0008 Beadle 1The Beadle is responsible for the day to day running the Hall as directed by the Master and member responsible for the Hall. His duties include leading the Master and Wardens on Civic processions, opening the Hall to the public and for private functions, maintaining the security of the building, chattels and artefacts and for the general up keep of the premises. Again, it is the Beadle who helps to provide continuity for the Incorporation and in particular the smooth running of the Hall.

Past Beadles of the Company

  • 1577 Nicholas Lovell
  • 1612 Henry Glandfield, weaver
  • 1636 William Moore, tucker
  • 1638 William Moxsey (Macey)
  • 1653 James Rackley or Radcliffe, tucker
  • 1668 Crispin Wyatt or Wyott, tucker
  • 1674 Peter Reynolds
  • 1680 Thomas Gutteridge
  • 1694 John Pitts, weaver
  • 1714 Jonas Coles
  • 1729 Thomas Drier or Dryer, weaver
  • 1757 Benjamin Bowring, fuller
  • 1775 Edward Turner, weaver
  • 1783 John Bowring, fuller
  • 1823 Benjamin Howe, fuller
  • 1828 Robert Ellard, fuller
  • 1836 George Back, fuller
  • 1838 William Doeg, fuller
  • 1850 Robert Saunders Gannicleft, fuller
  • 1878 William Norman, fuller
  • 1894 William Bowden
  • 1907 James George Hyde
  • 1911 Francis Eveleigh
  • 1913 Arthur Parkhouse
  • 1922 Luke Harding
  • 1932 Alfred John Abrahams
  • 1945 Sidney Carr
  • 1958 J G Draper
  • 1960 C S Hooper
  • 1965 Thomas Leigh
  • 1971 Mr Eckley
  • 1979 I D G Southcombe
  • 1993 Peter Wale
  • 2008 Gordon Reid