Mayors of Oxford

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The earliest recorded Mayor of Oxford in England was Laurence Kepeharm (1205–1207?).[1]

Royal proclamation granting Lord Mayoralty to Oxford.

On 23 October 1962 the city was granted the honour of electing a Lord Mayor.[2] Notable figures who have been Lord Mayor of Oxford include J. N. L. Baker (1964–65), Air-Vice-Marshal William Foster MacNeece Foster (1966–67) and Olive Gibbs (1974–75 and 1981–82).[2]

List of notable Mayors[edit]

Year Name Notes
1392/1393 Thomas Somerset[3] MP for Oxford, 1379, 1388
1395/1396 John Shawe[4] MP for Oxford, 1388
1400/01 John Merston[5] MP for Oxford, 1393, 1404 and 1414
1401/1402 Edmund Kenyan[6] MP for Oxford, 9 times between 1379 and 1394
1403/1404 John Merston
1412 John Merston
1420/1423 William Brampton[7] MP for Oxford, 1416, 1419, 1421 and 1425
1424/1425 William Offord[8] MP for Oxford, 1420, 1421, 1422 and 1426
1425/1426 William Brampton[7]
1426/1427 William Offord[8]
1430/1432 William Brampton[7]
1436/1437 William Brampton[7]
1438/1439 William Brampton[7]
1527/1529 William Fleming[9] MP for Oxford, 1529 and ?1536
1556/1557 William Tylcock[10] MP for Oxford, 1554
1557/1558 Thomas Williams[11] MP for Oxford, 1553
1560/1561 William Tylcock[10]
1563/1564 Roger Taylor[12] MP for Oxford, 1559
1565/1566 Thomas Williams[11]
1568/1569 William Tylcock[10]
1569/1570 Roger Taylor[12]
1574/1575 Roger Taylor[12]
1575/1576 William Tylcock[10]
1576/1577 Thomas Williams[11]
1636 John Nixon MP for Oxford, 1646
1646/1648 John Nixon
1654 John Nixon
1698 John Knibb Clockmaker
1710 John Knibb
1836 (Jan–Oct) William Henry Butler Wine merchant
1851/1852 William Ward Coal merchant
1861/1862 William Ward
1865/1866 John Cavell Draper of Elliston & Cavell Ltd
1877/1888 John Cavell
1879/1880 (part) John Cavell
1900/1901 George Claridge Druce Botanist
1901/1902 Walter Gray Alderman
1909 Arthur Salter, 1st Baron Salter Academic. MP for Oxford University, 1937 and Ormskirk, 1951
1933/1934 Lily Sophia Tawney First woman
1938/1939 Henry Tregelles Gillett[13] Doctor and prominent Quaker
1959/1960 Frederick Mason Brewer Research chemist at the University of Oxford

List of Lord Mayors[edit]

Year Name Notes
1962/1963 Evan Owen Roberts First Lord Mayor
1963/1964 Alec Percival Parker
1964/1965 John Leonard Norman Baker University Councillor
1965/1966 Florence Kathleen Lower
1966/1967 William Foster MacNeece Foster Air Vice-Marshal
1967/1968 Francis (Frank) Vincent Pickstock
1968/1969 Peter Spencer Spokes
1969/1970 Percy Dudley Bromley
1970/1971 Michael Maclagan University Councillor
1971/1972 Thomas James Meadows
1972/1973 Arthur Bernard Connors
1973/1974 Frederick George Ingram
1974/1975 Olive Frances Gibbs
1975/1976 William George Robert Fagg
1976/1977 Ann Hazel Spokes later Ann Spokes Symonds
1977/1978 Dora Minnie Carr
1978/1979 William Eaton Simpson
1979/1980 John Arundell Hamilton
1980/1981 Gordon Woodward
1981/1982 Henry Briskol Nicholson Myers Nimmo
died in office December 1981 and replaced by
Olive Frances Gibbs
1982/1983 Anthony William Williamson
1983/1984 Janet Gillespie Todd
1984/1985 Frank Arnold Garside
1985/1986 Roger Alan Dudman
1986/1987 John George William Parker
1987/1988 Elizabeth Florence Mary Standingford in place of her husband Bert
who died on 19 May 1987
when Lord Mayor Elect
1988/1989 Nellie Dorothy Whorley later Nellie Comfort
1989/1990 Patricia Anne Tempest Yardley
1990/1991 Queenie Lewingdon Hamilton
1991/1992 Alan David Pope
1992/1993 Barbara May Gatehouse
1993/1994 John Gordon Power
1994/1995 William Walker Buckingham
1995/1996 Joseph Charles Blewitt
1996/1997 Beryl Ivy Keen
1997/1998 William John Baker
1998/1999 Carol Roberts
1999/2000 Valerie Smith
2000/2001 Maureen Christian
2001/2002 Peter Moss
2002/2003 Gillian Ann Sanders
2003/2004 Patrick Stannard
2004/2005 Bryan Keen
2005/2006 Robert John Price
2006/2007 Jim Campbell
2007/2008 John Tanner
2008/2009 Susanna Pressel
2009/2010 Mary Clarkson
2010/2011 John Goddard
2011/2012 Elise Benjamin
2012/2013 Alan Armitage resigned 4 March 2012 and
replaced 13 March 2013 by Mohammed Abbasi
2013/2014 Dee Sinclair
2014/2015 Mohammed Abbasi[14]
2015/2016 Rae Humberstone[15]
2016/2017 Mohammed Altaf-Khan[16]
2017/2018 Jean Fooks[17]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Jenkins, Stephanie (7 May 2011). "Lord Mayors of the City of Oxford 1962–today". Mayors of Oxford. Stephanie Jenkins. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "SOMERSET, Thomas, of Oxford.". historyofparliamentonline.org. 
  4. ^ "SHAWE, John I (d.1407), of Oxford.". historyofparliamentonline.org. 
  5. ^ "MERSTON, John (d.c.1416), of Oxford.". historyofparliamentonline.org. 
  6. ^ "KENYAN, Edmund (d.1414), of Oxford.". historyofparliamentonline.org. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "BRAMPTON, William II (d.1440), of Burford and Oxford.". historyofparliamentonline.org. 
  8. ^ a b "OFFORD, William (d.1432/3), of Oxford.". historyofparliamentonline.org. 
  9. ^ "FLEMING, William (c.1475–1540), of Oxford.". historyofparliamentonline.org. 
  10. ^ a b c d "TYLCOCK (TYLLOCK, TRILLCOCK), William (1503/4-78), of Oxford.". historyofparliamentonline.org. 
  11. ^ a b c "WILLIAMS, Thomas I (by 1518-79/90), of Oxford.". historyofparliamentonline.org. 
  12. ^ a b c "TAYLOR, Roger (d.1578), of Oxford.". historyofparliamentonline.org. 
  13. ^ Jenkins, Stephanie. "Oxford History: Mayors & Lord Mayors". oxfordhistory.org.uk/. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Councillor will be Lord Mayor twice". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Lord Mayor of Oxford". Oxford City Council. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  16. ^ "Lord Mayor of Oxford". Oxford City Council. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Oxford". Oxford City Council. Retrieved 4 May 2017.