High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the Royal Forests

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The High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the Royal Forests is a position established by the Normans in England.

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.

From 1068 until 1568 the position existed as High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the Royal Forests but after 1568 separate appointments were made as High Sheriff of Derbyshire and High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire.

List of officeholders[edit]

This is a list of High Sheriffs in the period 1068–1568.

11th–14th century[edit]

  • 1232: Eustace de Ludham
  • 1234: Brian de Lisle (Also castellan of Knaresborough (Yorkshire) in 1205, Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1206 and succeeded Robert de Vieuxpont in charge of the Archbishopric of York).
  • 1236–1239: Hugh Fitz Ralph and Robert de Vavasour, Lord of Bilborough
  • 1240–1241: William de Cantilupe and Baldwin de Pannton
  • 1242–1246: Baldwin de Pannton
  • 1247–1254: Robert de Vavasor
  • 1255: Sir Walter De Eastwood, then from May 1258 Roger de Lovetot.
  • 1256–1257: Roger de Lunetal
  • 1258–1259: Simon De Heydon
  • 1260: Simon de Asselacton (Aslockton)
  • 1261–1262: John de Balliol and Simon de Heydon
  • 1263–1264: William, son of Herbert and son Henry
  • 1265–1269: Reginald de Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Wilton and Hugh de Stapleford.[5]
  • 1267: Simon de Hedon but from Michaelmas, Gerard his son and Hugh de Stapleford.
  • 1270–1271: Hugh de Stapleford and Walter, Archbishop of York.
  • 1271: Hugh de Babbington (Under Sheriff to Walter, Archbishop of York)
  • 1272: Walter Giffard, archbishop of York.
  • 1274: Walter de Stirclerle or Stirkelegh.
  • 1278: Reginald de Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Wilton, but from (Michaelmas), Gervasse de Willesford and John de Anesle.[6]
  • 1279–1283: Sir Gervase Clifton (d.1323) of Clifton Hall, Nottingham
  • 1285: John de Anesle
  • 1290: Gervase de Clifton but from (Michaelmas) William de Chaddewich and Hugh de Stapelford.
  • 1291: William de Chaworth
  • 1293: Phillip of Paunton
  • 1295: Walter de Goushill of Hoveringham
  • 1297: John de Harrington
  • 1298: Ralph de Shirley
  • 1300: Richard de Furneaux
  • 1301: Ralph de Shirley
  • 1303: Petrus Picott
  • 1307: Willielmus de Chellasdeston (Chellaston).
  • 1308: Petrus Picott Willielmus de Chellasdeston.
  • 1309: Johannes de Strichesley.
  • 1310: Thomas de Swyneford.
  • 1311: Radulphus de Crophulle.
  • 1312: Johannes de la Beche.
  • 1313: Radulphus de Crophulle.
  • 1315: Johannes de Bella Fide (John Beaufie)
  • 1318: Henry de Fauconberg (1st term)(Sheriff of Yorkshire 1323–27)
  • 1319: Hugo de Stokes. Henricus de Fauconbridge.
  • 1320–1322: Sir John Darcy
  • 1322: Robert Ingram
  • 1323: Henry de Fauconberg (2nd term)[7]
  • 1324: Sir Ralph de Braylesford of Brailsford, Derbyshire[7]
  • 1327: Robert Ingram.
  • 1329: Thomas de Longvillers.
  • 1329: Henry Fauconberg (3rd term) and Edmund de Cressy
  • 1330: Johannes Bret
  • 1331: Robertus de Joice
  • 1334: Johannes de Oxon.
  • 1338: Egidius de Meynell.
  • 1341: Hugo de Hercy.
  • 1342: Nicholaus de Longford.
  • 1344: Johannes de Musters.
  • 1345: Gervase de Clifton (1313–1391) of Clifton Hall, Nottingham[6]
  • 1346: Thomas de Bekeringe.
  • 1347: Johannes de Vaux.
  • 1350: Johannes Walleys.
  • 1362: Robert Morton.[8]
  • 1381: John Bosun
  • 1383: Sir John Leake [9]
  • 1385: John Gateford of Gateford [10]
  • 1387: Sir John Leake [9]
  • 1391: Sir Nicholas Montgomery of Marston Montgomery [11]
  • 1391: John Gateford of Gateford [10]
  • 1393: Sir John Leake [9]
  • 1393: Thomas Rempstone
  • 1396: John Gateford of Gateford [10]
  • 1397–1399: Robert Morton of Harworth [12]
  • John de Keynes

15th century[edit]

16th century to 1568[edit]

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