The Recorder was supposed to be a man learned in the law, whose duty it was to advise the Courts in all legal business.  An assistant was allowed him, who was called the Deputy Recorder and Town Clerk.  This arrangement continued until the operation of the Municipal Reform Bill in the year 1836.

YEAR
SURNAME
GIVEN NAME
NOTES
1560 Fisher Henry  
1562 Barham Nicholas Sergeant-at-Law
1583 Fisher Alexander  
1590 Smythe John  
1599 Gull William resigned from age in 1634
1634 Francklyne James  
1641 Short Samuel  
1642 Twisden Thomas resigned in 1649
1650 Godfrey Lambard  
1662 Lake Thomas  
1667 Brewer Thomas  
1688 Wyatt Edwin  
1690 Dixon William dismissed in 1715 but remained as Steward and Town Clerk until his death in 1726
1715 Meredith Roger, Sir, of Leeds, Bart.  
1738 Finch John, The Honble.  
1747 Turner William Horsmonden  
1753 Weller George  
1760 Filmer Francis  
1772 Newman Daniel  
1801 Bayley Sergeant  
1802 Harvey John Springett  
1804 Berens Joseph  
1827 Bolland William  
1829 Pollock David  
1846 Riddell Walter B., Sir  

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