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This detail from a 1906 postcard of part of the Docks area of Drogheda shows

the Mayoralty House and the Whitworth Monument

 


 

    

 

Mayors of Drogheda 1285 - 1932

The following list is taken from The Drogheda Independent, 24 December 1932.

 

No Source is given, but the names up to 1842 are most likely taken from: John D'Alton, The History of Drogheda with its Environs, Dublin 1844

        Additional information on 15th and 16th century Mayors is taken from: Mac Iomhair, An t-Athair Diarmuid, 'Two Old Drogheda Chronicles', Journal of the County Louth Archaeological & Historical Society, Dundalk 1961. A list of the mayors up to 1994 can be found in Aidan P. Robinson, Ancient Drogheda, Drogheda 1994, pps.77-88. See also Chiara Buldorini, 'The Mayors, Provosts and Bailiffs of Drogheda in the Thirteenth Century' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 2009, which adds more 13th century names to the list.

              


  

                       

Year

Name

Surname

Title

Comment

1285 Hugo Moyne    
1319 Robert Bryan    
1330 William de Roche    
1337 William de Roche    
1345 Richard FitzWilliam    
1346 William Roche    
1356 - de Bathe    
1368 William Roche Junior  
1375 William Roche    
1377 Walter Mills    
1380 Richard Mole    
1389 William Roche    
1394 Nicholas Faunt    
1397 William Roche    
1398 Walter Taaffe    
1399 William White    
1401 John White    
1405 Richard White    
1406 Richard White    
1412 William Symcock   First chartered Mayor of the United Corporations
1413 Nicholas Finglas    
1418 Thomas Walsh    
1447 Robert Talbot    
1453 Richard Hill    
1454 Thomas Snatchberd    
1456 Richard Hill    
1467 James Fowling    
1468 Richard Gernon    
1470 William Dawes    
1471 William Symcock    
1471 John Fowling    
1472 William Brown    
1473 John Delahide    
1474 John Bath    
1475 John Clinton    
1476 James Docwra    
1477 James Tanner    
1478 Thomas White    
1505 Nicholas Palm    
1506 John Wyrrall    
1512 John Barnewall    
1515 John Wyrall   '2d time Mayor'
1520 Thomas White    
1524 Thomas Delahoyde    
1524 Henry Duff   '2d time Mayor'
1539 Michael Coursy    
1541 John Duffe    
1548 John Dowding    
1554 George Elcock    
1555 Thomas Kelly    
1556 George Elcock    
1568 John Elcock    
1569 Robert Burnell    
1570 Thomas Peppard    
1577 Nicholas Bathe    
1578 Philip Dowdall    
1581 Patrick Dowdall    
1582 George Duff    
1583 James Wotton    
1589 William Brett    
1592 Nicholas Elcock    
1600 Patrick Laundy    
1610 Christopher Worrall    
1622 Richard Byrne    
1623 Thomas Nugent    
1624 Henry Franklin    
1626 Thomas Oxford    
1627 Henry Franklin    
1635 Henry Franklin    
1636 James Bolton    
1644 John Jebb    
1645 George Gregory    
1649 William Elwood    
1650 William Toxteth    
1652 Samuel Stanbridge    
1656 Samuel Stanbridge    
1657 Thomas Dixon    
1658 Thomas Stubber    
1659 Richard Edmonds   Displaced for neglect of duty.
1659 Edward Martin    
1660 Edward Martin    
1661 James Elwood    
1662 John Greene    
1663 John Metcalf    
1664 John Towers    
1665 John Towers    
1667 Gabriel Meade    
1671 James Graham Sir  
1672 William Tichbourne Sir  
1673 E. Nicholls    
1674 Thomas Newton    
1675 George Richardson    
1676 Edward Singleton    
1677 John Tomlinson    
1678 Richard Jackson    
1679 John Sandiford    
1680 Thomas Percival    
1681 John Osborne    
1682 William Elwood    
1683 Henry Nichols    
1684 William Barron    
1685 John Sandiford    
1686 James Van Bobbert    
1687 George Richardson    
1688 Ignatius Peppard   Under James the Second's Charter
1690 William Elwood    
1691 Thomas Newton    
1692 Richard Pitts    
1693 John Graham    
1694 Henry Tichborne Sir  
1695 Joseph Tomlinson    
1696 William Newton    
1697 James Meade    
1698 Henry Ogle    
1699 George Hardman    
1700 John Leigh    
1701 Henry Meade    
1702 Richard Smith    
1703 Thomas Stoker    
1704 John Shore    
1705 John Cope    
1706 John Cope    
1707 Henry Meade    
1708 William Patten    
1709 William Norman    
1710 John Johnston    
1711 Edmond Singleton    
1712 Timothy Armitage    
1713 Henry Smith    
1714 John Byrne    
1715 John Shepheard    
1716 George Blacker    
1717 Thomas Sandiford    
1718 Edmond Scholes    
1719 John Gilbert    
1720 Charles Byrne    
1721 Thomas Gerrard    
1722 Oliver Fairclough   ["Fairtlough" in D'Alton]
1723 John Sankitt    
1724 John Rencher    
1725 John Godfrey    
1726 William Lucas    
1727 John Haden    
1728 Samuel Pendleton    
1729 Henry Ogle    
1730 Edward Hardman    
1731 William Exham    
1732 Francis Leigh    
1733 Edward Leigh    
1734 William Ogle    
1735 John Broughton    
1736 Henry Ackland    
1737 William Shepheard    
1738 James Barlow    
1739 Thomas Wye    
1740 Johathan Nichols    
1741 Townley Patten    
1742 John Graham    
1743 Henry Sheils    
1744 William Graves    
1745 Robert Ford    
1746 George Rencher    
1747 George Scholes    
1748 Edward Cheshire   ["Chesshire, Junr." in D'Alton]
1749 Richard Jebb    
1750 Oliver Fairtlough    
1751 Francis Donagh    
1752 John Graham Junr.  
1753 Jeremiah Smith    
1754 Philp Pendleton    
1755 William Howard    
1756 Henry Gartside    
1757 George Ackland    
1758 William Fairtlough    
1759 Edward Norman    
1760 John Ogle    
1761 Edward Cheshire Junr. ["Chesshire, Junr." in D'Alton]
1762 William Ogle Junr.  
1763 Roger Ford    
1764 John Jebb    
1765 John Ogle    
1766 Robert Ball    
1767 John Marshall    
1768 Edward Hardman    
1769 Henry Leland    
1770 William Norman    
1771 James Ford    
1772 Anthony Marshall    
1773 Philip Donagh    
1774 Alderman [sic] Fairtlough    
1775 William Coddington    
1776 William Holmes    
1777 Oliver Fairtlough    
1778 Hugh Montgomery Lyons    
1779 William Gibbons    
1780 John Ackland    
1781 John Jones    
1782 William Cheshire   ["Chesshire, Junr." in D'Alton]
1783 John Van Homrigh    
1784 Henry Smith    
1785 Edward Cheshire   ["Chesshire, Junr." in D'Alton]
1786 George Armstrong    
1787 Maurice Barlow    
1788 William O'Doherty Sir  
1789 Graves Chamney    
1790 Joseph Holmes    
1791 William Fairclough   ["Fairtlough" in D'Alton]
1792 James Schoales    
1793 Ralph Smith    
1794 Ralph Smith    
1795 George Evans    
1796 William Jones    
1797 Anthony Sillery    
1798 Bartholomew P Van Homrigh    
1799 George McIntaggart    
1800 Burton Tandy    
1801 Edward Fairclough   ["Fairtlough" in D'Alton]
1802 James Metcalfe    
1803 George McIntaggart    
1804 Henry Meade Ogle    
1805 Townley Blackwood Hardman    
1806 John Leland    
1807 Charles Evans    
1808 Henry Metcalfe    
1809 Henry Pentland    
1810 Edward Hale Gibbons    
1811 Peter Van Homrigh    
1812 Ralph Smyth Junr.  
1813 Samuel Forster    
1814 St. George Smyth    
1815 George Pentland    
1816 Thomas Henry Skeffington Right Hon.  
1817 Francis Graham Fairclough   ["Fairtlough" in D'Alton]
1818 Blayney Townley Balfour   ["Blaney Townley Balfour" in D'Alton]
1819 Charles Ball    
1820 Lathom Fairtlough    
1821 Joseph Holmes    
1822 William Fairtlough    
1823 George Hemsell    
1824 Robert Pentland    
1825 W. Oliver Fairtlough    
1826 Francis Donagh    
1827 William Hoey    
1828 G.W. Evans    
1829 Henry B. Fairtlough    
1830 John Ackland    
1831 Francis Anderson    
1832 Graves Ackland    
1833 John Chesshire    
1834 John Cooper   [missing in newspaper]
1835 G.H. Pentland   [missing in newspaper]
1836 Robert Pentland M.D.  
1837 Henry Smith    
1838 Thomas North    
1839 John Shegog    
1840 Robert Ball Hackett    
1841 Thomas J. Fogarty    
1842 Thomas Carty J.P.  
1843 Thomas Carty J.P.  
1844 Patrick Ternan Senr.  
1845 William Campbell    
1846 Patrick Boylan   9 months
1846 James Mathews   3 Months
1847 James Mathews    
1848 Michael Rogers    
1848 Thomas Simcocks Senr. part of 1848
1849 Thomas Simcocks Senr.  
1850 Patrick Mathews J.P.  
1851 Anthony Keappock    
1852 Peter Verdon    
1853 James Mathews J.P.  
1854 Patrick Casey J.P.  
1855 Thomas Hammond J.P.  
1856 Thomas Carty J.P.  
1857 Thomas Carty J.P.  
1858 Patrick Byrne   Dyer Street
1859 Patrick Ternon J.P.  
1860 Patrick Byrne   West Street
1861 John Moore    
1862 John O'Neill    
1863 John Gradwell J.P.  
1864 John Chadwick J.P.  
1865 James Matthews J.P.  
1866 James Matthews J.P.  
1867 James Levins    
1868 Thomas Greene    
1869 Edward McDonagh    
1870 Robert B. Daly J.P.  
1871 John Kelly    
1872 Thomas Simcocks Junr.  
1873 Thomas Sincocks Junr.  
1874 William Leech    
1875 William Leech    
1876 William Whitworth J.P.  
1877 George Knaggs    
1878 Robert May    
1879 John Chadwick J.P.  
1880 John Chadwick J.P.  
1881 John Chadwick J.P. 11 months
1881 Nicholas Leech   1 month
1882 John Mangan   2 months (sworn in at Dundalk Gaol while a "suspect")
1882 Patrick Reilly   9 months
1883 Patrick Reilly    
1884 Patrick Casey Connolly    
1885 Patrick Casey Connolly    
1886 Richard J. Kennedy    
1887 Richard J. Kennedy    
1888 Richard J. Kennedy    
1889 Simon Jordan    
1890 Simon Jordan    
1891 Simon Jordan    
1892 John Mangan    
1893 Laurence Branigan    
1894 Bernard Nulty    
1895 Bernard Nulty    
1896 Peter Lynch    
1897 Peter Lynch    
1898 Francis Gogarty    
1899 Nicholas Farrell   3 months
1899 L.J. Elcock   9 months
1900 L.J. Elcock    
1901 John Downey    
1902 Peter P. Keeley    
1903 John McGuinness    
1904 P. Gorman    
1905 John Dolan    
1906 Gerard Daly    
1907 W.T. Skeffington    
1908 Patrick Drew    
1909 Thomas Callan    
1910 John J. Callan    
1911 John J. Callan    
1912 Thomas McCullough    
1913 John Callaghan    
1914 John Callaghan    
1915 Luke J. Elcock    
1916 Laurence Stanley    
1917 W.T. Skeffington    
1918 W.T. Skeffington    
1919 Michael McGowan    
1920 Philip Monaghan    
1921 Philip Monaghan    
1922 Philip Monaghan    
1923 Philip Monaghan    
1924 Philip Monaghan    
1925 Philip Monaghan    
1925 Luke J. Elcock    
1926 Luke J. Elcock    
1927 Patrick J. Carroll    
1928 Patrick J. Carroll    
1929 David J. Blood    
1930 David J. Blood    
1931 David J. Blood    
1932 John Dowd    

 

 

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