[Bell Historians] Matthew East - early bell ringer

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford.t21 at WGaeSGKrmNZoii2Zpo7GglmYSeZhS5gZkIJXV4TsZvhY9625AKiXwgouOiHe87BBNZuR__chg3UFEQbdHBKt07DQZoJM8iw8VAg.yahoo.invalid
Wed Sep 12 10:07:25 BST 2012

In his History of the College Youths, Bill Cook has this to say about 
Matthew East and the peal of Grandsire Cinques at St.Bride's: "Matthew 
East, whose only College Youths peal as conductor this was, joined in 
1718, was Steward in 1725/6 and Master in 1733/4." There is a similar 
brief account (p.50) in Vol.3 /Changeringing: the History of an English Art/

I have made a quick search in the Wratten collection of newspaper 
reports and John Eisel's supplement (i.e. /Order and Disorder/) but 
there don't seem to be any further references to Matthew East.

However, the peal books of the College Youths and the Eastern Scholars 
would be worth searching. There are copies among the Osborn Ms at the 
British Library - where everything can be consulted in one place - and 
the original peal books of the College Youths are, of course, in the 
possession of the Society. However, there is not yet a database listing 
of the early peal records.

The Collections of E.J. Osborn, include copies of the records of the 
Union Scholars 1713-1757, London Youths, and Eastern Scholars 1733-1763; 
record of College Youths' performances 1753-1801; and College Youths 
register 1726-1745 (British Library Add.Ms.19368-19373)

Hope this helps

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