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.
- Wikipedia link: List of High Sheriffs of Lincolnshire
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To start us off:
- 1199: Robert de Tatteshall
- 1216: Nicholaa de la Haye (a woman) was appointed jointly with Philip Marc
- 1380: Thomas Thimelby of Poolham
- 1395: John Skipwith of Ormesby
- 1459: William Skipwith of Ormesbury
- 1469: Thomas Burgh, 1st Baron Burgh