• MAYORS OF CARDIGAN

    by  • July 1, 2013 • Cardigan, Ceredigion, Medieval, Modern, Period, Post-Medieval • 4 Comments

     

    MAYORS OF CARDIGAN.

    Cardigan was first granted permission to have a “Mayor-escheator” in a Royal letter from King Richard II in September 1395, and in 1396 we hear of the first person to hold that position – John Herri. Herri was descended from Flemish wool traders who had lived in Cardigan for well over a century. His descendants were the Webley-Parry family of Noyadd-Trefawr who still have a few blood relatives in the area. Later medieval mayors included Owain Mortimer of Coedmore and members of the Blakeney family. In 1647 James Phillips of the Priory was given the gift of two silver communion cups which had belonged to Charles I. These were presented to him by Oliver Cromwell for supporting the Parliamentarian cause during the Civil War. He had them made into the maces which are still carried on ceremonial occasions in the town to this day.

     

     

     

    On 9th May 1653 the first Cardigan Borough Council was formed at a Court Leet held at Cardigan Castle. This body was designed to assist the Mayor, who would be elected annually from their number. Mayor-making took place in November for many years, before switching to May in the mid 20th Century. For the next two centuries, the mayors of the town were members of the local gentry, many of whom lived a considerable distance away. Although these men were generous to the town and worked hard to improve it, there were inevitably complaints of corruption as the body was self-elected. The Reform Bill of 1832 and later acts saw them gradually lose control of town politics to the business classes and later, to anybody able to get elected by popular vote. Rather than new councillors being co-opted by the existing ones, there were proper democratic elections. Richard David Jenkins, a popular Cardigan solicitor who was raised in St. Dogmaels, lived for many years in the Priory, and retired to his family seat at Cilbronnau, occupied the position of Mayor no less than fourteen times! It was he who laid the foundation stone of the town’s Guildhall and Market complex in 1858.

     

     

     

    Cardigan lost its’ Borough status in 1974 and Cardigan Borough Council ceased to exist. Cardigan Town Council was formed and decided to continue the Mayoral tradition. Cllrs Ivor Radley and Owen M Owen were amongst those who stayed from the old Borough days and served their terms as Mayor of the town. Re-elected in 1976 after a short break, having served on the Borough Council in 1972-4, was Cllr Gwynfi Jenkins – the longest-serving member of the present body, and himself made Mayor on three occasions.

    The Mayors of Cardigan 

     

    1396-1653 – Mayor-Escheators

     

    John Herri (1395-96)

     

    John Madog (1414)

     

    John Smyth (1415)

     

    William Blakeney (1416; 1423; 1444)

     

    John Harry (1417)

     

    Roger Mortimer of Coedmore (1418)

     

    Philip Cole (1419; 1425)

     

    Owain Mortimer of Coedmore (1421; 1431; 1434)

     

    John Hywel (1422)

     

    Jankyn Harry (1428; 1440)

     

    John (Jankyn) Wareyn (1429)

     

    Thomas Madog (1432; 1439)

     

    William Burghill (1441; 1445)

     

    Philip ap Maredudd (1448)

     

    Owain ab Einon (1456; 1463)

     

    Maurice Madog (1457; 1473; 1475)

     

    William Harry (1465; 1472)

     

    Thomas Fychan ap Dafydd ap Thomas (1466)

     

    Jankyn Blakeney (1467)

     

    Hywel ab Einion (1474)

     

    Richard Mortimer of Coedmore (1480; ?1514)

     

    Philip Tucker (1485)

     

    Philip Bennayth (1486; 1492; 1514)

     

    Dafydd Lewis (1492)

     

    Llewelyn ap Gruffydd ap Hywel (1515)

     

    John Mortimer of Coedmore (1525)

     

    David Gwin (1586)

     

    Richard Mortimer of ?Coedmore (1602)

     

    David Scourlogge (1643-44)

     

    1653-1974 – Mayors of the Borough.

     

    David Morgan (1652-53)

     

    James Lewis of Coedmore, Llechryd (1653-4)

     

    Thomas Parry of Plas Newydd, St Dogmaels (1654-5)

     

    Rees Gwyn of Cardigan (1655-6); (1660-2)

     

    Hector Phillips of Tregibby (1656-7); (1666-7); (1677-8)

     

    Abel Griffine (of Manian Fawr, St Dogmaels???) (1657-8); (1663-4)

     

    Robert Lloyd, St John’s Hold (Angel Hotel), St Mary Street (1658-9); (1673-4)

     

    Hugh Bowen of Crugbychan, Ferwig (1659-1660)

     

    Richard Johnes (1662-3)

     

    John Morris (1664-5); (1674-5); (1684-5); (1687-8); (1694-7)

     

    Thomas Lewis of Crugmore (1665-6); (1675-6); (1678-9)

     

    Reynolds Jenkins of Blaenpant, Llandygwydd (1667-8)

     

    Matthew Griffiths (of Manian Fawr, St Dogmaels???) (1668-9); (1681-2)

     

    Bartholemew Young of Tregaman, Nevern (1669-1670)

     

    James Lloyd of Cilrhue (1670-2); (1679-80)

     

    Arthur Bateman (1672-3)

     

    Henry Thomas (1676-7)

     

    Richard Lewis (1680-1)

     

    Hector Morgan of Plas Aberporth (1682-3)

     

    John Bowen of Crugbychan, Ferwig (1683-4)

     

    Henry Steadman of Strata Florida (1685-6)

     

    David Howells (1686-7); (1707-8)

     

    William Parry (1688-9)

     

    Charles Lewis (1689-90)

     

    Henry Davies, No. 2 High Street (1690-1); (1698-1700); (1704-5); (1711-2)

     

    Richard Owens of Rhiw Saeson (1691-2)

     

    John Knolles of Ynyshir (1692-3); (1703-4)

     

    Samuel Hughes of Crugmore (1693-4)

     

    Edward Phillips of the Priory and Tregibby (1697-8); (1701-2); (1706-7); (1715-7)

     

    David Jones of Cardigan (1700-1701); (1705-6)

     

    James Steadman of Glandovan and Strata Florida (1702-3)

     

    John Parry of Noyadd Trefawr, Llandygwydd (1708-9)

     

    Walter Lloyd of the Priory and Coedmore, Llechryd (1709-1711); (1714-5); (1718-9); (1720-22)

     

    Thomas Knolles of Wenallt (1712-3)

     

    Lewis Pryse of Gogerddan (1713-4)

     

    Stephen Parry of Noyadd Trefawr (1717-18)

     

    Abel Griffiths of Pantybettws (1719-20); (1725-6)

     

    Thomas Pryse of Gogerddan (1722-3); (1726-7); (1728-9); (1735-6)

     

    Thomas Lloyd of Coedmore, Llechryd (1723-4); (1729-30)

     

    William Parry (1724-5)

     

    William Jones of Cardigan (1727-8)

     

    Richard Pryse of Gogerddan (1730-1); (1732-3); (1737-8); (1739-40); (1742-3)

     

    John Lewis of Tredefaid, Llantood, or Llwyngrawys, Llangoedmore (1731-2)

     

    James Lewis of Gellidywyll (1733-4); (1740-1); (1744-5)

     

    Thomas Davies (1734-5); (1736-7)

     

    Richard Davies (1738-9)

     

    Thomas Lloyd of Bronwydd (1741-2); (1749-50); (1752-3); (1754-5)

     

    David Lewis of Dolhaidd (1743-4)

     

    David Parry of Noyadd Trefawr, Llandygwydd (1745-6); (1747-8)

     

    John Lloyd of Coedmore House, St Mary Street (1746-7); (1748-9); (1750-1); (1759-60); (1761-2);

    (1763-4); (1765-6)

     

    Walter Lloyd of Coedmore, Llechryd (1751-2); (1766-7); (1770-1); (1772-3); (1776-7); (1781-2)

     

    George Bowen of Llwyngwair, nr Newport (1753-4); (1758-9); (1760-1)

     

    William Morgan (1755-6); (1757-8)

     

    John Davies (1756-7)

     

    John Pugh Pryse of Gogerddan (1762-3); (1769-1770)

     

    Owen Brigstocke of Blaenpant, Llandygwydd (1764-5); (1771-2)

     

    John Lewis of Llanllear (1767-8); (1773-4); (1780-1)

     

    Thomas Lloyd of Cwmgloyne, Pembs. (1768-9); (1775-6); (1777-8); (1784-6); (1789-90)

     

    Thomas Colby of Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran (1774-5)

     

    William Lewes of Llysnewydd, Henllan (1778-9); (1783-4); (1790-1); (1794-5); (1811-2)

     

    James Bowen of Llwyngwair, nr Newport (1779-80); (1782-3); (1786-7); (1793-4); (1805-6); (1807-08)

     

    David Edward Lewis Lloyd of Dolhaidd and Plas Llangoedmore (1787-88)

     

    William Owen Brigstocke of Blaenpant, Llandygwydd (1788-9); (1815-6)

     

    Llywellyn Parry of Gernos, Llandysul (1791-2); (1795-6)

     

    John Davies, surgeon, Cardigan (1792-3)

     

    Colonel Owen Lloyd of Abertrinant (1796-7); (1798-9); (1803-4); (1810-11)

     

    Thomas Lloyd of Coedmore, Llechryd (1797-8); (1802-3)

     

    John Bowen of the Priory (1799-1801); (1804-5); (1806-7)

     

    Essex Bowen of Berry, Newport (1801-2); (1814-5)

     

    George Price of Pigeonsford, Llangrannog (1808-9); (1812-3)

     

    John Vaughan of Tyllwyd (1809-10)

     

    Griffith Jones (1813-4)

     

    Thomas Lloyd of Cilrhue (1816-7)

     

    Thomas Lewis of Clynfiew (1817-8); (1834-5)

     

    Thomas Lloyd of Coedmore, Llechryd (1818-9); (1822-3).

     

    William Henry Webley-Parry of Noyadd Trefawr, Llandygwydd (1819-1820)

     

    David Arthur Saunders Davies of Pentre (1820-1)

     

    Thomas Bowen of Llwyngwair, nr Newport (1821-2); (1824-5); (1830-1)

     

    William Owen Brigstocke the younger of Blaenpant, Llandygwydd (1823-4)

     

    William Lewis of Llanerchaeron (1825-6)

     

    James Richard Lewis Lloyd of Dolhaidd, Henllan (1826-7)

     

    Thomas Howell of Glaspant (1827-8)

     

    John Lewes of Llanllear (1828-9)

     

    John Vaughan Lloyd of Tyllwyd (1829-30)

     

    George Bowen Jordan Price of Pigeonsford, Llangrannog (1831-2)

     

    Herbert Vaughan of Plas Llangoedmore (1832-3)

     

    Thomas Lloyd of Bronwydd (1833-4)

     

    Oliver Lloyd, Solicitor, Coedmore House, St Mary Street (1835-8)

     

    Thomas George Nugent, surgeon, Pendre (1838-9)

     

    Patrick Brown, Merchant, Tintern Cottage (Imperial House), Church Street (1839-40)

     

    David Jenkins, gentleman, High Street (1840-1); (1842-3); (1845-6)

     

    R. D. Jenkins, Mayor of Cardigan 1857-58 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    R. D. Jenkins, Mayor of Cardigan 1857-58 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Richard David Jenkins, solicitor, Priory and Cilbronnau, Llangoedmore (1841-2); (1843-4); (1846-7);

    (1849-50); (1855-60); (1863-4); (1865-6); (1867-9); (1884-5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Davies, Castle Green, Mayor of Cardigan 1844-45 (c) Sheryl Husselbury

    David Davies, Castle Green, Mayor of Cardigan 1844-45 (c) Sheryl Husselbury

    David Davies Castle Green (1844-5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    William Phillips, Spirit Merchant, Cross House, High Street (1847-8)

     

    Thomas Windsor, Bank House, 6 High Street (1848-9); (1851-2)

     

    Thomas Edwards, sail-maker, Bridge-End. (1850-1)

     

    Mayor Thomas Davies opening Cardigan Railway Station, 1886 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Mayor Thomas Davies opening Cardigan Railway Station, 1886 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Thomas Davies Merchant, Bank House, High Street (1852-3); (1860-3); (1885-6)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    William Griffith George, Mayor of Cardigan 1853-54 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    William Griffith George, Mayor of Cardigan 1853-54 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    William Griffith George, solicitor, Parcypratt (1853-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    John Davies M A, Bank House, High Street (1854-5)

     

    Dr. William Lane Noott, Judge’s Lodgings, High Street (1864-5); (1866-7)

     

    John Thomas, surgeon, 58 Pendre (1869-71); (1878-9)

     

    John James Jones, Mayor of Cardigan 1871-72 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    John James Jones, Mayor of Cardigan 1871-72 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    John James Jones grocer and ironmonger, 3 Bridge Parade (1871-2)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    William Williams Smith, solicitor, 8 St Mary Street (1872-3)

     

    Levi James, ironmonger, 40 St Mary Street (1873-5); (1886-7)

     

    Asa Johnes Evans, Mayor of Cardigan 1875-76 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Asa Johnes Evans, Mayor of Cardigan 1875-76 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Asa Johnes Evans solicitor, 3 Green Street and Penralltcadwgan, Cilgerran (1875-7)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    James Williams, ironmonger, 5 Priory Street (1877-8)

     

    William Woodward, Mayor of Cardigan 1879-80 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    William Woodward, Mayor of Cardigan 1879-80 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    William Woodward Manger of Cardigan Brickworks and Foundry, Caerleon House, Pendre (1879-80)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lewis Evans, J P. Photo by Ernest Rowlands

    Lewis Evans, J P. Photo by Ernest Rowlands

    Lewis Evans, chemist, 17 High Street (1880-1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dr. J M Phillips, Mayor of Cardigan, 1881 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Dr. J M Phillips, Mayor of Cardigan, 1881 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Dr J M Phillips Priory Street/Bank House, 6 High Street (1881-2)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Robert E Rees, Mayor of Cardigan 1882 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Robert E Rees, Mayor of Cardigan 1882 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Robert E Rees, grocer, High Street (1882-3)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Joseph Rees, chemist, High Street (1883-4)

     

    Jacob Trollip, landlord Black Lion Hotel, High Street (1887-8)

     

    Rev. William Jones, Calvinistic Methodist preacher, 6 Castle Street (1888-9)

     

    O. Beynon Evans, Mayor of Cardigan (Glen Johnson Collection)

    O. Beynon Evans, Mayor of Cardigan (Glen Johnson Collection)

    O Beynon Evans house decorator, 46 Pendre (1889-90)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Davies, Mayor of Cardigan, 1890 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Davies, Mayor of Cardigan, 1890 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Davies wine and spirit merchant, The Ship, Pendre (1890-2)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Evan Ceredig Evans, Mayor of Cardigan, 1910 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Evan Ceredig Evans, Mayor of Cardigan, 1910 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Evan Caredig Evans, chemist, 11 High Street (1892-3); (1910-11)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    J C Roberts, Mayor of Cardigan, 1875 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    J C Roberts, Mayor of Cardigan, 1875 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    John Conwynson Roberts, printer and stationer, 10 High Street and Eben’s Lane (1893-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ivor Evans, Mayor of Cardigan, 1911 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Ivor Evans, Mayor of Cardigan, 1911 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Ivor Evans, solicitor, 3 Green Street and Penralltcadwgan, Cilgerran (1894-5); (1911-2)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Benjamin James, Mayor of Cardigan, 1895 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Benjamin James, Mayor of Cardigan, 1895 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Benjamin James, carriage-builder, Bath House (1895-6)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    William John Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1896 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    William John Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1896 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    William J Williams, solicitor, 1 High Street (1896-7)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    C E D Morgan-Richardson, circa 1890 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    C E D Morgan-Richardson, circa 1890 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Charles Evan Davis Morgan-Richardson, solicitor, Noyaddwilym, Llangoedmore (1897-1900)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Ivor Evans, Mayor of Cardigan, 1900 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    David Ivor Evans, Mayor of Cardigan, 1900 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    David Ivor Evans, Netpool Farm (1900-1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Arthur Clougher, Mayor of Cardigan, 1902 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Arthur Clougher, Mayor of Cardigan, 1902 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Arthur Clougher, stationer and bookseller, 18 High Street (1901-2); (1916-7)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Captain T Howell Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1902 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Captain T Howell Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1902 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Captain T Howell Williams, 21 Northgate Terrace, North Road (1902-3)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Edward Mathias, Mayor of Cardigan, 1903 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Edward Mathias, Mayor of Cardigan, 1903 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Edward Mathias, draper and tailor, ‘Bon Marche’ 12/13 High Street (1903-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    John Daniel, Mayor of Cardigan, 1904 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    John Daniel, Mayor of Cardigan, 1904 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    John Daniel, cabinet maker, 19 High Street (1904-5); (1914)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thomas Watkins, Mayor of Cardigan, 1905 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Thomas Watkins, Mayor of Cardigan, 1905 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Thomas Watkins, Rocklands (1905-6)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Evan Bowen, Mayor of Cardigan, 1906 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Evan Bowen, Mayor of Cardigan, 1906 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Evan Bowen, grocer, Tea Exchange, Guildhall Square (1906-7)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    John Evans, Castle Green, in 1936 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    John Evans, Castle Green, in 1936 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    John Evans, auctioneer, High Street and Castle Green (1907-8); (1917-20); (1931-2)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Samuel Young, Mayor of Cardigan, 1908 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Samuel Young, Mayor of Cardigan, 1908 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Samuel Young M A, Bronwydd House, 9 St Mary Street (1908-9); (1921-2)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    John Davies, Mayor of Cardigan 1909 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    John Davies, Mayor of Cardigan 1909 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    John Davies, Hill-side, Bridge End (1909-10)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Captain R W Picton Evans circa 1912 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Captain R W Picton Evans circa 1912 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    R W Picton Evans, Argoed (1912-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Griffith Huw Mathias circa 1914 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Griffith Huw Mathias circa 1914 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Griffith H Mathias, Company Secretary of Cardigan Gas Co., 7 Priory Street (1914-5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Timothy James, Mayor of Cardigan, 1915 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Timothy James, Mayor of Cardigan, 1915 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    D T James, ironmonger, Gwalia House (1915-6)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Benjamin O Gwynne, Mayor of Cardigan, 1920 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Benjamin O Gwynne, Mayor of Cardigan, 1920 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Benjamin O Gwynne, grocer, 7 Castle Street (1920-1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dan Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1922 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Dan Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1922 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Dan Williams, Y Bwthyn, Park Avenue (1922-3); (1936-7)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Davies, Mayor of Cardigan, 1923 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Davies, Mayor of Cardigan, 1923 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Davies, solicitor, 25 Quay Street (1923-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Charles, Mayor of Cardigan, 1924 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Charles, Mayor of Cardigan, 1924 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Charles cabinet-maker, 1 Lion Terrace (1924-5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    John Evans Jones, Mayor of Cardigan, 1925 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    John Evans Jones, Mayor of Cardigan, 1925 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    John Evans Jones Siop Penbont Bakery, 26 Castle Street (1925-6); (1938-9); (1956-7)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    John Evans, Mainstone, 1926 (Mary Daniel)

    John Evans, Mainstone, 1926 (Mary Daniel)

    John Evans C M, Mainstone, North Road (1926-7); (1940-1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Captain James Davies, Mayor of Cardigan, 1927 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Captain James Davies, Mayor of Cardigan, 1927 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Captain James Davies, Craiglee Park Place (1927-8)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    William Charles Davies in 1928 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    William Charles Davies in 1928 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    William Charles Davies, J P, Hyfrydle, Gwbert Road (1928-9)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tom Jones, Trebared, circa 1929 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Tom Jones, Trebared, circa 1929 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Tom Jones Trebarred (1929-30)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hugh Ladd, Mayor of Cardigan, circa 1930 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Hugh Ladd, Mayor of Cardigan, circa 1930 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Hugh Ladd auctioneer, Belmont, North Road (1930-1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1932 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1932 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Williams, Garth, Park Place (1932-3)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Benjamin James, Mayor of Cardigan, 1933 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Benjamin James, Mayor of Cardigan, 1933 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Benjamin James, Hazelhurst (1933-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Jenkins, Mayor of Cardigan, 1934 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Jenkins, Mayor of Cardigan, 1934 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Jenkins, Hill-Side, Ropeyard Hill, Bridge-End, Cardigan (1934-5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    James Thomas, Mayor of Cardigan, 1935 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    James Thomas, Mayor of Cardigan, 1935 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    James Thomas, landlord, ‘Commercial Hotel’, Pendre (1935-6); (1953-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Arthur Howell Thomas, ca. 1957 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Arthur Howell Thomas, ca. 1957 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Arthur Howell Thomas, Ealing Dene, North Road (1937-8); (1957-8)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jack Jenkins, Mayor of Cardigan, 1939 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Jack Jenkins, Mayor of Cardigan, 1939 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Jack G Jenkins, tailor, 54 Pendre (1939-40)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    James T Davies, Mayor of Cardigan, 1955 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    James T Davies, Mayor of Cardigan, 1955 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    James T Davies (‘Jimmy Shell’), Court Hope, Feidrhenffordd (1941-2); (1955-6)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    William James Morgan, Mayor of Cardigan, 1942 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    William James Morgan, Mayor of Cardigan, 1942 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    William James Morgan, Headmaster of Cardigan Board School, Board School House, Pendre (1942-3)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Rosina Davies, Cardigan's first lady Mayor, 1943 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Rosina Davies, Cardigan’s first lady Mayor, 1943 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Rosina Davies, 38 High Street (1943-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thomas Evans, Mayor of Cardigan. Photo from ca. 1932 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Thomas Evans, Mayor of Cardigan. Photo from ca. 1932 (Glen Johnson Collection)

     

    Thomas Evans Headmaster of Cardigan County School (1944-5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tom James, Mayor of Cardigan, 1945 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Tom James, Mayor of Cardigan, 1945 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Tom James, Queen’s Bakery, Pendre (1945-6)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Rowland Ll. Peregrine, circa 1946 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Rowland Ll. Peregrine, circa 1946 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Rowland Ll ‘Rowly’ Peregrine, Headmaster of Cardigan National School (1946-7)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Inspector Jenkin Richards, Mayor of Cardigan, 1947 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Inspector Jenkin Richards, Mayor of Cardigan, 1947 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Jenkin Richards, Police Inspector, Cardigan Police Station, Priory Street (1947-9)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Aneurin James, Mayor of Cardigan, ca. 1949 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Aneurin James, Mayor of Cardigan, ca. 1949 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Aneurin James, Stepside (1949-50)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    J R Daniel, Mayor of Cardigan, 1950 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    J R Daniel, Mayor of Cardigan, 1950 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    J R Daniel, T. M. Daniel’s, Priory Street (1950-1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lieutenant-Colonel E. Harewood-Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1951 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Lieutenant-Colonel E. Harewood-Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1951 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Lieutenant-Colonel E Harewood-Williams, Penrallt, Aberporth – not a Councillor (1951-2)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Fred Lewis, Mayor of Cardigan, 1952 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Fred Lewis, Mayor of Cardigan, 1952 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Fred Lewis, Fishing Tackle Shop, 10 Pendre (1952-3)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Griffith John James, Mayor of Cardigan, 1954 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Griffith John James, Mayor of Cardigan, 1954 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Griffith John James, Finch Square (1954-5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cyril Lloyd, Mayor of Cardigan, 1958 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Cyril Lloyd, Mayor of Cardigan, 1958 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Cyril ‘Bunny’ Lloyd, accountant, Priory Street  – lived at Cnwcydintir (1958-9)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    L. Cliff Roberts, Mayor of Cardigan, 1959 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    L. Cliff Roberts, Mayor of Cardigan, 1959 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    L Cliff Roberts, Tenby Road (1959-60)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Albert Hallam, Mayor of Cardigan, 1960 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Albert Hallam, Mayor of Cardigan, 1960 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Albert ‘Bertie’ Hallam Priory Café, Priory Street (1960-1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ivor Radley, Mayor of Cardigan, 1980 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Ivor Radley, Mayor of Cardigan, 1980 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Ivor Radley proprietor ‘Queen’s Bakery’, Pendre (1961-2); (1967-8); (1974-5); (1980-2)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    D W ‘Willie’ Lloyd, Manager of Cardigan Mercantile Company Yard (1962-3)

     

    Olwen Adams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1966 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Olwen Adams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1966 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Olwen M Adams, Napier Street (1963-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    William Jones, Mayor of Cardigan, 1964 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    William Jones, Mayor of Cardigan, 1964 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    William G Jones, SWEB, Mayor of Carmarthen several times (1964-5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    W. A. Jenkins, Mayor of Cardigan, 1966 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    W. A. Jenkins, Mayor of Cardigan, 1966 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    William A Jenkins, Managing Director, Cardigan Mercantile Company (1965-6)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Britt Griffiths, Mayor of Cardigan, 1966 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Britt Griffiths, Mayor of Cardigan, 1966 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Britt Griffiths, publican, The Ship, Pendre (1966-7)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Percy Griffiths, Mayor of Cardigan 1968 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Percy Griffiths, Mayor of Cardigan 1968 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Rev. Percy Griffiths, Greenland Meadows (1968-9)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thomas T Lloyd, Feidrfair (1969-70)

     

    D Terry Thomas, Mayor of Cardigan

    D Terry Thomas, Mayor of Cardigan

    D Terry Thomas, schoolmaster, Cardigan County School (1970-1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Miss Sara R Owen, Mayor of Cardigan 1971 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Miss Sara R Owen, Mayor of Cardigan 1971 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Miss Sara R Owen, Bodowen, North Road (1971-2)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    J G Watts, Mayor of Cardigan, 1972 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    J G Watts, Mayor of Cardigan, 1972 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    J G Watts, Y Bwthyn, Park Avenue (1972-3)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Berwyn Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1977 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Berwyn Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1977 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Berwyn Williams Hardware Stores, 14 Pendre (1973-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mayors of Cardigan Town 1974-

     

    Owen M Owen in 1967 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Owen M Owen in 1967 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Owen M Owen, milk deliveries, Maesglas shop (1975-7); (1989-90)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hugh Morgan, Mayor of Cardigan, 1977 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Hugh Morgan, Mayor of Cardigan, 1977 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Hugh Morgan, chemist, 20b High Street (1977-8)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Aneurin Jones, Mayor of Cardigan, 1978 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Aneurin Jones, Mayor of Cardigan, 1978 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Aneurin Jones, artist, North Road (1978-9)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    H Gwynfi Jenkins, Mayor of Cardigan, 1981 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    H Gwynfi Jenkins, Mayor of Cardigan, 1981 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    H Gwynfi Jenkins, schoolmaster, Cardigan County School (1979-80); (1987-8); (1990-1); (2013- 14 )

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mrs. Frances Mason, Mayor of Cardigan, 1982 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Mrs. Frances Mason, Mayor of Cardigan, 1982 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Frances Mason, bookseller, formerly 1 High Street (1982-3)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    J B Evans, Mayor of Cardigan, 1983 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    J B Evans, Mayor of Cardigan, 1983 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    J B Evans, Gotrel estate (1983-4); (1986-7)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Llwyd Edwards, Mayor of Cardigan, 1984 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Llwyd Edwards, Mayor of Cardigan, 1984 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Llwyd Edwards, architect, The Old Stables, St Mary Street (1984-5); (1999-2000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Eileen Lloyd Jones in 1984 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Eileen Lloyd Jones in 1984 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Eileen Lloyd-Jones Glenroy, Bridge Street (1985-6); (1992-3)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sandra Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1993 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Sandra Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, 1993 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Sandra Williams, Warren Farm (1988-9)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Barbara Myers in 2003 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Barbara Myers in 2003 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Barbara Myers, The Gas Shop, Pendre (1991-2)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Neville Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, in 1993 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Neville Williams, Mayor of Cardigan, in 1993 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Neville Williams, Warren Farm (1993-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dai M B Davies in 2003 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Dai M B Davies in 2003 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Dai M B Davies, Penlan (1994-5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Derek Gadsby in 1992 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Derek Gadsby in 1992 (Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Derek Gadsby, Clos-y-Graig, Mwnt (1995-6)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Julian Beynon-Lewis in 2003 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Julian Beynon-Lewis in 2003 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Julian Beynon-Lewis, Caemorgan Mansion (1996-7)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mair Morris, Mayor of Cardigan, 2010 (Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Mair Morris, Mayor of Cardigan, 2010 (Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Mair Morris, Lwyniod (1997-8); (2010-11)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Grace, Mayor of Cardigan, 1998 (Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Grace, Mayor of Cardigan, 1998 (Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    David Grace, The Laurels, Gwbert Road (1998-9)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Trevor Griffiths in 2000 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Trevor Griffiths in 2000 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Trefor T Griffiths, Yr Hen Reithrdy, Llangoedmore (2000-1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    John Adams-Lewis in 2001 (c) Glen K Johnson

    John Adams-Lewis in 2001 (c) Glen K Johnson

    John Adams-Lewis, Feidrhenffordd (2001-2) (2005-06)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Linda Grace, Mayor of Cardigan, 2003 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Linda Grace, Mayor of Cardigan, 2003 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Linda Grace, The Laurels, Gwbert Road (2002-3) (2004-5) (2008-09)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Lloyd Owen, Mayor of Cardigan, 2003 (c) Glen K Johnson

    David Lloyd Owen, Mayor of Cardigan, 2003 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Dr. David Lloyd Owen, Trewindsor, Llangoedmore (2003-4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wynne Evans, Mayor of Cardigan, 2006 (Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Wynne Evans, Mayor of Cardigan, 2006 (Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Wynne Evans (2006-07)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Melfydd George, 27/04/2013 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Melfydd George, 27/04/2013 (c) Glen K Johnson

    T Melfydd George (2007-08)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mark Cole, Mayor of Cardigan, 2009 (Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Mark Cole, Mayor of Cardigan, 2009 (Tivy-Side Advertiser)

    Mark Cole (2009-10)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Catrin Miles, Mayor of Cardigan, May 2012 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Catrin Miles, Mayor of Cardigan, May 2012 (c) Glen K Johnson

    Catrin Miles, Brecon Terrace, St Dogmaels Road  (2011-13)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Graham Evans (2014-

     

    (c) Glen K Johnson 15/04/2014

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    4 Responses to MAYORS OF CARDIGAN

    1. Rob Rose
      July 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      Griffith Huw Mathias – other occupations include,
      School Master,
      Certificates Teacher
      Deputy Registrar, Births & Deaths (Llandygwydd)
      Deputy Registrar of Marriages
      Councillor,
      1911 Census Enumerator,
      Mineral Water Manufacturer

      • glen
        July 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm

        Many thanks for this Rob.

        Griffith Huw Mathias will be cropping up in the Cardigan files again later!

        Glen

    2. Sandra Williams
      September 3, 2015 at 11:07 am

      I am very honoured to have been elected as a non Welsh speaking English member to be the first woman to represent Cardigan Town on the following councils and committees .
      1) Town Council (except not the first woman)
      2)Cardigan District Council
      3)Dyfed County Council (with weekly surgeries )
      4)With the demise of Dyfed CC was unapposed to be a member of
      5)Ceredgion County Council
      Committees
      1)Chair of Land sub committee Cardigan District Council
      2)Chair of Social Services
      3)Chair of Children’s Education Services
      4)In 1998 at Cardigan District Council appealed for the compulsory purchase of Cardigan Castle to no avail.Asked to set up a committee (of course!) to consider options for the Castle’s future
      5)Vice-Chair of Children’s Services Dyfed County
      6)Vice-Chair Fire Protection Services
      7)Plus 36 other committees too numerous to mention.
      8)project as Mayor in1988 with the generosity of Cardigan people and district raised funds to purchase a new X-Ray for Cardigan.
      Appointed as a Welsh Office representative on reviewing complaints within Wales Health Services.
      9)Founder President of Cardigan Cancer Care in1988.

      • glen
        September 6, 2015 at 7:15 pm

        That’s quite a CV you have there, Sandra – you should feel very proud. Kind Regards, Glen

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