1800-1850

May 10th 1803
was rung at Leeds a complete peal of Bob Royal Caters consisting of 5040 changes which was manfully performed in 3 hours and 29 minutes by the following persons

bullet T Bedford Treble
J Moxon 2
W Preston 3
J Whitaker 4
J Millson 5
J Baldwin 6
R Wilcock 7
J Blackburn 8
J Tebbs 9
T Lee & J Styring Tenor
bullet Conducted by J Tebbs

March 30th 1807
was rung at Leeds Tebbs peal of Grandsire Caters (in Shipway) consisting of 5579 changes, having 60 eight nines & 60 nine, seven, eights performed in 3 hours and 38 minutes BY

bullet R Nicholson Treble
D Robinson 2
J Whitaker 3
T Bedford 4
R Paley 5
A Beevers 6
J Hudson 7
W Preston 8
J Tebbs 9
J Moxon Tenor
bullet Composed and Conducted by J Tebbs

Nov 5th 1818
was rung by the St Peters Company in this Steeple a Complete peal of Cators on STEDMAN'S Principle
Consisting of 5079 Changes which was correctly performed by the following Persons in 3 Hours AND 20 Minutes

bullet Thomas Wigglesworth Treble
Joseph Walker 2
John Groves 3
Abraham Beevers 4
John Hudson 5
James Baldwin 6
Joseph Moxon 7
William Preston 8
Joseph Tebbs 9
Samuel Smallpage
AND Tenor David Robinson
bullet NB The peal was Composed & Conducted by Joseph Tebbs.

November 5th 1826
The St Peters Company of Ringers ushered in the morning by ringing a peal of New Treble Bob Cators consisting of 5040 Changes with the 6th bell 12 times wrong and 12 times right which was correctly performed in good style in 3 hours and 12 minutes by the following persons

bullet J Tebbs Treble
F Ibbotson 2
J Groves 3
W Groves 4
J Hudson 5
D Robinson 6
W Preston 7
W Gawkrodger 8
J Naylor 9
J Wilson Tenor
bullet Composed and Conducted by J Tebbs

 

April 19th 1828
The St Peters company rung Tebbs peal of New Treble Bob Royal "in Shipway Book" consisting of 5040 Changes in 3 parts tittums it was performed in 3 hours and 16 minutes by:-

bullet J Tebbs Treble
D Robinson 2
J Hudson 3
W Groves 4
W Preston 5
C Iles 6
J Mortimer 7
W Gawkrodger 8
S Smallpage 9
J Naylor Tenor
bullet Composed and Conducted by J Tebbs.

 

New Treble Bob Royal
On Thursday, the 15th of July, 1830 being the day appointed for the Interment of His Late Majesty George the Fourth The amater society of change ringers, Leeds out of respect to their late beloved Sovereign ascended the Tower of the Parish Church, a little after nine o'clock in the Evening and rang, with the bells muffled, a peal of New Treble Bob Royal consisting of 5000 changes exact which was completed at Forty-three Minutes past Midnight, occupying Three Hours and Twenty three Minutes in the Performance.

bullet Performer's Names
Mr Thos Rafton Treble
Mr John Hudson 2
Mr John Thorp 3
Mr William Groves 4
Mr Christopher Iles 5
Mr Joseph Moxon 6
Mr John Mortimer 7
Mr Wm. Gawkrodger 8
Mr Sam Smallpage 9
Conducter of the peal (book gives Tebbs?)
Mr James Naylor Tenor
bullet The above peal was composed for this occasion by Mr Hugh Wright of Leeds, formerly of Nottingham, Author of 15 168 Treble Bob Major, Albion Surprise &c. &c.

February 5th 1838
This being the 40th anniversary of the opening of the peal of 10 bells in our Parish Church, the St Peters Company ascended the Tower, and rung a beautiful peal of Grandsire Cators consisting of
5040 changes which was completed in 3 hours and 9 minutes and the last peal rung upon the old peal of 10, by the following:-

bullet J Clarkson Treble
J Hudson 2
J Groves 3
C Iles 4
J Greenwood 5
J Mortimer 6
S Smallpage 7
W Gawkrodger 8
W Groves 9
W Pulleine Tenor
bullet Conducted by S Smallpage.

THIS PEAL of 13 bells was first rung on 26th Febry 1841 AND on the 1st May 1842 the St Peter's compy of Change Ringers LEEDS ascended this Tower and rung a complete Peal of Grandsire Cinques in the Tittums consisting of 5148 changes which was completed in correct style in 3 hours and 43 mins and 9 secds by the following Persons.

bullet Samuel Smallpage Treble
John Robinson 2nd
John Groves 3rd
John Hudson 4th
James Gill 5th
Christopher Iles 6th
Jonathan Baldwin 7th
John Mortimer 8th
Benjamin Ely 9th
William Gawkrodger 10th
William Groves 11th
William Pulleine Tenor
bullet The above gentlemen had the honour of completing the first Peal of Cinques rung in the County.

Also on the 7th July 1842 eight members of the above Company rung upon the first or light eight a true & complete Peal of Kent Treble Bob Major consisting of 5056 changes with the 6th at home twelve times each way, which was correctly performed in 2hrs and 58 minutes by the following persons

bullet Samuel Smallpage Treble
John Hudson 2nd
Christopher Iles 3rd
John Robinson 4th
John Mortimer 5th
William Gawkrodger 6th
Benjamin Ely 7th
William Groves Tenor
bullet The above peals were Composed and Conducted by Saml Smallpage.

March 21st 1843
Was rung at St Peters Church Leeds, upon the light 8 a complete peal of Kent Treble Bob consisting of 5088 changes in 15 courses and 3 parts equal. It was correctly performed in 3 Hours and 3 Minutes by the following persons:-

bullet J Firth, Liversedge Treble
W Groves, Leeds 2
C Iles, Do 3
R Graham, Do 4
A Goldthorp, Rothwell 5
J Mortimer, Leeds 6
J Robinson, Do 7
J Barker, Liversedge Tenor
bullet Composed and Conducted by J Firth.

January 8th 1846
On Thursday evening 8 members of St Peters Company of Change Ringers ascended the Tower, and rung upon the light eight, a peal of Tripples on Stedman's Principle consisting of 5040 Changes having 240 bobs and 4 singles with 5,6,7 at home each part end and 4 succesive bobs in each course. It was most gallantly performed in 2 Hours and 50 Minutes by the following persons:-

bullet S Smallpage Treble
S Priestley 2
J Robinson 3
C Iles 4
J Lockwood 5
W Gawkrodger 6
W Groves 7
W Pulleine Tenor
bullet Composed and Conducted by J Lockwood and the first peal of Stedman Tripples rung in Leeds.