Bednall Collection Part 3 (BC3) No.s 76 to 100   

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 10/06/2006


REF. NO.

PLACES

DESCRIPTION

PERSONS

76

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft assignment, dated 22 April 1925, by Joseph George Frost of Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk throwster, to James Clayton of 31 Beech Lane, Macclesfield, shipping clerk, of a leasehold plot of land and house called "Belle Grove" in Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, occupied by Miss Hicks.

Frost; Clayton; Hicks; Shatwell; Eaton;

77

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

[1] Lomas to Sheldon, purchaser's requisitions on the title  to number. 40 West Bond Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire. 1925.

[2]Account of Edward Lomas to the Bond Street (West) Manufacturing Company Ltd re 40 West Bond Street, Macclesfield 1925. The purchase money was £1175. Document gives rates, ground rent and states vendor would "discharge all claims for Income Tax to 20 May 1925.

Lomas; Sheldon;

78

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Park House and Hobson's Dyeworks.  Extract from the conveyance to the late David Clarke of the Dyeworks at Macclesfield. The Dyeworks are described as being " at a place called The Dams consisting of workshops, warehouses, counting house, engine house, steam engine and two boilers, set of stocks and steam apparatus, storehouse and stoves, two stables and coach house, piggeries and other buildings with all fixtures including copper boilers and vats, dye barks and cisterns, weighing machines etc.." There were also three reservoirs and a  filter bed, culverts and watercourses made by Thomas Hobson. The works was in or near Park Lane, Hobson Street and Brown Street, Macclesfield and had the right to use water from Ryle's Pool and from certain soughs through land belonging to John Ryle called "The Park".

Ryle; Clarke; Hobson;

79

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

[1] Draft mortgage, by Harry Bullock of Swiss Cottage, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk dyer, to Samuel E Thornhill of  77 Oxford Road, Macclesfield, silk dyer, of freehold and leasehold properties in (no's 131 & 133) Great King Street, (no's 39 to 47) Chester Road and (1 and 3) Langford Street, Macclesfield as security for £600 and interest, dated 13 June 1924.

[2]Draft declaration of trust , by  Samuel E Thornhill of  77 Oxford Road, Macclesfield, silk dyer, to Harry Bullock of Swiss Cottage, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk dyer, and the said Samuel E Thornhill of a mortgage of freehold and leasehold properties in Great King Street, Chester Road and Langford Street, Macclesfield as security for £600 and interest, dated 13 June 1924. Bullock & Thornhill were partners in business as silk dyers at the Chester Road Dyeworks, Macclesfield, trading as "Bullock & Thornhill".

[3]Draft reconveyance, by  Samuel E Thornhill of  77 Oxford Road, Macclesfield, silk dyer, to Harry Bullock of Swiss Cottage, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk dyer, of freehold and leasehold properties in Great King Street, Chester Road and Langford Street, Macclesfield as security for £600 and interest, dated 3 December 1926.

Bullock; Thornhill; Hidderley;

80

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Assignment by Edmund Lomas of 40 Bond Street, Macclesfield, silk manufacturer, to Bond Street (West) Manufacturing Co. Ltd, of leasehold premises at number 40 Bond Street West, Macclesfield, Cheshire, dated 1925.

Lomas; Ashton; Hooley; Stanway;  Cartwright; Sheldon; Wain;

81

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

[1] Draft conveyance of premises in Lord Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire by the personal representatives of William Bailey late of 45 Saville Street, Macclesfield, deceased, to the Oberland Silk Company of Sutton Mills, Macclesfield, for £150, dated 30 September 1949.  It includes a schedule of deeds 1893-1947.

[2] Three letters from S. D. Potts solicitor, Macclesfield to May & Wain, solicitors, Macclesfield dated 25 May 1949 to 19 July 1949 concerning the above conveyance. These indicate that the property purchased was a garage.

Bailey; Smith;  Taylor; Leech; Jackson; Young; Pattinson; Newton; Collinge; Kirk; Heaver; Oliver; Moss; Peck;  Rose;

82

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Eight items relating to William Frost & Sons, Ltd of Park Green Mills, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

[1] Circular printed letter, dated 26 July 1949,  from the Company Secretary, W. A. Berry, to Mr F. Turner of 296 Peter Street, Macclesfield, of the issuing of shares by William Frost & Sons Ltd, of Park Green Mills, Macclesfield in accordance with a resolution of an extraordinary general meeting of the company on 25 July 1949.

[2] Printed letter, dated 15 June 1961, from the Company Secretary, W. A. Berry, to Mr F. Turner, concerning the proposed issue of bonus shares in William Frost & Sons Ltd, Park Green Mills, Macclesfield. Forms for nominations re the allotment of shares and acceptance/rejection of proposed issue as well as official notice of an extraordinary general meeting of the company on 7 July 1961.

[3]  Printed letter, dated 25 August 1966, from the Company Secretary, ?, to Mr F. Turner, which accompanied a cheque for an issue of bonus shares by William Frost & Sons Ltd, Park Green Mills, Macclesfield, silk throwsters.

[4] Printed statement by the Chairman of William Frost & Sons Ltd, Park Green Mills, Macclesfield, silk throwsters, undated but probably about 1966,  He reported that there had been a very substantial fall in trading profit (£106288 down to £50452) due to over production in the trade and increasing labour costs.  It also mentions an agreement with Fluflon Ltd.

[5] Printed statement by the Chairman of William Frost & Sons Ltd, Park Green Mills, Macclesfield, silk throwsters, Dated July 1967. This mentions various changes in a subsidiary company -Frost's Yarns Limited.

[6] Statement of accounts as at 31 March 1965 for William Frost & Sons Ltd, Park Green Mills, Macclesfield, silk throwsters.

[7]Statement of accounts as at 31 March 1966 for William Frost & Sons Ltd, Park Green Mills, Macclesfield, silk throwsters.

[8] Statement of accounts as at 31 March 1967 for William Frost & Sons Ltd, Park Green Mills, Macclesfield, silk throwsters.

[9]Statement of accounts as at 31 March 1969 for William Frost & Sons Ltd, Park Green Mills, Macclesfield, silk throwsters.

Berry; Frost; Turner; Wadsworth; Coad;  Curtis; Gregory; Hopkins; Booth; Clayton;  Emmott; Hodkinson; Mitchell-Smith; Cairns;  Thomason;

83

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Partnership agreement for  Messrs M Massey & Sons, dyers and finishers of    Crompton Road Dyeworks, Peter Street and Loney street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, dated 1929.

Massie;

84

Macclesfield, Rainow, Cheshire;

 [1] A report, dated 16 July 1886,  by Thomas Turner, auctioneer and valuers of 12 Church Street, Macclesfield, on "The White Shop" Rainow, Cheshire, occupied by Messrs Mellor as a tool making or engineering works. Turner states that there was no business for the works in Rainow and communication with Macclesfield and Bollington was difficult for horses.  The buildings were he said " the remotest type of obsolete cotton factory and are not at all adapted for engineering works". Mellors first used them for toolmaking "as an adjunct to their engineering works in Gorton". In Turner's opinion the amount of business to be carried on would not support a charge of £25 a year.

[2] Elevation and plan of a water powered factory.

Turner; Mellor;

85

Macclesfield,  Cheshire; Derby, Little Eaton, Derbyshire; Liverpool; London; Bradford, Sheffield, Yorkshire; Accrington, Hyde, Manchester, Oldham, Lancashire; Redditch; Birmingham; Glasgow; Norwich; Nottingham; Leek, Staffordshire; Belfast; Leicester;

[1] List of creditors of George Kirkham for goods supplied since 30  April 1902. Document dated 31 May 1904.

[2] notes re [1]

Kirkham;

86

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Income account for T Pickford, deceased, for the half year ended 25 March 1946 -Mellor Snape & Co, Chartered Accountants, Macclesfield. Includes income from Lark Hall farm, Cliff Farm and Blakelow Fields.

Pickford; Sidebottom; Casey; Hordern; Goostrey; Davenport; Davis; Challinor; Smith; Hammond; Gaskell; Goodfellow; Lonsdale; Adshead; Cooper; Harding; Bruffell; Craghill.

87

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Memorandum and articles of association of James Kershaw ( Macclesfield) Limited, Paradise Mills, Macclesfield, silk manufacturers, registered 20 February 1902.

Kershaw; Hall; Seel; Pattinson; Scanlon;

88

Macclesfield, Cheshire; Manchester;

Trading and profit and loss account for G. E Adams Shirt Co. Ltd., of 57 Portland Street, Manchester, 31 January 1939. S. G. Bowen, Chartered Accountants, Macclesfield.

Adams; Bowen;

89

Macclesfield, Cheshire; Manchester; Little Longstone, Derbyshire; Eastbourne, Sussex;

Appointment of William Ralph Easterby of the District Bank Limited, Manchester, bank director, as trustee for the debenture holders of the Fine Cotton spinners & Doublers Association Ltd., dated 21 November 1932.

Easterby; Fraser; Wood; Tulloch;  Lee; Ped; Stowell; Wain;

90

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Accounts of Mark Massie & Sons, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk dyers, for the year ending 31 December 1931. Stockwell Williamson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Manchester.

Massie;

91

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Extract from the lease to Holland of 30 June 1846 with reference to the fixtures in the Bank Top Mill, Macclesfield.  The details include a steam engine, water wheel, main shafting, gearing, machinery, etc, in  5 rooms and the engine house.

Holland;

92

Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leeds, Yorkshire;

[1] Printed summons issued in the High Court on 22 April 1949,  to the Macclesfield Steam laundry Ltd of Brough Street, Macclesfield [county incorrectly entered] to appear in court within 12 days to answer an action brought by Eye-Gee Sewing Cotton Co. Ltd. Case 1949-E. -No.773.  The claim was for £96-3s-2d worth of goods delivered.
[2] Printed notice re the action brought by Eye-Gee Sewing Cotton Co. Ltd., against Macclesfield Steam laundry Ltd of Brough Street, Macclesfield  Case 1949-E. -No.773.

 

93

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Two sheets of paper carrying the heading of James Belfield Ltd of the Charles Street Mill, Macclesfield, manufacturers of ladies knitted wear, silk gowns, blouses, scarves etc. and dated 30 March 1940 and 11  May 1940 respectively. Each carries a typed list of names of companies in various parts of the country and various sums of money. The whole appears to be accounts of creditors and debtors for the two dates.

Belfield;

94

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Several items relating to the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

[1]  Five receipts for money received by James Hall from J. Whittaker for cleaning the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield between 24 May and 20 April 1902.

[2] Schedule of fixtures belonging to the landlords at the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield, Cheshire, 7 December 1905. The fixtures include a Renshaw horizontal engine.

[3]  letter from the Royle Dyeing Company Ltd, Knight Street Dye Works, Macclesfield to F. May, solicitor, Macclesfield, dated 19 April 1911. It concerns boilers  and the results of the insurance company's report following a general examination. The writer was of the opinion that they would need a new boiler to ensure they had the necessary amount of steam.

[4] Letter from the Commercial Union Assurance Company Ltd to F. May, Macclesfield re Policy No. 5632338  -Lee's Old Silk Mill, Macclesfield where there had recently been a fire. Dated 8 October 1912. The amounts insured are listed for the mill, the steam engine and various buildings and cottages in a separate annex.

[5] Whittaker & Bradburn's account with the executors of the late J. F. May & H. P. May of the  Knight Street, Macclesfield property for the half year ending June 1912.

May; Hall; Whittaker; Davenport; Barber; Wild; Bryan; Harper; Kent; wild; Stanley; woodcock; Bradley; Hoole; Oakes; Plant; Nelson; Burgess; Rothwell; Wood; Skelton; Heath; White; Stanway; Beswick; Dean; Wardle; Berry; Leonard; Hill; Dixon;

95

Macclesfield, Prestbury, Cheshire; Blackpool, Lancashire;

Draft conveyance, dated 27 February 1902, by John May of Ridge Hill, Sutton near Macclesfield, Cheshire, to Messrs John Frederick May of Prestbury, Cheshire and Henry Parrott May of Blackpool, freehold land, mills, factories, cottages etc, at or near Bank Top, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

May; Knight; Saywell; Roe; Shatwell; Coates; Stringer; Sherratt; Hayes; Williams;

96

Macclesfield, Cheshire; Blackpool, Lancashire;

Draft 7 year lease, by John Frederick May of Macclesfield, and another to William Albert Beck of 30 Fountain Street, Macclesfield, silk dyer, of the bottom room in the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield, Cheshire, at an annual rent of £20, dated 19 January 1906. It includes a schedule of fittings including the Renshaw horizontal engine.

May; Beck; Shepley; Smith;

97

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Schedule of deeds relating to land with the mill standing on it in Peel Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, 1853 to 1947.

Swinnerton; Jackson; Dickenson; Hill; Snape; Handford;  Shaw; Hall; Furner; Frost; Shatwell;

98

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Printed director's report and notice of the 7th Annual General Meeting for Messrs James Arnold & Co. Ltd, Wood Street Mill, Macclesfield, Cheshire dated 31 December 1930.

Crowder; Arnold;  King;

99

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Messrs Roylance & Co. Ltd., of Park Green, Macclesfield, bill for work carried out at the Knight Street Mill, Macclesfield, Cheshire, June 1903.

Roylance;  Whittaker; Bradburn;

100

Macclesfield, Cheshire;

[1] 44th & 45th half yearly report and statement of accounts for the Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society, London Road Mills, Macclesfield, for the period ending 31 December 1910. Picture of the mill on the cover.

[2] Letter on headed paper  from the Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society, London Road Mills, Macclesfield, to Messrs May & Wain, Macclesfield dated 19 May 1931, re Laura Barnett deceased.

[3]  Letter from the Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society, London Road Mills, Macclesfield, to Messrs May & Wain, Macclesfield dated 4 August 1931, re Laura Barnett deceased.

[4] Letter on headed paper from the Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society, London Road Mills, Macclesfield, to Messrs May & Wain, Macclesfield dated 10 August 1951, re the shares of  Elizabeth Shaw deceased.

[5] Letter on headed paper from the Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society, London Road Mills, Macclesfield, to Messrs May & Wain, Macclesfield dated 12 October 1951, re the shares of  Elizabeth Shaw deceased.

Pimblott; Moss; Bradley; Marshall; Leah; Turpin; Hill; Tunnicliffe; Sadler; Barnet; May; Wain;Shaw;

 

 

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