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Mayors of Castle Rising 1557 -1834


It is not clear when there were first Mayors of Castle Rising but the position must have been established early in our history. The first documented Mayor was Robert le Mayre in 1275.The Mayor was head of the council and later presided of the Manorial Leet Court. After Castle Rising became a parliamentary borough, the Mayor was responsible for conducting the election of MPs to the Westminster Parliament. During the years when the Howard and Walpoe families both held considerable political influence in the village (from 1695-1834), the Mayors of the village were nominated in alternate years by each family. For example from 1745 to 1797 John Wakefield, a Walpole supporter was Mayor 27 times. In alternate years John Beaverley, Nathaniel Kirby and William Fawssett were appointed by the Howards. The list below was created partly from the list produced by H.L. Bradfer-Lawrence in his book “ CASTLE RISING. A short history of the Castle, Honour, Church and Borough of Castle Rising Norfolk, and partly from original records in the Norfolk Record Office.

Year Mayor

1557 Thomas Anser (Hansard)

1558  

1559  

1560 Roger Smith

1561  

1562 John Pond

1563  

1564  

1565 _____West

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1577 Henry Crowlande

1578 James Gee

1579 James Gee

1580 James Gee

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1583 William Walker

1584  

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1586 James Lobley

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1597 James Lobley

1598 Edward Choseley

1599 Edward Choseley

1600 Edmund Bird

1601 Edmund Bird

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1605 Edmund Bird (or Brade)

1606 John Smithe

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1608 Edmund Bird

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1616 John Hakeswell

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1623 Richard Clements

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1627 Mathew Porter

1628 Robert Pitches

1629 Robert Pitches

1630 Edward Ashley

1631 Richard Clements

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1633 Richard Clements

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1637 Richard Clements

1638 Robert Pitches

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1640 Richard Clements

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1651  

1652 George Lacey

1653 Robert Bullerd or Bulmer?

1654 William Swift

1655 William Swift

1656 William Swift

1657 William Swift

1658 William Childerhouse (elected but not sworn before)

1659 William Swift

1660 Robert Bulwer

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1662  

1663  

1664  

1665 George Lacey

1666 Thomas Sandell

1667 Thomas Sandell

1668 Thomas Sandell

1669 Robert Bulmer

1670 Thomas Sandell

1671 John Haten

1672 John Haten

1673 Thomas Sandell

1674 John Haten

1675 Robert Bulwer

1676 Robert Bulwer

1677 John Haten

1678 Thos. Haten

1679 John Bennett

1680 John Bennett

1681 Thos. Haten

1682 Thos. Haten

1683 Thos. Haten

1684 Thos. Haten

1685 John Haten

1686 Thomas Sandell

1687 John Haten

1688 John Haten

1689 John Haten

1690 missing

1691 missing

1692 John Costen

1693 John Costen

1694 Thos Bone

1695 Wm. Dodding

1696 John Jackson

1697 Wm Dodding   H

1698 John Jackson

1699 John Haten  W

1700 Wm Dodding

1701 John Haten

1702 Wm Dodding

1703 John Haten

1704 Wm Dodding

1705 John Haten

1706 Thos. Burgis  H

1707 John Haten

1708 Thos. Wilkinson   H

1709 John Haten

1710 Wm Baker  H

1711 John Haten

1712 Wm Baker

1713 John Haten

1714 Thos. Burgis

1715 John Haten

1716 Thos. Burgis

1717 John Haten

1718 Thos. Burgis

1719 John Haten

1720 Thos. Burgis

1721 John Haten

1722 Thos Burgis

1723 John Haten

1724 John Dye

1725 John Haten

1726 Thos Burgis

1727 John Haten

1728 Thos Burgis

1729 John Haten

1730 Thos. Burgis

1731 John Haten

1732 Thos Burgis died, Richard Mortlock.

1733 Richard Mortlock, John Haten

1734 Richard Mortlock  H

1735 Robert Dodding

1736 Richard Mortlock

1737 Robert Dodding  

1738 John Lether Esq.

1739 Robert Dodding

1740 John Lether Esq.

1741 Robert Dodding,  

1742 William Butter

1743 Robert Dodding

1744 William Butter

1745 John Wakefield   W

1746 William Butter

1747 John Wakefield

1748 John Beaverley

1749 John Wakefield

1750 John Beaverley

1751 John Wakefield

1752 John Beaverley

1753 John Wakefield

1754 John Beaverley

1755 John Wakefield

1756 John Beaverley

57 John Wakefield

58 John Beaverley

59 John Wakefield

60 John Beaverley

1761 John Wakefield

62 John Beaverley

63 John Wakefield

64 Nathaniel Kirby

65 John Wakefield

66 Nathaniel Kirby

67 John Wakefield

68 Nathaniel Kirby

69 John Wakefield

1770 Nathaniel Kirby

71 John Wakefield

72 Nathaniel Kirby

73 John Wakefield

74 Nathaniel Kirby

75 John Wakefield

76 Nathaniel Kirby

77 John Wakefield

78 Nathaniel Kirby

79 John Wakefield

1780 Nathaniel Kirby

81 John Wakefield

82 Nathaniel Kirby

83 John Wakefield

84 Nathaniel Kirby, died in office.William Fawssett

85 John Wakefield

86 William Fawssett

87 John Wakefield

88 William Fawssett

89 John Wakefield

1790 William Fawssett

91 John Wakefield

92 William Fawssett

93 John Wakefield

94 William Fawssett

95 John Wakefield

96 William Fawssett

97 John Wakefield

98 William Fawssett

99 William Bennington

1800 William Fawssett

1801 William Bennington

1802 William Fawssett

1803 William Bennington

1804 William Fawssett

1805 William Bennington

1806 William Fawssett

1807 Habbakuk Englestown

1808 William Fawssett

1809 Habbakuk Englestown

1810 Thomas Holland

1811 Habbakuk Englestown

1812 Thomas Holland

1813 Habbakuk Englestown

1814 Thomas Holland

1815 Habbakuk Englestown

1816 Thomas Holland

1817 Habbakuk Englestown

1818 Thomas Holland

1819 Habbakuk Englestown

1820 Thomas Holland

1821 Habbakuk Englestown

1822 Thomas Holland

1823 Habbakuk Englestown

1824 Thomas Holland

1825 Habbakuk Englestown

1826 Thomas Holland

1827 Habbakuk Englestown

1828 John Freeman

1829 Habbakuk Englestown

1830 John Freeman

1831 Habbakuk Englestown

1832 John Freeman

1833 Habbakuk Englestown

1834 John Freeman