Early Society Peals

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Leading

Ringers

Alan Regin 2158 (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 1128 (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

Hackney, Middlesex
St John
Monday, 5 November 1792 in 3hrs 27mins (26)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. Joseph Cowling
  2. William Richardson (C)
  3. George Gross
  4. John Jackson
  5. John Rawlings
  6. Edward Bartell
  7. Daniel Pretlove
  8. Francis Nash
Peal No: 169

Spitalfields, Middlesex
Christ Church
Monday, 15 April 1793 in 4hrs 51mins (44)
6360 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. George Gross
  3. Isaiah Bray
  4. Thomas Reeves
  5. William Shipway
  6. William Gibson
  7. John Wooden
  8. Thomas Morris
  9. William Richardson
  10. William Stephens
Peal No: 170

Westminster, Middlesex
St Clement Danes
Saturday, 21 December 1793 in 3hrs 30mins (24)
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. John Saxton
  2. William Richardson
  3. James Devine
  4. John Darby
  5. George Gross
  6. William Shipway (C)
  7. Thomas Bulgin
  8. William Gibson

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

Peal No: 171

Southwark, Surrey
St John Horsleydown
Sunday, 16 February 1794 in 3hrs 38mins ()
5000 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. William Shipway
  3. Christopher Carbery
  4. Robert Flood
  5. George Harris
  6. William Gibson
  7. William Court
  8. John Darby
  9. Thomas Morris
  10. William Stephens
Peal No: 172

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Tuesday, 4 March 1794 in 3hrs 46mins (30)
5021 Grandsire Caters

  1. Thomas Goodspeed
  2. John Lamey
  3. George Gross (C)
  4. William West
  5. Thomas Reeves
  6. John Rawlings
  7. Thomas Morris
  8. Thomas Freeth
  9. Edward Goodspeed
  10. John Evans
Peal No: 173

Hertford, Hertfordshire
All Saints
Monday, 9 June 1794 in 3hrs 34mins (25)
5111 Grandsire Caters

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. John Darby
  3. George Harris
  4. William Shipway
  5. William Gibson
  6. John Rawlings
  7. Malachi Channon
  8. James Truscoat
  9. William Stephens
  10. Peter Poor
Peal No: 174

Edmonton, Middlesex
All Saints
Monday, 15 September 1794 in 3hrs 28mins (15)
5264 Plain Bob Major

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. John Darby
  3. Thomas Reeves
  4. James Truscoat
  5. Stephen Collier
  6. William Brown
  7. William Stephens
  8. Malachi Channon
Peal No: 175

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Sunday, 28 September 1794 in 3hrs 16mins (14-0-16)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. Robert Flood
  3. William Gibson
  4. John Saxton
  5. John Rawlings
  6. Thomas Freeth
  7. Malachi Channon
  8. Richard Gander
Peal No: 176

Camberwell, Surrey
St Giles
Monday, 20 October 1794 in 3hrs 38mins (23)
6720 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. William Gibson
  3. William Stephens
  4. John Darby
  5. William Shipway
  6. Malachi Channon
  7. James Truscoat
  8. George Harris

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

Peal No: 177

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 13 December 1794 in 3hrs 56mins (30)
5200 Cumberland Treble Bob Royal

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. George Gross Jr
  3. John Darby
  4. Robert Flood
  5. William Gibson
  6. William Stephens
  7. William Tyler
  8. John Saxton
  9. Malachi Channon
  10. George Harris
Peal No: 178

Romford, Essex
St Edward the Confessor
Saturday, 27 December 1794 in 3hrs 40mins (15)
5376 Plain Bob Major

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. Malachi Channon
  3. Robert Flood
  4. Stephen Collier
  5. William Gibson
  6. Thomas Freeth
  7. George Harris
  8. Stacey Club
Peal No: 179

Southwark, Surrey
SS Saviour & Mary Overie
Monday, 9 March 1795 in 4hrs 9mins (48)
5232 Cumberland Treble Bob Maximus
Composed by George Gross

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. George Gross Jr
  3. John Darby
  4. Thomas Morris
  5. William Gibson
  6. Thomas Reeves
  7. John Saxton
  8. William Tyler
  9. Malachi Channon
  10. James Truscoat
  11. William Stephens
  12. George HarrisRichard White
Peal No: 180

City of London, Bishopsgate
St Botolph
Monday, 4 May 1795 in 3hrs 55mins (17-1-6)
5504 Cumberland Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Gross

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. George Gross Jr
  3. William Gibson
  4. John Darby
  5. John Saxton
  6. William Stephens
  7. George Harris
  8. William Tyler
Peal No: 181

Edmonton, Middlesex
All Saints
Tuesday, 26 May 1795 in 3hrs 23mins (15)
5120 Cumberland Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Gross

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. John Darby
  3. William Tyler
  4. William Shipway
  5. John Saxton
  6. William Brown
  7. James Truscoat
  8. George Harris
Peal No: 182

Edmonton, Middlesex
All Saints
Monday, 14 September 1795 in 3hrs 27mins (15)
5040 Plain Bob Major
Composed by George Gross

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. Thomas Reeves
  3. John Saxton
  4. George Gross Jr
  5. Stephen Collier
  6. Samual Cowling
  7. Thomas Freeth
  8. Richard Lawrence
Peal No: 183

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Sunday, 15 November 1795 in 3hrs 16mins (14-0-16)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by George Gross

  1. Richard Gander
  2. George Gross (C)
  3. John Saxton
  4. Thomas Bulgin
  5. Henry Symondson
  6. James Truscoat
  7. Ralph Vaughan
  8. George Le Quere
Peal No: 184

Edmonton, Middlesex
All Saints
Monday, 23 November 1795 in 6hrs 29mins (15)
10080 Plain Bob Major
Composed by George Gross

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. George Gross Jr
  3. William Shipway
  4. Malachi Channon
  5. Stephen Collier
  6. William Gibson
  7. Henry Symondson
  8. George Harris
Peal No: 185

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 12 November 1796 in 3hrs 47mins (30)
5129 Grandsire Caters

  1. William Whitehead
  2. William Richardson
  3. William West
  4. William Stephens
  5. William Gibson
  6. William Shipway (C)
  7. William Brown
  8. William Court
  9. William Tyler
  10. William CastleWilliam Rigby

First same forename peal

Peal No: 186

City of London, Bishopsgate
St Botolph
Saturday, 10 December 1796 in 3hrs 17mins (17-1-6)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. George Gross
  2. John Lake
  3. John Hurst
  4. Thomas Reeves
  5. George Gross Jr (C)
  6. William Stephens
  7. William Richardson
  8. Richard Gander

Transcript: This Peal was the production of that ingenious composer John Holt, who had it first rung at Saint Margarets Westminster on the 7th July 1751, himself being seated in a chair with his manuscript in his hand to guide him in calling the 148 bobs and two doubles (singles). The dividing it into Parts and Courses for the purpose of retaining it in. Memorising for calling is a matter that had lately Baffled all the skill perpetration of the present age upwards of 40 years, but has now been rang and called by George Gross Junior with the same ease as and pleasure as a common Peal.

Peal No: 187

Islington, Middlesex
St Mary
Monday, 9 January 1797 in 3hrs 18mins (16)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by William Shipway
192 Bobs 48 Singles

  1. Richard Gander
  2. John Hints
  3. Samual Cowling
  4. Thomas Freeth
  5. George Gross
  6. William Shipway (C)
  7. George Gross Jr
  8. William Gander
Peal No: 188

Romford, Essex
St Edward the Confessor
Monday, 6 March 1797 in 3hrs 55mins (15)
6160 Plain Bob Major

  1. John Lake (C)
  2. Henry Symondson
  3. Thomas Oxley
  4. William Oxley
  5. John Hints
  6. Thomas Freeth
  7. James Nash
  8. Samual Cowling
Peal No: 189

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 7 May 1797 in 3hrs 10mins (20)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. John Hints
  2. John Lake
  3. John Tomkins
  4. Charles Robinson
  5. Thomas Freeth
  6. Henry Symondson (C)
  7. Samual Cowling
  8. Thomas Padgett
Peal No: 190

Hackney, Middlesex
St John
Tuesday, 21 November 1797 in 3hrs 26mins (26)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Samual Cowling

  1. Thomas East
  2. James Bates
  3. Thomas Reeves
  4. Samual Cowling (C)
  5. George Gross
  6. John Hints
  7. Robert Mann
  8. Charles East
Peal No: 191

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 10 March 1798 in 3hrs 38mins (30)
5093 Grandsire Caters

  1. George Gross
  2. Thomas Reeves
  3. Peter Jones
  4. James Nash
  5. Isaiah Bray
  6. James Stichbury
  7. Abraham Smith
  8. John Hints
  9. George Gross Jr (C)
  10. William Stephens
Peal No: 192

Watford, Hertfordshire
St Mary
Sunday, 8 April 1798 in 3hrs 16mins (24)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. John Tomkins
  3. John Mann
  4. Thomas Freeth
  5. Samual Cowling
  6. John Hints
  7. Daniel Pope
  8. Thomas Padgett
Peal No: 193

Edmonton, Middlesex
All Saints
Monday, 17 September 1798 in 3hrs 20mins (15)
5012 Grandsire Triples

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. Peter Jones
  3. James Nash
  4. Thomas Freeth
  5. James Jacobs
  6. William Brown
  7. James Stichbury
  8. Richard Lawrence

First peal of Grandsire Triples rung without a single

Peal No: 194

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 2 February 1799 in 3hrs 50mins (30)
5080 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. James Barnard
  3. Thomas Reeves
  4. Samual Cowling
  5. William Stephens
  6. George Harris
  7. James Nash
  8. John Darby
  9. John Wooden
  10. George Gross Jr
Peal No: 195

Southwark, Surrey
SS Saviour & Mary Overie
Monday, 22 April 1799 in 4hrs 11mins (48)
5390 Grandsire Cinques

  1. George Gross
  2. George Gross Jr (C)
  3. John Darby
  4. William Stephens
  5. Thomas Clark
  6. Thomas Reeves
  7. James Barnard
  8. James Nash
  9. Malachi Channon
  10. John Wooden
  11. Thomas Goodspeed
  12. George HarrisGeorge Lussignea
Peal No: 196

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 1 February 1800 in 3hrs 47mins (30)
5111 Grandsire Caters
Composed by George Gross Jr

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. George Gross
  3. Malachi Channon
  4. Peter Jones
  5. James Nash
  6. James Jacobs
  7. Abraham Smith
  8. Thomas Reeves
  9. James Barnard
  10. John Evans
Peal No: 197

Edmonton, Middlesex
All Saints
Monday, 28 April 1800 in 6hrs 29mins (15)
10112 Oxford Treble Bob Major
Composed by George Gross

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. George Gross Jr
  3. James Nash
  4. Thomas Reeves
  5. John Hints
  6. James Barnard
  7. Samual Cowling
  8. William Stephens
Peal No: 198

Walthamstow, Essex
St Mary
Monday, 2 June 1800 in 3hrs 17mins (18)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. George Gross
  3. Thomas Reeves
  4. James Nash
  5. Peter Jones
  6. James Barnard
  7. George Harris
  8. William Stephens
Peal No: 199

Hackney, Middlesex
St John
Wednesday, 1 October 1800 in 3hrs 26mins (26)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. Thomas East
  2. Thomas Waller
  3. George Gross
  4. Thomas Freeth
  5. John Hints (C)
  6. Samual Cowling
  7. John Clark
  8. Charles Earl
Peal No: 200

Holborn, Middlesex
St Giles in the Fields
Tuesday, 18 November 1800 in 3hrs 17mins (14-0-16)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. George Gross
  2. James Barnard
  3. John Sexton
  4. Thomas Freeth
  5. John Poulden
  6. John Hints (C)
  7. Richard Gander
  8. John Budd
Peal No: 201

Whitechapel, Middlesex
St Mary Matfelon
Sunday, 11 January 1801 in 3hrs 21mins (20)
5104 London Court Bob Major
Composed by George Gross

  1. Malachi Channon
  2. William Shipway
  3. John Poulden
  4. George Gross Jr
  5. James Nash
  6. John Hints
  7. George Gross (C)
  8. William Stephens
Peal No: 202

Hackney, Middlesex
St John
Tuesday, 17 February 1801 in 3hrs 26mins (26)
5040 Shipway Place Triples
Composed by William Shipway
Without a single

  1. Thomas East
  2. John Poulden
  3. George Gross
  4. Samual Cowling
  5. Thomas Freeth
  6. John Hints
  7. William Shipway (C)
  8. Charles Earl

Recorded as Cumberland Imperial Place, first peal in method

Peal No: 203

Watford, Hertfordshire
St Mary
Monday, 23 March 1801 in 4hrs 0mins (24)
6160 Plain Bob Major
Composed by George Gross Jr

  1. Richard Gee
  2. John Tomkins
  3. George Gross Jr (C)
  4. Thomas Freeth
  5. John Mann
  6. Malachi Channon
  7. Samual Cowling
  8. John Hints
Peal No: 204

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Tuesday, 7 April 1801 in 3hrs 37mins (30)
5220 Double Norwich Court Bob Royal
Composed by George Gross

  1. George Gross (C)
  2. George Gross Jr
  3. James Nash
  4. William Shipway
  5. John Poulden
  6. John Hints
  7. Malachi Channon
  8. Thomas Reeves
  9. Samual Cowling
  10. William Stephens
Peal No: 205

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 2 May 1801 in 3hrs 40mins (30)
5000 Treble Bob Royal

  1. George Gross
  2. Samual Cowling
  3. James Nash
  4. William Shipway
  5. William Stephens
  6. Thomas Freeth
  7. George Gross Jr (C)
  8. John Hints
  9. James Barnard
  10. Malachi Channon

Exact Saturday not known - possibly 1st

Peal No: 206

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
St Mary
Monday, 31 August 1801 in 3hrs 15mins (19-1-4)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Hints

  1. Richard Gee
  2. John Tomkins
  3. Samual Cowling
  4. John Hints (C)
  5. John Alan
  6. Thomas Freeth
  7. Daniel Pope
  8. Thomas PadgettGeorge Gross

First peal on the bells

Peal No: 207

Lewisham, Kent
St Mary
Sunday, 18 October 1801 in 3hrs 18mins (21)
5024 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. Robert Clifford
  2. George Gross Jr (C)
  3. Peter Jones
  4. Jeremiah Payne
  5. John Poulden
  6. James Stichbury
  7. John Hints
  8. William Stephens

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

Peal No: 208

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 31 October 1801 in 3hrs 48mins (30)
5080 Tittum Treble Bob Royal

  1. Malachi Channon
  2. William Stephens
  3. Anthony Cavalier
  4. George Gross Jr (C)
  5. Peter Jones
  6. James Nash
  7. James Stichbury
  8. John Hints
  9. George Gross
  10. James Barnard
Peal No: 209

Spitalfields, Middlesex
Christ Church
Monday, 7 December 1801 in 3hrs 45mins (44)
5040 Treble Bob Royal

  1. George Gross
  2. James Nash
  3. Peter Jones
  4. George Gross Jr (C)
  5. Thomas Reeves
  6. Anthony Cavalier
  7. John Wooden
  8. James Barnard
  9. Samual Cowling
  10. William Stephens
Peal No: 210