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,
Bailiffs to 1327
c. 1149 Walter Haning and Benet (fn. 1)
1178 Geoffrey son of Benet (fn. 2)
1179 Geoffrey son of Benet (fn. 3)
1180 Gilbert son of Bruno (fn. 4)
1181 Boidin and Geoffrey Spenser (fn. 5)
1182 Boidin and Geoffrey Spenser (fn. 6)
1183 Gilbert son of Bruno and Richard
Ursus (fn. 7)
1184 Richard Ursus and [name lost] (fn. 8)
1186 Boidin and John (fn. 9)
1187 Boidin and John (fn. 10)
1188 Thomas and [name lost] (fn. 11)
1191 John and Osbert (fn. 12)
1192 Richard son of Gilbert and Nicholas son
of Walter (fn. 13)
1193 Richard son of Gilbert and Nicholas son
of Walter (fn. 14)
1194 Walter of Crepping (fn. 15)
1195 Walter of Crepping and Simon son of
Marcian (fn. 16)
1196 Walter of Crepping (fn. 17)
1197 Walter of Crepping (fn. 18)
1239 (fn. 19) Nicholas son of Thomas and Ralph son of
Peter (fn. 20)
1241 Guy Basset and Ralph son of Peter (fn. 21)
1242 Guy Basset and Ralph son of Peter (fn. 22)
c. 1249 Ralph son of Peter and Walter of East
Street (fn. 23)
1250 Ralph son of the priest, John son of Ellis,
Walter le Mott, and Saer Halferthing (June
1251) (fn. 24)
1252 Oliver son of Ellis and Saer Bacun (fn. 25)
1254 Ralph son of the priest or chaplain and
Simon Eskermissur or Clerk (fn. 26)
1267 Walter Goldsmith (fn. 27)
1271 Walter Goldsmith and Nicholas Medicus (fn. 28)
1272 Robert le Gros and Walter Galingale (son
of Roger) (fn. 29)
1274? Walter Goldsmith and John Clerk
(1275) (fn. 30)
1275? Roger Clerk and Thomas Listwine
(1275) (fn. 31)
1276? Stephen son of Ralph and Henry
Goodyear (fn. 32)
1276? Geoffrey Goodyear and Richard of Bergholt (fn. 33)
1277? Richard Pruet and Saer son of Ralph (fn. 34)
1282 John the Clerk and Roger the Clerk (fn. 35)
1284 Simon le Gros and Hervey Lightwine (fn. 36)
1285 Richard Golafre and Richard Pruet (fn. 37)
1289 Ralph Savary and Alexander Tovy or
Tony (fn. 38)
1292 Saer son of Henry and John of Stanway (fn. 39)
1296 John Peacock and Richard Tubbe (fn. 40)
1303 Ellis son of John and Alexander the taverner (fn. 41)
1304 Ellis son of John and John Ford (fn. 42)
1305 Saer le Parmenter and Ralph Savary (fn. 43)
1306 Saer of Donyland and Ralph Ode (fn. 44)
1307 William Tute, clerk, and Richard Noreys (fn. 45)
1309 Warin son of William and Saer of Donyland (fn. 46)
1310 Warin son of William and Saer of Donyland (fn. 47)
1311 Joseph Eleanor, or Clerk, and William de
Sartria (fn. 48)
1312 Ellis son of John and Matthew le Verrer (fn. 49)
1313 Warin son of William and John le Teynturer (fn. 50)
1314 Warin son of William and John Ford (fn. 51)
1315 Ellis son of John and Hubert Bosse, or of
Colchester (fn. 52)
1316 Warin son of William and Adam of the
castle (fn. 53)
1317 Warin son of William and Joseph Eleanor (fn. 54)
1318 Arnold de Mounteny and John of Tendring (fn. 55)
1320 William Clerk and Richard of Colne (fn. 56)
1321 William le Tote, clerk, and Peter of Aston
or le Salter (fn. 57)
1324 Warin son of William and Peter of Aston (fn. 58)
1325 John Jordan and John Caperun (fn. 59)
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. 60)
Nicholas Spenser, Baldwin, and Ralph Bateman,
before 1238 (fn. 61)
Peter Makerel and Nicholas Constable, between
1238 and 1242 (fn. 62)
Robert of Lexden and Nicholas Constable, before 1254 (fn. 63)
Saer Bacun and Saer Haning, 1250s or 1260s (fn. 64)
Oliver son of Ellis and Saer Bacun, 1250s or
1260s (fn. 65)
Henry Goodyear and Ralph Skinner, between
1272 and 1275 (fn. 66)
Thomas Listwine and John of Horstede, c.
1275 (fn. 67)
Thomas Listwine and Henry Goodyear, before
1276 (fn. 68)
Ellis son of John and Warin son of William,
January 1328 or possibly January 1308 (fn. 69)
In addition, the following served as coroners,
an office normally served by the bailiffs or former
Nicholas of East Street, 1254 (fn. 70)
Henry Goodyear, Henry the Parmenter, Nicholas Medicus, Richard le Bau, Thomas
Listwine, Robert le Gros, and Walter son of
Roger, before 1271 (fn. 71)
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
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. 72)
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
1492 John Upcher and John Bardfield
1493 Richard Marks and Thomas Christmas the
1494 Richard Haynes and Richard Barker
1495 Thomas Christmas the elder and John
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
1500 Thomas Christmas the younger and John
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
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. 73) and William
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
1541 Benjamin Clere and Robert Brown the
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
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. 74)
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. 75)
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. 76) 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. 77) 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
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. 78)
1656 John Vickers
1657 Nicholas Beacon
1658 Henry Barrington (replaced by John Radhams) (fn. 79)
1659 Thomas Peek
1660 John Gale
1661 John Milbank (replaced by Henry Lamb) (fn. 80)
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. 81)
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. 82)
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. 83)
1772 Thomas Bayles
1773 Thomas Clamtree
1774 John Baker
1775 John King (died in office, succeeded by
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. 84)
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. 85)
1836 George Savill, Lib. (served Jan.-Nov.
1836) (fn. 86)
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. 87)
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. 88)
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.