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List of Bailiffs of Dorchester (1394-1834)

© Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC for Dorchester (last updated March 2014)
from “The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset” by John HUTCHINS" pages 350- 354
supplemented by "The Municipal Records of the Borough of Dorchester" by CH Mayo MA 1908

REGNAL YEARS: The record of Bailiffs in Hutchins is recorded by Regnal year which commenced from the date each monarch ascended the throne. This can be confusing as it does not equate to calendar years as the last year of one monarch is also the first year of the next. This complicated method also means that the original scribe had to know the date the monarch ascended the throne and carry out a calculation as to which year it was. This means that the correct regnal year may not always have been quoted. These records start with the 18th year of the reign of Richard the II which according to the well respected "Dictionary of Genealogy" by Terrick VH FitzHugh commenced on 22 June 1394 and ended 21 June 1395. Hutchin has allocated 1395 for this year and is generally therefore a year ahead of current convention. For this transcription I have followed the Dictionary of Genealogy and added the start and finish of each regnal year in [brackets] in an attempt to make it clear.

Start Date for each Monarchs Reign: Hutchins does not always seem to have used the accepted start date for the reign of each Monarch. Where this differs from the Dictionary of Genealogy [DG] I have added my own strapline and added comments taken from "The Wordsworth Book of the Kings and Queens of Britain" which shows the Dictionary to be more accurate in this regard than Hutchins.

Election of Bailiffs:- To add confusion to chaos it is clear from William Whiteways diary that Bailiffs and other officials of the Corporation were elected annually and generally served for approximately 12 months but as one might expect election was not on exactly the same day each year. Whiteway's Diary gives us the election dates for 1620 to 1634 inclusive and by then it seems the election was always carried out at the end of September or 1st week of October. It is not known whether this was always the case back to 1391. To illustrate the point according to Hutchins Henry Whittle and Richard Blachford were appointed Bailiffs of Dorchester in the 7th year of the reign of James I. The Regnal year ran from 24th Mar 1608/9 to 23rd Mar 1609/10 and their appointment would have taken place at the end of September 1609. Their period of office would then have run until September 1610. Hence they are named as Bailiffs of Dorchester in the Charter of James I which was signed on 26th June 1610

Charters: Hutchins seems to have taken many of the names of Bailiffs from the list of Charters preserved in the Municipal Records of Dorchester so all that is actually known is that they were serving at that date and we hope that the scribe has always calculated the correct regnal year. This is not as straightforward as one might at first think as charters were not entered into the records (called the Domesday books) in date order and not published as the Municipal Records of Dorchester until centuries later. I have therefore chosen to identify against each name which of the 712 charters they are referred to as a Bailiff.They were of course also mentioned in some property deals or wills themselves but these are not listed below.
Note:- From 'The History of Dorchester' Page 124 " The Corporation: The borough of Dorchester is very ancient being a borough by prescription. It was governed in the time of Edward II [1307-1326] by two bailiffs and burgesses".

From Municipal Records of Dorchester
(DG The reign of Richard II began 22 June 1377)

14 Richard II. [22 June 1390 - 21 June 1391] John Blount..287
14 Richard II. [22 June 1390 - 21 June 1391] Thomas Bertram..287
16 Richard II. [22 June 1392 - 21 June 1693] Thomas Gardyner ..6
16 Richard II. [22 June 1392 - 21 June 1693] William Adam.. 6
17 Richard II. [22 June 1393 - 21 June 1694] Thomas Gardyner ..427
17 Richard II. [22 June 1393 - 21 June 1694] William Adam.. 427

Hutchins Records commence in the 18th year of the reign of Richard II

18 Richard II. [22 Jun 1394 - 21 Jun 1395] Robert Sutton..1-3,8
18 Richard II. [22 Jun 1394 - 21 Jun 1395] John Blount..1-3, 12,24
19 Richard II. [22 Jun 1395 - 21 Jun 1396] John Blount..5,8-15, 18-20
19 Richard II. [22 Jun 1395 - 21 Jun 1396] William Nagard..9-15, 18-20, 27
20 Richard II. [22 Jun 1396 - 21 Jun 1397] William Ayssh..21-22, [Note:- Charters 24 & 25 refer to Annual rent for William Ayssh who was actually bailiff then so John Blount a previous bailiff acted as witness with William Nagard],27-31
20 Richard II. [22 Jun 1396 - 21 Jun 1397] William Nagard..21-25, 27-31
21 Richard II. [22 Jun 1397 - 21 Jun 1398] John Wespray.. 32-33, 35-37
21 Richard II. [22 Jun 1397 - 21 Jun 1398] Geoffrey Mose.. 32-33,35-37
22 Richard II. [22 Jun 1398 - 21 Jun 1399] Ralph Mersour..38-39, 42, 44-47, 49-50
22 Richard II. [22 Jun 1398 - 21 Jun 1399] Henry Gravell.. (Crauel)..38-39, 42, 44-47, 49-50
23 Richard II. [22 Jun 1399 - 29 Sep 1399] [Note:- 22 June to 29 Sep only Bailiffs as for 1398],51

The reign of Henry IV began 29 Sept 1399:
(DG 30 Sept 1399- date of abdication of Richard II announced - imprisoned & later strangled)

1 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1399 - 29 Sep 1400] William Aysh (Ayssh)..52-55, 57-63,65
1 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1399 - 29 Sep 1400] John Duddill.. 52-55, 57-63,65
2 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1400 - 29 Sep 1401] John Blount ..66-67, 69, 71-72, 74-75, 77-78, 97
2 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1400 - 29 Sep 1401] John Duddill..66-67, 69, 71-72, 74-75, 77-78, 97
3 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1401 - 29 Sep 1402] John Bomel ..80-81, 84-85, 89, 91-95
3 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1401 - 29 Sep 1402] William Pulhare..80-81, 84-85, 89, 91-93, 95(Note:- See 11 Henry IV bailiff again. Also MP for Dorchester 1394)
4 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1402 - 29 Sep 1403] Thomas Bertram..98, 100- 102, 106-107, 109, 112-113
4 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1402 - 29 Sep 1403] John Skynnere.. 98, 100-102, 106-107, 112-113
5 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1403 - 29 Sep 1404] Reginald Jacob..114
5 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1403 - 29 Sep 1404] Richard Bertram..114
6 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1404 - 29 Sep 1405] John Skynnere..114, 116, 118-119, 121-123, 125-129
6 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1404 - 29 Sep 1405] Robert Baker.. 114, 116, 118-119, 121-123, 125-129
7 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1405 - 29 Sep 1406] Willlam Ayssh .. 130, 133-134
7 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1405 - 29 Sep 1406] John Jurdan.. 130, 133-134
8 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1406 - 29 Sep 1407] William Nagard..135-136, 140-143,145, 148-149, 151-152, 155
8 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1406 - 29 Sep 1407] Geoffrey Mose..135-136, 140-143, 145, 148-149, 151-152, 155
9 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1407 - 29 Sep 1408] John Gyle ..153 (John Rawlys (sic)?.. 154), 157-162
9 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1407 - 29 Sep 1408] John Jurdan..153-154, 157-162
10 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1408 - 29 Sep 1409] Henry Cravell (Crauel(l)) (Crauoll) ..164, 166, 169-170, 172, 174-176, 178-180 (Note: 194-195 John? Crauel), 196
10 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1408 - 29 Sep 1409] John Gould(e) (Goolde)..164, 166, 169-170, 172, 174-176, 178-180, 194-196
11 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1409 - 29 Sep 1410] William Pul(l)are (Pulhare)..181-182, 184, 188-193, 197-198, 202
11 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1409 - 29 Sep 1410] John Bomel(l).. 181-182, 184, 188-193, 197-198, 202
(MRD page 181= Thomas Pyres ..Charter 185-186?; Bertram Wyet..185-186?)
12 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1410 - 29 Sep 1411] Reginald Jacob..203, 207-219, 221
12 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1410 - 29 Sep 1411] William Ford(d)e..203, 207-219, 221
13 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1411 - 29 Sep 1412] William Pul(l)are..220, 222 [Note:- MP Dorchester 1394, Bailiff 3 Henry 1401, died 1412]
13 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1411 - 29 Sep 1412] Richard Bertram..220, 222-228, 237
13 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1411 - 29 Sep 1412] John Pury (Puri), senr..223-228, 237, (Note:- stood in for William Pulare who died 1412)
14 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1412 - 29 Sep 1413] John Blount ..229-235, 240, 242-243, 258-259, 306
14 Henry IV. [30 Sep 1412 - 20 Mar 1412/3] John Gouldesmyth..229-235, 240, 242-243, 258-259, 306

The reign of Henry V began 10 March 1412:
(DG 21 March 1412/3 - date Henry VI died & Henry V ascended)

1 Henry V. [21 Mar 1412/3 - 20 Mar 1413/4] Reginald Jacob..239, 244-247
1 Henry V. [21 Mar 1412/3 - 20 Mar 1413/4] John Griffin (Gryffyn)..239, 244-247
2 Henry V. [21 Mar 1413/4 - 20 Mar 1414/5] Reginald Jacob..239
2 Henry V. [21 Mar 1413/4 - 20 Mar 1414/5] John Griffin (Gryffyn)..239
3 Henry V. [21 Mar 1414/5 - 20 Mar 1415/6] Thomas Wyke..248-250, 253-254, 256-257
3 Henry V. [21 Mar 1414/5 - 20 Mar 1415/6] William Forde..248-250, 253-254,256-257 [Note:- Will 316]
4 Henry V. [21 Mar 1415/6 - 20 Mar 1416/7] John Bomel..261, 266-267, 269-273 [Note Hurchins appears to incorrectly refers to Thomas Bomel]
4 Henry V. [21 Mar 1415/6 - 20 Mar 1416/7] Robert Bertram..261, 266-267, 269-273
5 Henry V. [21 Mar 1416/7 - 20 Mar 1417/8] John Pury, senior..274-281, 283-284, 286, 288, 290-293, 295-299
5 Henry V. [21 Mar 1416/7 - 20 Mar 1417/8] Robert Mose..274-281, 283-284, 286, 288, 290-293, 295-299
6 Henry V. [21 Mar 1417/8 - 20 Mar 1418/9] Reginald Jacob ..301, 303-305, 307-309, 313-314
6 Henry V. [21 Mar 1417/8 - 20 Mar 1418/9] Thomas Baker..301, 303-305, 307-309,313-314
7 Henry V. [21 Mar 1418/9 - 20 Mar 1419/20] Robert Baker..315, 317-319
7 Henry V. [21 Mar 1418/9 - 20 Mar 1419/20] John Pury (or Pyry) , Junior(minor)..315, 317-319
7 Henry V. [21 Mar 1418/9 - 20 Mar 1419/20] John Pury (Pyry or Puri) Senior ..320-324, 326, 337, 350
7 Henry V. [21 Mar 1418/9 - 20 Mar 1419/20] Thomas Budde..320-324, 326, 337, 350
8 Henry V. [21 Mar 1419/20 - 20 Mar 1420/21] John Pury (Pyry) Senior ..328-333, 361
8 Henry V. [21 Mar 1419/20 - 20 Mar 1420/21] Thomas Budde..328-333, 361
8 Henry V. [21 Mar 1419/20 - 20 Mar 1420/21] Robert Bertram.. 338, 340, 342 [See will 343]
8 Henry V. [21 Mar 1419/20 - 20 Mar 1420/21] John Martyn..338, 340
8 Henry V. [21 Mar 1419/20 - 20 Mar 1420/21] John Honte (Hount)..338, 342
9 Henry V. [21 Mar 1420/21 - 20 Mar 1421/22] Robert Bertram..342, 344-346, 359, 375
9 Henry V. [21 Mar 1420/21 - 20 Mar 1421/22] John Hount (Honte)..342, 344-346, 375 [Note Hutchins refers to John Houce]
9 Henry V. [21 Mar 1420/21 - 20 Mar 1421/22] Robert Mosse (Mose) ..351, 389, 423
9 Henry V. [21 Mar 1420/21 - 20 Mar 1421/22] Thomas Bailli (or Bayly) ..351
9 Henry V. [21 Mar 1420/21 - 20 Mar 1421/22] Thomas Westhalle..389, 423
10 Henry V [21 Mar 1421/22 - 31 Aug 1422] Robert Mosse (Mose) ..352-354, 356-357, 360
10 Henry V [21 Mar 1421/22 - 31 Aug 1422] Thomas Bailli (or Bayly) ..352-354, 357, 360
10 Henry V [21 Mar 1421/22 - 31 Aug 1422] Thomas Westhalle..356

The reign of Henry VI began 31 August 1422:
(DB 1 Sept 1422 1483 - Henry VI died 31 Aug)

1 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1422 - 30 Aug 1423] John Bomel (Bomell)..361-363, 366-367, 369-372
1 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1422 - 30 Aug 1423] William Taylour..361-363, 366-367, 369-372
2 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1423 - 30 Aug 1424] John Bomel (Bomell)..373-374, 376-382
2 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1423 - 30 Aug 1424] William Taylour..373-374, 376-382
2 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1423 - 30 Aug 1424] Thomas Wyke (or Wike)..383,392, 395, 399-400
2 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1423 - 30 Aug 1424] William Spyney (Spyny) ..383,392, 395, 399-400
3 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1424 - 30 Aug 1425] John Frampton..384-388, 390-391, 447
3 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1424 - 30 Aug 1425] Robert Bertram..384-388, 390-391, 447
4 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1425 - 30 Aug 1426] John Frampton..397
4 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1425 - 30 Aug 1426] Robert Bertram..397
4 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1425 - 30 Aug 1426] John Martyn..392, 394
4 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1425 - 30 Aug 1426] Peter Skynner (alias Mallyng)..392-394, 401-406, 409-410
4 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1425 - 30 Aug 1426] John Hunt.(or Honte)..393, 396, 401-406, 410
5 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1426 - 30 Aug 1427] Thomas Westhall..401, 403, 408-409
5 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1426 - 30 Aug 1427] Richard Webbe..401, 403, 408-409
6 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1427 - 30 Aug 1428] Robert Mose..407, 411-420, 424, 533
6 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1427 - 30 Aug 1428] Thomas Budde..407, 411-420, 424 533
7 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1428 - 30 Aug 1429] John Frampton (Frompton)..422, 425-426-427, 430-434, 439
7 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1428 - 30 Aug 1429] John Pury (or Purye or Pyry) jun..422, 425-426, 429, 431-434, 439
8 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1429 - 30 Aug 1430] Robert Bertram..435-436, 438, 441
8 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1429 - 30 Aug 1430] John Kychen..435-436, 438
9 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1430 - 30 Aug 1431] Robert Bertram..445
9 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1430 - 30 Aug 1431] John Kychen..445
9 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1430 - 30 Aug 1431] John Pury (or Pyry) Senior ..439-440, 442, 448 [See Will 476]
9 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1430 - 30 Aug 1431] Robert Stoury..440, 442
10 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1431 - 30 Aug 1432] John Martyn..448-454, 456, 458
10 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1431 - 30 Aug 1432] Robert Chyldecombe..448-454, 456, 458
11 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1432 - 30 Aug 1433] Thomas Budde..459-460, 462
11 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1432 - 30 Aug 1433] William Portlond ( or Portland)..459-460, 462
12 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1433 - 30 Aug 1434] Richard Webbe..463-468, 470
12 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1433 - 30 Aug 1434] Peter Mallyng..463-468, 470
13 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1434 - 30 Aug 1435] Robert Bertram..468,472
13 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1434 - 30 Aug 1435] John Thurstayn..468,472
14 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1435 - 30 Aug 1436] Robert Mose..473-474
14 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1435 - 30 Aug 1436] William Baron..473-475
15 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1436 - 30 Aug 1437] [Blank]
16 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1437 - 30 Aug 1438] William Portland..477
16 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1437 - 30 Aug 1438] Robert Childecombe..477
17 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1438 - 30 Aug 1439] John Frampton..480-481
17 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1438 - 30 Aug 1439] Robert Stoury..480-481
18 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1439 - 30 Aug 1440] John Martyn..483
18 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1439 - 30 Aug 1440] John Golsmyth..483
19 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1440 - 30 Aug 1441] Robert Bertram ..483-485
19 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1440 - 30 Aug 1441] John Pasco ..483-485
20 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1441 - 30 Aug 1442] William Portlond (Portland) ..488,492
20 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1441 - 30 Aug 1442] Peter Mallyng..488, 492
21 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1442 - 30 Aug 1443] [Blank]
22 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1443 - 30 Aug 1444] Richard Chilcombe..490
22 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1443 - 30 Aug 1444] Thomas Wilton .. 490
23 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1444 - 30 Aug 1445] John Martyn..489
23 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1444 - 30 Aug 1445] John Goldsmyth..489
24 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1445 - 30 Aug 1446] William Portland .. 534-535
24 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1445 - 30 Aug 1446] John Pasco .534-535
25 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1446 - 30 Aug 1447] [Blank]
26 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1447 - 30 Aug 1448] John Pasco ..492
26 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1447 - 30 Aug 1448] John Goldsmyth ..492
27 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1448 - 30 Aug 1449] Robert Stoury..494
27 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1448 - 30 Aug 1449] William Portland..494
28 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1449 - 30 Aug 1450] John Haskett .. 519
28 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1449 - 30 Aug 1450] William Baron ..519
29 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1450 - 30 Aug 1451] [Blank]
30 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1451 - 30 Aug 1452] Richard Bedeford..520
30 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1451 - 30 Aug 1452] Thomas Wilton..520
31 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1452 - 30 Aug 1453] [Blank]
32 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1453 - 30 Aug 1454] John Golsmyth..496
32 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1453 - 30 Aug 1454] John Bertolet..496
33 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1454 - 30 Aug 1455] [Blank]
34 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1455 - 30 Aug 1456] [Blank]
35 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1456 - 30 Aug 1457] [Blank]
36 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1457 - 30 Aug 1458] [Blank]
37 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1458 - 30 Aug 1459] [Blank]
38 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1459 - 30 Aug 1460] John Pasco
38 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1459 - 30 Aug 1460] John Saunders..497
38 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1459 - 30 Aug 1460] John Horsman..497
39 Henry VI. [01 Sep 1460 - 03 Mar 1460] [Blank]

The reign of Edward IV began 4 March 1460:

1 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1460/1 - 03 Mar 1461/2] John Saunders..497
1 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1460/1 - 03 Mar 1461/2] John Horsman..497
2 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1461/2 - 03 Mar 1462/3] John Pasco..541
2 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1461/2 - 03 Mar 1462/3] John Howell (Horswell alias Dyer)..541
3 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1462/3 - 03 Mar 1463/4] John Saunders...560
3 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1462/3 - 03 Mar 1463/4] Richard Doyley (Toyly)...560
4 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1463/4 - 03 Mar 1464/5] Thomas Bylton (Wylton)..513
4 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1463/4 - 03 Mar 1464/5] Richard Aylen (Aylmer)..513
5 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1464/5 - 03 Mar 1465/6] John Pasco (or Pascowe) ..497,499
5 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1464/5 - 03 Mar 1465/6] John Howell (Hovell) (or Hobell) ..497, 499
6 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1465/6 - 03 Mar 1466/7] Richard Toly..506-507
6 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1465/6 - 03 Mar 1466/7] John Fourde..
6 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1465/6 - 03 Mar 1466/7] John Dyer (or Dier) ..506-507
7 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1466/7 - 03 Mar 1467/8] John Dyer (or Dier) ..501
7 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1466/7 - 03 Mar 1467/8] Richard Toly..501
7 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1466/7 - 03 Mar 1467/8] John Fourde..
7 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1466/7 - 03 Mar 1467/8] Richard Enly (Toly)..499,.
8 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1467/8 - 03 Mar 1468/9] [Blank]
9 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1468/9 - 03 Mar 1469/10] [Blank]
10 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1469/70 - 03 Mar 1470/1] Richard Toly..500, 508-510
10 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1469/70 - 08 Oct 1470] John Fourde ..500, 508-510

[Henry VI was briefly restored to the throne 9 Oct 1470 until Edward IV landed with his Army March 1471 & defeated him at the Battle of Barnet on 4 May 1471]

11 Edward IV. [04 May 1471 - 03 Mar 1471/2] [Blank]
12 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1472/3 - 03 Mar 1473/4] [Blank]
13 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1473/4 - 03 Mar 1474/5] Richard Toly
13 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1473/4 - 03 Mar 1474/5] John Fourde
14 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1474/5 - 03 Mar 1475/6] Thomas Wilton..
14 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1474/5 - 03 Mar 1475/6] Richard Aylin..
15 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1475/6 - 03 Mar 1476/7] John Baylard..
15 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1475/6 - 03 Mar 1476/7] George Rolfe..
15 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1475/6 - 03 Mar 1476/7] John Carleton..514
15 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1475/6 - 03 Mar 1476/7] Henry Woulfe..514
15 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1475/6 - 03 Mar 1476/7] John Saundris (Saunders)..567
15 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1475/6 - 03 Mar 1476/7] Henry Snellynge..567
16 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1476/7 - 03 Mar 1477/8] John Dier..512-513
16 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1476/7 - 03 Mar 1477/8] John Fourde..512-513
17 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1477/8 - 03 Mar 1478/9] John Hobyl..545
17 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1477/8 - 03 Mar 1478/9] Roger Arter..545
18 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1478/9 - 03 Mar 1479/80] Henry Snelling (Snellynge)..516
18 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1478/9 - 03 Mar 1479/80] John Fourde..516
19 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1479/80 - 03 Mar 1480/1] Henry Snelling (Snellynge)..517
19 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1479/80 - 03 Mar 1480/1] John Fourde..517
19 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1479/80 - 03 Mar 1480/1] John Williams..521
19 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1479/80 - 03 Mar 1480/1] John Dier..521
20 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1480/1 - 03 Mar 1481/2] [Blank]
21 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1481/2 - 03 Mar 1482/3] John Howell (Hovell) (or Hobyll)..529
21 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1481/2 - 03 Mar 1482/3] Henry Woulfe (or Wulfe)..529
22 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1482/3 - 03 Mar 1483/4] John Hobyll (or Howell or Hovell)..546-547
22 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1482/3 - 03 Mar 1483/4] Henry Woulfe (or Wulfe)....546-547
22 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1482/3 - 03 Mar 1483/4] Henry Snellynge ..522-526, 531
22 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1482/3 - 03 Mar 1483/4] Robert Stoury ..522, 526
22 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1482/3 - 03 Mar 1483/4] Robert Aysshe..522-525, 531
23 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1483/4 - 24 Jun 1843] Henry Snellynge
23 Edward IV. [04 Mar 1483/4 - 24 Jun 1483] Robert Aysshe

The reign of Richard III began 22 June 1483:
(DG 26 June 1483 - Edward IV died 9 Apr 1483 leaving Edward V aged 13 who was deposed 23 June 1483; Richard III was declared King by Parliament 25 June 1483)

1 Richard III. [26 Jun 1483 - 25 Jun 1844] John Williams..539
1 Richard III. [26 Jun 1483 - 25 Jun 1844] John Fourde..539
2 Richard III. [26 Jun 1484 - 25 Jun 1845] Robert Stonyr (Stoury)..536
2 Richard III. [26 Jun 1484 - 25 Jun 1845] John Hutle (Hulle)..536
3 Richard III. [26 Jun 1485 - 21 Aug 1485] [Blank]

The reign of Henry VII began 22 August 1485:
(Richard III killed 22 Aug 1485 at Bosworth)

1 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1485 - 21 Aug 1486] [Blank]
2 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1486 - 21 Aug 1487] John Fourde..542
3 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1487 - 21 Aug 1488] [Blank]
4 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1488 - 21 Aug 1489] Thomas Hoskynes..545
4 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1488 - 21 Aug 1489] John Boyte..545
4 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1488 - 21 Aug 1489] John Williams (Wylyams)..561
4 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1488 - 21 Aug 1489] Robert Pollen (or Polyn)..561
5 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1489 - 21 Aug 1490] John Wylyam (Williams )...552,561
5 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1489 - 21 Aug 1490] Robert Polleyn (Polyn or Pollen)...552,561
6 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1490 - 21 Aug 1491] [Blank]
7 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1491 - 21 Aug 1492] John Hulle..544,548
7 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1491 - 21 Aug 1492] Robert Adyn..544,548
8 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1492 - 21 Aug 1493] John Williams
8 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1492 - 21 Aug 1493] Robert Pollen
9 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1493 - 21 Aug 1494] John Boyte..
9 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1493 - 21 Aug 1494] Robert Blythe..
10 to 13 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1494 - 21 Aug 1498] [Blank]
14 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1498 - 21 Aug 1499] Robert Aden..(Adyn)..549
14 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1498 - 21 Aug 1499] William Parsons (Person) ..549,554
14 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1498 - 21 Aug 1499] Robert Barbett..554
14 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1498 - 21 Aug 1499] John Boyte..545
14 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1498 - 21 Aug 1499] Thomas Hoskyns.545
15 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1499 - 21 Aug 1500] John Boyte..570
15 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1499 - 21 Aug 1500] Thomas Hoskyns.570
16 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1500 - 21 Aug 1501] John Boyte..550
16 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1500 - 21 Aug 1501] Thomas Hoskyns..550
16 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1500 - 21 Aug 1501] Robert Pullane (Polyn)..551, 564
16 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1500 - 21 Aug 1501] Alexander Broun (Browne)..551, 564
16 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1500 - 21 Aug 1501] John (Robert?) Barbet(t)...565
16 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1500 - 21 Aug 1501] John Williams junior..565
17 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1501 - 21 Aug 1502] John Gabyl..
17 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1501 - 21 Aug 1502] Henry Wulfe..
17 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1501 - 21 Aug 1502] Robert Aden...556
17 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1501 - 21 Aug 1502] William Byrche...556
18 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1502 - 21 Aug 1503] John Williams (Wylyames) senior..558,566
18 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1502 - 21 Aug 1503] Richard Haywarde..558,566
19 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1503 - 21 Aug 1504] Robert Pullare..
19 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1503 - 21 Aug 1504] Alexander Browne..
20 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1504 - 21 Aug 1505] [Blank]
21 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1505 - 21 Aug 1506] [Blank]
22 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1506 - 21 Aug 1507] John Gabyl..
22 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1506 - 21 Aug 1507] Henry Wulfe..
23 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1507 - 21 Aug 1508] [Blank]
24 Henry VII. [22 Aug 1508 - 21 Apr 1509] [Blank]

The reign of Henry VIII began 22 April 1509:

1 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1509 - 21 Apr 1510]
2 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1510 - 21 Apr 1511] William Parsons (Persons)..572
2 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1510 - 21 Apr 1511] Roger Howell..572
3 to 12 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1511 - 21 Apr 1521] [Blank]
13 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1521 - 21 Apr 1522] Nicholas Perham..586-587
13 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1521 - 21 Apr 1522] Robert Jamyes..586-587
14 and 15 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1512 - 21 Apr 1524] [Blank]
16 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1524 - 21 Apr 1525] John Jamyes..
16 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1524 - 21 Apr 1525] John Churchill..
17 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1525 - 21 Apr 1526] [Blank]
18 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1526 - 21 Apr 1527] Laurence Balner..702
18 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1526 - 21 Apr 1527] Edward Welys..702
19 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1527 - 21 Apr 1528] Roger Howell..
19 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1527 - 21 Apr 1528] William Stone..
20 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1528 - 21 Apr 1529] Nicholas Perham (Parham)..573
20 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1528 - 21 Apr 1529] John Aden..573
21 and 22 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1529 - 21 Apr 1531] [Blank]
23 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1531 - 21 Apr 1532] John Jamyes..
23 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1531 - 21 Apr 1532] William Stone junior..574,577
24 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1532 - 21 Apr 1533] [Blank]
25 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1533 - 21 Apr 1534] [Blank]
26 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1534 - 21 Apr 1535] [Blank]
27 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1535 - 21 Apr 1536] William Stone junior..574
27 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1535 - 21 Apr 1536] John James(Jamys)..574
28 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1536 - 21 Apr 1537] Walter Thomas..577
28 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1536 - 21 Apr 1537] William Stone..577
28 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1536 - 21 Apr 1537] Laurence Balner..577
28 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1536 - 21 Apr 1537] John Stratford..577
28 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1536 - 21 Apr 1537] Reginald Rawlin..
28 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1536 - 21 Apr 1537] John Adyn..
29 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1537 - 21 Apr 1538] Reginald Rawlyn..578
29 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1537 - 21 Apr 1538] John Adyn (Aden)..578
30 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1538 - 21 Apr 1539] Walter Thomas..588
30 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1538 - 21 Apr 1539] Robert Snelling (Snellynge) ..588
31 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1539 - 21 Apr 1540] Roger Howell..579-580, 582
31 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1539 - 21 Apr 1540] William Stone junior..579-580, 582
32 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1540 - 21 Apr 1541] John Jamys (James) ..583,
32 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1540 - 21 Apr 1541] John Churchill..583,
33 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1541 - 21 Apr 1542] Reginald Rawlyn..
33 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1541 - 21 Apr 1542] John Davey
34 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1542 - 21 Apr 1543] John Adyn (Aden)..586
34 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1542 - 21 Apr 1543] William Palmer..586
35 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1543 - 21 Apr 1544] John Adyn (Aden)..
35 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1543 - 21 Apr 1544] William Palmer..
36 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1544 - 21 Apr 1545] John James ..589,
36 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1544 - 21 Apr 1545] John Churchill..589,
37 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1545 - 21 Apr 1546] Reginald Rawlyn..592
37 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1545 - 21 Apr 1546] Richard Perham..592
37 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1545 - 21 Apr 1546] John James..600,601,603
37 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1545 - 21 Apr 1546] Richard Wayland (Waglond?)..600,601,603
38 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1546 - 27 Jan 1546/7] Reginald Rawlyn..594, 596-598
38 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1546 - 27 Jan 1546/7] Richard Perham..594, 596-598
38 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1546 - 27 Jan 1546/7] Walter Thomas.. 602
38 Henry VIII. [22 Apr 1546 - 27 Jan 1546/7] Robert Snellynge.. 602

The reign of Edward VI began 28 Jan 1546:

1 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1546/7 - 27 Jan 1547/8 ] John Churchill..603,605, 635
1 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1546/7 - 27 Jan 1547/8 ] John Knighton (Knyghton)..603,605, 635
1 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1546/7 - 27 Jan 1547/8 ] John Jamys (or James) ..603
1 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1546/7 - 27 Jan 1547/8 ] Richard Waglond (or Wagland)..603
2 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1547/8 - 27 Jan 1548/9 ] William Stone junior (senior?).606
2 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1547/8 - 27 Jan 1548/9 ] John Corbyn..606
2 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1547/8 - 27 Jan 1548/9 ] John Churchyll..635
2 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1547/8 - 27 Jan 1548/9 ] John Knyghton..635
3 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1548/9 - 27 Jan 1549/10 ] William Stone junior ..607
3 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1548/9 - 27 Jan 1549/10 ] John Corbyn..607
3 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1548/9 - 27 Jan 1549/10 ] John Stratford..608,612, 614-615, 624
3 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1548/9 - 27 Jan 1549/10 ] Ralph Peryn..608,612, 614-615, 624
4 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1549/50 - 27 Jan 1550/1 ] John Stratford..610, 616, 619
4 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1549/50 - 27 Jan 1550/1 ] Ralph Peryn..610, 616, 619
4 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1549/50 - 27 Jan 1550/1 ] Walter Thome? (Thomas)..617, 670
4 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1549/50 - 27 Jan 1550/1 ] Robert Adyn (Aden)..617, 670
5 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1550/1 - 27 Jan 1551/2 ] Robert Snelling (Snellynge)..621,627
5 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1550/1 - 27 Jan 1551/2 ] Samuel Holman [Note: Hutchins says Samuel, Charters William Holman..621,627]
6 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1551/2 - 27 Jan 1552/3 ] John Stratford ..
6 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1551/2 - 27 Jan 1552/3 ] Ralph Perham ..
7 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1552/3 - 5 July 1553] Robert Adyn..
7 Edward VI. [28 Jan 1552/3 - 5 July 1553] William Palmer

The reign of Mary I began 6 July 1553:
Mary married Phillip of Spain 25 July 1554 but Hutchins make no reference to him

1 Mary I. [6 July 1553 - 5 July 1554] Robert Adyn..
1 Mary I. [6 July 1553 - 5 July 1554] William Palmer..
1 Mary I. [6 July 1553 - 5 July 1554] Richard Waglon..633
1 Mary I. [6 July 1553 - 5 July 1554] Owin Haymen..633
2 Mary I. [6 July 1554 - 24 July 1554] [Blank]
1/2 Phillip & Mary I. [25 July 1554 - 24 July 1555] Walter Thomas..671
1/2 Phillip & Mary I. [25 July 1554 - 24 July 1555] William Hayman..671
1/2 Phillip & Mary I. [25 July 1554 - 24 July 1555] Robert Adyn.. 629
2/3 Phillip & Mary I. [25 July 1555 - 24 July 1556] William Palmer.. 637, 638
2/3 Phillip & Mary I. [25 July 1555 - 24 July 1556] Robert Adyn [alias Barbet]..637, 638
3/4 Phillip & Mary I. [25 July 1556 - 24 July 1557] John Kingstone [Knyghton]..634, 676
3/4 Phillip & Mary I. [25 July 1556 - 24 July 1557] John Palmer..634,676
4/5 Phillip & Mary I. [25 July 1556]
5/6 Phillip & Mary I. [25 July 1557 - 24 July 1558] [Blank]
6/7 Phillip & Mary I. [25 July 1558 - 16 Nov 1558] [Blank]

The reign of Elizabeth I began 17 Nov 1558:

1 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1558 - 16 Nov 1559] [Blank]
2 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1559 - 16 Nov 1560] Walter Thomas..653
2 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1559 - 16 Nov 1560] Nicholas Symster (Lymster) alias Foxwell..653
3 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1560 - 16 Nov 1561] John Cady..
3 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1560 - 16 Nov 1561] John Scott..
4 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1561 - 16 Nov 1562] John Palmer..
4 Elizabeth I. 17 Nov [1561 - 16 Nov 1562] John Chubb..
5 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1562 - 16 Nov 1563] [Blank]
6 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1563 - 16 Nov 1564] Owen Hayman..
6 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1563 - 16 Nov 1564] William Adyn..
7 to 9 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1564 - 16 Nov 1567] [Blank] (1565 Owen Haymen and William Aden /Adyn)(20)
10 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1567 - 16 Nov 1568] John Palmer..
10 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1567 - 16 Nov 1568] William Churchill..
11 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1568 - 16 Nov 1569] Morgan Hayne..
11 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1568 - 16 Nov 1569] John Chubb..
12 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1569 - 16 Nov 1570] [Blank]
13 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1570 - 16 Nov 1571] John Grose..
13 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1570 - 16 Nov 1571] John Whetstone..
14 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1571 - 16 Nov 1572] John Scott (Scote) ..668
14 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1571 - 16 Nov 1572] John Whetstone..668
15 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1572 - 16 Nov 1573] John Jamyes..
15 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1572 - 16 Nov 1573] Leonard Jones..
16 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1573 - 16 Nov 1574] William Churchill..
16 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1573 - 16 Nov 1574] John Henning..(23)
17 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1574 - 16 Nov 1575] [Blank]
18 Elizabeth I [17 Nov 1575 - 16 Nov 1576] John Jamayes (James)..
19 to 21 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1576 - 16 Nov 1579] [Blank] (1577 John James & William Adinn or Adyn..636)
22 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1579 - 16 Nov 1580] Henry Stratford..
22 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1579 - 16 Nov 1580] John Spryse..
23 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1580 - 16 Nov 1581] [Blank]
24 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1581 - 16 Nov 1582] Luke Adyn..
24 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1581 - 16 Nov 1582] Robert Adyn..
25 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1582 - 16 Nov 1583] John Adyn..677
25 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1582 - 16 Nov 1583] Robert Adyn..677
25 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1582 - 16 Nov 1584] Lawrence Stratford..
25 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1582 - 16 Nov 1584] John Bryne..
26 to 28 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1583 - 16 Nov 1586] [Blank]
29 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1586 - 16 Nov 1587] John Henning..(23)
30 & 31 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1587- 16 Nov 1589] [Blank but see Note 21 below regarding Matthew Chubb]
32 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1589 - 16 Nov 1590] Ralph Palmer..
32 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1589 - 16 Nov 1590] John Watts..
33 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1590 - 16 Nov 1591] [Blank]
34 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1591 - 16 Nov 1592] William Miller..
35 & 36 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1592 - 16 Nov 1594] [Blank]
37 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1594 - 16 Nov 1595] Matthew Chubb..
37 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1594 - 16 Nov 1595] Theophilus Davy..
38 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1595 - 16 Nov 1596] John Watts..
38 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1595 - 16 Nov 1596] William Anthony..(22)
39 to 41 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1596 - 16 Nov 1599] [Blank]
42 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1599 - 16 Nov 1600] Henry Whittle..
42 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1599 - 16 Nov 1600] John Adyn..
43 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1600 - 16 Nov 1601] John Yeat..
43 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1600 - 16 Nov 1601] James Gould..682
43 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1600 - 16 Nov 1601] John Hill..682
44 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1601 - 16 Nov 1602] Matthew Chubb..
44 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1601 - 16 Nov 1602] James Gould..
45 Elizabeth I. [17 Nov 1602 - 24 Mar 1602/3] [Blank]

The reign of James I began 24 March 1602/3:

1 James I. [24 Mar 1602/3 - 23 Mar 1603/4] William Miller..
1 James I. [24 Mar 1602/3 - 23 Mar 1603/4] Oliver Hayne..
2 James I. [24 Mar 1603/4 - 23 Mar 1604/5] Henry White..
2 James I. [24 Mar 1603/4 - 23 Mar 1604/5] John Gould..
3 James I. [24 Mar 1604/5 - 23 Mar 1605/6] [Blank]
4 James I. [24 Mar 1605/6 - 23 Mar 1606/7] [Blank]
5 James I. [24 Mar 1606/7 - 23 Mar 1607/8] John Yeate..
5 James I. [24 Mar 1606/7 - 23 Mar 1607/8] James Gould..
6 James I. [24 Mar 1607/8 - 23 Mar 1608/9] John Spicer..
6 James I. [24 Mar 1607/8 - 23 Mar 1608/9] Oliver Hayne..
7 James I. [24 Mar 1608/9 - 23 Mar 1609/10] Henry Whitle..
7 James I. [24 Mar 1608/9 - 23 Mar 1609/10] Richard Blachford..
8 James I. [24 Mar 1609/10 - 23 Mar 1610/1] Matthew Chubb..
8 James I. [24 Mar 1609/10 - 23 Mar 1610/1] John Parkins..

Charter of James I
Note:- King James by letters patent dated 26th June 1610 appointed for the government of the borough two bailiffs and fifteen burgesses, and also a power to choose a recorder. [See also page 124 'The History of Dorchester' where following names confirmed in the Charter]

8 James I. [24 Mar 1609/10 - 23 Mar 1610/1] John Gould Senior; Bernard Toup..
9 James I. [24 Mar 1610/11 - 23 Mar 1611/2] James Gould..
9 James I. [24 Mar 1610/11 - 23 Mar 1611/2] William Whiteway..
10 James I. [24 Mar 1611/2 - 23 Mar 1612/3] John Spicer..
10 James I. [24 Mar 1611/2 - 23 Mar 1612/3] Nicholas Vater..
11 James I. [24 Mar 1612/3 - 23 Mar 1613/4] Henry Whittle..
11 James I. [24 Mar 1612/3 - 23 Mar 1613/4] Oliver Hayne..
12 James I. [24 Mar 1613/4 - 23 Mar 1614/5] John Gould..(18)
12 James I. [24 Mar 1613/4 - 23 Mar 1614/5] William Horsford..
13 James I. [24 Mar 1614/5 - 23 Mar 1615/6] John Perkins..(18)
13 James I. [24 Mar 1614/5 - 23 Mar 1615/6] Edward Dashwood..
14 James I. [24 Mar 1615/6 - 23 Mar 1616/7] Richard Barker..
14 James I. [24 Mar 1615/6 - 23 Mar 1616/7] William Whiteway..
15 James I. [24 Mar 1616/7 - 23 Mar 1617/8] Richard Blachford..
15 James I. [24 Mar 1616/7 - 23 Mar 1617/8] Richard Bushrod
16 James I. [24 Mar 1617/8 - 23 Mar 1618/9] John Gould.(1).
16 James I. [24 Mar 1617/8 - 23 Mar 1618/9] William Joliffe.(1).
17 James I. [24 Mar 1618/9 - 23 Mar 1619/20] John Perkins (Parkins).(2).
17 James I. [24 Mar 1618/9 - 23 Mar 1619/20] William Horsford.(2).
18 James I. [24 Mar 1619/20 - 23 Mar 1620/1] William Whiteway.(3).
18 James I. [24 Mar 1619/20 - 23 Mar 1620/1] Edmund Dashwood.(3).
19 James I. [24 Mar 1620/1 - 23 Mar 1621/2 ] Richard Blachford.(4).
19 James I. [24 Mar 1620/1 - 23 Mar 1621/2] Richard Bushrod.(4).

[Note:- 14 Bye-Laws were issued on 22 October 1621 which bears their signatures.]

20 James I. [24 Mar 1621/2 - 23 Mar 1622/3] John Gould.(5 & 19).
20 James I. [24 Mar 1621/2 - 23 Mar 1622/3] Bernard Toup.(5 & 19).
21 James I. [24 Mar 1622/3 - 23 Mar 1623/4] William Joliffe.(6).
21 James I. [24 Mar 1622/3 - 23 Mar 1623/4] Dennis Bond.(6).
22 James I. [24 Mar 1623/4 - 23 Mar 1624/5] John Perkins (Parkins) .(7).
22 James I. [24 Mar 1623/4 - 23 Mar 1624/5] John Hill.(7).
23 James I. [24 Mar 1624/5 - 26 Mar 1625] [Blank]

The reign of Charles I began 27 March 1625:

1 Charles I. [27 Mar 1625 - 26 Mar 1626] William Whiteway (Senior) .(8).
1 Charles I. [27 Mar 1625 - 26 Mar 1626] Edmund Dashwood.(8).
2 Charles I. [27 Mar 1626 - 26 Mar 1627] Richard Bushrod.(9).
2 Charles I. [27 Mar 1626 - 26 Mar 1627] Joseph [John] Blachford.(9).
3 Charles I. [27 Mar 1627 - 26 Mar 1628] Richard Blachford.(10).
3 Charles I. [27 Mar 1627 - 26 Mar 1628] James Gould.(10).
4 Charles I. [27 Mar 1628 - 26 Mar 1629] Bernard Toup.(11).
4 Charles I. [27 Mar 1628 - 26 Mar 1629] William Whiteway (Junior).(11).
5 Charles I. [27 Mar 1629 - 26 Mar 1630] William Derby.(12).
5 Charles I. [27 Mar 1629 - 26 Mar 1630] William Jolliffe...(12).
6 Charles I. [27 Mar 1630 - 26 Mar 1631] Dennis Bond.(13).
6 Charles I. [27 Mar 1630 - 26 Mar 1631] Richard Savage.(13).
7 Charles I. [27 Mar 1631 - 26 Mar 1632] John Hill.(14).
7 Charles I. [27 Mar 1631 - 26 Mar 1632] James Gould.(14).
8 Charles I. [27 Mar 1632 - 26 Mar 1633] John Blachford.(15).
8 Charles I. [27 Mar 1632 - 26 Mar 1633] John Long [Note:- John Long died 20 Dec 1632 - William Whiteway junior](15)
9 Charles I. [27 Mar 1633 - 26 Mar 1634] William Derby.(16).
9 Charles I. [27 Mar 1633 - 26 Mar 1634] Richard Bury.(16).686
9 Charles I. [27 Mar 1633 - 26 Mar 1634] Edmund Dashwood..686
10 Charles I. [27 Mar 1634 - 26 Mar 1635] John Parkyns (Parkins) .(17).
10 Charles I. [27 Mar 1634 - 26 Mar 1635] Richard Savage.(17).
11 Charles I. [27 Mar 1635 - 26 Mar 1636] William Whiteway..
11 Charles I. [27 Mar 1635 - 26 Mar 1636] James Gould..
12 Charles I. [27 Mar 1636 - 26 Mar 1637] Edmund Dashwood..
12 Charles I. [27 Mar 1636 - 26 Mar 1637] Henry Maber..
13 Charles I. [27 Mar 1637 - 26 Mar 1638] William Joliffe..
13 Charles I. [27 Mar 1637 - 26 Mar 1638] Richard Savage..
14 Charles I. [27 Mar 1638 - 26 Mar 1639] Richard Bury..
14 Charles I. [27 Mar 1638 - 26 Mar 1639] John Allambridge..
15 Charles I. [27 Mar 1639 - 26 Mar 1640] Richard Blachford..
15 Charles I. [27 Mar 1639 - 26 Mar 1640] Edward Dashwood..
16 Charles I. [27 Mar 1640 - 26 Mar 1641] Dennis Bond..
16 Charles I. [27 Mar 1640 - 26 Mar 1641] John Bushrod..
17 Charles I. [27 Mar 1641 - 26 Mar 1642] Edmund Dashwood..
17 Charles I. [27 Mar 1641 - 26 Mar 1642] John Seward..
18 Charles I. [27 Mar 1642 - 26 Mar 1643] John Hill..
18 Charles I. [27 Mar 1642 - 26 Mar 1643] John Whiteway..[Note:- Outbreak of Civil War 22 Aug 1642]
19 Charles I. [27 Mar 1643 - 26 Mar 1644] William Jolliffe..
19 Charles I. [27 Mar 1643 - 26 Mar 1644] James Gould..
20 Charles I. [27 Mar 1644 - 26 Mar 1645] William Jolliffe..
20 Charles I. [27 Mar 1644 - 26 Mar 1645] James Gould..
21 Charles I. [27 Mar 1645 - 26 Mar 1646] James Gould..[Note Charles I lost at Battle of Naseby]
21 Charles I. [27 Mar 1645 - 26 Mar 1646] William Derby..
22 Charles I. [27 Mar 1646 - 26 Mar 1647] Richard Savage..
22 Charles I. [27 Mar 1646 - 26 Mar 1647] Josias Terry..
23 Charles I. [27 Mar 1647 - 26 Mar 1648] Richard Bury..
23 Charles I. [27 Mar 1647 - 26 Mar 1648] Gilbert Loder..
24 Charles I. [27 Mar 1648 - 29 Jan 1648/9] [Blank]

The reign of Charles II began 30 Jan 1648/9:
[Charles I beheaded 30 Jan 1648/9]

1 Charles II. [30 Jan 1648/9 - 29 Jan 1649/50] Henry Maber..
1 Charles II. [30 Jan 1648/9 - 29 Jan 1649/50] George Cole..
2 Charles II. [30 Jan 1649/50 - 29 Jan 1650/1] Richard Bushrod..
2 Charles II. [30 Jan 1649/50 - 29 Jan 1650/1] Edward Dashwood..
3 Charles II. [30 Jan 1650/1 - 29 Jan 1651/2] James Gould..
3 Charles II. [30 Jan 1650/1 - 29 Jan 1651/2] John Bushrod..
4 Charles II. [30 Jan 1651/2 - 29 Jan 1652/3] John Whiteway..[Note:- End of the Civil War Charles II defeated at battle Worcester]
4 Charles II. [30 Jan 1651/2 - 29 Jan 1652/3] Edward Dashwood..
5 Charles II. [30 Jan 1652/3 - 29 Jan 1653/4] Henry Maber..
5 Charles II. [30 Jan 1652/3 - 29 Jan 1653/4] Josias Terry..
6 Charles II. [30 Jan 1653/4 - 29 Jan 1654/5] Richard Bury..
6 Charles II. [30 Jan 1653/4 - 29 Jan 1654/5] Gilbert Loder..
7 Charles II. [30 Jan 1654/5 - 29 Jan 1655/6] Richard Savage..
7 Charles II. [30 Jan 1654/5 - 29 Jan 1655/6] Thomas Simmonds..
8 Charles II. [30 Jan 1655/6 - 29 Jan 1656/7] Josias Terry..
8 Charles II. [30 Jan 1655/6 - 29 Jan 1656/7] Philip Stansbie..
9 Charles II. [30 Jan 1656/7 - 29 Jan 1657/8] Henry Maber..
9 Charles II. [30 Jan 1656/7 - 29 Jan 1657/8] John Daniel..
10 Charles II. [30 Jan 1657/8 - 29 Jan 1658/9] Richard Savage..
10 Charles II. [30 Jan 1657/8 - 29 Jan 1658/9] John Cole..
11 Charles II. [30 Jan 1658/9 - 29 Jan 1659/60] Edward Dashwood.. [Note:- Cromwell died 3 Sep 1658]
11 Charles II. [30 Jan 1658/9 - 29 Jan 1659/60] Josias Terry..
12 Charles II. [30 Jan 1659/60 - 29 Jan 1660/1] Henry Maber..
12 Charles II. [30 Jan 1659/60 - 29 Jan 1660/1] John Bushrod.. [Note:- Restoration]
13 Charles II. [30 Jan 1660/1 - 29 Jan 1661/2] John Whiteway..
13 Charles II. [30 Jan 1660/1 - 29 Jan 1661/2] Philip Stansbie..
14 Charles II. [30 Jan 1661/2 - 29 Jan 1662/3] Thomas Simmonds..
14 Charles II. [30 Jan 1661/2 - 29 Jan 1662/3] Lawrence Righton..
15 Charles II. [30 Jan 1662/3 - 29 Jan 1663/4] Richard Churchill..
15 Charles II. [30 Jan 1662/3 - 29 Jan 1663/4] Joseph Seward..
16 Charles II. [30 Jan 1663/4 - 29 Jan 1664/5] Robert Napper..
16 Charles II. [30 Jan 1663/4 - 29 Jan 1664/5] William Pitt..
17 Charles II. [30 Jan 1664/5 - 29 Jan 1665/6] John Gould..
17 Charles II. [30 Jan 1664/5 - 29 Jan 1665/6] William Wade..
18 Charles II. [30 Jan 1665/6 - 29 Jan 1666/7] William Pitt..
18 Charles II. [30 Jan 1665/6 - 29 Jan 1666/7] Alexander Haviland..
19 Charles II. [30 Jan 1666/7 - 29 Jan 1667/8] Josias Terry..
19 Charles II. [30 Jan 1666/7 - 29 Jan 1667/8] Gilbert Whiffen..
20 Charles II. [30 Jan 1667/8 - 29 Jan 1668/9] Richard Churchill..
20 Charles II. [30 Jan 1667/8 - 29 Jan 1668/9] Thomas Hall..
21 Charles II. [30 Jan 1668/9 - 29 Jan 1669/70] Samuel Bond..
21 Charles II. [30 Jan 1668/9 - 29 Jan 1669/70] Hugh Baker..
22 Charles II. [30 Jan 1669/70 - 29 Jan 1670/1] Gilbert Whiffen..
22 Charles II. [30 Jan 1669/70 - 29 Jan 1670/1] Benjamin Gould..
23 Charles II. [30 Jan 1670/1 - 29 Jan 1671/2] Joseph Seward..
23 Charles II. [30 Jan 1670/1 - 29 Jan 1671/2] Andrew Loder..
24 Charles II. [30 Jan 1671/2 - 29 Jan 1672/3] Arthur Gould..
24 Charles II. [30 Jan 1671/2 - 29 Jan 1672/3] Jasper Samways..
25 Charles II. [30 Jan 1672/3 - 29 Jan 1673/4] Robert Napper..
25 Charles II. [30 Jan 1672/3 - 29 Jan 1673/4] John Craddock..
26 Charles II. [30 Jan 1673/4 - 29 Jan 1674/5] William Pitt..
26 Charles II. [30 Jan 1673/4 - 29 Jan 1674/5] Alexander Haviland..
27 Charles II. [30 Jan 1674/5 - 29 Jan 1675/6] Arthur Gould..
27 Charles II. [30 Jan 1674/5 - 29 Jan 1675/6] Hugh Baker..
28 Charles II. [30 Jan 1675/6 - 29 Jan 1676/7] William Pitt..
28 Charles II. [30 Jan 1675/6 - 29 Jan 1676/7] Benjamin Gould..
29 Charles II. [30 Jan 1676/7 - 29 Jan 1677/8] Alexander Haviland..
29 Charles II. [30 Jan 1676/7 - 29 Jan 1677/8] Edward Jones..
30 Charles II. [30 Jan 1677/8 - 29 Jan 1678/9] Hugh Baker..
30 Charles II. [30 Jan 1677/8 - 29 Jan 1678/9] Richard Atkins..
31 Charles II. [30 Jan 1678/9 - 29 Jan 1679/80] Gilbert Loder..
31 Charles II. [30 Jan 1678/9 - 29 Jan 1679/80] John Gollop..
32 Charles II. [30 Jan 1679/80 - 29 Jan 1680/1] John Seward..
32 Charles II. [30 Jan 1679/80 - 29 Jan 1680/1] Nicholas Gould..
33 Charles II. [30 Jan 1680/1 - 29 Jan 1681/2] Joseph Seward..[Note:- Signed the oath to Charles II as Bailiff 30 Aug 1681 page 641 MRD]
33 Charles II. [30 Jan 1680/1 - 29 Jan 1681/2] John Craddock..[Note:- Signed the oath to Charles II as Bailiff 30 Aug 1681 page 641 MRD]
34 Charles II. [30 Jan 1681/2 - 29 Jan 1682/3] James Gould..
34 Charles II. [30 Jan 1681/2 - 29 Jan 1682/3] Charles Stoodley..
35 Charles II. [30 Jan 1682/3 - 29 Jan 1683/4] John Craddock..
35 Charles II. [30 Jan 1682/3 - 29 Jan 1683/4] John Oldis..
36 Charles II. [30 Jan 1683/4 - 29 Jan 1684/5] Gilbert Whiffen..
36 Charles II. [30 Jan 1683/4 - 29 Jan 1684/5] Hugh Baker..
37 Charles II. [30 Jan 1684/5 - 05 Feb 1684] John Gollop..
37 Charles II. [30 Jan 1684/5 - 05 Feb 1684] John Nelson..

The reign of James II began 6 Feb 1684:
[until 12 Dec 1688]

1 James II. [06 Feb 1684/5 - 05 Feb 1685/6] Charles Stoodley..
1 James II. [06 Feb 1684/5 - 05 Feb 1685/6] Richard Long..
2 James II. [06 Feb 1685/6 - 05 Feb 1686/7] John Oldis..
2 James II. [06 Feb 1685/6 - 05 Feb 1686/7] George Lester..
3 James II. [06 Feb 1686/7 - 05 Feb 1687/8] James Gould..
3 James II. [06 Feb 1686/7 - 05 Feb 1687/8] Thomas Blandford..
4 James II. [06 Feb 1687/8 - 12 Feb 1688/9] John Gollop..[Note:- 7 days over a year]
4 James II. [06 Feb 1687/8 - 12 Feb 1688/9] Richard Cooper..[Note:- 7 days over a year]

The reign of William & Mary began 13 Feb 1688/9:
[Mary died of smallpox 28 Dec 1694]

1 William & Mary [13 Feb 1688/9 - 12 Feb 1689/90] John Nelson..
1 William & Mary [13 Feb 1688/9 - 12 Feb 1689/90] Maximilian Gollop..
2 William & Mary [13 Feb 1689/90 - 12 Feb 1690/1] George Lester..
2 William & Mary [13 Feb 1689/90 - 12 Feb 1690/1] Daniel Arden..
3 William & Mary [13 Feb 1690/1 - 12 Feb 1691/2] Alexander Haviland..
3 William & Mary [13 Feb 1690/1 - 12 Feb 1691/2] Thomas Delacourt..
4 William & Mary [13 Feb 1691/2 - 12 Feb 1692/3] Maximilian Gollop..
4 William & Mary [13 Feb 1691/2 - 12 Feb 1692/3] Thomas Seward..
5 William & Mary [13 Feb 1692/3 - 12 Feb 1693/4] Daniel Arden..
5 William & Mary [13 Feb 1692/3 - 12 Feb 1693/4] Richard Churchill..
6 William & Mary [13 Feb 1693/4 - 27 Dec 1694] Thomas Delacourt..
6 William & Mary [13 Feb 1693/4 - 24 Dec 1694] John Oldis..

The reign of William III continued on 28 Dec 1694:

Note:- Hutchins renumbers the regnal years for William III 1 to 7, but as William had already reigned for 6 years with Mary they are more correctly numbered years 6 to 14.

6 William III [28 Dec 1694 - 27 Dec 1695] Thomas Delacourt..
6 William III [28 Dec 1694 - 27 Dec 1695] John Oldis..
7 William III [28 Dec 1695 - 27 Dec 1696] Thomas Seward..
7 William III [28 Dec 1695 - 27 Dec 1696] John Yeat..
8 William III [28 Dec 1696 - 27 Dec 1697] Andrew Loder..
8 William III [28 Dec 1696 - 27 Dec 1697] Robert Weare..
9 William III [28 Dec 1697 - 27 Dec 1698] John Gollop..
9 William III [28 Dec 1697 - 27 Dec 1698] Henry Wiffen..
10 William III [28 Dec 1698 - 27 Dec 1699] James Gould..
10 William III [28 Dec 1698 - 27 Dec 1699] Richard Samways..
11 William III [28 Dec 1699 - 27 Dec 1700] John Yeat..
11 William III [28 Dec 1699 - 27 Dec 1700] John Haviland..
12 William III [28 Dec 1700 - 27 Dec 1701] Robert Weare..
12 William III [28 Dec 1700 - 27 Dec 1701] Daniel Arden..
13 William III [28 Dec 1701 - 27 Dec 1702] Henry Wiffen..
13 William III [28 Dec 1701 - 27 Dec 1702] Thomas Delacourt..
14 William III [28 Dec 1701 - 7 Mar 1701/2] Richard Samways..
14 William III [28 Dec 1701 - 7 Mar 1701/2] Thomas Seward..

The reign of Anne began on 8 March 1701:

1 Anne. [8 Mar 1701/2 - 7 Mar 1702/3] Richard Samways..
1 Anne. [8 Mar 1701/2 - 7 Mar 1702/3] Thomas Seward..
2 Anne. [8 Mar 1702/3 - 7 Mar 1703/4] James Gould..
2 Anne. [8 Mar 1702/3 - 7 Mar 1703/4] George Lester..
3 Anne. [8 Mar 1703/4 - 7 Mar 1704/5] John Oldis..
3 Anne. [8 Mar 1703/4 - 7 Mar 1704/5] John Yeat..
4 Anne. [8 Mar 1704/5 - 7 Mar 1705/6] Maximilian Gollop..
4 Anne. [8 Mar 1704/5 - 7 Mar 1705/6] Henry Whiffen..
5 Anne. [8 Mar 1705/6 - 7 Mar 1706/7] John Nelson..
5 Anne. [8 Mar 1705/6 - 7 Mar 1706/7] Thomas Delacourt..
6 Anne. [8 Mar 1706/7 - 7 Mar 1707/8] John Oldis..
6 Anne. [8 Mar 1706/7 - 7 Mar 1707/8] Thomas Seward..
7 Anne. [8 Mar 1707/8 - 7 Mar 1708/9] Daniel Arden..
7 Anne. [8 Mar 1707/8 - 7 Mar 1708/9] Thomas Weare..
8 Anne. [8 Mar 1708/9 - 7 Mar 1709/10] John Gollop..
8 Anne. [8 Mar 1708/9 - 7 Mar 1709/10] Andrew Purchase..
9 Anne. [8 Mar 1709/10 - 7 Mar 1710/1] Thomas Seward..
9 Anne. [8 Mar 1709/10 - 7 Mar 1710/1] Robert Colson..
10 Anne. [8 Mar 1710/1 - 7 Mar 1711/2] Robert Weare..
10 Anne. [8 Mar 1710/1 - 7 Mar 1711/2] Thomas Knapton..
11 Anne. [8 Mar 1711/2 - 7 Mar 1712/3] Andrew Purchase..
11 Anne. [8 Mar 1711/2 - 7 Mar 1712/3] Josiah Cooper..
12 Anne. [8 Mar 1712/3 - 7 Mar 1713/4] Richard Samways..
12 Anne. [8 Mar 1712/3 - 7 Mar 1713/4] Robert Weare..
13 Anne. [8 Mar 1713/4 - 31 July 1714] Robert Colson..
13 Anne. [8 Mar 1713/4 - 31 July 1714] Andrew Purchase..

The reign of George I began on 1 Aug 1714:


1 George I. [1 Aug 1714 - 31 July 1715] Thomas Knapton..
1 George I. [1 Aug 1714 - 31 July 1715] John Kellaway..
2 George I. [1 Aug 1715 - 31 July 1716] Josiah Cooper..
2 George I. [1 Aug 1715 - 31 July 1716] Zachariah Nelson..
3 George I. [1 Aug 1716 - 31 July 1717] Thomas Seward..
3 George I. [1 Aug 1716 - 31 July 1717] Richard Samways..
4 George I. [1 Aug 1717 - 31 July 1718] John Kellaway..
4 George I. [1 Aug 1717 - 31 July 1718] Thomas Pitman..
5 George I. [1 Aug 1718 - 31 July 1719] Zachariah Nelson..
5 George I. [1 Aug 1718 - 31 July 1719] Robert Weare..
6 George I. [1 Aug 1719 - 31 July 1720] Daniel Arden..
6 George I. [1 Aug 1719- 31 July 1720] Samuel Snook..
7 George I. [1 Aug 1720- 31 July 1721] Samuel Snook..
7 George I. [1 Aug 1720- 31 July 1721] Thomas Pitman..
8 George I. [1 Aug 1721- 31 July 1722] Samuel Stanning..
8 George I. [1 Aug 1721- 31 July 1722] Zachariah Nelson..
9 George I. [1 Aug 1722- 31 July 1723] Andrew Purchase..
9 George I. [1 Aug 1722- 31 July 1723] Daniel Harding..
10 George I. [1 Aug 1723- 31 July 1724] John Kellaway..
10 George I. [1 Aug 1723- 31 July 1724] Robert Colson..
11 George I. [1 Aug 1724- 31 July 1725] Josiah Cooper..
11 George I. [1 Aug 1724- 31 July 1725] John Woolmington..
12 George I. [1 Aug 1725- 31 July 1726] Daniel Arden..
12 George I. [1 Aug 1725- 31 July 1726] Walter Crowe..
13 George I. [1 Aug 1726 - 10 Jun 1727] Daniel Arden..
13 George I. [1 Aug 1726 - 10 Jun 1727] Reynaldo Knapton..

The reign of George II began on 11 June 1727:

1 George II. [11 Jun 1727 -10 Jun 1728] John Woolmington..
1 George II. [11 Jun 1727 -10 Jun 1728] Laurence Snook..
2 George II. [11 Jun 1728 -10 Jun 1729] Walter Crowe..
2 George II. [11 Jun 1728 -10 Jun 1729] Robert Loder..
3 George II. [11 Jun 1729 -10 Jun 1730] Reynaldo Knapton..
3 George II. [11 Jun 1729 -10 Jun 1730] Robert Fieldew..
4 George II. [11 Jun 1730 -10 Jun 1731] Zachariah Nelson..
4 George II. [11 Jun 1730 -10 Jun 1731] Richard Cooper..
5 George II. [11 Jun 1731 -10 Jun 1732] Robert Loder..
5 George II. [11 Jun 1731 -10 Jun 1732] Robert Gundrey..
6 George II. 11 Jun [1732 -10 Jun 1733] Robert Fieldew..
6 George II. [11 Jun 1732 -10 Jun 1733] Samuel Stanning..
7 George II. [11 Jun 1733 -10 Jun 1734] Richard Cooper..
7 George II. [11 Jun 1733 -10 Jun 1734] Daniel Arden..
8 George II. [11 Jun 1734 -10 Jun 1735] Robert Gundrey..
8 George II. [11 Jun 1734 -10 Jun 1735] Walter Crowe..
9 George II. [11 Jun 1735 -10 Jun 1736] Samuel Hanning..
9 George II. [11 Jun 1735 -10 Jun 1736] George Cooper..
10 George II. [11 Jun 1736 -10 Jun 1737] Daniel Arden..
10 George II. [11 Jun 1736 -10 Jun 1737] Thomas Loder..
11 George II. [11 Jun 1737 -10 Jun 1738] Walter Crowe..
11 George II. [11 Jun 1737 -10 Jun 1738] Reynaldo Knapton..
12 George II. [11 Jun 1738 -10 Jun 1739] George Cooper..
12 George II. [11 Jun 1738 -10 Jun 1739] Robert Loder..
13 George II. [11 Jun 1739 -10 Jun 1740] Thomas Loder..
13 George II. [11 Jun 1739 -10 Jun 1740] Richard Cooper..
14 George II. [11 Jun 1740 -10 Jun 1741] Reynaldo Knapton..
14 George II. [11 Jun 1740 -10 Jun 1741] Thomas Cooper..
15 George II. [11 Jun 1741 -10 Jun 1742] Robert Loder..
15 George II. [11 Jun 1741 -10 Jun 1742] William Bryer..
16 George II. [11 Jun 1742 -10 Jun 1743] Richard Cooper..
16 George II. [11 Jun 1742 -10 Jun 1743] Daniel Arden..
17 George II. [11 Jun 1743 -10 Jun 1744] Thomas Cooper..
17 George II. [11 Jun 1743 -10 Jun 1744] John Channing..
18 George II. [11 Jun 1744 -10 Jun 1745] William Bryer..
18 George II. [11 Jun 1744 -10 Jun 1745] John Pitman..
19 George II. [11 Jun 1745 -10 Jun 1746] Daniel Arden..
19 George II. [11 Jun 1745 -10 Jun 1746] George Cooper..
20 George II. [11 Jun 1746 -10 Jun 1747] Reynaldo Knapton..
20 George II. [11 Jun 1746 -10 Jun 1747] John Channing..
21 George II. 11 Jun [1747 -10 Jun 1748] John Pitman..
21 George II. [11 Jun 1747 -10 Jun 1748] Samuel Stanning..
22 George II. [11 Jun 1748 -10 Jun 1749] George Cooper..
22 George II. [11 Jun 1748 -10 Jun 1749] George Arden..
23 George II. [11 Jun 1749 -10 Jun 1750] Reynaldo Knapton..
23 George II. [11 Jun 1749 -10 Jun 1750] Robert Loder..
24 George II. [11 Jun 1750 -10 Jun 1751] Thomas Cooper..
24 George II. [11 Jun 1750 -10 Jun 1751] [Blank]
25 George II. [11 Jun 1751 -10 Jun 1752] Reynaldo Knapton..
25 George II. [11 Jun 1751 -10 Jun 1752] Thomas Cooper..
26 George II. [11 Jun 1752 -10 Jun 1753] George Arden..
26 George II. [11 Jun 1752 -10 Jun 1753] Francis Purchase..
27 George II. [11 Jun 1753 -10 Jun 1754] Richard Cooper..
27 George II. [11 Jun 1753 -10 Jun 1754] James Chaffey..
28 George II. [11 Jun 1754 -10 Jun 1755] Thomas Cooper..
28 George II. [11 Jun 1754 -10 Jun 1755] William Templeman..
29 George II. [11 Jun 1755 -10 Jun 1756] William Bryer..
29 George II. [11 Jun 1755 -10 Jun 1756] William Davis..
30 George II. [11 Jun 1756 -10 Jun 1757] James Chaffey..
30 George II. [11 Jun 1756 -10 Jun 1757] John Nelson..
31 George II. [11 Jun 1757 -10 Jun 1758] William Templeman..
31 George II. [11 Jun 1757 -10 Jun 1758] George Cooper..
32 George II. [11 Jun 1758 -10 Jun 1759] William Davis..
32 George II. [11 Jun 1758 -10 Jun 1759] George Arden..
33 George II. [11 Jun 1759 -10 Jun 1760] John Pitman..
33 George II. [11 Jun 1759 -10 Jun 1760] Richard Cooper..
34 George II. [11 Jun 1760 - 24 Oct 1760] [Blank]

The reign of George III began on 25 Oct 1760:

1. George III. [25 Oct 1760 - 24 Oct 1761] George Cooper..
1. George III. [25 Oct 1760 - 24 Oct 1761] William Bryer..
2. George III. [25 Oct 1761 - 24 Oct 1762] George Arden..
2. George III. [25 Oct 1761 - 24 Oct 1762] Robert Lambert..
3. George III. [25 Oct 1762 - 24 Oct 1763] Richard Cooper..
3. George III. [25 Oct 1762 - 24 Oct 1763] Richard Cozens..
4. George III. [25 Oct 1763 - 24 Oct 1764] William Bryer..
4. George III. [25 Oct 1763 - 24 Oct 1764] James Chaffey..
5. George III. [25 Oct 1764 - 24 Oct 1765] Robert Lambert..
5. George III. [25 Oct 1764 - 24 Oct 1765] William Templeman..
6. George III. [25 Oct 1765 - 24 Oct 1766] Richard Cozens..
6. George III. [25 Oct 1765 - 24 Oct 1766] William Davis..
7. George III. [25 Oct 1766 - 24 Oct 1767] James Chaffey..
7. George III. [25 Oct 1766 - 24 Oct 1767] John Pitman..
8. George III. [25 Oct 1767 - 24 Oct 1768] William Templeman..
8. George III. [25 Oct 1767 - 24 Oct 1768] Walter Nicholls..
9. George III. [25 Oct 1768 - 24 Oct 1769] William Davis..
9. George III. [25 Oct 1768 - 24 Oct 1769] Morgan Yeatman..
10. George III. [25 Oct 1769 - 24 Oct 1770] John Pitman..
10. George III. [25 Oct 1769 - 24 Oct 1770] Robert Lumley Kingston..
11. George III. [25 Oct 1770 - 24 Oct 1771] Walter Nicholls..
11. George III. [25 Oct 1770 - 24 Oct 1771] George Cooper..
12. George III. [25 Oct 1771 - 24 Oct 1772] Morgan Yeatman..
12. George III. [25 Oct 1771 - 24 Oct 1772] Robert Lambert..
13. George III. [25 Oct 1772 - 24 Oct 1773] James Chaffey..
13. George III. [25 Oct 1772 - 24 Oct 1773] Richard Cozens..
14. George III. [25 Oct 1773 - 24 Oct 1774] George Cooper..
14. George III. [25 Oct 1773 - 24 Oct 1774] James Chaffey..
15. George III. [25 Oct 1774 - 24 Oct 1775] Robert Lambert..
15. George III. [25 Oct 1774 - 24 Oct 1775] John Floyer..
16. George III. [25 Oct 1775 - 24 Oct 1776] Richard Cozens..
16. George III. [25 Oct 1775 - 24 Oct 1776] Robert Willis..
17. George III. [25 Oct 1776 - 24 Oct 1777] James Chaffey(Note:- died 1782)..
17. George III. [25 Oct 1776 - 24 Oct 1777] William Gundrey..
18. George III. [25 Oct 1777 - 24 Oct 1778] John Floyer..
18. George III. [25 Oct 1777 - 24 Oct 1778] Edward Cozens..
19. George III. [25 Oct 1778 - 24 Oct 1779] Robert Willis..
19. George III. [25 Oct 1778 - 24 Oct 1779] William Davis..
20. George III. [25 Oct 1779 - 24 Oct 1780] William Gundrey..
20. George III. [25 Oct 1779 - 24 Oct 1780] John Pitman..
21. George III. [25 Oct 1780 - 24 Oct 1781] Edward Cozens..
21. George III. [25 Oct 1780 - 24 Oct 1781] John Pitman..
22. George III. [25 Oct 1781 - 24 Oct 1782] William Templeman..
22. George III. [25 Oct 1781 - 24 Oct 1782] Richard Cozens..
23. George III. [25 Oct 1782 - 24 Oct 1783] William Davis..
23. George III. [25 Oct 1782 - 24 Oct 1783] Robert Stickland..
24. George III. [25 Oct 1783 - 24 Oct 1784] Robert Lambert..
24. George III. [25 Oct 1783 - 24 Oct 1784] John Gollop..
25. George III. [25 Oct 1784 - 24 Oct 1785] Edward Cozens..
25. George III. [25 Oct 1784 - 24 Oct 1785] William Gundrey..
26. George III. [25 Oct 1785 - 24 Oct 1786] William Templeman..
26. George III. [25 Oct 1785 - 24 Oct 1786] Edward Cozens..
27. George III. [25 Oct 1786 - 24 Oct 1787] William Davis..
27. George III. [25 Oct 1786 - 24 Oct 1787] William Templeman..
28. George III. [25 Oct 1787 - 24 Oct 1788] Robert Lambert..
28. George III. [25 Oct 1787 - 24 Oct 1788] William Davis..
29. George III. [25 Oct 1788 - 24 Oct 1789] Richard Cozens..
29. George III. [25 Oct 1788 - 24 Oct 1789] Robert Stickland..
30. George III. [25 Oct 1789 - 24 Oct 1790] Robert Stickland..
30. George III. [25 Oct 1789 - 24 Oct 1790] John Gollop..
31. George III. [25 Oct 1790 - 24 Oct 1791] John Gollop..
31. George III. [25 Oct 1790 - 24 Oct 1791] William Gundrey..
32. George III. [25 Oct 1791 - 24 Oct 1792] William Gundrey..
32. George III. [25 Oct 1791 - 24 Oct 1792] Edward Cozens..
33. George III. [25 Oct 1792 - 24 Oct 1793] George Churchill..
33. George III. [25 Oct 1792 - 24 Oct 1793] Christopher Arden..
34. George III. [25 Oct 1793 - 24 Oct 1794] George Churchill..
34. George III. [25 Oct 1793 - 24 Oct 1794] Charles White..
35. George III. [25 Oct 1794 - 24 Oct 1795] James Chaffey..
35. George III. [25 Oct 1794 - 24 Oct 1795] Richard Cozens..
36. George III. [25 Oct 1795 - 24 Oct 1796] Edward Cozens..
36. George III. [25 Oct 1795 - 24 Oct 1796] Robert Lambert..
37. George III. [25 Oct 1796] Robert Lambert..
37. George III. [25 Oct 1796] Robert Stickland..
NOTE:- Extract from the Municipal Records of Dorchester - under 'BAILIFFS' Page 449 it states:-
'The list of Baliffs which appears in Hutchuns Dorset Third edition Vol.iii., page 354, needs some correction as may be gathered from a careful examination of the documents enrolled in the "Domesday". These are now given with the reference number of the enrollment [I have incorporated these amendments and many more from the list of Charters as shown above]. Hutchins list also stops in the year 1797. It is here continued this time quoting the dates Bailiffs were actually elected until the office was abolished by the Municipal Corporations Act C42a'

02 Oct 1797. Robert Lambert, Jun., Robert Stickland, Sen.
01 Oct 1798. Robert Stickland, Jun., John Templeman, Sen.
30 Sept 1799. John Templeman, Jun., Christopher Arden, Sen.
06 Oct 1800. George Churchill, Esq., Jun., Christopher Arden, Sen.
05 Oct 1801. Christopher Arden, Charles White.
04 Oct 1802. Nathaniel Stickland, Jun., John Callard Manfield, Sen.
03 Oct 1803. John Callard Manfield, Jun., Christopher Cooper, M.D., Sen.
01 Oct 1804. Christopher Cooper, M.D., Jun., William Bower, Sen.
30 Sept 1805. William Bower, Jun., George Churchill, Sen.
06 Oct 1806 Robert Pattison, Jun., George Churchill, Sen.
05 Oct 1807 George Churchill, Jun., Christopher Arden, Sen.
03 Oct 1808 Christopher Arden, Jun., Charles White, Sen.
02 Oct 1809 Christopher Arden, Jun., Charles White, Sen.
01 Nov 1809 John Templeman elected instead of Mr. C. White, now Mayor.
01 Oct 1810 William Bower, Jun., Christopher Cooper, M.D., Sen. [Brief entry Taunton Courier 10 Oct 1811 Lieutenant Colonel Bower elected Bailiff]
30 Sep 1810 Robert Pattison, Jun., William Bower, Sen.
05 Oct 1812 Charles Stickland, Jun., Robert Pattison, Sen.
04 Oct 1813 Charles Stickland, Christopher Arden.
03 Oct 1814 Charles Stickland, Christopher Arden.
02 Oct 1815 Christopher Arden, Morgan Yeatman.
30 Sep 1816 Morgan Yeatman, Thomas Bower.
06 Oct 1817 Thomas Bower, Thomas Gould Read.
05 Oct 1818 Thomas Gould Read, Nathaniel Stickland.
04 Oct 1819 Nathaniel Stickland, Christopher Cooper, M.D.
02 Oct 1820 Christopher Cooper, M.D., William Bower.
01 Oct 1821 William Bower, Charles Stickland.
30 Sep 1822 Charles Stickland, Christopher Arden.
06 Oct 1823 Christopher Arden, Sen., Morgan Yeatman, Jun.
04 Oct 1824 Morgan Yeatman, Thomas Bower.
03 Oct 1825 Thomas Bower, Esquire, John Burnet, Esquire.
02 Oct 1826 John Burnet, Esquire, Joseph Clapcott, Esquire.
01 Oct 1827 Joseph Clapcott, Thomas Gould Read.
06 Oct 1828 Thomas Gould Read, Christopher Cooper.
05 Oct 1829 Christopher Cooper, Charles Stickland.
04 Oct 1830 Charles Stickland, Christopher Arden.
03 Oct 1831 Christopher Arden, Morgan Yeatman.
01 Oct 1832 Morgan Yeatman, Thomas Bower.
30 Sep 1833 Thomas Bower, Joseph Clapcott.
06 Oct 1834 John Burnet, Joseph Clapcott.
NOTE:- Extracts from William Whiteway of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635

(1). 1618 John Gould and William Jolliffe were Bailives of Dorchester [Page 23]
(2). 1st October 1619 Mr John Parkins was chosen to his third bailliwicke (area of jurisdiction of a bailiff) , Mr Horsford his partner to his second [Page 27]
(3). 29th September 1620 There were chosen [from] Burgesses of Dorchester Bailiffs for this yeare Mr William Whiteway 3. Mr Edmond Dashwood 2.[Page 30]
(4). 2nd October 1621 were chosen Bailiffs for Dorchester Mr Richard Blachford & Mr Richard Bushrod [Page 39]
(5). 30th September 1622 were chosen Bailiffs for Dorchester Mr John Gould M[erchant] Mr Bernard TOOPE primus [Page 48]
(6). 6th Oct 1623 This day were chosen Bailiffes Mr William Joliffe 2, Mr Dionis Bond 1[Page 54]
(7). 4th Oct 1624 The day were chosen Bailiffes for Dorchester Mr John Parkins; Mr John Hill [Page 65]
(8). 3rd Oct 1625 This day were chosen Bailiffes of Dorchester William Whiteway senior; Edmond Dashwood; [Page 75]
(9). 2nd Oct 1626 Bailiffs for Dorchester chosen Richard Bushrod and John Blachford: [Page 85] Hutchins seems to have made an error in refering to Joseph?
(10). 1st Oct 1627 Bailives were chosen for Dorchester Mr Richard Bushrod merchant; Mr James Gould [Page 92]
(11). 6th Oct 1628 This day were chosen Bailiffs Bernard Toup, William Whiteway Junior [Page 99]
(12). 6th October 1629 This day our new charter was published by which the King made a Maior, Aldermen etc, and a Governor of Freemen in Dorchester. And the same day all officers were chosen as followeth:- --- Bailives William Joliff and William Derby. [Page 106]
(13). 4th October 1630 Bailiffs Mr Denis Bond and Mr Richard Savage [Page 113]
(14). 3rd October 1631 Chosen Bailiffs Mr John Hill 2. Mr James Gould 2. [Page 118]
(15). 1st October 1632 This day were chosen Bailiffs Mr John Blachford 2. Mr John Long. [Page 125] [Note:- On page 126 however is another entry showing that John Long Bailiff died 20 Dec 1632. Hutchins only refers to Mr John Blachford and William Whiteway junior as bailiffs for that year but William Whiteways diary records on page 127 under the date 2nd January 1632/3 "This day Mr Richard Bury was chosen Capital Burgess in the place of Mr John Long late deceased, and in his place of Bailiffe, William Whiteway the younger succeded]
(16). 30 September 1633 This day new officers were chosen for this town viz:- Bailiffs Mr William Derby and Mr Richard Bury. [Page 134]
(17). 6th October 1634 This day were chosen officers for Dorchester Bailiffs Mr John Parkins 5; Mr Richard Savage 2. [Page 151]


NOTE:- Extracts from The Casebook of Sir Francis ASHLEY JP Recorder of Dorchester 1614-1635

(18). An entry for the 8th Oct 1615 refers to a case of 'abuseing Mr GOOLD (Mr Gould?) hee then being baylife'. [Note:- Hutchins has John Gould as being baliff in the regnal year 12 of James 1st which ran from 24 March 1613/4 to 23 March 1614/5 so appears to be a year out].
NOTE:- Other references in general text to Bailiffs in John Hutchins “The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset”

(19). 30th Jan 1622 Page 341
(20). See Parliamentary representation Part 11 of John Hutchins where ref in the year 1565 to "at this present (visitation) were Owen Haymen and William Aden Bayllyffs".

Other Genealogical Notes:-
(21). According to David Underdown in his book 'Fire from Heaven page 24 Matthew Chubb was elected bailiff of Dorchester for the first time in 1588.
(22). Brief ref to him in David Underdowns book 'fire from Heaven' page 23 " there were still a few Catholic sypathisers among them William Anthony, bailiff in 1597, was expelled for recusancy a few years later
(23). John Henning of Poxwell House and Nash Court Dorset was Mayor in 1570 & High Sheriff 1609/10 See Burke's Family Records for his descendants - Hennings of Frome Whitfield


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