Early Society Peals

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Leading

Ringers

Alan Regin 2157 (70 as C)
Derek E Sibson 1777 (1555 as C)
Simon J Davies 1305 (6 as C)
E Jane Sibson 1214 (1 as C)
Ian R Fielding 1185 (678 as C)
Graham A Duke 1137 (154 as C)
Ian G Campbell 1127 (1 as C)
Richard M Hobbs 1018 (125 as C)
John P Loveless 988 (469 as C)
Shirley E McGill 885 (1 as C)

Conductors

Derek E Sibson 1555
Ian R Fielding 678
Stephen A Wheeler 511
John P Loveless 469
Roger Baldwin 261
George Newson 227
Ian Roulstone 204
Graham A Duke 154
Dennis Beresford 150
Stanley Jenner 131

Towers

Shoreditch, St Leonard 986
Spitalfields, Christ Church 218
Westminster, St Martin in the Fields 118
Watford, 15 Harford Drive 86
Trumpington, St Mary & Michael 85
Barton Seagrave, St Botolph 74
Edmonton, All Saints 71
West Ham, All Saints 62
Highgate, St Anne 60
Hackney, St John 51

Methods

Spliced Surprise Major 987
Bristol Surprise Major 679
Surprise Minor 332
Grandsire Triples 296
London Surprise Major 290
Yorkshire Surprise Major 244
Stedman Cinques 240
Plain Bob Major 212
Bristol Surprise Maximus 209
Kent Treble Bob Major 196

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Monday, 26 January 1761 in 3hrs 59mins (30)
5760 Cumberland Fancy Major
Composed by George Partrick

  1. George Partrick (C)
  2. Benjamin Allen
  3. William Mathiss
  4. Isaiah Bray
  5. John Parlement
  6. Samual Wood
  7. Francis Wood
  8. Robert Wight

First peal of Cumberland Fancy Major

Peal No: 43

Whitechapel, Middlesex
St Mary Matfelon
Monday, 13 April 1761 in 3hrs 24mins (20)
5056 Oxford Treble Bob Major
5 and 6 at home 12 times, bobs called when the Tenor was above 4th place

  1. Samual Wood (C)
  2. John Parlement
  3. John Reeves
  4. David Knightly
  5. Isaiah Bray
  6. Michael Puiser
  7. William Haste
  8. Francis Wood

Recorded as Union Bob, the former name of Oxford Treble Bob Major.

Peal No: 44

Bedford, Bedfordshire
St Paul
Monday, 11 May 1761 in 3hrs 25mins (28)
5040 Plain Bob Major

  1. Francis Wood (C)
  2. William Mathiss
  3. George Partrick
  4. William Lester
  5. Michael Puiser
  6. Richard Millson
  7. Samual Wood
  8. Robert Wight
Peal No: 45

Whitechapel, Middlesex
St Mary Matfelon
Sunday, 13 December 1761 in 3hrs 29mins (20)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by Samual Wood
27 Bobs only

  1. Thomas Dobinson
  2. Benjamin Allen
  3. Thomas Dunmore
  4. John Reeves
  5. Michael Puiser
  6. David Knightly
  7. Francis Wood
  8. Samual Wood (C)

Recorded as Union Bob, the former name of Oxford Treble Bob Major.

Peal No: 46

Bermondsey, Surrey
St Mary Magdalen
Sunday, 12 December 1762 in 3hrs 6mins ()
5152 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by Samual Wood

  1. Francis Wood
  2. Michael Puiser
  3. William Mathiss
  4. Benjamin Allen
  5. John Parlement
  6. David Knightly
  7. Samual Wood (C)
  8. Richard Millson
Peal No: 47

Bermondsey, Surrey
St Mary Magdalen
Monday, 13 June 1763 in 4hrs 0mins ()
6560 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by Samual Wood

  1. Francis Wood
  2. Samual Wood (C)
  3. William Haste
  4. Benjamin Allen
  5. John Parlement
  6. David Knightly
  7. James Tichborne
  8. Richard Millson
Peal No: 48

Whitechapel, Middlesex
St Mary Matfelon
Monday, 7 November 1763 in 3hrs 15mins (20)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. George Gross
  2. Samual Wood (C)
  3. Robert Reynolds
  4. John Reeves
  5. Francis Wood
  6. Michael Puiser
  7. Christopher Wells
  8. Richard Millson
Peal No: 49

Dartford, Kent
Holy Trinity
Monday, 21 November 1763 in 3hrs 18mins (18)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. Michael Puiser
  2. Benjamin Allen
  3. Samual Wood (C)
  4. David Knightly
  5. William Haste
  6. Francis Wood
  7. Christopher Wells
  8. Richard Millson
Peal No: 50

Whitechapel, Middlesex
St Mary Matfelon
Sunday, 8 January 1764 in 3hrs 18mins (20)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by John Reeves
3 part, 66 bobs only

  1. John Reeves (C)
  2. Michael Puiser
  3. David Knightly
  4. Robert Reynolds
  5. Isaiah Bray
  6. Joseph Peake
  7. Francis Wood
  8. Christopher Wells
Peal No: 51

Bermondsey, Surrey
St Mary Magdalen
Monday, 27 February 1764 in 2hrs 53mins ()
5040 Plain Bob Triples

  1. Francis Wood
  2. Christopher Wells
  3. Samual Daniel
  4. Samual Wood (C)
  5. Robert Reynolds
  6. Isaiah Bray
  7. Richard Millson
  8. Benjamin Jarvis
Peal No: 52

Romford, Essex
St Edward the Confessor
Tuesday, 9 April 1765 in 3hrs 18mins (15)
5040 Plain Bob Major

  1. Michael Puiser
  2. Benjamin Allen
  3. Francis Wood
  4. William Lester
  5. George Gross
  6. James Lane
  7. Samual Wood (C)
  8. John Johnson
Peal No: 53

Lewisham, Kent
St Mary
Monday, 21 April 1766 in 3hrs 30mins (21)
5664 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. Francis Wood
  2. Thomas Dunmore
  3. Charles Purser
  4. George Gross
  5. John Parlement
  6. William Lester
  7. Samual Wood (C)
  8. Richard Millson

Recorded as Union Bob, the former name of Oxford Treble Bob Major.

Peal No: 54

West Ham, Essex
All Saints
Tuesday, 7 October 1766 in 3hrs 20mins (28)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. Abraham Hanmore
  2. Thomas Burrell (C)
  3. John Hall
  4. John Dorset
  5. Henry Biggs
  6. Christopher Oliver
  7. Philip Wingrove
  8. Robert Mann
Peal No: 55

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Tuesday, 14 October 1766 in 3hrs 46mins (30)
5112 Grandsire Caters

  1. William Lester
  2. Isaiah Bray
  3. George Gross
  4. Robert Reynolds
  5. Michael Puiser
  6. Henry Bolton
  7. John Parlement
  8. Samual Wood (C)
  9. Thomas Dunmore
  10. Francis WoodWilliam Castle
Peal No: 56

Southwark, Surrey
SS Saviour & Mary Overie
Monday, 10 November 1766 in 4hrs 8mins (48)
5136 Oxford Treble Bob Maximus
Composed by George Partrick

  1. George Partrick (C)
  2. George Gross
  3. Thomas Dunmore
  4. John Reeves
  5. Charles Purser
  6. Isaiah Bray
  7. John Parlement
  8. Francis Wood
  9. Samual Wood
  10. William Jakins
  11. William Scott
  12. Samual MuggeridgeWilliam Lester
Peal No: 57

Romford, Essex
St Edward the Confessor
Monday, 3 August 1767 in 3hrs 14mins (15)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. John Lamey
  2. Isaiah Bray
  3. Samual Wood (C)
  4. Francis Wood
  5. George Gross
  6. William Jakins
  7. John Lucas
  8. Samual Muggeridge

Recorded as Union Bob, the former name of Oxford Treble Bob Major.

Peal No: 58

Whitechapel, Middlesex
St Mary Matfelon
Monday, 12 October 1767 in 3hrs 24mins (20)
5312 Court Bob Major

  1. Samual Wood (C)
  2. Thomas Dunmore
  3. Charles Purser
  4. John Parlement
  5. Isaiah Bray
  6. William Jakins
  7. John Lucas
  8. Samual Muggeridge
Peal No: 59

Whitechapel, Middlesex
St Mary Matfelon
Sunday, 18 December 1768 in 3hrs 15mins (20)
5040 Plain Bob Major

  1. James Canney
  2. Thomas Harrison
  3. William West
  4. Nathanael West
  5. Edward Fagin
  6. Charles Purser
  7. John Lamey
  8. George Gross (C)
Peal No: 60

Whitechapel, Middlesex
St Mary Matfelon
Sunday, 29 January 1769 in 3hrs 24mins (20)
5040 Double Bob Major
Composed by George Gross

  1. James Canney
  2. John Lamey
  3. William West
  4. Nathanael West
  5. Thomas Harrison
  6. Edward Fagin
  7. James Truscoat
  8. George Gross (C)

Recorded as Cumberland Real Double Eight

Peal No: 61

Spitalfields, Middlesex
Christ Church
Monday, 13 March 1769 in 3hrs 45mins (44)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. James Canney
  2. William West
  3. Michael Puiser
  4. Charles Purser
  5. John Lamey
  6. George Gross
  7. Samual Wood (C)
  8. William CastleThomas Parker
Peal No: 62

Southwark, Surrey
St George the Martyr
Tuesday, 16 May 1769 in 3hrs 15mins (14-2-24)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. Francis Wood
  2. Samual Wood (C)
  3. George Gross
  4. Edward Fagin
  5. Samual Adams
  6. William Jakins
  7. James Truscoat
  8. Charles Purser
Peal No: 63

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Sunday, 8 October 1769 in 3hrs 41mins (30)
5076 Reverse Grandsire Caters

  1. James Canney
  2. John Lamey
  3. Charles Purser
  4. William West
  5. Isaiah Bray
  6. Samual Wood
  7. Francis Wood
  8. George Gross (C)
  9. George Fleury
  10. Robert Mann
Peal No: 64

Rotherhithe, Surrey
SS Mary & Paul
Monday, 8 January 1770 in 3hrs 21mins (10-2-5)
5152 Plain Bob Major

  1. George Fleury
  2. Francis Wood
  3. Edward Fagin
  4. John Reeves
  5. Samual Wood (C)
  6. Charles Purser
  7. George Gross
  8. Samual Muggeridge
Peal No: 65

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Sunday, 21 January 1770 in 3hrs 45mins (30)
5040 New Double Grandsire Caters

  1. James Canney
  2. John Lamey
  3. George Gross
  4. John Reeves
  5. John Povey
  6. Charles Purser
  7. Isaiah Bray
  8. Samual Wood (C)
  9. Francis Wood
  10. George Fleury
Peal No: 66

City of London,
St Magnus the Martyr
Monday, 10 December 1770 in 3hrs 35mins (21)
5156 Real Double Cumberland Caters
Composed by George Gross

  1. James Canney
  2. John Reeves
  3. Thomas Dunmore
  4. Isaiah Bray
  5. John Lamey
  6. Samual Wood
  7. Francis Wood
  8. George Gross (C)
  9. Samual Muggeridge
  10. William Castle
Peal No: 67

Whitechapel, Middlesex
St Mary Matfelon
Sunday, 8 December 1771 in 4hrs 1min (20)
6000 Reverse Bob Major

  1. Charles Purser
  2. John Lamey
  3. William West
  4. John Reeves
  5. Thomas Harrison
  6. Samual Wood
  7. Francis Wood
  8. George Gross (C)
Peal No: 68

Hackney, Middlesex
St John
Wednesday, 22 April 1772 in 3hrs 21mins (26)
5040 Reverse Bob Major

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. John Reeves
  3. Peter Tivalain
  4. James Patrick
  5. Samual Wood
  6. Joseph Cowling
  7. John Povey
  8. Charles Purser
Peal No: 69

City of London, Cripplegate
St Giles
Tuesday, 1 December 1772 in 3hrs 45mins (37-1-7)
5111 Grandsire Caters

  1. George Fleury
  2. Francis Wood
  3. John Povey
  4. Isaiah Bray
  5. Michael Puiser
  6. James Patrick
  7. George Gross (C)
  8. Samual Wood
  9. Samual Muggeridge
  10. Samual Muggeridge JrAbraham Smith
Peal No: 70

Kensington, Middlesex
St Mary Abbots
Sunday, 21 March 1773 in 3hrs 24mins (31)
5040 Plain Bob Major

  1. John Frasier
  2. William Mathiss
  3. Michael Puiser
  4. William West
  5. John Povey
  6. Abraham Smith
  7. Samual Muggeridge Jr
  8. George Gross (C)George Fleury

First peal on the bells

Peal No: 71

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 24 April 1773 in 3hrs 45mins (30)
5039 Grandsire Caters

  1. Isaiah Bray
  2. George Gross (C)
  3. John Lamey
  4. William West
  5. Michael Puiser
  6. John Povey
  7. Samual Wood
  8. Samual Muggeridge Jr
  9. Abraham Smith
  10. William CastlePeter Lusignea
Peal No: 72

Gravesend, Kent
St George
Tuesday, 1 June 1773 in 3hrs 25mins (17-3-22)
5152 Plain Bob Major

  1. John Lamey
  2. Isaiah Bray
  3. Michael Puiser
  4. William West
  5. George Gross (C)
  6. Samual Wood
  7. Abraham Smith
  8. Francis Wood
Peal No: 73

Bromley, Kent
SS Peter & Paul
Saturday, 25 September 1773 in 3hrs 33mins (17-1-14)
5184 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Gross

  1. John Lamey
  2. Francis Wood
  3. George Gross (C)
  4. Thomas Harrison
  5. Samual Wood
  6. Michael Puiser
  7. Abraham Smith
  8. Samual Muggeridge

Recorded as Union Bob, the former name of Oxford Treble Bob Major.

Peal No: 74

Southwark, Surrey
St George the Martyr
Monday, 11 October 1773 in 3hrs 20mins (14-2-24)
5072 Cumberland Grandsire Major
Composed by George Gross
6th at home 12 times

  1. George Fleury
  2. George Gross (C)
  3. John Lamey
  4. Thomas Harrison
  5. Samual Wood
  6. Francis Wood
  7. Abraham Smith
  8. Samual Muggeridge
Peal No: 75

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 13 November 1773 in 4hrs 52mins (30)
7001 Grandsire Caters
Composed by George Gross

  1. George Fleury
  2. Samual Norwood
  3. John Lamey
  4. William Lester
  5. George Gross (C)
  6. Francis Wood
  7. Isaiah Bray
  8. Samual Wood
  9. Samual Muggeridge Jr
  10. Robert MannJames Levesque
Peal No: 76

Southwark, Surrey
SS Saviour & Mary Overie
Monday, 24 January 1774 in 4hrs 8mins (48)
5258 Grandsire Cinques
Composed by George Gross

  1. Samual Norwood
  2. George Gross (C)
  3. Thomas Dunmore
  4. John Lamey
  5. Isaiah Bray
  6. Samual Wood
  7. Thomas Harrison
  8. Francis Wood
  9. James Patrick
  10. Samual Muggeridge
  11. Samual Muggeridge Jr
  12. Abraham SmithPeter Lusignea
Peal No: 77

Braughing, Hertfordshire
St Mary the Virgin
Tuesday, 24 May 1774 in 3hrs 15mins (19)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by George Gross

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. Edward Butler
  3. James Barnard
  4. Isaiah Bray
  5. Samual Wood
  6. Francis Wood
  7. Abraham Smith
  8. Samual Muggeridge Jr
Peal No: 78

Southwark, Surrey
St George the Martyr
Sunday, 25 September 1774 in 3hrs 22mins (14-2-24)
5088 Plain Bob Major
Composed by George Gross
Fifty bobs

  1. William Dyer
  2. George Gross (C)
  3. Samual Muggeridge
  4. Francis Wood
  5. Samual Roberts
  6. James Smith
  7. Abraham Smith
  8. Samual Muggeridge Jr
Peal No: 79

Islington, Middlesex
St Mary
Saturday, 7 January 1775 in 3hrs 18mins (16)
5040 Plain Bob Major

  1. George Fleury
  2. John Povey
  3. John Lamey
  4. William Lester
  5. Francis Wood
  6. George Gross (C)
  7. Abraham Smith
  8. Samual Muggeridge Jr

First peal on the bells

Peal No: 80

Islington, Middlesex
St Mary
Sunday, 22 January 1775 in 3hrs 19mins (16)
5280 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. John Lamey
  2. William Mathiss
  3. James Barnard
  4. John Povey
  5. Francis Wood
  6. George Gross (C)
  7. Charles Purser
  8. Samual Muggeridge Jr
Peal No: 81

West Ham, Essex
All Saints
Sunday, 12 February 1775 in 3hrs 50mins (28)
5040 Plain Bob Royal
Composed by George Gross

  1. Onley Burrell
  2. George Gross (C)
  3. Francis Wood
  4. Jeremiah Payne
  5. Charles Purser
  6. Samual Muggeridge Jr
  7. William Loaf
  8. Christopher Oliver
  9. Robert Fagen
  10. Robert Mann
Peal No: 82

City of London, Cheapside
St Mary le Bow
Tuesday, 21 February 1775 in 3hrs 59mins (50)
5111 Grandsire Caters
Composed by George Gross

  1. John Povey
  2. George Gross (C)
  3. Francis Wood
  4. John Lamey
  5. Thomas Whitaker
  6. Isaiah Bray
  7. Samual Muggeridge Jr
  8. Samual Muggeridge
  9. Charles Purser
  10. George HenryRobert FagenJeremiah Payne
Peal No: 83

Spitalfields, Middlesex
Christ Church
Tuesday, 28 February 1775 in 3hrs 56mins (44)
5152 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Gross
6th at home 12 times

  1. John Lamey
  2. James Patrick
  3. John Povey
  4. Francis Wood
  5. George Gross (C)
  6. Isaiah Bray
  7. Charles Purser
  8. Samual Muggeridge Jr
Peal No: 84