8th May 2016

Biographical Records

The lives of individual ringers provide us with insights into the way ringing has developed over the years, as well as being valuable personal records of ringers now deceased. Most of those recorded so far served on the Central Council but the records are being extended to include other notable ringers, including those who lived and rang before the Council was formed in the late 19th century. As well as being online, the records are kept in a series of books that form part of the Council’s historical collection.

552 of these 945 records are scanned images of handwritten originals.

As well as the biographic records here, other sources of biographical information on ringers include:

Acland, Colonel John Edward 20 Feb 1848 - 15 Feb 1932
Acres, John Albert S 4 Dec 1921 - 18 Mar 1981
Ainsley, Frank 31 Oct 1905 - 2 Jan 1989
Aldridge, Revd Geoffrey de Y 14 Nov 1875 - 23 May 1945
Allen, Patrick Henry 17 Mar 1927 - 15 Jun 2002
Allman, Walter 27 Feb 1910 - 25 Aug 1989
Anderson, Robert Shield 26 Aug 1907 - 17 Apr 1995
Andrews, Wilfred 1872 - 22 Jul 1949
Angold, Dom Paulinus 22 Dec 1913 - 18 Dec 2009
Annable, Benjamin - 1 Feb 1756
Argyle, Douglas Harold Oct 1896 - 11 Jul 1946
Argyle, Henry 28 Mar 1864 - 9 Dec 1931
Armstrong, James Kenneth 1889 - 1964
Armstrong, Stanley Ernest 6 Dec 1903 - 24 Jul 1987
Arnold, Frank Charles John 17 Nov 1926 - 7 Aug 2010
Arthur, Kenneth 2 Aug 1916 - 17 Feb 2012
Ashford, Bernard Charles 17 Oct 1897 - 19 Jun 1985
Ashley-Cooper, Sir Anthony, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury 31 Aug 1869 - 25 Mar 1961
Ashmole, Joseph 5 Feb 1863 - 1 Apr 1955
Aspinwall, John 1836 - 21 Jan 1911
Atkins, Edward Maurice 11 Jul 1890 - 16 Aug 1964
Atkinson, John Hewitson 13 Oct 1950 - 18 May 2014
Attree, George Frederick 14 Jan 1852 - Jun 1918
Austin, John 19 Nov 1863 - 28 Aug 1944
Ayre, Walter 4 Dec 1891 - 20 Feb 1978
Bagworth, Norman Sidney 11 May 1907 - 6 May 1984
Bailey, Frederick Walter 19 Apr 1894 - 28 May 1979
Bailey, Roger 25 Jun 1946 - 22 Jan 2013
Bailey, Trevor Noel John 6 Dec 1941 - 11 Oct 2005
Baker, Antony Swinburne 13 Jun 1943 - 24 Mar 1995
Baker, Henry Osbourne 24 Jan 1908 - 14 Aug 1969
Baker, Herbert 31 Oct 1863 - 28 Dec 1925
Baker, Peter Edgar 8 Feb 1925 - 15 Jul 2011
Baker, Revd William Wing Carew 5 Aug 1860 - 14 Nov 1930
Ball, Thomas Freeman 1847 - 1897
Ballard, Alfred 14 Dec 1908 - 13 May 1992 (see also entry in Prolific Peal Ringers records)
Banks, John Henry 18 Nov 1868 - 21 Jun 1941
Barber, William Henry 4 Nov 1876 - 30 May 1950
Barham, James 1725 - 14 Jan 1818
Barker, Arthur David 28 Oct 1890 - 20 Feb 1986
Barker, Brian Miles 12 Jan 1926 - 19 Jan 2011
Barker, Mrs Gladys Elsie Wilhelmina 9 Aug 1900 - 16 Aug 1998
Barnett, Edwin 7 Jun 1862 - 13 Aug 1932
Barnett, Edwin Arthur 15 Oct 1918 - 2 Aug 2004
Barnett, George Henry 19 Jul 1850 - 20 Jan 1895
Barnett, Mrs Olive Delia 6 Jul 1919 - 25 Oct 2010
Baron, William 13 Oct 1843 - 19 Jul 1904
Barrett, Henry William John 26 Nov 1905 - 24 Jun 1995 (see also entry in Prolific Peal Ringers records)
Barrett, Joseph Thomas 22 Dec 1907 - 13 Aug 1980
Barry, Albert Leslie 10 Oct 1904 - 28 Apr 1984
Bartlett, Beric Easterbrook 27 Dec 1912 - 11 Dec 1979
Bartlett, Tom George 1880 - 28 Feb 1957
Barton, Harry 8 Aug 1874 - 26 Jan 1940
Basden, John 17 Feb 1858 - 14 Dec 1911
Bassett, Charles Alfred 24 Nov 1910 - 19 Jul 1977
Bastable, Henry 30 Dec 1848 - 19 Jan 1899
Battin, Alfred James 14 Feb 1876 - 1957
Baxter, Henry 10 Jul 1901 - 10 Aug 1961
Bayles, Denis Alan 18 Jan 1922 - 15 Jul 1993
Beamish, Mrs Dorothy Eva 11 Aug 1899 - 5 Mar 1990
Beams, Thomas Hervey 15 Jul 1866 - 25 Aug 1930
Beard, David Walter 21 Nov 1932 - 11 Jan 2004
Bedwell, William 2 Nov 1869 - 17 May 1901
Beech, Frank 12 May 1935 - 17 Apr 2015
Beeston, Revd Arthur Thomas 2 Dec 1861 - 30 Jun 1933
Bell, Richard Guy 3 Feb 1904 - 20 Aug 1977
Benfield, Revd Gordon 8 Aug 1929 - 12 Aug 2004
Bennett, Arthur Burgess 5 Aug 1863 - 30 Mar 1939
Bennett, Aubrey Lyddon 30 Nov 1895 - 27 Aug 1979
Bennett, David Hardman 24 Oct 1902 - 1 May 1966
Bennett, Frank 27 Jan 1869 - 10 Nov 1957 (see also entry in Prolific Peal Ringers records)
Bennett, Frederick Hector 21 May 1907 - 21 May 1982
Bennett, Stanley Edward 1902 - 29 Feb 1964
Benson, Revd Preb Edward Geoffrey, MA 8 Dec 1901 - 5 Aug 1961
Bentham, William 1857 - 7 May 1924
Beresford, Dennis 12 May 1934 - 30 Jun 2011
Berry, Arthur Charles 1 Feb 1946 - 30 Jan 2013
Betjeman, Sir John, CBE CLitt 23 Aug 1906 - 19 May 1984
Bibby, John Edward 3 Feb 1901 - 12 Jan 1974
Bibby, William 6 Aug 1870 - 3 Jun 1941
Biffin, Edward William 27 Aug 1887 - 8 Apr 1960
Billings, Eric 29 Jun 1938 - 18 Jul 2006
Binns, Robert 1852 - 1919
Binyon, Charles Arthur, JP 1874 - 1963
Bird, Hector Glaze 11 Aug 1900 - 13 Feb 1978
Birkett, Edwin Cardus 28 Oct 1896 - 19 Mar 1976
Bishop, Ernest 2 Feb 1863 - 4 Jun 1935
Black, George Airth 1 Jul 1877 - 8 Apr 1951
Black, Robert George 10 Mar 1889 - 19 Jun 1976
Blackburn (Blackbourne), Thomas 1860 - 24 Jan 1933
Blackman, Richard George 12 May 1898 - 22 Jan 1969
Blanchard, Robert Boyd 1849 - 7 Jan 1910
Bluff, John Henry James 10 Jul 1905 - 2 Aug 1979
Blythe, John William Charles 5 Jul 1929 - 27 Jul 2006
Bogan, Amos Frederick 18 May 1919 - 20 Mar 2006
Bolland, George Bean 2 Feb 1852 - 29 Dec 1925
Bolton, William 9 Aug 1872 - 29 Dec 1940
Bond, Revd Peter Neville 24 Apr 1922 - 4 Feb 1981
Border, Peter 1932 - 18 Oct 2000 (see also entry in Prolific Peal Ringers records)
Boreham, Frank Donald 27 Aug 1908 - 1978

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