To 18th Century
1699 - 1600
To 16th Century

 

Events

Mayors

Masters of the Merchant Venturers

Acts of Parliament

 

1699

 

John Bacheler

William Daines, Sir

 

1699

1698

End of Royal African Company's monopoly on the slave trade

1698 - 1838 The Atlantic Slave Trade In Bristol

John Blackwell

William Daines, Sir

 

1698

1697

 

John Bubb

Peter Saunders

 

1697

1696

Bristol Incorporation of the Poor formed

John Hine

Peter Saunders

Bristol Poor Act

1696

1696

First pump room built at the Hotwell

 

 

 

 

1695

 

Samuel Wallis

Samuel Price

 

1695

1694

 

Thomas Day

Samuel Price

 

1694

1693

 

Robert Yate

Robert Yate (Mayor)

 

1693

1692

 

Edmond Arundell

Robert Yate

 

1692

1691

 

Richard Lane

John Cooke

 

1691

1690

 

John Knight (II.), Sir

William Swymmer

 

1690

1689

 

Arthur Hart

Giles Merricke

 

1689

1688

 

William Jackson

Arthur Hart

 

1688

1687

 

Richard Lane/Thomas Day

William Donning

 

1687

1686

 

William Swymmer

Edward Tocknell

 

1686

1685

 

Abraham Saunders

Edward Tocknell

 

1685

1684

 

William Hayman

Richard Lane

 

1684

1683

 

Ralph Olliffe/William Clutterbuck

William Clutterbuck (Mayor)

 

1683

1682

 

Thomas Eston

William Merricke

 

1682

1681

 

Thomas Earle

Thomas Eston

 

1681

1680

-1730 Trade - Bristol's Domestic Hinterland  

Richard Hart

William Jackson

 

1680

1679

 

Joseph Creswick

William Hayman

 

1679

1678

 

John Lloyd

George Lane (died), William Hayman

 

1678

1677

 

Richard Crumpe

George Lane

 

1677

1676

Society of Merchant Venturers purchases three-quarters of the manor of Clifton

William Crabb

Richard Hart

 

1676

1675

 

Robert Cann, Sir, Bart.

Richard Hart

 

1675

1674

 

Ralph Olliffe

William Lysons

 

1674

1673

 

Richard Streamer

Thomas Earle

 

1673

1672

 

Christopher Griffithe

Richard Streamer

 

1672

1671

 

John Hickes

Shershaw Cary

 

1671

1670

 

John Knight, jun.

William Willett

 

1670

1669

 

Robert Yeamans, Sir, Bt.

Robert Vickris

 

1669

1668

 

Thomas Stevens

Walter TockneII

 

1668

1667

 

Edward Morgan

Walter TockneII

 

1667

1666

 

Thomas Langton

John Knight (jun.)

 

1666

1665

 

John Willoughby

John Willoughby (Mayor)

 

1665

1664

 

John Lawford

Thomas Langton

 

1664

1663

 

John Knight (I.), Sir

John Knight, (I) Sir (Mayor)

 

1663

1662

 

Robert Cann, Sir, Bart.

Robert Yeamans (Sir)

 

1662

1661

 

Nathaniel Cale

Henry Creswick

 

1661

1660

 

Henry Creswick

Henry Creswick (Mayor)

 

1660

1659

 

Edward Tyson

John Bowen

 

1659

1658

 

Walter Sandy

Robert Cann

 

1658

1657

 

Arthur Farmer

William Yeamans

 

1657

1656

 

Richard Balman

Robert Yate

 

1656

1655

First Quaker meeting in the city

Walter Deyos

Joseph Jackson

 

1655

1654

Bristol Castle demolished

John Gonning

Joseph Jackson

 

1654

1654

- 1686 Register of servants to Foriegn Plantations
The Trade in White Labour in 17th Century Bristol

 

 

 

 

1653

 

George Hellier

Joseph Jackson

 

1653

1652

 

Henry Gibbes

Hugh Browne

 

1652

1651

 

Joseph Jackson

Hugh Browne

 

1651

1650

 

Hugh Browne

Miles Jackson

 

1650

1649

 

Miles Jackson

Hugh Browne

 

1649

1648

 

William Cann

Richard Vickris

 

1648

1647

 

Gabriel Sherman

Joseph Jackson

 

1647

1646

 

Richard Vickris

Hugh Browne

 

1646

1645

Fairfax recaptures Bristol for Parliament

Francis Creswick/John Gonning

William Cann

 

1645

1644

 

Alexander James

Thomas CoIston

 

1644

1643

Bristol captured by Royalist army led by Prince Rupert

Humphrey Hooke

Francis Creswick

 

1643

1642

Parliamentary troops occupy Bristol

Richard Aldworth

Alexander James

 

1642

1641

 

John Lock

William Jones

 

1641

1640

 

John Taylor

John Gonning

 

1640

1639

Charles I grants charter to Society of Merchant Venturers

George Knight

Andrew Charlton

 

1639

1638

 

Ezekiel Wallis

Humphrey Hooke

 

1638

1637

 

William Jones

Richard Long

 

1637

1636

Central Bristol flooded

Richard Long

Richard Long (Mayor)

 

1636

1635

 

Richard Holworthy

Richard Holworthy (Mayor)

 

1635

1634

Red Maids' School founded

Andrew Charlton

Humphrey Hooke

 

1634

1633

 

Matthew Warren

Humphrey Hooke

 

1633

1632

 

Henry Hobson

Humphrey Hooke

 

1632

1631

 

Henry Yate

Humphrey Hooke

 

1631

1630

John Bruckshaw attempts to commercialise the Hotwell

John Tomlinson

Humphrey Hooke

 

1630

1629

 

Humphrey Hooke

Humphrey Browne

 

1629

1628

 

John Langton

Thomas Wright

 

1628

1627

 

John Gonning

John Tomlinson

 

1627

1626

 

Christopher Whitson

John Barker

 

1626

1625

 

John Barker

Robert Aldworth

 

1625

1624

 

Henry Gibbes

William Pitt

 

1624

1623

 

William Pitt

John Doughty

 

1623

1622

 

William Young

John Guy

 

1622

1621

 

Robert Rogers

Humphrey Hooke

 

1621

1620

 

John Doughty

John Langton

 

1620

1619

 

Thomas Packer

John Gonning

 

1619

1618

 

John Guy

John Barker

 

1618

1617

 

George Harrington

John Barker

 

1617

1616

 

Thomas Farmer

Matthew Haviland

 

1616

1615

 

John Whitson

Thomas James

 

1615

1614

 

Thomas James

John Aldworth

 

1614

1613

Public Library opened in King Street

Francis Knight

Matthew Haviland

 

1613

1612

 

Abel Kitchen

Robert Aldworth

 

1612

1611

 

William Cary

John Whitson

 

1611

1610

 

John Eaglesfield

Abel Kitchen

 

1610

1609

 

Robert Aldworth

Robert Aldworth (Mayor)

 

1609

1608

 

John Butcher

Matthew Haviland

 

1608

1607

 

Matthew Haviland

Thomas James, M.P.

 

1607

1606

Floods in Bristol and the surrounding area

John Barker/Richard Smith

John Whitson, M.P.

 

1606

1605

Re-foundation of the Society of Merchant Venturers

Thomas James

John Hopkins

 

1605

1604

 

Christopher Kedgwin

 

 

1604

1603

 

John Whitson

 

 

1603

1602

 

Ralph Horte

 

 

1602

1601

 

William Vawer

 

Poor Law Act

1601

1600

 

John Hopkins

 

 

1600

To 18th Century
1699 - 1600
To 16th Century