Masters

Masters of the Worshipful Company of Musicians

 

Including the year of their installation (between Michaelmas and mid-November).

Those marked with * are unconfirmed.

1519    John Clyn

1594    William Warren

1596    Robert Strachey

1603    Phillip London

1605    Tristram Waters

1633    Thomas Chamberlain

1634    Philip Pikeman

1637    Robert Gill

1648    Robert Gill *

1687?  John Dyer

1693    Walter Holt

1695    Charles Pratten

1725    Thomas Eyre

1729    Richard Loyde

1736    Thomas Vincent *

1737    John Beckwith *

1738    Jonathan Key*

1739    Miles Nightingale *

1740    Henry Spencer *

1741    John Rayner *

1742    Samuel Story *

1743    George Courtness *

1744    Heneage Robinson *

1745    Richard Bosworth *

1746    John Nottingham *

1747    Edward Burton *

1748    George Hindmarsh *

1749    William O’Brien *

1750    Benjamin Cleeve *

1751    Jonathan Barnard *

1752    Man Griffith *

1753    Samuel Bosworth *

1754    Henry Pointer *

1755    Nathaniel Hill *

1756    Thomas Pattle *

1757    John Trotman *

1758    Robert Thirsk *

1759    John Henley *

1760    John Hutchinson *

1761    Richard Lewis *

1762    Heyland Bigger *

1763    Hinchley Phipps *

1764    Maurice Griffith *

1765    Henry Spencer

1766    William Jackson

1767    John Walker *

1768    Stephen Camm

1769    Gedaliah Gatfield

1770    Heneage Robinson *

1771    William Cooper Keating

1772    Thomas Ashton

1773    William Stagg

1774    Robert Sidall

1775    John Hardy    

1776    Richard Clarke

1777    William Gibson

1778    John Salte

1779    Edward Williams

1780    Robert Holder

1781    William Garsed

1782    Thomas Weston         

1783    Henry Evan    

1784    William Chivers         

1785    Isaac Holmes  

1786    William Rix

1787    John Rutter

1788    Richard Ackerman

1789    John Crozier

1790    Ald. Sir Brook Watson

1791    Richard Humphreys   

1792    Joseph Harrop

1793    Solomon Wadd

1794    William Moore

1795    Thomas Weston

1796    Jonathan Key 

1797    Joseph Stede  

1798    Thomas Ellis   

1799    Joseph Cough 

1800    William Huson           

1801    Thomas Cross

1802    James Smith   

1803    John Ashley   

1804    Job Williams   

1805    Thomas Fellows         

1806    Thomas Ashby           

1807    John Rutter     

1808    William Moore           

1810    Joseph Gough

1811    Thomas Wood

1811    John Axford

1812    Joseph Staines

1813    Joseph Green

1814    Job Williams

1815    John Axford

1816    Joseph Staines

1817    Joseph Green

1818    Joseph Delafons

1819    Alexander Glennie

1820    John Chaplin

1821    Richard Jones

1822    Thomas Bingham

1823    Alexander Glennie

1824    Joseph Todd

1825    William Suttaby         

1826    Frederick William Collard

1827    Thomas Fellows

1828    Edward Batten

1829    John Joseph Skilbeck

1830    William Ward, M.P.

1831    Thomas Fellows jnr.

1832    John Strachan Glennie

1833    Henry Wadd

1833    Thrower Buckle Herring

1834    Giddes Mackenzie Simpson

1835    William Chaplin

1836    Robert Albron Fellows

1837    Thomas Herring

1838    Henry Patteson

1839    William Ward

1840    John Evans

1841    Edward Wiggins

1842    James Southby Bridge

1843    John Skilbeck

1844    James Wedderburn Simpson

1845    Frederick William Collard

1846    Frederick William Collard (re-elected)

1847    William Ward

1848    Thomas Fellowes

1849    Thrower Buckle Herring

1850    William Chaplin

1851    Thomas Herring

1852    Thomas Herring (re-elected)

1853    John Evans

1854    Edward Wiggins

1855    James Southby Bridge

1856    Joseph Skilbeck

1857    Robert Philip Jones

1858    John Wood

1859    Thomas Fellowes

1860    William Chaplin

1861    Thomas Herring

1862    James Southby Bridge

1863    John Evans

1864    Charles Lukey Collard

1865    Charles Lukey Collard (re-elected)

1866    John Hilditch Evans

1867    Robert Philip Jones

1868    John Peter Theobald

1869    John Barnwell Herring

1870    Thomas Prowett Jones

1871    Joseph Sidney Lescher

1872    George Wood

1873    William Costall May

1874    Henry Richard Frisby

1875    William Chappell

1876    John Henry Skilbeck

1877    William Stuartson Collard

1878    Walter Meacock Wilkinson

1879    Robert Betson Warrick

1880    John Hilditch Evans

1881    John Peter Theobald

1882    John Barnwell Herring

1883    Thomas Prowett Jones

1884    George Wood

1885    Henry Richard Frisby

1886    William Costall May

1887    William Chappell

1888    John Henry Skilbeck

1889    William Stuartson Collard

1890    Walter Meacock Wilkinson

1891    Robert Betson Warrick

1892    Professor John Frederick Bridge

1893    John Clementi Collard

1894    Sir John Stainer

1895    Henry Richard Frisby

1896    William Stuartson Collard

1897    Walter Meacock Wilkinson

1898    Sir John Frederick Bridge

1899    John Clementi Collard

1900    Sir John Stainer

1901    John Clementi Collard

1901    Charles Dennis Hoblyn

1902    Frank Harwood Lescher

1903    William Cordy Herring

1904    Charles Thomas Daniel Crews

1905    Edward Ernest Cooper

1906    Sir Homewood Crawford

1907    Charles Thomas Daniel Crews

1908    Sir George Wyatt Truscott (Lord Mayor)

1909    Thomas Lea Southgate

1910    Alfred Henry Littleton

1911    Arthur Frederick Hill

1912    William Palmer Fuller

1913    Clifford Blackburn Edgar

1914    Adrian Charles Chamier

1915    Charles Lukey Collard

1916    Sir George Wyatt Truscott, Bt.

1917    Alexander Burnett Brown

1918    Hugh Wyatt

1919    Sir Edward Ernest Cooper (Lord Mayor)

1920    Henry Thomas Cart de Lafontaine

1921    Sir William John Lancaster

1922    Henry Thomas Cart de Lafontaine

1923    William Henry Perry Leslie

1924    Edward Barclay Hoare

1925    Henry Dexter Truscott

1926    Herbert Sullivan

1927    George John Bennett

1928    Walter Willson Cobbett

1929    Victor Allcard

1930    Sir Ian Zachary Malcolm

1931    Henry Saxe Wyndham

1932    John Henry Iles

1933    Robert Kennerley Rumford

1934    The Rt Hon Viscount Astor

1935    Sir Ian Zachary Malcolm

1936    Alfred Joseph Waley

1937    Sir Hugh Percy Allen

1938    Alec Raven Briggs

1939    Sir Hugh Percy Allen

1939-44 The Rt Hon Sir Felix Cassel, Bt

1945    Sir Felix Victor Schuster, Bt.

1946    Arthur William Fitzsimmons

1947    William James Phillips

1948    Sir Stanley Marchant

1949    Victor Allcard

1949    Geoffrey Hawkes

1950    Hilary Chadwyck-Healey

1951    Sidney John Loeb

1952    William Graham Wallace

1953    Evelyn Henry Tschudi Broadwood

1954    Henry Frederick Bird Iles

1955    Cecil Winton Maudslay

1956    Sir Denis Truscott

1957    John Sebastian Morley

1958    Geoffrey Trevor Burnett-Brown

1959    Professor Herbert Howells

1960    Charles Evelyn Boosey

1961    Henry Willis

1962    Henry Alastair Fergusson Crewdson

1963    Alfred Robert Stock

1964    The Rt. Hon Viscount Astor

1965    Gerald Derek Lockett

1966    Stanley Rubinstein

1967    Sir John Dykes-Bower

1968    John Bird Iles

1969    David Jack Loeb

1970    Frank Joseph Wright

1970    Sir Denis Truscott

1971    Sir Jack Westrup

1972    Benjamin Angwin

1973    WS Lloyd Webber

1974    Sir Gilbert Inglefleld

1975    Sir Lennox Berkeley

1976    Nathan Abrahams

1977    Ronald William Mein Atkin

1978    Leonard John Digby Halcrow

1979    Antony Benno John Stanley Rubinstein

1980    John Edward Street

1981    Sir Andrew Carnwath

1982    Ronald Francis Walter Ficker

1983    Hubert Frank Winckler

1984    John Dennis Heddle Nash

1985    John Stewart Pownall Morley

1986    Sir Bernard Lovell

1987    William Richard Inge Crewdson

1988    Sir Vivian Dunn

1989    Malcolm James Hubble

1990    Jeffery Bannerman Lockett

1991    Henry Willis 4

1992    John Clive Iles

1993    Anthony Presgrave Pool

1994    Adrian Maurice Wolf Davis

1995    Francis Anthony Armstrong Carnwath

1996    Anthony Maxwell Burnett-Brown

1997    Frank Norman Fowler

1998    Professor Malcolm Troup

1999    Sir Alan Traill

2000    David Hill

2001    Gavin Barrett

2002    Nigel Tully

2003    Jonathan Rennert

2004    John Rubinstein

2005    Peter Fowler

2006    Dr Andreas Prindl, CBE

2007    Leslie East

2008    Petronella Burnett-Brown

2009    Maurice Summerfield

2010    Paul Campion

2011    Ald. Dr Andrew Parmley

2012    Professor John Morehen

2013    Sir Anthony Cleaver

2014    Kathleen Duncan, OBE

2015    Andrew Morris

2016    Sir Roger Gifford

2017    Lady Brewer

2018    Michael Lewin

2019    John Nichols

2020    John Nichols (re-elected)

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