Chief Bailiffs

Examination of the early deeds of the Mayor’s Court do not predate a list of bailiffs

shown in Johnson’s book on the City of Hereford – which makes Johnson’s list

virtually the only source of information on Chief Bailiffs – these date from 1268 to 1383

when the title was changed to that of Mayor.

Chief Bailiffs of the City of Hereford
Henry lll
Richard Bisse 1268 Adam Swain 1270
Adam Swain 1269 Walter le Wanter 1271
Edward l
John Seym 1272 John le Gainter 1288
Hugo Seward 1273 William Framelyn 1289
Reginald Moniword 1274 John le Gaunter 1290
Richard Moniword 1275 John le Gaunter 1291
Richard Moniword 1276 Robert de Dyke 1292
John de Pyon 1277 Robert de Dyke 1293
Thomas 1278 Hugo Frouse or Troue 1294
John Werrour 1279 John Suton 1295
John Catchpol 1280 ———–Moniword 1296
John le Gaunter 1281 Hugo Grovey 1297
Hugo Doreward 1282 William Vomaller 1298
John le Sutton 1283 John de Stretton 1299
John le Gaunter 1284 William de Smey 1300
William Franklyn 1285 William de Smey 1301
William Goudry 1286 Nicholas Iwayn 1302
John le Gaunter 1287 Richard Moniword 1303
    Hugh Froue or Troue 1304
Edward ll
Richard Moniword 1307 Richard Moniword 1318
Richard Moniword 1308 Philip de Werrour 1319
Richard Moniword 1309 Richard Moniword 1320
Richard Moniword 1310 Philip de Werrour  ** 1321
Henry de Orleton 1311 William de Orleton 1322
Richard de Cruse 1312 William de Stanton 1323
Thomas Tope   * 1313 William de Orleton 1324
William de Orleton 1314 John de Lansale  * 1325
Richard Thurgin 1315 William Horeman 1326
Richard Thurgin 1316 Thomas Cope 1327
Thomas Tope 1317    
Edward lll
Robert de Hompton 1328 John le Bailiff 1354
Robert de Hompton 1329 John Field 1355
Robert de Hompton 1330 Bartholomew le Clerk 1356
Robert de Hompton 1331 Henry Catchpole 1357
Robert de Hompton 1332 John le Clerk 1358
Robert de Hompton 1333 Walter de Ailmeston 1359
John de la Barre 1334 John Field 1360
Thomas Thorpe 1335 Bartholomew le Clerk 1361
Walter le Catchpole 1336 Walter Ailmeston 1362
Roger Colling 1337 Thomas Don 1363
Walter le Catchpole 1338 Walter de Ailmeston 1364
Walter de la Barre 1339 Richard Elliot 1365
Walter de la Barre 1340 John Bailiff 1366
Robert de Hompton 1341 John Blod 1367
Robert de Hompton 1342 William Colling 1368
Nicholas de Bromyard 1343 Henry Catchpole 1369
Richard Aubrey 1344 Richard Elliot 1370
Richard Aubrey 1345 John Blod 1371
Nicholas de Bromyard 1346 Richard Elliot 1372
Nicholas de Bromyard 1347 William Colling 1373
Nicholas de Bromyard 1348 John Goldsmith 1374
Richard de Bromyard 1349 Henry Catchpole 1375
Richard de Bromyard 1350 William Delamere 1376
Richard Hamond 1351 Richard Falke 1377
Henry Catchpole 1352    
John le Bailiff 1353    
Richard ll
Hugh Osborne 1378 Richard Falke 1381
Richard Falke 1379 Richard Falke 1382
Richard Palmer 1380 Thomas Benger 1383
* This year Queen Isabella was at Hereford
 
  ** The King at Hereford