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High Sheriff of Lincolnshire

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  • Thorold, Sheriff of Lincoln (c.1030 - 1079)
    CURATOR'S NOTES: The question of Thorold's position in a Mercian family and his relation to the Malet family has been much discussed, with varying theories, over the years. Based upon the work of Kathe...
  • Sir Thomas Burgh, 1st Baron Burgh of Gainsborough (1431 - 1496)
    Thomas was Esquire of the Body to King Edward IV of England and by Christmas 1462, Thomas was created a Knight by the King and a Privy Councillor. Sir Thomas slowly became the King's chief man in Linco...
  • William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury (c.1176 - 1226)
    William I de Longespée of Salisbury, 3rd Earl of Salisbury (Plantagenet) -high sheriff of Lincolnshire 1216, 1217-1221 -was the illegitimate son of King Henry II with his mistress Ida de Tos...
  • Sir Henry Dymoke, 1st Baronet (1801 - 1865)
    Wikipedia contributors. " Henry Dymoke ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland 6th ed . London : ...
  • Sir William Tyrwhitt, Kt. (c.1501 - 1541)
    Sources The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets, Now Existing: Their Descents, Marriages, and Issues; Memorable Actions, Both in War, an...

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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To start us off:

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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