Mayors and vicars of Bayonne (1313-1451)
The following list is of the mayors, except when the title of vicar is indicated. A vicar of Bayonne was a mayor of Bayonne who was not designated by the seneschal of Gascony according to usual process. A governor of Bayonne was someone acting as mayor on behalf of an appointed mayor. The election of a new mayor normally took place in April of each year. The following list is largely derived from Balasque, J. and Dulaurens, É, Études historiques sur la ville de Bayonne, vol. 3, (Bayonne, 1875), 623-30, based on original documents mentioned there, and also from evidence from the Gascon rolls.
Per-Sans de Jatxou (1 April 1313-1314)
The selection was apparently disputed and not properly instituted (RG IV, no. 1177, p.330). It is possible that the office was taken into the king’s hands as a result (RG IV, no. 1282, p.361).
Lop-Bergunh de Bordeaux, or in Gascon Bordèu (6 Nov. 1314-1317)
Apparently granted the office after a period when the office had been in the king’s hands (RG IV, no. 1282, p.361). The office was clearly considered to be still in the king’s hands, for an enhancement of the grant made to Bordeaux, was made on 8 October 1317 (RG IV, no. 1706, p.497).
No information for 1318.
Laurens de Bielle, first appointment (1318-1320)
A grant of the office was made to Bielle on 20 November 1318 (entry 337 in C 61/32).
Bernat de Bielle, first appointment (1320-1321)
Ramon-Johan de Bielle (1321-1322)
Laurens de Bielle, second appointment (1322-1323)
Johan Dardy, first appointment (1323-1324)
Bernat de Bielle, second appointment (1324-1325)
Laurens de Bielle, third appointment (1325-1326)
Johan Dardy, second appointment (1326-1327)
No information for 1327.
Laurens de Bielle, fourth appointment (1328-1329)
Bernat de Bielle, third appointment (1329-1330)
Arnaut-Sans Duluc, lord of Berriotz (in com. Arcangues, c. Ustaritz, arr. Bayonne) (1330-1331)
Ramon de Bordeaux, or in Gascon Bordèu (1331-1332)
Johan de Fargues (1332-1333)
Johan Dardy, third appointment (1333-1334)
Bidau de Castet (1334-1335)
Bertholomiu de Bielle (1335-1336)
Guilhem-Arnaut de Bielle (1336-1337)
Pey de Poyanne (or in the Gascon of Bayonne Pès) (1337-1338)
Saubat Duviella (1338-1339)
Perramon Dardy, first appointment (1339-1340)
Pélegrin Duyre (1340-1341)
Pey (or Pès) de Poyanne, second appointment (1341-1343: vicar of Bayonne from 1341 to April 1343, mayor of Bayonne from April 1343 to December 1343)
Pey (or Pès) de Bielle, first appointment (1344-1345: vicar of Bayonne from January 1344 to April 1344, then mayor from April 1344 to 1345)
Pey (or Pès) Duputs, first appointment (1345-1346)
The selection of Duputs was confirmed by the king, the other candidates being Perramon Dardy and Arnaut de Bordeaux, his fellow citizens (entry 48 in C 61/57).
Pey (or Pès) de Bielle, second appointment (1346-1348)
Arnaut Duviella (1348-1349)
Guilhem-Arnaut Duviella, first appointment (1349-1350)
No information for 1350 and 1351.
Johan d’Arribère, or d’Arribeyre (1352-1353)
Pélegrin de Bielle, first appointment (1353-1354)
Pey (or Pès) de Bielle, third appointment (1354-1355)
Pey Duputs (or Pès), second appointment (1355-1356)
Guilhem-Arnaut Duviella, second appointment (1356-1357)
Perramon Duluc, first appointment (1357-1359)
Pélegrin de Bielle, second appointment (1359-1360)
Perramon Dardy, second appointment (1360-1361)
Perramon Duluc, second appointment (1361-1362: vicar of Bayonne)
Sans d’Arribère, or d’Arribeyre, first time (1362-1363: vicar of Bayonne)
Guilhem-Arnaut Duviella, third appointment (1363-1364)
Johan de Taller (1364-1365)
Saubat de Mente, first appointment (1365-1366)
Bidau de Saint-Jean, or in Gascon Sent-Johan (1366-1367)
Guilhem-Arnaut Duviella, fourth appointment (1367-1368)
No information from 1369 to 1371.
Miquèu de Poyanne (1371-1373)
Jacmes de Lesbay, first appointment (1373-1374)
No information for 1374.
Sans (or Sanssinon) d’Arribère, or d’Arribeyre, second appointment (1375-1376)
Bernat des Cassous, first appointment (1376-1377)
Saubat de Mente, second appointment (1377-1378)
Jacmes de Lesbay, second appointment (1378-1379)
No information for 1379.
Sans (or Sanssinon) d’Arribère, or d’Arribeyre, third appointment (1380-1381)
Pey (or Pès) de Bégougne (Gascon form of Begoña, now a suburb of Bilbao) (1381-1382)
Pey (or Pès) de Bielle, first appointment (1382-1383)
Jacmes de Lesbay, third appointment (1383-1384)
Bertholomiu de Lesbay, first appointment (1384-1385)
Sans (or Sanssinon) d’Arribère, or d’Arribeyre, fourth appointment (1385-1386)
No information for 1386-7.
Pey (or Pès) de Bielle, second appointment (1387-1388)
Jacmes de Lesbay, fourth appointment (1388-1389)
Bernat des Cassous, second appointment (1389-1390)
Bertholomiu de Lesbay, second appointment (1390-1391)
Pélegrin Duviella (1391-1392)
By December 1392 Duviella was out of office. He had been appointed in an irregular fashion, the king having nominated over the usual election process. However, he was allegedly illegally removed from his office of mayor, and according to Duviella's complaint, the community replaced him with Bidau de Saint-Jean. Duviella's complaints, if true, suggest that he was the victim of factional infighting in Bayonne, with his goods and property being seized (entry 22 in C 61/103).
Bertholomiu de Lesbay, third appointment (1392)
Bidau de Saint-Jean, in Gascon ‘de Sent-Johan’, first appointment (1392-1393: vicar of Bayonne)
Pey (or Pès) de Bielle, third appointment (1393-1394: vicar of Bayonne)
Johan de Loubart, first appointment (1394-1395: vicar of Bayonne)
Pey (or Pès) de Bielle, fourth appointment (1395-1396: vicar of Bayonne)
Sans (or Sanssinon) d’Arribère, or d’Arribeyre, fifth appointment (1396-1397: vicar of Bayonne)
Johan de Loubart, second appointment (1397-1398: vicar of Bayonne)
Bidau de Saint-Jean, in Gascon ‘de Sent Johan’, second appointment (1398-1399: vicar of Bayonne)
Johan de Loubart, third appointment (1399-1400)
No information for 1400.
Bernat de Peré (1401-1402)
Bernat d’Arribère, or d’Arribeyre (1402-1403)
Saubat de Mente (1403-1404)
Bernat des Cassous (1404-1405)
No information for 1405.
Perramon de Bégougne (1406-1407)
Saubat d’Ibos (1407-1408)
No information for 1408.
Bidau de Saint-Jean, in Gascon ‘de Sent-Johan’, third appointment (1409-1410
No information from 1410 to 1414
Pey (or Pès) d’Arribère (or d’Arribeyre) (1414-1415)
Bertholomiu de Lesbay (1415-1416)
Esteben d’Arbaitz (1416-1417)
Johan de Lesbay (1417-1418)
Bidau de Saint-Jean, in Gascon de Sent-Johan, fourth appointment (1418-1419)
Bidau de Loubart (1419-1420)
Sans d’Arribère, or d’Arribeyre (1420-1421)
Pey (or Pès) de Lesbay, first time (1421-1422: vicar of Bayonne)
No information from 1422 to 1424.
Johan d’Arribère (or d’Arribeyre) (1424-1425)
Pey (or Pès) de Lesbay, second appointment (1425-1426: vicar of Bayonne)
Bonifaci de Laduch (1426-1427)
Johan de Lesbay (1427-1428)
Jacmes de Lesbay (1428-1429: governor of Bayonne)
Thomas Burton, kt (1429-1435)
Appointed mayor by the king for ten years on 4 December 1427, but took his office only in March 1429. He died in 1435 and had as lieutenant in 1434, during an absence, Johan de Gayon, then Johan de Lesbay.
Robert de Clifton (1435-1439)
Appointed by the king on 21 December 1435. He seems to have never taken up his office. A regent of the mayoralty of Bayonne governed Bayonne. In 1438, it was Jacmes d’Arbaitz.
Saubat de Mente (1439)
Elected in April 1439, but he left this office for Philip Chetwynd who took up office on 31 October 1439.
Philip Chetwynd, kt, (1439-1443)
Laurens de Prat, lord of Luc, first appointment (1443-1445: governor of Bayonne)
Laurens du Pin (1445-1446)
Jacmes d’Arbaitz (1446-1447: mayor, then governor of Bayonne for John Astley)
John Astley (1447-1450)
Appointed mayor by the king for seven years in 1446, he took his office in 1447. Johan d’Arribère (or d’Arribeyre) was governor of Bayonne in August 1447.
Laurens de Prat, lord of Luc, second appointment (1450-1451: governor of Bayonne)