List of members of the Walden Company of Ringers and the Saffron Walden Society of Change Ringers from 1702 to 1971

The following list of members, both chronological and alphabetical, is based on the list Stacey produced in his history of the Society. The Society accounts provided the main source of data for the list but the very early names come from the Churchwardens' accounts and newspaper peal reports.

Alphabetical list Chronological list
1934 Adams, Frank 1702 Orwell, James
1709 Allen, John  1709 Allen, John 
1883 Bacon, James  1712 Bush, Thomas 
1851 Bacon, Samuel 1712 Smith
1754 Banks, John 1735 Weakling
1851 Barker, Nathaniel 1754 Banks, John
1754 Baron, Charles 1754 Barrett,William Jnr.
1754 Barrett,William Jnr. 1754 Baron, Charles
1799 Bell, John  1754 Bush, Richard Jnr.
1826 Bennett, George 1754 Clark, John
1881 Bennett, George 1754 Sell, Frederick
1819 Bennett, James Jnr. 1754 Salmon, John
1799 Bennett, James Snr.  1754 Whitehand, Richard 
1826 Bennett, Jonathan 1799 Bush, Richard 
1826 Bishop, William 1799 Bell, John 
1799 Bowtle, Thomas 1799 Bennett, James Snr. 
1848 Brand, George 1799 Bowtle, Thomas
1970 Browning, Philip  1799 Glover, William
1799 Bush, Richard  1799 Harris, John
1754 Bush, Richard Jnr. 1799 Pratt, Charles
1712 Bush, Thomas  1799 Rumble, William
1885 Byatt, Henry 1807 Miller, Richard 
1964 Byatt, John 1807 Richardson, John
1845 Carr, John 1807 Rider, James
1754 Clark, John 1807 Rannow, Thomas
1881 Coe, Alfred G.  1813 Spicer, William
1966 Collins, Roger  1815 Francis, Samuel 
1963 Couzens, Barry John  1815 Smart, David
1951 Cranwell, Henry L. J. 1819 Bennett, James Jnr.
1898 Dallimore, W  1819 Hopwood, Allen 
1951 Davis, Charles  1822 Shepherd, Charles
1921 Dench, Frederick  1824 Ward, Mathew
1904 Evenett, Alfred J.  1826 Bennett, Jonathan
1896 Farr, Walter 1826 Bennett, George
1971 Farrow, Charles  1826 Bishop, William
1900 Folger 1829 Wright, James
1815 Francis, Samuel  1833 Freestone, William
1872 Freeman, Charles  1835 Goodwin, Thomas
1868 Freeman, Jonathan  1835 Spicer, George
1833 Freestone, William 1835 Tricker, Edward
1799 Glover, William 1837 Richardson, John
1951 Godfrey, T. J.  1839 Ruse, Frederick H. 
1957 Goodman, W. 1839 Reeves, John
1835 Goodwin, Thomas 1840 Philpott, Peter
1965 Grayton, Geoffrey  1845 Carr, John
1888 Green, York  1845 Miller, Richard 
1894 Griffin, Joseph  1848 Brand, George
1964 Hanson, Christopher  1848 Miller, James
1968 Harper, Frank  1851 Bacon, Samuel
1799 Harris, John 1851 Barker, Nathaniel
1938 Hayes, Ernest 1851 Warran, Allen
1951 Heazel, Robert C. 1868 Freeman, Jonathan 
1819 Hopwood, Allen  1868 King, Samuel
1901 Hughes, Fred  1868 Martin, George
1887 James, Arthur F.  1868 Pitstow, Frederick
1968 Kemp, Miss Marion 1868 Pitstow, Nathan J. 
1868 King, Samuel 1868 Sarel, William
1936 Lathbury, R  1868 Seaman, John
1885 Marshall, William 1869 Simmonds, J.
1885 Martin, Charles 1872 Freeman, Charles 
1868 Martin, George 1874 Penning, John Francis
1969 Mathews, Michael J. 1881 Bennett, George
1970 McComiskey, Miss Linda 1881 Coe, Alfred G. 
1848 Miller, James 1882 Miller, James
1882 Miller, James 1883 Bacon, James 
1807 Miller, Richard  1885 Byatt, Henry
1845 Miller, Richard  1885 Martin, Charles
1963 Mumford, John 1885 Marshall, William
1934 Mumford, Lewis J. T. 1886 Slater, Samuel
1951 Mumford, Mrs Ruth  1886 Taylor, George
1951 Negus, John H.  1887 James, Arthur F. 
1702 Orwell, James 1887 Sapsed, C.
1897 Parish, Walter 1888 Green, York 
1874 Penning, John Francis 1889 Pitstow, Alfred Ernest
1840 Philpott, Peter 1894 Griffin, Joseph 
1889 Pitstow, Alfred Ernest 1894 Pitstow, Frederick J.
1868 Pitstow, Frederick 1894 Wakley, William
1894 Pitstow, Frederick J. 1895 Taylor, Edward
1912 Pitstow, Harold Nathan 1896 Farr, Walter
1916 Pitstow, Leonard Ernest  1896 Shedd, Frederick J.
1951 Pitstow, Mrs. Mary  1897 Parish, Walter
1868 Pitstow, Nathan J.  1898 Dallimore, W 
1799 Pratt, Charles 1898 Taylor, Leonard
1951 Pratt, Edward 1900 Folger
1965 Pye, Caroline 1901 Hughes, Fred 
1952 Pye, Ernest W. 1904 Evenett, Alfred J. 
1964 Pye, William E. 1904 Strong, Robert A.
1807 Rannow, Thomas 1910 Sparrow, George H. 
1839 Reeves, John 1912 Pitstow, Harold Nathan
1807 Richardson, John 1916 Pitstow, Leonard Ernest 
1837 Richardson, John 1921 Dench, Frederick 
1807 Rider, James 1924 Sketchley, Harold
1926 Ridgwell, Frederick 1926 Ridgwell, Frederick
1930 Ridgwell, Roland 1926 Simmonds, Alfred Leonard
1799 Rumble, William 1930 Ridgwell, Roland
1839 Ruse, Frederick H.  1932 Ward, J. W.
1754 Salmon, John 1934 Adams, Frank
1965 Sanderson, Miss Jean 1934 Mumford, Lewis J. T.
1887 Sapsed, C. 1936 Lathbury, R 
1868 Sarel, William 1938 Hayes, Ernest
1868 Seaman, John 1947 Smith, John
1754 Sell, Frederick 1951 Cranwell, Henry L. J.
1896 Shedd, Frederick J. 1951 Davis, Charles 
1822 Shepherd, Charles 1951 Godfrey, T. J. 
1926 Simmonds, Alfred Leonard 1951 Heazel, Robert C.
1869 Simmonds, J. 1951 Mumford, Mrs Ruth 
1924 Sketchley, Harold 1951 Negus, John H. 
1886 Slater, Samuel 1951 Pitstow, Mrs. Mary 
1815 Smart, David 1951 Pratt, Edward
1712 Smith 1951 Turner, Leslie
1947 Smith, John 1951 Turnbull, Miss Mary 
1964 Smith, Miss Anne 1952 Pye, Ernest W.
1910 Sparrow, George H.  1957 Goodman, W.
1835 Spicer, George 1959 Wright, Stephen
1813 Spicer, William 1959 Wrenbury, Lord
1904 Strong, Robert A. 1963 Couzens, Barry John 
1895 Taylor, Edward 1963 Mumford, John
1886 Taylor, George 1964 Byatt, John
1898 Taylor, Leonard 1964 Hanson, Christopher 
1835 Tricker, Edward 1964 Pye, William E.
1951 Turnbull, Miss Mary  1964 Smith, Miss Anne
1951 Turner, Leslie 1965 Grayton, Geoffrey 
1894 Wakley, William 1965 Pye, Caroline
1932 Ward, J. W. 1965 Sanderson, Miss Jean
1824 Ward, Mathew 1966 Collins, Roger 
1851 Warran, Allen 1968 Harper, Frank 
1735 Weakling 1968 Kemp, Miss Marion
1754 Whitehand, Richard  1969 Mathews, Michael J.
1959 Wrenbury, Lord 1970 Browning, Philip 
1829 Wright, James 1970 McComiskey, Miss Linda
1959 Wright, Stephen 1971 Farrow, Charles 

 

In 1979, HC Stacey sent the following note to Len Pitstow the then master:

 

"If you have a copy of Saffron Walden Then & Now you will find on p. 45 and Plate VI reference to 'Thos. Bunting'. The house stood opposite the Infants School in Museum Street & was demolished in 1838 to enlarge the Church Burial ground. A small part of the site was given to widen Museum Street.

 

I came across an old picture of the house which had a note on the back of it: -

 

'It was long the residence of a family of Buntings, Glaziers. JONATHAN BUNTING was a celebrated ringing and clarionet player.'

 

This note you may like to put with the Ringer's papers.

 

HCS 7.10.79.

 

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