Glossop Weekly News and North Cheshire Herald - 16 October 1858

RHODES v HIS CREDITORS.– Mr George RHODES, formerly a coal proprietor, near Mottram-in-Longdendale, now insolvent, appeared for his first examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, when Mr Thomas MIDDLETON appeared for a claim against the petitioner for the sum of £15, for wages. Mr BROOKS appeared on behalf of the petitioner, and presented a numerously signed schedule, and explained that the applicant had stood out, and the estate had been sold by the executors, the whole of the money arising therefrom being divided amongst them. Complainant: The petitioner had drawn £40 through his first wife, and now he had married a second sister, would have another £40. His Honour: Even if that was so, it would be of no avail, as the marriage was not a legal one. Have you some connection with a stone quarry? Mr RHODES: I have had at Woodhead, but I only worked it for the Railway Co, they paying me in the same way as a labouring man was paid. All that belonged to me has been sold by the assignees. His Honour: I am afraid there is nothing, but I will grant a month for enquiry, and on the next time the petitioner came up for his final examination, the information could be tendered.

London Gazette - 28 September 1858
WHEREAS a Petition of George Rhodes, now and for six months last past, residing at Mottram-in-Longdendale, in the county of Chester, out of business, for one year and six months previously thereto residing at Hattersley, in the said parish of Mottram-in-Longdendale, and being a Farmer and Coal Proprietor, for one year and six months previously thereto residing at Mottram-in-Longdendale aforesaid, and being an Innkeeper, and at the same time carrying on business at Hattersley aforesaid, as a Coal Proprieter and Farmer, and for nine years previously thereto residing at Woodhead, in the said county of Chester, and carrying on business there as a Stone Dealer and Inn Keeper, and during the last year thereof al™ carrying on
business at Hattersley aforesaid, as a Coal Proprietor, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the County Court of
Cheshire, at Hyde, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said George Rhode.0,
under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said George Rhodes is hereby required to appear before the said Court, on the 13ih day of October next, at twelve of the clock at noon precisely, for his first examination touching his debts, estates, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes; and the choice of the creditors' assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said George Rhodes, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr. Joseph Hibbert, Registrar of the said Court, the Official Assignee of the estate and effects of the said insolvent.

(See also London Gazette for 28 September 1858 and 3 August 1880)
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