Past Mayors of Sheffield

In Sheffield, our beginnings as a Saxon settlement at the joining of the rivers Don and Sheaf, saw the siting of a Norman castle.

The community developed on the skill and fame of the blade-smiths leading to the establishment by Act of Parliament in 1624 of ‘the Company of Cutlers' in the County of Hallamshire’.

Skill in the fashioning of precious metals led to the establishment of an Assay Office in 1773. As a result of the Municipal Act of 1835, and the Act in 1839 allowing the setting up of local police forces, Sheffield had its first Council formed following an Act of Incorporation on 31 August 1843.

The Council comprised 56 members with William Jeffcock as the first Mayor of Sheffield.

1843 to 1870

  • elected 1843 - William Jeffcock - died 1871
  • elected 1844 - Thomas Dunn - died 1871
  • elected 1845 - Samuel Butcher - died 1869
  • elected 1846 - Henry Wilkinson - died 1873
  • elected 1847 - Edward Vickers - died 1897
  • elected 1848 - T R Barker - died 1873
  • elected 1849 - Thomas Birks - died 1861
  • elected 1850 - T B Turton - died 1869
  • elected 1851 - John Carr - died 1887
  • elected 1852 - W A Matthews - died 1872
  • elected 1853 - Francis Hoole - died 1869
  • elected 1854 - William Fisher, Junior - died 1880
  • elected 1855 - William Fawcett - died 1871
  • elected 1856 - John William Pye - Smith - died 1864
  • elected 1857 - Robert Jackson - died 1872
  • elected 1858 - Charles Atkinson - died 1879
  • elected 1859 - Henry E Hoole - died 1891
  • elected 1860 - Henry Vickers - died 1882
  • elected 1861 - Sir John Brown - died 1896
  • elected 1862 - Sir John Brown - died 1896
  • elected 1863 - Thomas Jessop - died 1887
  • elected 1864 - Thomas Jessop - died 1887
  • elected 1865 - W E Laycock - died 1895
  • elected 1866 - John Webster - died 1878
  • elected 1867 - John Webster - died 1878
  • elected 1868 - Thomas Moore - died 1880
  • elected 1869 - Thomas Moore - died 1880
  • elected 1870 - Thomas Moore - died 1880

1871 to 1896

  • elected 1871 - Thomas Moore - died 1880
  • elected 1872 - John Fairburn - died 1897
  • elected 1873 - Joseph Hallam - died 1885
  • elected 1874 - Mark Firth - died 1880
  • elected 1875 - John Tasker - died 1877
  • elected 1876 - George Bassett - died 1886
  • elected 1877 - Sir Frederick T. Mappin, Bart. - died 1910
  • elected 1878 - David Ward - died 1889
  • elected 1879 - Edward Tozer - died 1890
  • elected 1880 - Abram Brooksbank - died 1891
  • elected 1881 - Michael Hunter, Junior - died 1898
  • elected 1882 - Michael Hunter, Junior - died 1898
  • elected 1883 - W H Brittain - died 1922
  • elected 1884 - W H Brittain - died 1922
  • elected 1885 - J W Pye-Smith - died 1895
  • elected 1886 - Sir Henry Stephenson - died 1904
  • elected 1887 - W J Clegg - died 1895
  • elected 1888 - W J Clegg - died 1895
  • elected 1889 - J B Jackson - died 1895
  • elected 1890 - Samuel Osborn - died 1891
  • elected 1891 - W J Clegg (elected in place of the late Mayor) - died 1895
  • elected 1891 - Joseph Gamble - died 1905
  • elected 1892 - Batty Longley - died 1914
  • elected 1893 - E S Foster - died 1894
  • elected 1894 - Sir Charles Skelton - died 1913
  • elected 1895 - His Grace The Duke of Norfolk, EM, KG - died 1917
  • elected 1896 - His Grace The Duke of Norfolk, EM, KG - died 1917

Past Lord Mayors of Sheffield

In 1893 the style and title of City was given by Royal Charter. The building of the present Town Hall was started in 1891 and opened by Queen Victoria on 21st May 1897. By Royal ‘Grant of the Title’ dated 12 July 1897, the title and dignity of Lord Mayor was conferred on the Chief Magistrate of the City who was, in fact, the Duke of Norfolk.

1897 to 1919

  • elected 1897 - His Grace The Duke of Norfolk, EM, KG (from July to November 1897) - died 1917
  • elected 1897 - George Franklin - died 1916
  • elected 1898 - William Edwin Clegg - died 1932
  • elected 1899 - Samuel Roberts - died 1926
  • elected 1900 - John Eaton - died 1900
  • elected 1901 - George Senior - died 1915
  • elected 1902 - John Wycliffe Wilson - died 1921
  • elected 1903 - John Rutland Wheatley - died 1916
  • elected 1904 - Joseph Jonas - died 1921
  • elected 1905 - Herbert Hughes, CB, CMG - died 1917
  • elected 1906 - Robert Styring - died 1944
  • elected 1907 - Harry P Marsh - died 1933
  • elected 1908 - Henry Kenyon Stephenson, DSO - died 1947
  • elected 1909 - The Rt Hon The Earl Fitzwilliam, KCVO, DSO - died 1943
  • elected 1910 - Henry Kenyon Stephenson, DSO - died 1947
  • elected 1911 - Albert John Hobson - died 1923
  • elected 1912 - Samuel Osborn - died 1952
  • elected 1913 - George Ernest Branson - died 1941
  • elected 1914 - Oliver Charles Wilson - died 1946
  • elected 1915 - Frederick Arthur Warlow - died 1925
  • elected 1916 - Walter Appleyard - died 1930
  • elected 1917 - Alfred Cattell - died 1933
  • elected 1918 - William Irons - died 1933
  • elected 1919 - Samuel Roberts - died 1955

1920 to 1943

  • elected 1920 - William Farewell Wardley - died 1941
  • elected 1921 - Charles Simpson - died 1935
  • elected 1922 - William Carter Fenton - died 1959
  • elected 1923 - Arthur James Blanchard - died 1957
  • elected 1924 - Alfred James Bailey - died 1948
  • elected 1925 - Joseph Benson - died 1928
  • elected 1926 - John George Graves - died 1945
  • elected 1927 - Moses Humberstone - died 1944
  • elected 1928 - Harry Bolton - died 1932
  • elected 1929 - Charles William Beardsley - died 1952
  • elected 1930 - Harold Warters Jackson – died 1972
  • elected 1931 - Thomas Henry Watkins - died 1941
  • elected 1932 - Ernest Wilson - died 1970
  • elected 1933 - Fred Marshall - died 1962
  • elected 1934 - Percival J M Turner, CBE, JP - died 1969
  • elected 1935 - Frank Thraves - died 1952
  • elected 1936 - Ann Eliza Longden - died 1952
  • elected 1937 - Ernest George Rowlinson - died 1941
  • elected 1938 - William Joseph Hunter - died 1954
  • elected 1939 - John Arthur Longden - died 1951
  • elected 1940 - Luther Frederick Milner - died 1962
  • elected 1941 - Charles Josiah Mitchell - died 1967
  • elected 1942 - Harry England Bridgwater - died 1949
  • elected 1943 - Samuel Hartley Marshall, JP - died 1981

1944 to 1969

  • elected 1945 - Charles William Gascoigne, CBE, BEM - died 1967
  • elected 1946 - Ernest Storm Graham - died 1962
  • elected 1947 - William Ernest Yorke (November 1947 to May 1949) - died 1968
  • elected 1949 - Grace Tebbutt – died 1983
  • elected 1950 - Herbert Keeble Hawson - died 1984
  • elected 1951 - Thomas William Bridgland - died 1966
  • elected 1952 - Peter Buchanan - died 1962
  • elected 1953 - Oliver Spencer Holmes, CBE, JP - died 1988
  • elected 1954 - John Henry Bingham, LL.D, JP - died 1970
  • elected 1955 - Joseph Curtis - died 1982
  • elected 1956 - Robert Neill - died 1960
  • elected 1957 - Albert Ballard, CBE, LL.D - died 1968
  • elected 1958 - John William Holland, JP - died 1971
  • elected 1959 - Alfred Vernon Wolstenholme, JP - died 1974
  • elected 1960 - Harold Slack, MBE - died 1965
  • elected 1961 - James Wilfred Sterland, OBE, LL.D, JP - died 1992
  • elected 1962 - Percival Cyril John Taylor Kirkman - died 1994
  • elected 1963 - Isidore Lewis, LL.D, JP - died 1983
  • elected 1964 - Albert Smith, OBE - died 1968
  • elected 1965 - John Stenton Worrall, JP - died 1984
  • elected 1966 - Lionel Stephen Edward Farris, JP - died 1986
  • elected 1967 - Harold Lambert, OBE - died 1989
  • elected 1968 - Patience Sheard, JP - died 2005
  • elected 1969 - Daniel Joseph O’Neill, JP - died 1970

1970 to 1992

  • elected 1970 - John Basil Peile, JP (elected for the remainder of the late Lord Mayor’s term of office) – died 1999
  • elected 1970 - Sidney Irwin Dyson - died 1978
  • elected 1971 - Harold Hebblethwaite, JP - died 1998
  • elected 1972 - Martha Strafford - died 1974
  • elected 1973 - Stanley Kenneth Arnold - died 2011
  • elected 1974 - Leonard Cope - died 1999
  • elected 1975 - Albert Edward Richardson - died 1988
  • elected 1976 - Reginald Edward Munn, JP - died 2002
  • elected 1977 - Winifred Mary Golding, LL.D - died 2003
  • elected 1978 - Peter Harold Jackson - died 2003
  • elected 1979 - George Armitage - died 1987
  • elected 1980 - William Owen, JP - died 1992
  • elected 1981 - Enid Anne Hattersley - died 2001
  • elected 1982 - Gordon Wragg, OBE, JP - died 2003
  • elected 1983 - Peter Morgan Newton Jones - died 1990
  • elected 1984 - George Roy Munn - died 1989
  • elected 1985 - Dorothy Walton, JP - died 2005
  • elected 1986 - Frank Prince
  • elected 1987 - Peter Horton - died 2005
  • elected 1988 - Phyllis May Smith - died 2001
  • elected 1989 - Anthony Damms
  • elected 1990 - James Arthur Moore - died 2009
  • elected 1991 - Doris Askham - died 2006
  • elected 1992 - William Thomas Jordan

1992 to 2015

  • elected 1993 - Qurban Hussain
  • elected 1994 - Ian Saunders
  • elected 1995 - David Ian Heslop, OBE
  • elected 1996 - Peter Price
  • elected 1997 - Anthony Edward Arber - died 2000
  • elected 1998 - Frank White
  • elected 1999 - Trevor Bagshaw
  • elected 2000 - Patricia Anne Midgley, JP
  • elected 2001 - David Baker
  • elected 2002 - Marjorie Barker - died 2010
  • elected 2003 - Diane Wainwright Leek
  • elected 2004 - Michael John Pye
  • elected 2005 - Roger Noel Davison
  • elected 2006 - Jacqueline (Jackie) Drayton
  • elected 2007 - Arthur Dunworth
  • elected 2008 - Jane Bird
  • elected 2009 - Graham Oxley
  • elected 2010 - Alan Law JP
  • elected 2011 - Sylvia Dunkley
  • elected 2012 - John Campbell
  • elected 2013 - Vickie Priestley
  • elected 2014 - Peter Rippon
  • elected 2015 - Talib Hussain

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