### Mayors of Oxford during the Tudor period

### 1485–1603

*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.*

- 1485/1486: John
Edgecombe
*(2nd of four terms)* - 1486/1487: John
Seman
*(4th of four terms)* - 1487/1489: Sir Edward Woodward
*(4th and 5th of six terms)* - 1489/1491: Richard
Howes
*(1st and 2nd of three terms)* - 1491/1492: John
Edgecombe
*(3rd of four terms)* - 1491/1494: Richard
Kent
*(1st and 2nd of seven terms)* - 1494/1496: Sir Edward Woodward
*(6th of six terms)* - 1495/1496: Richard
Howes
*(3rd of three terms)* - 1496/1497: Richard
Kent
*(3rd of seven terms)* - 1497/1498: John
Edgecombe
*(4th of four terms)* - 1498/1499: John
Rogers
*(1st of two terms)* - 1499/1500: John
Head
*(1st of six terms)* - 1500/1501: John
Rogers
*(2nd of two terms)* - 1501/1503: Richard
Kent
*(4th and 5th of seven terms)* - 1503/1504: William
Bulcombe
*(1st of five terms)* - 1505/1507: John
Head
*(2nd, 3rd, and 4th of six terms)* - 1507/1508: William
Bulcombe
*(second of five terms)* - 1508/1509: Richard
Kent
*(sixth of seven terms)* - 1509/1510: William
Bulcombe
*(3rd of five terms)* - 1510/1511: John
Head
*(5th of six terms)* - 1511/1512: Richard
Kent
*(7th of seven terms)* - 1512/1514: John
Broke
*(1st and 2nd of two terms)* - 1514/1516: John
Haynes
*(1st and 2nd of two terms)* - 1516/1517: William
Bulcombe
*(4th of five terms)* - 1517/1518: John
Head
*(6th of six terms)* - 1518/1519: (1) Richard
Millett
*(to March 1519)*;

(2) William Bulcombe*(5th of five terms, from March 1519)* - 1519/1521: John
Traves
*(1st and 2nd of two terms)* - 1521/1524: Thomas
Shelton
*(1st, 2nd and 3rd of three terms)* - 1524/1525: John Austen
- 1525/1526: Michael
Hethe
*(1st of three terms)* - 1526/1527: Michael
Hethe
*(2nd of three terms)* - 1527/1529: William Fleming
*(1st and 2nd of two terms)* - 1529/1530: Michael
Hethe
*(3rd of three terms)* - 1530/1533: William
Frere
*(1st and 2nd of seven terms)* - 1532/1534: John Pye
*(1st and 2nd of three terms)* - 1534/1537: William
Frere
*(3rd, 4th, and 5th of seven terms)* - 1537/1539: William Banister
*(1st and 2nd of two terms)* - 1539/1541: John Barry
*(1st and 2nd of two terms)* - 1541/1542: William
Frere
*(6th and 7th of seven terms)* - 1543/1545: Edmund Irish
*(1st and 2nd of four terms)* - 1545/1547: Richard
Gunter
*(1st and 2nd of two terms)* - 1547/1548: John Pye
*(3rd of three terms)* - 1548/1550: Richard
Atkinson
*(1st and 2nd of five terms)* - 1550/1551: Edmund Irish
*(3rd of four terms)* - 1551/1553: Ralph Flexney I
*(1st and 2nd of four terms)* - 1553/1554: Richard
Atkinson
*(3rd of five terms)* - 1554/1555: Edmund Irish
*(4th of four terms)* - 1555/1556: John
Wayte
*(1st of two terms)* - 1556/1557: William Tylcock
*(1st of four terms)* - 1557/1558: Thomas Williams
*(1st of three terms)* - 1558/1559: Richard
Whittington
*(1st of two terms)* - 1559/1560: Richard
Atkinson
*(4th of five terms)* - 1560/1561: William Tylcock
*(2nd of four terms)* - 1561/1562: John
Wayte
*(2nd of two terms)* - 1562/1563: Ralph Flexney I
*(3rd of four terms)* - 1563/1564: Roger Taylor
*(1st of three terms)* - 1564/1565: (1) William Matthew (died in office);

(2) Richard Williams*(1st of three terms)* - 1565/1566: Thomas Williams
*(2nd of three terms)* - 1556/1557: Richard
Whittington
*(2nd of two terms)* - 1567/1568: Richard
Atkinson
*(5th of five terms)* - 1568/1569: William Tylcock
*(3rd of four terms)* - 1569/1570: Roger Taylor
*(2nd of three terms)* - 1570/1571: Nicholas Todd
- 1571/1572: Richard Williams
*(2nd of three terms)* - 1572/1573: William
Levins
*(1st of five terms)* - 1573/1574: Roger Hewett
- 1574/1575: Roger Taylor
*(3rd of three terms)* - 1575/1576: William Tylcock
*(4th of four terms)* - 1576/1577: Thomas Williams
*(3rd of three terms)* - 1577/1578: Ralph Flexney I
*(4th of four terms)* - 1578/1579: Richard Williams
*(3rd of three terms)*; died near end of term of office - 1579/1580: William
Levins
*(2nd of five terms)* - 1580/1581: John Hartley
- 1581/1582: William Noble
- 1582/1583: Edmund Bennett
- 1583/1584: William Furnesse
*(1st of three terms)* - 1584/1585: John Barkesdale
- 1585/1586: Thomas
Smith I
*(1st of three terms)* - 1586/1587: William
Levins
*(3rd of five terms)* - 1587/1588: Thomas Rowe
*(1st of two terms)* - 1588/1589: James Almont
- 1589/1590: William Furnesse
*(2nd of three terms)* - 1590/1591: Thomas
Smith I
*(2nd of three terms)* - 1591/1592: Richard
Browne
*(1st of three terms)* - 1592/1593: Henry Dodwell
- 1593/1594: Thomas Rowe
*(2nd of two terms)* - 1595/1595: William
Levins
*(4th of five terms)* - 1595/1596: Thomas
Smith I
*(3rd of three terms)* - 1596/1597: Richard
Browne
*(2nd of three terms)* - 1597/1598: William Furnesse
*(3rd of three terms)* - 1598/1599: John Williams
- 1599/1600: Isaac Bartholomew
- 1600/1601: (1) Thomas
Smith I
*(4th of four terms; died July 1601)*;

(2) William Levins*(5th of five terms, July–September 1601)* - 1601/1602: Richard
Goode
*(1st of two terms)* - 1602/1603: Richard
Browne
*(3rd of three terms)*