List of Lord Mayors of Manchester

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This is a list of the Mayors and Lord Mayors of Manchester in the North West of England.[1][2]

Mayors of Manchester[change | change source]

1838–1892[change | change source]

No. Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
1 Sir Thomas Potter 1838 – 1840 2 father of Sir John Potter, who was Mayor 1848–1851.[3][4]
2 William Neil 1840 – 1842 2
3 James Kershaw 1842 – 1843 1
4 Alexander Kay 1843 – 1845 2
5 William Benjamin Watkins 1845 – 1846 1
6 Sir Elkanah Armitage 1846 – 1848 2
7 Sir John Potter 1848 – 1851 3 son of Sir Thomas Potter, who was Mayor 1838–1840.[3][4]
8 Robert Barnes 1851 – 1853 2
9 Benjamin Nicholls 1853 – 1855 2
10 Sir James Watts 1855 – 1857 2
11 Ivie Mackie 1857 – 1860 3
12 Matthew Curtis 1860 – 1861 1
13 Thomas Goadsby 1861 – 1862 1
14 Abel Heywood (1st time) 1862 – 1863 1
15 John Marsland Bennett 1863 – 1865 2
16 William Bowker 1865 – 1866 1
17 Robert Neill 1866 – 1868 2
18 John Grave 1868 – 1871 3
19 William Booth 1871 – 1873 2
20 Alfred Watkin 1873 – 1874 1
21 John King 1874 – 1875 1
22 Matthew Curtis 1875 – 1876 1
23 Abel Heywood (2nd time) 1876 – 1877 1
24 Charles Sydney Grundy 1877 – 1879 2
25 Henry Patteson 1879 – 1880 1
26 Sir Thomas Baker 1880 – 1882 2
27 John Hopkinson 1882 – 1883 1
28 Philip Goldschmidt (1st time) 1883 – 1884 1
29 Sir John James Harwood (1st time) 1884 – 1885 1
30 Philip Goldschmidt (2nd time) 1885 – 1886 1
31 Matthew Curtis 1886 – 1887 1
32 Sir John James Harwood (2nd time) 1887 – 1888 2
33 William Batty 1888 – 1889 1
34 Sir John Mark 1889 – 1891 2 The first Mayor of the County Borough.
35 Sir Bosdin Thomas Leech 1891 – 1892 1

Lord Mayors of Manchester[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

No. Lord Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
1 Sir Anthony Marshall 1892 – 1894 2
2 Abraham Evans Lloyd 1894 – 1896 2
3 John Foulkes Roberts 1896 – 1897 1
4 Robert Gibson 1897 – 1898 1
5 Sir William Henry Voudrey 1898 – 1899 1
6 Thomas Briggs 1899 – 1901 2

20th century[change | change source]

No. Lord Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
7 Sir James Hoy 1901 – 1902 1
8 John Royle 1902 – 1903 1
9 Sir Thomas Thornhill Shann 1903 – 1905 2
10 James Herbert Thewlis 1905 – 1906 1
11 John Harrop 1906 – 1907 1
12 Sir Edward Holt, Bart. 1907 – 1909 2
13 Sir Charles Behrens 1909 – 1911 2
14 Sir Samuel Walter Royse 1911 – 1913 2
15 Sir Daniel McCabe, DL 1913 – 1915 2
16 Arthur George Copeland 1915 – 1916 1
17 Sir Thomas Smethhurst 1916 – 1917 1
18 Sir Alexander Porter 1917 – 1918 1
19 John Makeague 1918 – 1919 1
20 Sir William Kay, Kt. (1st time) 1919 1
21 Tom Fox, OBE 1919 – 1920 1
22 Sir William Kay, Kt. (2nd time) 1920 – 1921 1
23 Ernest Emil Darwin Simon 1921 – 1922 1 knighted in 1932, created Baron Simon of Wythenshawe in 1947.[5]
24 Sir William Cundiff 1922 – 1923 1
25 William Turner Jackson 1923 – 1924 1
26 Sir Frederick Joseph West, Kt, GBE 1924 – 1925 1
27 Sir Miles Ewart Mitchell, Kt, CBE 1925 – 1926 1
28 James Henry Swales 1926 – 1927 1
29 Sir William Davy, Kt 1927 – 1928 1
30 Lt-Col George Westcott, OBE 1928 – 1929 1
31 Sir Robert Noton Barclay, Kt 1929 – 1930 1
32 George Frank Titt 1930 – 1931 1
33 Ellis Green 1931 – 1932 1
34 Sir William Walker, Kt 1932 – 1933 1
35 Joseph Binns, MBE 1933 – 1934 1
36 Samuel Woollam 1934 – 1935 1
37 Thomas Stone Williams 1935 – 1936 1
38 Joseph Toole 1936 – 1937 1
39 Joseph Crookes Grimes, OBE 1937 – 1938 1
40 Sir William Kay, Kt. (3rd time) 1938 1
41 Elijah John Hart 1938 – 1939 1
42 George Harold White 1939 – 1940 1
43 Robert Griffith Edwards 1940 – 1941 1
44 Wright Robinson 1941 – 1942 1
45 John Septimus Hill 1942 – 1943 1
46 Leonard Bramwell Cox 1943 – 1944 1
47 William Philip Jackson 1944 – 1945 1
48 Hugh Lee 1945 – 1946 1
49 Thomas Henry Adams 1946 – 1947 1
50 Dame Mary Latchford Kingsmill Jones, DBE 1947 – 1949 2
51 Robert Moss, 1949 – 1950 1
52 Colonel Samuel Percy Dawson, CBE, MM, TD, DL 1950 – 1951 1
53 William Collinson, OBE 1951 – 1952 1
54 Douglas Gosling 1952 – 1953 1
55 Abraham Moss 1953 – 1954 1
56 Sir Richard Harper, Kt 1954 – 1955 1
57 Tom Regan 1955 – 1956 1
58 Harry Sharp 1956 – 1957 1
59 Sir Lesle Lever MP 1957 – 1958 1 created Baron Lever in 1975.[6]
60 James Edward Fitzsimons 1958 – 1959 1
61 Harold Quinney, DL 1959 – 1960 1
62 Arthur Donovan 1960 – 1961 1
63 Sir Lionel Biggs, Kt 1961 – 1962 1
64 Sir Robert Thomas, Kt, DL 1962 – 1963 1
65 Robert Carr Rogers, CBE 1963 – 1964 1
66 Dr William Chadwick 1964 – 1965 1
67 Bernard Sydney Langton, CBE 1965 – 1966 1
68 Nellie Beer, OBE, DL 1966 – 1967 1
69 Dame Elizabeth Yarwood, DBE, DL 1967 – 1968 1
70 Harold Stockdale 1968 – 1969 1
71 Neil Gowanloch Westbrook 1969 – 1970 1
72 William Atkinson Downward, DL 1970 – 1971 1
73 Douglas John Edwards 1971 – 1972 1
74 Edward Grant 1972 – 1973 1
75 Kenneth Collis 1973 – 1974 1
76 F. J. Balcombe, JP 1974 – 1975 1 The first Lord Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough
77 Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw 1975 – 1976 1
78 Kenneth Franklin 1976 – 1977 1
79 Robert Crawford 1977 – 1978 1
80 Trevor Thomas 1978 – 1979 1
81 G.W.G. Fitzsimons 1979 – 1980 1
82 Winnie Smith 1980 – 1981 1
83 Hugh Lee 1981 – 1982 1
84 Clifford Tomlinson 1982 – 1983 1
85 Dr M. J. Taylor 1983 – 1984 1
86 Harold Tucker 1984 – 1985 1
87 Kenneth Strath 1985 – 1986 1
88 Kathleen Robinson 1986 – 1987 1
89 Eileen Kelly 1987 – 1988 1
90 Patricia Conquest 1988 – 1989 1
91 Yomi Mambu 1989 – 1990 1
92 John Gilmore 1990 – 1991 1
93 George Chadwick 1991 – 1992 1
94 William Egerton 1992 – 1993 1
95 William T Risby 1993 – 1994 1
96 Sheila Smith 1994 – 1995 1
97 Joyce Keller 1995 – 1996 1
98 Derek Shaw 1996 – 1997 1
99 Gerry Carroll 1997 – 1998 1
100 Gordon Conquest 1998 – 1999 1
101 Tony Burns 1999 – 2000 1

21st century[change | change source]

No. Lord Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
102 Hugh Barrett 2000 – 2001 1
103 John Smith 2001 – 2002 1
104 Roy Walters, BEM, JP 2002 – 2003 1
105 Audrey Jones, JP 2003 – 2004 1
106 Tom O'Callaghan 2004 – 2005 1
107 Mohammed Afzal Khan 2005 – 2006 1
108 James Ashley 2006 1 Died in office.[7][8]
109 David Sandiford 2006 – 2007 1
110 Glynn Evans 2007 – 2008 1
111 Mavis Smitheman 2008 – 2009 1
112 Alison Firth 2009 – 2010 1 Current Lord Mayor[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Former Mayors of Manchester (1838-1892). URL accessed 3 December 2007.
  2. Former Lord Mayors of Manchester (1892-Present). URL accessed 3 December 2007.
  3. 3.0 3.1 thePeerage.com - Sir Thomas Potter. URL accessed 14 December 2007.
  4. 4.0 4.1 thePeerage.com - Sir John Potter. URL accessed 14 December 2007.
  5. Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page: Severn to Sligo (including Simon of Wythenshawe). URL accessed 14 December 2007.
  6. thePeerage.com - Sir Leslie Maurice Lever, Baron Lever. URL accessed 14 December 2007.
  7. Lord Mayor of Manchester has passed away. URL accessed 14 December 2007.
  8. Lord Mayor of Manchester dies. The Manchester Evening News, first published 14 August 2006.
  9. New Lord Mayor unites nations. URL accessed 27 November 2009.

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