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  • High Sheriff

    High Sheriff No profiles, please; add High Sheriffs to the Shrievality project listed below. If no project exists for the shrievality, it would be much appreciated if you create it, and link to the index list (below), as well as as a "related" project to this "umbrella." Description From Wikipedia retrieved September 2016: A High Sheriff is a ceremonial officer for each shrieval count...

  • High Sheriff of Cornwall

    The right to choose High Sheriffs each year is vested in the Duchy of Cornwall, rather than the Privy Council, chaired by the Sovereign, which chooses the Sheriffs of all other English counties, other than those in the Duchy of Lancaster. This right came from the Earldom of Cornwall. In the time of Earls Richard and Edmund, the steward or seneschal of Cornwall was often also the sheriff. This...

  • High Sheriff of Lancashire

    This Project documents associated Geni profiles for the office of High Sheriff of Lancaster . Period covered is 1284-1850. This project is on History Link Overview The High Sheriff of Lancashire is an ancient officer, now largely ceremonial, granted to Lancashire, a county in North West England High Shrievalties are the oldest secular titles under the Crown, in England and Wales. The Hi...

  • High Sheriff of Gloucestershire

    High Sheriff of Gloucestershire The History of a High Sheriff The Office of High Sheriff is the oldest continuous secular Office under the Crown. It is at least 1,000 years old having its roots in Saxon times before the Norman Conquest when the "Shire Reeve" was responsible to the King for the maintenance of law and order within the shire, or county, and for the collection and return of tax...

  • High Sheriff of Cheshire

    This Project documents associated Geni profiles for the office of High Sheriff of Cheshire . Period covered is 1284-1850. Overview 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 n...