Past Mayors

At the time of the Conquest the Sovereign appointed the chief magistrates of cities. That of London was called the Port Reeve, but King Henry ll changed the word to the Norman ‘Maire’ – our term Mayor. King John made the office annual and King Edward lll conferred the title The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London in 1354 a title, which is also held by the Lord Mayor of York. The correct title for the Mayor of Hereford is ‘The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Hereford’. The title Right Worshipful has its origins in the quaint expression of a ‘worthy’ or person of local importance, and implying honour and dignity to the holder of the office. The title is quite rare and the ‘Right Worth-ship’ has evolved to Right Worshipful which is a great honour for the City. Most Mayors are only the ‘Worshipful the Mayor of ……’.

Letters Patent 15 November 1383

King Richard ll 1383

  Grant that the chief officer be styled Mayor. The office of the Chief Bailiff of the city, who was elected annually by certain of the citizens his brethren according to well established and approved custom, differed in no particulars from that of mayor. Only the name is changed by this charter, probably to bring Hereford into line with towns of similar status whose chief officer was so styled. The title of Mayor of Hereford was indeed employed before this date in sundry royal instruments so this charter merely regularized the use of a title of status.
Name
No. Year   Name No. Year

 

FOURTEENTH CENTURY MAYORS

King Richard ll

Thomas Whitfield 1 1382   John Prophete 10 1391
Henry Catchpoole 2 1383   Thomas Whitfield 11 1392
Henry Catchpoole 3 1384   Thomas Whitfield 12 1393
Richard Scudamore 4 1385   Richard Scudamore 13 1394
Richard Scudamore 5 1386   John Trovie 14 1395
Richard Scudamore 6 1387   John Trovie 15 1396
Richard Faulke 7 1388   Thomas Chippenham 16 1397
Richard Scudamore 8 1389   Thomas Chippenham 17 1398
Thomas Chippenham 9 1390        

 

King Henry lV

Thomas Chippenham 18 1399   John Falke 19 1400

FIFTEENTH CENTURY MAYORS

King Henry lV

John Falke 20 1401   John Mey 26 1407
John Falke 21 1402   John Mey 27 1408
John Falke 22 1403   John Mey 28 1409
John Falke 23 1404   John Mey 29 1410
John Mey 24 1405   John Mey 30 1411
John Mey 25 1406   John Falke 31 1412

 

King Henry V

John Mey 32 1413   John Mey 37 1418
John Mey 33 1414   Walter Mibb 38 1419
John Mey 34 1415   Thomas Chippenham 39 1420
John Mey 35 1416   John Falke 40 1421
John Mey 36 1417        

 

King Henry Vl

John Falke 41 1422   William Berrington 61 1442
John Mey 42 1423   Henry Chippenham 62 1443
John Mey 43 1424   Nicholas Falke 63 1444
John Mey 44 1425   Nicholas Falke 64 1445
John Mey 45 1426   John Fuyster 65 1446
John Mey 46 1427   Richard Green 66 1447
John Mey 47 1428   Maurice Newton 67 1448
John Mey 48 1429   John Wellford 68 1449
George Braynton 49 1430   John Fuyster 69 1450
George Braynton 50 1431   John Chippenham 70 1451
George Braynton 51 1432   John Chippenham 71 1452
George Braynton 52 1433   John Fuyster 72 1453
John Fuyster 53 1434   Maurice Newton 73 1454
John Falke 54 1435   Richard Green 74 1455
Henry Chippenham 55 1436   John Chippenham 75 1456
John Woodward 56 1437   John Chippenham 76 1457
John Woodward 57 1438   John Chippenham 77 1458
John Fuyster 58 1439   John Chippenham 78 1459
John Falke 59 1440   Maurice Newton 79 1460
John Mey 60 1441        

King Edward lV

John Vintnor 80 1461   George Welford 91 1472
Thomas Berington 81 1462   John Parsons 92 1473
James Mey 82 1463   Thomas Brinles 93 1474
John Nash 83 1464   Thomas Mey 94 1475
Thomas Berington 84 1465   John Trylow 95 1476
John Barton 85 1466   Thomas Bromwich 96 1477
Oliver Cromwel 86 1467   George Monington 97 1478
John Fowler 87 1468   John Barton 98 1479
George Monington 88 1469   Thomas Mey 99 1480
Thomas Berington 89 1470   John Parsons 100 1481
George Monington 90 1471   Philip Scudamore 101 1482

 

King Edward V

 

King Richard lll

John Stokton 102 1483   John Barton 103 1484
John Chippenham 102 1483        

 

King Henry Vll

Thomas Mey 104 1485   John Wall 112 1493
John Chippenham 105 1486   Roger Gibbs 113 1494
Philip Glover 106 1487   Thomas Draper 114 1495
Robert Berrington 107 1488   John Trylow 115 1496
Thomas Mey 108 1489   Roger Gibbs 116 1497
John Chippenham 109 1490   Roger Gibbs 117 1498
Thomas Draper 110 1491   Richard Scudamore 118 1499
John Trylow 111 1492   James Mey 119 1500

SIXTEENTH CENTURY MAYORS

King Henry Vll

Henry Chippenham 120 1501   Henry Chippenham 124 1505
Richard Browne 121 1502   Roger Beal 125 1506
William Wall 122 1503   Robert Gibbs 126 1507
John Bruggs 123 1504   William Baynham 127 1508

 

King Henry Vlll

Richard Phillips 128 1509   Thomas Howard 147 1528
Richard Bromwich 129 1510   John Cantercelly 148 1529
John Wall 130 1511   Thomas Gibbs 149 1530
Thomas Gibbons 131 1512   Hugh Walsh 150 1531
George Bonner 132 1513   Richard Phillips 151 1532
Thomas Gibbons 133 1514   Thomas Gibbons 152 1533
Thomas Gibbons 134 1515   John Meredith 153 1534
Richard Phillips 135 1516   Thomas Gibbons 154 1535
Robert Gibbs 136 1517   Thomas Grainger 155 1536
Richard Phillips 137 1518   Hugh Walsh 156 1537
Rog.Boake & Rich.Brown 138 1519   Thomas Gibbons 157 1538
RichardcPhillips 139 1520   Thomas Havard 158 1539
Robert Gibbs 140 1521   Richard Warnecombe 159 1540
William Synough 141 1522   Hugh Meredith 160 1541
Thomas Gibbons 142 1523   Thomas Gibbs 161 1542
Richard Phillips 143 1524   William Berkeley 162 1543
Richard Warnecombe 144 1525   Hugh Walsh 163 1544
Thomas Gibbs 145 1526   Lewis ap Rice 164 1545
John Herbert 146 1527   Thomas Bromwich 165 1546

 

King Edward Vl

Rowland Meece 166 1547   Hugh Meredith 169 1550
John Warnecombe 167 1548   Williams Rawlings 170 1551
John Phillips 168 1549   Thomas Havard 171 1552

 

Queen Mary l

William Smooth 172 1553        

 

King Philip & Queen Mary

Hugh Walsh 173 1554   Walter Cawardine 176 1557
John Kerry 174 1555   Richard Partridge 177 1558
John Havard 175 1556        

 

Queen Elizabeth l

Thomas Gibbs 178 1559   Walter Hurdman 199 1580
John Maylord 179 1560   John Barcley 200 1581
John Gibbs 180 1561   Thomas Davies 201 1582
Henry Dutson 181 1562   James Boyle 202 1583
Thomas Church. 182 1563   George Hurdman 203 1584
John Maylord 183 1564   William Maylord 204 1585
William Rawlings 184 1565   Thomas Church 205 1586
John Barclay 185 1566   Paul Philpotts 206 1587
John Maylord 186 1567   William Garnons 207 1588
Bevis Cartwright 187 1568   Richard Perrott 208 1589
Matthews Jeffries 188 1569   Edward Watford 209 1590
William Bennett 189 1570   Thomas Maylord 210 1591
James Warnecombe 190 1571   William Webb 211 1592
James Boyle 191 1572   Bartholomew Edwards 212 1593
Gregory Price 192 1573   William Boyle 213 1594
John Maylord 193 1574   Bryan Newton 214 1595
Richard Warnecombe 194 1575   John Carwardine 215 1596
Gregory Price 195 1576   Gregory Price 216 1597
Richard Bromwich 196 1577   Edward Rawlins 217 1598
James Warnecombe 197 1578   Richard Ravenhill 218 1599
James Boyle 198 1579   James Smith 219 1600

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY MAYORS

Queen Elizabeth l

Thomas Clark 220 1601   Walter Hurdman 221 1602

 

King James l

John Midson 222 1603   Roger Philpotts 233 1614
John Warden 223 1604   James Smith 234 1615
James Russel 224 1605   James Rod 235 1616
William Whitlash 225 1606   Philip Symonds 236 1617
William Carwardine 226 1607   John Clark 237 1618
Thomas Stephens 227 1608   Jonah Wellington 238 1619
John Syrrel 228 1609   John Thyme 239 1620
Thomas Crump 229 1610   James Lane 240 1621
George Smith 230 1611   Philip Treherne 241 1622
Thomas Williams 231 1612   William Cooper 242 1623
Walter Morris 232 1613   Thomas Aldern 243 1624

 

King Charles l

Richard Vaynoll 244 1625   Thomas Symonds 256 1637
James Lawrence 245 1626   Lowry Melling 257 1638
Richard Weaver 246 1627   James Barrell 258 1639
James Cawardine 247 1628   Edmund Aston 259 1640
Richard Evans 248 1629   David Bowen 260 1641
Jonas Meredith 249 1630   William Price 261 1642
Richard Edwins 250 1631   Thos.Rogers & Phil.Trahern 262 1643
Thomas Curtos 251 1632   John Cowper 263 1644
Anthony Pembridge 252 1633   William Cutter 264 1645
Walter Hall 253 1634   William Philips 265 1646
Richard Philpotts 254 1635   Richard Philpotts 266 1647
Thomas Church 255 1636   Edw.King & Thos.Seabourne 267 1648

 

King Charles ll

Thomas Seabourne 268 1649   John Smyth 286 1667
John Powell 269 1650   James Wellington 287 1668
John Lewis 270 1651   John Rawlings 288 1669
Thomas Bond 271 1652   Richard Wadeley 289 1670
Jerome Addis 272 1653   Thomas Clark 290 1671
Richard Lyde 273 1654   John Williams 291 1672
Roger Meredith 274 1655   J W Philpotts & Hugh Rodd 292 1673
James Smith 275 1656   Thomas Symonds 293 1674
Thomas Paymard 276 1657   Lowry Caldicott 294 1675
William Lane 277 1658   Abraham Seward 295 1676
John Hill 278 1659   Thomas Matthews 296 1677
Thomas Davies 279 1660   Richard Williams 297 1678
James Lawrence 280 1661   James Price 298 1679
Thomas Holmes 281 1662   John Cook 299 1680
William Edwins 282 1663   Richard Gower 300 1681
Robert Symonds 283 1664   Thomas Clark 301 1682
James Ely 284 1665   Herbert Westfaling 302 1683
Hugh Rodd 285 1666   Symon Traunton 303 1684

 

King James ll

Griffith Reynolds 304 1685   John Williams 306 1687
Thomas Smith 305 1686   Thomas Holmes & Thomas Clark 307 1688

 

King William lll & Queen Mary ll

|Thos.Clark & Lowry Smith 308 1689   Thomas Church 311 1692
Gabriel Bleake 309 1690   John Abraham 312 1693
Richard Pool 310 1691   John Morse 313 1694

 

King William lll

Jonah Taylor

314 1695   Richard Baynham 317 1698
Thomas Aldern 315 1696   James Lane 318 1699
Bridstock Harford 316 1697   George Green 319 1700

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MAYORS

King William lll

Adam Wiggins 320 1701        

 

Queen Ann

Charles Cawardine 321 1702   Philip Scandret 327 1708
Richard Hankins 322 1703   William Maddox 328 1709
Cane Woodhouse 323 1704   Thomas Bayley 329 1710
William Wadeley 324 1705   Thomas Barrow 330 1711
William Symonds 325 1706   Philip Symonds 331 1712
Robert Clayton 326 1707   Benjamin Philips 332 1713

 

King George l

Thomas Witherstone 333 1714   Richard Pool 340 1721
Thomas Raynard 334 1715   John Baynham 341 1722
Thomas Symonds 335 1716   Wm.Jones & Wm Maddox 342 1723
Thomas Traunter 336 1717   John Hunt 343 1724
Thomas Russel 337 1718   Thomas Williams 344 1725
Thomas Church 338 1719   James Hunt 345 1726
Thomas Smith 339 1720        

 

King George ll

Philip Symonds 346 1727   Thomas Seaborne 363 1744
Thomas Ford 347 1728   John Cam 364 1745
Theophilus Lane 348 1729   George Hipkis 365 1746
Charles Mayo 349 1730   William Ravenhill 366 1747
Thomas Sandford 350 1731   Robert Symonds 367 1748
Thomas Williams 351 1732   Robt.Scandrett & James Symonds 368 1749
Robert Ravenhill 352 1733   William Chinn 369 1750
William Holmes 353 1734   James Terry 370 1751
James Symonds 354 1735   Chas.Bisse & Edmund Thomas 371 1752
Joseph Trumper 355 1736   Thomas Gomond 372 1753
William.Rowley 356 1737   William Holmes 373 1754
Edmund Thomas 357 1738   Cane Woodhouse 374 1755
Thomas Croft 358 1739   Jo.Cooke & Ja.Brotherton & Wm.Maddox 375 1756
James Brotherton 359 1740   Josias Clerk 376 1757
James Lord 360 1741   John Medley 377 1758
William Stephens 361 1742   Price Clutton 378 1759
William Maddox 362 1743        

 

King George lll

Richard Moore 379 1760   Joseph Perrin 400 1781
John Wood 380 1761   William Ravenhill 401 1782
Thomas Church 381 1762   James Holland 402 1783
Francis Campbell 382 1763   William Holmes 403 1784
Arnold Barroll 383 1764   John Whitmore 404 1785
William Chinn 384 1765   William Taylor 405 1786
John Gwillim 385 1766   Eichard Hardwick 406 1787
Thomas Mayo 386 1767   John Palmer 407 1788
Edward Cox 387 1768   Robert Hathaway 408 1789
Stephen Sandford 388 1769   Benjamin Maddy 409 1790
William Barrow 389 1770   Peter Dickens 410 1791
George Terry 390 1771   Francis Havard 411 1792
Isaac Skyrme 391 1772   John Matthews 412 1793
William Bird 392 1773   James Hereford 413 1794
John Cam 393 1774   John Ireland 414 1795
George Hayward 394 1775   Robert Phillipps 415 1796
Laton Lambe 395 1776   Fra.Bal.Thomas 416 1797
Thomas Gomond 396 1777   William Symonds 417 1798
John Bowles 397 1778   William Bennett 418 1799
John Seabourne 398 1779   James Wainwright 419 1800
Charles Cooke 399 1780        

 

NINETEENTH CENTURY MAYORS

William Bowles 420 1801   John Green 430 1811
John Griffiths 421 1802   Samuel Hughes 431 1812
John Sherbourne 422 1803   John Aston 432 1813
Thomas Bird 423 1804   William Ravenhill 433 1814
John Jones 424 1805   James Jones 434 1815
Thomas Knill 425 1806   William Johnson 435 1816
Thomas Webb 426 1807   William Wilton 436 1817
Thomas Russell 427 1808   John G S Pateshall 437 1818
John Perry 428 1809   Benjamin Wainwright 438 1819
Francis Ravenhill 429 1810        

 

King George lV

William Pateshall 439 1820   John Griffiths 444 1825
Charles Honiatt 440 1821   William Pulling 445 1826
Edward Bullmer 441 1822   John Garrett 446 1827
John Gwillim 442 1823   Jonathan Elliott Gough 447 1828
John Bleech Lye 443 1824   James Eyre 448 1829

 

King William lV

John Farmer 449 1830   George Bonnor 454 1834
William Bennett 450 1831   George Bonnor 455 1835
Edward Poole 451 1832   John Griffiths & Jn.Elliott Gough 456 1836
Richard Bulmer & John Aston 452 453 1833        

n.b. Mayors 452/453 should have been under one Mayoralty number – this is an error within the records.

 

Queen Victoria

Jonathan Elliott Gough

457

1837

 

Charles Anthony

489

1869

John Benbow

458

1838

 

Thomas Llanwarne

490

1870

Nicholas L.Pateshall

459

1839

 

Edwin Edward Bosley

491

1871

Francis L. Bodenham

460

1840

 

Edwin Edward Bosley

492

1872

Thomas Bennett, R.N

461

1841

 

Edwin Edward Bosley

493

1873

John Rogers

462

1842

 

Orlando Shellard

494

1874

William Webb

463

1843

 

Orlando Shellard

495

1875

William Webb

464

1844

 

Phillip Ralph

496

1876

William James

465

1845

 

William Stallard

497

1877

Robert Archibald

466

1846

 

James Henry Knight

498

1878

James Jay

467

1847

 

James Thomas Owen Fowler

499

1879

Robert Archibald

468

1848

 

Thomas Maund

500

1880

Benjamin Lloyd

469

1849

 

Thomas Llanwarne

501

1881

Thomas Evans

470

1850

 

Mackay John Graham Scobie

502

1882

Edward Wenyss

471

1851

 

Henry Rogers

503

1883

Charles Anthony

472

1852

 

John Howell Morley

504

1884

Charles Anthony

473

1853

 

John Howell Morley

505

1885

Charles Anthony

474

1854

 

J Gwynne James

506

1886

Charles Anthony

475

1855

 

Orlando Shellard

507

1887

William George

476

1856

 

Henry Child Beddoe

508

1888

Francis Lewis Bodenham

477

1857

 

Alfred Gurney

509

1889

Edward Abley

478

1858

 

William Boycott

510

1890

Benjamin Lloyd

479

1859

 

William F Chave

511

1891

Thomas Cam

480

1860

 

John Reginald Symonds

512

1892

Joseph Carless

481

1861

 

Edwin Edward Bosley

513

1893

James Jay

482

1862

 

William John Humfrys

514

1894

Evan Pateshall

483

1863

 

Alfred Gurney

515

1895

Thomas Cam

484

1864

 

Thomas Llanwarne

516

1896

John Boseley

485

1865

 

Henry Child Beddoe

517

1897

J Frederick Symonds

486

1866

 

Francis Reginald James

518

1898

J Gwynne James

487

1867

 

William John Humfrys

519

1899

Charles Anthony

488

1868

 

Edwin Edward Bosley

520

1900

TWENTIETH CENTURY MAYORS

 

King Edward Vll

Edwin Edward Bosley 521 1901   Edwyn Charles Gurney 525 1905
John Reginald Symonds 521 1901   George Jackson Caldwell 526 1906
John Reginald Symonds 522 1902   James Mitchell 527 1907
Henry Child Beddoe 523 1903   Edward Frederick Bulmer 528 1908
Charles Witts 524 1904   Walter Pilley 529 1909

 

 

King George V

Walter Pilley 530 1910   Alfred Kear 543 1923
Edmund Lamb Wallis 531 1911   Wm.George Child Britten 544 1924
Henry Walker 532 1912   Edward Frederick Bulmer 545 1925
George Bance Greenland 533 1913   R H Symonds-Tayler 546 1926
George Bance Greenland 534 1914   E W Langford 547 1927
George Bance Greenland 535 1915   Thomas W Goodwin 548 1928
Edward Robert Dymond 536 1916   Louise Henrietta Luard 549 1929
Edmund Robert Dymond 537 1917   Frederick Lewis Smith 550 1930
Edmund Robert Dymond 538 1918   William Harry Wright 551 1931
Arthur Dyne Steel 539 1919   Bernard Powell 552 1932
Geoff.Arthur Carlisle Thynne 540 1920   E W Langford 553 1933
Matthew Curnow Oatfield 541 1921   John Vincent Shaw 554 1934
James C M Vaughan 542 1922   Phillip Gwynne James 555 1935

 

King Edward Vlll

Louise H Luard 556 1936        

 

 

King George Vl

Frederick William Allcock 557 1937   T Powell 564 1944
Harry Percy Barnsley 558 1938   C G Marchant 565 1945
Harry Percy Barnsley 559 1939   T Lindsey Price 566 1946
Harry Percy Barnsley 560 1940   C Franklin 567 1947
Harry Percy Barnsley 561 1941   W Pigott 568 1949
R C Monkley 562 1942   I J B Snell 569 1950
R C Monkley 563 1943   G F C Higginbotham 570 1951

 

Queen Elizabeth  ll

A E Farr 571 1952   Walter Arthur Vowles 595 1976
A E Farr 572 1953   Mrs June Elizabeth Carter 596 1977
T W Grimmer 573 1954   David Cyril Short 597 1978
Janet Ainslie 574 1955   Derek Harold Edw. Peter Wheeler 598 1979
C J Gooding 575 1956   Mrs Evaline Mary Bew 599 1980
F R W Blackler 576 1957   William George Higgins 600 1981
D J Shaw 577 1958   James McMahon 601 1982
T R Stephens 578 1959   Michael John Proctor 602 1983
P G B Powell 579 1960   George Raymond Glyn Beynon 603 1984
W H Blundstone 580 1961   Stephen John Striuken 604 1985
E W G Ballinger 581 1962   Walter Little 605 1986
J Harding 582 1963   George Malcolm Bew 606 1987
G G Elcox 583 1964   Basil Cuthbert Baldwin 607 1988
S L Beaumont 584 1965   John Walter Newman 608 1989
E P Carter 585 1966   Mrs Josephine Elizabeth Kelly 609 1990
H J Evans 586 1967   Michael Turbutt 610 1991
I I Williams 587 1968   Charles Patrick Conroy Davies 611 1992
E E Hunt 588 1969   Robert Edward Geoffrey Alford 612 1993
W R B Griffiths 589 1970   Mrs Catherine Doris Lilian Gundy 613 1994
M H Thomas 590 1971   George Vincent Hyde 614 1995
Joan D Predergast 591 1972   Leslie Mervyn Henson Andrews 615 1996
F C Warr 592 1973   Clement Allan Tudge 616 1997
J W Baldwin 593 1974   David John Fleet 617 1998
Michael Kevin Prendergast 594 1975   Colin George Rumsey 618 1999

TWENTY FIRST CENTURY MAYORS

Richard Thomas 619 2000   Julie Woodward  630 2011
Susan Andrews 620 2001   Brian Wilcox JP 631 2012
Alan Williams 621 2002   Phil Edwards 632 2013
Wynifred Ursula Attfield 622 2003   Len Tawn 633 2014
Polly Andrews 623 2004   Charles Nicholls 634 2015
Marcelle Lloyd-Hayes 624 2005   Jim Kenyon 635

2016

Robert Preece  625 2006   Sharon Michael  636  2017 
Arthur Christopher Richard Chappell  626 2007        
Kevin Wargen  627 2008        
Sylvia P A Daniels  628 2009        
Anna Toon  629 2010        

 

 

       

 

 

                                         

True record for Municipal Year 2013/2014.

Number of Mayoralty years:   636

Number of persons who have held the title ‘Mayor of Hereford’ for a term of one year or less:   641

Please see year 1833 for explanation of ‘number’ difference.

This anomaly was reported to Council on 11th March 2002; The Members ‘noted the report’ and resolved to ‘take no action’!