Benjamin Annable

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Benjamin Annable

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 1756
  • Burial Fleet Street, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Plot below tower, unmarked
  • Memorial ID 15853835

Campanologist. A baker by trade, Benjamin became the leader of the bellringers at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street. He composed many 'peals' and his compositions are still used today. Upon his death, he was buried below the tower of St Brides and the following epitaph appeared in a local paper:

"A few nights ago was buried under the tower of St. Bride's Mr. Benjamin Annable the best ringer that was ever known in the world. Till his time ringing was only called an art, but from the strength of his great genius he married it to the mathematics and 'tis now a science. This man in figures and ringing was like a Newton in philosophy, a Ratcliff in physic, a Hardwick in wisdom and law, a Handel in music, a Shakespeare in writing and a Garrick in acting. O rare Ben!"


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  • Created by: Mark McManus
  • Added: 22 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15853835
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Annable (unknown–1756), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15853835, citing St Bride Churchyard, Fleet Street, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Mark McManus (contributor 46593855) .