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Eversley House, Leek
« on: Sunday 22 October 17 01:26 BST (UK) »
Hi
I believe that there used to be an Eversley House behind the St Edward Street end of the northern side of Broad Street Leek.  I think the house was quite substantial and had a lodge on Broad Street.   I believe that the house was demolished in the early part of the last century and the land redeveloped to form the Eversley avenue estate which is there today.  Does anyone have any info at all about the house or its owners and in particular any photos.  Any help will be appreciated.
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Re: Eversley House, Leek
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 22 October 17 14:34 BST (UK) »
Do you have access to Ancestry to search for Eversley by exact name in the 1911 census?

We cannot quote the 1911 for you, and in previous censuses I think it is just by house number on St Edward Street.

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Re: Eversley House, Leek
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 22 October 17 15:12 BST (UK) »
UK City and County Directories 1766 - 1946 (from Ancestry)
in 1902 publication
Hugh Richard Sleigh
Names inserted in the commission of the peace, January 1902
Hugh Richard Sleigh Esq., Eversley, Leek

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In the 1904 Kelly's directory he is Hugh Richard Sleigh, JP, living at 64, St Edward Street.

In the 1928 Kelly's directory he is still at Eversley. St Edward Street, Leek.

He dies in 1929.

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Re: Eversley House, Leek
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 22 October 17 22:39 BST (UK) »
It seems as if 64 St Edward Street and Eversley, St Edward Street were one and the same In 1911.  No 64 is now a hotel and restaurant ca!led The Silken Strand. From the garden at the back of the hotel, you can see the houses at the top of Eversley Street, so maybe the land that the houses were built on was originally part of The Eversley land

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Re: Eversley House, Leek
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 October 17 08:12 BST (UK) »
The will of Hugh Sleigh of Ball Haye, Leek, Staffordshire, ribbon merchant, dated 19 October 1787. To his wife he left an annuity of 100 clear of all deductions. If his wife did not have any children by him, then his mother was to receive an annuity of 5. His sisters Mary Smith and Elizabeth Ashmore were to receive 100 each and Thomas, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary and Samuel Ashmore, the sons and daughters of Sleigh's sister were to receive 100 each at the age of 21 or, in the case of the women, when they married. To Joseph and William Shufflebotham and to Philip Ball "and all my domestick servants" he bequeathed "decent mourning" and to Joseph Alsop a ring. The residue of his estate he gave to his brother Samuel Sleigh. His brother Samuel and his brother in law John Smith were to be his executors. Signed, sealed and witnessed. Witeness William and Mary Challinor and William Lancaster.
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Re: Eversley House, Leek
« Reply #5 on: Monday 23 October 17 09:32 BST (UK) »
Hugh Sleigh, age 28 in 1851 census, silk manufacturer, was living at Spout Street (with wife Ann and child Hugh R Sleigh.).  Spout Street is the previous name for St Edwards Street.

British History Online:
'St. Edward Street was formerly Spout Street, a name in use by 1637; the present name was adopted in 1866'

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Re: Eversley House, Leek
« Reply #6 on: Monday 23 October 17 09:42 BST (UK) »
In 1841 census in Spout Lane, Ancestry has them transcribed thus:
John Fleish Sen.   70  Ind  Not local
Hannah Fleish   55   Not local
Elizabeth Fleish   20
Hugh Fleish   15  silk manufacturer
John Fleish Jr.   14
2 servants

Next household is Richard Sleigh, 60, ind.local, 1 servant.

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John Sleigh, age 80, dies in 1848 in Leek.

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Re: Eversley House, Leek
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Re: Eversley House, Leek
« Reply #8 on: Monday 23 October 17 11:07 BST (UK) »
Have you done any google searches for background information?

e.g.
http://www.bednallarchive.info/misc/leek/globe/globe_p1.htm