Mayors, Parish Chairmen and Clerks of Thornbury

1550 - 2004

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Mayors 1550 – 1696 from The Society of Thornbury Folk’s Bulletins
1550       John Amorgayn
1552       John More
1553/4    John Hylpe
1563       John Jones
1573       John Jones the elder
1608/9    Richard Wigsteed (Wicksteed)
1609/10  William Barton
1610/11  William Ryder, gent.
1611/12  James Eddis

1612/13  Richard Attwells, gent.
1613/14  William Gwatkins
1614/15  John Parker
1615/16  William Jones
1616/17  John Jones, the elder
1617/18  William Ryder, gent.
1618/19  James Eddis (tanner)
1619/20  Richard Atwells, gent.
1620/21  William Gwatkins, gent.
1621/2    John Parker
1622/3    Richard Haines, gent.
1623/4    John Jones, the elder
1624/5    John Barker, gent.
1625/6    Peter Hawksworth
1626/7    William Jones
1627/8    John Jones, junior
1628/9   Phillip Harris
1629/30 Edward Thurston
1630/1   John Jones, the elder
1631/2   Henry Mershe (Marshe)
1632/3   John Bird (mercer)
1633/4   Peter Hawkesworthe, gent.
1634/5   George Barker
1635/6   William White
1636/7   William Jones
1637/8   John Barker, gent.

1638/9   Phillip Harrys
1639/40 Edward Thurston
1640/1   Henry Marsh
1641/2   John Bird
1642/3   John Purlyn
1643/4   (no account)
1644/5   Robert Barton
1645/6   William Tayler
1646/7   Edward Thurston, gent.
1647/8   John Hopkins
1648/9   Robert Barton
1649/50 Henry Marsh, the elder
1650/1   William Williams
1651/2   John Byrd, the elder
1652/3   Edward Thurston
1653/4   John Birde, senr.
1654/5   Richard Arnalld
1655/6   Henry Marsh
1656/7   William Tayler
1657/8   Thomas Smith
1658      Richard Atwelles (Disbursements only)
1659      John Bird, senr.
1659/60 John Hopkins
1660/1   Henry Lawrence
1661/2   Robert Barton
1662/3   Timothy Hacker
1663/4   John Byrd

1664/5   Richard Hawksworth
1665/6   Richard Arnalld
1666/7   Robert Thurston
1667/8   Henry Marsh
1668/9   John Holbrooke
1669/70 John Byrd
1670/1   John Stone
1671/2   Thomas Smith
1672/3   John Barton
1673/4   Samuel Thurner
1674/5   Thomas Peasley
1675/6   Richard Hawkesworth
1676/7   William Ogbourne
1677/8   Robert Thurston
1678/9   Nicholas Bedggood
1679/80 John Stone
1680/1   Hezekiah Hewett
1681/2   Thomas Smyth
1682/3   Thomas Smyth
1683/4   Thomas Smyth
1684/5   John Barton
1685/6   Robert Thurston, junr.
1686/7   Anthony Horsley
1687/8   Samuell Thurner, gent.
1688/9   Henry Marsh
1689/90 Richard Attwells, gent
1690/1   Thomas Barton
1691/2   Nicholas Bechgood (Bedggood)
1692/3   Edward Webb
1693/4   Joseph Canings
1694/5   William Grove
1695/6   Joseph Glover
1696 – 1818 from the Account Book of Mayors of Thornbury, held in Gloucester Record Office
1696/97   John Thurston
1697/8     Jonathan Barton
1698/99   John Bedggood
1699/00   Hezekiah Hewett
1700/1    Arthur Aylworth
1701/2    Richard Attwells
1702/5    John Cooke
1705/6    Thomas Harvest
1706/7    Phillip Mansell
1707/8    John Gayner
1708/10  John Jayne
1710/12  Charles Weare
1712/13  John Thurston
1713/14  Richard Wilkins
1714/15  John Cook
1715/16  John Gayner jnr
1716/17  Arthur Riddiford
1717/18  Thomas Alway
1718/19  Edward Webb
1719/20  Thomas Harvest
1721/2    Philip Mansell
1723/4    Thomas Wetmore
1724/5    John Hughes
1725/6    John Clarke
1728-30  Robert Frampton
1730/31  Arthur Sheeply
1732       Thomas Stokes
1733/4    Bovey Clarke
1734/5    John Cooke
1735/6    Thos. Lippiatt
1736/7    John Grove
1737-39  Richard Powell
1740/41  Jonathon Barton
1741/2    Stephen Hopkins
1743       Thomas Sparks
1743/4    Paul Tompkins
1744-6    William Greenwood
1746/7    Thos. Clarke
1747/8    Bovey Clark
1748/9    John Grove
1749/50  Benjamin Addis
1750/1    John Rudge
1751/2    Thomas Lippiatt
1752/3    Thos. Sparks
1753/4    John Wetmore
1754/5    William Greenwood
1756       Theophilus Lewis
1756-8    John Salmon
1758/9    Joseph Bennet
1759/60 Robert Pountney
1760/1   William Clark
1761/2   Thos. Clarke
1762/3   Benjamin Leach
1763/4    Richard Williams
1765/6   Matthew Meredith
1766/7(part) John Salmon
1777/8  (part) Thomas Cox
1778/9(part)  William Reed
1779/80 (part) Thomas Grove
1781/2 (part) Wm. Pitcher
1782/3 (part) Thomas Hendey
1783/4  Robert Caddy
1784-7  Joseph Latch
1787/8  John Lippiatt
1788/9  John Wade
1789/1790  George Rolph Jr.
1790/1791  Kingsmill Grove
1791/1792  William Osborne
1792/1793  Thos. Rolph
1793/1794  William Reed
1794/1795  William Bell
1795/1796  Richard Martin
1796/1797  J. Fewster
1797/1798  Robert Caddy
1798/1799  George Rolph
1799/1800  Kingsmill Grove
1800/1801 John Crowther
1801/1803  Abraham Riddiford
1803/1807  John Edmonds
1807/1808  John Croome
1808/1809  Joseph Parslow
1809/1811 Henry Bingham
1811/1812 J. Fewster
1812/1814 James Eley
1814/1817 Joseph Laver
1817/1819 William Cowley
<style=”text-align: left;” align=”center”>1818 – 1895 Mayors of Thornbury in the nineteenth century from the Society of Thornbury Folk’s Bulletin
1818       William Cowley
1819       William Rolph
1820       Thomas Gwynn
1821       Benjamin Leech
1822       John Thurston
1823       Adrian Stokes
1824       Thomas Fewster
1825       Thomas Osborne Wetmore
1826       George Rolph
1827       John Salmon
1828       Abraham Riddiford
1829-39  Thomas Inman Councell
1831       Daniel Pitcher
1832-34  William Grove
1835-36  William Rolph
1837       Thomas Gwynn
1838-39  John Thurston
1840-41  Aaron Marsh
1842-44  Griffith Hughes
1845-46  Richard Scarlett
1847-48  Richard Ellis
1849-50  Edward Gough Councell
1851       William Rolph
1852-54  William Osborne Maclaine
1855       Charles White
1856-58  Thomas Johnson Ward
1859-60   Edward Long
1861-62   Henry Hume Lloyd
1863-64   Obed Edward Thurston
1865-66   William O. Maclaine
1867-68   John Horatio Thurston
1869-70   Levi Cornock
1871-72   John Crowther Gwynn
1873-74   Edward Mills Grace
1875        Thomas Johnson Ward
1876        William O. Maclaine
1877-79   Edwin Boyes Lonnen
1880-81   Humphrey Thos. Martin Crowther Gwynn
1882-83   Henry Privett Thurston
1884-86   Samuel Stutchbury
1887-95   Dr E. M. Grace

In 1887 the “Thornbury Corporate Charities” was established and in 1890 the Thornbury Town Trust took over the property and administration of the charities, which had been for so long in the hands of the mayor and aldermen.  Titular mayors continued to be elected at the annual Court Leet until 1929.

 

Chairmen of Parish Council from a board in Thornbury Town Hall
1894-01   E. Stafford Howard
1901-14   W.D. Canning
1915-22   G. Whitfield
1922-34   E. Cullimore
1934-35   G.B. Symes
1935-42   A.C. Pitcher
1942        J.G. Wicks
1942-44   E.M. Grace
1944-46   A.E. Thompson
1946-48    D.C. Prowse
1948-52    G.R. Millard
1952-55    S.H. Gayner
1955-59    L.J. Hawkins
1959-64    F.G. Hopkins
1964-67    H.E.G. Wells
1967-70    R.H. Pratt
1970-73    S.D. Barnwell
1973-74    P.E. Birkett

 

 

Town Mayors 1974-2011 from a board in Thornbury Town Hall
1974-5    Pete E. Birkett
1976-7    Joan Hall
1977-9    Derek M. Anthony
1979-81  Charles V.B. Eardley-Wilmot
1981-3    John H. Smith
1983-4    Francis G. Hopkins
1984-6    Shirley M. Eardley-Wilmot
1986-7    Michael E.A. Manning
1987-8    Clare M. Fardell
1988-9    Donald A. Pearce
1989-90  Ronald Knott
1990-1    Terence P. Press
1991-2    Raymond W. Tyrrell
1992-3    Marjorie J. Abraham
1993-4    Neil C. Halsall
1994-5    Margaret J. Tyrell
1995-6       Ronald C. Clutterbuck
1996-7       Shirley A. Holloway
1997-8       D. Collin Lewis
1998-9       Sandra K. Shallcross
1999-2001 Valerie Gregory
2001-2       Clive Parkinson
2002-3       Colin Lewis
2003-4       Jeanette Ward
2004-5       J. Alan Jones
2005-6       Shirley A. Holloway
2006-7       Benj. Emmerson
2007-9       Robert D. Griffin
2009-10     Phillida Parsloe
2010-11     Chris Clifford
2011-         Gill Brookes

 

Clerks to the Parish and Town Council 1894-2001 from a board in Thornbury Town Hall
1894-1927  F. Williams
1927-42      A. Riddiford
1942-52      R.A.H. Champion
1952-84       G. Excell
1984-2001   G.W.H. Jackson
2001-           Judith M. Payne

 

 

 

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