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Freemen of the Worthing Borough

A Freeman of the Borough is any person of distinction who has in the opinion of the Council, given eminent service to the Borough.

This title is honorary and does not give any special privileges or rights on the holder.

Freemen are invariably called to participate in all important Borough ceremonial occasions.

List of Freemen of the Worthing Borough by date granted


  • Lord Higgins of Worthing (7th November 1997)


  • HMS Sussex, The Sussex Division RNR [handed back 1994] (21st June 1990)


  • Her Grace Lavinia, Duchess of Norfolk CBE (21st November 1978)


  • Princess of Wales Royal Regiment (formerly Queens & Hampshire) (4th June 1959)


  • Charles Bertram Barber JP (30th April 1959)


  • Alderman Joseph Arthur Mason OBE (6th April 1956)


  • Alderman Harry Thomas Duffield (4th December 1940)
  • Alderman James Farquarson Whyte MA JP (4th December 1940)


  • John Kennedy Allerton OBE (8th April 1938)


  • Alderman James Gurney Denton (28th September 1922)


  • Andrew Carnegie LL.D (31st May 1909)


  • The Rt Hon Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher Bart CB MP (8th October 1901)


  • George Baker (12th June 1901)
  • Charles Caleb Grinstead (12th June 1901)
  • Henry William Goddard (12th June 1901)
  • Henry Ingram Hill (12th June 1901)
  • Herbert Pope (12th June 1901)
  • [Members of the 'H' (Worthing Company) 2nd VB Royal Sussex Regiment, being members of the Active Service Company of Sussex Volunteers serving in South Africa, 1900-01]


  • Edward Harrison (25th October 1894)