Source: The Annuls of Dover.
Transcribed by Dorothy Holden
1606 John TOOKE 1607 Henry STEEDE 1608 Robert GARRETT 1609 Robert AUSTIN 1610 William LEONARD 1611 William LEONARD 1612 Edward KEMPE 1612 William WARDE William Warde was Mayor 4 times 1613 1614 ? 1615 ? 1616 Thomas FOORD Thomas was Mayor twice (1625) 1617 Nicholas EATON Nicholas was Mayor in 1617,1630,1631. He was a wealthy merchant 1618 William WARDE 1619 William WARDE 1620 John BROUNGER 1621 Robert GARRETT 1622 Henry STEEDE 1623 John WAADE 1624 John WAADE 1625 Thomas FOORD 1626 John PRINGLE John Pringle was chosen Mayor in September 1626 and at the same time he was a burgess of Parliament 1627 Stephen MONIN Stephen Monin was chosen Mayor 5 times in all 1628 Stephen MONIN 1629 Stephen MONIN 1630 Nicholas EATON 1631 Nicholas EATON 1632 Thomas TEDDIMAN Thomas Teddiman was Mayor in 1632,1633 and 1640. He was a Captain in the Navy during the Commonwealth. After the Restoration he was made what was called the Dover Admiral and in 1662 and 1664 he distinguished himself in naval actions against the Dutch. He was knighted for his valour and his picture was painted by Lilly for the Duke of York. In 1667 he was appointed Port Admiral of Dover. In May 1668 he died in London and was honoured with a public funeral. 1633 Thomas TEDDIMAN 1634 Luke PEPPER Luke Pepper was of the same family as earlier and later Mayors of that name. 1635 Luke PEPPER 1636 Stephen MONIN 1637 Stephen MONIN 1638 Thomas DAY Thomas Day saw a gloomy time. In his first year the Plague visited Dover and in his last ( 1648) he had to proclaim the execution of the King to the inhabitants 1639 Thomas DAY 1640 Thomas TEDDIMAN 1641 Thomas CULLEN Thomas Cullen was Mayor in 1641 and 1642. During his second year Dover Castle was seized for the Cromwellian party 1642 Thomas CULLEN 1643 Luke BRAYLSFORD 1644 John GOLDER John Golder was Mayor 4 times, he was a Doctor 1645 John GOLDER 1646 John GOLDER 1647 Nicholas ROBERTS 1648 Thomas DAY 1649 William RICHARDS William Richards had a residence named the Green House at the Pier. Isaac MINET as a boy made a stay of two years in Dover and resided there in 1674-75 1650 John BROOME John Broome was a Royalist who regarding the Commonwealth as a settled form of Government accepted office under it. He died during his year of office. 1650 Edward PRESCOTT Edward Prescott took on the role of Mayor when John Broome died. He held the Manor of Guston as his ancestors and descendents did. The Prescotts have been Yeoman in the parish of Guston and of Whitfield in the time of the War of the Roses. 1651 William CULLEN William Cullen was Mayor 4 times. He caused the Royal Arms to be taken down from the front of the court hall, and the Arms of the Commonwealth put in their place. 1652 William CULLEN 1653 Edward PRESCOTT 1654 Valentine TATNELL Valentine Tatnell was very active in promoting good order. 1655 Thomas WHITE Thomas White asked the Common Council to order that the 3 small maces should be sold and one large one obtained instead. The small maces were sold but a larger one not obtained until after the Restoration. 1656 Thomas WHITE 1657 Nathaniel SMITH Nathaniel Smith died on the 23rd August, a fortnight before his Mayoralty would have closed. 1657 William CULLEN 1658 William CULLEN 1659 Thomas BROOME Thomas Broome was a Sergeant at Law. At the time there was some expectation of the Restoration. On the landing of Charles II at Dover Thomas Broome Esq. made a speech to his Majesty on his knees. Mr John READING Minister of the Gospel presented his Majesty with a Bible. 1660 John LOOME John Loome, the first Chief Magistrate, was a Royalist and had been on the Register of Suspected Persons during the Commonwealth. 1661 John GOLDER 1662 Richard JACOB Richard Jacob was chosen 3 times - 1662, 1672 and 1673. He was a French Huguenot. 1663 William EATON William Eaton was a Notary connected with the Custom House 1664 Nicholas EATON Brother to William 1665 George WEST Mayor in 1665, 1683 and 1687. He was a Malster and had also been on the Register of Suspected Persons.