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The High Sheriff is the oldest secular office under the Crown. Formerly the High Sheriff was the principal law enforcement officer in the county but over the centuries most of the responsibilities associated with the post have been transferred elsewhere or are now defunct, so that its functions are now largely ceremonial. The High Sheriff changes every March.

1184: Gilbert Pipehard 1189: Richard de Pierpoint 1199: Liulphus

1200–1499[edit source] 1200: Lidulph de Croxton[1] 1204: Lidulph de Twelmlow[1] 1230: Richard de Sandbach[1] 1233: Richard de Sandbach[1] 10 July 1237: John de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln 1239: Richard de Wrenbury 6 December 1240: John Extraneus 1244: Richard de Wibunbury[1] 1268: Jordan de Peulesdon 1270–1274: Reginald de Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Wilton[2] 16 October 1274: Joscelin de Badlesmere 1284–1287: Robert le Grosvenor (d. 1293)[1] Michaelmas 1287: William de Praers 1292: David de Malpas 1295–1296: Philip de Malpas (de Egerton)[3] Michaelmas 1296: William de Praers Michaelmas 1299: William de Praers Michaelmas 1301: Robert de Bresci 29 September 1306: Richard de Fouleshurst 1307: Robert le Grosvenor 1308: Richard de Fouleshurst[1] 1309: Philip de Egerton[3] 1310: Richard de Witeleye 1312: David de Egerton[3] 1319: William de Modburlegh 17 December 1326: John de Wrennebury 29 November 1328: Oliver de Ingham 1332: William de Praers 1334: David de Egerton[3] 30 September 1335: Adam le Parker 29 September 1336: Henry de Ferrers 30 September 1341: Randal de Oldington Michaelmas 1342: Robert de Buckylegh Michaelmas 1347: Nicholas de Riggelegh 25 June 1348: Sir James de Audley 1349: Sir William Preaus [4] Michaelmas 1350: Thomas Danyers 19 August 1353: Thomas de Dotton 30 September 1359: Thomas le Yonge Michaelmas 1361: Richard de Whitelegh 30 June 1367: John de Scolehall Michaelmas 1370: Sir Lawrence de Dutton 1375–1377: Richard de la Legh 27 October 1377: Hugh Venables, of Kinderton 18 February 1383: Sir Nicholas de Vernon 1384: Thomas del Wood 1385: Hugh, Earl of Stafford 1386: Richard Venables 1388: John Massy 1389: Robert le Grosvenor of Eaton 1393: Sir Robert de Legh [5] 1394: Robert le Grosvenor 1398: Sir Robert de Legh[5] 1399–1400: John Massy of Puddingtom 1401: Henry Ravenscroft 1403-6: John Mainwaring of Over-Peover[6] 1409: William Bruerton of Bruerton 1412: Laurence Merbury 1418–1422: John Legh, of Norbury Booths 1423: Hugh Dutton of Dutton 1426: Richard Warburton of Arley 1429: Ranulph Brereton of Brereton 1437: John Troutbeck 1438-1450: Sir Robert Booth of Dunham 1450–1463: Sir William Booth (son of Robert) 1463–1466: William Stanley of Hooton (died 1466) 1466–1489: Sir William Stanley 1489–1495: William Stanley (son of Sir William) Thomas Stanley 1495: John Warburton

1500–1599[edit source]

1 September 1502: Sir John Warburton 4 April 1504: Sir John Warburton 1506: Ralph Birkenhead 19 July 1508 – 1524: Sir John Warburton of Arley (for life) 8 April 1524: Thomas Warburton 24 September 1524: Sir George Holfor of Holford 20 February 1526: Sir William Stanley of Hooton 19 December 1526: William Venables of Kinderton 30 November 1527: Sir William de la Pole 19 December 1528: Thomas Fouleshurst 19 November 1529: John Done of Utkinton 1530 Peter Warburton 24 November 1531: Edward Fitton, of Gawsworth 8 December 1532: George Poulett 14 November 1537: Sir Henry Delves of Doddington [7] 28 November 1538: Sir Robert Needham, of Cranage and Shavington[1] 30 November 1539: Sir Alexander Radcliffe[1] 17 November 1540: Edmund Trafford 27 November 1541: John Holcroft 22 November 1542: Sir Peter Dutton 23 November 1543: Sir Edward Fitton of Gawsworth Old Hall[8] 1544: Sir Thomas Venables of Kinderton [9] 22 November 1545: Sir Henry Delves of Doddington [7] 23 November 1546: John Holcroft 27 November 1547: Sir Hugh Cholmondeley 3 December 1548: Sir William Brereton 12 November 1549: Thomas Aston 11 November 1550: Sir John Savage 11 November 1551: Sir Lawrence Smythe 10 November 1552: Sir William Brereton of Brereton [10] 26 August 1553: Sir Peter Legh, of Lyme Park [10] 14 November 1554: Sir Hugh Cholmondeley of Cholmondeley [10] 14 November 1555: Richard Wilbram of Woodhey [10] 13 November 1556: Sir Thomas Venables of Kinderton [10][9] 16 November 1557: Sir Philip Egerton of Egerton [10] 23 November 1558: Sir Edward Fytton [10] 9 November 1559: Sir John Savage of Rocksavage 12 November 1560: Sir Ralph Egerton of Wrinehill 8 November 1561: Sir John Warburton of Arley Hall[11] 19 November 1562: Richard Brooke of Norton Priory[2] 8 November 1563: William Massye of Podyington 9 November 1564: Sir John Savage of Rocksavage 16 November 1565: Sir Hugh Cholmondeley of Cholmondeley 18 November 1566: Sir Lawrence Smythe of Hatherton 18 November 1567: Ralph Done of Flaxyards 18 November 1568: George Calveley of Lea 12 November 1569:Sir John Savage of Rocksavage 13 November 1570: William Bothe, of Dunham 14 November 1571: Thomas Stanley 13 November 1572: Sir Hugh Cholmondeley 10 November 1573: Sir John Savage, of Rocksavage 15 November 1574: Henry Mainwaring, of Carineham 15 November 1575: Sir Roland Stanley, of Hooton 13 November 1576: John Warren, of Poynton 27 November 1577: Thomas Brooke, of Norton[2] 17 November 1578: Sir John Savage, of Rocksavage 23 November 1579: Sir Ralph Egerton, of Wrinehill 21 November 1580: Sir George Calveley, of Lea 27 November 1581: William Brereton, of Brereton 5 December 1582: Sir Peter Warburton, of Arley Hall[11] 25 November 1583: William Leversage, of Wheelock[1] 19 November 1584: Thomas Wilbraham, of Woodhey 22 November 1585: Hugh Calveley, of Lea 14 November 1586: Randle Davenport, of Henbury 4 December 1587: Thomas Legh, of Adlington 25 November 1588: Sir Hugh Cholmondeley, of Cholmondeley 24 November 1589: William Brereton, of Handford 24 November 1590: Sir John Savage, of Rocksavage 25 November 1591: Thomas Brooke, of Norton[2] 16 November 1592: Thomas Venables, of Kinderton 26 November 1593: Peter Warburton, of Arley Hall 21 November 1594: Peter Legh, of Lyme Park 29 November 1595: John Done, of Utkinton 22 November 1596: George Boothe, of Dunham Massey 15 November 1597: Edward Warren, of Poynton 28 November 1598: Thomas Holcroft, of Vale Royal 2 December 1599: Thomas Smythe, of Hatherton

1600–1699[edit source]

24 November 1600: Thomas Aston, of Aston 2 December 1601: Richard Grosvenor, of Eaton Boat 7 December 1602: Sir George Leycester, of Toft 1 December 1603: Sir William Davenport, of Bramall Hall 5 November 1604: Sir Randle Mainwaring, of Over-Peover[6] 2 February 1606: Sir Thomas Vernon, of Haslington 17 November 1606: Sir John Savage, of Rocksavage 9 November 1607: Sir Henry Bunbury, of Stanney 12 November 1608: William Brereton, of Astley 8 November 1609: Geoffrey Shakerley, of Hulme c. November 1610: Thomas Dutton, of Dutton c. November 1611: Sir William Brereton, of Brereton c. November 1612: Sir Urian Legh, of Adlington c. November 1613: Sir George Calveley, of Lea c. November 1614: Sir Richard Lee, of Lea and Darnhall 6 November 1615: Sir Richard Wilbraham, of Woodhey 12 April 1617: Sir John Davenport, of Davenport c. November 1617: Ralph Calveley, of Saighton c. November 1618: Sir Randle Mainwaring, jnr., of Over-Peover[6] c. November 1619: Sir Robert Cholmondeley, 1st Baronet, of Cholmley[2] 9 December 1620: Thomas Marbury, of Marbury 16 November 1621: Sir George Booth, 1st Baronet, of Dunham Massey c. November 1622: Sir Thomas Smith, of Hatherton c. November 1623: Sir Richard Grosvenor, 1st Baronet, of Eaton 3 December 1624: Sir Thomas Brereton, of Wolvesacre c. November 1625: Sir John Done, of Utkinton c. November 1626: John Calveley, of Saighton 7 November 1627: Sir Edward Stanley, 1st Baronet, of Bickerstaffe c. November 1628: Thomas Legh, of Adlington Hall c. November 1629: Peter Dutton, of Hatton 7 November 1630: Thomas Stanley of Alderley Park c. November 1631: Richard Brereton, of Ashley c. November 1632: Sir Edward Fitton, 2nd Baronet of Gawsworth[12] 10 November 1633: Peter Venables, of Kinderton 5 November 1634: Sir Thomas Aston, 1st Baronet, of Aston[2] c. November 1635: William Legh, of Norbury Booths 3 October 1636: Sir Thomas Delves, 1st Baronet, of Doddington[13] 30 September 1637: Thomas Cholmondeley, of Vale Royal 4 November 1638: Philip Mainwaring of Over-Peover[6] c. November 1639: Sir Thomas Powell, 1st Baronet, of Birkenhead 15 November 1640: John Bellot, of Moreton[2] 31 December 1641: Sir Hugh Calveley, of Lea c. November 1642: Thomas Legh, of Adlington 1 December 1643: Sir Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Baronet, of Eaton 30 December 1643: Sir Henry Brooke, 1st Baronet, of Norton Priory[2] 31 January 1645: Robert Tatton, of Withenshaw[14] 17 November 1647: Roger Wilbraham[15] 15 February 1649: Robert Dukinfield, of Dukinfield Hall[16] 30 October 1649: Sir John Sairle 7 November 1649: Sir Henry Delves, of Doddington[13] 7 November 1650: Edmund Jodrell 4 November 1651: John Crew, of Crewe 12 November 1652: Peter Dutton, of Hatton 10 November 1653: George Warburton, of Arley[17] c. November 1654: Philip Egerton, of Oulton 1657: Thomas Mainwaring, of Over-Peover[18] 1657–1660: John Legh, of Norbury Booths 28 June 1660: Sir Thomas Cholmondeley 5 November 1660: Thomas Cholmondeley, of Vale Royal 30 November 1661: Thomas Legh of Adlington Hall 29 November 1662: John Bellott 6 November 1663: Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 3rd Baronet 26 November 1664: Sir Thomas Delves, 3rd Baronet, of Doddington[13] 12 November 1665: Sir John Arderne[19] 7 November 1666: John Crewe 15 November 1666: Sir Richard Brooke, 2nd Baronet, of Norton Priory[2] 6 November 1667: Roger Wilbraham 6 November 1668: Sir Peter Brooke, of Mere Old Hall 11 November 1669: Roger Wilbraham of Nantwich[20] 4 November 1670: Edward (Edmund) Jodrell 9 November 1671: William Lawton 11 November 1672: Thomas Touchet 12 November 1673: Thomas Bunbury[2] November 1674: Thomas Stevens[21] 12 December 1674: Sir Robert Dukinfield, 1st Baronet, of Dukinfield Hall[16] 15 November 1675: Richard Walthal 10 November 1676: John Davies, of Manley 15 November 1677: Sir James Bradshaw 17 November 1678: Sir Peter Stanley, 2nd Baronet[22] 14 November 1678: Sir James Bradshaw 13 November 1679: Edward Legh, of Baggerley 4 November 1680: Sir Willoughby Aston, 2nd Baronet[2] 10 November 1681: Sir Peter Pindar 13 November 1682: Peter Wilbraham 12 November 1683: James Davenport 20 November 1684: Henry Davies 25 November 1686: Robert Cholmondeley 6 December 1687: Thomas Legh, of Adlington 8 November 1688: Sir Thomas Grosvenor, 3rd Baronet 18 March 1689: Sir Philip Egerton 11 April 1689: Sir Peter Warburton, 2nd Baronet 22 April 1689: Thomas Powell 15 July 1689: Roger Mainwaring, of Kirmincham 27 November 1690: Sir Willoughby Aston, 2nd Baronet[2] 14 December 1691: Peter Legh, of Booths 17 November 1692: Sir William Clegg 16 November 1693: William Davenport, of Bramall 6 December 1694: Richard Legh, of High Legh[2] 5 December 1695: Thomas Delves 16 December 1695: Charles Hurleston, of Newton 3 December 1697: William Whitmore, of Tourstanton 16 December 1697: Thomas Delves 30 December 1697: Thomas Legh, of Dernhall 22 December 1698: Thomas Delves, of Eardshaw 20 November 1699: Jonathan Brewyn 23 November 1699: Sir Henry Bunbury, 3rd Baronet, of Stanney

1700–1799[edit source]

28 November 1700: Lawrence Wright, of Mobberley 1 January 1702: John Davenport, of Woodford 3 December 1702: Sir John Chetwode, 1st Baronet, of Whitley 2 December 1703: John Baskerville, of Old Withington 21 December 1704: John Legh, of Adlington 3 December 1705: Sir Francis Leicester, 3rd Baronet, of Tabley 14 November 1706: Edmund Swettenham, of Somerford 20 November 1707: Sir Samuel Daniel, of Tabley 29 November 1708: William Domville, of Lymm 1 December 1709: Clutton Wright, of Nantwich 24 November 1710: John Ampson, of Lees 13 December 1711: Joseph Linch 10 January 1712: John Leche, of Carden 11 December 1712: Sir Thomas Cotton, 2nd Baronet, of Combermere[2] 30 November 1713: Randle Wilbraham, of Nantwich[23] 16 November 1714: Richard Walthall, of Wistaton 22 November 1715: Francis Jodrell, of Twemlow 19 November 1716: Richard Alport, of Malpas, Cheshire 5 December 1716: James Bayley, of Wistaton c. November 1717: John Bromhall, of Hough c. November 1718: Samuel Barrow, of Shepenhall c. November 1719: Sir Thomas Brooke, 3rd Baronet, of Norton[2] c. November 1720: Edmund Swetenham, of Somerford c. November 1721: George Davenport, of Calveley 18 January 1723: Sir Thomas Aston, 3rd Baronet, of Aston c. November 1723: Edward Downes, of Shrigley c. November 1724: John Parker, of Fallows c. November 1725: Richard Rutter, of Moore c. November 1726: Charles Hurleston, of Newton 16 December 1727: Peter Brooke, of Mere 18 December 1728: Robert Davis, of Manley[24] 16 January 1729: John Spencer, of Huntington 1 February 1729: Robert Davis, of Manley, Cheshire 18 December 1729: John Daniel, of Daresbury 14 December 1730: Edward Warren, of Poynton[25] 9 December 1731: William Brock of Upton[26] 14 December 1732: Jeffrey Shakerley 11 January 1733: Leigh Page, of Hawthorne 20 December 1733: Henry Bennett, of Chester[27] 4 February 1735: Trafford Barnston, of Churton[28] 18 December 1735: William Dodd, of Edge 19 January 1737: Thomas Booth, of Twemlow[1] 12 January 1738: William Tatton, of Withenshaw[29] 21 December 1738: Robert Hide, of Cattenhall 27 December 1739: John Spencer, of Huntington[30] 7 February 1740: Sir John Byrne, 3rd Baronet, of Stanthorne[2] 24 December 1740: William Cheshire, of Halton[31] 31 December 1741: Peter Legh, of Calverly[32] 16 December 1742: Philip Egerton, of Oulton[33] 5 January 1744: Sir Peter Warburton, 4th Baronet, of Arley[34] 7 February 1745: Thomas Starkey, of Wrenbury 7 March 1745: Thomas Hall, of Armitage Hall[1] 16 January 1746: Ralph Leycester, of Toft Hall[35] 15 January 1747: Charles Legh, of Adlington 14 January 1748: Samuel Jervis, of Chester 10 February 1748: Edward Green, of Poulton 11 January 1749: George Leigh of Oughtrington[2] 17 January 1750: James Croxton, of Guilden Sutton 6 December 1750: Sir William Dukinfield-Daniel, 3rd Baronet, of Dukinfield Hall[16] 14 January 1752: Sir Richard Brooke, 4th Baronet, of Norton[2] 7 February 1753: John Leche, of Carden[36] 31 January 1754: Robert Lawton, of Lawton[37] 29 January 1755: Thomas Slaughter, of Newton[38] 27 January 1756: Thomas Prescot, of Overton[39] 4 February 1757: William Robinson, of Whatcroft[40] 27 January 1758: John Egerton, of Broxton[41] 2 February 1759: Samuel Harrison, of Cranage[1] 1 February 1760: Sir Peter Leicester, 4th Baronet, of Tabley 28 January 1761: John Houghton, of Baghill 16 February 1761: John Arderne, of Arderne 15 February 1762: Hon. Richard Barry, of Marbury 4 February 1763: John Alsager, of Alsager 10 February 1764: John Crewe of Crewe[2] 1 February 1765: Hon. John Smith Barry, of Belmont 17 February 1766: Peter Brooke, of Mere Old Hall 13 February 1767: Sir Lister Holte, 5th Baronet, of Brereton 15 January 1768: Henry Hervey Aston, of Aston 27 January 1769: Philip Egerton, of Oulton 9 February 1770: Sir Robert Cunliffe, 2nd Baronet, of Saighton 6 February 1771: John Crewe, of Bolsworth 17 February 1772: Sir Henry Mainwaring, 4th Baronet, of Over-Peover 8 February 1773: George Wilbraham, of Townshend 7 February 1774: William Leche, of Carden 6 February 1775: Thomas Patten, of Buerton 5 February 1776: John Astley, of Duckenfield 31 January 1777: Peter Kyffin Heron, of Moore 28 January 1778: William Tatton, jnr., of Withenshaw 1 February 1779: John Bower-Jodrell, of Yeardsley 2 February 1780: Samuel Barrow, of Sheppenhall 5 February 1781: William Davenport, of Bramall 1 February 1782: Sir Peter Warburton, 5th Baronet, of Warburton 10 February 1783: Davis Davenport, of Capesthorne 9 February 1784: Thomas Willis, of Swettenham 7 February 1785: Hon. Wilbraham Tollemache, of Woodhey 13 February 1786: Henry Cornwall Legh, of High Legh[2] 12 February 1787: Sir Richard Brooke, 5th Baronet, of Norton[2] 8 February 1788: John Glegg, of Withington 29 April 1789: Sir John Chetwode, 4th Baronet, of Agden[42] 29 January 1790: John Arden, of Arden 4 February 1791: Charles Watkin John Shakerley, of Somerford Park, Cheshire 3 February 1792: Thomas Cholmondeley of Vale Royal[2] 6 February 1793: John Egerton, of Oulton 3 February 1794: Domville Poole, of Lymme 11 February 1795: James Hugh Smith Barry, of Marbury 5 February 1796: Hon. Booth Grey, of Wincham 1 February 1797: John Leche, of Stretton 1 March 1797: Thomas Langford Brooke, of Mere Old Hall 7 February 1798: Robert Hibbert, of Birtles 1 February 1799: Joseph Green, of Poulton Lancelyn

1800–1899[edit source]

5 February 1800: Roger Barnston, of Churton 11 February 1801: William Rigby, of Oldfield 17 March 1801: John Scott Waring, of Ince 3 February 1802: Lawrence Wright, of Mottram St. Andrew 3 February 1803: John Feilden, of Mollington Hall 1 February 1804: Sir John Fleming Leicester, 5th Baronet, of Nether Tabley 6 February 1805: George John Legh, of High Legh[2] 1 February 1806: Francis Duckinfield Astley, of Duckinfield 7 February 1806: Sir Henry Mainwaring, 1st Baronet, of Over-Peover 4 February 1807: Francis Duckinfield Astley, of Duckinfield 3 February 1808: Charles Trelawney Brereton, of Shotwick Park[43] 24 February 1808: Robert Barnford, of Upton[44] 16 March 1808: William Egerton of Tatton Park[45] 6 February 1809: Thomas William Tatton, of Withenshaw 31 January 1810: Robert Viner, of Bidston 21 February 1810: Thomas Brook of Church Minshull[46] 8 February 1811: Booth Grey, of Ashton Heys 24 January 1812: Edmund Yates, of Ince 10 February 1813: Francis Bower-Jodrell, of Henbury Hall 4 February 1814: John Baskervyle Glegg, of Gayton 13 February 1815: John Isherwood, of Marple 12 February 1816: Samuel Aldersey, of Aldersey 12 February 1817: Sir Richard Brooke, 6th Baronet, of Norton Priory[2] 24 January 1818: Henry Charles Aston, of Aston 10 February 1819: John Smith Barry, of Marbury 12 February 1820: James France France, of Bostock 6 February 1821: Thomas Wilson, of Llandican[47] 4 February 1822: Charles Wicksted, of Baddeley[48] 31 January 1823: James White, of Sutton in Wirral 13 January 1824: Peter Langford Brooke, of Mere 2 February 1825: John Smith Daintry, of Sutton 9 February 1825: John Daintry, of North Rode 30 January 1826: William Turner of Pott Shrigley 5 February 1827: Peter Legh, of Norbury Booths 13 February 1828: William Massey, of Moston 11 February 1829: Lawrence Armitstead, of Cranage 2 February 1830: George Walmsley, of Bolesworth Castle[49] 31 January 1831: Sir Thomas Stanley-Massey-Stanley, 9th Baronet, of Hooton[50] 6 February 1832: John Hurleston Leche, of Carden[51][52] 1833: Rowland Eyles Egerton Warburton, of Arley[53] 1834: William Astley, of Dukinfield Lodge was initially named,[54] but was replaced by Gibbs Craufurd Antrobus, of Eaton[55] 1835: Joseph Leigh, of Belmont Hall, was initially named[56] but was replaced by James Heath Leigh, of Grappenhall Lodge, his son.[57] 1836: Egerton Leigh, of High Legh [58] 1837: Charles Peter Shakerley, of Somerford Park, Cheshire[59] 1838: George Cornwall Legh, of High Legh[60] 1839: Thomas Hibbert, of Birtles[61] 1840: John Tollemache, of Tilstone Lodge[62] 1841: John Ryle, of Henbury Hall[63] 1842: Edward Davies Davenport, of Capesthorne[64] 1843: John Dixon, of Astle[65] 1844: George Wilbraham, of Delamere House[66][67] 1845: Sir William Thomas Stanley Massey Stanley, Bt, of Hooton[68] 1846: James Hugh Smith Barry, of Marbury Hall[69] 1847: Ralph Gerard Leycester, of Toft Hall[70] 1848: Henry Brooke, of the Grange[71] 1849: Thomas William Tatton, of Withenshaw[72] 1850: Sir Arthur Ingram Aston GCB, of Aston[73] 1851: Thomas Marsland, of Henbury Hall[74] 1852: George Holland Ackers, of Mereton[75] 1853: John Hurleston Leche, of Carden[76] 1854: Francis Duckinfield Palmer Astley, of Duckinfield[77] 1855: John Chapman, of Hill-End, Mottram in Longdendale[78] 1856: Richard Christopher Naylor, of Hooton Hall[79] 1857: William Atkinson, of Ashton Hayes, near Kelsall[80] 1858: George Fortescue Wilbraham, of Delamere House, near Northwich[81] 1859: Arthur Henry Davenport, of Capesthorne Hall[82] 1860: Clement Swetenham, of Somerford Booths Hall, near Congleton[83] 1861: Edward Holt Glegg, of Backford Hall[84] 1862: Thomas Aldersey, of Aldersey Hall[85] 1863: Sir Charles Watkin Shakerley, 2nd Baronet, of Somerford Park, Cheshire[86] 1864: John Ralph Shaw, of Arrowe Park, Birkenhead[87] 1865: Wilbraham Spencer Tollemache, of Dorfold Hall[88] 1866: Robert Barbour, of Bolesworth Castle[89] 1867: Thomas Henry Lyon, of Appleton Hall, near Warrington[90] 1868: John Coutts Antrobus, of Eaton Hall, Congleton[91] 1869: Samuel Woodhouse, of Norley Hall, Frodsham[92] 1870: Sir Richard Brooke, 7th Baronet, of Norton Priory, Halton, Runcorn[93] 1871: George Baillie-Hamilton-Arden, 11th Earl of Haddington, of Eaton Bank[94] 1872: Egerton Leigh, of Jodrell Hall[95] 1873: Gilbert Greenall, of Walton Hall[96] 1874: Sir Edward William Watkin, of Rose Hill[97] 1875: Richard Barton, of Caldy Manor, Birkenhead[98] 1876: John Baskervyle Glegg, of Withington Hall, Chelford[99] 1877: Thomas Unett Brocklehurst, of Henbury Hall[100] 1878: Philip Stapleton Humberston, of Glan-y-wern, near Denbigh[101] 1879: Charles Hosken France-Hayhurst, of Bostock Hall, Middlewich[102] 1880: Cudworth Halsted Poole, of Marbury, Whitchurch[103] 1881: George Dixon, of Astle Hall, Chelford[104] 1882: Egerton Leigh, of West Hall, High Legh, Knutsford[105] 1883: Arthur Hugh Smith Barry, of Marbury, Northwich[106] 1884: Colonel Henry Martin Cornwall Legh, of High Legh, Knutsford[107] 1885: Colonel Hugh Robert Hibbert, of Birtles Hall, near Chelford[108] 1886: Francis Dicken Brocklehurst, of Hare Hill, Macclesfield[109] 1887: James Tomkinson, of Willington Hall, Tarporley[110] 1888: Baron William Henry Von Schröder[111] 1889: James Jardine[112] 1890: George Barbour[113] 1891: Christopher Kay[114] 1892: Thomas Henry Ismay[115] 1893: Robert Charles de Grey Viner[116] 1894: Frederic James Harrison[117] 1895: Hugh Lyle Smyth[118] 1896: Ralph Brocklebank[119] 1897: William Henry Verdin[120] 1898: Richard Hobson[121] 1899: Thomas Hardcastle Sykes[122]

1900–1999[edit source]

1900: Benjamin Chaffers Roberts[123] 1901: Thomas Brocklebank[124] 1902: John Sutherland Harmood Banner[125] 1903: Thomas Bland Royden[126] 1904: George Littleton Dewhurst[127] 1905: Arthur Hornby Lewis[128] 1906: William Watson[129] 1907: Sir Gilbert Greenall, 2nd Baronet[130] 1908: Sir William Pollitt[131] 1909: Herbert Wheeler Hind[132] 1910: Francis Aylmer Frost[133] 1911: John Brooks Close-Brooks[134] 1912: Joseph Battersby Duckworth[135] 1913: Alfred Watkin[136] 1914: Robert Walter Douglas Phillips Brocklehurst[137] 1915: Frederick Hynde Fox[138] 1916: Frederick William Wignall[139] 1917: Thomas Royden[140] 1918: James Edgar Dennis[141] 1919: Sir Kenneth Irwin Crossley, Bt.[142] 1920: Sir Percy Elly Bates, Bt.[143] 1921: Captain Cuthbert Leicester-Warren[144] 1922: John Graham Peel[145] 1923: The Honorable William Lever[146] 1924: Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Lyon[147] 1925: Major Robert Barbour[148] 1926: Sir John Herbert Vernon, Bt.[149] 1927: Major Charles William Tomkinson[150] 1928: Major Philip Durning Holt[151] 1929: Captain William Hosken France-Hayhurst[152] 1930: Frank Brocklehurst[153] 1931: Edward Peter Jones[154] 1932: William Gavin Clegg[155] 1933: Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Norman Harrison Verdin[156] 1934: Major Arthur Harold Bibby DSO[157] 1935: Sir William Rylands[158] 1936: Robert Henry Grenville Tatton[159] 1937: Sir Robert Noton Barclay[160] 1938: Major Walter Wynnefield Higgin[161] 1939: Charles Legh Shuldham Cornwall-Legh[162] 1940: Sir Robert Abraham Burrows[163] 1941: Philip Reginald le Belward Egerton[164] 1942: Edward Howard Brocklehurst[165] 1943: Duncan Thomas Norman MC[166] 1944: Brevet Colonel James Geoffrey Bryden Beazley MC TD[167] 1945: Colonel Harry Johnson DSO TD[168] 1946: Major Hugh Kelsall Frost[169] 1947: Colonel Benjamin William Heaton MC[170] 1948: Edgar Rennie Bowring[171] 1949: Brevet Colonel George Bentham Leathart Rae DSO TD[172] 1950: Thomas Humphrey Naylor of the Grange[173] 1951: Humphrey Bagnall Vernon MC of Forest Lodge, Bracknell[174] 1952: Captain Oscar Dunstan Winterbottom of Tilston House[175] 1953: Randle John Baker Wilbraham of Rode Hall[176] 1954: Colonel Laurence Millington Synge TD of the Old Rectory[177] 1955: Hugh Rupert Granger of Littleton Hall[178] 1956: Alexander Ludovic Grant TD of Marbury Hall[179] 1957: Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Douglas Fergusson Phillips Brocklehurst of Hare Hill[180] 1958: Major Vere Arbuthnot Arnold MC TD of Ardmore[181] 1959: Col. Gerald Hugh Grosvenor DSO of Saighton Grange[182] 1960: Lieutenant-Colonel Ronald Henry Antrobus MC[183] 1961: Lieutenant-Colonel David Mayhew Bateson DSO TD[183] 1962: Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Leslie Orme OBE TD[184] 1963: Major John Neville Davies-Colley MC[185] 1964: Colonel Geoffrey Vardon Churton MBE MC TD[186] 1965: Lieutenant-Colonel John Leighton Byrne Leicester-Warren TD[187] 1966: Brevet Colonel Ronald Prinsep Langford-Brooke TD[188] of Mere Old Hall 1967: Richard Jeffery Lockett CBE[189] 1968: Francis Moore Dutton[190] 1969: Colonel Sir William Loris Mather OBE MC TD[191] 1970: Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Ernald Sparrow MC TD[192] 1971: Joseph Charlton Taylor TD[193] 1972: Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander James Watkin Grubb[194] 1973: George Henry Kenyon[195] 1974: Lieutenant-Colonel John Aylmer Christie-Miller CBE TD[196] 1975: Lieutenant-Colonel James Malcolm Harrison TD[197] 1976: Cecil Charlton Taylor[198] 1977: Anthony Kirk Wolley Dod[199] 1978: Ewart Agnew Boddington[200] 1979: John Kemp Barlow[201] 1980: John Meredith Temple, of Picton Gorse[202] 1981: Commander Richard Tan Gilchrist, MBE VRD RNR (Rtd)[203] 1982: Robert John Posnett[204] 1983: William Arthur Bromley-Davenport, of The Kennels[205] 1984: Richard Charles Roundell[206] 1985: Robert Donald Wilson[207] 1986: Peter James Brocklehurst[208] 1987: Anthony George Barbour[209] 1988: Sebastian Basil Joseph Ziani de Ferranti[210] 1989: Jeffrey Bannerman Lockett[211] 1990: David Maurice Stern[212] 1991: Sir Richard Baker-Wilbraham, Bt.[213] 1992: Hon. Peter Gilbert Greenall[214] 1993: Hon. Richard Henry Cornwall-Legh[215] 1994: Robert James McAlpine[216] 1995: John Michael Pickering[217] 1996: Sir Antony Richard Pilkington[218] 1997: Edward Simon Tudor-Evans[219] 1998: Michael Anthony Tudor Trevor-Barnston[220] 1999: Miles David Astley Clarke[221]

2000 to date[edit source] 2000: Simon Chantler[222] 2001: Anthony William Assheton Spiegelberg TD[223] 2002: John Anthony Edward Relf Richards[224] 2003: Mrs Diana Mary McConnell CBE[225] 2004: Simon Patrick Sherrard[226] 2005: Mrs Carolin Mary Paton-Smith[227] 2006: David Briggs MBE[228][229] 2007: Nicholas Walter Bromley-Davenport[230] 2008: Alastair Maxwell Stoddard[231] 2009: William Gordon Fergusson[232] 2010: Diana Caroline Barbour, of Bolesworth Castle[233] 2011: John Lea, of Crewe[234] 2012: William G.R. Lees-Jones[235]

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