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Mayor of Birmingham

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WoodfortheTrees

WoodfortheTrees Report 15 Oct 2012 08:44

Does anyone know of a site where I can check names of past Mayors of Birmingham .My mother believes she has an ancestor who was Mayor of Birmingham from her mothers family but not sure then whether from grandmother or father's family so if I could see names that might shed some light on it.Thankyou for any advice you can give .We are probably talking about 19th century

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 15 Oct 2012 08:53

The Birmingham Register office has a resident genealogist (John Yates). If you ring and ask to speak to him I am sure that he will be able to assist you.

Birmingham Register Office
Holliday Wharf
Holliday Street
Birmingham
B1 1TJ
England
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0121 675 1000

Outside UK: (+) 44 121 675 1000

Andrew

Andrew Report 15 Oct 2012 08:54

Try

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Lord_Mayors_of_Birmingham



Andy

WoodfortheTrees

WoodfortheTrees Report 15 Oct 2012 09:03

Thankyou Jonsey and Andrew I will try those suggestions

JustDinosaurJill

JustDinosaurJill Report 15 Oct 2012 19:49

Please take a look at the Birmingham History Forum. It's free to join.

http://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/forum.php

There are some of us on here with very strong Birmingham connections so feel free to ask if you need. Also this might help.

Mayors of Birmingham

[edit]1838–1895
No. Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
1 William Scholefield 1838 1 Second son of Joshua Scholefield, one of Birmingham's first MPs when the town was enfranchised in 1832.
2 Philip Henry Muntz 1839–1840 2 Councillor, alderman, mayor, justice of the peace and representative of Birmingham in Parliament.
3 Samuel Beale 1841 1 MP for Derby between 1857-1865.
4 James James 1842 1
5 Thomas Weston 1843 1
6 Thomas Phillips 1844 1
7 Henry Smith 1845 1
8 Robert Martineau 1846 1
9 Charles Geach 1847 1 Founder of the Birmingham & Midland Bank
10 Samuel Thornton 1848 1
11 William Lucy 1849-50 2
12 Henry Smith 1851 1
13 Henry Hawkes 1852 1
14 James Baldwin 1853 1
15 John Palmer 1854 1
16 T P T Hodgson 1855 1
17 Sir John Ratcliffe 1856-58 3 Also Town Commissioner, Low Baliff, Town Councillor, Alderman
18 Thomas Lloyd 1859 1
19 Arthur Ryland 1860 1
20 Henry Nanton 1861 1
21 Charles Sturge 1862 1
22 William Holliday 1863 1
23 Henry Wiggin 1864 1
24 Edwin Yates 1865 1
25 George Dixon 1866 1 Birmingham MP, was a major proponent of education for all children.
26 Thomas Avery 1866-67 1
27 Henry Holland 1868 1
28 Thomas Prime 1869 1
29 G Braithwaite Lloyd 1870 1
30 John Sadler 1871 1
31 Ambrose Biggs 1872 1
32 Joseph Chamberlain 1873-76 3
33 George Baker 1876 1 Elected on the resignation of Chamberlain in June 1876
34 William Kenrick 1877 1
35 Jesse Collings 1878 1
36 Richard Chamberlain 1879-80 2 Brother of Joseph Chamberlain
37 Thomas Avery 1881 1
38 William White 1882 1
39 William Cook 1883 1
40 Sir Thomas Martineau 1884-86 3
41 Maurice Pollack 1887 1
42 Richard Cadbury Barrow 1888 1
43 Francis Corder Clayton 1889-90 2
44 Edward Lawley Parker 1891-92 2
45 George James Johnson 1893 1
46 Thomas Stratton Fallows 1894 1
47 James Smith 1895 2
[edit]Lord Mayors of Birmingham

[edit]19th century
No. Lord Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
1 Sir James Smith 1896 2
2 Charles Gabriel Beale 1897-99 4
3 Samuel Edwards 1900 1
[edit]20th century

WoodfortheTrees

WoodfortheTrees Report 15 Oct 2012 21:12

Thankyou jdj I have continued this thread on John Bedford Burman .I am looking for an ancestor who was believed to be a Mayor of Birmingham just not sure who it was

Reggie

Reggie Report 15 Oct 2012 21:53

JILL................................

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1312487

JustDinosaurJill

JustDinosaurJill Report 15 Oct 2012 22:06

Good Evening Reggie.

Thank you very much. Now I know who we are talking about.

J

Reggie

Reggie Report 15 Oct 2012 22:25

Hi Jill

I thought it would clarify things for you...........