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
Saturday, 11 December 1813 in 3hrs 40mins (30)
5057 Grandsire Caters
Composed by George Gross Jr

  1. William Hall
  2. Elias Mills
  3. Daniel Debus
  4. Daniel Dearing
  5. Charles Mackie
  6. Peter Jones
  7. Henry Barnwell
  8. Francis Nay
  9. George Gross Jr (C)
  10. Thomas Wilson
Peal No: 253

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Monday, 7 November 1814 in 3hrs 30mins (30)
5040 Grandsire Caters

  1. Elias Mills
  2. William Shipway (C)
  3. Daniel Dearing
  4. James Jacobs
  5. Peter Jones
  6. Thomas Freeth
  7. Henry Barnwell
  8. James Blacklock
  9. James Nash
  10. Thomas Wilson
Peal No: 254

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 18 March 1815 in 3hrs 44mins (30)
5200 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. William Hall
  2. William Shipway (C)
  3. William Stephens
  4. James Stichbury
  5. Peter Jones
  6. Thomas Freeth
  7. Henry Barnwell
  8. James Nash
  9. Thomas Ovendon
  10. James Blacklock
Peal No: 255

Croydon, Surrey
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 13 January 1816 in 3hrs 6mins ()
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. William Criswick
  2. Robert Otley
  3. William Thorn
  4. George Lockyer
  5. John Glide
  6. William Taylor
  7. Francis Mathew (C)
  8. Robert Margretts
Peal No: 256

Bethnal Green, Middlesex
St Matthew
Monday, 13 May 1816 in 3hrs 7mins (13)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. Malachi Channon
  2. James Stichbury
  3. William Hall
  4. Henry Barnwell
  5. Thomas Freeth
  6. James Stichbury Jr
  7. William Shipway (C)
  8. Thomas Wilson
Peal No: 257

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 15 February 1817 in 3hrs 26mins (30)
5039 Grandsire Caters

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. John Wooding
  3. James Nash
  4. William Shipway
  5. Peter Jones
  6. Philip Sow
  7. Henry Barnwell
  8. Elias Mills
  9. Francis Mathew
  10. Edward Lewin
Peal No: 258

Lewisham, Kent
St Mary
Sunday, 7 September 1817 in 3hrs 8mins (21)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. William Criswick
  2. John James
  3. Robert Margretts
  4. George Gross Jr (C)
  5. Robert Otley
  6. Edward Taylor
  7. Francis Mathew
  8. John Glide
Peal No: 259

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 13 December 1817 in 3hrs 29mins (30)
5000 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. Elias Mills
  2. George Gross Jr (C)
  3. James Nash
  4. Daniel Dearing
  5. Peter Jones
  6. William Shipway
  7. Henry Barnwell
  8. James Stichbury
  9. Francis Mathew
  10. John J Whiting
Peal No: 260

City of London, Great Tower Street
All Hallows
Monday, 16 February 1818 in 5hrs 25mins (19)
8448 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. Peter Jones
  3. James Nash
  4. William Shipway
  5. William Herbert
  6. James Stichbury
  7. John J Whiting
  8. Francis Mathew
Peal No: 261

Stroud, Gloucestershire
St Laurence
Thursday, 24 September 1818 in 3hrs 20mins (20-1-20)
5000 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. James Nash
  3. John Hints
  4. William Shipway
  5. William Herbert
  6. Thomas Freeth
  7. James Marlton
  8. Joseph Riley
  9. Francis Mathew
  10. John J Whiting
Peal No: 262

Painswick, Gloucestershire
St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 25 September 1818 in 3hrs 32mins (25-2-19)
5200 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. James Nash
  3. John Hints
  4. William Shipway
  5. William Herbert
  6. Thomas Freeth
  7. James Marlton
  8. Joseph Riley
  9. Francis Mathew
  10. John J Whiting
Peal No: 263

Westminster, Middlesex
St Margaret
Saturday, 5 December 1818 in 4hrs 25mins (26)
6360 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. Elias Mills
  2. George Gross Jr (C)
  3. William Shipway
  4. Peter Jones
  5. James Stichbury
  6. Thomas Freeth
  7. Henry Barnwell
  8. James Marlton
  9. Thomas Grainger
  10. Francis Mathew
Peal No: 264

City of London,
St Dunstan in the East
Monday, 1 February 1819 in 3hrs 30mins (22)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. Thomas Fekell
  2. George Gross Jr (C)
  3. James Nash
  4. William Shipway
  5. William Herbert
  6. James Stichbury
  7. Francis Mathew
  8. Thomas Grainger
Peal No: 265

Birchington on Sea, Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Kent

Wednesday, 4 August 1819 in 3hrs 39mins (15-1-20)
5213 Grandsire Cinques

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. James Nash
  3. William Shipway
  4. John Hints
  5. Peter Jones
  6. James Blacklock
  7. Thomas Freeth
  8. Thomas Ovendon
  9. James Stichbury Jr
  10. Joseph Riley
  11. Thomas Grainger
  12. Francis Mathew

First peal on the 12 bells

Peal No: 266

Greenwich, Kent
St Alfege
Friday, 24 September 1819 in 3hrs 34mins (25)
5280 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. John Hints
  3. Joseph Ladley
  4. Thomas Grainger
  5. Thomas Freeth
  6. William Herbert
  7. James Stichbury Jr
  8. Thomas Ovendon
  9. James Marlton
  10. Francis Mathew
Peal No: 267

Bethnal Green, Middlesex
St Matthew
Sunday, 26 September 1819 in 3hrs 13mins (13)
5056 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. Peter Jones
  3. Malachi Channon
  4. Henry Smith
  5. James Marlton
  6. James Stichbury Jr
  7. Thomas Grainger
  8. James Nash

Transcribe: This peal was rung by particular desire of Malachi Channon it being the last peal he intended to ring he having been a member of this Society for over 52 years and has done many great performances, he rang the ninth bell at Saint Leonard Shoreditch in the year of 1784 in a true peal of 12000 changes of Oxford Treble Bob Royal it was performed in nine hours & 5 minutes and he is the only one now able to ring of the five who are now living who a finished in the said peal and at the age of 72 years belonging to the Society.

Peal No: 268

Croydon, Surrey
St John the Baptist
Monday, 4 October 1819 in 3hrs 7mins ()
5056 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. Peter Jones
  3. James Nash
  4. James Stichbury
  5. Henry Barnwell
  6. Thomas Grainger
  7. John J Whiting
  8. Francis Mathew
Peal No: 269

Lewisham, Kent
St Mary
Sunday, 28 November 1819 in 2hrs 56mins (21)
5040 Grandsire Triples
108 bobs 2 singles

  1. Daniel Dearing
  2. John James
  3. John Bray
  4. Joseph Ladley (C)
  5. William Herbert
  6. James Blacklock
  7. James Stichbury Jr
  8. William Fell
Peal No: 270

Greenwich, Kent
St Alfege
Sunday, 19 December 1819 in 3hrs 6mins (25)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. James Heather
  2. John James
  3. John Bradley
  4. Joseph Ladley (C)
  5. William Herbert
  6. James Blacklock
  7. Robert Mirfield
  8. Harry Co
Peal No: 271

Bethnal Green, Middlesex
St Matthew
Monday, 27 December 1819 in 3hrs 17mins (13)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. Joseph Ladley
  3. Edward Chambers
  4. Thomas Michael
  5. Henry Barnwell
  6. James Stichbury
  7. Francis Mathew
  8. John J Whiting
Peal No: 272

Bethnal Green, Middlesex
St Matthew
Sunday, 9 January 1820 in 3hrs 16mins (13)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. James Stichbury
  3. Edward Chambers
  4. John J Whiting
  5. Henry Barnwell
  6. William Ludford
  7. Francis Mathew
  8. Jonathan Grimwood
Peal No: 273

Southwark, Surrey
St John Horsleydown
Tuesday, 13 June 1820 in 3hrs 34mins ()
5080 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. James Nash
  3. Edward Chambers
  4. Joseph Ladley
  5. Peter Jones
  6. James Stichbury
  7. Henry Barnwell
  8. John J Whiting
  9. Thomas Hurry
  10. Francis Mathew
Peal No: 274

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
All Saints
Sunday, 24 September 1820 in 3hrs 25mins ()
5088 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. Elias Mills
  2. George Gross Jr (C)
  3. James Nash
  4. Edward Chambers
  5. Peter Jones
  6. Thomas Freeth
  7. Henry Barnwell
  8. James Stichbury
  9. Francis Mathew
  10. John J Whiting

Felstead list the method as Kent Treble Bob Royal

Peal No: 275

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 25 November 1820 in 3hrs 38mins (30)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. Joseph Ladley
  3. Edward Chambers
  4. James Stichbury
  5. Peter Jones
  6. John J Whiting
  7. Henry Barnwell
  8. William Sudford
  9. Robert Mirfield
  10. Francis Mathew
Peal No: 276

Southwark, Surrey
St Olave
Tuesday, 26 December 1820 in 3hrs 11mins ()
5040 Grandsire Triples
190 bobs 50 singles

  1. Robert Mirfield
  2. Daniel Dearing
  3. John Bradley
  4. Joseph Ladley (C)
  5. James Stichbury Jr
  6. Francis Mathew
  7. Edward Sawyer
  8. Thomas Michael
Peal No: 277

Stepney, Middlesex
St George in the East
Monday, 22 January 1821 in 3hrs 23mins (28)
5024 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. Peter Jones
  3. James Nash
  4. Edward Chambers
  5. Thomas Michael
  6. James Stichbury
  7. John J Whiting
  8. Francis Mathew
Peal No: 278

Islington, Middlesex
St Mary
Tuesday, 6 February 1821 in 3hrs 58mins (16)
6208 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. Robert Mirfield
  2. George Gross Jr (C)
  3. Edward Chambers
  4. Thomas Michael
  5. Henry Barnwell
  6. James Stichbury
  7. Francis Mathew
  8. John J Whiting
Peal No: 279

Mitcham, Surrey
SS Peter & Paul
Sunday, 13 May 1821 in 3hrs 12mins (14-2-20)
5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. Edward Chambers
  3. John Bolton
  4. Thomas Michael
  5. James Nash
  6. James Stichbury
  7. Francis Mathew
  8. John J Whiting

First peal on the new bells

Peal No: 280

Croydon, Surrey
St John the Baptist
Tuesday, 12 June 1821 in 2hrs 56mins ()
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. William Criswick
  2. John Bradley
  3. Robert Margretts
  4. Edward Sawyer
  5. Henry Blease
  6. George Sockner
  7. Francis Mathew (C)
  8. Richard Tidy
Peal No: 281

Mitcham, Surrey
SS Peter & Paul
Tuesday, 12 June 1821 in 2hrs 50mins (14-2-20)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. William Criswick
  2. Robert Otley
  3. Henry Blease
  4. Edward Sawyer
  5. John Bradley
  6. George Sockner
  7. Francis Mathew (C)
  8. Richard Tidy
Peal No: 282

Stepney, Middlesex
St George in the East
Monday, 11 March 1822 in 3hrs 25mins (28)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. Thomas Gross
  2. George Gross Jr (C)
  3. John Merrin
  4. Benjamin Merrin
  5. James Stichbury Jr
  6. James Stichbury
  7. Thomas Michael Jr
  8. Thomas Michael

Rung by four fathers and sons

Peal No: 283

Bethnal Green, Middlesex
St Matthew
Sunday, 15 December 1822 in 3hrs 17mins (13)
5056 Oxford Treble Bob Major

  1. Thomas Gross
  2. George Gross Jr (C)
  3. Peter Jones
  4. Daniel Dearing
  5. John Nash
  6. James Stichbury Jr
  7. Robert Mirfield
  8. James Stichbury
Peal No: 284

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Monday, 19 May 1823 in 3hrs 47mins (30)
5213 Grandsire Cinques

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. James Nash
  3. Thomas Gross
  4. Robert Mirfield
  5. Thomas Michael
  6. Joshua Hurry
  7. Peter Jones
  8. John J Whiting
  9. Henry Barnwell
  10. William Ludford
  11. Thomas Hurry
  12. Thomas Wilson
Peal No: 285

Poplar, Middlesex
All Saints
Thursday, 3 July 1823 in 3hrs 29mins (23-3-6)
5094 Grandsire Caters

  1. George Gross Jr (C)
  2. James Nash
  3. Thomas Gross
  4. Peter Jones
  5. Thomas Michael
  6. Henry Barnwell
  7. Robert Mirfield
  8. William Ludford
  9. James Stichbury
  10. Thomas WilsonCharles Oliver

First Peal on the bells.

Peal No: 286

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 3 January 1824 in 3hrs 34mins (30)
5039 Grandsire Caters

  1. Thomas Gross (C)
  2. George Gross Jr
  3. James Crane
  4. Robert Mirfield
  5. Peter Jones
  6. William Atherton
  7. Henry Barnwell
  8. John Chapman
  9. John J Whiting
  10. William Ludford
Peal No: 287

Poplar, Middlesex
All Saints
Monday, 5 December 1825 in 3hrs 35mins (23-3-6)
5200 Oxford Treble Bob Royal

  1. Thomas Gross (C)
  2. George Gross Jr
  3. William Shipway
  4. James Nash
  5. Peter Jones
  6. William Atherton
  7. Henry Barnwell
  8. Charles Foster
  9. William Ludford
  10. John J Whiting
Peal No: 288

Poplar, Middlesex
All Saints
Sunday, 26 March 1826 in 3hrs 4mins (23-3-6)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. Thomas Gross (C)
  2. William Wise
  3. William Atherton
  4. Charles Warner
  5. Peter Jones
  6. Edmund Giles
  7. James Rogers
  8. Richard Ashley
Peal No: 289

Shoreditch, Middlesex
St Leonard
Saturday, 6 May 1826 in 4hrs 5mins (30)
5040 Oxford Treble Bob Maximus

  1. George Gross Jr
  2. Thomas Gross
  3. James Nash
  4. William Shipway
  5. Edward Chambers
  6. John Allen
  7. Peter Jones
  8. William Atherton
  9. Henry Barnwell
  10. William Ludford
  11. Charles Foster
  12. John J WhitingDavid Evans
Peal No: 290

Poplar, Middlesex
All Saints
Monday, 4 December 1826 in 3hrs 35mins (23-3-6)
5219 Grandsire Caters

  1. Robert Mirfield (C)
  2. William Wise
  3. John Chapman
  4. William Atherton
  5. Charles Warner
  6. Edmund Giles
  7. William Ludford
  8. James Rogers
  9. Henry Parsons
  10. Richard Ashley
Peal No: 291

Mitcham, Surrey
SS Peter & Paul
Tuesday, 12 December 1826 in 2hrs 56mins (14-2-20)
5040 Grandsire Triples

  1. William Criswick
  2. Henry Blease (C)
  3. Robert Margretts
  4. William Wilkins
  5. William Bailey
  6. George Lockyer
  7. John Glide
  8. William Rose
Peal No: 292

Southwark, Surrey
Holy Trinity
Monday, 26 February 1827 in 3hrs 5mins (20)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. Thomas Gross (C)
  2. William Atherton
  3. William Ludford
  4. Charles Warner
  5. Edmund Giles
  6. John J Whiting
  7. Henry Parsons
  8. William James
Peal No: 293

Poplar, Middlesex
All Saints
Monday, 5 March 1827 in 3hrs 7mins (23-3-6)
5040 Grandsire Triples
Composed by John Holt
Holt's Original

  1. Robert Mirfield (C)
  2. William Wise
  3. John Chapman
  4. Edmund Giles
  5. William Atherton
  6. Charles Warner
  7. James Rogers
  8. William James
Peal No: 294