Past Presidents – 17th Century

Stewards and Presidents Of The Gloucestershire Society In The 17th Century

On 1st December 1657, this Society was established by fifty Gloucestershire Gentlemen, inhabitants of the City of Bristol, whose names are recorded in the minute book of the Society.

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1658Thomas Bubb Esq.544
1659Jonathan Blackwell Esq.594
1660John Lawford Esq.364
1661Thomas Wickham Esq.470
1662Henry Gouch Esq.355
1663John Hicks Esq.
did make provision for the Meeting of the Society of Glo'stershire Men in September, but Their Majesties King Charles II and Queen Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of York and Prince Rupert, being pleased to give the City of Bristol a visit at that time, the said provisions were taken for the entertainment of Their Majesties; and therefore the Meeting was deferred till the year ensuing.
   
1664John Hicks Esq.2179
1665

Walter Tocknell Esq.
did make provision for keeping of the Gloucestershire Feast upon Thursday, the 19th day of August, but in regard of the infection of the plague it was ordered at the general Sessions of the Peace held for the County of the City of Bristol, that all public feasts be for this year forborne, as by a copy of the same order will appear:

"City of Bristol: At a general Sessions of the Peace holden for the County and City of Bristol, at the Guildhall of the said City, the 19th July, 1665, before John Lawford Esq., Mayor, and other Justices.
For the better preventing the plague in this City, in this time of infection in London and other places, it is ordered by this Court that the Gloucestershire, Bristol, Somersetshire and Wiltshire Feasts which are usually kept once in a year, and all other Monthly Feasts and Public Meetings in this City, be for this year forborne; and the several Stewards of the said Societies are to yake notice thereof according."
ROBERT ALDWORTH, Clericus Pacis.

In obedience to which order the said Steward did forbear to keep the said Gloucestershire Feast for this year; but resolve to keep the same (God willing) the next summer.

   
1668Walter Tocknell Esq.516
1669Richard Crump Esq.494
1670Edward Hurne Esq., Sheriff of Bristol675
1671Samuel Wharton Esq.410
1672Edward Fielding Esq.920
1673John Robins Esq.6143
1674William Brown Esq.550
1675John Erkly Esq.6163
1676Samuel Hale Esq.492
1677John Lawford Esq., Alderman (a second time)4160
1678Thomas Green Esq.463
1679Thomas Oldfield Esq.3611
1680John England Esq.3100
1681Robert Bound Esq.31810
1682Thomas Wilcox Esq.426

It is this day ordered, that all such persons as shall succeed in the Stewardship shall not be elected by the name of Steward, but of President of the said Society. 10th August 1682.

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1683Charles Wintour Esq.2140
1684Sir Richard Crump, Knt.2190
1685Nathaniel Driver Esq.3103
1686Thomas Hicks Esq.353
1687John Chesshire Esq.2140
1688John Sandford Esq.479
1689Abraham Elton Esq.3113
1690William Clark Esq.450
1691Edward Millard Esq.366
1692Robert Round Esq. (a second time)464
1693Nathaniel Wade Esq.4150
1694George Bryan Esq.500
1695Nicholas Standfast Esq.5149
1696Robert Kirke Esq.546
1697Thomas Tyler Esq.620
1698Onesiphorus Tyndall Esq.586
1699Thomas Clements Esq.716