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 Sue Boulter 637 2018
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’!