Oxford History: Mayors & Lord Mayors


Philip the Miller

Mayor of Oxford 1209, 1214

Philip the Miller (or Molendinarius / Le mullner / Le muner) is known to have been Mayor in the years 1209 and 1214. His name implies that he was a miller.

Although Mayors normally held office for life, Philip was deposed from the council by 1216 for his share in the hanging of the clerks.

Another Philip Molendinarius (who had a brother Robert Molendarius) was Bailiff on the council in 1229: he may have been the Mayor’s son.










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Last updated: 13 September, 2012

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