Lord Mayor of York

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Lord Mayor of York
York City Council.png
Incumbent
Keith Orrell

since 24 May 2018
StyleThe Right Honourable ex officio
ResidenceMansion House
AppointerCity of York Council
Term lengthOne year
Inaugural holderHugh de Selby as Mayor
William de Selby as Lord Mayor
Formation1217 as Mayor
1389 as Lord Mayor
Websiteyork.gov.uk

The Lord Mayor of York is the chairman of City of York Council, first citizen and civic head of York. The appointment is made by the council each year in May, at the same time appointing a sheriff, the city's other civic head. York's lord mayor is second only to the Lord Mayor of London in precedence.[1] The office of mayor dates back to at least 1217 and was upgraded by Richard II to that of Lord Mayor in 1389.[2]

The Mansion House, York, is the Lord Mayor's home during his or her term of office.[1]

The use of the prefix "right honourable" appears to have been used since the creation of the lord mayoralty. It was confirmed by letters patent dated 1 April 1974, when York became a non-metropolitan district[3] and reconfirmed by letters patent dated 1 April 1996, when it became a unitary authority.[4]

Wall plaque in Holy Trinity Church commemorating past lord mayors Thomas Mosley 1687, Robert Fairfax 1715, James Rowe 1749 & 1768 and Richard Garland 1767

In 1212 King John granted York the right to collect its own taxes, hold courts and conduct its own affairs and thereby the right to elect a mayor. These rights were temporarily forfeited in 1280–1282 for altering a royal charter, in 1292–1297 for failing to pay taxes and in 1405–1406 for supporting Archbishop Richard Scrope. In 1389 King Richard II elevated the mayor to the status of lord mayor and supposedly gave his sword to be carried point upwards before him.

List of Mayors of York[edit]

Source: "Eboracum"[5]

Before 1300[edit]

Year Name Notes
1217 Hugh de Selby
c.1219 Thomas Palmer [6]
1222 Adam Flur
c.1224 H. de Ebor
c.1225 Hendy de Seizevaux [6] or de Sexdecim Vallibus
1226 Hugh de Selby
1229–1230 Hugh de Selby [6]
1235–1236 Hugh de Selby
c.1246 Nicholas Orgar
c.1248 ‘Domino J.’ (John de Selby?)
1249 Nicholas Orgar [6]
1250 ‘Domino J.’ (John de Selby?)
1251–1253 John de Selby [6]
1255–1256 Gacio de Calvo Monte [6] or Chaumont
1258 Mark de Northfolke
1259–1260 Adam le Cerf [6]
1260 Adam le Cerf [6]
1264 John de Selby
1266 John de Selby
1267 -
1268 John de Selby
1271 Walter de Stokes [7] or Adam le Cerf [8]
1273 John le Specer Snr [6]
1274 John le Specer
1274–1277 Robert de Bromholme [9]
1278 Walter de Stokes (24 June) & Sir Gilbert de Luda
1279 Richard de Romundby
1280 John Sampson
1281 City governed by the King's men
1282 Sir Gilbert de Luda & John Sampson
1283 John Sampson [9]
1284 Sir Gilbert de Luda [9]
1285 John Sampson [9]
1286–1289 Nicholas de Selby [9] MP for York, 1294
1290 Roger Basy [9] MP for York, 1294
1293–1294 City governed by the King's men [9]
1295 Robert de Bromholme
1296 City governed by the King's men [9]
1297 Nicholas De Langton Snr [9]
1298 James le Flemyng [9]
1299 John Sampson [9]

14th century[edit]

Year Name Notes
1300 John Sampson [9]
1301–1304 John le Specer Jnr [9]
1305 Andrew de Bolingbroke [9] MP for York, 1299
1306 Nicholas de Langton Snr [9]
1307–1308 John de Askham [9]
1309 Robert le Meke [9]
1310 Andrew de Bolingbrok [9]
1311–1316 Nicholas le Flemyng [9] son of James le Flemyng, killed at the Battle of Myton
1317 Robert le Meke [9]
1318 Thomas de Redness [9]
1319 Nicholas le Flemyng [9]
1320–1321 Robert le Meke [9]
1322–1333 Nicholas de Langton [9] son of Nicholas de Langton Snr
1334–1337 Henry de Belton [10]
1338 Nicholas de Langton [11]
1339 Henry de Belton [11]
1340-1342 Nicholas de Langton [11]
1343 Nicholas Foukes [11]
1344–1346 John de Shirburn [11]
1347 Henry le Goldbeter [11]
1348–1352 Henry de Scoreby [11]
1353–1361 John de Langton [11]
1364 John de Acastre [11]
1365 Richard de Wateby [11]
1366 Roger de Hovingham [11]
1367 William Graa [11]
1368 Robert de Howme [11]
1369 William Savage [11]
1370 Roger de Selby [11]
1371–1372 John de Gisburn [11]
1373 Roger de Moreton Jnr [11]
1374 Thomas de Howme [11]
1375 Thomas Graa MP for York, 1377–1397
1376 Ralphe de Hornby
1377 John de Sancton [11]
1378 John de Barden [11]
1379 John de Acastre [11]
1380 John de Gisburn [11] Forcibly deposed
1381–1383 Simon de Quixley [11]
1384 Robert Savage MP for York, 1383,1386
1385 William de Selby MP for York, 1383–1397
1386 John de Howden MP for York, 1384–1391
1387 John de Selby
1388 William de Selby [11] MP for York, 1383–1397

List of Lord Mayors of York[edit]

Year Name Notes
1389 William de Selby [11] First to use ceremonial sword.[11]
1390–1391 Thomas Smyth [12]
1392–1393 Robert Savage [13] 1393 first to use ceremonial mace. [13] MP for York, 1383, 1386
1394 Thomas de Stayveley [13]
1395 William de Helmsley [13] MP for York, 1393
1396 Thomas de Stayveley [13]
1397 Sir William Frost [13] MP for York, 1399
1398 Thomas Graa [13] MP for York, 1377–1397
1399 Robert de Talkan [13] MP for York, 1402,1407

15th century[edit]

Year Name Notes
1400–1404 Sir Willam Frost [13] MP for York, 1399
1405 Adam del Bank [13]
1406 Sir William Frost [13] MP for York, 1399
1407–1409 Henry Wyman [13]
1410 John de Bolton [13] MP for York, 1399,1407
1411 John de Craven [13]
1412 Robert Howme [13] Merchant.
1413 Nicholas Blackburn Snr [13] Mercer.
1414 Thomas de Sancton [13] MP for York, 1413,1417
1415 William de Alne [13] Merchant.
1416 John de Northeby [13] Merchant.
1417 William Bowes Snr [13] Merchant, and MP for York, 1413,1417
1418 John de Moreton [13] MP for York, 1415, 1421
1419 John de Bedale [13]
1420 Thomas del Gare [13] MP for York, 1419,1421
1421 Richard Russell[13] Merchant, and MP for York, 1415,1422,1425
1422 Henry Preston [13] MP for York, 1420
1423 Thomas Esingwald [13] Merchant.
1424 Thomas Bracebridge [13] Merchant.
1425 William Ormeshede [13] Merchant, and MP for York, 1421,1426,1431
1426 Peter Buckey [13]
1427 John Alstonmore [13] Merchant.
1428 William Bowes Snr [13] MP for York, 1413,1417
1429 Nicholas Blackburn Jnr [13]
1430 Richard Russell [13] MP for York, 1415,1422,1425
1431 John Bolton [13] Merchant.
1432 Thomas Snawden [13] Pewterer.
1433 William Ormeshede [13] MP for York, 1421,1426,1431
1434 Thomas del Gare Jnr [13]
1435 Thomas Kirkham [13]
1436 Richard Wartre [13] Merchant.
1437 William Bedale [13] Merchant.
1438 William Useflete [13] Merchant.
1439 Thomas Ridelay [13]
1440 William Girlington [13] Draper.
1441 Thomas Kirke [13] Mercer.
1442 John Thriske [13] Merchant, mayor of the staple.
1443 William Bowes [13] Merchant.
1444 Richard Buckden [13] Merchant.
1445 Thomas Crathorne [13]
1446 William Stockton [13]
1447 John Crosyer [13]
1448 John Carre [13]
1449 William Holbeek [13] Merchant of the staple.
1450 Thomas Barton [13] Grocer.
1451 Richard Wartre [14] First year of the reign of Henry VI.[14]
1452 Thomas Danby [14] Merchant.
1453 John Catryk [14]
1454 Thomas Neleson [14] Merchant.
1455 Richard Lematon [14]
1456 John Carre [14]
1457 Robert Collinson [14] Merchant.
1458 William Holbeck [14]
1459 Nicholas Holgate [14]
1460 Thomas Beverley [14] Merchant of the Staple
1461 William Stockton [14] First year of the reign of Edward IV.
1462 John Thrisk [14]
1463 Thomas Scawsby [14]
1464 John Gilliot [14] Knight of the Bath.
1465 Thomas Neleson [14]
1466 John Kent [14] Merchant.
1467 John Marshall [14] Merchant.
1468 William Snawsnell [14] Goldsmith
1469 Sir Richard Yorke [14] Merchant of the Staple.
1470 William Holbeck [14]
1471 Thomas Beverley [14]
1472 William Holbeck [14]
1473 Christopher Marshall [14]
1474 Sir John Gilliot [14]
1475 William Lame [14]
1476 Thomas Wrangwish [14]
1477 John Tong [14]
1478 John Ferriby [14] Merchant.
1479 William Welles [14]
1480 John Marshall [14]
1481 Robert Amyas [14]
1482 Richard Yorke [14] Mayor of the Staple
1483 John Newton Dyer. First year of the reign of Richard III
1484 Thomas Wrangwith [14] Merchant.
1485 Nicholas Lancaster [14] LL. D. First year of the reign of Henry VII
1486 William Chimney [14] Draper.
1487 Sir William Todd [14] Merchant.
1488 Robert Hancock [14] Grocer.
1489 John Harper [14] Merchant.
1490 Sir John Gilliot [14] Merchant.
1491 John Ferriby
died and replaced by William White [14]
1492 Thomas Scotton [14] Merchant.
1493 Nicholas Lancaster [14] Merchant.
1494 Michael White [14] dyer
1495 George Kirke [14] Merchant.
1496 Robert Johnson [14] Grocer.
1497 Thomas Gray [14] Goldsmith.
1498 John Metcalfe [14] Merchant.
1499 John Elwald [14] Merchant.

16th century[edit]

Year Name Notes
1500 William Nelson [14] Merchant, and MP for York, 1504,1510,1512,1515
1501 John Stockdale [14] Merchant.
1502 Richard Thornton [14] Grocer.
1503 Sir John Gilliot [14] Merchant.
1504 Thomas Jameson [14] Merchant.
1505 William White[citation needed]
died and replaced by Michael White [14]
1506 Allan Stavely [14] Merchant.
1507 John Birkhead [14] Merchant.
1508 Sir John Petty
died and replaced by[14] John Dodgson
1509 George Essex [15] Apothecary. First year or the reign of Henry VIII.
1510 John Shawe [15] Merchant.
1511 Bertram Dawson [15] Merchant.
1512 George Kirke [15]
1513 William Wilson [15] Goldsmith.
1514 John Thornton [15] Merchant.
1515 Thomas Drawsword [15] MP for York, 1512
1516 John Hall [15] Tanner.
1517 John Dodgson [15]
1518 William Wright [15] MP for York, 1515
1519 Alan Staveley [15]
1520 Thomas Parker [15]
1521 Thomas Bankhouse
died and replaced by Simon Vicars [15]
1522 Paul Gillour
died and replaced by Thomas Burton [15]
Gillour was a merchant. Burton was MP for York, 1523
1523 Thomas Drawsword [15] MP for York, 1512
1524 John Norman [15] MP for York, 1523
1525 William Barker [15]
1526 Peter Jackson [15] MP for York, 1529
1527 Robert Wilde [15] Merchant.
1528 Thomas Mason [15]
1529 Robert Whitfield [15]
1530 Sir George Lawson [15] MP for York, 1529, 1536
1531 Henry Dawson [15]
1532 William Barker [15]
1533 John Hodgson [15] MP for York, 1539, 1542
1534 George Gale [15] Goldsmith and MP for York, 1529, 1536, 1542
1535 William Wright [15] MP for York, 1515
1536 William Harrington [15] Merchant. Great-grandfather of Guy Fawkes
1537 Ralph Pulleyn [15] Goldsmith.
1538 John Shawe
died and replaced by John North [15]
North was MP for York, 1545,1553
1539 Robert Elward [15] Merchant.
1540 William Dodgson [15] Merchant.
1541 Robert Hall [15] Merchant and MP for York, 1545, 1553
1542 John Shadlock [15]
1543 Robert Heckleton [15] Fishmonger.
1544 Peter Robinson [15] Merchant.
1545 John Bean [15] MP for York, 1554
1546 William Holme [15] MP for York, 1547, 1553
1547 William Watson [15] Merchant. MP for York, 1553, 1559, 1563. First year or the reign of Edward VI
1548 Robert Peacock [15] Merchant, and MP for York, 1558
1549 George Gale [15] Goldsmith, and MP for York, 1529, 1536, 1542
1550 John Lewis [15] Draper.
1551 Thomas Appleyard [15]
1552 Richard White [15] Draper, and MP for York, 1554
1553 William Coupland [15] MP for York, 1554. First Year of the reign of Mary I
1554 John North [15] MP for York, 1545,1553
1555 William Beckwith [15] Merchant.
1556 Richard Goldthorpe [15] MP for York, 1559
1557 Robert Hall [15] Merchant. MP for York, 1545, 1553
1558 Ralph Hall [15] Merchant, and MP for York, 1553, 1571. First year of the reign of Elizabeth I
1559 Thomas Standevyn [15]
1560 James Harrington [15]
1561 Percival Crawforth [15]
1562 Thomas Lawson [15]
1563 Thomas Appleyard [15]
1564 James Simson [15]
1565 John Bean [15] MP for York, 1554
1566 William Watson [15] Merchant. MP for York, 1553, 1559, 1563
1567 Robert Peacock [16] Merchant, and MP for York, 1558
1568 William Coupland [16] MP for York, 1554
1569 William Beckwith [16]
1570 Richard Calame [16] Draper.
1571 Gregory Peacock [16] Merchant, and MP for York, 1572
1572 William Alleyn [16] Mercer.
1573 Christopher Herbert [16] Merchant.
1574 Robert Maskewe [16] Merchant.
1575 Thomas Harrison [16] Innholder.[17]
1576 Edmund Richardson
died and replaced by Ralph Hall [16]
Richardson was a Pewterer. Hall was MP for York, 1553, 1571
1577 John Dyneley [16] Draper.
1578 Hugh Graves [16] Merchant, and MP for York, 1571,1572
1579 Robert Cripling [16]
1580 Robert Askwith [16] Draper, and MP for York, 1572, 1589
1581 William Robinson [16] Merchant, and MP for York, 1584, 1589
1582 Robert Brooke [16] Merchant, and MP for York, 1584, 1586
1583 Christopher Maltby [16] Draper.
1584 Thomas Appleyard [16]
1585 Andrew Trene [16] Merchant, and MP for York, 1593
1586 Henry Maye [16] Innholder.
1587 Ralph Richardson [16] Merchant.
1588 James Birkbie [16] Council attorney.
1589 Thomas Jackson [16] Council attorney.
1590 Thomas Mosley [16] Merchant, and MP for York, 1597
1591 Robert Watter [16] Haberdasher.
1592 Thomas Harrison [16]
1593 Robert Askwith [16] MP for York, 1572, 1589
1594 William Robinson [16] MP for York, 1584, 1589
1595 Robert Brooke [16] MP for York, 1584, 1586
1596 James Birkbie [16]
1597 Christopher Beckwith [16]
1598 Edward Fawcett [16]
1599 Christopher Concett [16] Apothecary.

17th century[edit]

Stephen Watson was Lord Mayor of York twice, in 1646 and 1656.
Year Name Notes
1600-1601 Henry Hall [16] Merchant, and MP for York, 1601
1601-1602 Robert Peacock [16]
1602-1603 Thomas Mosley [16] MP for York, 1597.
1603-1604 Sir Robert Walter [16] Haberdasher. First year of the reign of James I
1604-1605 Thomas Herbert [16] Merchant.
1605-1606 William Greenbury [16] Draper.
1606-1607 Robert Askwith [16] Draper, and MP for York, 1604, 1614, 1621
1607-1608 Robert Harrison [16] Merchant.
1608-1609 Robert Myers [16] Mercer.
1609-1610 Christopher Concett [16] Apothecary.
1610-1611 Henry Hall [16] Merchant, and MP for York, 1601
1611-1612 Willam Brearey [16] Merchant.
1612-1613 John Harrison [16] Merchant.
1613-1614 Thomas Marshall [16] Mercer.
1614-1615 Leonard Besson [16] Saddler.
1615-1616 Elias Micklethwaite [16] Merchant.
1616-1617 William Greenbury [16] Draper
1617-1618 Sir Robert Askwith [16] Draper, and MP for York, 1604, 1614, 1621
1618-1619 Thomas Agar [16] Tanner.
1619-1620 William Morrison [16] Merchant.
1620-1621 William Watter [16] Saddler.
1621-1622 Christopher Dickenson [16] Merchant.
1622-1623 William Brearey [16]
1623-1624 Robert Myers [16]
1624-1625 Matthew Topham [16] Merchant
1625-1626 Thomas Lawne [16] First year of the reign of Charles I
1626-1627 Leonard Besson [16] Saddler
1627-1628 Elias Micklethwaite [16]
1628-1629 Robert Belt [16] Merchant.
1629-1630 Christopher Croft [16] Mercer.
1630-1631 Edmund Cowper [18] Merchant.
1631-1632 Robert Hemsworth [18] Draper.
1632-1633 Thomas Hoyle [18] Merchant. MP for York, 1628–29 and 1640–50. Committed suicide, 1650.
1633-1634 Sir William Allenson [18] Draper, and MP for York, 1654
1634-1635 James Hutchenson [18] Merchant.
1635-1636 Thomas Hodgson [18] Mercer.
1636-1637 Henry Thompson [18] Merchant.
1637-1638 John Vaux [18] Prothonotary.
1638-1639 William Scott [18] Merchant.
1639-1640 Sir Roger Jacques [18] Merchant, and MP for York, 1640
1640-1641 Sir Robert Belt [18] Merchant
1641-1642 Sir Christopher Croft [18] Mercer
1642–1644 Sir Edmund Cooper [18] Merchant. Start of the English Civil War. York was initially held by the Royalists (Cavaliers).[19][20]
1644-1645 Sir Edmund Cooper displaced
and replaced by
Thomas Hoyle [18]
Hoyle was MP for York, 1654. Parliamentarians (Roundheads) take control from now to the restoration
under Lord Mayors sympathetic to (or willing to accommodate), the Parliamentary cause.[21][20]
1645-1646 John Geldart [18] Merchant, and MP for York, 1656
1646-1647 Stephen Watson [18] Grocer.
1647-1648 Thomas Dickenson [18] Merchant, and MP for York, 1654, 1656, 1659
1648-1649 Robert Horner[18] Merchant
1649-1650 Leonard Thompson [18] Merchant
1650-1651 William Tayler [18] Merchant
1651-1652 James Brooke Merchant
1652-1653 William Metcalfe Draper
1653-1654 Henry Thompson Merchant
1654-1655 John Geldart Merchant, and MP for York, 1656
1655-1656 Sir William Allenson Draper, and MP for York, 1640
1656-1957 Stephen Watson
1657-1658 Sir Thomas Dickenson [18] Merchant, and MP for York, 1654, 1656, 1659
1658-1659 Robert Horner Merchant
1659-1660 Leonard Thompson Merchant
1660-1661 Christopher Topham Merchant, and MP for York, 1659
1661-1662 James Brooke By the Kings mandate.
1662-1663 George Lamplugh Merchant
1663-1664 Henry Thompson Merchant
1664-1665 Edward Elwicke Apothecary
1665-1666 Richard Hewitt Merchant
1666-1667 George Mancklins Skinner
1667-1668 Cressye Burnett Merchant
1668-1669 Henry Tireman Draper
1669-1670 Christopher Brearey Merchant
1670-1671 Thomas Bawtry Merchant
1671-1672 William Richardson Draper
1672-1673 Sir Henry Thompson Wine merchant, and MP for York, 1673
1673-1674 Thomas Williamson Merchant
1674-1675 Richard Metcalfe Merchant
1675-1676 William Ramsden Merchant
1676-1677 Yorke Horner Merchant
1677-1678 Francis Elcock Grocer
1678-1679 Philip Herbert Merchant
1679-1680 Richard Shaw Butcher
1680-1681 John Constable Grocer
1681-1682 Thomas Carter Merchant
1682-1683 John Wood
1683-1684 Edward Thompson MP for York, 1689, 1695, 1701
1684-1685 Robert Waller Attorney
1685-1686 John Thompson Goldsmith
1686-1687 Leonard Wilberfoss
1687-1688 Thomas Mosley Apothecary
1688-1689 Thomas Rayne displaced
and replaced by Robert Waller
Both attorneys
1689-1690 John Foster Haberdasher
1690-1691 Samuel Dawson Merchant
1691-1692 George Stockton Silk Weaver
1692-1693 Joshua Earnshaw Merchant
1693-1994 Andrew Perrott Merchant
1694-1695 Robert Davy Hosier
1695-1696 Sir Gilbert Metcalfe Merchant
1696-1696 John Constable Grocer
1697-1698 Mark Gill Goldsmith
1698-1699 Roger Shackleton
1699-1700 Henry Thompson MP for York, 1690

18th century[edit]

Year Name Notes
1700-1701 Sir William Robinson MP for Northallerton,1689 and for York,1698
1701-1702 Tobias Jenkins [22] MP for York, 1695,1701,1715
1702-1703 John Peckitt [22] Merchant
1703-1704 Thomas Dawson [22] Merchant
1704-1705 Elias Pawson [22] Merchant
1705-1706 Charles Redman [22] Toyman
1706-1707 Emanuel Justice [22] Merchant
1707-1708 Robert Benson [22] MP for York, 1705
1708-1709 Richard Thompson [22] Merchant
1709-1710 William Pickering [22]
1710-1711 Charles Perrott [22] Merchant
1711-1712 Thomas Pickering [22] Attorney
1712-1713 William Cornwell [22] Brewer
1713-1714 Christopher Hutton [22] Glover
1715-1716 Robert Fairfax [22] MP for York, 1713
1716-1717 Richard Towne [22] Mercer
1717-1718 Henry Baines [22] Toyman
1718-1719 Tancred Robinson [22] Rear-admiral
1719-1720 John Read [22] Toyman
1720-1721 Tobias Jenkins [22] MP for York, 1695,1701,1715
1721-1722 Richard Thompson [22] Merchant
1722-1723 Charles Redman [22] Toyman
1723-1724 Charles Perrott [22] Merchant
1724-1725 Thomas Agar [22] Woollen-draper
1725-1726 William Cornwell [22] Brewer
1726-1727 Samuel Clarke [22] Haberdasher
1727-1728 Richard Baine [22] Grocer
1728-1729 Peter Whitton [22] Grocer
1729-1730 William Dobson [22] Apothecary
1730-1731 John Stainforth [22] Receiver of Land Tax
1731-1732 Jonas Thompson [22] Attorney
1732-1733 Henry Baines [22] Toyman
1733-1734 James Dodsworth [22] Apothecary & Grocer
1734-1735 William Whytehead [22] Attorney at Law
1735-1736 James Barnard [22] Mercer
1736-1737 Samuel Clark [22] Haberdasher
1737-1738 Sir John Lister Kaye [22] MP for York, 1734
1738-1739 George Benson died
and replaced by
Sir Tancred Robinson, Bt [22]
Robinson was a Rear-admiral
1739-1740 George Escricke [22] Hatter
1740-1741 George Skelton [22] Merchant
1741-1742 Richard Lawson [22] Wine Merchant
1742-1743 John Mayer[22] Attorney
1743-1744 William Stephenson[22] Merchant
1744-1745 Thomas Agar[22] Merchant
1745-1746 John Raper[22] Merchant
1746-1757 John Read[22] Toyman
1747-1748 George Escricke[22] Hatter
1748-1749 Francis Jefferson[22] Merchant
1749-1750 James Rowe[22] Druggist
1750-1751 Matthew Lister[22] Timber-merchant
1751-1752 George Skelton[22] Merchant
1752-1753 James Barnard[22] Mercer
1753-1754 William Coates [22] Glover
1754-1755 Richard Lawson [22] Wine Merchant
1755-1756 Thomas Matthews [22] Brewer
1756-1757 Richard Farrer [22] Upholsterer
1757-1758 George Fox Lane [22] MP for York, 1742–1761
1758-1759 John Allanson [22] Merchant
1759-1760 Godfrey Wentworth [22] MP for York, 1741
1760-1761 Francis Stephenson [22] Merchant
1761-1762 Thomas Bowes [22] Apothecary
1762-1763 John Mayer [22] Attorney
1763-1764 Anby Taylor [22] Apothecary
1764-1765 Francis Bacon [22] Apothecary
1765-1766 Henry Raper [22] Merchant
1766-1767 John Wakefield [22] Merchant
1767-1768 Richard Garland [22] Factor
1768-1769 James Rowe [22] Druggist
1769-1770 Richard Farrer [22] Upholsterer
1770-1771 John Carr [22] Architect
1771-1772 Edward Wallis [22] Apothecary
1772-1773 Charles Turner [22] MP for York, 1768–1783
1773-1774 Henry Jubb [22] Apothecary
1774-1775 Hugh Robinson [22] Merchant
1775-1775 John Allanson [22] Merchant
1776-1777 Francis Stephenson[22] Merchant
1777-1778 Thomas Bowes died
and replaced by
Francis Bacon [22]
Both were apothecaries
1778-1779 Thomas Barstow [22] Esquire
1779-1780 Edward Stabler [22] Merchant
1780-1781 Thomas Cordley [22] Wine-merchant
1781-1782 Henry Myers [22] Merchant
1782-1783 Henry Raper [22] Merchant
1783-1784 William Siddall [22] Woollen-draper
1784-1785 Thomas Kilby [22] Brewer
1785-1785 James Woodhouse died
and replaced by
John Carr [22]
Carr was an architect
1786-1787 Thomas Smith [22] Merchant
1787-1788 Sir William Milner [22] MP for York, 1790
1788-1789 William Bluitt [22] Esquire
1789-1790 Thomas Hartley [22] Brewer
1790-1791 Joshua Oldfield [22] Wine-merchant
1791-1792 Thomas Wilson [22] Bookseller
1792-1793 Ralph Dodsworth [22] Merchant
1793-1794 William Siddall died
and replaced by
Thomas Smith [22]
Siddall was a woollen-merchant
Smith was a merchant.
1794-1795 John Hay [22] Woollen-draper
1795-1796 Richard Metcalfe [22] Merchant-tailor
1796-1797 Theophilus de Garencières [22] Apothecary
1797-1798 Richard Hobson [22] Woollen-draper
1798-1799 Sir William Milner [22] MP for York, 1790
1799-1800 William Ellis [22] Merchant

19th century[edit]

Year Name Notes
1800-1801 James Robson [22] Linen-draper
1801-1802 John Wilkinson [23] Druggist
1802-1803 William Hotham [23] Barrister-at-Law
1803-1804 Thomas Hartley [23] Esquire
1804-1805 John Kilby [23] Brewer
1805-1806 Robert Stockton [23] Druggist
1806-1807 Thomas Wilson [23] Bookseller
1807-1808 William Ellis [23] Merchant
1808-1809 Robert Rhodes [23] Merchant tailor
1809-1810 Samuel Wormald [23] Tanner
1810-1811 George Peacock [23] Esquire
1811-1812 Hon. Lawrence Dundas [23] MP for Richmond,1790,1808
MP for York, 1802,1811
1812-1813 Isaac Spencer [23] Druggist
1813-1814 Thomas Smith [23] Merchant
1814-1815 William Dunsley [23] Brewer
1815-1816 William Hutchenson Hearon [23] Tea Dealer
1816-1817 John Dales [23] Druggist
1817-1818 Robert Chaloner [23] FRS, MP for Richmond, 1810 and MP for York, 1820
1818-1819 James Saunders [23]
1819-1820 William Hotham [23]
1820-1821 George Peacock [23]
1821-1822 Rt. Hon. Lord Dundas [23] MP for Richmond,1790,1808
MP for York, 1802,1811
1822-1823 Isaac Spencer [23]
1823-1824 Thomas Smith [23]
1824-1825 William Dunsley [23]
1825-1826 William Oldfield [23]
1826-1827 William Cooper[23]
1827-1828 William Hutchenson Hearon[23] Tea Dealer
1828-1829 George Champney[23]
1829-1830 John Dales[23]
1830-1831 Hon. Edward Robert Petre[23]
1831-1832 Rt. Hon. Lord Dundas[23] MP for Richmond,1790,1808
MP for York, 1802,1811
1832-1833 William Oldfield[23]
1833-1834 James Barber[23]
1834-1835 William Cooper[23]
1835-1836 Thomas Wood Wilson[23]
1836-1836 Sir Sir John Simpson[23] Corn merchant
1836-1837 James Meek Snr[23] Glassmaker and banker
1837–1839 George Hudson[23] "The Railway King" and MP for Sunderland, 1845–1859
1839-1840 William Stephenson Clark[23] Medical doctor
1840-1841 Robert Cattle[23]
1841-1842 William Matterson[23] Surgeon
1842-1844 Joseph Buckle[23]
1844-1845 William Gray[23] Solicitor
1845-1846 William Richardson[23] Solicitor
1846-1847 George Hudson[23] "The Railway King" and MP for Sunderland, 1845-1859
1847-1848 James Richardson[23]
1848-1849 Edward Richard Anderson[23]
1849-1850 George Hicks Seymour[23] Solicitor
1850-1851 James Meek Snr[23] Glassmaker and banker
1851-1852 Henry Cooper[23] Wine merchant
1852-1853 Richard Evers[23] Tailor
1853-1854 George Leeman[23] Solicitor, railway entrepreneur, and MP for York, 1865,1871
1854-1855 George Wilson[23]
1855-1856 James Meek Jnr[23] Banker
1856-1857 Edward Richard Anderson[23] Solicitor
1857-1858 John Wood[23] Solicitor and Yorkshire Coroner.
1858-1859 William Dalla Husband[23] Surgeon, FRCS
1859-1860 Richard Evers[23] Tailor
1860-1861 George Leeman[23] Solicitor, railway entrepreneur, and MP for York, 1865,1871
1861–1863 William Fox Clark[23] Solicitor
1863-1864 Richard Welch Hollon[23] Druggist
1864-1865 Edwin Wade[23] Dental surgeon
1865–1867 James Meek Jnr[23] Banker
1867-1868 Ralph Weatherley[23] Owner of building company.
1868-1869 Alfred Ely Hargrove[23]
1869-1870 John Colburn[23] Silversmith and jeweller
1870-1871 George Leeman[23] Solicitor, railway entrepreneur, and MP for York, 1865,1871
1871-1872 William Walker[23] Solicitor
1872-1873 Henry Steward[23]
1873-1874 John March[23] Brewer
1874-1875 Joseph Terry[23] Chocolate maker.
1875-1876 Edward Rooke[23] Wine and spirit merchant
1876-1877 James Melrose[23] Land agent and brewer
1877-1878 William Varey[23] Bacon factor
1878-1879 George Brown[23] Solicitor
1879-1880 Thomas Samuel Watkinson died
and replaced by
William Wilkinson Wilberforce[23]
Watkinson owned iron- and steelworks.
Wilberforce was a company director
1880-1881 John Stephenson Rowntree[23] Chocolate maker.
1881-1882 Joseph Agar[23] Tannery owner
1882-1883 Thomas Varey[23] Bacon Factor. Son of Wm. Varey (Mayor,1877)
1883-1884 William Benson Richardson[23]
1884-1885 John Close[23] Businessman
1885–1887 Joseph Terry[23] Chocolate maker.
1887-1888 Joseph Sykes Rymer[23] Company director
1888–1890 Joseph Agar[23] Tannery owner
1890-1891 Philip Matthews died
and replaced by
Sir Joseph Terry[23]
Matthews was an Innkeeper. Died of Typhoid.
Terry was chocolate maker.
1891–1893 John Close[23] Businessman
1893-1894 Thomas Clayton[23]
1894-1895 William McKay[23]
1895-1897 Christopher Annakin-Milward[23] Hatter, hosier and shirtmaker. Knighted 1897
1897-1898 Edwin Gray[23] Son of Wm Gray (Mayor, 1844). Solicitor
1898-1899 Samuel Border[23] Grocer
1899-1900 Joseph Sykes Rymer[23] Company director

20th century[edit]

Year Name Notes
1900-1901 Edward William Purnell [24] Tobacconist
1901-1902 Lancelot Foster [24] Agricultural merchant and Company Director
1902-1903 Edwin Gray [24] Solicitor
1903–1906 Robert Horton Vernon Wragge [24] Tour operator
1906-1907 William Bentley Bentley was a bookseller. He died in office and replaced by Samuel Border.
1907-1907 Samuel Border [24] Border was a grocer.
1907-1908 Sir Joseph Sykes Rymer [24] Coal, lime and sand merchant
1908–1910 James Birch [24] Plumber and Glazier
1910-1911 Thomas Carter [24] Butcher
1911-1912 Norman Green [24]
1912-1913 Sir Joseph Sykes Rymer [24] Coal, lime and sand merchant
1913-1914 Henry Rhodes Brown [24]
1914-1915 John Bowes Morrell [24] Company director, publisher and writer
1915–1918 William Alexander Forster Todd [24]
1918-1919 Sir William Alexander Forster Todd [24]
1919–1921 Edward Walker [24]
1921-1922 William Henry Birch [24] Builder
1922-1923 James Brown Inglis [24] Jeweller and silversmith
1923-1924 William Dobbie [24] Railwayman and MP for Rotherham, 1933
1924-1925 Sir Robert Newbald Kay [24] Solicitor and MP for Elland, 1903
1925-1926 William Wright [24]
1926-1927 Oscar Frederick Rowntree [24]
1927-1928 Arthur Richmond Fox [24]
1928-1929 Edwin John Leetham Rymer [24] Coal merchant. Son of Sir Joseph Sykes Rymer, Mayor 1907,1912
1929-1930 Charles William Shipley [24] Railwayman
1930-1931 Sir William Alexander Forster-Todd [24]
1931-1932 Robert Horton Vernon Wragge [24] Tour operator
1932-1933 Henry Rhodes Brown [24]
1933–1935 Herbert Edward Harrowell [24] Solicitor
1935-1936 William Henry Shaw [24] Railwayman
1936-1937 Thomas Morris [24] Builder
1937-1938 Charles Thornburn Hutchinson [24] Grocer
1938-1939 William Cooper [24]
1939-1940 Robert James Pulleyn [24] Builder
1940-1941 William Horsman [24] Overseer at Rowntrees
1941-1942 Edna Annie Crichton [24][25][26] First woman to be Lord Mayor
1942-1943 Edward Lacy [24] Painter and Decorator
1943-1944 William Thompson [24]
1944-1945 Harold de Bourg Chapman de Bourg [24] Estate agent and Surveyor
1945–1847 Fred Gaines [24]
1947-1948 William Dobbie [24] Railwayman and MP for Rotherham, 1933
1949-1950 John Bowes Morrell [24] Company Director, publisher and writer
1950-1951 Ernest Harwood [24]
1951-1952 John Harold Kaye [24]
1952-1953 Cecil Walter Wright [24]
1953-1954 Charles Oliver [24] Chairman, Furniture Company
1954-1955 Frank Wright[24]
1955-1956 Fred Brown [24]
1956-1957 Vincent Albert Bosworth [24]
1957-1958 Eric Lawson Keld [24]
1958-1959 Albert Leslie Philipson [24]
1959-1960 Robert Stavers Oloman [24]
1960-1961 Wilfred Ward [24]
1961-1962 Ivy Gladys Wightman [24]
1962-1963 Robert Alexander Cattle [24]
1963-1964 Archibald Kirk [24]
1964-1965 Stanley Palphramand [24] Organbuilder
1965-1966 William Bridge [24]
1966-1967 Walter Elliott Milburn [24]
1967-1968 William Edwin Hargrave [24]
1968-1969 Mona May Armitage [24]
1969-1970 Ronald Scobey [24]
1970-1971 Arthur Joseph Hardcastle [24]
1971-1972 Richard Scruton [24]
1972-1973 Harry Victor Boulton [24]
1973-1974 Jack Milnes Wood [24]
1974-1975 William Thomas Burke [24]
1975-1976 Jack Penty Birch [24][27] Builder
1976-1977 Jack Archer [24]
1977-1978 Thomas Hibbert [24]
1978-1979 Samuel Edwin Brearley [24]
1979-1980 William Richardson [24]
1980-1981 Clive Bushell Kay [24] Company Director
1981-1982 Charles William Fairclough [24]
1982-1983 Philip Booth [24]
1983-1984 Stephen Fred Galloway [24]
1984-1985 Kenneth Cooper [24][28] Also a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire
1985-1986 Marjorie Seward Bwye [24][29]
1986-1987 Cyril Arthur Waite [24][30]
1987-1988 Malcolm James Heppell [24][31] Railwayman
1988-1989 Reginald Pulleyn [24][32] Railwayman
1989-1990 Jack Archer [24]
1990-1991 Keith Simpson Wood [24]
1991-1992 Albert Cowen [24]
1992-1993 Bernard Alfred Bell [24][33] Railwayman
1993-1994 Ann Reid [24]
1994-1995 David Wilde [24]
1995-1996 John Boardman [24][34] Teacher, bus driver
1996-1997 Kenneth William King [24]
1997-1998 Michael John Bradley [24]
1998-1999 Derek Wilbraham Smallwood [24][35] Retired bus driver
1999-2000 Peter Vaughan [24]

21st century[edit]

Year Name Notes
2000-2001 Shân Edryd Braund [36][37]
2001-2002 Irene Mary Waudby [36][38]
2002-2003 David Anthony Horton [36][39]
2003-2004 Charles Hall [36][40]
2004-2005 Janet Looker [36][41]
2005-2006 Janet Greenwood [36][42]
2006-2007 Janet Hopton [36][43]
2007-2008 Irene Mary Waudby [36][44]
2008-2009 Brian Walter Joseph Edward Watson [36][45]
2009-2010 John Galvin [36][46]
2010-2009 Sue Galloway [36][47]
2011-2012 David Anthony Horton [36][48]
2012-2013 Keith Hyman [36][49]
2013-2014 Julie Gunnell[36][50] Charity worker
2014-2015 Ian Gillies[51][52] Former police officer, sales manager, businessman
2015-2016 Sonja Crisp[53]
2016-2017 Dave Taylor[54][55] Former local government worker
2017-2018 Barbara Boyce[56][57] Former local government worker and teacher
2018-incumbent Keith Orrell[58]

See also[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Drake, Francis (1736). "A Catalogue of the Mayors and Bailiffs, Lord Mayors, and Sheriffs of the city of Your from anno 1273, 1 Edward I, and upwards, to the present year (1735)". Eboracum: or, The history and antiquities of the city of York, from its original to the present times: Together with the history of the cathedral church, and the lives of the archbishops of that see ... Printed by W. Bowyer for the author. p. 359–367.

External links[edit]

York Mansion House website, which contains a page on the history and lists past Lord Mayors