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Articles from the Staffordshire Advertiser 

The following articles are from the "Staffordshire Advertiser" and relate to the Caldwell family of Linley Wood, Talke.


Staffordshire Advertiser.  4 August 1860.  Page 8 Col 2.

SALE OF GROWING WHEAT AND MEADOW GRASS, on the Estate of the late J.S. Caldwell, Esq., Linley Wood, Staffordshire.  Mr Ralph Hilditch is instructed to sell by auction, on Friday, August 10th, 1860, on the land adjoining to Linley Cottage, late in the occupation of Mr Rigby, being convenient to the lots to be offered for sale, commencing at five o'clock in the evening, subject to conditions to be then produced, the undermentioned lots of growing wheat and meadow grass, in the following lots, or such other lots as may be agreed upon the time of sale:-
Lot 1.  Four acres of growing wheat, on land known as Woodfield, subject to measurement from a certain boundary, to be explained at the time of sale.
Lot 2.  Two and a half acres, more or less, of growing wheat, on land know as Highfield, adjoining to Lot 1.
Lot 3.  One and a half acres of Meadow Grass, on land know as Linley Wood meadow.
The above lots look exceedingly well; the whole to be cleared away by the purchasers.  Refreshements will be provided on the land adjoining, at five o'clock, but if the weather should prove unfavourable, the sale will be held at Woodfield Cottage, near to .  For further particulars, apply to Mr S Beardmore, Farm Baliff, Talk-on-the-Hill, or to view the same, apply to Mr James Griffiths, Farmer, Linley Hall Farm.


Staffordshire Advertiser.  11 August 1860.  Page 4 Col 5.

The following notice appears in the London Gazette:-  The Queen has been pleased to grant unto Anne Marsh Caldwell, (late Anne Marsh), of Linley Wood, in the Parish of Audley, in the county of Stafford, and of Decons in the Parish of Ewhurst, in the county of Surrey, widow, and relict of Arthur Cuthbert Marsh, late of Eastbury Park, in the county of Hertford, Esq., and second surviving daughter of James Caldwell, of Linley Wood aforesaid, Esq., and of Lincoln's Inn, barrister-at-law, all deceased, her royal licence and authority that she may, in compliance with a proviso contained in the last will and testament, of her late brother, the said James Stamford Caldwell, Esq., continue to use the surname of Caldwell, in addition to and after that of Marsh, and that such surname of Caldwell, in addition to Marsh, and the arms of Caldwell quarterly with those of Marsh, may be taken, used and born by her issue, such arms being first being duly exemplified according to the laws of arms, and recorded in the Herald's Office, otherwise the said royal license and permission to be void and of none effect; and also to command that the said royal concession and declaration be recorded in her Majesty's College of Arms.


Staffordshire Advertiser: Saturday 15 September 1860.

Festivities at Linley Wood
There was great rejoicing at Linley Wood, near Talk-o'-th'-Hill, on Saturday last, in celebration of the taking possession of the Linley Wood Estate by Mrs Marsh Caldwell, sister and nearest relative of the late owner.  The tenantry and friends of that great Lady have for some time been anticipating the pleasure of giving her a personnel welcome, and great was their regret to find that the severe indisposition under which she is now suffering rendered that impossible.  This will account for the absence of Mrs Marsh-Caldwell from Linley Wood on Saturday last, when about 300 persons consisting chiefly of the tenantry, a few private friends and the employees of Mr Rigby's Colliery, which is on the Estate, walked in procession from the village of Talk to Linley Wood, a distance of about half a mile, headed by the Talk Brass Band.  Five Triumphal arches were erected on the route of the procession.  The company partook of dinner, supplied with profuse liberality, in a canvas enclosure, under the Presidency of the Rev Mr Loring and the Vice Presidency of Mr Eden.  After the dinner the loyal and patriotic toasts were drunk and the Rev C.P. Wilbraham, Vicar of Audley, then proposed the health of Mrs Marsh-Caldwell, expressing his own and the company's deep regret that she was too unwell to be amongst them that day, and their united and earnest desire that she might soon be completely restored to health.  He was sure the prospect of having so kind hearted a Lady for a neighbour was a source of much gratification to all present.  The toast having been drunk with loud cheers, the chairman acknowledged the compliment on behalf of Mrs Marsh-Caldwell and read the following address from that Lady.
"As I am denied the pleasure of meeting you upon this occasion myself, I have requested Mr Loring to express for me how deeply I have felt, and how heartily I thank you for the kind and affectionate reception you have prepared for me.  I assure you my renewed sickness has occasioned me severe disappointment, and great regret at the trouble it has occasioned to you all.  I should have rejoiced at my heart to have met you all here today, but as the pleasure is denied me I can only trust that you will thoroughly enjoy yourselves, and hope that before long it may please God to allow me to appear among you.  Accept my hearty good wishes, and be assured that no efforts shall be spared on my part that can increase the happiness and prosperity of all connected with dear Linley Wood, certain that by so doing I best fulfil the wishes of the honoured father and loved brother who were before me.  The Deacons, 6th September".
The reading of this address was followed by renewed cheering.  Several other toasts also suitable to the occasion were also drunk, after which the company enjoyed a stroll through the beautiful grounds of Linley Wood.  In the evening not less than 700 people took tea together.  The party was composed of the wives and families of the tenantry and of the work people employed on the estate, with many others from Talk-o'-th'-Hill all of whom were regaled with great liberality.  After tea dancing parties were formed, and the amusement was engaged in with spirit until 8 oclock, when the assembly quietly dispersed.  Towards close of day great piles of provisions were distributed among the crowds who thronged the gates at the entrance to the grounds.


Staffordshire Advertiser.  10 November 1860.  Page 1 Col 8

TO BE LET, with immeadiate pocession, a first-rate bed of BRICK MARL, also a bed of SAND, belonging to Mrs Marsh Caldwell, Linley Wood.  The above is situated within five minutes walk of the Alsager Railway Station.  For further particulars and to treat for the same, apply to Mr Samuel Beardmore, Talk-on-the-Hill, Staffordshire.


Staffordshire Advertiser.  5 January 1861

Pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause Eliza Louisa Marsh Caldwell and others against Ann Marsh Caldwell and others, the creditors of James Stamford Caldwell, late of Linley Wood, in the Parish of Audley, in the County of Stafford, Esquire, who died in or about the month of November 1858, are by their solicitors, on or before the 20th day of January, 1861, to come in and prove their debts at the chambers of the Vice Chancellor Wood, at No 11, New Square, Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, or in default there of they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said decree.
Monday, the 28th day of January, 1861, at 12 o'clock noon, at the said Chambers, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the claims.
Dated this 20 day of December 1860. Henry Leman, Chief Clerk, Clowes Hickley and Keary.  10 Kings Walk, Temple.  Agents for Keary & Sheppard, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, Plaintiffs Solicitors.



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