Great Yarmouth Mayors 1684-2019

A list compiled by Steve Smith

Originally Yarmouth’s local government structure was headed by Bailiffs. In 1684 a Mayor was introduced for the first time but only for 5 years. In 1702, a Mayor was once again introduced by Charter and although the position was removed for a decade in the 1990s it was restored and remains in place to this day. The Mayor normally takes Office in October and the year given is that in which they begin their term


Frederick Danby Palmer 1888

1684 Sir Thomas Medowe
1685 Thomas Bradford
1686 Samuel Fenn
1687 Mitchel Mew
1688 John Albertson

1702 Benjamin England
1703 Benjamin England
1704 Joseph Cotman
1705 Anthony Elys Jnr.
1706 Richard Ferrier
1707 Samuel Fuller
1708 Anthony Elys
1709 William Browne
1710 James Artis
1711 Henry Borrett (Died in Office)
1711 Samuel Wakeman
1712 John Spurgeon
1713 William Spooner
1714 Andrew Bracey
1715 George England
1716 John Ireland
1717 Thomas le Grice
1718 Jonathan Pue
1719 Anthony Elys
1720 Richard Ferrier
1721 Christopher Brightin
1722 William Pacey
1723 John Pearson
1724 Richard Ferrier Jnr.
1725 Henry Lombe
1726 Nathaniel Simonds
1727 Samuel Artis
1728 George Ward
1729 Robert Ward
1730 John Bird
1731 Anthony Taylor
1732 Thomas Cooke
1733 William Brown
1734 Barry Love
1735 Samuel Wakeman
1736 John Parson
1737 Thomas Milles
1738 Thomas Horsley
1739 Thomas Ellys
1740 Christopher Bernard (Died in office)
1740 George Ward
1741 William Harmer
1742 John Cotman
1743 Joseph Neech
1744 Wm. Browne Snr.
1745 Joseph Cotman
1746 Samuel Killett
1747 Thomas Martin
1748 William Browne
1749 Robert Abbon
1750 Robert Ferrier
1751 James Ward
1752 Christopher Taylor (Died in office)
1752 Giles Wakeman
1753 William Butcher
1754 Richard Baker
1755 John Cotman
1756 William Browne
1757 Joseph Cotman
1758 Giles Wakeman
1759 Joseph Cotman
1760 John Ramey
1761 Thomas Martin
1762 John Barnby
1763 John Goslin Love
1764 Richard Moyse
1765 John Narfor
1766 William Fisher
1767 John Fisher
1768 Robert Lancaster
1769 Richard Baker
1770 Colman Manclarke
1771 Anthony Taylor
1772 Henry Gooch
1773 John Ramey
1774 James Fisher
1775 William Taylor
1776 Thomas Pitt
1777 Nathaniel Pitt
1778 Joseph Ramey
1779 James Turner
1780 William Fisher
1781 John Reynolds
1782 William Palgrave
1783 William Taylor
1784 John Reynolds
1785 John Watson
1786 William Fisher Jnr.
1787 Benjamin Fielding
1788 James Fisher Jnr.
1789 Samuel Tolver
1790 Robert Warmington
1791 George Thompson
1792 Edmund Lacon
1793 Jacob Preston
1794 William Taylor
1795 Sir Edmund Lacon
1796 Dover Colby
1797 James Fisher Jnr.
1798 Sir Edmund Lacon
1799 William Fisher Jnr.
1800 Samuel Barker
1801 Jacob Preston
1802 James Fisher
1803 Robert Cory
1804 Francis Riddell Reynolds
1805 William Palgrave
1806 William Fisher
1807 Edmund Knowles Lacon
1808 Robert Warmington
1809 James Fisher
1810 Benjamin Fielding
1811 John Fisher
1812 Sir Edmund Lacon
1813 Jacob Preston
1814 William Palgrave
1815 Robert Cory
1816 Isaac Preston
1817 Samuel Paget
1818 Edmund Preston
1819 Thomas Bateman
1820 John Goate Fisher
1821 John Danby Palmer
1822 Isaac Preston
1823 Francis Riddell Reynolds
1824 William Barth
1825 Samuel Costerton
1826 William Barth
1827 John Mortlock Lacon
1828 John Preston
1829 George Bateman
1830 Edmund Preston
1831 John Preston
1832 John Baker
1833 John Danby Palmer
1834 Isaac Preston
1835 Isaac Preston
1836 William Barth
1837 George Penrice
1838 Simon Cobb
1839 Samuel Jay
1840 Samuel Thurtell Palmer
1841 William Johnson
1842 Samuel Thurtell Palmer
1843 Samuel Charles Marsh
1844 William Hurry Palmer
1845 Samuel Thurtell Palmer
1846 William Norton Burroughs
1847 Phillip Pullyn
1848 Phillip Pullyn
1849 David Abraham Gourlay
1850 Charles Pearson
1851 Charles Pearson
1852 Samuel Charles Marsh
1853 James Cherry
1854 Charles John Palmer
1855 Charles John Palmer
1856 Charles Cory Aldred
1857 James Worship
1858 Robert Steward
1859 William Worship
1860 Samuel Nightingale
1861 Robert Steward
1862 Robert Steward
1863 Robert Steward
1864 Robert Steward
1865 Charles Cory Aldred
1866 Edward Pitt Youell
1967 William Worship
1868 Samuel Nightingale
1869 Charles Woolverton
1870 Edward Harbord Lushington Preston
1871 Edward Harbord Lushington Preston
1872 Charles Woolverton
1873 Henry Teasdel
1874 Robert David Barber
1875 John Eager Barnby
1876 Thomas Burton Steward
1877 Charles Diver
1878 Edward Henry Harvey Combe
1879 Charles Cory Aldred
1880 Thomas Burton Steward
1881 Charles Cory Aldred
1882 Charles Cory Aldred
1883 William Barnard
1884 Edward William Worlledge
1885 Thomas Burton Steward
1886 Thomas Burton Steward
1887 Richard Martins
1888 Frederick Danby Palmer
1889 John William Budds Johnson
1890 James Sutton
1891 Frank Burton
1892 Charles Henry Wiltshire
1893 Richard Martins
1894 Frank Arnold
1895 Thomas Alfred Rising
1896 Henry Edmund Buxton
1897 Ernest De Montesquiou Lacon
1898 James Ryley
1899 Benjamin Howard Press
1900 Charles Somerville Orde
1901 Walter Diver
1902 Walter Diver
1903 Thomas Green
1904 Alfred Charles Mayo
1905 Robert Nudd (Died in Office)
1906 Charles N. Brown
1906 Edward William Worlledge
1907 Frank Arnold
1908 Charles Alfred Campling
1909 Theophilus Witter Swindell
1910 Thomas Alfred Rising
1911 Frank Arnold
1912 Reginald Granville Westmacott
1913 David McGowan
1914 David McGowan
1915 Edward William Worlledge
1916 Edward William Worlledge
1917 Arthur Harbord
1918 Arthur Harbord
1919 William Henry Bayfield
1920 William George Knights
1921 Frederick Brett
1922 Ernest James Middleton
1923 Richard Frederick Ernest Ferrier
1924 Mary Ethel Leach
1925 Alfred William Yallop
1926 Ernest James Middleton
1927 George Platten
1928 Harry Thomas Greenacre
1929 Arthur Henry Beevor
1930 Frederick William Lawn
1931 Arthur Henry Beevor
1932 Harry Robert Middleton
1933 Percy Cecil Ellis
1934 Arthur Harbord
1935 Ada Mary Perrett
1936 Harry Thomas Greenacre
1937 Eve Keturah Carr
1938 Arthur William Hollis
1939 Ernest Robert Herman
1940 Ernest Robert Herman
1941 Frederick Henry Debbage
1942 Frederick Henry Debbage
1943 Frederick William Lawn
1944 Philip Robert Hill
1945 John William Beckett
1946 Herbert Stewart Matthes
1947 Frank Herbert Stone
1948 Frank Herbert Stone
1949 Frederick Kruber
1950 Cecil R.E. Matthews
1951 Herbert James Shorten
1952 William Alfred Barfield
1953 Frederick James Page
1954 Thomas Cotton
1955 Laura Madeline Gilham
1956 Laura Madeline Gilham
1957 Katherine Mable Adlington
1958 Herbert Ronald Muskett
1959 Ernest William Applegate
1960 William Edward Mobbs
1961 Edgar Barker
1962 John Birchenall
1963 John Phillip Winter
1964 Henry Duncan McGee
1965 Arthur William Ecclestone
1966 Frank Herbert Stone
1967 Kenneth Lionel Collett
1968 Ethel Violet Fleet
1969 John Malley
1970 Kenneth Henry Hammerton
1971 Alfred William Harvey
1972 Cora Batley
1973 William John Davy

Borough restructured and now includes Flegg UDC and parts of Lothingland UDC
1974 John Milton Bishop
1975 Ernest James Craske
1976 Joseph Alexander Laird
1977 Henry Samuel Miller
1978 George Trevor Scott
1979 John Phillip Alexander Clymer
1980 Ronald George Webb
1981 Frank Gordon Chapman
1982 David Ernest Arnold
1983 Barry George Coleman
1984 Henry Duncan McKee
1985 James Minion Benson
1986 Brenda Margaret June Mills
1987 George Sherratt Johnson
1988 Derrick John Henry Maddeys
1989 James Robert Shrimplin
1990 William Dougal
The role of Mayor is removed for a ten year period

2000 Bertie James Edmund Collins
2001 David Walter Thompson
2002 John Hudson
2003 Jonathan Miles Russell
2004 Michael Taylor
2005 George William Jermany
2006 Susan Bette Robinson
2007 Paul Andrew Newton Garrod
2008 Terence Robert Easter
2009 Anthony Thomas Smith
2010 Michael Thomas Jeal
2011 Barry George Coleman
2012 Colleen Monica Walker
2013 John Markham Burroughs
2014 Marlene Ellen Fairhead
2015 Shirley Ann Weymouth
2016 Malcolm Dudley Bird
2017 Kerry Susanne Robinson Payne
2018 Mary Susan Clare Coleman
2019 Michael Thomas Jeal

5 thoughts on “Great Yarmouth Mayors 1684-2019

  1. Are there any photos of William Barnard in 1883 I have found a portrait photo believed to be a mayor of gt Yarmouth in 1883 but would like clarification

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  2. Are there any picture of the mayor William Barnard of 1883
    I have found a portrait photo of a mayor for that year and have been told he is wearing Gt Yarmouth chains would like clarification

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    1. I can’t help with a picture. If you have a facebook account then there are lots of GY groups where people might be able to help you make an identification.

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