[Bell Historians] RE: Research Project

Susan Dalton dalton.family at v...
Thu Oct 30 15:00:27 GMT 2003

Anne Willis writes:
> John Lott I of Warminster cast the 5/6 (now 9/10) for Edington in 1647 with
> the Royal Arms.
> A leaflet on the 10 bells suugests that this may not reflect his own
> sympathies, but those of Lady Anne Beachamp who is said to have held secret
> Royalist meetings at her home next to the church. [That is a pure guess on
the part of the writer of the leaflet! CD]
> A 1648 bell by Lott for Erlestoke, the next church along the road, has no
> such ornament.

But many other Lott bells do (eg Silton, Enford) and so do many by Richard
Purdue I and a few by other Purdues.

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