Bailiffs and mayors

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Janet Cooper, C R Elrington (Editors), A P Baggs, Beryl Board, Philip Crummy, Claude Dove, Shirley Durgan, N R Goose, R B Pugh, Pamela Studd, C C Thornton

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'Bailiffs and mayors', A History of the County of Essex: Volume 9: The Borough of Colchester (1994), pp. 374-381. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22017 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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BAILIFFS AND MAYORS OF COLCHESTER

The names of the bailiffs for each year were recorded in the borough court rolls (E.R.O., D/B 5 Cr1 onwards) which survive, with some gaps, from 1310 to 1740. The names for the years 1327-1563 were also entered in the Oath Book (E.R.O., D/B 5 R1), which calendars the court rolls, and those for the years 1576 to 1835 were recorded in the assembly books (E.R.O., D/B 5 Gb1-10). Later elections were recorded in the council minutes (E.R.O., Boro. Mun., uncat.) and reported in local newspapers. An incomplete list of bailiffs from the mid 12th century to 1327 can be compiled from various sources. The bailiffs and later mayors took office at Michaelmas until 1835 when the date was changed to November; in 1949 the date was changed to May.

Lists have been published by H. Harrod, Report on the Records of the Borough of Colchester (from 1255 to 1865), and by George Rickword, Bailiffs and Mayors of Colchester (from before 1086 to 1902). Harrod's list is substantially correct; Rickword's contains a number of errors. The following list is based on Harrod's list, corrected from the Oath Book, for the period 1327-1865, and on council minutes, newspapers, and a list at the town hall for the period 1865-1974; sources are given for any other additions or corrections to Harrod's list, and for all bailiffs for the period before 1327. From 1836 the political parties of the mayors, as known from newspaper reports and from information from the mayor's secretary, are given.

Bailiffs to 1327

c. 1149 Walter Haning and Benet (fn. 85)

1178 Geoffrey son of Benet (fn. 86)

1179 Geoffrey son of Benet (fn. 87)

1180 Gilbert son of Bruno (fn. 88)

1181 Boidin and Geoffrey Spenser (fn. 89)

1182 Boidin and Geoffrey Spenser (fn. 90)

1183 Gilbert son of Bruno and Richard Ursus (fn. 91)

1184 Richard Ursus and [name lost] (fn. 92)

1186 Boidin and John (fn. 93)

1187 Boidin and John (fn. 94)

1188 Thomas and [name lost] (fn. 95)

1191 John and Osbert (fn. 96)

1192 Richard son of Gilbert and Nicholas son of Walter (fn. 97)

1193 Richard son of Gilbert and Nicholas son of Walter (fn. 98)

1194 Walter of Crepping (fn. 99)

1195 Walter of Crepping and Simon son of Marcian (fn. 1)

1196 Walter of Crepping (fn. 2)

1197 Walter of Crepping (fn. 3)

1239 (fn. 4) Nicholas son of Thomas and Ralph son of Peter (fn. 5)

1241 Guy Basset and Ralph son of Peter (fn. 6)

1242 Guy Basset and Ralph son of Peter (fn. 7)

c. 1249 Ralph son of Peter and Walter of East Street (fn. 8)

1250 Ralph son of the priest, John son of Ellis, Walter le Mott, and Saer Halferthing (June 1251) (fn. 9)

1252 Oliver son of Ellis and Saer Bacun (fn. 10)

1254 Ralph son of the priest or chaplain and Simon Eskermissur or Clerk (fn. 11)

1267 Walter Goldsmith (fn. 12)

1271 Walter Goldsmith and Nicholas Medicus (fn. 13)

1272 Robert le Gros and Walter Galingale (son of Roger) (fn. 14)

1274? Walter Goldsmith and John Clerk (1275) (fn. 15)

1275? Roger Clerk and Thomas Listwine (1275) (fn. 16)

1276? Stephen son of Ralph and Henry Goodyear (fn. 17)

1276? Geoffrey Goodyear and Richard of Bergholt (fn. 18)

1277? Richard Pruet and Saer son of Ralph (fn. 19)

1282 John the Clerk and Roger the Clerk (fn. 20)

1284 Simon le Gros and Hervey Lightwine (fn. 21)

1285 Richard Golafre and Richard Pruet (fn. 22)

1289 Ralph Savary and Alexander Tovy or Tony (fn. 23)

1292 Saer son of Henry and John of Stanway (fn. 24)

1296 John Peacock and Richard Tubbe (fn. 25)

1303 Ellis son of John and Alexander the taverner (fn. 26)

1304 Ellis son of John and John Ford (fn. 27)

1305 Saer le Parmenter and Ralph Savary (fn. 28)

1306 Saer of Donyland and Ralph Ode (fn. 29)

1307 William Tute, clerk, and Richard Noreys (fn. 30)

1309 Warin son of William and Saer of Donyland (fn. 31)

1310 Warin son of William and Saer of Donyland (fn. 32)

1311 Joseph Eleanor, or Clerk, and William de Sartria (fn. 33)

1312 Ellis son of John and Matthew le Verrer (fn. 34)

1313 Warin son of William and John le Teynturer (fn. 35)

1314 Warin son of William and John Ford (fn. 36)

1315 Ellis son of John and Hubert Bosse, or of Colchester (fn. 37)

1316 Warin son of William and Adam of the castle (fn. 38)

1317 Warin son of William and Joseph Eleanor (fn. 39)

1318 Arnold de Mounteny and John of Tendring (fn. 40)

1320 William Clerk and Richard of Colne (fn. 41)

1321 William le Tote, clerk, and Peter of Aston or le Salter (fn. 42)

1324 Warin son of William and Peter of Aston (fn. 43)

1325 John Jordan and John Caperun (fn. 44)

The following are known to have been bailiffs, but cannot be assigned to a specific year: Nicholas Spenser, Michael Merchant, and Nicholas son of Thomas, between 1223 and 1245 (fn. 45)

Nicholas Spenser, Baldwin, and Ralph Bateman, before 1238 (fn. 46)

Peter Makerel and Nicholas Constable, between 1238 and 1242 (fn. 47)

Robert of Lexden and Nicholas Constable, before 1254 (fn. 48)

Saer Bacun and Saer Haning, 1250s or 1260s (fn. 49)

Oliver son of Ellis and Saer Bacun, 1250s or 1260s (fn. 50)

Henry Goodyear and Ralph Skinner, between 1272 and 1275 (fn. 51)

Thomas Listwine and John of Horstede, c. 1275 (fn. 52)

Thomas Listwine and Henry Goodyear, before 1276 (fn. 53)

Ellis son of John and Warin son of William, January 1328 or possibly January 1308 (fn. 54)

In addition, the following served as coroners, an office normally served by the bailiffs or former bailiffs:

Nicholas of East Street, 1254 (fn. 55)

Henry Goodyear, Henry the Parmenter, Nicholas Medicus, Richard le Bau, Thomas Listwine, Robert le Gros, and Walter son of Roger, before 1271 (fn. 56)

Bailiffs 1327-1635

1327 Ralph Knight and Edward Chaloner

1328 Joseph Eleanor and Alan Nayland

1329 Warin son of William and Joseph Eleanor

1330 Warin son of William and Joseph Eleanor

1331 Warin son of William and Joseph Eleanor

1332 Warin son of William and Matthew son of Robert

1333 Warin son of William and Ralph Ode

1334 Warin son of William and Ralph Ode

1335 John Jordan and Robert Belch

1336 John Finch and John Caperun

1337 Matthew son of Robert and John Finch

1338 Ralph Ode and Joseph Eleanor

1339 Warin Atwell and Robert Clerk

1340 Robert Clerk and William Hadleigh

1341 John Fordham and William Buck

1342 Joseph Eleanor and John Fordham

1343 Robert Clerk and Roger Belch

1344 John Warin the elder and William Hadleigh

1345 William Hadleigh and Thomas Dedham

1346 Thomas Dedham and William Hadleigh

1347 Thomas Dedham and William Hadleigh

1348 William Hadleigh and Roger Belch

1349 Matthew son of Robert and Robert Francis

1350 John Ford and Adam Colne

1351 Matthew son of Robert and William Fermery

1352 Adam Colne and Robert Ford

1353 John Dyer and Richard Broadway

1354 John Boyn and Clement Dyer

1355 Adam Atwell and Richard Dyer

1356 John Ford and John Allen

1357 John Ford and Richard Dyer

1358 Adam Warin and Richard Dyer

1359 John Ford and John Dyer

1360 Richard Dyer and William Reyne

1361 Robert Ford and William Reyne

1362 Robert Ford and George Fordham

1363 Alexander Cogger and William Reyne

1364 John Ford and William Reyne

1365 Robert Ford and William Bosse

1366 John Ford and Alexander Cogger

1367 John Ford and Alexander Cogger

1368 Richard Drury and John Keek

1369 Robert Ford and William Mate

1370 Robert Ford and John Lucas

1371 Robert Ford and John Lucas

1372 Alexander Cogger and William Christmas

1373 William Reyne and John Clerk

1374 John Ford and John Pebmarsh

1375 William Reyne and Alexander Pod

1376 Alexander Cogger and Stephen Baron

1377 William Reyne and John Keek

1378 Alexander Cogger and Geoffrey Daw

1379 Robert Ford and Stephen Baron

1380 Alexander Cogger and Ralph Algar

1381 Thomas Francis and Thomas Clerk

1382 Simon Fordham and John Christian

1383 Thomas Francis and Ralph Algar

1384 Alexander Cogger and John Christian

1385 Ralph Algar and William Penne

1386 Simon Fordham and John Christian

1387 Thomas Francis and John Seburgh

1388 Ralph Algar and Stephen Baron

1389 Thomas Francis and Alexander Cogger

1390 Simon Fordham and John Christian

1391 William Reyne and John Seburgh

1392 Thomas Francis and John Christian

1393 Simon Fordham and Ralph Algar

1394 John Seburgh and Thomas Clerk

1395 Simon Fordham and John Dyer

1396 John Christian and John Seburgh

1397 John Dyer and William Mate

1398 Thomas Godstone and Thomas Francis

1399 John Seburgh and John Ford

1400 Thomas Francis and Stephen Flisp

1401 Thomas Godstone and John Seburgh

1402 John Ford and Philip Neggemere

1403 Thomas Francis and John Pod

1404 Thomas Godstone and John Seburgh

1405 John Ford and John Dyer

1406 Thomas Godstone and Henry Bosse

1407 Thomas Francis and John Pod

1408 John Dyer and William Mate

1409 Thomas Francis and John Pod

1410 John Ford and William Mate

1411 Thomas Godstone and John Dyer

1412 Thomas Francis and John Ford

1413 Thomas Godstone and William Mate

1414 Thomas Francis and John Ford

1415 Thomas Godstone and John Kimberley

1416 John Ford and William Mate

1417 Thomas Godstone and William Nottingham

1418 John Ford and Austin Bonefaunt

1419 Thomas Godstone and William Nottingham

1420 John Kimberley and William Mate

1421 Thomas Godstone and Henry Bosse

1422 William Nottingham and John Sumpter

1423 Thomas Godstone and Robert Prior

1424 John Sumpter and Henry Bosse

1425 Thomas Godstone and John Kimberley

1426 Henry Bosse and William Nottingham

1427 Simon Mate and Thomas Hoskin

1428 John Beche and Robert Selby

1429 Thomas Godstone and John Beche

1430 Henry Bosse and John Trew

1431 John Beche and Robert Prior

1432 Henry Bosse and John Stevens

1433 John Beche and Robert Prior

1434 Simon Mate and Thomas Hoskin

1435 Robert Selby and Walter Bonefey

1436 John Trew and John Rouge

1437 John Beche and Walter Bonefey

1438 Thomas Hoskin and Robert Selby

1439 Walter Bonefey and John Ode

1440 John Beche and Robert Prior

1441 John Trew and John Rouge

1442 John Beche and Nicholas Peek

1443 John Rouge and Thomas Cent

1444 John Beche and Nicholas Peek

1445 Thomas Hoskin and Thomas Atwood

1446 Robert Selby and Roger Wyke

1447 John Beche and John Rouge

1448 Robert Selby and Roger Wyke

1449 Nicholas Peek and Thomas Atwood

1450 William Leche and William Saxe

1451 John Ford and John Baker

1452 Thomas Atwood and William Saxe

1453 John Ford and William Petworth

1454 William Ford and John Sayer

1455 William Saxe and Seman Youn

1456 John Ford and John Beche (died in office, succeeded by William Saxe) (fn. 57)

1457 William Saxe and John Sayer

1458 John Ford and Matthew Drury

1459 William Petworth and William Ford

1460 Matthew Drury and John Baron

1461 William Ford and John Seman

1462 John Ford and John Water

1463 William Smith and John Bishop

1464 John Wright and William Rede

1465 William Ford and William Smith

1466 John Wright and John Ford

1467 Richard Welde and Richard Parker

1468 William Ford and John Bishop

1469 Thomas Smith and John Butler

1470 William Ford and John Wright

1471 John Butler and Richard Marks

1472 Thomas Smith and William Colchester

1473 William Ford and John Butler

1474 William Colchester and Thomas Christmas

1475 John Bishop and John Butler

1476 Thomas Smith and Thomas Christmas

1477 William Smith and William Colchester

1478 William Ford and John Bishop

1479 Richard Marks and Thomas Smith

1480 William Smith and Thomas Stamp (died in office, succeeded by John Gamday)

1481 John Gamday and Thomas Jobson

1482 John Bishop and Thomas Christmas

1483 William Ford and William Smith

1484 Thomas Christmas and Richard Plomer

1485 Thomas Jobson and John Upcher

1486 Richard Marks and Thomas Christmas

1487 Thomas Jobson and Richard Hervey (died in office, succeeded by Richard Plomer)

1488 Richard Haynes and Richard Halke (died in office, succeeded by Thomas Christmas)

1489 John Upcher and Richard Barker

1490 Thomas Jobson and John Bardfield

1491 Thomas Christmas the elder and Nicholas Clere

1492 John Upcher and John Bardfield

1493 Richard Marks and Thomas Christmas the elder

1494 Richard Haynes and Richard Barker

1495 Thomas Christmas the elder and John Thirsk

1496 Richard Haynes and Richard Barker

1497 Thomas Christmas the elder and Thomas Christmas the younger

1498 John Sweyn and John Breton

1499 Thomas Christmas the elder and Richard Barker (died in office, succeeded by Thomas Jobson)

1500 Thomas Christmas the younger and John Sweyn

1501 Robert Cowbridge and John John

1502 John Sweyn and Robert Best

1503 Thomas Christmas and John Mayking

1504 John Sweyn and Richard Pack

1505 John Bardfield (replaced by Thomas Christmas) and William Bennett

1506 Thomas Christmas and John Sweyn

1507 Robert Cowbridge and William Bennett

1508 [unknown]

1509 Thomas Christmas and John Sweyn

1510 John Mayking and Richard Pack

1511 John Sweyn and John Reynold

1512 John Smallpiece and John Bryan

1513 John Sweyn and John Clere

1514 John Smallpiece and John Colle

1515 Thomas Christmas and John Reynold

1516 John Mayking and John Christmas

1517 Thomas Christmas and John Coggeshall

1518 John Clere and John Colle

1519 Thomas Christmas (died in office, succeeded by John Christmas) (fn. 58) and William Debenham

1520 John Clere and John Colle

1521 Ambrose Lowth and William Jobson

1522 John Bradman and John Flingaunt

1523 John Mayking and John Colle

1524 John Clere and John Coggeshall

1525 John Christmas and Christopher Hammond

1526 Ambrose Lowth and John Neve

1527 Thomas Flingaunt and John Smallpiece

1528 John Mayking and John Coggeshall

1529 John Colle and William Becket

1530 Ambrose Lowth and John Neve

1531 John Christmas and John Mayking

1532 John Clere and Thomas Cook

1533 Thomas Flingaunt and John Smallpiece

1534 John Colle and William Becket

1535 John Christmas and John Neve

1536 John Clere and Thomas Flingaunt

1537 Robert Brown and William Thurston

1538 John Christmas and Thomas Cook

1539 John Neve and Robert Leche

1540 Austin Beriff (resigned, replaced by Thomas Flingaunt who died in office and was succeeded by John Christmas) and George Sayer

1541 Benjamin Clere and Robert Brown the younger

1542 Thomas Cook and William Buxton

1543 Robert Brown the elder and Robert Flingaunt

1544 Benjamin Clere and Austin Beriff

1545 Robert Leche and Thomas Reve

1546 George Sayer and Robert Brown the younger

1547 John Christmas and John Best

1548 Benjamin Clere and Robert Flingaunt

1549 Robert Leche and Thomas Dibney

1550 John Beriff and John Stone (died in office, succeeded by Robert Brown)

1551 John Best and William Mott

1552 George Sayer and Robert Maynard

1553 Benjamin Clere and John Maynard

1554 John Beriff and John Dibney

1555 George Sayer and William Strachey

1556 Robert Brown and Robert Maynard

1557 John Best and John Maynard

1558 Benjamin Clere and William Mott

1559 George Sayer and John Best

1560 Robert Brown and Robert Northen

1561 John Maynard and Robert Middleton

1562 Benjamin Clere and Robert Lambert

1563 George Sayer and John Best

1564 Robert Middleton and Richard Northey

1565 Benjamin Clere and Nicholas Clere

1566 John Maynard and Robert Northen

1567 George Sayer and John Best

1568 Robert Middleton and Robert Lambert

1569 Robert Northen and Richard Northey

1570 Benjamin Clere and John Fowle

1571 John Best and Thomas Turner

1572 Robert Lambert and Thomas Laurence

1573 John Pye and William Simpson (resigned, replaced by Robert Middleton) (fn. 59)

1574 Thomas Turner and Richard Thurston

1575 Benjamin Clere and Robert Mott

1576 Robert Lambert and Thomas Laurence

1577 John Pye and John Hunwick

1578 Richard Thurston and Nicholas Clere (died in office, succeeded by William Turner) (fn. 60)

1579 Robert Mott and Thomas Cook

1580 Thomas Laurence and Richard Lambert

1581 Robert Lambert and John Pye

1582 John Hunwick and John Bird

1583 William Turner and Robert Bird

1584 Robert Mott and Thomas Cook

1585 Thomas Laurence and Richard Lambert

1586 John Pye and William Earnesby

1587 John Bird and Thomas Barlow

1588 Robert Bird (died in office, succeeded by Thomas Laurence) (fn. 61) and Martin Bessell

1589 Robert Mott and Thomas Cook

1590 John Pye and Thomas Reynold

1591 Thomas Laurence and Ralph Northey

1592 Thomas Hazlewood and William Dibney

1593 John Hunwick (died in office, succeeded by Thomas Hazlewood) (fn. 62) and John Bird

1594 Robert Mott and Martin Bessell

1595 Thomas Hazlewood and Henry Osborne

1596 Ralph Northey and Thomas Ingram

1597 Thomas Reynold and William Turner

1598 Richard Simnell and Robert Wade

1599 Robert Mott and Thomas Heckford

1600 Martin Bessell and Henry Osborne

1601 John Bird and Ralph Northey

1602 William Turner and Robert Wade

1603 Thomas Hazlewood and Richard Simnell

1604 Martin Bessell and Thomas Heckford

1605 Henry Osborne and Nicholas Clere

1606 John Bird and Ralph Northey

1607 Thomas Hazlewood and William Mott

1608 Thomas Hazlewood and Thomas Thurston

1609 Robert Wade and John Eldred

1610 Martin Bessell and Nicholas Clere

1611 Thomas Heckford and William Turner

1612 Henry Osborne and Robert Talcott

1613 Thomas Thurston and John Cox

1614 William Turner and William Mott

1615 Thomas Hazlewood and John Marshall

1616 Thomas Thurston and William Hall

1617 John Cox and Henry Barrington

1618 William Turner and Robert Talcott

1619 Martin Bessell and John Marshall

1620 Thomas Heckford and John Norton

1621 William Mott and Thomas Thurston

1622 Robert Talcott and John Cox

1623 John Eldred and Geoffrey Langley

1624 John Marshall and John Norton

1625 Sigismund Sewell and Daniel Cole

1626 Robert Talcott and John Badcock

1627 William Mott and Francis Burrows

1628 Daniel Cole and William Johnson

1629 John Marshall and Henry Barrington

1630 John Norton and Thomas Wade

1631 Robert Talcott and Sigismund Sewell

1632 John Badcock and Robert Buxton

1633 Thomas Wade and John Langley

1634 Daniel Cole and Ralph Harrison

Mayors 1635-1973

1635 Daniel Cole

1636 Robert Buxton

1637 Henry Barrington

1638 John Furley

1639 John Langley

1640 Robert Talcott (died in office, succeeded by Henry Barrington)

1641 Thomas Wade

1642 Ralph Harrison

1643 Thomas Laurence

1644 John Cox

1645 Robert Buxton

1646 John Langley

1647 William Cooke

1648 Henry Barrington

1649 Thomas Wade

1650 John Furley

1651 Richard Green

1652 John Radhams

1653 Thomas Peek

1654 Thomas Reynolds

1655 John Radhams elected, but apparently did not serve. Thomas Reynolds continued in office until replaced by Thomas Laurence in December. (fn. 63)

1656 John Vickers

1657 Nicholas Beacon

1658 Henry Barrington (replaced by John Radhams) (fn. 64)

1659 Thomas Peek

1660 John Gale

1661 John Milbank (replaced by Henry Lamb) (fn. 65)

1662 Thomas Reynolds

1663 William Moore

1664 Thomas Wade

1665 Thomas Talcott

1666 William Flanner

1667 Andrew Fromanteel

1668 Ralph Creffield

1669 Henry Lamb

1670 William Moore

1671 John Rayner

1672 Nathaniel Laurence

1673 Ralph Creffield

1674 Henry Lamb

1675 Alexander Hindmarsh

1676 Thomas Green

1677 Ralph Creffield

1678 John Rayner

1679 Nathaniel Laurence

1680 Ralph Creffield

1681 William Moore

1682 Thomas Green

1683 Nathaniel Laurence

1684 John Stilman

1685 William Flanner

1686 Samuel Mott

1687 Alexander Hindmarsh (replaced by John Milbank) (fn. 66)

1688 John Milbank

1689 John Potter

1690 Benjamin Cock

1691 John Seabrook

1692 John Stilman

1693 Samuel Mott

1694 Wiliam Moore

1695 John Bacon (died in office, succeeded by John Seabrook) (fn. 67)

1696 Nathaniel Laurence the younger

1697 Ralph Creffield the younger

1698 William Boys

1699 William Francis

1700 John Potter

1701 Samuel Featherstone

1702 Ralph Creffield the younger

1703 Samuel Angier

1704 Nathaniel Laurence the younger

1705 John Rainham

1706 James Laurence

1707 George Clark

1708 John Pepper (died in office, succeeded by Nathaniel Laurence the elder)

1709 Samuel Angier

1710 Nathaniel Laurence the younger

1711 James Laurence

1712 Peter Johnson

1713 James Laurence

1714 George Clark

1715 Peter Johnson

1716 Sir Isaac Rebow

1717 Thomas Grigson

1718 Robert Clark

1719 Thomas Grigson (died in office, succeeded by Nathaniel Laurence)

1720 Jeremiah Daniell

1721 Arthur Winsley

1722 Edmund Baynham

1723 Samuel Jarrold

1724 Peter Johnson

1725 Jeremiah Daniell

1726 Matthew Martin

1727 Sir Ralph Creffield

1728 John Blatch

1729 James Boys

1730 Joseph Duffield

1731 John Blatch

1732 Thomas Carew

1733 James Boys

1734 Joseph Duffield

1735 John Blatch

1736 Thomas Carew

1737 James Boys

1738 Joseph Duffield

1739 John Blatch

1740 Jeremiah Daniell

1741-63 [Charter in abeyance, no elections held]

1763 Thomas Clamtree

1764 Henry Lodge

1765 Thomas Wilshire

1766 Thomas Bayles

1767 Samuel Ennew

1768 James Robjent

1769 Jordan Harris Lisle

1770 John King

1771 Solomon Smith (died in office, succeeded by Thomas Clamtree) (fn. 68)

1772 Thomas Bayles

1773 Thomas Clamtree

1774 John Baker

1775 John King (died in office, succeeded by Thomas Clamtree)

1776 Thomas Boggis

1777 Thomas Clamtree

1778 John King

1779 Thomas Clamtree

1780 Thomas Boggis

1781 John King

1782 Stephen Betts

1783 William Seaber

1784 Samuel Ennew

1785 Edmund Lilley

1786 William Argent

1787 Edward Capstack

1788 Bezaliel Angier

1789 Edmund Lilley

1790 William Swinborne

1791 John Gibson

1792 Nathaniel Barlow

1793 Newton Tills

1794 William Phillips

1795 William Bunnell

1796 William Mason

1797 Thomas Hedge

1798 William Phillips

1799 Robert Hewes

1800 William Smith

1801 Thomas Hedge

1802 William Phillips

1803 William Bunnell

1804 Thomas Hedge

1805 William Sparling

1806 William Smith

1807 Thomas Hedge the younger

1808 Thomas Hedge

1809 William Smith

1810 Francis Tillett Abell

1811 Francis Smythies

1812 John Bridge (replaced by William Smith) (fn. 69)

1813 William Sparling

1814 John King

1815 Edward Clay

1816 William Argent

1817 Edward Clay

1818 William Argent

1819 Francis Tillett Abell

1820 John Clay

1821 James Boggis

1822 William Smith

1823 John Clay

1824 Samuel Clay

1825 John Clay

1826 Edward Clay, of St. Leonard's parish

1827 John Clay

1828 William Sparling

1829 Edward Clay, of Greenstead

1830 William Smith

1831 William Sparling

1832 Edward Clay, of Greenstead

1833 William Smith

1834 Roger Nunn

1835 Roger Nunn (served until Dec. 1835) (fn. 70)

1836 George Savill, Lib. (served Jan.-Nov. 1836) (fn. 71)

1836 John Chaplin, Lib.

1837 S. G. Cooke, Con.

1838 George Bawtree, Con.

1839 S. G. Cooke, Con.

1840 T. J. Turner, Con.

1841 Henry Vint, Con.

1842 Roger Nunn, Con.

1843 Henry Vint, Con.

1844 Henry Wolton, Con.

1845 Henry Wolton, Con.

1846 W. B. Smith, Con.

1847 Henry Wolton, Con.

1848 C. H. Hawkins, Con.

1849 Edward Williams, Con.

1850 Joseph Cooke, Con.

1851 A. L. Laing, Con.

1852 Francis Smythies, Con.

1853 Henry Wolton, Con.

1854 Edward Williams, Con.

1855 Joseph Cooke, Con.

1856 Henry Wolton, Con.

1857 P. M. Duncan, Con.

1858 A. L. Laing, Con.

1859 Edward Williams, Con.

1860 Francis Smythies, Con.

1861 Henry Wolton, Con.

1862 Edward Williams, Con.

1863 J. F. Bishop, Con.

1864 J. F. Bishop, Con.

1865 C. H. Hawkins, Con.

1866 P. O. Papillon, Con.

1867 J. F. Bishop, Con.

1868 Francis Smythies, Con.

1869 J. F. Bishop, Con.

1870 C. H. Hawkins, Con.

1871 C. H. Hawkins, Con.

1872 J. F. Bishop, Con.

1873 E. A. Round, Con.

1874 J. F. Bishop, Con.

1875 P. O. Papillon, Con.

1876 J. F. Bishop, Con.

1877 Thomas Moy, Con.

1878 Thomas Moy, Con.

1879 John Kent, Lib.

1880 Samuel Chaplin, Lib.

1881 J. B. Harvey, Lib.

1882 J. B. Harvey, Lib.

1883 Alfred Francis, Lib. (died in office, succeeded by J. B. Harvey, Lib.) (fn. 72)

1884 H. J. Gurdon-Rebow, Lib.

1885 Henry Laver, Con.

1886 H. G. Egerton-Green, Con.

1887 J. N. Paxman, Lib.

1888 E. J. Sanders, Con.

1889 Asher Prior, Lib.

1890 L. J. Watts, Con.

1891 Wilson Marriage, Lib.

1892 W. G. Benham, Con.

1893 Henry Goody, Lib.

1894 C. E. Egerton-Green, Con.

1895 James Wicks, Lib.

1896 H. G. Egerton-Green, Con.

1897 J. N. Paxman, Lib.

1898 E. J. Sanders, Con.

1899 E. T. Smith, Lib.

1900 C. E. Egerton-Green, Con.

1901 Wilson Marriage, Lib.

1902 H. H. Elwes, Con.

1903 E. H. Barritt, Lib.

1904 E. J. Sanders, Con.

1905 Henry Goody, Lib.

1906 W. B. Sparling, Con.

1907 Wilson Marriage, Lib.

1908 W. G. Benham, Con.

1909 E. A. Blaxill, Lib.

1910 Frank Cant, Con.

1911 R. B. Beard, Lib.

1912 W. C. Hutton, Con.

1913 Wilson Marriage, Lib.

1914 W. C. Hutton, Con.

1915 A. G. Aldridge, Lib.

1916 J. T. Bailey, Con.

1917 A. M. Jarmin, Lib.

1918 G. F. Wright, Con.

1919 A. O. Ward, Lib.

1920 A. J. Lucking, Con.

1921 Wasey Chopping, Lib.

1922 P. A. Sanders, Con.

1923 Catherine B. Alderton, Lib.

1924 Dame Catherine Hunt, Con.

1925 A. W. Piper, Lib.

1926 C. C. Smallwood, Lab.

1927 E. H. Turner, Con.

1928 John Russell, Lib.

1929 C. J. Jolly, Lab.

1930 W. C. Harper, Con.

1931 G. W. B. Hazell, Con.

1932 Maurice Pye, Lab.

1933 W. G. Benham, Con.

1934 A. H. Cross, Lib.

1935 F. E. Macdonald Docker, Lab.

1936 G. C. Benham, Con.

1937 E. A. Blaxill, Con.

1938 H. H. Fisher, Lab.

1939 P. A. Sanders, Con.

1940 P. A. Sanders, Con.

1941 P. A. Sanders, Con.

1942 P. A. Sanders, Con.

1943 Maurice Pye, Lab.

1944 A. W. Piper, Lib.

1945 H. G. Thompson, Con.

1946 L. M. Worsnop, Lab.

1947-May 1949 L. E. Dansie, Con. (fn. 73)

1949 Revd. P. H. Warwick Bailey, Lib.

1950 J. Andrews, Lab.

1951 H. H. Reid, Con.

1952 W. C. Lee, Lab.

1953 Kathleen E. Sanders, Con.

1954 T. H. Morris, Lab.

1955 A. Craig, Con.

1956 C. E. Child, Lab.

1957 C. E. Wheeler, Con.

1958 May Cook, Lab.

1959 A. W. J. Kay, Con.

1960 I. T. Brown, Lab.

1961 D. F. Panton, Con.

1962 W. J. Porter, Lab.

1963 R. A. Harrison, Con.

1964 W. H. Williams, Lab.

1965 S. H. Wooster, Con.

1966 C. W. Pell, Lab.

1967 E. P. Duffield, Con.

1968 C. A. Howe, Lab.

1969 R. W. Hilham, Con.

1970 J. R. Wheeler, Con.

1971 Mrs. A. M. Smith, Con.

1972 W. E. Buckingham, Lab.

1973 A. C. Parsonson, Con.

Footnotes

85 Colch. Cart. i. 155.
86 Pipe R. 1179 (P.R.S. xxviii), 129.
87 Ibid. 1180 (P.R.S. xxix), 7.
88 Ibid. 1181 (P.R.S. xxx), 106.
89 Ibid. 1182 (P.R.S. xxxi), 102.
90 Ibid. 1183 (P.R.S. xxxii), 26.
91 Ibid. 1184 (P.R.S. xxxiii), 142.
92 Ibid. 1185 (P.R.S. xxxiv), 20.
93 Ibid. 1187 (P.R.S. xxxvii), 129.
94 Ibid. 1188 (P.R.S. xxxviii), 39.
95 Ibid. 1189 (Rec. Com.), 38.
96 Ibid. 1191 & 92 (P.R.S. N.S. ii), 174.
97 Ibid. 1193 (P.R.S. N.S. iii), 8.
98 Ibid. 1194 (P.R.S. N.S. v), 225.
99 Ibid. 1195 (P.R.S. N.S. vi), 14.
1 Chanc. R. 1196 (P.R.S. N.S. vii), 120.
2 Pipe R. 1197 (P.R.S. N.S. viii), 72.
3 Ibid. 1198 (P.R.S. N.S. ix), 133.
4 Oath Bk. ed. W. G. Benham, 223, gives William of Coggeshall as bailiff 1230-1 and Thomas of Coggeshall 1232-3, but they were sheriffs of Essex: E.R.O., D/B 5 R1, f. 176.
5 Colch. Cart. ii. 325-6.
6 Ibid. 324.
7 Ibid. 327.
8 P.R.O., JUST 1/233, rot. 58.
9 Ibid. rot. 36; Walter and Saer were presumably underbailiffs.
10 Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.), 131; P.R.O., JUST 1/233, rot. 58.
11 Colch. Cart. ii. 505; B.L. Arundel MS. 145, f. 19.
12 P.R.O., E 32/12.
13 E.R.O., D/B 5 R2, f. 47.
14 P.R.O., JUST 1/238, rot. 45d.; JUST 1/242, rot. 110.
15 Cal. Exch. Jews, ii. 236.
16 Ibid. 276.
17 Cart. St. John of Jerusalem, p. 150.
18 E.R.O., D/B 5 R2, f. lv.
19 Ibid. D/B 5 R1, f. 3.
20 Ibid. D/B 5 R2, f. 107v.
21 P.R.O., JUST 1/242, rot. 36.
22 Ibid.
23 E.R.O., D/B 5 R2, f. 50v.
24 B.L. Arundel MS. 145, f. 25v.
25 Ibid. ff. 20v., 29v.
26 Cart. St. John of Jerusalem, p. 159.
27 B.L. Arundel MS. 145, f. 22v.
28 Ibid. Campb. Ch. ii. 5.
29 Ibid. Arundel MS. 145, f. 17.
30 Ibid. ff. 15, 20.
31 Ibid. f. 21; Colch. Cart. ii. 639.
32 E.R.O., D/B 5 Cr1, rot. 1.
33 Ibid. D/B 5 Cr2, rot. 1.
34 B.L. Arundel MS. 145, f. 16v.
35 Ibid. f. 18; Colch. Cart. ii. 670.
36 E.R.O., St. John's abbey ledger bk. f. 180.
37 Ibid. ff. 179v., 181.
38 Ibid. f. 124v.
39 Ibid. f. 125.
40 Ibid. D/B 5 R2, f. 2; ibid. Acc. A8173.
41 Ibid. St. John's abbey ledger bk. f. 189.
42 B.L. Arundel MS. 145, f. 17v.; E.R.O., St. John's abbey ledger bk. f. 104.
43 E.R.O., St. John's abbey ledger bk. 106v.
44 B.L. Arundel MS. 145, f. 12v.
45 Colch. Cart. ii. 544.
46 Ibid. 318.
47 Ibid. 323-4.
48 B.L. Arundel MS. 145, f. 31v.
49 Ibid. ff. 20, 31v.
50 Ibid. f. 31.
51 Cart. St. John of Jerusalem, pp. 159-60.
52 Ibid. p. 154.
53 Ibid. pp. 153-4.
54 B.L. Arundel MS. 145, ff. 15v.-16.
55 P.R.O., JUST 1/235, rot. 19.
56 Ibid. JUST 1/238, rot. 58d.
57 E.R.O., D/B 5 Cr67, rot. 23d.
58 Ibid. D/B 5 Cr91, rot. 11d.
59 Ibid. D/B 5 Cr137, rot. 14d.
60 Ibid. D/B 5 Cr141, rot. 13.
61 Ibid. D/B 5 Cr150, rot. 15.
62 Ibid. D/B 5 Cr155, rot. 8.
63 Ibid. D/B 5 Cb1/15, ff. 222, 225, 239, 247, 264; Bodl. MS. Rawl. A 34, p. 125.
64 E.R.O., D/B 5 Gb4, f. 194v.
65 Ibid. D/Y 2/10, pp. 71-2.
66 E.R.O., D/B 5 Gb5, f. 296v.
67 Ibid. D/B 5 Gb6, p. 97; ibid. Boro. Mun., 'Colch. MSS.' f. 7.
68 Ibid. D/B 5 Gb8, f. 57.
69 Ibid. D/B 5 Gb9, pp. 219, 229-30.
70 E.R.O., Boro. Mun., Council Mins. 28 Dec. 1835; 1 Jan. 1836.
71 Ibid. 1 Jan., 9 Nov. 1836.
72 E.C.S. 20 Sept. 1884; Colch. Gaz. 12 Nov. 1884.
73 E.C.S. 8 Oct. 1948.