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.
|1599||Gull||William||resigned from age in 1634|
|1642||Twisden||Thomas||resigned in 1649|
|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.|
|1846||Riddell||Walter B., Sir|
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