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12 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AE

Mayors 1801-1900


Year Mayor Note

1801

John Lancefield

1802

William Kemp

1803

John Hall

1804

George Beckett

Charity founder. Mayor also in 1785 and 1794

1805

Robert Collier

1806

Thomas Bennett

1807

Byng Baker

1808

Francis Perkins

1809

Henry Wreight

Major benefactor of town. Mayor also 1818 and 1828

1810

George Chambers

1811

Henry Cobb

1812

James Shepherd

1813

John Thomas Giraud

1814

Thomas Barnes, Jnr

1815

Samuel Shepherd

1816

Francis Perkins

1817

Isaac Fairbrass

1818

Henry Wreight

Major benefactor of town. Mayor also 1809 and 1828

1819

George Chambers

1820

James Shepherd

1821

John Thomas Giraud

1822

John Perkins

1823

John Holmes

1824

Thomas Barnes

1825

Samuel Shepherd

1826

Wm Chapman Morgan

Mayor also in 1834 and 1835 (see note)

1827

Isaac Fairbrass

1828

Henry Wreight

Major benefactor of town. Mayor also 1809 and 1818

1829

James Shepherd

1830

John Thomas Giraud

1831

John Perkins

1832

Samuel Shepherd

1833

Thomas Barnes

1834 Wm Chapman Morgan

Last mayor under the old regime before the reforms of the Municipal Corporations Act (1835)

1835

Wm Chapman Morgan

1836

Giles Hilton

1837

John Perkins

1837

Edward Crow

Silversmith (8 Market Place). Chronicled local events

1838

John Franks Chittenden

1839

John Franks Chittenden

1840

William Hills

1841

John Franks Chittenden

1842

John Franks Chittenden

1843

James Walker

1844

James Walker

1845

James Walker

1846

Charles Jones Hilton

1847

Fred'k Francis Giraud

1848

John Franks Chittenden

1849

Wm Parker Hoare

1850

Charles Jones Hilton

1851

John Bate

1852

Walter Holmes

1853

John Bate

1854

Edward Garraway

1855

Richard G. Stone

Timber merchant. Lived at 23 Court Street

1856

Fred'k Francis Giraud

1857

Richard Jones Hilton

1858

John Bunyer Sharp

1859

Samuel Johnson

Solicitor at 12 West Street. Became mayor aged 27. Later, town clerk of Nottingham. Knighted in 1893

1860

1861

William Nash Spong

1862

Frederick William Monk

1863

Frederick William Monk

1864

Charles Bryant

1865

Hafford Fielding

1866

John A. Anderson, Jnr

Partner in cement firm. Mayor also in 1876 and 1882

1867

Samuel Higham

1868

Walter Holmes

1869

Walter Holmes

1870

Hafford Fielding

1871

Charles Bryant

1872

Richard Watson Smith

Principal in gunpowder company

1873

Lewis Shrubsole

Mayor six times (see 1877)

1874

John Payn

1875

John Matthew Goldfinch

Shipbuilder. Mayor also in 1886 and 1887 (see note)

1876

John A. Anderson

Partner in cement firm. Mayor also in 1866 and 1882

1877

Lewis Shrubsole

Builder. Lived at 5 Abbey Street. Mayor six times (1873, 1877, 1878, 1880, 1884, 1885). See 1884

1878

Lewis Shrubsole

1879

Frederic Johnson

Brother of

1880

Lewis Shrubsole

Mayor six times (see 1877)

1881

Charles Smith

1882

John A. Anderson

Partner in cement firm. Mayor also in 1866 and 1876

1883

Frederic Johnson

Brother of

1884

Lewis Shrubsole

Mayor six times (see 1877). Joint third for number of terms, behind First and Second World War mayors

1885

Lewis Shrubsole

1886

John Matthew Goldfinch

Faversham's most famous shipbuilder. His largest vessel was Goldfinch (1894), at 98ft and 144 tons

1887

1888

Thomas Gillett

Head of milling firm. Mayor, 1895, 1896 (see note)

1889

Henry Ross Child

1890

Benjamin Gough Berry

1891

Charles Holmes

1892

Charles Smith

1893

Jabez Smith

1894

Henry Ross Child

1895

Thomas Gillett

First chairman of Faversham Club, founded 1884. Last Faversham Porter Club chairman before clubs' merger

1896

Thomas Gillett

1897

Ebenezer Chambers

Managing director of Whittle & Co, timber merchants. Mayor in 1905 and 1906

1898

Ebenezer Chambers

1899

Charles Cremer

Brick manufacturer, barge owner. Mayor, 1907, 1908

1900

Frederick Austin

Faversham News founder. Mayor, 1901, 1903