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High Sheriff of Lincolnshire

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  • Sir William Skipwith of Ormsby (1417 - 1482)
    William Skipwith, knight Birth: 1417 - South Ormsby, Lincolnshire, England Parents: Sir Thomas Skipwith, Margaret Willoughby Wife: Joan Mortimer, Agnes Constable Death: Before Nov 27 1482 - S...
  • Sir William Askew (c.1462 - 1509)
    Sir William Ayscoghe, Sheriff of Lincolnshire , was born 1464 in Of Stallingborough, Lincolnshire, England and died 26 Mar 1509. name spellings include: Ayscough Parents: John Ayscough, Esq. (b...

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.

We will only go up to year 1800. Please note: the Wikipedia list is incomplete.

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12th century

  • 1199: Robert de Tatteshall

13th century

  • 1216: Nicholaa de la Haye (a woman) was appointed jointly with Philip Marc

14th century

  • 1380: Thomas Thimelby of Poolham
  • 1395: John Skipwith of Ormesby

15th Century

  • 1459: William Skipwith of Ormesbury
  • 1469: Thomas Burgh, 1st Baron Burgh

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