Tower and Bell History.

Bell Founders.

(With dates of casting era where known.)

A
Edward Arnold of Leicester.1784-1798/9.
West Haddon.

Edward Arnold of St.Neots.1772-1785.
Kelmarsh,(1774). Maidwell,(1772).

B
Henry I Bagley  of Chacombe.1631-1684.

Henry II Bagley.1679-1702.(Son of Henry I Bagley).
Brixworth,Cottesbrooke,Scaldwell,Spratton,Watford,Welford,WestHaddon.

Henry III Bagley.1707-1746.
Thornby.(1714).

Matthew I Bagley.1679-1689.

Matthew I & Henry II Bagley. 1680-1687.

William Bagley of Chacombe.1685-1708.
Clipston.(1685).

James Barwell & Co of  Birmingham.1898-1920.
Creaton.(1915).

William Blews & Sons of Birmingham.1862-1891.
Kimcote.(1871).

Alfred Bowell of Ipswich.1896-1939.
WestHaddon.(1913).

Austen Bracker of King’s Lynn.1550-1560.
Catthorpe.(c1560).

John Briant of Hertford.1781-1825.
AshbySt.Ledgers,Braunston,LongBuckby,Ravensthorpe.
…….1806………….1811…….1814…………1809.

D
John Danyell. (succ’r,”Brede”).c1480.
Old,Shawell.

E
John Eayre.1717-18.

Joseph Eayre of St. Neots.1735-1772.
Catthorpe,Gilmorton,NorthKilworth,Shawell,Walgrave.
…1770…….1766……….1764……….1770……1766.

Thomas Eayre. upto 1716.
(Early 4th. bell at Kettering,1714).

Thomas I & John Eayre. 1717-1718.
Burton Latimer & Warkton.1718.
(Early bells at Cranford St.John, 2nd. 1717 & Mears Ashby,Tenor,1718).

Thomas I Eayre of Kettering.1717-1757.
Clipston,Gilmorton,GreatOxendon,Lubenham,Old,WestHaddon.
1752……..1738…………1744………..1724….1723…….1729.

Thomas II Eayre of Kettering.1757-1762.(Son of Thos.I Eayre).
Lilbourne.(1761/2).

Eijsbouts of Holland.1979>>>
ColdAshby,HusbandsBosworth,Lubenham,MarketHarborough,Marston Trussell,Spratton,Yelvertoft.

Bryan II Eldridge.1656-8 at Coventry.
Shawell.(1656).

F
William Flint.1317.
Cold Ashby.

G
Gillett & Johnston.1890-1955.
Haselbech,(1930). Stanford-on-Avon,(1928).

L
Leicester Foundry.
Barby,(c1599). Clipston,(c1589). Winwick,(c1599).

M
Charles & George Mears of Whitechapel.1843-1861.
Guilsborough.(1847).

Thomas II Mears.1810-1844.
GreatOxendon(1820), Old(1825), Watford(1820).

Mears & Stainbank.1865-1968.
Barby(c1871), Sibbertoft(1877), Theddingworth(1903).

Mellours of Nottingham.c1610.
Arthingworth.

N
Newcombe. (Attributed to the Newcombe family).
ColdAshby(1605), GreatOxendon(1599), WestHaddon(1611).

Edward Newcombe.1589-1619.
Crick,Winwick.

Robert III, Thomas III & William Newcombe.1602-1612.
(3 sons of Edward Newcombe).
Kimcote.(1612)

Thomas I Newcombe.1506-1520.
PeatlingParva,Theddingworth.

Thomas II Newcombe of Leicester.1562 ? -1580.
Shawell.(c1560).

Newcombe & Watts.
EastFarndon.(1587).

Tobias I Norris of Stamford.1603-1626.
Lamport.(1616).

Tobias III Norris of Stamford. 1662-1699.

O
George I Oldfield of Nottingham.1620-1677.
SouthKilworth.(1659).

P
Henry Penn of Peterborough.1700-1729.
Kilsby.(1706).

R
Abraham I Rudhall of Gloucester.1684-1718.
Watford.(1712).

Abraham II Rudhall of Gloucester.1700-1735.
(Son of Abraham I Rudhall).
East Haddon.(1731).

John Rufford.1350-1399.
Catthorpe.(c1399).

Thomas Russell of Wootton.1712-1743.
Walgrave.(1723).

T
John Taylor & Co. of Loughborough.1859>>>
Barby,Clipston,ColdAshby,Creaton,EastHaddon,Gilmorton,GreatOxendon,HusbandsBosworth,Kilsby,Lamport,Maidwell,MarketHarborough,MarstonTrussell,Naseby,Ravensthorpe,
Scaldwell,Sibbertoft,SouthKilworth,Spratton,Thornby,Walgrave,Welford,Winwick.

John Taylor & Son.1844-1858. (& Sons 1850-1858).
NorthKilworth(1853), Thornby(1844).

John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd. of Loughborough.1989-2005.
EastFarndon,(1991). Long Buckby,(2000).

W & J Taylor of Oxford.1822-1854.
Sibbertoft.(1825).

W
John Warner & Sons.1788-1921.
ColdAshby,(1899). GreatOxendon,(1853).

Watts. (Attributed to the Watts Family).
NorthKilworth.(c1600).

Francis Watts of Leicester.1588-1599/1600.
Theddingworth.(1595).

Hugh I Watts of Leicester.1593-1614/5.
(A younger brother of Francis Watts).
Marston Trussell.(1612).

Hugh II Watts.1614/5-1642.
AshbySt.Ledgers,Barby,Brixworth,Creaton,Crick,EastHaddon,Haselbech,Kimcote,Lamport,LongBuckby,Lubenham,MarstonTrussell,Naseby,Old,Scaldwell,Stanford-on-Avon,Theddingworth,Welford,Yelvertoft.

William Watts of Bedford. 1587-1597.
(A younger brother of Francis Watts).

Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd.1968>>>
Brixworth,Cottesbrooke,Crick,Shawell.
…..1993………….1995…….1996/7…1990.

Associated reference websites :-
Dove’s Guide.
The Church Bells of England.
The Church Bells of Leicestershire.
The Church Bells of Northamptonshire.
National Bell Register.
Bellfounders.

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