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Transcription. Ref 1

 

THIS INDENTURE Tripartite made the sixth day of May, Anno Domini 1717, and in the third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, Ireland, King defender of the Faith, between Thomas Adams of Birches Head in the parish of Burslem in the county of Stafford, Yeoman, Urian Leigh of Sneyd in the county of Stafford, Yeoman, the acting executor of William Leigh late of Sneyd Green, aforesaid Yeoman deceased, Thomas Poole of Shelton in the county aforesaid, Labourer, and John Adams of Birches Head aforesaid Yeoman (a Trustee nominated and appointed as to the after mentioned) of the first part, Thomas Daniel of Cobridge in the said parish of Burslem, Earth potter, of the second part, John Poole of Hanley in the county of Stafford, Ground collier, of the third part. Whereas in and by certain Indentures bearing date of twenty ninth day of September in the eleventh year of the reign of our late Sovereign Lady Queen Anne over Great Britain and made betwixt Ralph Daniel of Cobridge in the parish of Burslem in the county of Stafford, Earth potter, of the one part, and the said Thomas Daniel of the other part, the said Ralph Daniel in consideration of five pounds given by hand paid by the said Thomas Daniel did grant, bargin, sell, release and confirm unto the said Thomas Daniel all that piece or parcel of land latterly and initially taken out of a certain close field or enclosure lying in the parish called Great Cobridge which was the lately enclosed parcel of land (the ditches and ditch banks being taken into account) did contain one thousand and six hundred square yards or there abouts together with all necessary convenient ways and assigns and all of same and all ways the appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To have and to hold the said parcel of land, premises with appurtenances unto the said Thomas Daniel his heirs, assigns and only at the proper behest of the said Thomas Daniel and his heirs and assigns forever. And whereas in and by certain Indentures of mortgage bearing the date eight and twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and ninety six, and made or mentioned betwixt John Daniel of Great Cobridge in the parish of Burslem in the County of Stafford, Yeoman, brothers and heir of Thomas Daniel deceased, with Thomas was son and heir of Ralph Daniel deceased on the one part, and the said William Leigh on the other part, the above mentioned to be granted parcel of land with all tythes there upon arising (amongst other things) for the consideration therein mentioned, defined, and granted unto the said William Leigh for the term of nine and thirty years to be computed from the day of the date of the said last impart written Indenture yet upon under certain condition herein expressed, and whereas in and by certain Indentures quadripartite of mortgage bearing date twelfth day of October in the twelfth year of the reign of our Late Sovereign Lady Queen Anne, and made or mentioned to be made betwixt the said Ralph Daniel of the first part, the said Thomas Adams and William Adams brother of the said Thomas Adams of the second part, the said Urian Leigh of the third part, and the said John Adams of the fourth part, the said above mentioned to be granted parcel of land and tythes thereupon arising (amongst other things) for the consideration therein mentioned, demised and granted, to the said Thomas Adams and William Adams to have and to hold moiety hereof to the said Thomas Adams and executor and administrator and assigns from the day next before the day of the date thereof for the term of one thousand years, to have and to hold the other moiety thereof to the said William Adams, his executors administrators and assigns for the like term of one thousand years, yet upon and under a condition therein expressed, and also in, and by the same Indentures of all the remaining part of the said terms of thirty nine years was granted to the said John Adams in trust for the said John Adams and William Adams as by the said parcel all in part rewritten Indentures related being there unto, and more fully may appear, and whereas the said William Adams died making his last Will and Testament and thereof did constitute the said John Poole his sole executor, and the said John Poole having an intention to purchase the reversion and inheritance of the greatest part of the lands so mortgaged as aforesaid, did in and by a certain deed poll bearing date of nineteenth day of November, now last passed, and grant and assign over unto the said Thomas Poole all his estates, rights, tythes, and interest which he had of, or in any lands as executor of the said William Adams in trust for the performance of the last will and testament of the said William Adams, and afterwards in trust for the said John Poole his heirs and assigns and lastly whereas it is the true intent and meaning of all the said parties to these present, that the said parcel of land to purchase as aforesaid by the said Thomas Daniel party to these present and from the said Ralph Daniel shall become and be freed and discharged of and from the said several mortgages and mortgage terms and the other aforesaid mortgaged lands shall only stand and remain a security for the money borrowed off the said Thomas Adams and William Adams and all tythes and truths arising shall be assigned to the said Thomas Daniel party to these present his heirs and assigns now this Indenture witnesseth that the said Thomas Adams, Thomas Poole, John Adams and Urian Leigh by and with the consent and approbation at the instant and request of the said Ralph Daniel and John Poole testified by their sealing and delivery of these present and the said John Poole hath granted, surrendered and yielded up and by these present do grant, surrender and yield up unto the said Thomas Daniel party to these present his heirs and assigns the said parcel of land in and by the said first in part rented Indenture granted or mentioned to be granted containing one thousand and six hundred square yards or there abouts with its appurtenances and all their and every of their estate right, tythes, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of in or to the same and every or any part thereof. To have and to hold the said parcel of land and premises with the appurtenances to the said Thomas Daniel party to these present his heirs and assigns forever, and also the said Ralph Daniel doth by these present grant, bargain and sell unto the said Thomas Daniel party to these present, his heirs and assigns and all manner of tythes, truths, oblations, obviations and mortuaries arising happening or renewing in or upon the said last mentioned parcel of land and the said Thomas Adams, Thomas Poole. Urian Leigh, John Adams and John Poole do by these present for themselves severally and respectively and for their several and respective heirs, executors and administrators (but not jointly or one for another) covenant, promise and grant to and with the said Thomas Daniel party to these present, his heirs and assigns, that the said Thomas Adams, Thomas Poole, Urian Leigh, John Adams have not made or done nor wittingly or willingly suffered to be done any act, matter or thing whatsoever whereby or whereof the said last parcel of land or any part thereof as can, shall or may be charged, impeached, hindered, evicted or encumbered in title, charge, estate or otherwise in witness thereof the said parties to these present, here unto interchangeably put their hands and seals this day and year first above written.

 

 

H & R Daniel

 

Makers of the finest late Regency Porcelain

These transcripts refer to the images to be found in the 'Daniel Documentation' section.

 

Transcription. Ref 2

 

Articles of Agreement. Indented, made and agreed upon the twenty sixth day of April in the third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith and so forth in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Three.

Between Thomas Swettenham of Swettenham in the County of Chester, esquire, of the one part, and Thomas Daniel of Cobridge in the parish of Burslem in the county of Stafford, potter, and Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel brothers of the said Thomas Daniel of the other part.

Whereas the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel together with several other persons as co-partners have purposed and agreed to erect and set up the work and business of making glass or earthen pots, or other manufactured vendible commodities, in the parish of Wolstanton in the said county of Stafford, or in the parish of Lawton in the county of Chester, or elsewhere remote from the said parish of Swettenham, and it is intended that the said manufacture or trade shall be carried on in the name of Daniels & Company. In the making of which manufactured goods and commodities if this is purposed and intended amongst other materials and ingredients for them to use great quantities of sand such as may be fit for the making thereof, and it is considered and agreed that the sand of the said Thomas Swettenham in or under his Common or piece of Waste or Unenclosed land in Swettenham aforesaid commonly called Swettenham, Little Heath or Cores Heath or Coes Heath (or by whatever name the same hath been or maybe called) is of such nature and quality as is suitable and convenient to be used for the purposes aforesaid, and which said Heath or piece of Waste or Unenclosed land adjoining thereto and is and are the lands, soil and inheritance of the said Thomas Swettenham.

Now therefore it is agreed by and between the said parties to these present, and the said Thomas Swettenham and the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel do mutually agree in manner following towit that they the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel and their Company, or co-partners in the sand trade, manufactory, or business intended to be erected, set up and carried on as aforesaid, shall and may have liberty to get, take and carry away out of and from the said Heath or Unenclosed piece of land or the fields, or other lands of the said Thomas Swettenham next adjoining thereto such, and so much of, the said sand lying there, or therein, to be found as fit and suitable for the purpose aforesaid. And likewise shall have and may have full and free liberty to make such convenient gutter, or drain, in under and through the lands of the said Thomas Swettenham in Swettenham aforesaid for the draining, or letting into Swettenham brooks, the water which happen to spring or arise in or near to such vein of sand, and which might otherwise annoy or hinder them in the getting thereof, as may be necessary or convenient for that purpose, so that such gutter or drain to be supported and joined by walls of brick and covered with bricks or stone and the earth and soil again laid thereon that the land over the same may not be spoiled or damaged thereby, and as little damage as may be shall done to the land in the making thereof. And shall and may have liberty to make, sink and secure any pit or pits for getting easily and taking of such sand as may be suitable for that purpose. And also liberty to make and use such ways as may be necessary to be used in and for the carrying away the same with carts, carriages, teams of horses or otherwise the next direct way or ways unto the nearest public highway as shall be necessary for carrying away the same. But that no buildings shall be erected for that purpose, carrying on any trade, or business, or making or manufacturing of any goods or commodities in or upon any of the lands of the said Thomas Swettenham in Swettenham aforesaid without the licence of the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, in writing under his hand or seals, first had and obtained for that purpose And for the end and purpose aforesaid. He the aforesaid Thomas Swettenham hath granted, demised, set, and to farm lett, and by those present Doth grant, demise, and to farm lett unto the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel All the mine vein or row of sand of his, the said Thomas Swettenham, lying and being in or under the said Heath or Waste or Unenclosed land of him the said Thomas Swettenham in Swettenham aforesaid, and in fields or enclosed lands of him the said Thomas Swettenham next adjoining the said Heath (except in the fields in the proviso hereafter mentioned) together with full and free liberty and power for them the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel their executors and administrators from time to time, and at all times during the term hereafter mentioned, to enter into or upon the said Heath and fields or lands next adjoining thereto other than such as are hereafter mentioned, and therein search, dig and mine for such sand and to sink and make such pit or pits, and such drain and drains therein, in such manner as aforesaid and also such way or ways as aforesaid for the better and more convenient getting, taking and carrying away such sand therein found, and by them to be used for the purposes aforesaid. And also liberty for them to make such pit or pits, shaft or shafts, drain or drains, way or ways, as shall be necessary or convenient for the getting, taking, landing and carrying away, all such part of the sand vein, row or mine of sand lying in or under the said lands as shall be necessary or convenient for the life and business aforesaid at their will and pleasure, together with full and free liberty and licence from time to time and at all times to plan, fix and lay the sand to be by them gotten upon the said Heath or fields adjoining thereto, wherein such sand shall be gotten or such part thereof as shall be adjacent and most convenient to the pit or pits out of which the sand shall be so gotten or drawn until the same may reasonably be removed, or carried, and to carry away the same with horses, carts, carriages or otherwise, over the said Heath or fields wherein such sand shall be gotten the next direct way unto the nearest public highway at their pleasure and discretion, so that all the matters aforesaid be done in such manner that as little damage as reasonably may shall thereby be done to the lands of the said Thomas Swettenham, and so they first got the sand lying in or under the said Heath or Waste or Unenclosed land so long as the said vein or mine of sand therein shall continue, and until the same shall be exhausted and the whole thereof taken for the purposes aforesaid before they enter into or attempt to get any of the said mine or vein of sand in or under the enclosed lands of him, the said Thomas Swettenham, (except and always reserved for the said Thomas Swettenham his heirs and assigns) such liberties of getting and taking with other sand and soil and also such part of the said sand and in such manner as is hereafter provided or mentioned, and also for searching for digging, getting and taking, such mines or mineral as in herein after also provided or mentioned to have and to hold the said mine or vein of sand. Liberties and privileges aforesaid to be used in such manner as aforesaid (except as before excepted) from the first day of May now next coming for and during and until the full end and term of twenty one years from thence next and immediately ensuing and fully to be completed and ended yielding and paying therefore unto the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, the rent or sum of Seven Shillings and Six Pence of good and lawful money of Great Britain for every ton weight of the said sand by them or any of them, their executers, administrators or assigns, there to be gotten and taken or carried away as aforesaid. And the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel jointly and severally so for themselves their, and such of their executers, administrators or assigns, covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Thomas Swettenham his heirs and assigns in manner following That is to say that the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel, their executors, administrators or assigns, shall and will well and truly pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, the said rent or sum of seven shillings and six pence of lawful money of Great Britain for every ton weight of the said sand to be by them so gotten or taken and carried away aforesaid and also that they the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel shall and will make such pit or pits, drain or drains, way or ways, to be by them so made as aforesaid, and also get, land, take and carry away all such of the said sand as shall be by them gotten, taken and carried away as aforesaid in such manner as thereby to do as little damage as may thereby reasonably be done to the lands of the said Thomas Swettenham. And also that they the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel their executors, administrators or assigns, shall and will begin and get such part of the said sand in the said vein, or mine, thereof as is or now doth lie in or under the said Heath, Waste or Unenclosed lands, and shall and will continue to get, take and carry away the same in from or under the said Heath, Waste or Unenclosed lands so long as these said vein or mine of land therein shall last and continue, and until the same shall be exhausted and the whole thereof taken for the purposes aforesaid, before they enter into, or get, any of the said mine or vein of sand in or under the enclosed lands above mentioned of the said Thomas Swettenham. And Also that they the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel their executors, administrators and assigns, shall and will not only permit and suffer any such person as shall be from time to time nominated or appointed by the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, to take an amount of all such sand as shall be there gotten, raised, landed and carried away from the said mine, or vein, as aforesaid, but shall and will from time to time employ such person at each of the said sand pits to be there made and used for the getting of sand for the purposes aforesaid, as shall be nominated by the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, in order to see that the said mine, or vein of sand, is and shall be fairly worked and the sand therein gotten in a fair and reasonable manner without making any wilful waste thereof. And the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel their executors, administrators or assigns, also shall and will pay unto every such workman so to be nominated by the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs and assigns, such and the like wages as shall be by the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel their executors, administrators or assigns, given or paid to any other workman there. So as such person so to be appointed be an able workman for digging for getting, landing and loading of such sand, and so as he do and shall perform the work and service of a workman as other workman so employed shall usually do and perform there. And also shall and will from time to time, and at all times during the said term employ and pay such of the Tenants, or such other neighbours, of the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, as shall for that purpose be from time to time nominated by the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, to carry the sand to be by them so used from the sand pits to be them so made in Swettenham aforesaid, unto the works or buildings where the said sand is to be used for the making of such manufactures or commodities as aforesaid, so as the said Tenants or other persons do and shall so carry such sand of the same and like rates, or prices, as other persons shall from time to time require the carrying thereof. And Further to this end and intent that the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs and assigns, shall and may from time to time be the better and more certainly satisfied that he and they have just and true accounts of all such sand as shall be gotten, loaded and carried away from the said premises or any part thereof, the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel, their executors, administrators or assigns, shall keep regular books of accounts thereof, and it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs and assigns, and such person or persons as he, his heirs or assigns, shall for that purpose nominate or appoint to inspect the books of accounts kept of or for the said sand pits, and at his or their costs to take extracts thereof, or to hand scribe and take copies thereof, or of such parts thereof, as he or they should think fit. And also that they the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel, their executors, administrators or assigns, shall and will yearly, and every year during the said term, get, raise and carry away for the purpose aforesaid, or account with and pay for unto the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs and assigns, the quantity of fifty tons of the said sand at the least. And also shall and will on every first day of August, first day of November, first day of February and the first day of May yearly at the Mansion House of the said Thomas Swettenham called Swettenham Hall in Swettenham aforesaid give and deliver unto the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, a just and perfect account of all such sand as shall then have been gotten in, and taken away from, the said lands during the time precedent to such accounting day, and shall and will then and there, well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, all such sum or sums of money as shall be, or appear to be, due to him or them on such respective accounting days for all such sand as shall at such respective times have been so gotten and taken away as aforesaid, and after the rate aforesaid. Provided always nevertheless that no such sand shall be gotten, or laid, or anyway made or used in under or over the fields or lands called Cores Field or Coes Field and Piers’s Field lying in the North or Northeast side of Swettenham Hall aforesaid, provided also that it shall and may be lawful for the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, to sell, give, take, remove and carry away out of and from the said lands all such refuse, sand or earth, as shall be dug up and cast off by the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel and also all such quantity or quantities of marl, clay, soil, gravel or other earth, from the said lands and such quantities of the sand from and out of the said vein of sand hereby to be demised as aforesaid as he or they shall think fit at his or their will and pleasure, so as the same sand so to be gotten and taken away by the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, and not sold or otherwise disposed of to be used in the making of any glass or earthen manufactured commodities save only for the use of bricks or other materials to be used for building. Provided also that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, in any part of his or their lands to dig, sink and search, for any other mine or mines or minerals lying contiguous, or near, to the said vein of sand hereby demised or intended to be demised as aforesaid and to get, take and carry away the same, these presents notwithstanding. Provided that if the said rent or sums of money hereby reserved or agreed to be paid shall be behind and unpaid on the day and times herein before mentioned for payment thereof, or if the said Thomas Daniel, Sampson Daniel and Ralph Daniel, their executors, administrators or assigns, shall not perform the covenants and agreements herein before mentioned, or any of them and which on his or their parts are, or ought to be, performed according to true intent and meaning of these present, that then and from henceforth it shall and may be the lawful to and for the said Thomas Swettenham, his heirs or assigns, into the said demised premises, and every or any part or parts thereof, to re enter and the same to have again repossess and enjoy as if these present had never been made by these present, or anything herein contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.

In witness whereof the said parties first above named have hereto unto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

Thomas Swettenham

 

Transcription. Ref 3 (Thomas Daniel. Will 1759)

 

In the name of God Amen.

This last Will and Testament of Thomas Daniel the Elder of Cobridge in the parish of Burslem in the county of Stafford, Gentleman, made the twenty ninth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty nine.

First. My mind and my will is that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid in some convenient time after my decease.

Item. I give to my two sons Thomas Daniel and Richard Daniel and to each of them the sum of thirty pounds apiece to be paid in six months after my decease.

Item. I give to my two younger sons Ralph Daniel and Sampson Daniel the sum of eighty pounds apiece to be paid them in six months after my decease.

Item. I give to my daughter Ann Warburton the sum of fifty pounds to be paid her in six months next after my decease and her receipt for the same shall be good in law notwithstanding her covenantor (sic).

Item. I give to my Grand Children hereafter mentioned the following sums (to wit) to my Grandson Thomas Daniel the sum of ten pounds, to my Grandson James Daniel the sum of ten pounds, to my Grandson John Daniel the sum of ten pounds, to my Grandson Thomas Warburton ten pounds to be paid him in six months next after my decease, to my Granddaughter Sarah Daniel ten pounds, to my Granddaughter Ann Daniel five pounds.

Item. I give to Ralph Hales five pounds.

Item. I give to the poor widows of the parish of Burslem five pounds to be paid to such or so many of them as my executors hereafter named shall at their discretion think proper until the whole is exhausted.

Item. If any over shall remain after my debts, legacies and funeral expenses are paid I give and bequeath the same to my four sons Thomas Daniel, Richard Daniel, Ralph Daniel, Sampson Daniel and to my daughter Ann Warburton to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike.

And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my sons Thomas Daniel, Richard Daniel, Ralph Daniel and Sampson Daniel executors of this my Last Will and Testament heretofore made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.

 

Thomas Daniel.

 

 

 

Signed sealed published and declared by the testator Thomas Daniel and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses in his presence the words and to my daughter Ann Warburton and to Sampson Daniel coming first mentioned and the words lastly being first wrote on a résumé.

X Ralph Bourne

X Silvanus Stanley

Nathan Beard Jnr.

 

Cheadle 2nd May 1760

 

Let a probate of this Will be granted to Thomas Daniel and Richard Daniel, Exacta, named therein receiving a power for the other Executors to accept the authority.

Being signed before me.

Phillip White, Snr.

 

Transcription Ref 4. (Will and Inventory of John Daniell 1587)

 

 

In the name of God, Amen. The fourth day of April in the year of our Lord God 1587.

I, John Daniell of Burslem in the county of Stafford, potter, being of whole mind and in perfect remembrance, thanks be to God, make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following.

First, I commend my soul to Almighty God, my maker and redeemer, and my body to be buried in the parish church of Burslem aforesaid.

Item: I give unto my daughter Johan my best cow.

Item: I give unto said daughter my best pans and best pot and my best bowl, and my best boiler, and my best charger.

Item: I give and bequeath to John Burslem one heifer with calf, or else my children to buy him another with calf, and I charge my brother Richard to see that she be put to go forward to the said John Burslem. Moreover my final wishes being discharged and my debts paid and honestly brought home of the same I then distribute and give the rest of my goods to be divided equally amongst my three children, my son John, my son Robert , and my daughter Johan.

Witnesses: Richard Daniell the Elder, John Daniell the Younger, Richard Addams the Younger, Richard Daniell the Younger, and with others.

Item: I make my executors my brother Richard Daniell and my daughter Johan for the execution of the same.

I make and ordain my son Richard, and Richard Addams my overseers, and I hereby revoke and annul other former Testaments, Wills and Legacies by me, and wishes made by me before this time made, named, willed and bequeathed.

The debts owing unto me from my son Richard, still being outstanding, are when due shall be paid unto me at the end of the term so agreed, the amount called on for the same as before agreed and when handed over to be confirmed.

The debts owe unto me are these.

Item: John Craddock of Cobridge owing unto me monies for the purchase of boots.

The debts I know of owed by me are these.

Item: I owe unto John Daniell’s wife certain monies agreed.

Item: I owe unto John Willets certain expenses.

Item: I owe unto my doctor certain monies for expenses.

Item: I owe unto Edward Unwyn certain monies agreed.

Item: I owe unto John Daniell the Elder certain monies agreed.

 

I, John Daniell put my hand and mark to this my Will and Testament before these persons present on this said date.

 

John Daniell

 

 

Inventory. All the goods and chattels of John Daniell, late of Burslem in the County of Stafford, Potter, by Richard Addams, Thomas Daniell, Richard Daniell and John Daniell.

 

Proved by John Daniell the Younger

 

Item............The cattle and cows

Item............One brass potte

Item............Pewter

Item............One brass panne

Item............A panne and kettle

Item............A frying panne

Item............Wooden ware

Item............Chair

Item............One iron chimney

Item............A bowl and a forme

Item............A pair of tongs

Item............A cupboard

Item............A pick and spade

Item............A bill and an axe

Item............A coverlette, twill sheet and bolsters

Item............One pair of sheets

Item............One pair of bed socks

Item............Cheese bowl and shelves

Item............Printed cloths

Item............Cheese cratche

Item............Pack saddles

Item............A mattock and old rope

Item............A little trowel

Item............A brand iron

Item............A shovel

 

............................................£14 12s 6d

Transcription Ref. 5 (Article of Agreement between Thomas and Richard Daniel. 1760)

 

Articles of Agreement made and indented, concluded and agreed upon this twentieth day of November in the third year of the reign of King George the Second over Great Britain and so forth, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty, between Thomas Daniel of Cobridge in the parish of Burslem in the county of Stafford, earth potter, of the one part, and Richard Daniel, earth potter, brother of the said Thomas Daniel, of the other part as follows.

First the said Thomas Daniel in consideration of the sum of six hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain by the said Richard Daniel already laid out and expended in workhouses and other erections on the said Thomas Daniels premises he the said Thomas Daniel doth for himself and his heirs covenant and agree to and with the said Richard Daniel or his heirs shall and will as soon as conveyance can be drawn to the good liking and satisfaction of the counsel of the said Richard Daniel or his heirs, but at his, the said Richard Daniel costs and charges make out a good tithe to and by such good and sufficient conveyances and assurances with reasonable covenants as the said Richard Daniel or his counsel shall advise of convey and assure or cause to be conveyed and assured unto the said Richard Daniel and his heirs or unto such person or persons as he or they shall in that behalf nominate or appoint free from incumberances All that his, the said Thomas Daniel moiety of the close piece or parcel of sand meadow or pasture ground situate in the parish of Burslem aforesaid and is called Cobridge Meadow and lies on the south side of the Little Cobridge as was formerly divided and fenced off from the same. And also all that the said Thomas Daniels moiety of all that now erected, tenurment and other buildings lately erected and built upon the said piece of meadow called Little Cobridge Meadow.

Item. The said Thomas Daniel for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators doth covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Richard Daniel his executors and administrators that the said Thomas Daniel his heirs, executors or administrators, or some of them, will pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Richard Daniel, his executors or administrators the sum of sixty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain in consideration of the said Thomas Daniel having the house the said Richard Daniel lives in and the workhouses, warehouses and other erections thereon built.

Item. It is hereby agreed that the said Thomas Daniel his heirs and assigns shall and may forever hereafter have and enjoy the house and slip house lying at the north end of the pool there near to the before mentioned premises and shall and may forever hereafter have the liberty of making use of the pump there to the said Thomas Daniel being at one half of the charge repairing the same when out of order.

Item. It is hereby agreed that the said Richard Daniel shall and may have and take out of the profits arising from the potting business they the said Thomas Daniel and Richard Daniel are jointly concerned in the sum of two hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain (more than his share of the trade) for the erecting of a set of workhouses for his the said Richard Daniels own use.

Item. It is further agreed upon by and between the parties above named that the said Thomas Daniel his heirs and assigns shall and may at all times hereafter at his or their pleasure have the privilege of getting clay for his own use in the Little Cobridge Meadow making good any hole or pit that shall be made getting the same.

And Lastly for the true performance of the covenants and agreements aforesaid each of them the said Thomas Daniel and Richard Daniel doth hereby bind himself his heirs, executors and administrators unto the other of them and his heirs and executors and administrators in the penal sum of one thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain firmly by those present In Witness whereof the parties aforesaid have hereunto put their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

 

Thomas Daniel (X)

Sealed and delivered

Nathaniel Beard

 

This is a true copy of the original Article examined herein this twentieth day of May 1761 by us

Thomas Hollinsworth

Nathaniel Beard

 

Transcription Ref. 6

 

The Will of Thomas Daniell, dated 1641.

 

In the name of God Amen, the first day of May in the year of our Lord 1641.

I Thomas Daniell of Burslem in the county of Stafford, Yeoman, being sick in body but in good and perfect memory, blessed be God, therefore do make and ordain this my present Testament containing my last Will in manner and form following.

First: I commend my soul to Almighty God my maker and redeemer, and my body to be buried in the parish church of Burslem and for such goods, debts, Chattel and Chattels as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath in manner and form following.

First and Principally: I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Daniell one shilling.

Item: I give unto my daughter Ann Daniell fifty pounds and if she marries by her mother’s consent I give her the bed I did usually lie in.

Item: I give to my daughter Margaret Daniell ten pounds.

Item: I give unto my son Richard Daniell ten pounds.

Item: I give unto my son William Daniell ten pounds.

Item: I give unto my wife Ann Daniell the disposing of all my household goods and husbandry ware both within my house and without for long as she liveth and after her decease I give them equally to be divided amongst these five of my children, my son Ralph Daniell my son John Daniell my son Richard Daniell my son William Daniell and my daughter Margaret Daniell.

Item: I give unto my wife Ann Daniell the dale Hollow Croft which is off Keenes land next adjoining my own land, all my residue and remainder of my term if she for longer live, and if she die before the term be expired I give all the residue and remainder thereof after her decease unto my son Ralph Daniell my son John Daniell my son Richard Daniell my son William Daniell and my daughter Margaret Daniell equally to be divided amongst them.

Item: I give unto my wife Ann Daniell all the residue of my term in the overmost Browne Hills which hath corn in it being Mr. Adderleys land if she for long live keeping my term, and if it please God to call my wife Ann before the term be expired I give the residue of the said term unto my son William Daniell and my daughter Margaret Daniell equally betwixt them.

Item: I give unto my wife Ann Daniell my dwelling house for as long as she doth liveth and all my barn next adjoining to my house and all my free land within the hamlet of Burslem.

Item: I give unto my son Ralph Daniell and my son John Daniell jointly and betwixt them all my Workhouses and the cottage now in the possession of John Hurd fifty seven years. Reserving the topmost bay of the said Workhouse next unto my dwelling during my wife’s life to my son Thomas Daniell and I Will and Devise that the said Ralph Daniell and John Daniell shall erect and build upon the bank near Robert Addams one bay of buildings for my son Thomas Daniell to dwell in for his mother’s life, and after her decease I give all land singular, the said Workhouses, and the cottage together with the new building unto my said sons Ralph Daniell and John Daniell and to heirs assigns during the term aforesaid they and their assigns yielding and paying my son Thomas Daniell after the death of my wife the yearly rent of one shilling on the usual feast days within this manner, and one shilling for the burial at the death of anyone dying tenant thereof.

Item: I give unto the two children of my brother John Daniell two shillings.

Item: I give unto Mary Daniell daughter of my son Thomas Daniell one shilling.

Item: I give unto Thomas Daniel of Eaves Lane one shilling.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Ralph Daniell my son John Daniell my son William Daniell and my daughter Margaret Daniell equally amongst them all the residue and remainder of my goods and terms in all my parks and tenements therein the parish on Burslem which I hold of Mr. Adderly and John Keene. And I make and ordain my loving wife Ann Daniell and my son Ralph Daniell executors of this my last Will and Testament, and I make and ordain William Colclough of Burslem as overseer for the performance of this my last Will and Testament.

Sealed and published in the presence of us:

 

Thomas Daniell (X his mark)

 

Wm Colclough

John Daniel (X his mark)

John Colclough.

 

 

Chattels of Thomas Daniell of Burslem lately deceased to be proved by William Colclough, James Beere, Richard Lee and Robert Addams the 21st day of May anno Dom 1641.

 

Imprimus 20-0-0

Item-Two three year old bullocks and four beasts 13-0-0

Item-Four steers 5-6-8

Item-One horse 2-0-0

Item-Four calves 1-10-0

Item-Two swine 1-10-0

Item-Corn upon the ground in reaps over and above the rent 2-6-8

Item-Corn in old Hays and four years term over and above rent

16-0-0

Item-Corn in the field and one butt in the furlong 2-10-0

Item-Corn in the Withymore 2-13-4

Item-Corn in the upper Brownhills 4-0-0

Item-One lease of John Keens land for nineteen years thereabouts 60-0-0

Item-One lease of Mr. Adderley’s land and those two parcels of ground called Brownhills one lying next unto the wall Brownhills and the other lying next to the lane and adjoining unto that which hath corn in it for about the term of seven years 10-0-0

Item-The other Brownhills which hath corn in it adjoining unto the little Park 8-0-0

Item-Brass and pewter 10-0-0

Item-Four silver spoons 1-3-4

Item-One bed out of the house, one feather bed, one coverlet, one pair of sheets 6-12-4

Item-Six pairs of bedding for them 15-0-0

Item-All linen cloths and napery ware 6-13-4

Item-Wool and woollen cloth 5-0-0

Item-Hemp flax and linens 0-16-0

Item-Chest coffers and desk 2-10-0

Item-Two cupboards 1-0-0

Item-Three tables, frames, forms and benches 2-0-0

Item-All shears tools and hoes 1-0-0

Item-All wooden and treen ware 1-10-0

Item-One grate two broaches, gobards, and all ironware not in the house 0-13-4

Item-All ploughs, vanes, yokes and chains, and all implements belonging to husbandry 3-6-8

Item-Two pot wheels, boards and planks and shelves in the house and a saddle and all things belonging to potting 1-10-0

Item-One ladder and two swine troughs 0-6-8

Item-All muck and manure and poultry manure 0-6-8

Item-Butter cheese and all other provisions for the house 0-13-4

Item-One field called Hurston 1-13-4

Item-The testators wearing and apparel for his person and furniture for his horse and money for his purse 46-13-4

Item-All other goods and appare l0-1-0

Item-Debts owing to testator 64-19-10

Item-Debts which the testator oweth 72-12-4

 

Sum total 248-14-6

W. Colclough

James Beere

Robert Addams

 

 

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