High Sheriff of Greater London

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The office of High Sheriff is over 1000 years old, with its establishment before the Norman Conquest. The Office of High Sheriff remained first in precedence in the counties until the reign of Edward VII when an Order in Council in 1908 gave the Lord-Lieutenant the prime office under the Crown as the Sovereign's personal representative. The High Sheriff remains the Sovereign's representative in the County for all matters relating to the Judiciary and the maintenance of law and order.

The office of High Sheriff of Greater London was created in 1965 and covers the ceremonial county of Greater London. It does not cover the City of London, which has its own two Sheriffs. It replaced the offices of High Sheriff of the County of London and High Sheriff of Middlesex which were abolished in 1965.

Coat of arms[edit]

The Office of Sheriff of Greater London was granted armorial bearings by letters patent issued by the College of Arms dated 5 December 1966. The blazon of the arms is:[1]

Gules, two seaxes in saltire argent, pommels and hilts or, between in chief a Saxon Crown or and in base a horse courant argent.

The seaxes or short notched swords came from the arms of Essex and Middlesex, the Saxon crown from those of Middlesex and the white horse from those of Kent.

Officeholders[edit]

  • 1965: Major Charles Howard Kerridge Fisher, M.C., of Acton, London W.3 [2] First High Sheriff of Greater London
  • 1966: Sir Geoffrey Cecil Ryves Eley, Kt, C.B.E., of Holland Villas Road, London[3]
  • 1967: Sir Theodore Constantine, Kt, C.B.E., of Hunters Beck, Uxbridge Road, Stanmore.[4]
  • 1968: Seymour John Louis Egerton, of Eaton Square, London S.W.1.[5]
  • 1969: Leonard John Sparke, of Bury Street, Ruislip[6]
  • 1970: Sir John Blumenfeld Elliot, Kt. of London, W.1 [7]
  • 1971: William Woolf Harris, O.B.E., of Bickenhall Mansions, Gloucester Place, W.1.[8]
  • 1972: Derrick Allix Pease, of Britten Street, S.W.3.[9]
  • 1973: Arthur Henry Edmond, of Northwood, Middlesex [10]
  • 1974: Kenneth Herbert Chapman, of Wentworth, Surrey[11]
  • 1975: Mark Baring, Esq., C.V.O., of Thurloe Square, London S.W.7.[12]
  • 1976: Alexander William Ramsay, of Caroline Place, London W.2.[13]
  • 1977: Lieut-Colonel Dennis Charles Titchener-Barrett, T.D., of Kingfisher House, Lord Napier House,Upper Mall, London W.6 [14]
  • 1978: Commodore Charles Patrick Cay Noble, C.B.E., D.S.C., V.R.D., R.N.R., of Gerald Road, London S.W.1 [15]
  • 1979: Peter Wyatt Kininmonth, of Ashley Court, Morpeth Terrace, London S.W.1 [16]
  • 1980: Christopher Anthony Prendergast[17]
  • 1981: Roy Constantine, of Grove Park Terrace, London W.4.[18]
  • 1982: Simon Birch, of Regents Park [19]
  • 1983: Ronald Thomas Stewart Macpherson CBE MC TD DL[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Briggs, Geoffrey (1971). Civic and Corporate Heraldry: A Dictionary of Impersonal Arms of England, Wales and N. Ireland. London: Heraldry Today. p. 184. ISBN 0900455217. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 43610. p. 3049. 26 March 1965.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 43921. p. 2704. 11 March 1966.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 44276. p. 3382. 28 March 1967.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 44540. p. 2667. 5 March 1968.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 44811. p. 3011. 20 March 1969.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 45070. p. 3646. 31 March 1970.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 45321. p. 2158. 12 March 1971.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 45630. p. 3654. 24 March 1971.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: no. 45941. p. 4153. 30 March 1973.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: no. 46249. p. 4007. 28 March 1974.
  12. ^ The London Gazette: no. 46524. p. 3843. 21 March 1975.
  13. ^ The London Gazette: no. 46857. p. 4337. 23 March 1976.
  14. ^ The London Gazette: no. 47171. p. 2425. 11 March 1977.
  15. ^ The London Gazette: no. 47497. p. 3663. 23 March 1978.
  16. ^ The London Gazette: no. 47795. p. 3547. 16 March 1979.
  17. ^ The London Gazette: no. 48134. p. 4412. 21 March 1980.
  18. ^ The London Gazette: no. 48563. p. 4215. 24 March 1981.
  19. ^ The London Gazette: no. 48919. p. 3495. 10 Mar 1982.
  20. ^ The London Gazette: no. 49294. pp. 3829–3830. 18 March 1983. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  21. ^ The London Gazette: no. 51281. p. 3545. 24 March 1988.
  22. ^ The London Gazette: no. 53985. p. 4274. 20 March 1995. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  23. ^ The London Gazette: no. 54345. p. 3831. 14 March 1996. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  24. ^ The London Gazette: no. 54715. p. 3621. 25 March 1997. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  25. ^ The London Gazette: no. 57230. p. 3128. 2004-03-11. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  26. ^ The London Gazette: no. 57598. p. 3762. 2005-03-29. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  27. ^ The London Gazette: no. 57921. p. 3376. 2006-03-09. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  28. ^ The London Gazette: no. 58266. p. 3313. 2007-03-07. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  29. ^ The London Gazette: no. 58639. p. 3947. 2008-03-13. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  30. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59011. p. 4924. 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  31. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59364. p. 4708. 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  32. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59729. p. 4995. 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  33. ^ The London Gazette: no. 60087. p. 5223. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  34. ^ The London Gazette: no. 60447. p. 5102. 14 March 2013.
  35. ^ "Appointment of Sheriffs". London Gazette. 5 March 2014.