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Former Mayors and Lord Mayors

From 1842 to 1891, the position of Mayor was referred to as Mayor of Belfast. From 1892 onwards, the position became known as Lord Mayor of Belfast.

Former Mayors (1842 to 1891)

Mayor

Year of office

Other awards

 George Dunbar
1842
 
 George Dunbar
1843
 
 John Dunbar
1844
 
 Andrew Mulholland
1845
 
 John Kane
1846
 
 John Harrison
1847
 
 George Suffern
1848
 
 William Gilliland Johnston
1849
 Knighted in 1849
 James Sterling
1850
 
 James Sterling
1851
 
 Samuel Graeme Fenton
1852
 
 William McGee, MD
1853
 
 Frederick Harry Lewis
1854
 
 Thomas Verner
1855
 
 Samuel Gibson Getty
1856
 
 Samuel Gibson Getty
1857
 
 Samuel Gibson Getty
1858
 
 William Ewart Jr
1859
 
 William Ewart Jr
1860
 
 Edward Coey
1861
 Knighted in 1861
 Charles Lanyon
1862
 Knighted in 1868
 John Lyttle
1863
 
 John Lyttle
1864
 
 John Lyttle
1865
 
 William Mullan
1866
 
 David Taylor
1867
 Knighted in 1884
 Samuel McCausland
1868
 
 Frederick Harry Lewis
1869
 
 Samuel Browne, MD
1870
 
 Philip Johnston
1871
 
 John Savage
1872
 Knighted in 1872
 James Alexander Henderson
1873
 
 James Alexander Henderson
1874
 
 Thomas Graham Lindsay
1875
 
 Robert Boag
1876
 Knighted in 1877
 John Preston
1877
 
 John Preston
1878
 Knighted subsequently
 John Browne
1879
 
 John Browne
1880
 
 Edward Porter Cowan
1881
 Knighted in 1881
 Sir Edward Cowan
1882
 
 Sir David Taylor
1883
 
 Sir David Taylor
1884
 
 Edward J Harland
1885
 Created Baronet of the UK in 1885
 Sir Edward Harland, Bart
1886
 Knighted
 James Horner Haslett
1887
 Knighted
 Sir James Horner Haslett, Bart
1888
 
 Charles C Connor
1889
 
 Charles C Connor
1890
 
 Charles C Connor
1891
 

Former Mayors (1892 to 2014)

Mayor 

Year of office 

 Other awards 

 Daniel Dixon 1892  Knighted
 Sir Daniel Dixon 1893  
 William McCammond 1894  Knighted in 1895
 William McCammond 1895  
 W J Pirrie 1896  Appointed a member of HM Privy Council in Ireland in 1897. Created Baron of the UK in 1906, KP in 1908 and Viscount in 1921.
 W J Pirrie 1897  
 James Henderson, DL, MA 1898  Knighted in 1898
 Otto Jaffe 1899  Knighted in 1900
 RJ McConnell 1900  Created Baronet of the UK
 Sir Daniel Dixon, DL 1901  
 Sir Daniel Dixon, DL 1902  Appointed a member of HM Privy Council in Ireland in 1902
 The Right Hon. Sir Daniel Dixon DL 1903  Created Baronet of the United Kingdom in 1903
 Sir Otto Jaffe, LLD, JP 1904  
 The Right Hon. Sir Daniel Dixon Bart, DL 1905  
 The Right Hon. Sir Daniel Dixon Bart, DL 1906  MP
 The Right Hon. The Earl of Shaftesbury, KVOC, HML 1907  
 Sir Robert Anderson, JP 1908  
 Sir Robert Anderson, JP 1909  
 R J McMordie, MA, MP 1910  
 R J McMordie, MA, MP 1911  
 R J McMordie, MA, MP 1912  
 R J McMordie, MA, MP 1913  
 R J McMordie, MA, MP until his death, March 25 1914  
 Sir Robert Anderson, appointed 27 March
 Crawford McCullagh, elected 1 April
 Crawford McCullagh 1915  Knighted in 1915
 Sir Crawford McCullagh 1916  
 James Johnson, JP 1917  
 James Johnson, JP 1918  Knighted in 1918. Appointed a member of HM Privy Council in Ireland in 1919.
 John C White 1919  Appointed a member of HM Privy Council in 1919
 William Frederick Coates, DL 1920  Created Baronet of the UK in 1921
Sir William Coates, Bart, DL 1921  
SIr William Coates, Bart, DL 1922  
 William George Turner 1923  Knighted in 1924
 Sir William Turner 1924  
 Sir William Turner 1925  
 Sir William Turner 1926  
 Sir William Turner 1927  DL. Appointed a member of HM Privy Council.
 The Right Hon. Sir William Turner, DL 1928  
 Sir William Coates, Bart, DL 1929  
 Sir William Coates, Bart, DL 1930  
 Sir Crawford McCullagh, JP 1931  
 Sir Crawford McCullagh, DL, JP 1932  
 Sir Crawford McCullagh, DL, JP 1933  
 Sir Crawford McCullagh, DL, JP 1934  
 Sir Crawford McCullagh, DL, JP 1935  Created a Baronet of the UK in 1935
 Sir Crawford McCullagh, Bart, DL, JP 1936  
 Sir Crawford McCullagh, Bart, DL, JP 1937  
 Sir Crawford McCullagh, Bart, DL, JP 1938  
 Sir Crawford McCullagh, Bart, DL, JP 1939  
 SIr Crawford McCullagh, Bart, DL, JP 1940  
 Sir Crawford McCullagh, Bart, DL, JP 1941  
 George R Black, JP, May 22 until December 28 1942  
 The Right Hon. Sir Crawford McCullagh, Bart, DL, JP 1943  
 The Right Hon. Sir Crawford McCullagh, Bart, DL, JP 1944  
 The Right Hon. Sir Crawford McCullagh, Bart, DL, JP 1945  
 William Frederick Neill, JP, FAI, MP 1946  
 William Frederick Neill, JP, FAI, MP 1947  
 William Frederick Neill, JP, FAI, MP 1948  Knighted in 1948
 William Ernest George Johnston, BA 1949  
 William Ernest George Johnston, BA 1950  Knighted in 1951
 James Henry Norritt, JP, FCIS 1951  
 James Henry Norritt, JP, FCIS 1952  Knighted in 1953
 Percival Brown, CBE, FAI 1953  Knighted in 1953
 Sir Percival Brown, CBE, FAI 1954  
 Robert John Rolston Harcourt, JP 1955  
 Robert John Rolston Harcourt, JP 1956  Knighted in 1959
 Major William Cecil McKee, ERD 1957  
 Major William Cecil McKee, ERD 1958  Knighted in 1959
 Robert George Caldwell Kinahan, ERD, JP 1959  
 Robert George Caldwell Kinahan, ERD, JP 1960  Knighted in 1961
 Martin Kelso Wallace, JP 1961  
 Martin Kelso Wallace, JP 1962 Knighted in 1963 
 William Jenkins, JP 1963  
 William Jenkins, JP 1964  
 William Jenkins, JP 1965  
 William Duncan Geddis, JP 1966  
 William Duncan Geddis, JP 1967  
 William Duncan Geddis, JP 1968  Knighted in 1969
 Joseph Foster Cairns, JP 1969  
 Joseph Foster Cairns, JP 1970  
 Joseph Foster Cairns, JP 1971  Knighted in 1972
 William Christie, MBE, JP, ODAS 1972  
 William Christie, MBE, JP, ODAS 1973  
 William Christie, MBE, JP, ODAS 1974  Knighted in 1975
 Miles Humphreys 1975  
 Miles Humphreys 1976  
 James Stewart 1977  
 David Cook 1978  
 William Bell 1979  
 John Carson 1980  
 Grace Bannister 1981  
 Thomas William Sanderson Patton 1982  
 Councillor A Ferguson 1983  
 Councillor A Ferguson 1984  
 Alderman John Carson 1985  
 Alderman Sammy Wilson 1986  
 Alderman John J D Gilmore 1987  
 Councillor Nigel A Dodds 1988  
 Councillor Reginald Empey 1989  
 Councillor Fred Cobain 1990  
 Councillor Nigel A Dodds 1991  
 Councillor Herbert Ditty 1992  
 Councillor Reginald Empey 1993  
 Councillor Hugh Smyth 1994  
 Councillor Eric Smyth 1995  
 Councillor Ian Adamson 1996  
 Councillor Alban Maginness 1997  
 Councillor David Alderdice 1998  
 Councillor Robert Stoker 1999  
 Councillor Sammy Wilson MLA 2000  
 Councillor Jim Rodgers 2001  
 Councillor Alex Maskey MLA 2002  
 Councillor Martin Morgan 2003  
 Councillor Tom Ekin 2004  
 Councillor Wallace Browne 2005  
 Councillor Pat McCarthy 2006  
 Councillor Jim Rogers 2007  
 Councillor Tom Hartley 2008  
 Councillor Naomi Long 2009  
 Councillor Pat Convery 2010  
 Councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile 2011  
 Alderman Gavin Robinson 2012  
 Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir 2013
 
 Councillor Nichola Mallon 2014  
 Councillor Arder Carson  2015   

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