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Rudhall, Abraham, the elderlocked

  • L. M. Middleton
  • , revised by Giles Hudson


Rudhall, Abraham, the elder (1657–1736), bell-founder, was born on 1 September 1657, the son of Quaker parents, Henry (d. 1685) and Grizell (d. 1674) Riddall. He was the first of a noted family of bell-founders active in Gloucester from 1684 to 1830, during which time they cast over 4500 church bells. Details of ...

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