Beadles

The office of the Beadle existed in all probability many years prior to the first entry recorded in 1711, but due to the loss of the Company’s books in an unfortunate fire at the Clerk’s House in 1748, there is no earlier record.

The Beadle's Staff - Gift of Mrs Richard Gothard - 1982

Beadles 1711 To 1838

1711 – 1714 * John Thorpe

1715 – 1726 John Fielder

1727 – 1732 * Thomas Biddle

1733 – 1748 * David Wood

1749 – 1776 * Caleb Frankland

1777 – 1778 * Joseph Stanney

1778 – 1781 * William Cragg

1781 – 1814 Luke Evans

1814 – 1837 * George Willans

1837 – 1838 * Benjamin Howard

* Members of the Fruiterers’ Company

Beadles 1839 To Present

1839 – 1893 John Galvin Syer

1893 – 1902 J Milne

1903 – 1910 Edward William Syer

1911 – 1935 Henry Charles Conen

1936 – 1949 ??????

1949 – 1956 A E Hooke

1956 – 1973 Gordon Marsh

1973 – 2000 Paul Marsh

2001 – 2005 R J Charlton

2006 – Present Edward W Prior