The duties of the Chamberlains were to keep accounts of all the Municipal property, to receive the rents and other payments, and to discharge all bills as directed by the Corporation.  Chamberlains were first ordained by Act of Parliament, passed about the middle of the sixteenth century.

Chamberlains Alphabetical Order                  Chamberlains Chronological Order

Year Elected
Surname
Given Name
 
Year Elected
Surname
Given Name
1656 Allen James 1561 Hooker Richard
1746 Argles Edward 1562 Hooker Richard
1747 Argles Edward 1567 Busbridge James
1748 Argles Edward 1567 Hall Edmund
1749 Argles Thomas 1568 Beale William
1750 Argles Thomas 1568 Busbridge James
1751 Argles Thomas 1569 Fynner Richard
1752 Argles Thomas 1569 Nicholson John
1613 Aston William 1570 Nightingale Thomas
1593 Ball Roger 1571 Greenfield Thomas
1574 Balsar John 1571 Romney John
1578 Balsar John 1572 Smythe Richard
1584 Balsar John 1574 Balsar John
1588 Balsar John 1574 Basden Thomas
1637 Banks Caleb 1575 Baxter James
1638 Banks Caleb 1576 Maplesden Jarvise
1646 Banks Caleb 1576 Reve Richard
1647 Banks Caleb 1577 Beale Thomas
1658 Banks Caleb 1577 Mylles John
1659 Banks Caleb 1578 Balsar John
1614 Banks John 1578 Beale William
1615 Banks John 1579 Mylles John
1624 Banks John 1579 Peerse Gylbert
1596 Barefoote John 1582 Emyiot Robert
1597 Barefoote John 1582 Tynley Robert
1574 Basden Thomas 1584 Balsar John
1575 Baxter James 1584 Reve Richard
1619 Beale Ambrose 1585 Maplesden Edward
1626 Beale Ambrose 1585 Simmonds William
1668 Beale John 1586 Epes John
1577 Beale Thomas 1586 Fisher Walter
1592 Beale Thomas 1587 Maplesden Edward
1568 Beale William 1587 Taylor John
1578 Beale William 1588 Balsar John
1664 Beaver Michael 1588 Byngham Ellys
1636 Besbridge Thomas 1589 Heron Edward
1637 Besbridge Thomas 1589 Smythe Richard
1642 Bigg John 1590 Francklen Thomas
1643 Bigg John 1590 Plomer William
1646 Bills Richard 1592 Beale Thomas
1647 Bills Richard 1592 Green John
1652 Bills Richard 1592 Greenfield Thomas
1662 Bills Richard 1592 Plomer William
1670 Bills Richard 1593 Ball Roger
1671 Bishop George 1593 Heeley Stephen
1672 Bishop James 1595 Goar Robert
1673 Bishop James 1595 Taylor William
1698 Bishop Robert 1596 Barefoote John
1699 Bishop Robert 1596 Plomer William
1678 Bliss Thomas 1597 Barefoote John
1679 Bliss Thomas 1598 Goar William
1684 Bliss Thomas 1597 Manningham George
1685 Borman Daniel 1598 Tomlyn John
1686 Borman Daniel 1598 Highwood Richard
1687 Brattle James 1598 Spenser James
1688 Brenchley John 1599 Tomlyn John
1630 Brooke Thomas 1599 Fisher Walter
1631 Brooke Thomas 1600 Mansor William
1638 Broughton Andrew 1599 Maplesden Richard
1639 Broughton Andrew 1600 Mansor William
1650 Broughton Andrew 1600 Sanders John
1651 Burr Richard 1600 Spencer Jams
1567 Busbridge James 1601 Greene Gabriel
1568 Busbridge James 1601 Swynhogge John
1588 Byngham Ellys 1602 Maplesden Edward
1682 Callant Garret 1602 Swynhogge John
1709 Callant Garret 1603 Nyn Robert
1655 Callant John 1603 Romney John
1656 Callant John 1604 Emyiot William
1667 Callant John 1604 Heeley Stephen
1705 Chandler Matthew 1605 Emyiot William
1714 Chandler Matthew 1605 Greene John
1715 Chandler Matthew 1606 Roots William
1716 Chandler Matthew 1606 Cooper Henry
1671 Collins Daniel 1606 Plomer William
1619 Collins John 1607 Roots William
1620 Collins John 1607 Cooper Henry
1639 Collins John 1607 Highwood Richard
1640 Collins John 1608 Cooper Henry
1641 Collins John 1608 Fisher Walter
1606 Cooper Henry 1609 Pocock Henry
1607 Cooper Henry 1609 Crompe John
1608 Cooper Henry 1609 Maplesden Richard
1774 Cox John 1610 Polhill David
1664 Cox William 1610 Jackson James
1665 Cripps James 1611 Polhill David
1666 Cripps James 1610 Swynhogge Thomas
1660 Cripps John 1611 Fowle John
1663 Cripps John 1612 Polhill David
1665 Cripps John 1611 Reve Thomas
1669 Cripps John 1612 Crompe John
1672 Cripps John 1612 Dabbs William
1673 Cripps John 1613 Aston William
1609 Crompe John 1613 Crompe John
1612 Crompe John 1614 Banks John
1613 Crompe John 1614 Greene Gabriel
1623 Crompe John 1615 Banks John
1632 Crompe Thomas 1615 Maplesden Gervaise
1633 Crompe Thomas 1616 Greene Gabriel
1708 Crouch John 1616 Marshall Robert
1708 Crouch John 1617 Greene George
1711 Crouch John 1617 Maplesden Edward
1681 Curteis Francis 1617 Marshall Robert
1697 Curteis Francis 1618 Greene George
1698 Curteis Francis 1618 Heeley Stephen
1709 Curteis Francis 1618 Taylor Thomas
1710 Curteis George 1619 Beale Ambrose
1711 Curteis George 1619 Collins John
1612 Dabbs William 1620 Collins John
1702 Dawson Robert 1621 Greene George
1703 Dawson Robert 1620 Swynhogge Thomas
1791 Day Thomas 1621 Marshall Robert
1653 Dennis George 1621 Swynhogge Thomas
1654 Dennis George 1622 Fisher Walter
1665 Dunning John 1622 Marshall Robert
1666 Dunning John 1623 Crompe John
1674 Dunning John 1623 Wood Robert
1831 Edmett Thomas 1624 Banks John
1783 Ellis Edward 1624 Wood Robert
1582 Emyiot Robert 1625 Maplesden Gervaise
1604 Emyiot William 1625 Marshall Samuel
1605 Emyiot William 1626 Beale Ambrose
1586 Epes John 1626 Marshall Samuel
1586 Fisher Walter 1627 Gilliat George
1599 Fisher Walter 1627 Stanley Thomas
1608 Fisher Walter 1628 Gilliat George
1622 Fisher Walter 1628 Swynhogge Thomas
1666 Fletcher Thomas 1629 Gilliat George
1667 Flint Richard 1630 Stevenson Samuel
1740 Flint Richard 1629 Swynhogge Thomas
1611 Fowle John 1630 Brooke Thomas
1590 Francklen Thomas 1631 Stevenson Samuel
1569 Fynner Richard 1630 Swynhogge Thomas
1627 Gilliat George 1631 Brooke Thomas
1628 Gilliat George 1632 Stevenson Samuel
1629 Gilliat George 1631 Swynhogge Thomas
1632 Gilliat George 1632 Crompe Thomas
1633 Gilliat George 1632 Gilliat George
1595 Goar Robert 1633 Stevenson Samuel
1596 Goar William 1633 Crompe Thomas
1592 Green John 1633 Gilliat George
1601 Greene Gabriel 1634 Stevenson Samuel
1614 Greene Gabriel 1634 Jeffery Martin
1616 Greene Gabriel 1635 Stevenson Samuel
1617 Greene George 1634 Swynocke Robert
1618 Greene George 1635 Jeffery Martin
1619 Greene George 1636 Stevenson Samuel
1605 Greene John 1635 Swynocke Robert
1571 Greenfield Thomas 1636 Besbridge Thomas
1592 Greenfield Thomas 1636 Jeffery Martin
1690 Greenhill John 1637 Stevenson Samuel
1691 Greenhill John 1637 Banks Caleb
1704 Greenhill John 1637 Besbridge Thomas
1567 Hall Edmund 1638 Stone Jacob
1676 Harris Arthur 1638 Banks Caleb
1677 Harris John 1638 Broughton Andrew
1678 Harris John 1639 Jefferys Henry
1714 Hartridge John 1639 Broughton Andrew
1715 Hartridge John 1639 Collins John
1716 Hasell Thomas 1640 Lacy Robert
1655 Heath Robert 1640 Collins John
1661 Heeley Gervaise 1640 Ruse James
1662 Heeley Gervase 1641 Collins John
1684 Heeley Richard 1641 Ruse James
1685 Heeley Richard 1642 Bigg John
1692 Heeley Richard 1642 Wall John
1593 Heeley Stephen 1643 Bigg John
1604 Heeley Stephen 1643 Wall John
1618 Heeley Stephen 1644 Lamb Francis
1589 Heron Edward 1644 Maplesden Gervaise
1598 Highwood Richard 1645 Marshall Samuel
1607 Highwood Richard 1645 Taylor Thomas
1816 to 1830 Hills Walter 1646 Banks Caleb
1725 Hollister Samuel 1646 Bills Richard
1726 Hollister Samuel 1647 Banks Caleb
1739 Hollister Samuel 1647 Bills Richard
1765 Holloway Richard 1648 Sanders John
1767 Holloway Richard 1648 Withinbroke Robert
1561 Hooker Richard 1649 Usborne Robert
1562 Hooker Richard 1649 Withinbroke Robert
1672 Hope Thomas 1650 Broughton Andrew
1673 Hope Thomas 1650 Usborne Robert
1704 How John 1651 Burr Richard
1705 How John 1651 Taylor Thomas
1706 How John 1651 Wilkes John
1707 How John 1652 Bills Richard
1708 Hunter Edward 1652 Wilkes John
1610 Jackson James 1653 Dennis George
1634 Jeffery Martin 1653 Ongley George
1635 Jeffery Martin 1654 Dennis George
1636 Jeffery Martin 1654 Sanders John
1637 Jefferys Henry 1655 Callant John
1638 Lacy Robert 1655 Heath Robert
1644 Lamb Francis 1656 Allen James
1667 Lane John 1656 Callant John
1668 Lane John 1657 Lawrence Rowland
1678 Lane John 1657 Troughton Jonathan
1657 Lawrence Rowland 1658 Banks Caleb
1658 Lawrence Rowland 1658 Lawrence Rowland
1659 Lawrence Rowland 1659 Banks Caleb
1660 Lee Thomas 1659 Lawrence Rowland
1661 Lee Thomas 1660 Cripps John
1662 Lee Thomas 1660 Ruse James
1663 Lee Thomas 1661 Heeley Gervaise
1740 Lee Thomas 1662 Lee Thomas
1597 Manningham George 1661 Maplesden Gervaise
1598 Mansor William 1662 Bills Richard
1599 Mansor William 1663 Lee Thomas
1585 Maplesden Edward 1662 Roberts Henry
1587 Maplesden Edward 1663 Cripps John
1602 Maplesden Edward 1664 Heeley Gervase
1617 Maplesden Edward 1663 Roberts Henry
1615 Maplesden Gervaise 1664 Beaver Michael
1625 Maplesden Gervaise 1664 Cox William
1644 Maplesden Gervaise 1665 Lee Thomas
1661 Maplesden Gervaise 1666 Lee Thomas
1576 Maplesden Jarvise 1667 Cripps James
1599 Maplesden Richard 1665 Cripps John
1609 Maplesden Richard 1665 Dunning John
1813 Mares John 1666 Cripps James
1814 Mares John 1666 Dunning John
1815 Mares John 1666 Fletcher Thomas
1616 Marshall Robert 1667 Callant John
1617 Marshall Robert 1667 Lane John
1621 Marshall Robert 1668 Beale John
1622 Marshall Robert 1669 Flint Richard
1625 Marshall Samuel 1668 Lane John
1626 Marshall Samuel 1669 Cripps John
1645 Marshall Samuel 1669 Walker George
1688 Marshall Thomas 1670 Bills Richard
1712 Marshall Thomas 1670 Walker George
1713 Mason John 1671 Bishop George
1714 Mercer William 1671 Collins Daniel
1686 Mussery Richard 1671 Wood Samuel
1687 Mussery Richard 1672 Bishop James
1688 Mussery Richard 1672 Cripps John
1689 Mussery Richard 1672 Hope Thomas
1690 Mussery Richard 1673 Bishop James
1691 Mussery Richard 1673 Cripps John
1577 Mylles John 1673 Hope Thomas
1579 Mylles John 1674 Dunning John
1688 Newington John 1674 Walker Richard
1689 Newington John 1675 Venman Thomas
1569 Nicholson John 1675 Walker Richard
1570 Nightingale Thomas 1676 Harris Arthur
1603 Nyn Robert 1676 Woolball James
1836 Office of Chamberlain abolished 1677 Harris John
1653 Ongley George 1677 Wood Samuel
1702 Osborne Alexander 1677 Woolball James
1703 Osborne James 1678 Bliss Thomas
1773 Osborne James 1678 Lane John
1713 Osbourne Alexander 1679 Bliss Thomas
1712 Page Stephen 1680 Harris John
1713 Page Stephen 1679 Walker George
1714 Page Stephen 1680 Wrentmore William
1715 Page Stephen 1680 Pierce George
1716 Page Stephen 1680 Weldish William
1695 Pangbourne Robert 1681 Curteis Francis
1579 Peerse Gylbert 1681 Peirce George
1681 Peirce George 1682 Callant Garret
1685 Peirce George 1682 Wattell Richard
1699 Peirce George 1683 Sanders Robert
1700 Peirce George 1683 Wattell Richard
1711 Peirce George 1684 Bliss Thomas
1696 Peircival John 1684 Heeley Richard
1697 Peircival John 1685 Borman Daniel
1680 Pierce George 1685 Heeley Richard
1590 Plomer William 1685 Peirce George
1592 Plomer William 1686 Borman Daniel
1596 Plomer William 1686 Mussery Richard
1606 Plomer William 1686 Salmon Robert
1607 Pocock Henry 1687 Brattle James
1608 Polhill David 1687 Mussery Richard
1609 Polhill David 1687 Salmon Robert
1610 Polhill David 1688 Brenchley John
1834 Poole James 1688 Marshall Thomas
1835 Poole James 1688 Newington John
1791 Poole Thomas 1689 Mussery Richard
1792 Pope John 1690 Mussery Richard
1793 Pope John 1689 Newington John
1794 Pope Robert 1689 Sanders Robert
1795 Post George 1690 Greenhill John
1796 Post George 1690 Wattell Richard
1797 Post George 1691 Greenhill John
1798 Post George 1692 Mussery Richard
1770 Post George, Jr. 1691 Usborne Alexander
1773 Post George, Jr. 1692 Heeley Richard
1774 Post George, Jr. 1693 Mussery Richard
1770 Post George, Sr. 1692 Post William
1692 Post William 1693 Seal Peter
1693 Post William 1694 Wattell William
1694 Post William 1693 Post William
1707 Post William Jr. 1693 Weaver William
1706 Post William, Jr. 1694 Post William
1707 Rand William 1694 Weaver Wlliam
1708 Rand William 1695 Pangbourne Robert
1709 Rand William 1695 Swinocke Robert
1710 Rand William 1696 Peircival John
1576 Reve Richard 1696 Weldish William
1584 Reve Richard 1697 Curteis Francis
1611 Reve Thomas 1697 Peircival John
1662 Roberts Henry 1698 Bishop Robert
1663 Roberts Henry 1698 Curteis Francis
1571 Romney John 1699 Bishop Robert
1603 Romney John 1699 Peirce George
1604 Roots William 1700 Peirce George
1605 Roots William 1700 Sherbourne James
1640 Ruse James 1701 Salmon Robert
1641 Ruse James 1701 Sherbourne James
1660 Ruse James 1702 Dawson Robert
1686 Salmon Robert 1702 Osborne Alexander
1687 Salmon Robert 1703 Dawson Robert
1701 Salmon Robert 1703 Salmon Robert
1703 Salmon Robert 1704 Greenhill John
1709 Salmon Robert 1704 How John
1600 Sanders John 1705 Osborne James
1648 Sanders John 1705 Chandler Matthew
1654 Sanders John 1705 How John
1683 Sanders Robert 1706 How John
1689 Sanders Robert 1706 Post William, Jr.
1690 Seal Peter 1706 Weekes Stephen
1700 Sherbourne James 1707 How John
1701 Sherbourne James 1707 Post William Jr.
1707 Sherbourne James 1707 Sherbourne James
1585 Simmonds William 1708 Crouch John
1746 Smalvell Joseph 1708 Crouch John
1832 Smythe Clement Taylor 1709 Rand William
1572 Smythe Richard 1710 Weldish Johnathan [sic]
1589 Smythe Richard 1708 Weldish William
1600 Spencer Jams 1709 Callant Garret
1598 Spenser James 1709 Curteis Francis
1627 Stanley Thomas 1710 Hunter Edward
1628 Stevenson Samuel 1709 Salmon Robert
1629 Stevenson Samuel 1710 Rand William
1630 Stevenson Samuel 1711 Rand William
1631 Stevenson Samuel 1712 Weldish William
1632 Stevenson Samuel 1711 Crouch John
1633 Stevenson Samuel 1712 Curteis George
1634 Stevenson Samuel 1711 Peirce George
1635 Stevenson Samuel 1712 Curteis George
1636 Stone Jacob 1712 Marshall Thomas
1695 Swinocke Robert 1712 Page Stephen
1601 Swynhogge John 1713 Rand William
1602 Swynhogge John 1714 Whetland Daniel
1610 Swynhogge Thomas 1713 Osbourne Alexander
1620 Swynhogge Thomas 1713 Page Stephen
1621 Swynhogge Thomas 1714 Whetland Daniel
1628 Swynhogge Thomas 1715 Widen Thomas
1629 Swynhogge Thomas 1714 Chandler Matthew
1630 Swynhogge Thomas 1714 Hartridge John
1631 Swynhogge Thomas 1715 Mason John
1634 Swynocke Robert 1716 Widen Thomas
1635 Swynocke Robert 1717 Mercer William
1833 Tassell Thomas 1718 Page Stephen
1587 Taylor John 1719 Wildes Thomas
1618 Taylor Thomas 1720 Chandler Matthew
1645 Taylor Thomas 1721 Hartridge John
1651 Taylor Thomas 1722 Page Stephen
1595 Taylor William 1723 Chandler Matthew
1596 Tomlyn John 1724 Hasell Thomas
1597 Tomlyn John 1725 Page Stephen
1657 Troughton Jonathan 1725 Hollister Samuel
1582 Tynley Robert 1726 Hollister Samuel
1691 Usborne Alexander 1739 Hollister Samuel
1649 Usborne Robert 1740 Flint Richard
1650 Usborne Robert 1740 Lee Thomas
1675 Venman Thomas 1746 Argles Edward
1669 Walker George 1746 Smalvell Joseph
1670 Walker George 1747 Argles Edward
1679 Walker George 1748 Argles Edward
1674 Walker Richard 1749 Argles Thomas
1675 Walker Richard 1750 Argles Thomas
1642 Wall John 1751 Argles Thomas
1643 Wall John 1752 Argles Thomas
1682 Wattell Richard 1765 Holloway Richard
1683 Wattell Richard 1767 Holloway Richard
1690 Wattell Richard 1770 Post George, Jr.
1691 Wattell William 1770 Post George, Sr.
1693 Weaver William 1773 Osborne James
1694 Weaver Wlliam 1773 Post George, Jr.
1706 Weekes Stephen 1774 Cox John
1707 Weldish Johnathan [sic] 1774 Post George, Jr.
1680 Weldish William 1783 Ellis Edward
1696 Weldish William 1791 Day Thomas
1708 Weldish William 1791 Poole Thomas
1709 Weldish William 1792 Pope John
1710 Whetland Daniel 1793 Pope John
1711 Whetland Daniel 1794 Pope Robert
1712 Widen Thomas 1795 Post George
1713 Widen Thomas 1796 Post George
1714 Wildes Thomas 1797 Post George
1651 Wilkes John 1798 Post George
1652 Wilkes John 1813 Mares John
1648 Withinbroke Robert 1814 Mares John
1649 Withinbroke Robert 1815 Mares John
1623 Wood Robert 1816 to 1830 Hills Walter
1624 Wood Robert 1831 Edmett Thomas
1671 Wood Samuel 1832 Smythe Clement Taylor
1677 Wood Samuel 1833 Tassell Thomas
1676 Woolball James 1834 Poole James
1677 Woolball James 1835 Poole James
1678 Wrentmore William 1836 Office of Chamberlain abolished  

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