List of mayors of Bristol

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This is a chronological list of the Lord Mayors of Bristol.

The position of Lord Mayor of Bristol was conferred on the city in June 1899 (effective 15 November 1899) as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours and was confirmed by letters patent dated 1 April 1974.[1] Prior to November 1899 the position of Mayor of Bristol had existed since 1216.

The Lord Mayor is the Chairman of the City Council and has the casting vote. As Bristol's first citizen, he is the non-political, ceremonial head of the city. The Lord Mayor of Bristol is styled The Right Honourable, although without official sanction, rather than the more normal Right Worshipful enjoyed by most other Lord Mayors.[2]

Sir Abraham Elton, Mayor 1719–20

The names of all Mayors and Lord Mayors of Bristol since 1216 are cut into the stone walls of the Conference Hall of Bristol City Hall.

Mayors of Bristol: 1216–1899[edit]

Some notable Mayors of Bristol were:

Lord Mayors of Bristol: 1899–present[edit]

Source [3]
  • 1899: Sir Herbert Ashman (Leather Merchant - First Lord Mayor)
  • 1900: James Colthurst Godwin
  • 1901: Charles Edward Ley Gardner
  • 1902: Sir Robert Henry Symes
  • 1903: Sir Robert Henry Symes
  • 1904: Edward Burnett James
  • 1905: Alfred John Smith
  • 1906: Alfred John Smith
  • 1907: Sir Edward Burnet James
  • 1908: Edward Robinson
  • 1909: Christopher Albert Hayes
  • 1910: Christopher Albert Hayes
  • 1911: Sir Frank William Wills
  • 1912: Charles James Lowe
  • 1913: John Swaish
  • 1914: John Swaish
  • 1915: Barclay Josiah Baron
  • 1916: Barclay Josiah Baron
  • 1917: Frank Sheppard
  • 1918: Henry William Twiggs
  • 1919: James Thomas Francombe
  • 1920: George Bryant Britton (Shoe manufacturer)
  • 1921: Ernest Henry Cook
  • 1922: Alfred Dowling
  • 1923: Alfred Arthur Senington
  • 1924: Ernest Brookhouse Richards
  • 1925: Frank Moore
  • 1926: Edward Malachi Dyer
  • 1927: John Curle
  • 1928: William Henry Eyles
  • 1929: Walter Bryant
  • 1930: Frederick Francis Clothier
  • 1931: John Hampden Inskip
  • 1932: Thomas James Wise
  • 1933: Francis Crispin Luke
  • 1934: Herbert John Maggs
  • 1935: Charles Theodore Budgett
  • 1936: Albert Francis Moon
  • 1937: John James Milton
  • 1938: William Albert Winchester
  • 1939: Albert-Whitfield Stone Burgess
  • 1940: Thomas Henry Johnson Underdown
  • 1941: Ebenezer Thomas Cozens
  • 1942: Henry Arthur Wall
  • 1943: Frederick Charles Williams
  • 1944: William Frederick Cottrell
  • 1945: James Owen
  • 1946: Gilbert Sydney James
  • 1947: Charles Richard Gill
  • 1948: Charles Richard Gill
  • 1949: Percy Walter Cann
  • 1950: Frederick Arthur Parish
  • 1951: Robert Francis Lyne
  • 1952: Vincent James Ross
  • 1953: Kenneth Alfred Leader Brown
  • 1954: Gilbert George Adams
  • 1955: Harry Crook
  • 1956: George Alton Watson Allan
  • 1957: Percy Whitehead Raymond
  • 1958: Fitzroy George William Chamberlain
  • 1959: William George Cozens
  • 1960: Alexander Hugh Jenkins
  • 1961: Charles Herbert Smith
  • 1962: Leonard King Stevenson
  • 1963: Florence Mills Brown
  • 1964: Kenelm Antony Philip / Dalby
  • 1965: Thomas Henry Martin
  • 1966: Cyril Hebblethwaite
  • 1967: Revd. Frederick Charles / Vyvyan-Jones
  • 1968: Mercia Evelyn Castle
  • 1969: Herbert William Major Willcox
  • 1970: Geoffrey Palmer
  • 1971: Helen Bloom
  • 1972: Edwin Roberts (died in office 27 March 1973) / Alderman Mrs Helen Bloom (acting Lord Mayor until 15 May 1973)
  • 1973: Walter William Jenkins
  • 1974: Albert George Peglar
  • 1975: Hubert James Williams
  • 1976: Jack Desmond Fisk
  • 1977: Edward James Wright
  • 1978: Charles Edwin Merritt
  • 1979: Thomas John Clarke
  • 1980: Victor William Pople
  • 1981: William Ernest Blackmore
  • 1982: George Edward Maggs
  • 1983: Frederick John Apperley
  • 1984: Claude Draper
  • 1985: Jack Maurice Bosdet
  • 1986: Mrs Joan Jones
  • 1987: Christopher Dominic Marmaduke Bellairs Alderson
  • 1988: Derek Baisley Tedder
  • 1989: Mrs Kathleen Minnie Mountstephen
  • 1990: James Alexander Williams
  • 1991: Peter John Abraham
  • 1992: John Channon
  • 1993: John Channon
  • 1994: Mrs Claire Margaret Warren
  • 1995: Mrs Joan Barbara McLaren
  • 1996: Mrs Joan Barbara McLaren
  • 1997: Jack Fisk
  • 1998: Graham Roy Robertson
  • 1999: Graham Roy Robertson
  • 2000: Graham Roy Robertson
  • 2001: Brenda Patricia Hugill
  • 2002: William Leslie Martin
  • 2003: William Leslie Martin
  • 2004: Simon Timothy Cook (Actor)
  • 2005: Peter John Abraham
  • 2006: Peter John Abraham
  • 2007: Royston Alan Griffey
  • 2008: Christopher Davies
  • 2009: Christopher Davies
  • 2010: Colin Smith
  • 2011: Geoffrey Richard Gollop
  • 2012: Peter Main [4]
  • 2013: Faruk Choudhury [5]
  • 2014: Alastair Watson [6]
  • 2015: Clare Campion-Smith [7]
  • 2016: Jeff Lovell [8]
  • 2017: Lesley Alexander [9]

Archives[edit]

Papers, photographs and newscuttings relating to Percy Cann are held at Bristol Archives (Ref. 33292) (online catalogue).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthday Honours", The Times, 3 June 1899, pg. 11
  2. ^ The Title of Lord Mayor – Use of the Prefix "Right Honourable", The Times, 7 July 1932, p.16
  3. ^ "List of Mayors since 1216" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bristol's first openly gay Lord Mayor inspired by late partner". Bristol Post. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lord Mayor of Bristol". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lord Mayor of Bristol". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lord Mayor of Bristol". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Lord Mayor of Bristol". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Lord Mayor of Bristol". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 4 June 2017.