### Mayors of Oxford in later medieval times

### 1348–1485

*Mayors were now always elected annually and travelled at once to London to be admitted
in the Exchequer.
They began their
term of office on Michaelmas Day
(29 September).
**By this period they were always chosen from amongst the Aldermen, and were often still elected for
a number of consecutive years. *

*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.*

- 1348/1352: John
of Barford
*(1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th**of five terms)* - 1352/1353: John of St Frideswide
*(1st of 3½ terms)* - 1353/1354: John of Studley
*(1st of eight terms)* - 1354/1355: John
of Barford
*(5th of five terms, to May only)* - 1355/1357: John of St Frideswide
*(2nd and third of 3½ terms, from May 1355)* - 1357/1362: John of Studley
*(2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and sixth**of eight terms)* - 1362/1365: Richard de Wodehay
*(1st, 2nd, and 3rd**of four terms)* - 1365/1366: John of Studley
*(7th of eight terms)* - 1366/1367: Richard de Wodehay
*(4th of four terms)* - 1367/1368: John de Hertwell
*(1st of two terms)* - 1368/1369: John of Studley
*(8th of eight terms)* - 1369/1370: William
Northern
*(1st of two terms)* - 1370/1372: William Codeshall
*(1st and 2nd of six terms)* - 1372/1373: John de Hertwell
*(2nd of two terms)* - 1373/1376: William Codeshall
*(3rd, 4th, and 5th**of six terms)* - 1376/1377: Sir
William Northern
*(2nd of two terms)* - 1377/1379: John
Gibbes I
*(1st and 2nd of four terms)* - 1379/1380: William Codeshall
*(6th of six terms)* - 1380/1382: William
Dagville I
*(1st and 2nd of five terms)* - 1382/1383: Richard
Garston or Mercer
*(1st of eleven terms)* - 1383/1385: John
Gibbes I
*(3rd and 4th of four terms)* - 1385/1386: William
Dagville I
*(3rd of five terms)* - 1386/1389: Richard
Garston or Mercer
*(2nd, 3rd, and 4**th of eleven terms)* - 1389/1390: William
Dagville I
*(4th of five terms)* - 1390/1392: Richard
Garston or Mercer
*(5th and 6th of eleven terms)* - 1392/1393: Thomas Somerset
- 1393/1394: Richard
Garston or Mercer
*(7th of eleven terms)* - 1394/1395: William
Dagville I
*(5th of five terms)* - 1395/1397: Richard
Garston or Mercer
*(8th and 9th of eleven terms)* - 1397/1399: Walter Bowne
*(1st and 2nd of two terms)* - 1399/1400: Sir
Richard Garston or Mercer
*(10th of eleven terms)* - 1400/1401: John Merston (
*1st of three terms*)

**Fifteenth Century**

- 1401/1402: Edmund
Kenyan
*(1st of three terms)* - 1402/1403: John Sprunt
*(1st of five terms)* - 1403/1404: John Merston (
*2nd of three terms*) - 1404/1405: Edmund
Kenyan
*(2nd of three terms)* - 1405/1409: John Sprunt
*(2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th**of five terms)* - 1409/1411: Walter Daundsey
*(1st and 2nd of six terms)* - 1411/1412: Sir Richard Garston or Mercer
*(11th of eleven terms)*; died in January 1411/12;

John Merston served the rest of the year (*3rd of three terms*) - 1412/1413: Edmund
Kenyan
*(3rd of three terms)* - 1413/1416: Sir John
Gibbes II
*(1st, 2nd, and 3rd**of three terms)* - 1416/1419: Walter Daundsey
*(3rd, 4th, and 5th**of six terms)* - 1419/1422: Thomas Coventry
*(1st, 2nd, and 3rd**of eight terms)* - 1422/1423: Sir William Brampton
*(3rd of eight terms)* - 1423/1424: Walter Daundsey
*(6th of six terms)* - 1424/1425: William Offord
*(1st of two terms)* - 1425/1426: Sir William Brampton
*(4th of eight terms)* - 1426/1427: William Offord
*(2nd of two terms)* - 1427/1430: Thomas Coventry
*(2nd, 3rd, and 4th of four terms)* - 1430/1432: Sir William Brampton
*(5th and 6th of eight terms)* - 1432/1434: William Herbefield
*(1st and 2nd of two terms)* - 1434/1436: Thomas
Dagville
*(1st and 2nd of three terms)* - 1436/1437: Sir William Brampton
*(7th of eight terms)* - 1437/1439: John North
*(1st and 2nd of three terms)* - 1439/1440: Sir William Brampton
*(8th of eight terms)* - 1440/1444: Thomas Bailey
*(1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of four terms); died in 1443/4,*Thomas Dagville

then*(3rd of three terms)* - 1444/1446: Robert Walford
*(1st and 2nd of two terms)* - 1446/1447: John North
*(3rd of three terms)* - 1447/1449: Richard
Spraget
*(1st and 2nd of nine terms)* - 1450/1452: John FitzAlan
*(1st and 2nd of two terms)* - 1451/1453: Richard Spraget
*(3rd and 4th of nine terms)* - 1453/1459: Robert Atwood
*(1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th of six terms)* - 1459/1461: John
Clark
*(1st and 2nd of seven terms)* - 1461/1463: Sir
Richard Spraget
*(5th and 6th of nine terms)* - 1463/1464: John Clark
*(3rd of seven terms)* - 1464/1465: Sir Richard Spraget
*(7th of nine terms)* - 1465/1468: William
Dagville II
*(1st, 2nd, and 3rd of six terms)* - 1468/1469: John Clark
*(4th of seven terms)* - 1469/1470: John Dobbs
- 1470/1471: William Dagville II
*(4th of six terms)* - 1471/1472: Sir Richard Spraget
*(8th of nine terms)* - 1472/1473: William Dagville II
*(5th of six terms)* - 1473/1474: Sir Richard Spraget
*(9th of nine terms)* - 1474/1475: William Dagville II
*(6th of six terms)* - 1475/1476: John Clark
*(5th of seven terms)* - 1476/1478: Sir John
Seman
*(1st and 2nd of four terms)* - 1478/1480: John Clark
*(6th and 7th of seven terms)* - 1480/1482: Sir Edward
Woodward
*(1st and 2nd of six terms)* - 1482/1483: Sir John Seman
*(3rd of four terms)* - 1483/1484: Sir Edward Woodward
*(3rd of six terms)* - 1484/1485: John
Edgecombe
*(1st of four terms)*