Former Mayors - Meryon Gyns

Post 1974

‘Post 1974’ is a list of those Mayors that have led Helston Town Council from its creation following local government reorganisation, as a result of the Local Government Act 1972.

The first meeting of the Town Council was held on 18th July 1973 and the Council operated in tandem with the Borough Council until the Annual Meeting in May 1974.  At the Annual Meeting the Town Councillors elected Cllr William Thomas Rogers the first Mayor of the Town Council era.

The following is a list of Mayors from the present day back to 1975.

Year      Name

2015      Councillor Michael Henry Thomas

2014      Councillor Michael Henry Thomas

2013      Councillor Jonathan Paul Radford-Gaby

2012      Councillor Jonathan Paul Radford-Gaby

2011      Councillor Reginald John Lovett Boase

2010      Councillor Reginald John Lovett Boase

2009      Councillor Niall John Campbell Devenish

2008      Councillor Niall John Campbell Devenish

2007      Councillor Ronald Williams

2006      Councillor Ronald Williams

2005      Councillor Paul Phillips

2004      Councillor Paul Phillips

2003      Councillor Nicholas Charles Martin

2002      Councillor Nicholas Charles Martin

2001      Councillor Donald James Eddy

2000      Councillor Donald James Eddy

2000      Councillor Susan Mary Elizabeth Swift

1999      Councillor John Hocking

1998      Councillor Graham Lester Williams

1997      Councillor Graham Lester Williams

1996      Councillor Joseph Henry Michael Keay

1995      Councillor Joseph Henry Michael Keay

1994      Councillor Brenda Anne Banfield

1993      Councillor Brenda Anne Banfield

1992      Councillor John Hocking

1991      Councillor John Hocking

1990      Councillor Ronald Williams

1989      Councillor Ronald Williams

1988      Councillor Donald James Eddy

1987      Councillor Donald James Eddy

1986      Councillor Franklyn Albert Moyle

1985      Councillor Franklyn Albert Moyle

1984      Councillor David Priestley Balme

1983      Councillor Charles James Thomas

1982      Councillor Donald James Eddy

1981      Councillor Donald James Eddy

1980      Councillor Jeffrey Roberts

1979      Councillor Richard Lionel Rogers

1978      Councillor Richard Lionel Rogers

1977      Councillor Jeffrey Roberts

1976      Councillor William Thomas Rogers

1975      Councillor William Thomas Rogers


Pre 1974

Extract from "The History Of Helston" by Spencer Toy

There is no complete list of the Mayors of Helston before the year 1724. Occasional names have been discovered in various places; those before 1585 have been set out in an earlier chapter; those subsequent to this date are as follows:

Date

Name

Authority

1585 Jan 26

Peter Collyns

Charter of Queen Elizabeth

1596 Sept 24

George Antonye

Ancient Deed, Borough Records

1604 Mar 19

John Bogans, M.P.

Return of M.P.s

1620 Oct 9

John Roe

Visitation of Cornwall, 282

1630 (approx.)

Daniell Bedford

Helston Parish Registers

1638 July 28

Humphrey Penhellick

Helston Parish Registers

1642 July

Henry Tremenheere

Boase, Coll.Corn., 1055

1665

Thomas Robinson

Vivian's Visitations, 402

1676

Robert Cock

Municipal Armlet

1684 Dec 10

Robert Cock

Charter of King Charles II

1706 Sept 28

Robert Trevethan

Ancient Deed, Borough Records

1718

George Robinson

 

The following list of the Mayors of Helston from the year 1724 to the present time has been compiled from the manuscript books preserved among the Borough Records. The elections were on the Charter Day in September until the Municipal Corporations Act changed them to 9th November. The dates against the names in the list are those of the years in which the Mayors were elected:

Date

Name

1724

Zacharias Williams

1725

John Williams

1726

Edward Penrose

1727

Alexander Tregian

1728

John Tremenheere

1729

John Williams

1730

Edward Penros

1731

Henry Tremenheere

1732

Alexander Tregian

1733

John Tremenheere

1734

John Penrose

1735

Edward Penrose

1736

Henry Tremenheere

1737

Charles Penneck

1738

John Penrose

1739

John Rogers

1740

Edward Penrose

1741

Henry Tremenheere

1742

Charles Penneck

1743

John Penrose

1744 (April 14th)

George Johns

1745

John Williams

1746

John Rogers

1747

George Johns

1748

Richard Johns

1749

John Williams

1750

John Rogers

1751

Hugh Rogers

1752

George Johns

1753

Richard Johns

1754

John Williams

1755

John Rogers

1756

Hugh Rogers

1757

George Johns

1758

Richard Johns

1759

John Williams

1760

John Rogers

1761

Hugh Rogers

1762

George Johns

1763

Richard Johns

1764

John Williams

1765

John Rogers

1766

Hugh Rogers

1767

George Johns

In 1768 disputes arose in the borough and each party chose its own Mayor. Then followed six years of strife, during which there was no legal Mayor in Helston. The names of subsequent Mayors are as follows:

Date

Name

1774 (Sept 4th)

Thomas Glynn (appointed by Charter)

1774

John Rogers

1775

John Pasmore

1776

John Rowe

1777

Thomas Glynn

1778

John Rogers

1779

John Hoblyn

1780

John Rowe

1781

Thomas Glynn

1782

John Rogers

1783

John Rowe

1784

John Hawkins

1785

John Rogers

1786

John Pasmore

1787

Thomas Glynn

1788

John Hawkins

1789

John Pasmore

1790

Thomas Glynn

1791

John Rowe

1792

John Hawkins

1793

John Pasmore

1794

Richard Gerveys Grylls

1795

John Rowe

1796

John Hawkins

1797

John Pasmore

1798

Richard Gerveys Grylls

1799

John Rowe

1800

John Hawkins

1801 (March)

John Pasmore

1801

Richard Gerveys Grylls

1802

John Rowe

1803

Thomas Grylls

1804

John Rogers

1805

John Trevenen

1806

Richard Gerveys Grolls

1807

Peter Hill

1808

Thomas Grylls

1809

John Rogers

1810

John Trevenen

1811

Richard Gerveys Grylls

1812

Peter Hill

1813

Thomas Grylls

1813 (Nov 16th)

John Trevenen

1814

John Borlase

1815

Isaac Head

1816

Richard Gerveys Grylls

1817

Humphrey Millet Grylls

1818

John Trevenen

1819

John Borlase

1820

Isaac Head

1821

Richard Gerveys Grills

1822

Humphrey Millet Grylls

1823

John Trevenen

1824

John Borlase

1825

Isaac Head

1826

Richard Gerveys Grylls

1827

Humphrey Millet Grylls

1828

James Plomer

1829

John Borlase

1830

Richard Gerveys Grylls

1831

George Simon Borlase

1832

Humphrey Millet Grylls

1833

James Plomer

1834

John Borlase (continued in office until Nov 1835)

1835

George Simon Borlase

1836

Glynn Grylls

1837

John Silvester

1838

Glynn Grylls

1839

John Kendall

1840

John Silvester

1841

Glynn Grylls

1842

John Silvester

1843

Thomas Rogers

1844

Glynn Grylls

1845

John Kendall

1846

Francis James

1847

Thomas Rogers

1848

William Penberthy

1849

Matthew Paul Moyle

1850

Glynn Grylls

1851

Thomas Rogers

1852

Thomas Rogers

1853

Glynn Grylls

1854

Glynn Grylls

1855

Thomas Hyne Edwards

1856

Thomas Hyne Edwards

1857

Thomas Phillips Tyacke

1858

Thomas Rogers

1859

John Kendall

1860

James Wearne

1861

Thomas Phillips Tyacke

1862

Thomas Phillips Tyacke

1863

James Clarke

1864 (May)

William Trevenen

1864

William Trevenen

1865

Thomas Rogers

1866

Thomas Hyne Edwards

1867

Frederick Penberthy

1868

Thomas Hyne Edwards

1869

Henry Rogers

1870

Henry Rogers

1871

Henry Rogers

1872

Frederick Vivian Hill

1873

Richard Kirby

1874

Frederick Vivian Hill

1875

Frederick Vivian Hill

1876

Frederick Vivian Hill

1877

Frederick Vivian Hill

1878

Frederick Vivian Hill

1879

Richard Kirby

1800

William Trevenen

1881

Richard Skewes Martyn

1882

Frederick Vivian Hill

1883

William Dale

1884

Frederick Vivian Hill

1885

Frederick Vivian Hill

1886

Frederick Vivian Hill

1887

William Trevenen

1888

William Trevenen

1889

William Trevenen

1890

Richard Skewes Martyn

1891

Richard Skewes Martyn

1892

Albert Edward Ratcliffe

1893

Albert Edward Ratcliffe

1894

Frederick Vivian Hill

1895

William Penrose

1896

Charles Courtney Hocking

1897

Charles Courtney Hocking

1898

Alexander Pengilly

1899

Alexander Pengilly

1900

George Beringer

1901

George Beringer

1902

Alfred Randle Thomas

1903

Richard Gundry Rapson

1904

Richard Gundry Rapson

1905

Henry Toy

1906

Henry Toy

1907

Alfred Randle Thomas

1908

George Beringer

1909

Hedley Thomas

1910

Francis Henry Cunnack

1911

Francis Henry Cunnack

1912

Henry Toy

1913

Henry Toy

1914

William Hall

1915

William Hall

1916

William Hall

1917

William Hall

1918

William Hall

1919

John Bennett Martin

1920

William James Johns

1921

William James Johns

1922

Henry Toy

1923

Henry Toy

1924

William James Johns

1925

William James Johns

1926

John Bennett Martin

1927

John Bennett Martin

1928

John Bennett Martin

1928

William John Trezise

1930

Henry Toy

1931

Henry Toy

1932

Henry Toy

1933

Henry Toy

1934 (April 3rd)

William John Rogers

1935

William John Rogers

1936

William John Rogers

1937

(Rev.) Ernest Joseph Chappell

1938

(Rev.) Ernest Joseph Chappell

1939

(Rev.) Ernest Joseph Chappell

1940

Leonard Wilson Oliver

1941

Leonard Wilson Oliver

1942

John Hedley Benney

1943

John Hedley Benney

1944

Edwin Upex

1945

(Mrs.) Susan Bawden Cowls

1946

John Henry Adams

1947

John Henry Adams

This was the last November election. By Act of Parliament, Mayors, Aldermen and Councillors, who would otherwise have retired in November 1948, remained in office until May 1949, without further election. Thus Adams continued as Mayor until May 1949.

Date

Name

1948

John Henry Adams

1949

William Reed Johns

1950

William Reed Johns

1951

John Rogers

1952

John Rogers

1953

Joseph Alfred Strike Pascoe

1954

Joseph Alfred Strike Pascoe

1955

Frank Joseph Moyle

1956

Frank Joseph Moyle

1957

Francis Edyvean Strike

1958

Francis Edyvean Strike

1959

James Henry Thomas

1960

James Henry Thomas

1961

Frederick Ziemann

1962

Arthur Evely Lee

1963

Arthur Evely Lee

1964

Michael George Gale

1965

Michael George Gale

1966

John Osborne Westcott Noye

1967

John Osborne Westcott Noye

1968

George Andrews

1969

George Andrews

1970

William Henry Scott

1971

William Henry Scott

1972

Councillor Clive Lewis Hollands

1973

Councillor Clive Lewis Hollands