Mayors, Recorders, Chief Stewards and Town Clerks of Kidwelly
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Mayors

Thomas Babington (1618)

John Howells (1619)

John Aylward (1620)

Griffith Bowen (1621)

John Fisher (1622)

William Gardner (1623)

Owen Bowen (1624)

George Williams (1625)

Richard Payne (1626)

William Gardner (1627)

John Nicholas Dyer (Oct. 6, 1628)

David Dyer (Oct. 5, 1629)

John Bowen (Oct 4, 1630)

Edward Lloyd (Oct. 3, 1631

David Morton (Oct 1, 1632)

William Davids (Sept. 30, 1633)

John Robert (Oct. 6, 1634)

William Dyer (Oct. 5 1635)

John Dyer (Oct. 4, 1636)

John Bowen (Oct 2, 1637)

Jenkin Lloyd (Oct. 1, 1638)

Robert Dyer (Set. 30, 1639)

Owen Bowen (Oct. 5, 1640)

Hugh Lloyd, and after his death John Robert (Oct. 4, 1641)

David Fisher (Oct. 3, 1642)

Nicholas Ponsard (Oct. 2, 1643)

Morris Howell (Oct. 1, 1644)

Anthony Mansell (Oct 6, 1645)

John Nicholas Dyer (Oct. 5, 1646)

David Collin (Oct. 4, 1647)

Walter Lloyd (Oct. 2, 1648)

Hugh Dyer (Oct. 1, 1649)

William Davids (Sept. 30, 1650)

John Robert (Oct. 6, 1651)

William Dyer (Oct. 4, 1652)

Morris Howell (Oct. 3, 1653)

Nicholas Ponsard (Oct. 2, 1654)

Thomas Joliffe (Oct, 1, 1655)

John Nicholas Dyer (Oct. 6, 1656)

Walter Lloyd (Oct. 5, 1657)

David Collin (Oct. 4, 1658)

John Rowe (Oct. 3, 1659)

John Dyer (Oct. 1, 1660)

Robert Fisher (Sept. 30, 1661)

William Davids (Oct. 6, 1662)

John Robert (Oct. 5, 1663)

Edward Lloyd (Oct. 3, 1664, and Oct. 2, 1665)

David Davies (Oct. 1 1666)

Morris Howell (Sept. 30, 1667)

Thomas Joliffe (Oct. 5, 1668)

Anthony William (Oct. 4, 1669)

David Williams (Oct. 3, 1670)

William Dyer, junior (Oct. 2, 1671)

William Dyer, senior (Oct. 1, 1672)

Edward Lloyd (Oct. 6, 1673, and Oct. 5, 1674)

Griffith Collin (Oct. 4, 1675)

David Davies (Oct. 2, 1676)

Henry Mansell (Oct. 1, 1677)

Morris Howell (Sept. 30, 1678)

John Howell (Oct. 6, 1679)

Lewis Davies (Oct. 4, 1680)

John Hoskins (Oct. 3, 1681)

Richard Richard (Oct. 2, 1682)

Hugh Dyer (Oct. 1, 1683)

John Griffith (Oct. 6, 1684)

John Davies (Oct. 5, 1685)

Rowland Hicks (Oct. 4, 1686)

John Howard (Oct. 3, 1687)

Henry Richard (Oct. 1, 1688)

John Howell (Sept.30, 1689)

Richard Richards (Oct. 6, 1690)

John Davies (Oct. 5, 1691)

John Griffiths (Oct. 3, 1692)

James Clarke (Oct. 2, 1693)

William Dyer (Oct. 1, 1694)

Edward Mansell (Sept. 30, 1695)

Hugh Dyer (Oct. 5, 1696)

Rowland Hicks (Oct. 4, 1697)

Charles Dalton (Oct. 3, 1698)

John Havard (Oct. 2, 1699)

John Dyer (Sept. 30, 1700)

Owen Bonnell (Oct. 6, 1701)

John Roberts (Oct. 5, 1702)

Richard Richards (Oct. 4, 1703)

Henry Richards (Oct. 2, 1704)

Mansell Bennett (Oct. 1, 1705)

Edward Mansell (Sept. 30, 1706)

Hugh Dyer (Oct. 6, 1707)

Rowland Hicks (Oct. 4, 1708)

Thomas Pardo (Oct. 3, 1709)

Henry Fisher (Oct. 2, 1710)

Rawleigh Mansell (Oct. 1, 1711)

John Dyer (Oct. 6, 1712)

Owen Bonnell (Oct. 5, 1713)

John Roberts (Oct. 4, 1714)

Richd. Richards (Oct. 3, 1715)

Henry Richards (Oct. 1, 1716)

Mansell Bennett (Sept. 30, 1717)

Rawleigh Mansell (Oct. 6, 1718)

Sir Edward Mansell, Bt. (Oct. 5, 1719)

Robert Hicks (Sept. 30, 1720)

Thomas Pardo (Oct. 2, 1721)

Henry Fisher (Oct. 1, 1722)

Captain Edward Mansell (Sept. 30, 1723)

Arnold Hoskins (Oct. 5, 1724)

Thomas Griffiths (Oct. 4, 1725)

Francis Browne (Oct. 3, 1726)

Charles Mansell (Oct. 2, 1727)

John Jenkin (Sept. 30, 1728)

John Roberts (Oct. 2, 1729)

Edward Mansell (May 26, 1730)

John Gwynne (Oct. 5, 1730)

James Collins (Oct. 4, 1731

John Holliday (Oct. 2, 1732

Francis Selman (Oct. 1, 1733

William Williams (Sept. 30, 1784

John Stephen (Oct. 6, 1735) John Mansell (Oct. 4, 1736)
John Morris (Oct. 3, 1737) David Bevan (Oct. 2, 1738)
David Williams (Oct. 1, 1739) Anthony Rogers (Oct. 6, 1740)

Owen Thomas (Oct. 5, 1741)

William Price (Oct. 4, 1742)
Richard Bonnell (Oct. 3, 1748) Thomas Harding (Oct. 1, 1744)
Robert Hicks (Sept. 30, 1745) John Evans (Oct. 6, 1746)
Anthony Owen (Oct. 5, 1747) John Mansell (Oct. 3, 1748)
Richd. Morris (Oct. 3, 1749) David Bevan (Oct. 1, 1750)
Dd. Williams (Oct. 5, 1751) David Jones (Oct. 2, 1752)
Anthony Jones (Oct. 1, 1753) Anthony Rogers (Sept. 30, 1754)
William Price (Oct. 6, 1755) Charles Gwynne (Oct. 4, 1756)
Thomas Rees (Oct. 2, 1757) Griffith John (Oct. 2, 1758)
William Bowen (Oct. 1, 1759) Evan Jones (Oct 6, 1760)
John Mansell (Oct. 5, 1761) Anthony Jones (Oct. 4, 1762)
Lewis Rogers (Oct. 3, 1763) Richard Phillips (Oct. 1, 1764)
Sir Wm. Mansell, Bart. (Sept. 30, 1765) Walter Collins (Oct. 6, 1766)
Lewis Rogers (Oct. 5, 1767) William Bowen (Oct. 3, 1768)
Evan Jones (Oct. 2, 1769) Dd. Jones (Oct. 1, 1770)
Thomas Rees (Sept. 30, 1771) John Mansell (Oct. 6, 1772)
David Thomas (Oct. 4, 1773) Walter Collins (Oct. 3, 1774)
Anthony Jones (Oct. 2, 1775) George Roberts (Sept. 30, 1776)
Stedman Davies (Oct. 6, 1777) Leonard B. Gwynne (Oct. 5, 1778)
Griffith John (Oct. 4, 1779) Hugh Davies (Oct. 2, 1780)
John Jenkin (Nov. 16, 1780) John Hoskins (Oct. 1, 1781)
Griffith Bowen (Sept. 30, 1782) John Thomas (Oct. 6, 1783)
Henry Mansell (Oct. 4, 1784) John Griffith (Oct. 3, 1785)
John Hoskins (Oct. 2, 1786) John Davies (Oct. 1, 1787)
William Andrews (Oct. 6, 1788) John Thomas (Oct. 5, 1789)
Dd. Thomas (Oct. 4, 1790) Willm. Davids (Oct. 3, 1791)
Griffith Bowen (Oct 2, 1792) John Davies (Sept. 30, 1793)
Richd. Howell (Oct. 6, 1794) John Griffith (Oct. 5, 1795)
William Rees (Oct. 3, 1796) Walter Thomas (Oct. 2, 1797)
John Thomas (Oct. 1, 1798) Henry Thomas (Sept. 30, 1799)
John Griffith (Oct. 6, 1800) Edward King (Oct. 5, 1801)
Benj. Haslewood (Oct. 4, 1802) John Thomas (Oct. 3, 1803)
Anthony Williams (Oct. 1, 1804) Walter Thomas (Sept. 30, 1805)
William Rees (Oct. 6, 1806) John Thomas (Oct. 5, 1807)
William Mansell (Oct. 3, 1808) Jas. Roberts (Oct. 2, 1809)
Thomas Parker (Oct. 1, 1810) John Thomas (Sept. 30, 1811)
Arnold Evans (Oct. 5, 1812) John Thomas (Oct. 4, 1813)
Thos. Willets Nevill (Oct. 3, 1814) William Andrews (Oct. 2, 1815)
John Thomas (Sept. 30, 1816) William Andrews (Oct. 6, 1817)
John Thomas (Oct. 5, 1818) John Harris (Oct. 4, 1819)
Willm. Mansell (2 and 10 Oct. 1820) Phillip Howell Oct. 5, 1821)
Edward King (1822) Rees Williams (1823)
John Anthony (1824) David Williams (1825)
James Prickett (1826) John Anthony (1827)
John Gower (1828) David Williams (1829)
William Mansell (1830) Edward King (1831)
David Williams (1832) David Williams (1833)
Phillip Howells (1834) James Prickett (1835)
John Gower (1836) David Williams (1837)
John Williams (1838) John Bowen (1839)
Edward King (1840) Davd Williams (1841)
Phillip Howells (1842) John Gower (1843)
David Williams (1844) John Williams (1845)
Thomas Thomas (1846) David Anthony (1847)
John Bowen (1848) William Williams (1849)
Edward King (1850) David Williams (Maesgwenllian) (1851)
David Williams (late Colman) (1852) Thomas Thomas (1843)
Evan Williams (1854, died Jan.1855) William Williams (Jan. 1855)
William Willams (1855) John George Roberts (1856)
John George Roberts (1857) Edmund Blathwayt (1858)
Edmund Blathwayt (1859) Edmund Blathwayt (1860)
Edmund Blathwayt (1861) Edmund Blathwayt (1862)
Edmund Blathwayt (1863) Edmund Blathwayt (1864)
Edmund Blathwayt (1865) John Davids (1866)
Jacob Chivers (1867) Jacob Chivers (1868)
John Davids (1869) John Davids (1870)
John Davids (1871) Jacob Chivers (1872)
Jacob Chivers (1873) Thomas William Angell Evans (1874)
Thomas William Angell Evans (1875) Thomas William Angell Evans (1876)
Thomas William Angell Evans (1877) Thomas William Angell Evans (1878)
Thomas William Angell Evans )1879) Thomas William Angell Evans (1880)
David Harries (1881) David Harries (1882)
Thos. Wm. Angell Evans (1883) Thomas Morgan (1884)
Thomas Morgan (1885) (re-elected until the election of a Mayor under the new charter) Thomas Chivers (1885)
Thomas Chivers (1886) Thomas Griffiths (1887)
Thomas Griffiths (1888) Thomas Griffiths (1889, died May 1890)
Thomas Morgan (May 1890) Thomas Morgan (1890)
Daniel Harris (1891) Daniel Stephens (1892)
Daniel Stephens (1893) Holmes Stead (1894)
Holmes Stead (1895) Evan Vaughan Davies (1896)
Evan Vaughan Davies (1897) Rowland Browne (1898)
Rowland Browne (1899) John Gwendraeth Anthony (1900)
John Gwendraeth Anthony (1901) Alfred Stephens (1902)
Alfred Stephens (1903) Henry Edward Smart (1904)
Henry Edward Smart (1905) William Wilkins (1906)
William Wilkins (1907) David Gammon Anthony (1908)
William Davies James (1909) William Davies James (1910)
David Rowlands (1911) George Eynon Bowen (1912)
George Eynon Bowen (1913) Thomas Reynolds (1914)

 

Recorders

Henry Fleetwood (1618)

Walter Vaughan (1627)

Lodwick Lewis (Aug. 25, 1635)

Richard Andrews (?) (Oct. 8, 1(350)

John Powell (Apr. 1, 1659)

Thomas Powell (Jan. 11, 1696-7)

Sir Edward Mansell (Oct. 1, 1722)

Richard Vaughan (May 22, 1754)

Thomas Kymer (Oct. 23, 1780)

Thomas Kymer (died Feb. 27, 1784)

Jeremiah Pemberton (July 19, 1784)

Jeremiah Pemberton (died July 10, 1790)

William Philipps (Dec. 13, 1790)

William Davies (Aug. 11, 1808)

John Jones (Sept. 15,1814)

James Evans, (9 Jan. 1843)

Edward Vaughan Williams, (7 May 1844)

 

 

Chief Stewards

John Howell (1618)

William Gardener (May 1, 1632)

William Davies (July 18,1636)

George Williams (Sept. 13, 1686)

Owen Bowen (1639)

Jenkin Lloyd (Oct. 5,1640)

William Davids (Oct. 4., 1652)

Walter Lloyd (Oct. 19, 1665)

John Hoskins (June 30, 1684)

John Hoskins (dead, - 8, 1685)

John Howell (June 3, 1685)

John Roberts (Feb. 2, 1698)

Richard Richard (Oct. 6, 1718)

Rowland Hicks (Oct. 3, 1720)

Edward Mansell (Feb. 9, 1725)

William Williams (Oct. 15, 1733)

David Williams (Feb. 11, 1739)

Robert Hicks (July 20, 1748)

Anthony Jones (July 18, 1758)

Steadman Davies ( - 8, 1778)

John Hoskins (May 15, 1783)

John Hoskins resigned his office May 21 (?), 1784 by the unanimous desire of all the Corporation accepted the office again June 18, 1784

John Davies (Nov. 9, 1795)

John Griffith (Jan. 15, 1798)

James Roberts (Sept. 26, 1800)

Thos. Willet Nevill (Oct. 2, 1809)

James Roberts (Sept. 30, 1811)

George Stevens (18 May 1817)

Robert Dunkin (4 Feb. 1845)

George Spurrell (2 Oct. 1871)

 

Town Clerks

Michael Cubbydge (1618)

William Davies (Aug. 20, 1642)

Robert Fisher (Oct. 3, 1642)

Walter Lloyd (Oct. 5, 1674)

John Howells (Feb. 24, 1685)

Anthony Williams (Apr. 4, 1687)

Walter Howell (Oct. 10, 1692)

Charles Dalton (Aug. 19, 1697)

William Dalton (Oct. 6, 1707)

John Roberts (Jan. 6, 1708)

Paul Pardo (Aug. 20, 1731)

Richard. Philipps (Aug. 3, 1752)

George Worrall (May11, 1756)

Thomas Edwards (Oct. 23, 1780)

William Bonnell (May 7, 1784)

James Roberts (June 9, 1800)

Thomas Willet Nevill (Oct. 2, 1809)

James Roberts (Sept. 30, 1811)

George Stevens (13 May 1817)

John Thomas (2 Oct. 1843)

William Thomas Thomas (28 Sept. 1857)

George Spurrell (10 Mar. 1862)

Daniel Charles Edwards (8 Sept. 1882)

Walter Robert James (22 Sept. 1911)

 

List of English Mariners who became Burgesses of Kidwelly in the Eighteenth Century

William Vye and Nathaniel Vye
Ilford Comb, Sept. 30, 1728

Willams Gledon, Clovelly, April 26, 1736

Thomas Paine, North Yarmouth, August 21, 1738

Samuel Ellis Clovelly, Dec. 21, 1739

Richd. Vye, Ilford Comb, Oct. 4, 1742

William Higler, Ilford Comb, Feb. 27, 1743

Charles Gwynne, Bristol, Feb. 27, 1743

Phillip Gwynne, Devonshire, Oct. 19, 1744

John Clement, Ilford Comb, March 5, 1744

Kíníth Palmer, Emesworth, July 18, 1746

Isaac Steven, Yorkshire, May 8, 1752

Phillip Blackman (Blackmore)
Ilford Comb, May 8, 1752

Willm. Palmer, Hampshire, Sept. 21, 1752

Richd. Wade, Devonshire, Dec. 3, 1756

Philip Hopkin, Bideford, June 28, 1759

John Striven, Geo. Bartlet, Thos. Cooper, Hampshire, July 5, 1759

Richd. Smith, Sussex, Oct. 18, 1760

John Sheppard, Emesworth, Dec. 12, 1760

John Cheesmonke, Sunderland, Dec. 12, 1760

John Martin, Sussex, Feb. 17, 1764

John Saint Hill, Topsham, June 18, 1765

John Roberts, Shoreham, August 6, 1766

William Snow, Plymouth, June 26, 1770

John Thornburn, Sunderland, June 29, 1770

Willm. Dean, Clovelly, June 29, 1770

Thomas Hooper, Appledore, Sept. 21., 1770

Richd. Williams, G. Williams, Henry Jeffrey, Northam, May 6, 1771

WilIm. Hitchins, Portsmouth, May, 6, 1771

Thomas Giles, Mineheadand John Wilkin,
Northam, July 20, 1772

John Batton (or Britton, reported to have lost his certificate on being lately taken by the French), Northam, July 20, 1772

Robert Hain Bidefordand Ed. Strange,
Northam, Feb. 25, 1773

Stephen Woodhouse and Michl. Williams,
Gt. Yarmoutln, Oct. 31, 1774

Robt. Foster, South-hampton, Oct. 9, 1776

Dd. Jenkins (junior), St. Michaels, July 21, 1778

Thomas Hall, Lynn Regis, Nov. 23, 1780

Henry Wilkins, Jersey, June 14, 1781

James Key, Bideford, August 3, 1 781

Wm. Rod, Northam, August 3, 1781

Thos. Bugge, Lynn, August 17, 1783

Geo. Batchelor, Southampton, August 27, 1783

Richd. Williams, Appledore, Sept. 22, 1783

James Evans, Northam, April 16, 1784

Thomas Escott, Bridgewater, Nov. 16, 1784

Nichs. Whitefield, Clovelly, July 5, 1785

Abraham Heath, Salcomb, Sept. 22, 1785

Thos. English, Lynn, Sept. 22, 1785

Robt. Bowden, Appledore, May 12, 1786

John Gard, Dartmouth, August 4, 1786

John Hubbard and Saml. Bridgeon
Lyme Regis, Sept.. 4, 1786

Robert Krushay (?), Lynne, May 27, 1788

William Fisher, Appledore, Sept. 26, 1791

Richd. Wade, Clovelly, March 12, 1793

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