Former Mayors of Godmanchester

Former Mayors of the town and former borough of Godmanchester, their dates of office and status

The Borough of Godmanchester was created by the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835 when the first Mayor of Godmanchester was elected. From 1961 the Boroughs of Godmanchester and Huntingdon were merged into a joint borough which lasted until the old boroughs of England where swept away in 1974 by the Local Government Act of 1972 and Godmanchester became a Civil Parish with the status of a Town.

Table showing in chronological order the previous Mayors of Godmanchester

Date Councillor Authority
     

1835

Edward Martin

Godmanchester Borough Council

1836

Downes Martin

 

1837

Edward Martin

 

1838

Samuel Bates

 

1839

John Kisby

 

1840

Robert Fox

 

1841

John Kisby

 

1842

Samuel Bates

 

1843

Edward Martin

 

1844

Downes Martin

 

1845

Edward Martin

 

1846

Robert Beart

 

1847

John Lancaster

 

1848

Edward Martin

 

1849

John Lancaster

 

1850

Edward Martin

 

1851

Samuel Bates

 

1852

Edward M. Goode

 

1853

John Lancaster

 

1854

Samuel Bates

 

1855

Edward Maule

 

1856

Downes Martin

 

1857

John Lancaster

 

1858

Samuel Bates

 

1859

Edward Maule

 

1860

Robert Beart

 

1861

Samuel Bates

 

1862

Robert Beart

 

1863

Samuel Bates

 

1864

Robert Beart

 

1865

Samuel Bates

 

1866

Robert Beart

 

1867

Samuel Bates

 

1868

John Elgood

 

1869

Robert Bates

 

1870

Robert Beart

 

1871

Henry C. Rooper

 

1872

Henry C. Rooper (Resigned)

 

1872

Edward Tillard

 

1873

Edward Tillard

 

1874

James Freshfield

 

1875

John Elgood

 

1876

Robert Bates

 

1877

James Freshfield

 

1878

John Elgood

 

1878

Joseph B. Wilkinson

 

1879

James Freshfield

 

1880

George I. Bevan

 

1881

George I. Bevan

 

1882

Frederick R. Beart

 

1883

John T. Gadsby

 

1884

Charles Veasey

 

1885

Frederick R. Beart

 

1886

Charles Veasey

 

1887

Frederick R. Beart

 

1888

J. Potto Harcourt

 

1889

Thomas B. Fordham

 

1890

John Looker

 

1891

Frederick R. Beart

 

1892

William Smith

 

1893

James L. Tysoe

 

1894

James L. Tysoe

 

1895

William Gadsby

 

1896

Edward Tillard

 

1897

Henry Mason

 

1898

William Gadsby

 

1899

William Gadsby

 

1900

Thomas B. Fordham

 

1901

Frederick W. Brighty

 

1902

Frederick W. Brighty

 

1903

William P. Theakston

 

1904

William Gadsby

 

1905

Alfred Brawn

 

1906

Robert L. Towgood

 

1907

Aubury Markham

 

1908

Aubury Markham

 

1909

Aubury Markham

 

1910

L. D Stables J.P.

 

1911

L. D Stables J.P.

 

1912

Robert L. Towgood

 

1913

James Bright

 

1914

James Bright

 

1915

James Bright

 

1916

Robert L. Towgood

 

1917

Robert L. Towgood

 

1918

Robert L. Towgood

 

1919

George J. Herbert

 

1920

George J. Herbert

 

1921

William Dew Fairy

 

1922

William Dew Fairy

 

1923

Robert L. Towgood

 

1924

Frederick Searle

 

1925

Frederick Searle

 

1926

Allen Pettit (Died in office)

 

1926

Frederick Searle

 

1927

Ernest Whybray

 

1928

Ernest Whybray

 

1929

Frederick W. Figg

 

1930

Frederick W. Figg

 

1931

Grace Prescott

 

1932

Dorothy Mary Carr (nee Hunnybun)

 

1933

Dorothy Mary Carr

 

1934

William A. James

 

1935

William A. James

 

1936

William A. James

 

1937

Bernice Louise Gray (nee Prescott)

 

1938

Bernice Louise Gray

 

1939

William Pratt Anderson

 

1940

William Pratt Anderson

 

1941

William Pratt Anderson

 

1942

Walter Ashley

 

1943

Walter Ashley

 

1944

Horace W. Pettit

 

1945

Horace W. Pettit

 

1946

Arthur H. Kisby

 

1947

John J. Brading

 

1948

Alfred G. Hall

 

1949

Alfred G. Hall

 

1950

Lucy E. Hilsden (nee Abbot)

 

1951

Lucy E. Hilsden

 

1952

Lucy E. Hilsden

 

1953

Lucy E. Hilsden

 

1954

Cecil H. Summers

 

1955

Nelson Goddard

 

1956

Nelson Goddard

 

1957

Charles W. H. Newby

 

1958

George E. Terrill

 

1959

William Pratt Anderson

 

1960

Allen S. Pettit

 
     

1961-1974

Joint Borough of Huntingdon and Godmanchester

 

 

 

1982

Janet M. McCartney

Godmanchester Town Council

1983

Brian Pat Doherty

 

1984

Robert T. D. Hughes

 

1985

Brian Pat Doherty

 

1986

Martin J. Hopkinson

 

1987

Martin J. Hopkinson

 

1988

Ricard William Looker

 

1989

Anthony Ernest Harold Sursham

 

1990

Brenda Jane Hennessy

 

1991

Joan Betty Doherty

 

1992

Richard R. C. Stokes

 

1993

Richard R. C. Stokes

 

1994

Robert T. D Hughes

 

1995

Robert T. D Hughes

 

1996

Robert T. D Hughes

 

1997

Anthony Ernest Harold Sursham

 

1998

Carol Anne Godley

 

1999

Carol Anne Godley

 

2000

Ann M. Looker

 

2001

Edgar Roy Norris

 

2002

Ann M. Looker

 

2003

Ann M. Looker

 

2004

Warren David Butterworth

 

2005

Hugh Richard Butcher

 

2006

Hugh Richard Butcher

 

2007

Malcolm Cohen

 

2008

Graham Martin Wilson

 

2009

Malcolm Cohen (Resigned)

 

2009

Alan John Welton

 

2010

David C. Brown

 

2011

Alan John Welton

 

2012

Christopher D. Vane Percy

 

2013

David Richard Underwood

 

2014

David Richard Underwood

 

2015

David Richard Underwood