Oxford History: Mayors & Lord Mayors


Mayors of Oxford during the Tudor period


Mayors were now always elected for one year from Michaelmas Day (29 September, a significant quarter day)

Until 1554, Mayors of Oxford could be chosen only from a group comprising the existing mayor and four other aldermen; but from that date the number eligible was increased to 13, and in future aldermen were recruited only from among the eight assistants.

In 1546 the status of Oxford changed from a town to a city.

Follow the pointer at the top to view each page of this section chronologically. Note that although Mayors served many terms in this period, only the first term of each Mayor comes in this sequence.

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Last updated: 19 September, 2018

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