The Roll of Freemen of Portsmouth 1573-1928

A List of the Honorary Members of the Corporation of Portsmouth, from 1835 - 1928
Peers, Nobles and others, being Burgesses
[Information derived from "Roll of Freemen of the Borough of Portsmouth" published by WH Barrell Ltd.] These Freemen were created after the Municipal Corporations Act was passed in 1835. The record for the period 1835-1894 is not available.


Rendered great service to the Borough in
connection with the winding up of the
Portsea Island Building Society.
Served through the Indian Mutiny, 1857-8,
receiving V.C. ; was employed on
service with expedition against tribes
on N.W. Frontier of India, 1863 ;
served in Abyssinian campaign, 1868 ;
commanded the Koorum Field Force
from commencement of Afghan war in
1878, and received thanks of both
Houses of Parliament and K.C.B. ;
commanded Cabul Field Force, 1877 ;
commanded the Cabul-Candahar Field
Force, 1880, and again received thanks
of both Houses of Parliament, also
medal with four clasps and bronze
decoration ; nominated G.C.B. and
created Baronet for services in India ;
commanded Forces in Burmah in 1886.
Entered Town Council 1857 ; was Mayor
1870 and 1871 ; joined School Board
1870, and served for 21 years ; appointed
a Justice of Peace, 1872 ; a Governor of
Grammar School ; Elected Member of
Parliament 1892 and 1895. Received honour
of Knighthood on the 1st January, 1895.
Joined 6th Dragoons in 1843, served
through the Crimea ; whilst serving in India
spent 10,000 to aid the Soldiers' Families ;
represented South Hants in Parliament
for 15 years ; has allowed public
use of his Leigh Park Estate for 20 years.
Entered Town Council 1868 ; was Mayor
1875-6, 1880, 1882 and 1890. Received
honour of Knighthood in 1890 ;
appointed a Justice of the Peace 1878.
Entered Town Council 1876 ; was Mayor
1891-2, 1898-9, 1910-11, 1911-12 ;
appointed a Justice of Peace 1892.
Received honour of Knighthood 1911.
Third Son of Queen Victoria ; Lieutenant
Governor of Portsmouth (the last to
hold this appointment).
Entered Borough Council 1892 ; elected
Alderman 1911 ; was Mayor 1907-08, 1922-23 ;
appointed Justice of the Peace, 1915.
Prime Minister 1916-1922.
Lord - Lieutenant of Hampshire.
Eminent services to the Nation and the great interest taken in
the welfare of Portsmouth.
H.M. Secretary of State for Home
Affairs, 1924-1929. Great public
services, and particularly of his
good offices in the raising of
Portsmouth to the dignity of a city.
For eminent services to Portsmouth.
Elected Councillor 1920. Mayor
of the Borough 1924-1926. Mayor
of the City 1926-1928. First Lord
Mayor 1928. Former Member of
Parliament for Central Portsmouth.
For eminent services to Portsmouth.
Elected Councillor 1894. Alderman
1917. Mayor 1899-1900, 1916-1918.
Received honour of Knighthood 1918.

Name &c.
The Right Honorable Edward
  Baron Macnaghten
Field Marshal Lord Roberts, V.C.,
K.P., G.C.B., G.C.S.L, G.C.I.E.
Sir John Baker, J.P.
Sir Frederick Fitzwygram, Bart.
Alderman Sir William Pink, K.L.H., J.P.
Alderman Sir Tom Scott Foster, J.P.
Field-Marshal, His Royal Highness
  The Duke of Connaught and
  Strathearn, K.G.
Alderman F. G. Foster, J.P.
The Right Honorable David Lloyd George, O.M., M.P.
His Royal Highness the Prince of
Wales, K.G.
Major General the Right Honourable
J. E. B. Seely, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
The Right Honourable Sir William
  Joynson-Hicks, Bart. - afterwards
  Viscount Brentford.
Councillor Frank John Privett,
  Justice of the Peace.
Alderman Sir Harold Rufus Pink,
  Justice of the Peace.