Former Mayors of the City of Lancaster

There have been approximately 600 mayors in Lancaster since the first mayor, Robert de Bolron, in 1338. Lancaster elected its first female mayor, Annie Elizabeth Helme, in 1932 and it is traditional for a 'Lady' Mayor to be addressed as 'Mr Mayor'.

1338 Robert de Bolron 1692 Joshua Partington 1815 Thomas Burrow
1341 John le Keu 1693 John Hodgson 1816 John Wilson
1342 Robert de Bolron 1694 William Penny 1817 Samuel Gregson
1345 Robert de Bolron 1695 Thomas Medcalfe 1818 Thomas Salisbury
1346 Robert de Bolron 1696 Goerge Foxcroft 1819 John Bond
1347 Robert de Bolron 1697 Thomas Waller 1820  James Atkinson
1349 Robert de Bolron 1698 Robert Parkinson 1821 Thomas Bowes
1350 John de Catheron 1699 Robert Carter 1822 James Nottage
1362/3 John de Skerton 1700 Thomas Sherson 1823 Thomas Giles
1371 John de Skerton 1701 John Hodgson 1824 Leonard Redmayne
1372 John de Skerton 1702 William Penny 1825 Samuel Gregson
1373 John de Catherton 1703 Thomas Simpson 1826 John Wilson
1381 John de Catherton 1704 Thomas Medcalf 1827 Thomas Salisbury
1382 Edmund Frere 1705 Thomas Waller 1828 George Burrow
1386 John de Elslak 1706 Robert Parkinson 1829 John Bond
1391 John de Elslak 1707 Robert Carter 1830 James Atkinson
1403 John Stanlow 1708 Thomas Westmore 1831 Thomas Giles
1407 Richard Elslak 1709 Thomas Sherson 1832 Christopher Johnson
1416 Richard Elslak 1710 Thomas Gardner 1833 George Burrow
1425 Edmund Frere 1711 William Penny 1834 John Brockbank
1440 Edmund Hornby 1712 Richard Simpson 1835/36 George Burrow
1442 John Stodagh 1713 John Bryer 1836/37 Thomas Higgin
1446 Edmund Hornby 1714 Thomas Waller 1837/38 John Greg
1452 Thomas Curwen 1715 Robert Parkinson 1838/39 John Armstrong
1459 Robert Lawrence 1716 Edmund Cole 1839/40 Joseph Dockray
1463 Robert Ramso 1717 Robert Carter 1840/41 William Robinson
1465 William Skillicorne 1718 Thomas Westmore 1841/42 Johnathan Dunn
1467 John Gardyner 1719 Richard Simpson 1842/43 Johnathan Dunn
1472 Robert Lee 1720 John Bryer 1843/44 Edward de Vitre
1474/5 John Curwen 1721 Thomas Waller 1844/45 Edward Salisbury
1478 Simon Tomlinson 1722 Christopher Butterfield 1845/46 James Giles
1483  John Hobersty 1723 Thomas Croft 1846/47 John Sharp
1488 John Walton 1725 Edmund Cole 1847/48 Thomas Howitt
1488 Richard Gardener 1726 Robert Winder 1848/49 Edmund Sharpe
1488 Christopher Leming 1727 Thomas Westmore 1849/50 Joseph Dockray
1489 Christopher Leming 1728 John Coward 1850/51 Henry Gregson
1495 Lawrence Starkie 1729 Thomas Postlethwaite 1851/52 JohnSherson

1498 Richard Gardyner 1730 John Casson 1852/53 John Hall
1500 Thomas Edmondson  1731 Christopher Butterfield 1853/54 John Burrell
1500/1 Richard Nelson 1732 James Smethurst 1854/55 John Brocklebank
1504 Robert Hirdeman 1733 James Tomlinson  1855/56 Edward de Vitre
1508 Gilbert White 1734 John Bowes 1856/57     Richard Hinde
1512 Richard Nelson 1735 William Bryer 1857/58     Christopher Johnson
1524 William Sclaiter 1736 Edmund Cole 1858/59     William Jackson
1527 John Standish 1737 Robert Winder 1859/60     William Whelan
1542 John Standish 1738 Thomas Postlethwaite 1860/61     John Greg
1543 John Standish 1739 Thomas Smoult 1861/62     Henry Gregson
1552 Richard Gardyner 1740 John Gunson 1862/63     John Greg
1553 William Colteman 1741 John Casson 1863/64     George Jackson
1560/1 John Huetson 1742 John Bowes 1864/65     James Williamson Snr
1562 William Coltman 1743 William Bryer 1865/66     Richard Fawcett
1563 Ranulf Gilpin 1744 Robert Winder 1866/67     William Wane
1564 William Bateson 1745 Thomas Gibson 1867/68     Thomas Storey
1565 William Coltman 1746 James Holmes 1868/69     Richard Coupland
1565 Nicholas Oliver 1747 Henry Bracken    1869/70     William Roper
1566 Nicholas Oliver 1748 James Rigmaiden 1870/71     William Bradshaw
1569 John Huetson 1749 Miles Barber 1871/72     Charles Blades
1569 Nicholas Olivers 1750 Thomas Postlethwaite 1872/73     William Storey
1570 Nicholas Olivers 1751 John Gunson 1873/74     Thomas Storey
1572 Nicholas Olivers 1752 Joshua Bryer 1874/75     Thomas Storey
1573 Robert Dalton 1753 Gwalter Borranskill 1875/76     Thomas Preston
1574 John Hewetson 1754 Robert Winder 1876/77     Henry Welch
1575 Nicholas Olivers 1755 John McMillan 1877/78     Abram Welch
1577 James Brown 1756 William Butterfield 1878/79     William Hall
1578/9 Richard Gilpin 1757 Henry Bracken 1879/80     George Cleminson
1580 Gawin Braitwat 1758 Miles Barber 1880/81     Edward Clark
1581 James Brown 1759 Joshua Bryer 1881/82     Samuel Harris
1582 Gawin Braythwayte 1760 Robert Foxcroft 1882/83     Joseph Fenton
1595 Thomas Southworthe 1761 Gwalter Boranskill 1883/84     Samuel Harris
1598 James Browne 1762 Robert Winder 1884/85     Edward Clark
1600 Nicholas Eccleston 1763 John Stout 1885/86     James Hatch
1601 James Browne 1764 Robert Walshman 1886/87     Thomas Storey

1602 Nicholas Eccleston 1765 Edward Suart 1887/88 Charles Blades
1606 Thomas Covell 1766 James Hinde 1888/89     Charles Blades
1607 Nicholas Eccleston 1767 John Bowes 1889/90     Thomas Preston
1608 George Thompson 1768 James Barrow 1890/91     Charles Blades
1609 William Parkinson 1769 Thomas Hinde 1891/92     William Smith
1628 Thomas Covelle 1770 William Butterfield 1892/93     John Kitchen
1629     Galfridus Heysham 1771 Robert Foxcroft 1893/94     William Gilchrist
1630     George Toulnson 1772 John Stout 1894/95     Robert Preston
1631     Edmund Covelle 1773 Edward Suart 1895/96     William Huntington
1632     Richard Sands 1774 James Hinde 1896/97     Norval Helme
1633     William Shaw 1775 John Bowes 1897/98     William Huntington
1638     Richard Sands 1776 Henry Hargreaves 1898/99     William Bell
1639     William Shaw 1777 James Barrow 1899/00     Robert Preston
1645     William Shaw 1778 Thomas Hinde 1900/01     Robert Preston
1650     George Toulnson 1779 William Butterfield 1901/02     Richard Hall
1652     Major Riparn 1780 Robert Foxcroft 1902/03     George Jackson
1653     Thomas Riparn 1781 Edward Suart 1903/04     John Allen
1654     Thomas Riparn 1782 James Hinde 1904/05     James Heald
1655     John Bateman 1783 James Bowes  1905/06     Alexander Satterthwaite
1661     Henry Porter 1784 Henry Hargreaves 1906/07     William Hamilton
1663     Thomas Soothworth 1785 Miles Mason 1907/08     Robert Wilson
1664     Thomas Johnes 1786 William Watson 1908/09     Robert Wilson
1664     William Waller 1787 John Housman 1909/10     Robert Wilson
1665     Sir Robert Bindloss Bart 1788 Samuel Simpson 1910/11     Robert Preston
1666     William Parkinson 1789 John Watson 1911/12     Edward Cardwell
1667     Francis Hunter 1790 Anthony Atkinson 1912/13     Charles Seward
1668     William West 1791 Edward Suart 1913/14     William Briggs
1669     Thomas Soothworth 1792 James Hinde 1914/15     William Briggs
1670     William Waller 1793 John Tallon 1915/16     William Briggs
1671     John Greenwood 1794 Robert Addison 1916/17     William Briggs
1672/3  Sir Robert Bindloss Bart  & William Parkinson  1795 Richard Johnson 1917/18     William Briggs
1673     Edmund Newton 1796 David Campbell 1918/19     William Briggs
1674     Thomas Corless 1797 Thomas Harris 1919/20     George Wright
1675     Christopher Prockter 1798 James Moore 1920/21     Thomas Wilkinson
1676     William Toulson 1799 Richard Postelthwaite 1921/22     Thomas Nuttall
1677     William Waller 1800 Richard Atkinson 1922/23     James Oglethorpe
1678     John Greenwood 1801 James Parkinson 1923/24     George Jackson
1679     Francis Hunter 1802 Thomas Shepherd 1924/25     George Jackson
1680     Francis Medcalfe & Christopher Prockter 1803 Robert Addison 1925/26     Robert Roberts
1681     Henry Johnes 1804 Jackson Mason 1926/27     Isaac Curwen
1682     Joshua Partington 1805 Richard Johnson 1927/28     Edward Parr
1683     Randal Hunter 1806 Thomas Burrow 1928/29     Edward Smith
1684     John Hodgson 1807 John Taylor Wilson 1929/30     Thomas Till
1685     Robert Stirzaker 1808 James Moore & Thomas Moore 1930/31     James Hodkinson
1686     John Foster 1809 Richard Atkinson 1931/32     William Procter
1687/8 Thomas Sherson & John Greenwood 1810 Thomas Moore 1932/33     Annie E. Helme
1688/9  John Hodgson & John Greenwood 1811 John Baldwin 1933/34     Henry Warbrick
1689     John Foster 1812 Thomas Giles 1934/35     William Simpson
1690     Thomas Baynes 1813 Richard Johnson 1935/36     James Clark
1691     Henry Johnes 1814 John Park 1936/37     Robert Bamber

King George VI granted Lancaster 'city' status on 12 May 1937, as part of his coronation celebrations, which was during the mayoral year of Robert Bamber. This entitles the mayor to be addressed as 'The Right Worshipful the Mayor' of the city of Lancaster as opposed to 'The Worshipful the Mayor'. The following section lists the names of the mayors of the old city of Lancaster, from 1937 to 1974.

1936/37     Robert Bamber 1949/50     George Chirnside 1962/63     Ernest Gardner
1937/38     Harry Dowthwaite 1950/51     George Chirnside 1963/64     Chris Preston
1938/39     Hermione    Musgrave – Hoyle 1951/52     Harry Price 1964/65     Alfred Morris
1939/40     Vincent Cross 1952/53     Charles Treu 1965/66     Clara Burt
1940/41     Muriel Dowbiggin 1953/54     Norman Gorrill 1966/67     Eric Jones
1941/42     Joseph Waddington 1954/55     Bert Scott 1967/68     Charles Denwood
1942/43     Alex Robertson 1955/56     Thomas Hully 1968/69     Eric Simpson
1943/44     Walter Grosse 1956/57     Helen Daniel 1969/70     Douglas Clift
1944/45     Arthur Grosse 1957/58     Thomas Hayton 1970/71     Samuel Smith
1945/46     George Blatchford 1958/59     James Rogerson 1971/72     Winifred Sweeney
1946/47     James Dirkin 1959/60     Cecilia Pickard 1972/73     Doris Henderson
1947/48     Herbert Butler 1960/61     Percival Oliver 1973/74     Roland Jones
1948/49     Herbert Butler 1961/62     Margery Lovett-Horn  

Following the reorganisation of local boundaries in 1974, Lancaster City Council, Morecambe and Heysham Borough Council, Carnforth Urban District Council, Lunesdale Rural District Council and Lancaster Rural District Council merged to become a new authority - Lancaster City Council. The following section lists the mayors of the new authority from 1974 to the present day.

Lancaster City Council Mayors since 1974
1974/75 John Elliot
1975/76 Janet Horner
1976/77 Peter Sumner
1977/78 Harry Holgate
1978/79 Tom Langridge
1979/80 Ivy Welldrake
1980/81 Abbott Bryning
1981/82 John Lodge
1982/83 Geoffrey Bryan
1983/84 Edna Jones
1984/85 William Mashiter
1985/86 John Ball
1986/87 Jean Taylor
1987/88 Arthur Briggs
1988/89 Robert Carr
1989/90 Frederick Wilcox
1990 Eric Simpson
1990/91 Henry Towers
1991/92 Doris Henderson
1992/93 Henry Towers
1993/94 Joyce Taylor
1994/95 Jean Yates
1995/96 Shirley Burns
1996/97 Janet Horner
1997/98 Hilda Shuttleworth    
1998/99 Abbott Bryning
1999/00 Sybil Rostron
2000/01 Edna Jones
2001/02 Patricia Quinton
2002/03 Eileen Blamire
2003/04 John Gilbert
2004/05 Ronald John Day
2005/06 Joyce Taylor
2006/07 Janie Kirkman
2007/08 Helen Helme
2008/09 Keith Budden
2009/10 Roger Sherlock
2010/11 Anthony Wade
2011/12 Paul Woodruff
2012/13 Sheila Denwood
2013/14 June Ashworth
2014/15 Susie Charles
2015/16 Jon Barry
2016/17 Robert Redfern
2017/18 Roger Mace

See also

Last updated: 06 November 2017