High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

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The Office of High Sheriff of Greater Manchester is the ceremonial position of High Sheriff appointed to Greater Manchester, a metropolitan county in North West England.[1][2] The appointment is made by the British monarch, in their capacity as Duke of Lancaster, by pricking the Lites.[3] Created in 1974, the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester has the duty to "protect and assist in upholding the dignity and well being of Her Majesty's judges and to represent the Queens executive powers in respect of the administration of justice in the county".[4]

The Office of High Sheriff is normally awarded to people of stature in Greater Manchester who have significantly and positively contributed in some way to the county's community either through voluntary work or through commerce or industry.[2] The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester holds the post for one year and automatically becomes an ex officio trustee of the Greater Manchester High Sheriff's Police Trust during their year of office.[3]

In addition to the role of "Keeper of The Queens Peace in the County",[2] foremost duties include looking after the High Court judges when they are sitting in the Manchester Crown Court. However, much of the administration being undertaken by an undersheriff.[1] The post is granted in a ceremony at one of Greater Manchester's Town halls in April each year.[1][2]

List of sheriffs[edit]

Each High Sheriff begins their year in office on 1 April.

Year Sheriff
1974 Sir Neville Butterworth[5]
1976 Colonel Sir Richard Dawnay Martin-Bird [6]
1978 Kathleen Ollerenshaw[7]
1982 John Nightingale [8]
1983 Angela Fishwick [9]
1985 Col. Tom Sherman OBE VRD*[10]
1986 Col Sir John Timmins, KCVO, OBE [11]
1987 Col. Arthur Axford OBE [12]
1989 Col. William M Elder CStJ TD[13]
1990 Norman Quick of Altrincham [14]
1991 David Wilson OBE[15]
1994 Sir John Zochonis[3]
1995 Edmund Gartside [16]
1996 Mary Flora MacKinnon Firth [17]
1997 Warren J. Smith [18]
1998 John Lee, Lord Lee of Trafford [19]
1999 Norman K Stoller CBE CStJ [20]
2000 Major John Noel Abbott TD DL of Alderley Edge[21]
2001 Lady Joyce Montgomery [22] [23]
2002 Netar Mallick[24]
2003 Sue Hodgkiss[25]
2004 Robert Eric Hough[2][25]
2005 Chief Constable Sir David Wilmot[2]
2006 Alexandra Burslem[26]
2007 Michael Oglesby[27]
2008 Edith Conn[28]
2009 Christian Wewer DL[29]
2010 Anil Ruia OBE JP DL of Didsbury[30]
2011 Christine Lee-Jones [30]
2012 George Almond of Bromley Cross, Bolton [30]`
2013 Paul Griffiths DL of Lower Peover, Knutsford [31]
2014 Paul Lee DL of Stanton Avenue, Didsbury [31]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Duke of Lancaster. "Palatinate High Sheriffs". duchyoflancaster.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-04-26. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Britton, Paul (2005-04-05). "From top cop to High Sheriff". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  3. ^ a b c Greater Manchester High Sheriff's Police Trust. "Our History ...". gmhspolice-trust.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-05-05. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Michael Oglesby is unveiled as High Sheriff of Greater Manchester". bruntwood.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 46249. p. 4008. 28 March 1974.
  6. ^ London Gazette, 23 Mardh 1976
  7. ^ "Manchester Politicians, Law & Social Reformers". Manchester UK. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  8. ^ "Nightingales Solicitors". Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  9. ^ http://web.ukonline.co.uk/m.gratton/Ladies%201st%20-%20A.htm
  10. ^ http://www.manchesterlieutenancy.org/index.php?page=tom-sherman
  11. ^ http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/t/3976/John+Bradford.aspx
  12. ^ http://www.manchesterlieutenancy.org/index.php?page=rthur-axford
  13. ^ http://www.manchesterlieutenancy.org/index.php?page=william-elder
  14. ^ The London Gazette: no. 52083. p. 6797. 22 March 1990.
  15. ^ http://www.manchesterlieutenancy.org/index.php?page=david-wilson
  16. ^ http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/g/7114/Edmund+Travis.aspx
  17. ^ The London Gazette: no. 54345. p. 3832. 14 March 1996. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
  18. ^ http://www.manchesterlieutenancy.org/index.php?page=the-lord-lieutenant
  19. ^ http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/john-lee/54153
  20. ^ http://www.manchesterlieutenancy.org/index.php?page=norman-stoller
  21. ^ The London Gazette: no. 55792. p. 2988. 16 March 2000.
  22. ^ http://www.agreatermanchester.org/live/hspt.nsf/WebPages/0C8AC42EA29627F280257585005D4C58?OpenDocument
  23. ^ "Lady Joyce Montgomery DL". 
  24. ^ "Professor Sir Netar Mallick DL FRCP FRCPI". High Sheriff's Police Trust. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  25. ^ a b Moore, Sheryl (2004-10-05). "Hough is new High Sheriff". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  26. ^ The London Gazette: no. 57921. p. 3375. 9 March 2006. Retrieved 2011-07-24.
  27. ^ "Introducing the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester". piccadillymanchester.com. 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  28. ^ McCathie, Charlie (2008-04-17). "Hats off to the sheriff". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-05-05. [dead link]
  29. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59011. p. 4924. 19 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  30. ^ a b c "Greater Manchester 2012/2013". The High sheriff's Association of England and Wales. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  31. ^ a b "Greater Manchester 2014/2015". High Sheriffs Association. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 

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