List of Mayors since 1674

The first Mayor of Oswestry was Richard Pope, who was named as such in the Oswestry charter granted 13 January 1674. Thereafter, in accordance with the charter, the Mayor was elected annually on the Friday after Michaelmas (29 September). Under the Municipal Corporations Act 1835 the date of election was changed to 9 November from 1836. Under the Representation of the People Act 1948 the date of election was again changed, and since 1949 the annual election has been held in May. Emily Gertrude Rogers, who was elected Mayor in November 1947, continued in office until the election under the new system in May 1949.

1674 - 1835

Some biographical details are given in The Records of the Corporation of Oswestry edited by Mr Stanley Leighton, with an Account of the Mayors, Stewards, Recorders and Town Clerks by Mr. Askew Roberts (reprinted from Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society, 1879-1883).

Oswestry Town Mayors from 1674

  • 1674 Richard Pope
  • 1674-75 Sir John Trevor
  • 1675-76 Richard Edwards
  • 1676-77 Richard Lloyd
  • 1677-78 John Blodwell
  • 1678 John Lloyd (died in office)
  • 1678-79 Edward Owen
  • 1679-80 Richard Price
  • 1680-81 John Glover
  • 168182 Peter Griffithes
  • 1682-83 Humphrey Foulkes
  • 1683-84 William Price
  • 1684-85 Hugh Jones
  • 1685-86 Philip Ellis
  • 1686-87 Sir Robert Owen
  • 1687-88 Roger Edwards
  • 1688-89 Morgan Powell
  • 1689-90 Thomas Jones
  • 1690-91 Thomas Powell
  • 169192 Thomas Pritchard
  • 1692-93 John Muckleston
  • 1693-94 John Price
  • 1694-95 David Lloyd
  • 1695-96 Richard Jones
  • 1696-97 Sir Robert Owen
  • 1697-98 John Skye
  • 1698-99 Nathaniel Edwards
  • 1699-1700 Peter Jones

Oswestry Town Mayors from 1700

  • 1700-01 Francis Tomkies
  • 1701-02 William Jones
  • 1702-03 Humphrey Davenport
  • 1703-04 Roger Green
  • 1704-05 Thomas Powell
  • 1705-06 Robert Lloyd
  • 1706-07 John Davies
  • 1707-08 Edward Lloyd
  • 1708-09 Thomas Tomkies
  • 1709-10 Thomas Kynaston
  • 1710-11 John Price
  • 1711-12 Richard Jones
  • 1712-13 John Skye
  • 1713-14 Roger Green
  • 1714-15 John Davies
  • 1715-16 Thomas Warter
  • 1716-17 George Edwards
  • 1717-18 Robert Lloyd
  • 1718-19 Owen Hughes
  • 1719-20 Thomas Edwards
  • 1720-21 John Evans
  • 1721-22 Richard Payne
  • 1722-23 Richard Maurice
  • 1723-24 Nathaniel Price
  • 1724-25 Peter Povall
  • 1725-26 John Kyffin
  • 1726-27 Richard Thomas
  • 1727-28 Edward Lloyd
  • 1728-29 Hon. Watkin Williams Wynn
  • 1729-30 Charles Lloyd
  • 1730-31 William Owen
  • 1731-32 John Huxley
  • 1732-33 John Mytton
  • 1733-34 Nathaniel Kynaston
  • 1734-35 Richard Powell
  • 1735-36 Robert Williams
  • 1736-37 Robert Barkley
  • 1737-38 Thomas Jones
  • 1738-39 John Burgess
  • 1739-40 Corbet Kynaston (died in office)
  • 1740 Thomas Tomkies
  • 1740-41 William Pryce
  • 1741-42 John Jones
  • 1742-43 John Hughes
  • 1743-44 John Mort
  • 1744-45 Peter Williams
  • 1745-46 David Maurice
  • 1746-47 Robert Lloyd
  • 1747-48 Richard Williams
  • 1748-49 Vincent Phipps
  • 1749-50 Nathaniel Jones
  • 1750-51 John Griffiths
  • 1751-52 John Williams
  • 1752-53 John Griffith
  • 1753-54 Edward Price
  • 1754-55 Thomas Jones
  • 1755-56 John Jones
  • 1756-57 Thomas Rathbone
  • 1757-58 Edward Evans
  • 1758-59 John Bassnett
  • 1759-60 Nathaniel Price
  • 1760-61 Edward Evans
  • 1761-62 Robert Lloyd
  • 1762-63 Richard Price
  • 1763-64 John Edwards
  • 1764-65 Richard Jones
  • 1765-66 John Gregory
  • 1766-67 William Griffiths
  • 1767-68 Richard Morris
  • 1768-69 John Evans
  • 1769-70 John Lloyd
  • 1770-71 Watkin Williams
  • 1771-72 John Mytton
  • 1772-73 Robert Godolphin Owen
  • 1773-74 Edward Thornes
  • 1774-75 Sir Watkin Williams Wynn
  • 1775-76 William Griffiths
  • 1776-77 Francis Chambre
  • 1777-78 John Richardson
  • 1778-79 John Croxon
  • 1779-80 Noel Hill
  • 1780-81 Edward Browne
  • 1781-82 Thomas Vernon
  • 1782-83 Edward Wynne Evans
  • 1783-84 John Kynaston
  • 1784-85 Richard Bickerton
  • 1785-86 Thomas Howell
  • 1786-87 Richard Salisbury
  • 1787-88 William Mostyn Owen
  • 1788-89 Lewis Jones
  • 1789-90 John Gibbons
  • 1790-91 John Lovett
  • 1791-92 John Probert
  • 1792-93 John Mytton
  • 1793-94 Rev. Turner Edwards
  • 1794-95 Arthur Davies
  • 1795-96 Rev. John Robert Lloyd
  • 1796-97 Owen Ormsby
  • 1797-98 Thomas Lovett
  • 1798-99 Robert Lloyd
  • 1799-1800 John Jones

Oswestry Town Mayors from 1800

  • 1800-01 Sir Watkin Williams Wynn
  • 1801-02 Richard Croxon
  • 1802-03 Lawton Parry
  • 1803-04 Richard Jebb
  • 1804-05 Thomas Skye
  • 1805-06 Rev. Dr. James Donne
  • 1806-07 Robert Cartwright
  • 1807-08 Thomas Longueville Jones
  • 1808-09 William Lloyd
  • 1809-10 Robert Roberts
  • 1810-11 John Sheppard (died in office)
  • 1811 Thomas Hilditch
  • 1811-12 Edward Edmunds
  • 1812-13 John Croxon
  • 1813-14 Rev. Charles Arthur Albany Lloyd
  • 1814-15 Hon. Thomas Kenyon
  • 1815-16 Thomas Morris
  • 1816-17 Samuel Leach
  • 1817-18 Rev. George Newton Kynaston Lloyd
  • 1818-19 Thomas Netherton Parker
  • 1819-20 Henry Williams Wynn
  • 1820-21 Joseph Venables Lovett
  • 1821-22 John Bonner
  • 1822-23 Henry Pinson Tozer Aubrey
  • 1823-24 William Ormsby Gore
  • 1824-25 John Mytton
  • 1825-26 John Jones
  • 1826-27 Rev. Turner Edwards
  • 1827-28 Roger Mercer Cockerell
  • 1828-29 Robert Morrall
  • 1829-30 Peploe Cartwright
  • 1830-31 Thomas Lovett
  • 1831-32 Sir Watkin Williams Wynn
  • 1832-33 Thomas Longueville Longueville
  • 1833-34 John Jones
  • 1834-35 James Edwards
  • 1836 John Croxon (elected 1 Jan. 1836)
  • 1836-37 Francis Campbell
  • 1837-38 Charles Thomas Jones
  • 1838-39 George Dorsett Owen
  • 1839-40 Griffith Evans
  • 1840-41 Thomas Penson
  • 1841-42 John Hayward
  • 1842-43 William Williams
  • 1843-44 William Williams
  • 1844-45 William Price
  • 1845-46 Thomas Rogers
  • 1846-47 John Miles Hales
  • 1847-48 Thomas Hill
  • 1848-49 John Jones
  • 1849-50 Edward Morris
  • 1850-51 Edward Morris
  • 1851-52 Thomas Minshall
  • 1852-53 William Hodges
  • 1853-54 Thomas Edwards
  • 1854-55 George Harvey Williams
  • 1855-56 George Harvey Williams
  • 1856-57 James Thomas Jones
  • 1857-58 James Thomas Jones
  • 1858-59 James Thomas Jones
  • 1859-60 John Phillips
  • 1860-61 William Hayward
  • 1861-62 David Lloyd
  • 1862-63 Edward Wynne Thomas
  • 1863-64 Thomas Savin
  • 1864-65 George Owen
  • 1865-66 George Owen
  • 1866-67 Jackson Salter
  • 1867-68 George James Saunders
  • 1868-69 John Thomas
  • 1869-70 Edward Shaw
  • 1870-71 John Morris
  • 1871-72 Charles George Bayley
  • 1872-73 John Jones
  • 1873-74 Charles Whitley Owen
  • 1874-75 Thomas Pryce Parry
  • 1875-76 Thomas Pryce Parry
  • 1876-77 William Henry Spaull
  • 1877-78 John Thomas
  • 1878-79 John Thomas
  • 1879-80 John Morris
  • 1880-81 Thomas Minshall
  • 1881-82 William Henry Gascoigne Weaver
  • 1882-83 William Henry Gascoigne Weaver
  • 1883-84 Thomas Whitfield
  • 1884-85 William Fletcher Rogers
  • 1885-86 Robert Lloyd
  • 1886-87 William Henry Lacon
  • 1887-88 William Henry Lacon
  • 1888-89 John Thomas
  • 1889-90 Alfred Wynne Corrie
  • 1890-91 Alfred Wynne Corrie
  • 1891-92 Alfred Wynne Corrie
  • 1892-93 Alfred Wynne Corrie
  • 1893-94 Edward Bremner Smith
  • 1894-95 George Perks
  • 1895-96 Charles Edmondson Williams
  • 1896-97 Thomas Edwards
  • 1897-98 William Aylmer Lewis
  • 1898-99 William Aylmer Lewis
  • 1899-1900 Richard Hopley Mason

Oswestry Town Mayors from 1900

  • 1900-01 Richard Daniel
  • 1901-02 Joseph Parry Jones
  • 1902-03 John Maclardy
  • 1903-04 Thomas Poole
  • 1904-05 William Martin
  • 1905-06 Edward Bremner Smith
  • 1906-07 William Henry Plimmer
  • 1907-08 John Peete Sheather
  • 1908-09 David Jones
  • 1909-10 Robert de la Poer Beresford
  • 1910-11 Robert de la Poer Beresford
  • 1911-12 David Samuel
  • 1912-13 Charles Edmondson Williams
  • 1913-14 Charles Edmondson Williams
  • 1914-15 Thomas James Bradshaw
  • 1915-16 Richard Samuel Parry
  • 1916-17 Richard Samuel Parry
  • 1917-18 James Barlow
  • 1918-19 William Morris
  • 1919-20 William Perks
  • 1920-21 John Herbert Hill
  • 1921-22 William Felton
  • 1922-23 James Edward Thomas
  • 1923-24 George Philip Beckitt
  • 1924-25 James Vincent Jones
  • 1925-26 Thomas Whitfield
  • 1926-27 Joseph Pasquill
  • 1927-28 James Baird
  • 1928-29 Evan Evans
  • 1929-30 James Burgess
  • 1930-31 James Ambrose Byrne
  • 1931-32 Robert Leendart Davies
  • 1932-33 John Hugh Profit
  • 1933-34 John Hugh Profit
  • 1934-35 Edward Birch Thomas
  • 1935-36 Thomas Jones
  • 1936-37 Thomas Jones
  • 1937-38 Andrew Scriven
  • 1938-39 Clement Bristow
  • 1939-40 Clement Bristow
  • 1940-41 Edward Moffatt Hundley
  • 1941-42 Edward Moffatt Hundley
  • 1942-43 William Griffith Jones
  • 1943-44 Thomas William Pitt
  • 1944-45 David Stone
  • 1945-46 Leonard Douglas Edge Turner
  • 1946-47 Herbert Ellis Pritchard
  • 1947-49 Emily Gertrude Rogers (Term Nov. 1947- May 1949)
  • 1949-50 Frederick Arthur Morley
  • 1950-51 Samuel Gowrie Dalrymple Campbell
  • 1951-52 Samuel Gowrie Dalrymple Campbell
  • 1952-53 Thomas Milton Francis
  • 1953-54 Thomas Milton Francis
  • 1954-55 William James Roberts
  • 1955-56 Stanley Harold Edwards
  • 1956-57 George Henry Wilkes
  • 1957-58 Leonard Douglas Edge Turner
  • 1958-59 Richard Roberts
  • 1959-60 Amelius Aubrey De Vere Beauclerk
  • 1960-61 Walter Watkin
  • 1961-62 Henry Wynne Nicholls
  • 1962-63 Gwyn Alun Davies
  • 1963-64 David James Howells
  • 1964-65 Philomena Cecilia Mary Symon
  • 1965-66 Charles Edwards
  • 1966-67 Reginald David Jesse Jones
  • 1967-68 Reginald David Jesse Jones
  • 1968-69 Mona Ashworth Edwards
  • 1969-70 Geraint Owen Pritchard
  • 1970-71 Kathleen Gwendoline Roberts
  • 1971-72 Kathleen Gwendoline Roberts
  • 1972-73 John Cassin
  • 1973-74 John Cassin
  • 1974-75 John Eric Field
  • 1975-76 John Eric Field
  • 1976-77 Colin Thomas Bain
  • 1977-78 Colin Thomas Bain
  • 1978-79 William Owen Jones
  • 1979-80 William Owen Jones
  • 1980-81 John Cassin
  • 1981-82 John Cassin
  • 1982-83 Mathilda Kathleen Bain
  • 1983-84 Betty Yvonne Gull
  • 1984-85 John Eric Field
  • 1985-86 Olivia Beatrice Cassin
  • 1986-87 Colin Thomas Bain
  • 1987-88 Lance Dennis
  • 1988-89 John James Pritchard
  • 1989-90 Bernice Joan Willis
  • 1990-91 William Owen Jones
  • 1991-92 George Edward Bickley Pritchard
  • 1992-93 William David Ashby Wren
  • 1993-94 Martin Bennett
  • 1994-95 Frederick Donald Aldridge
  • 1995-96 Betty Yvonne Gull
  • 1996-97 Olivia Beatrice Cassin
  • 1997-98 William Singleton Keable
  • 1998-99 Lance Dennis
  • 1999-2000 John Gareth Jones

Oswestry Town Mayors from 2000

  • 2000-2001 Agnes Heather Bickerton
  • 2001-2002 Jayne Gina Middleton
  • 2002-2003 Mark Anthony Owen
  • 2003-2004 Martin Bennett
  • 2004-2005 Frederick Donald Aldridge
  • 2005-2006 Betty Yvonne Gull
  • 2006-2007 William Singleton Keable
  • 2007-2008 Doris Barrow
  • 2008-2009 John Gareth Jones
  • 2009-2010 Margaret Chamberlain
  • 2010-2011 Elaine Channon
  • 2011-2012 Cynthia Hawksley
  • 2012-2013 Martin Bennett
  • 2013-2014 Chris Schofield
  • 2014 - 2015 John Gareth Jones
  • 2015 - 2016 Peter Cherrington
  • 2016 - 2017 Paul Milner

Contacting Oswestry Town Council

You can contact the council via any of the methods below:

Oswestry Town Council,
The Guildhall,
Oswestry,
Shropshire
SY11 1PZ

Tel: 01691 680222
Fax: 01691 671080
E-mail: enquiries(at)oswestry-tc.gov.uk

Twitter: @OswestryTC
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