; Baker; Robinson; Torr; Driffield; Fallon;


Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Copy agreement for the tenancy of Glue Sheds Farm, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, between James Robert Jackson of  Coronation Street, Macclesfield (the landlord) and Percy Billinge of of Shrigley Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, farmer, at a yearly rent of £40, dated 19 March 1938.

Jackson; Billinge; Walker;


 Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft abstract of the title of John Frederick May of to leasehold property at the corner of Beech Lane and Coare Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, leased to Mrs Sarah Leah, dated 1902.

Leah; May;


 Macclesfield, Cheshire; East Sheen, Surrey;

Abstract of title of Edward Roylance to land near Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire. It cites and indenture, dated 1 January 1883, between the (1) Right Honourable Edward Earl of Latham and Edward Hugh Leycester Penrhyn of the Cedars, East Sheen, Surrey (the vendors)   (2) Right Honourable Edward Henry Earl of Derby (the life tenant) and (3) Edward Roylance (the purchaser). It contains extracts from and refers to the  will of the Rt Hon. Edward Geoffrey Earl of Derby dated 21 February 1865.

Fox Stanley; Wilbraham; Penrhyn; Stubbs; Longden; Goodwin; Burgess;


 Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leeds, Yorkshire;

Draft assignment of number 81 Mill Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire by John Henry Foster of 81 Mill Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, to the Wall Paper Stores Limited of 105 Albion Street, Leeds, dated 1 September 1948.  It cites an indenture dated 21 May 1794 between Nathaniel Wright and George Nixon of land bounded on the East by Mill Street and to the North by Roe Street and on the West by a coal yard

Foster; Roe; Nixon; Wright;  Hall; Broad;  Gibbon; Parrott; Daintry; Henshaw; Bulkeley;  Maydew; Downes; Scragg;  Needham;  Franklin; Smith;  Gaskell;


 Macclesfield, Cheshire; Tring, Hertfordshire;

[1] Abstract of the title of Mrs  Maud  Derbyshire and Miss Nellie Lowndes relating to numbers 77 & 77a Roe Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, 1810 to 1895,  dated 1949. This includes a plan  dated 30 September 1895 which shows a plot on the corner of Roe Street and Bridge Street, Macclesfield.

[2] Continuation abstract of the title  to numbers 77 & 77a Roe Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, dated 1958. This includes a plan  dated 30 September 1895 which shows a plot on the corner of Roe Street and Bridge Street, Macclesfield. This contains just one indenture of assignment dated 5 November 1949, between Mrs. Maud  Derbyshire of Overstrand, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire (wife of Samuel Derbyshire) and  Arthur Leslie Leah of 77 Roe Street, Macclesfield, radio and electrical engineer.

Derbyshire; Lowndes; Davenport; Aspen; Akers; Critchley; Brinsley; Roe; Harrison; Brunt; Boden; Sidebotham; Thorneycroft; Moss; Higson; Astall;  Pearson; Lovatt; Wild;  Marsden; Leah;


 Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft conveyance of freehold premises at 45 Mill Street and 2 Derby Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire from Mrs Annie Holland, wife of William Holland of West Mount, Chester Road, Macclesfield, agricultural machinist to Mrs Annie Holland and Mr Frederick  Charles  Sheldon of Trenance, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, architect, dated 1934. It mentions that some of the land was formerly "Pott Croft. Property now occupied by the Saxone Shoe Company.

Holland; Sheldon; May;  Cuthbert; Beardmore; Steele; Turpin;


 Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft conveyance of property on King Edward Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire by George Fountain of 23 Jordangate, Macclesfield, retired coach proprietor,  to John  George Hibbert of Market Place, Macclesfield, taxi proprietor,  dated 2 November 1923. Includes a large scale plan, a schedule of deeds 1885 to 1922,  and a statement of the sale bill. The land was leased from the Governors of King Edward the sixth's Grammar School, Macclesfield and was bounded on the North by King Edward Street, and had a right of way from Chestergate. Details of John ; Fountain's will and some family relationships.

Fountain; Hibbert; Denton; Greenwood; Brown; Goodwin; Shaw; Booth; Cooper; Copper; Wakefield; May; Norton; Stubbs; Leigh; Hatton; Barnsby;  Doran;


 Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft conveyance of property (including a printing works) off Chestergate, Macclesfield, Cheshire by George Fountain of Jordangate House , Macclesfield, saddler, and others to John Sinnett of Market Place, Macclesfield, taxi proprietor,  dated 26 December 1925. Includes a  scale plan and a schedule of deeds 1876 to  1925.  Includes details of John Fountain's will and some family relationships.

Fountain; Hibbert; Sinnett; Greenhalgh; Brown; Greenwood; May; Barnsby; Jones; Lallemand; Gregory; Catley; Neil.


 Alderley, Macclesfield, Poynton,  Cheshire;

Abstract of the title of James Leach to leasehold property in Duke Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire 1806 to 1918. Document is dated 1921. The first document cited is an indenture dated 1st January 1806 between Nathaniel Wright of Poynton, Cheshire and Henry Wardle  of Macclesfield, silk merchant, reciting an indenture dated 29 September 1792 between (1) David Hall of Macclesfield, silk merchant and Charles Broad of Macclesfield, stone mason, and (2) Nathaniel Wright of a plot of land formerly part of Barker's Croft. Document incorporates several small plans which show the property on both sides of New Street which ran between Mill Street and Duke Street, Macclesfield. Another plan shows an area at the rear of 40 to 46 Duke Street, Macclesfield,

Leach; Wright; Hall; Wardle; Broad;Bulkeley; Winkle; Forest;  Henshaw;  Warren; Hampson; Welch; Brocklehurst; Hanison;  Morlidge; Nixon; Thompson; Taylor;  Gatley;  Gibbon; Parrott; Daintry;  Needham;  Peacock; Maydew; Downes; Scragg; Loney; Hamson;  Moss;  Bayley; Wheelton; Bailey;  Eastwood;  Kirk;


 Macclesfield,  Cheshire;

Draft assignment of leasehold premises known as the White Hart Inn, Roe Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, by John May of Ridge Hall, Sutton near Macclesfield, Cheshire, to the North Cheshire Brewery Company whose registered office was at Charles Street, Macclesfield, dated 14 May 1900. Includes a schedule of deeds 1792 to  1868.

Roe; Broadhurst;  May; Sheard; Barbour; Higginbotham;  Gregory; Hulme; Mellor; Smith;  Boden; Frost; wilson; Percival; Robinson; Royston; Hulme;  Brookholding; Baker; Biden; Curwen; Goodall;


 Macclesfield,  Cheshire;

Copy of defence in the case of  Edward Arthur Clarke and Edwin Kennedy Hilton plaintiffs versus Constance Evelyn wife of John Rowland Cattle, Miss Alice Maud Gardiner and others, defendants. In the Probate, Divorce and Administration Division of the High Court of Justice,  1906. C. No. 1394, delivered 31 July 1906.

Clarke; Hilton; Gardiner; Cattle; Higginbotham; Dicker;  Bayford;


 Macclesfield,  Cheshire; Gorton, Lancashire;

Draft conveyance of the reversion of a plot of land (part of Davies Meadow) at the Waters, Macclesfield, Cheshire, by Thomas Bradley of  33 Longford Street, Abbey Hay, Gorton, Lancashire, locomotive fireman,  to Messrs Challinor & Holmes Ltd. Silk manufacturers, winders and spinners of King Street & Waterloo Street Mills, Macclesfield (head office Queen Street) dated 10 October 1939. Includes seven letters.

Challinor; Holmes; Bradley; Davenport; Felton; Bayley; Arnold; Johnson; Wright;


 Macclesfield,  Cheshire; Blackpool, Lancashire;

Eight items relating to the Knight Street Mill,  and the Bank Top Estate, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

[1] Bank Top Estate: List of properties sold and purchase monies received between 25 July 1907 and 1st May 1918.

[2] Account re the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield, 1912.

[3] Summary of the rentals for the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield which was in multiple occupancy at between £10 and £20 a floor -Gross Rental £88-2s-7.5d for the 4 storey building.. (undated).

[4]Two letters from H. P. May  to Frederick May, Macclesfield dated (a) 29 January 1903 and addressed from HPM's Blackpool office relating to the Bank Street property and (b) dated 2 February 1922 and addressed from Newley Bridge, relating to the Knight Street Mill which mentions its  proposed sale for £600 in December 1920.

[5] Summary of the cost of fixing a secondhand  boiler at the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield, tenanted by the Royle Dyeing Company, 1911. The boiler was acquired from Messrs Heaths and involved taking down walls to get it into the building.

[6] Cost of installing boiler and making repairs at the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield.

[7]  Account dated 29 October 1901, from Turner & Son, auctioneers, 12 Church Street, Macclesfield to J. F. May re the sale at the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield. It lists items an engine, a weighing desk, bellows, tables, a counter, partitions etc, giving amounts realised?

[8] James Johnson of Roe Street, Macclesfield's bill re work on cottages in Knight Street, Macclesfield carried out in July 1909.

Barnett; Flood; Hulme; Beswick; Bull; Westwood; Wetton; Berry; Royle; Woodcock; Watts; Day; Whittaker; Bradbourne; Heath; Denton; Turner; Johnson.


 Macclesfield,  Cheshire; Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire;

Six items relating to the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield  dating between 4 November 1921 and  7 March 1922.

[1] Printed notice under the Companies Acts 1908-1917 re the voluntary liquidation of the Royle Dyeing Company Limited issued by the Liquidator Mr J. R. Atkin on 4 November 1921. It gives notice of a meeting of creditors on 16 November 1921 in the offices of Messrs Atkins & Booth, 76 Derby Street, Macclesfield. Addressed to Whittaker & Bradburn, Macclesfield.

[2] Requisitions on title, May to the Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd, re the Knight Street Mills, Macclesfield, 1921.

[3] Incomplete memo concerning the conveyance of the fee simple [of the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield?] by Emily Ann May, Frederick May, Herbert Lazonby May and Henry Parrott May to the Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd on 23 February 1922.

[4]May to the Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd , Completion statement re the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield. Date fixed for completion 23 February 1922.  The purchase money was £1600.

[5] Letter, dated 27 February 1922,  from the Branch Manager of the Commercial Union Assurance Company, Manchester, re the transfer of insurance policy on the Knight Street Dye works, Macclesfield from E. A. May and others to the Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd.

[6] Letter, dated 7 March 1922,  from J. Morris Shaw of 6 Russell Street, Leek, Staffordshire solicitor, re the rent payable to the Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd and Messrs May & Wain's agreement to include an allowance for this in the apportionment account.

Atkins; May; Booth; Wain; Shaw; Whittaker; Bradburn;


Macclesfield, Sutton,  Cheshire;

Legal charge on a freehold silk mill on Charles Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire as security for the sum of £800 advanced and interest at 4.5%, James Belfield of  Whincrest, Knowlsey Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk manufacturer (the borrower) and David Grimshaw of Ridge Hill, Sutton, Macclesfield, dated 16 January 1937.The mill stood on land, formerly part of Barkers Croft, bounded on the West by Silk Street, on the South by property of Neckware Limited and on the East by Duke Street and on the North by Charles Street, Macclesfield.

Belfield; Grimshaw;


Macclesfield,  Cheshire; Blackpool, Lancashire;

Draft lease, by John Frederick May of Macclesfield and Henry Parrott May of Clifton Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, to William Albert Beck of 30 Fountain Street, Macclesfield, silk dyer (the lessee) of the bottom room in the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield, Cheshire for 7 years at an annual rent of  £20. May & Son, Macclesfield 1905. Amongst other things it requires Beck to comply with the 1901 Factories Act.

May; Beck;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft conveyance, dated 30 September 1890, by Mrs Sarah Downes wife of James Downes of Elizabeth Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, provision dealer, and her mortgagee Matthew Buckley Bamford of Byrons Lane, Macclesfield, to John Leech of 53 Cross Street, Macclesfield, clog maker, of two messuages or houses in Oxford Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire and a weaving shed thereto belonging. The land was bounded to the northeast by Beswick Street and to the southeast by Oxford Road.

Downes; Leech; Bamford; Barnett;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Biddulph, Staffordshire;

Draft conveyance, dated  2 October 1890, by John Booth of Biddulph Moor, Biddulph, Staffordshire, farmer,  to James Simcock of 7 Calamine Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, hawker, of a plot of land and two houses at numbers 23 and 25 Coal Pit Lane, Macclesfield. The plot of land had formerly belonged to J. P. Holland and was part of land called Long Island  and was bounded on the East by Scotland Street. The plot was formerly part of Macclesfield wastes and was part of a plot awarded to William Roe & Co (no. 377) by the Commissioners under the Macclesfield Inclosure Act.

Booth; Simcock; Roe; Holland; Leigh; Brown; Filcock; Godwin; Horne; Bagshaw; Hooton;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Six  items re T. C. Slingsby & Company.

[1] Notes re a power of attorney, Mr Slingsby's association with the mill; the banking account; trading etc.

[2]M. Massie & Sons v T.C Slingsby & Co. rough note of the guarantees of  ? Wadsworth and Sir Thomas Taylor.

[3] Summary of profits and losses for T. C. Slingsby & Co from 1933 to March 1939, dated 15 July 1939. The company had a net profit in only two half yearly periods and its total losses by March 1939 amounted to £4112.

[4]A list of the unsecured creditors of T. C. Slingsby & Co, 15 July 1939. Total amount for the 26 creditors was £3031-8s-10d.

[5] Handwritten list of certain accounts of T. C. Slingsby & Co, for the period 1933 to 1938 which includes separate listings for "W. Frost & Sons" and "T. Taylor".

[6] Letter from person unknown to "Uncle George" at The Meads,  Christ Church Road, Newport, re the bankruptcy of  the Slingsby Company, dated 27 September 1939.

Slingsby; Taylor; Wadsworth; Burgess; Goodwin; Hall; Hine; Massie; Nixon; McClure; May; Sigley; Walmsley;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft conveyance, dated 11 January 1933, by Messrs Neckware Ltd of the Grosvenor Street Mills, Macclesfield, silk manufacturers,  to James Belfield of Whincrest, Knowsley Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk goods knitter, of the the Charles Street Mill in Duke Street and Silk Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire. Consideration was £900.  Includes a plan of the site. The Mill stood on land once forming part of Barkers Croft which had formerly belonged to William Roe. Contains a short schedule of deeds.

Belfield; Taylor; Wilbraham; Barber; Southern; Mellor; Parkinson;  Clayton;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Abstract of the title of the trustees of the will of George Heath deceased to leasehold messuages number 124 and 126 Park Lane, Macclesfield, Chseshire. Undated. It cites a deed dated 11 November 1811 between John Ryle of Macclesfield and John Warren of Macclesfield, silk weaver, in which Ryle leased a plot of land  bounded on the North by the turnpike from Macclesfield to Congleton called Park Lane, on the West by land leased by Ryle to Jonathon Dean, on the south by the park wall of John Ryle's estate and on the East by land that Ryle had leased to William Jennings, to Warren for 999 years in return for an annual chief rent of  £2-14s-6d. . Warren covenanted to build (before the next 13th May) one or more substantial houses with a clear annual rental of at least £5

Ryle; Warren; Dean; Jennings;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Blackpool, Lancashire; Manchester;

Five items relating to the bankruptcy of T. C. Slingsby & Company.

[1] Copy power of attorney, dated 26 April 1933, by Thomas  Coningsby Slingsby of Lane Ends House, Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk throwster  appointing   Sir Thomas Taylor of the Beeches, Upton, Macclesfield, silk merchant,  William  Read Wadsworth of Rostherne Avenue, Fence, Macclesfield, silk throwster, his attorneys to recover goods, monies etc, owing to him,  to settle all proceedings between himself and others and to dispose of his property by sale.

[2] Printed notice to creditors of Thomas Coningsby Slingsby (trading as T. C. Slingsby & Co.) a silk throwster in business at Sutton Mills, Macclesfield and residing at 12 Leyburn Avenue, Norbreck, Blackpool, Lancashire and bankrupt, of  a first meeting of creditors in the Town Hall, Macclesfield on 29 september 1939. The document includes a summary statement of Slingsby's affairs.   The deficiency in the firm's accounts was £12, 677-13s-4d. Slingsby was 57 years of age and on leaving school had been employed by a bleacher and dyer, following which he worked in a bank as a clerk and from 1903 to 1905 worked for a silk merchant in Manchester. In November 1905 he commenced business as a silk throwster in part of the Sutton Mills, Macclesfield. He had no capital of his own but his bankers granted him an overdraft of £500 guaranteed by his father. The business was successful and by 1924 had an estimated capital surplus of £10000. In this year the Sutton Mills were put up for sale and he purchased it for £15000 paying a deposit of £1500 and borrowing the rest on mortgage. Between 1924 and 1932 he added the business of silk manufacturer to his previous activities but this venture was not financially successful., Slingsby said that the causes of his failure were ill health,  the payment of heavy interest on borrowed money and the decline in trade.

[3] Allocatur re John Hedley Janes, trustee, in the Macclesfield County Court in Bankruptcy No. 3 of 1939,  Re Thomas Coningsby Slingsby (trading as T. C. Slingsby & Co.) a silk throwster in business at Sutton Mills, Macclesfield and residing at 12 Leyburn Avenue, Norbreck, Blackpool, Lancashire. This is a draft taxation by the Registrar of Messrs May & Wain, solicitors, bill of costs in the case.

[4] Bundle of 9 letters, dated  3  to 17 February 1940 re the bankruptcy of Thomas Coningsby Slingsby (trading as T. C. Slingsby & Co.) a silk throwster , Sutton Mills, Macclesfield. Most are between Messrs E. Sciama & Co, Ltd of 41a George Street, Manchester (manufacturers of waterproof clothes and linings) and Messrs May & Wain of Macclesfield, solicitors.   T. C. Slingsby & Co. were carrying out trial dyeing of artificial silk for Sciama.

[5] Macclesfield County Court in Bankruptcy No. 3 of 1939.  Bill of costs with notice of the Registrar's intention to tax costs in the case on 23 September   re Thomas Coningsby Slingsby (trading as T. C. Slingsby & Co.) a silk throwster in business at Sutton Mills, Macclesfield and residing at 12 Leyburn Avenue, Norbreck, Blackpool, Lancashire.

Slingsby; Heaps; Berry; Wadsworth; Taylor; James; Sciama; Denton;  Pattinson; Harrison; Bond; Snape;


Macclesfield, Cheshire; Cairo, Egypt;

Copy draft assignment of and deed of covenant to surrender 5 messuages situated at numbers 59, 61, 63, 65 and 67 London Road, Macclesfield, by the Reverend William Jackson of the Army Chaplain's Department, Cairo, Egypt, Wesleyan Minister, to Edwin Crew of Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk finisher, dated 28 October 1905. The property was on the West side of London Road on land formerly called Hennerly Croft.

Jackson; Crew; Bullock; Daintry; Osborne; Goodfellow; Smith; Hulme; Barlow;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft lease, dated 1925,  by Messrs Frank  Walmsley and Albert Nadin (trading as Walmsley & Nadin at Hatton Street Dyeworks, Macclesfield, silk dyers, to William Mottershead of No. 6 Hatton Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, for 7 years.

Walmsley; Nadin; Mottershead;


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