Hastings Mayors

From Historical Hastings

Selection of Mayor[edit]

There have been a number of methods of selecting Mayor. In 1920, the previous practice of alternating between a Conservative and Liberal Mayor - this having been employed since 1904[1] was dropped in favour of a ballot being carried out of the councillors[2]. In order to break a stalemate in 1939, when no candidates could be found who were willing to accept the mayoralty Councillor Tingle suggested that perhaps the longest serving member of council should be elected - a brainwave that had apparently come to him whilst reading a newspaper story about a fried fish trader being made Mayor. This proposal was rejected[3]

List of Mayors[edit]

16th Century[edit]

  • 1588. Thomas Haye[4]
  • 1589. James Lasher[5]

17th Century[edit]

  • 1609. Richard Wytheris[5].
  • 1618. Richard Wytheris.
  • 1619. William Bishop.
  • 1620. Richard Waller[5].
  • 1621. Jeremiah Bryham[5].
  • 1622-23. Richard Boys.
  • 1624-25. John Barley.
  • 1626. John Brett.
  • 1627-28. Thomas Bryham.
  • 1629-30, William Barker.
  • 1631. John Duncke.
  • 1632-33. John Crompe
  • 1634. John Duncke
  • 1635. Richard Waller.
  • 1636. Richard Boys.
  • 1637. Thomas Russell.
  • 1638. John Barley (died in office).
  • 1639. Thomas Barlow.
  • 1640. Thomas Smythe.
  • 1641. William Lovell.
  • Thomas Smythe
  • Thomas Haye.
  • 1642. Thomas Barlow.
  • 1643. Michael Lasher.
  • 1644. Thomas Palmer[5].
  • 1645. Sackville Franke
  • 1646. Herbert Lunsford
  • 1647. Thomas Palmer
  • 1647-48. Thomas Bennett.
  • 1649. John Wynter.
  • 1650-51. William Parker.
  • 1652-53. William Lovell.
  • 1654. Richard Wynter.
  • 1655. John Crompe.
  • 1656. Thomas Delves.
  • 1657. William Lovell.
  • 1658-60.Thomas Delves.
  • 1661. Phillip Girdler.
  • 1662-63. William Parker.
  • 1664. Drue Richardson.
  • 1665. John Cox.
  • 1666. William Parker.
  • 1667. Samuel Smersall.
  • 1668. William Lunsford.
  • 1669. John Hide.
  • 1670. Thomas Jarrett.
  • 1671. William Parker, sen.
  • 1672. Lawrence Avery.
  • 1673. John Lunsford.
  • 1674. Matthew Bunce.
  • 1675. John Hide.
  • 1676. William Parker.
  • 1677. Thomas Carleton.
  • 1678. Thomas Lovell.
  • 1679. Philip Lovell.
  • 1680. Samuel Smersall.
  • 1681. Thomas Dyne
  • 1682. Thomas Lovell.
  • 1683. John Bailey. (died in position)
  • 1683-84. John Stevens.
  • 1685. Richard Watts. (removed )
    Sir Denny Ashburnham, Bt.
  • 1686. Edward Milward.
  • 1687. Thomas Lovell.
  • 1688. Robert Phipps
  • 1689. John Hide
  • 1690. Thomas Lovell.
  • 1691. Robert Phipps.
  • 1692. Peter Fiott.
  • 1693. John Medhurst,
  • 1694. Philip Lovell,
  • 1695-96. Thomas Lovell.
  • 1697. John Hide.
  • 1698. John Stevens.
  • 1699-00. Edward Milward.

18th Century[edit]

  • 1701. Thomas Moore.
  • 1702-03. Thomas Lovell.
  • 1704-05. John Stevens.
  • 1706. Henry Carleton.
  • 1707-08. Thomas Lovell.
  • 1709. Philip Lovell.
  • 1710. Thomas Lovell.
  • 1711. Thomas Lovell, jun.
  • 1712. Thomas Lovell, sen.
  • 1713. Thomas Lovell, jun.
  • 1714. Henry Carleton.
  • 1715. Lewis Gillart.
  • 1716. Richard Chambers.
  • 1717. Edward Webb.
  • 1718. Robert Bartholomew.
  • 1719. John Collier.
  • 1720. Edward Dyne.
  • 1721. Edward Milward.
  • 1722. John Collier.
  • 1723. Thomas Giles.
  • 1724. Edward Dyne.
  • 1725. Thomas Giles.
  • 1726. Edward Dyne.
  • 1727. William Coppard.
  • 1728. Edward Dyne.
  • 1729. Thomas Giles.
  • 1730. John Collier.
  • 1731. Thomas Giles.
  • 1732. Thomas Godley.
  • 1733. Nathaniel Cruttenden.
  • 1734. Thomas Carswell.

19th Century[edit]

20th Century[edit]

  • 1902. Alderman B. H. W. Tree JP. [18]
  • 1903. Alderman B. H. W. Tree JP. [18]
  • 1904. Cllr Charles Eaton[1]
  • 1912. Ald. G. Hutchins[19]
  • 1916. Ald. G. Hutchings
  • 1920. Alderman Fellows[2]
  • 1923. Alderman Robert William Mitchell[20]
  • 1926. Cllr. Dymond[21]
  • 1927. Arthur D. Thorpe[22]
  • 1930. Cllr. F. M. Russell[23]
  • 1933. H. Burden[24]
  • 1939. E. M. Ford[25]
  • 1946. Alderman W. J. Fellows JP[26]
  • 1951. Ald. J. D. Cooper[27]
  • 1952. Alderman H. W. Rymill[28]
  • 1954. Alderman H. W. Rymill[29]
  • 1957. D. W. Wilshin JP
  • 1958. Ald. F. T. Hussey[30]
  • 1959. Cllr. Richard Henry Bryant[30]
  • 1960. Cecil Barfoot
  • 1961. Cecil Barfoot
  • 1962. D. W. Wilshin JP
  • 1963. D. W. Wilshin JP
  • 1964. D. W. Wilshin JP
  • 1965. D. W. Wilshin JP
  • 1966. D. W. Wilshin JP
  • 1967. Vera Madeline Jones
  • 1968. Vera Madeline Jones
  • 1969. George Henry Tanner

21st Century[edit]

  • 2010. Kim Forward

References[edit]

  1. a b British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 12 November 1904 Pg. 0003
  2. a b British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 9 October 1920 Pg. 0008
  3. British Newspaper Archive Daily Herald 12 July 1939 Pg. 0003
  4. Baines Index Book
  5. a b c d e f Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 3 Chap. 41
  6. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad Hastings, past and present (Mary Matilda Howard) pg. 74-75 Google Books
  7. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 1 Chapt. 6
  8. a b Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 1 Chapt. 10
  9. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 3 Chap. 26 pg. 246
  10. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol 3 Chap. 32
  11. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 4 Chapt. XLIV
  12. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 6 Chap. 56
  13. Water Supply
  14. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 7 Chap. 59
  15. Town Hall#Opening Ceremony
  16. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 29 October 1887 Pg. 0006
  17. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 1 Chap. 12
  18. a b British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 14 November 1903 Pg. 0002
  19. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 27 July 1912 Pg. 0007
  20. Pike's 1923 Directory
  21. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 13 November 1926 Pg. 0005
  22. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 12 November 1927 Pg. 0003
  23. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 21 June 1930 Pg. 0012
  24. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 9 December 1933 Pg. 0005
  25. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 1 April 1939 Pg. 0013
  26. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 19 January 1946 Pg. 0001
  27. Princess Elizabeth Visit
  28. Hastings & St Leonards Observer Feb. 1952
  29. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 16 January 1954 Pg. 0006
  30. a b British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 24 May 1958 Pg. 0006