Past Mayors from 1500 - 1599
The tradition of having a Mayor of Preston dates back to the middle ages when the city's first Charter (a document bestowing certain rights on a town) was granted by Henry II in 1179.
Preston's first recorded Mayor was called Aubrey, son of Robert, who took up his position in 1327. Although there is little other information about him, it is thought that he was a wealthy businessman of his time and was chosen to be Mayor by a select few wealthy associates, the majority of local people had no say in the matter.
Nowadays, the Mayor has to be a Preston city councillor, meaning that local people have voted for them to represent their communities.
Mayors from 1500 - 1599
Below is a table of past Mayors ranging from 1500 - 1599. You will find the most up to date list of Mayors on the background to the Mayor of Preston page.
The following years have no record of a Mayor in place:
- 1588 - 1591
- 1584 - 1586
- 1573 - 1579
- 1535 - 1540
- 1509 - 1523
- 1501 - 1506
* Denotes Guild Mayor
|Richard Taylor William Banester||1592|
|George Walton||* 1581 - 1582|
|William Banestre||1571 - 1572|
|Ewan Wall||1566 - 1567|
|Thomas Wall||1563 - 1565|
|Thomas Wall||* 1562|
|Oliver Breres||1558 - 1559|
|Lawrence Banastre||1554 - 1557|
|Lawrence Banestre (Banastre)||1552 - 1553|
|James Walton||1545 - 1551|
|Thomas Tipping (Typping)||1543 - 1544|
|Thomas Tipping (Typping)||* 1542|
|Thomas Tipping (Typping)||1541|
|James Walton||1532 - 1533|
|Christopher Haydock||1528 - 1531|
|Robert Coventry||1507 - 1508|
|William Marshall||* 1500|