High Sheriff of Wiltshire

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This is a list of Sheriffs and (after 1 April 1974) High Sheriffs of Wiltshire.[1]

Until the 14th century the shrievalty was held ex officio by the castellans of Old Sarum.

On 1 April 1974, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, the title of Sheriff of Wiltshire was retitled High Sheriff of Wiltshire.[2]

The Incumbent is Peter John Gerald Addington of Highway Farm, Wilts


Monument to Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1805, in Salisbury Cathedral

Sheriff[edit]

To 1400[edit]

  • 1066: Edric
  • 1067–1070: Philippe de Buckland
  • 1085: Aiulphus the Sheriff
  • 1070–1105: Edward of Salisbury
  • 1119: Edward d'Évreux
  • 1120 Humphrey "The Great" De BOHUN (2º B. Bohun of Taterford) -Bearer of the Royal Standard in 1120 in the battle of Benneville in Normandy
  • ????: Walter FitzEdward of_Salisbury[3]
  • 1130: Warin de Lisures or Lisoriis
  • ????: "William the Late Sheriff", so called in 1155
  • 1152–1159: Patrick of Salisbury, 1st Earl of Salisbury[4]
  • 1160–1162: Richard Clericus (Richard de Wilton)
  • 1163: Milo de Dauntesey
  • 1164–1181: Richard de Wilton or de Wilteshire
  • 1181: Michael Belet and Robert Malde (Mauduit)
  • 1182: ditto 1181 and Roger Fitz Renfr or Renf
  • 1183–1187: Robert Mauduit
  • 1189: Hugh Bardolf
  • 1190: William of Salisbury, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, son of Patrick
  • 1191: Robert de Tregoz
  • 1192: William d'Évreux (as above)
  • 1193–1197: William d'Évreux (as above) and Thomas d'Évreux (otherwise Devereux) his son
  • 1197–1198: Stephen of Thornham and Alexander de Ros
  • 1199: Stephen of Thornham and Wandragesil de Courselles
  • 1200–1203: William Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury and Robert de Berneres
  • 1207: Geoffrey de Neville
  • 1210: Robert de Veteriponte(i.e. de Vipont) jointly with Nicholas de Vipont
  • 1211–1212: Robert de Veteriponte(i.e. de Vipont)
  • 1215–1225: William Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury (died in office)
  • 1226: Simon de Hal
  • 1227: Ela of Salisbury, 3rd Countess of Salisbury and John Dacus
  • 1228: John of Monmouth and Walter de Bumesey
  • 1229–1230: John of Monmouth
  • 1231–1234: Ela of Salisbury, 3rd Countess of Salisbury and John Dacus
  • 1235: Ela of Salisbury, 3rd Countess of Salisbury and Robert de Hogesham
  • 1236: Ela of Salisbury, 3rd Countess of Salisbury
  • 1237: William Gerebred / Robert de Hogesham
  • 1238–1239: Robert de Hogesham
  • 1240–1245: Nicholas de Haversham
  • 1246–1248: Nicholas de Lusteshull
  • 1249–1252: William de Tynchiden
  • 1253–1254: William de Tenhide and his son John
  • 1255–1257: John de Verund
  • 1258–1259: John de Verund and Geoffrey Scudamor (otherwise Scudamore)
  • 1260: John de Verund
  • 1261–1263: Rad. [i.e. Radulphus otherwise Rafe or Ralph] Cussell
  • 1264: Rad. de Aungers and John de Aungers
  • 1265: Rad. de Aungers
  • 1266–1270: William de Duy and Stephen de Edworth
  • 1271: Stephen de Edwarth and Walter de Strichesley
  • 1272–1274: Walter de Strichesley
  • 1275–1280: Hildebrand of London (otherwise Sir Hildebrand de Londres)
  • 1281–1288: John de Wotton
  • 1289–1290: Richard de Combe
  • 1291–1295: Thomas de St Omero (otherwise de St-Omer)
  • 1296–1298: Walter Pavely (otherwise Paveley)
  • 1299–1300: John of Newtown
  • 1301–1303: John of Hertinger
  • 1304: Henry of Cobham
  • 1305–1306: John de Gerberge
  • 1307: Andreas de Grimstead
  • 1308–1309: Alex Cheverell and John de Sto Laudo (otherwise de St Lo or Saint Lowe)
  • 1310: William de Harden
  • 1311: Adam Walrand
  • 1312–1313: Adam Walrand and John Kingston
  • 1314: John de Holt and Sir Philip de la Beche
  • 1315–1316: Sir Philip de la Beche
  • 1317–1319: Walter de Risum
  • 1320–1321: Adam de Tichbourne and Adam Walrand
  • 1322:
  • 1323–1325: Sir Adam Walrand
  • 1327: Sir Adam Walrand
  • 1328: Sir Philip de la Beche
  • 1329–1331: Sir John Mauduit
  • 1332:
  • 1333: John Mauduit and William Randolph
  • 1334: John Tichbourne and John Mauduit
  • 1335–1336: Gilbert de Berewik and Reginald de Paveley
  • 1337: Sir Peter Doynel and Gilbert de Berewik (i.e. de Berwick)
  • 1338–1340: John Mauduit
  • 1341: Thomas de Sto Mauro (otherwise Seymour) and Robert Lokes
  • 1342–1344: John Mauduit
  • 1345–1346: John Roches
  • 1347: John Roches and Thomas Semor (otherwise Seymour, see also 1341)
  • 1348–1350: Robert Russell
  • 1350:
  • 1351–1353: Thomas de la River
  • 1354: John Everard of Stratford-sub-Castle
  • 1355–1360: Thomas Hungerford
  • 1361–1366: Henry Sturmy
  • 1367–1671: Walter de Haywood
  • 1672: William de Worston
  • 1673: Henry Sturmy
  • 1674: John Dauntsey
  • 1375: Sir John Delamare[5]
  • 1376–1377: Hugo Cheyne
  • 1378: Peter de Cusaunce and William de Worston
  • 1379–1380: Rad. (i.e. Radulphus) de Norton
  • 1381: Laurence de Sco. Martino (otherwise de St Martin) and Hugo Cheyne
  • 1382: Nicholas Woodhall
  • 1383: Sir Bernard Brocas
  • 1384–1385: John Lancaster
  • 1386–1387: John Salesbury
  • 1388–1389: Hugo Cheyne
  • 1390: Richard Mawarden of Stratford sub Castle
  • 1391: John Roches
  • 1392: Robert Dyneley of Fittleton
  • 1393: John Gawen of Norrington
  • 1394: Richard Mawarden of Stratford sub Castle
  • 1395: Sir John Moigne (or Moyne) of Owermoigne
  • 1396: Thomas Bonham
  • 1397–1399: Richard Mawarden of Stratford sub Castle
  • 1400: John Dauntsey

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

  • 1501: John Yorke
  • 1502: Sir William Callaway
  • 1503: Sir John Danvers, Kt, of Dauntsey
  • 1504: John Ernle, of Etchilhampton
  • 1505: John Gawayne, of Norrington
  • 1506: Sir Thomas Long, Kt (see 1500)
  • 1507: Sir John Seymour, Kt, of Wulfhall
  • 1508: John Mompesson
  • 1509: Sir Edward Darell of Littlecote (4th term)
  • 1510: Sir Walter Hungerford, Kt
  • 1511: Henry Long, Kt of Draycot Cerne (1st term)
  • 1512: Sir Christopher Wroughton, Kt, of Broad Hinton
  • 1513: Sir John Danvers, Kt, of Dauntsey
  • 1514: William Bonham, of Bonham, at Stourton and Great Wishford
  • 1515: Sir John Scrope, Kt, of Castle Combe and Oxendon
  • 1516: Sir Nicholas Wadham of Merrifield near Ilminster
  • 1517: Sir Edward Hungerford, Kt
  • 1518: Sir John Seymour, Kt of Wulfhall (see 1507)
  • 1519: Sir Edward Darell of Littlecote (5th term)
  • 1520: John Skilling, of Draycott Foliat
  • 1521: John Ernle (otherwise) Erneley, of Bourton, Bishop's Cannings
  • 1522: Sir Edward Bayntun, Kt, of Bromham
  • 1523: Thomas Yorke
  • 1524: Sir John Seymour, Kt, of Wulfhall (see 1518)
  • 1525: Sir Henry Long, Kt of Draycot Cerne (2nd term)
  • 1526: Sir John Bourchier, Kt
  • 1527: Sir Anthony Hungerford of Down Ampney, Gloucestershire
  • 1528: John Ernle (otherwise Erneley)
  • 1529: John Horsey, of Martin
  • 1530: Thomas Yorke
  • 1531: Thomas Bonham, of Great Wishford
  • 1532: John Ernle (otherwise Erneley)
  • 1533: Sir Walter Hungerford, Kt of Farley Castle
  • 1534: Robert Baynard, of Lackham
  • 1535: Thomas Yorke (see 1530)
  • 1536: Sir Henry Long, Kt of Draycot Cerne (3rd term)
  • 1537: Sir John Brydges, Kt
  • 1538: Sir Anthony Hungerford, Kt (see 1527)
  • 1539: John Ernle (otherwise) Erneley, of Bishop's Cannings
  • 1540: Edward Mompesson
  • 1541: Sir Henry Long, Kt of Draycot Cerne (4th term)
  • 1542: John Marvyn of Fonthill Gifford (1st term)
  • 1543: John Ernle (otherwise Erneley), of Bishop's Cannings
  • 1544: Robert Hungerford, of Cadenham
  • 1545: Charles Bulkeley
  • 1546: Richard Scrope, of Castle Combe
  • 1547: Silvester Danvers, of Dauntsey
  • 1548: Ambrose Dauntsey
  • 1549: John Bonham of Hazelbury
  • 1550: John Marvyn of Fonthill Gifford (2nd term)

17th century[edit]

  • 1651: Lawrence Washington of Garsdon, near Malmesbury
  • 1652: Sir Henry Clerk, Kt, of Enford near Amesbury
  • 1653: Thomas Long, of Little Cheverell
  • 1654: Hugh Audley (otherwise Awdley), of Colepark, Malmesbury
  • 1655: John Dove, of Salisbury
  • 1656: Robert Hippesley, of Stanton Fitzwarren near Highworth
  • 1657: (?Robert) Hippesley
  • 1658: John Ernle of Bourton in Bishop's Cannings and of Whetham in Calne
  • 1659: Isaac Burgess
  • 1660: Edward Horton, of Great Chaldfield, near Bradford
  • 1661: Sir James Thynne of Longleat
  • 1662: Sir Walter Ernle, Bt of Etchilhampton
  • 1663: Sir Henry Coker, Kt, of Hill Deverill
  • 1664: Sir Edward Bayntun of Bromham
  • 1665: Thomas Mompesson, of Corton in Boyton
  • 12 November 1665: Sir John Weld, of Compton Bassett[9]
  • 1667: Christopher Willoughby of Bishopstone
  • 1668: John Long of Little Cheverell
  • 6 November 1668: Sir Richard Grobham Howe, of Berwick St Leonard[10]
  • 1670: John Hall of Bradford-on-Avon[11]
  • 1671: Sir Robert Button, 3rd Baronet of Tockenham Court, Lyneham
  • 1672: Sir Walter Long, Bt of Whaddon
  • 1673: Walter Smith of Shalbourne and Great Bedwyn
  • 1674: Bernard Pawlett of Cottles, near Bradford
  • 1675: Thomas Goddard of Swindon[12]
  • 1676: Sir Matthew Andrews of Mere
  • 1677: Giles Earl: altered to Richard Hart and afterwards to John Hawkins, of Ashton Keynes[13]
  • 1678: Henry Chivers of Calne and Quemerford[14]
  • 1679: John Hawkins, of Ashton Keynes
  • 1680: Thomas Earle of Eastcourt House, Crudwell[15]
  • 1681: (John Jacob: altered to) Thomas Gore, of Alderton
  • 1682: Richard Lewis, of Edington
  • 1683: Sir Edmund Warneford of Sevenhampton near Highworth
  • 1684: George Willoughby of Bishopstone
  • 1685: (John Davenant: altered to) William Chafyn, of Zeals Monachorum
  • 1686: John Davenant, of Landford in Frustfield Hundred
  • 1687: Richard Chaundler of Idmiston[16]
  • 1688: Sir Jeremy Craye, Kt
  • 1689: John Wyndham of Norrington
  • 1690: (James Blatch: altered to) Stephen Blatch, of Westbury
  • 1691: Henry Wallis, of Trowbridge
  • 1692: Henry Nourse (altered to Sir William Pynsent, Bt, and again to Henry Nourse)
  • 1693: Sir Thomas Estcourt, Kt, of Pinkney
  • 1694: Sir William Pynsent, Bt of Urchfont
  • 1695: Gifford Yerbury
  • 1696: Joseph Houlton, of Trowbridge
  • 1697: John Benett, of Norton Bavant
  • 1698: Thomas Baskerville, (? of Richardston near Winterbourne Basset)
  • 1699: (Walter Ernle: altered to) John Kyrle (otherwise Curll), of Turley near Bradford
  • 1700: (Joseph Houlton: altered to) Francis Merewether of Easterton, Market Lavington

18th century[edit]

  • 1701: Richard Jones of Ramsbury
  • 1702: (William Willoughby: altered to) Christopher Willoughby, of West Knoyle
  • 1703: Richard Long of Collingbourne
  • 1704: Walter Long of South Wraxall
  • 1705: John Flower, of Grimstead, or of Worton, near Devizes
  • 1706: (Thomas Blatch: altered to) Andrew Duke, of Bulford
  • 1707: Sir James Ashe, 2nd Baronet
  • 1708: Francis Kenton
  • 1709: (Oliver Calley: altered to) Walter Ernle, of Conock, Chirton
  • 1710: William Benson of Amesbury Abbey
  • 1711: Daniel Webb of Monkton Farleigh
  • 1712: John Cox of Kemble, near Malmesbury
  • 1713: John Smith, of Alton Priors
  • 1714: Richard Goddard of Swindon
  • 1715: Matthew Pitts, of Salisbury
  • 1716: John Eyles, of Devizes
  • 1717: (Robert Houlton: altered to Calthorpe Parker Long: and again to) Thomas Bennett, of Steeple Ashton[17]
  • 1718: George Speke Petty, of Cheney Court and Haselbury House, Box
  • 1719: John Askew, of Lydiard Millicent
  • 1720: (Caleb Bayley: altered to) John Vilett, of Swindon
  • 1721: Henry Read, of Crowood
  • 1722: Edward Hill, of Wanborough
  • 1723: Ralph Freke, of Hannington, near Highworth
  • 1724: Joseph Houlton, of Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, and Grittleton, Wiltshire
  • 1725: John Hippesley, of Stanton Fitzwarren
  • 1726: Henry Long, of Melksham
  • 1727: John Mills, of Cherhill, Calne
  • 1728: Walter Hungerford of Studley House, Calne
  • 1729: Henry Hungerford, of Fyfield, Milton Lislebonne
  • 1730: Ezekiel Wallace, of Lucknam
  • 1731: Henry Skilling, of Draycott Foliat
  • 1732: John Smith, of Whitley, Calne
  • 1733: Job Polden, of Imber
  • 1734: Thomas Phipps, of Westbury Leigh and Chalford
  • 1735: William Vilett, of Swindon
  • 1736: Edward Mortimer, of Trowbridge (or R. Baskerville?)
  • 1737: William Hedges of Compton Bassett
  • 1738: Isaac Warriner, of Conock, Chirton
  • 1739: William Wyndham, of Dinton
  • 1740: Edward Mortimer, of Trowbridge (or William Wyndham?)
  • 1741: Anthony Guy, of Chippenham
  • 1742: William Batt, of Salisbury
  • 1743: John or William Hippesley, of Stanton Fitzwarren
  • 1744: (John Walters of Titherley: altered to) Fulke Greville, of Wilbury House, Newton Toney
  • 1745: Walter Long, of Salisbury, Wiltshire, and Preshaw, Hampshire
  • 1746: Godfrey Huckle Kneller, of Donhead Hall, Donhead St. Mary
  • 1747: William Phipps, of Heywood
  • 1748: Thomas Phipps, of Westbury Leigh
  • 1749: Thomas Cooper, of Salisbury
  • 1750: James Bartlett, of Salisbury
  • 1751: Charles Penruddocke, of Compton Chamberlayne
  • 1752: Thomas Cooper, of Cumberwell, near Bradford
  • 1753: Edward Polhill, of Heale House, Woodford, near Salisbury
  • 1754: William Phipps, of Westbury Leigh
  • 1755: Arthur Evans, of the Close, Salisbury
  • 1756: John Jacob, of Tockenham Wick House, Lyneham
  • 1757: William Coles, of the Close, Salisbury
  • 1758: Thomas Bennett (otherwise Benett), of Pyt House
  • 1759: William Norris, of Nonesuch House, Bromham
  • 1760: George Flower, of Devizes
  • 1761: Scrope (otherwise Scroop) Egerton, of Salisbury
  • 1762: Prince Sutton, of Devizes
  • 1763: John Talbot of Lacock Abbey
  • 1764: Walter Long (of South Wraxall)
  • 1765: Benjamin Adamson, of Kemble
  • 1766: Edward Medlicott, of Warminster
  • 1767: Edward Goddard, of Cliffe Pypard[18]
  • 1768: Edmund Lambert, of Boyton
  • 1769: William Talk, of Salisbury (New Sarum)
  • 1770: Thomas Maundrell, of Blacklands, near Calne
  • 1771: William Langham, of Ramsbury Manor
  • 1772: Henry Penruddocke Wyndham, of the College, Salisbury
  • 1773: Edward Poore, of Rushall
  • 1774: Thomas Estcourt, of Newnton
  • 1775: Francis Dugdale Astley, of Everley
  • 1776: William Northey, of the Ivy House, Chippenham
  • 1777: Joseph Colborne, of Hardenhuish, Chippenham
  • 1778: William Beach, of Nether Avon House
  • 1779: Robert Cooper, of Salisbury
  • 1780: Paul Cobb Methuen of Corsham House
  • 1781: William Hayter, of Newton Toney
  • 1782: William Bowles, of Heale House
  • 1783: Thomas Hussey, of Salisbury
  • 1784: William Chaffin Grove of Zeals House, Mere
  • 1785: James Sutton of New Park, Devizes [or of Roundway][19]
  • 1786: Seymour Wroughton, of Eastcott, Urchfont [20]
  • 1787: Isaac William Webb Horlock, of Ashwick, Marshfield, Gloucestershire
  • 1788: Robert Ashe, of Langley Burrell
  • 1789: Thomas Grove, of Ferne
  • 1790: Gifford Warriner, of Conock, Chirton
  • 1791: John Awdry, of Notton, Lacock
  • 1792: Matthew Humphries, of the Ivy House, Chippenham
  • 1793: John Gaisford, of Iford House, near Bradford
  • 1794: Richard Godolphin Long, of Rood Ashton
  • 1795: James Montagu, of Alderton and Lackham
  • 1796: Gilbert Trowe Beckett Turner, of Penley House, Westbury
  • 1797: Sir John Methuen Poore, 1st Bt. of Rushall
  • 1798: John Benett of Pyt House
  • 1799: Edward Hinxman, of Little Durnford
  • 5 February 1800: George Yalden Fort, of Alderbury[21]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

  • 1901: Charles Awdry of Shaw Hill, Melksham[82]
  • 1902: Edmund Clerke Schomberg of Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington[83]
  • 1903: George Llewellen Palmer of Lackham, Lacock, Chippenham[84]
  • 1904: Hugh Morrison, of Fonthill, Tisbury[85]
  • 1905: Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Audley Dallas Neeld, Bt, C.B., M.V.O., of Grittleton, Chippenham[86]
  • 1906: Sir Gabriel Prior Goldney, Bt.,C.V.O.,C.B. of Hardenhuish Park, Chippenham[87]
  • 1907: Fitzroy Pleydell Goddard, of The Lawn, Swindon[88]
  • 1908: Frederick Hastings Goldney, of Beechfield, Corsham[89]
  • 1909: Captain George Hounsom Fort, of Alderbury House, Salisbury[90]
  • 1910: Sir John Tankerville Goldney, Kt, of Monks Park, Corsham, S.O.[91]
  • 1911: William Stancomb, of Blount's Court, Devizes[92]
  • 1912: Sir William Heward Bell, Kt
  • 1913: Charles Penruddocke
  • 1914: George Simon Arthur Watson-Taylor, of Erlestoke Park, Devizes[93]
  • 1915: Sir Henry Hugh Arthur-Hoare, 6th Baronet of Stourhead, Mere[94]
  • 1916: George William Wynter Blathwayt, of Melksham House, Melksham[95]
  • 1917: John Moulton
  • 1918: Eustace Richardson-Cox
  • 1919: Walter Richard Shaw-Stewart
  • 1920: The Hon. Louis George Greville of Heale House, Upper Woodford, Salisbury.[96]
  • 1921: Sir Frederick George Panizzi Preston of Landford Manor, Salisbury[97]
  • 1922: Charles Garnett of Greathouse, Kington Langley, Chippenham[98]
  • 1923: Bertram Erasmus Philipps of Dinton House, Dinton, Salisbury[99]
  • 1924: Washington Merritt Grant Singer
  • 1925: Gerard James Buxton
  • 1926: Robert Fleetwood Fuller
  • 1927: Edgar Hugh Brassey
  • 1928: Robert William Awdry
  • 1930: Admiral John Luce
  • 1931: Claude Basil Fry, of Hannington Hall, Highworth[100]
  • 1932: William Cory Heward Bell[101]
  • 1933: W. Llewellen Palmer
  • 1934: Edward Harding-Newman
  • 1935: Herbert Paton Holt
  • 1936: George Jardine Kidston
  • 1937: Frederick George Glyn Bailey
  • 1938: John Granville Morrison, created Lord Margadale in 1965
  • 1939: John Morley
  • 1940: Rupert Stephens
  • 1941: Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick George Glyn Bailey, of Lake House, Salisbury[102]
  • 1942: William Herbert Lee Ewart
  • 1943: Sir Eric Clare Edmund Phipps
  • 1944: William Llewellen Palmer
  • 1945: Brudenell Hunt-Grubbe
  • 1946: Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Edward Phillips, D.S.O., of Elm House, Winterbourne Dauntsey, Salisbury[103]
  • 1947: Egbert Cecil Barnes of Hungerdown, Seagry[104]
  • 1948: Claude Alexander Codrington
  • 1949: Samuel Vandeleur Christie-Miller
  • 1950: Roger Money-Kyrle
  • 1951: Brigadier Francis Ernie Fowle of The Manor, Charlton St. Peter, Upavon, Marlborough[105]
  • 1952: Guy Elland Carne Rasch
  • 1953: Sir Noel Arkell
  • 1954: Charles Edwin Awdry, T.D., D.S.O., of Notton Lodge, Lacock[106]
  • 1955: Sir Geoffrey Ronald Codrington
  • 1956: Christopher Herbert Fleetwood Fuller
  • 1957: Arthur Guy Stratton of Manor House, Alton Priors, Marlborough.[107]
  • 1958: Sir Geoffrey Tritton, 3rd Baronet
  • 1959: Hugh Trefusis Brassey[108]
  • 1960: Major David Adwyne Carne Rasch of Heale House, Middle Woodford, Salisbury[109]
  • 1961: Major-General George Drew Fanshawe of Farley Farm House, Farley, Salisbury[110]
  • 1962: Charles Murray Floyd
  • 1963: Peter Thomas Wellesley Sykes
  • 1964: Arthur Frank Seton Sykes
  • 1965: Geoffrey Henry Barrington Chance
  • 1966: Christopher Henry Maxwell Peto
  • 1967: Frank Harold Elcho Skyrme
  • 1968: Anthony William Allen Llewellen Palmer, MC (b. 1912)[111]
  • 1969: Edward Lancelot Luce
  • 1970: Captain Roger Edward Lennox Harvey, of Parliament Piece, Ramsbury, Marlborough.[112]
  • 1971: James Ian Morrison
  • 1972: Nigel Bailey
  • 1973: William Erskine Stobart

High Sheriff[edit]

20th century[edit]

  • 1974: Martin Anthony Gibbs
  • 1975: R. H. Heywood-Lonsdale
  • 1976: Gerald John Ward, of Park Farm, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford, Berkshire[113]
  • 1977: Major Anthony Richard Tumor, C.B.E., of Foxley Manor, Malmesbury[114]
  • 1978: Count Jan Badeni, of Norton Manor, Malmesbury[115]
  • 1979: John Michael Stratton, O.B.E., of Manor Farm, Stockton, Warminster[116]
  • 1980: Major Peter Sturgis, T.D., of Church Lodge,Dauntsey Park, Chippenham[117]
  • 1981: Richard Flower Stratton, of "Seagrams", Kingston Deverill, Warminster[118]
  • 1982: Samuel George Davenport, of Codford St Mary[119]
  • 1983: John Heatley Noble, Esq., D.S.C., of Puckshipton House, near Pewsey[120]
  • 1984: Major General John Humphrey Stephen Bowring, C.B., O.B.E., M.C., of Lower Swillbrook Farm, Minety, Malmesbury[121]
  • 1985: Lieut-Colonel John Godfrey Jeans, of Chalke Pyt House, Broadchalke, Salisbury[122]
  • 1986: Arthur Peter Bedingfeld Scott,of Grange Farm, Maiden, Devizes[123]
  • 1987: Tristram Seton Sykes, of Norrington Manor, Alvediston, near Salisbury[124]
  • 1988: Bonar Hugh Charles Sykes, of Conock Manor, Devizes[125]
  • 1989: Beresford Norman Gibbs, of Flintham House, Oaksey, Malmesbury[126]
  • 1990: Nigel James Moffatt Anderson M.C. D.L. FRGS, of Hamptworth Lodge, Landford, Salisbury.[127]
  • 1991: Christopher Eliot Eliot-Cohen, Esq., of Hilldrop Farm, Ramsbury, Marlborough.[128]
  • 1992: George William Michael Street, of The Dairy House, Berwick St James, Salisbury.[129]
  • 1993: Lieutenant-General Sir Maurice Johnston, K.C.B., O.B.E.[130][131]
  • 1994: Mrs Anna Ruth Grange, of Thomhill Farm, Malmesbury[132]
  • 1995: David John Randolph, of West Foscote Farm, Grittleton, Chippenham[133]
  • 1996: Andrew William Michael Christie-Miller, of Clarendon Park, Alderbury, Salisbury[134]
  • 1997: John Barnard Bush[135]
  • 1998: Lady Hawley, Little Cheverell House, Devizes[136]
  • 1999: Philip John Miles, of Middle Farm, Stanley, Chippenham[137]
  • 2000: Robert Lawton

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Government Act 1972: Section 219". 
  2. ^ "Sheriffs appointed for a county or Greater London shall be known as high sheriffs, and any reference in any enactment or instrument to a sheriff shall be construed accordingly in relation to sheriffs for a county or Greater London." ("Government Act 1972: Section 219". )
  3. ^ Rootsweb
  4. ^ He was already Sheriff in October 1152, when he was addressed as "Earl Patrick, sheriff" in a writ of Stephen: George Cokayne, Complete Peerage, vol. XI, p. 37, note (e)
  5. ^ S. E. Rigold, Nunney Castle, Somerset (HMSO, 1967), p. 4 (online)
  6. ^ In July 1553, both Lady Jane Grey and Mary I signed bills for the appointment of Edwarde Baynarde (or Benarde) as Sheriff "in the room of Sir William Sharington, Knight, deceased": Parliament, House of Commons, Parliamentary papers, vol. 31, page 72 online at books.google.com
  7. ^ Foxe's Book of Martyrs
  8. ^ "BAYNTUN, Sir Henry (1571-1616), of Bromham House, Bromham, Wilts.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  9. ^ The Oxford Gazette: no. 1. p. 1. 7 November 1665.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: no. 311. p. 2. 9 November 1668.
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