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Q: Mayors of Middlesbrough ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Mayors of Middlesbrough
Category: Relationships and Society > Government
Asked by: danram-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 24 Jun 2005 06:51 PDT
Expires: 24 Jul 2005 06:51 PDT
Question ID: 536599
Who were the mayors of Middlesbrough, UK, between 1850 and 1880?
Subject: Re: Mayors of Middlesbrough
Answered By: websearcher-ga on 24 Jun 2005 07:36 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi danram:

Thanks for the interesting question! It took some searching, but I was
finally able to come up with a complete list of mayors for you at the
following page:

MIDDLESBROUGH : Geographical and Historical information from the year 1890.

I can't reproduce the complete mayor list here, because of copyright
restrictions, but if you scroll a little more than 2/3 the way down
the above page, you'll see a list starting with:

   1853. Henry William Ferdinand Bolckow, who died June 18th, 1878, age 71.

On my search, I found further information about the mayoralty of Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough's History in Brief
Quote: "1853:Middlesbrough receives its Royal Charter of
Incorporation. This gives the town the right to have a mayor, aldermen
and councillors."

Story of Middlesbrough 
Quote: "Parish records show that from 1853-89 the annually-appointed
mayors were "immigrants" during that time - today they'd be called
These developers are still remembered today. People such as Bolckow,
Wilson, Vaughan, Brentnall, Gilkes, Hugh Bell, Sadler, Archibald and

Search Strategy (on Google):
* middlesbrough
* middlesbrough history 
* middlesbrough mayors "Henry Bolckow"
* Bolckow Wilson Vaughan Brentnall Gilkes Bell

I hope this helps!


Clarification of Answer by websearcher-ga on 24 Jun 2005 11:21 PDT
Hi danram:

Thanks for the generous rating. I know it can be frustrating when you
can't find something that's out there to be found.

Just as an FYI, the specific search strategy that worked in this case
was to continually add phrases to the search string as I found more
and more information. First I looked for Middlesbrough and history,
then when I found one mayor's name from the period I added that, then
that allowed me to find the names of a couple more contemporary
mayors. All of that together was what then allowed me to find this
page. If I had just slogged through one of the earlier search results
I might have given up too!

Hope this helps. 

danram-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks, can't fault the answer. I'm just a bit annoyed I didn't find this myself :-)

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