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Past Mayors from 1327 - 1399

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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 1327 - 1399

Below is a table of past Mayors ranging from 1327 - 1399. You will find the most up to date list of Mayors on the background to the Mayor of Preston page.

* Denotes Guild Mayor

NameYear
William (de) Ergham1398 - 1399
William (de) Ergham* 1397
William (de) Ergham1396
Geoffrey (de) Mels1395
Geoffrey fil Nicholas1393 - 1394
Thomas More1392
Richard Blundell1391
William de Walton1389 - 1390
William de Ergham1388
William de Walton1386 - 1387
Richard Blundell de Walton1385
Adam de Hocton1384
Thomas More1383
Adam de Hocton1382
Richard Skillicorne1381
Adam de Hocton1379 - 1380
William de Walton1378
Adam de Hocton1374 - 1375
Nicholas de Mels1373
Adam de Hocton1371 - 1372
John Banestre1370
Roger del Wich1369
John Banestre1368
John Raton1366 - 1367
Roger del Wich1361 - 1363
John Banestre1360
William de Haconsal1358 - 1359
John Banestre1351 - 1357
Roger del Wich1350
W. de Haconsal1349
Roger del Wich1348
Henry Banestre1346 - 1347
Albr. son of Robert1344 - 1345
William son of Paulinus1343
Nicholas de Preston1342
Nicholas son of William son of Nicholas1341
Nicholas de Preston1340
William son of Paulinus1336 - 1339
Nicholas de Preston1334 - 1335
Roger del Wich1329 - 1333
Aubrey son of Robert* 1328
Aubrey son of Robert1327

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