Sheriff of Nottingham (position)

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An illustration of the Sheriff of Nottingham from Bold Robin Hood and His Outlaw Band: Their Famous Exploits in Sherwood Forest. Louis Rhead. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1912

The Sheriff of Nottingham was historically the office responsible for enforcing law and order in Nottingham and bringing criminals to justice. For years the post has been directly appointed by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham and in modern times, with the existence of the police force, the position is entirely ceremonial and sustained to boost tourism due to the legendary connection with the fictional Sheriff of Nottingham in the tales of Robin Hood. However the historical position goes back to Anglo-Saxon times. The office is sometimes confused with that of the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (that office had previously existed, from 1068 until 1568, as High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the Royal Forests.)

Historical[edit]

The specific duty of enforcing the law and keeping the peace in Anglo-Saxon England appears to have been the sheriff or shire-reeve (which is a contraction of the Old English word for county and reeve or greave). Different types of reeves attested before the Conquest include the high-reeve, town-reeve, port-reeve, shire-reeve (predecessor to the sheriff), reeve of the hundred and the reeve in charge of a manor, its post-conquest meaning. England in the early 11th century employed the services of shire reeves to assist in the detection and prevention of crimes. Groups of 10 families or "tithings" under a hundredman (later constable) could call upon them. The reeve of an entire shire was a shire-reeve, predecessor to the sheriff.[1]

After the Norman Conquest, specific counties appointed sheriffs to enforce the law (such as Yorkshire for example), although sometimes the duties of these sheriffs would cross the border of their respective counties. Nottingham would have come under the "High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire" after the Norman Conquest.

In 1449, the city of Nottingham itself was appointed its own sheriff for the first time (although the post was held simultaneously between two men, William Sadler and Thomas Lyng). The sheriffs at that time may have been responsible for "the delivery of prisoners to the courts, the collection of rents and taxes and generally keeping the 'King's Peace'".

From 1450 until 1835, the office was shared between two people, one of whom may have been chosen by the Mayor, the other by the town council. The reversion to a single sheriff was explained by the mayor and aldermen of Lincoln as "Local Government changes" (possibly the Municipal Corporations Act 1835).

Present sheriff[edit]

The current (2013) Sheriff of Nottingham is Councillor Ian Malcolm.[2]

Past sheriffs[edit]

The office is considered largely ceremonial, expected to attend local events when the monarch is present and promoting the city in tourism and business. There are interviews with Joan Casson, John Hartshorne and Leon Unczur all recent sheriffs, describing the role of the present-day Sheriff of Nottingham. There have been six female sheriffs, the first being in 1931. The most recent was Councillor Merlita Bryan.

List of sheriffs[edit]

  • 1449/50 William Sadler / Thomas Lyng
  • 1450/51 John Clarke / Richard Bedal
  • 1451/52 John Jowett / John Chaloner
  • 1452/53 Robert Polson / John Holyock
  • 1453/54 Thomas Bradmore / Thomas Smith
  • 1454/55 Thomas Lovatt / Robert Shewood
  • 1455/56 John Peringon / Henry Fisher
  • 1456/57 William Strelly / Richard Hanson
  • 1457/58 Ralph Hall / Henry Higyn
  • 1458/59 No known names
  • 1458/59 No known names
  • 1460/61 Hugh Smith / Thomas Garner
  • 1461/62 John Ody / John Hyne
  • 1462/63 John Mapperley / Roger Hewson
  • 1463/64 Richard Knight / Walter Hilton
  • 1458/59 No known names
  • 1465/66 Richard Ody / John Hardy
  • 1466/67 Richard Burton / John Taverner
  • 1467/68 John Cooke / John Draper
  • 1468/69 Robert Hanson / William Bithway
  • 1469/70 William Barnes / Thomas Woodhouse
  • 1458/59 No known names
  • 1458/59 No known names
  • 1472/73 Thomas Kendal / Richard Mellor
  • 1473/74 John Gotham / John Holyock
  • 1458/59 No known names
  • 1475/76 John Hilton / William Skevyngton
  • 1476/77 William Allyn / John Cowper
  • 1477/78 Walter Watnall / William Hurst
  • 1478/79 Robert Ratcliffe / John Wederley
  • 1479/80 John Clarke / John Alred
  • 1480/81 John Cost / John Wood
  • 1481/82 Thomas Cost / Ralph Hill
  • 1482/83 John Howitt / William Johnson
  • 1483/84 John Mellor / John Burton
  • 1484/85 Thomas Ball / Edward Hilton
  • 1485/86 John Bolton / John Williamson
  • 1486/87 John Turner / William Wright
  • 1487/88 Edmund Milnes / John Sergeant
  • 1488/89 Richard Pyckard / Richard Fisher
  • 1489/90 Richard Essett / Thomas Balderby
  • 1490/91 Thomas Watt / William Congerton
  • 1491/92 Richard Clough / Thomas Clifton
  • 1492/93 Thomas Williamson / William Shirley
  • 1493/94 Robert Coytus / John Pyerson
  • 1494/95 Robert Toft / John Webster
  • 1495/96 John Shaw / Christopher Pickard
  • 1496/97 John Cost / Alexander Elvington
  • 1497/98 John Walton / Alexander Elvington
  • 1498/99 Robert Norwood / Henry Hobbes
  • 1499/00 William Turner / William Benbow
  • 1500/01 Thomas Camworth / John Town
  • 1501/02 John Wilkinson / John Fisher
  • 1502/03 John Rose / Thomas Willoughby
  • 1503/04 Henry Plumptre / Ranulph Bulkley
  • 1504/05 Nicholas Rodes / James Brasenby
  • 1505/06 William Kirkby / William Johnson
  • 1506/07 Richard Caunt / Richard Halton
  • 1507/08 John Hames / Thomas Stables
  • 1507/09 Thomas the Curren
  • 1508/09 William Cost / Thomas Wass
  • 1509/10 William Hegyn / Thomas Mellers
  • 1510/11 Thomas Cockayne / William Parmaton
  • 1511/12 Robert Mellers / Thomas Morton
  • 1512/13 Henry Cost / Robert Shemald
  • 1513/14 Richard Lister / Robert Fisher
  • 1514/15 John Doubleday / John Dorand
  • 1515/16 JohnYates Richard / Stanley
  • 1516/17 Richard Selyoke / Thomas Hunt
  • 1517/18 Robert Hesilrig / Henry Green
  • 1518/19 Robert Rossel / Robert Stables
  • 1519/20 John Alynson / Thomas Meryel
  • 1520/21 William Holden / Hugh Oldham
  • 1521/22 Thomas Dokker / Ralph Palmer
  • 1522/23 Robert Lovatt / Robert Moody
  • 1523/24 Thomas Hobbes / Robert Nedham
  • 1524/25 William Warner / Thomas Harpham
  • 1525/26 Henry Shepherd / William Sherpington
  • 1526/27 William Colville / Robert Elton
  • 1527/28 Thomas Gregory / Thomas Dawson
  • 1528/29 Richard Richardson / Laurence Wirehorn
  • 1529/30 James Mason / Robert Clattercoats
  • 1530/31 Richard Willoughby / Anthony Garland
  • 1531/32 William Clattercoats / Richard Nedham
  • 1532/33 William Edmondson / Laurence Marriott
  • 1533/34 William Mellers / Randell Bland
  • 1534/35 Humphrey Quernby / William Coke
  • 1535/36 Thomas Cockayne /
  • 1536/37 Richard Bunting / John Collinson
  • 1537/38 John Revell / Thomas Wallis
  • 1538/39 Richard Kyte / John Newbold
  • 1539/40 Robert Freeman / Christopher Stocks
  • 1540/41 Richard Crewe / John Sladen
  • 1541/42 Humphry Byrd / William Foster
  • 1542/43 John Haskett / Nicholas Bonner
  • 1543/44 Henry Wincell / Henry Fosbrooke
  • 1544/45 Richard Alyson / Richard Burton
  • 1545/46 John English / William Goodwin
  • 1546/47 Robert Cockayne / Robert Stanley
  • 1547/48 John Stanley / Edward Crewe
  • 1548/49 John Simpson / John Presse
  • 1549/50 Randolph Glossop / John Gregory
  • 1550/51 John Nix / Nicholas Gorstan
  • 1551/52 John Alcocke / John Brownley
  • 1552/53 John Elton / Edward Newton
  • 1553/54 John Collin / Walter Dawson
  • 1554/55 Edward Edmundson / Richard Askew
  • 1555/56 Francis Colman / William Gelstrop
  • 1556/57 Hugh Smith / Mathew Hallam
  • 1557/58 Peter Clarke / Robert Burton
  • 1558/59 Henry Dand / Robert Alvey
  • 1559/60 William Wilson / Thomas Clarke
  • 1560/61 Richard James / Thomas Kettering
  • 1561/62 Richard Welsh / James Rawlinson
  • 1562/63 William Ball / Gilbert Scale
  • 1563/64 Robert Jepson / John Parr
  • 1564/65 Thomas Atkinson / George Rotherham
  • 1565/66 Simon Wilson / Robert Marsh
  • 1566/67 William Scott / Henry Sherwood
  • 1567/68 James Hartley / John Townrow
  • 1568/69 Thomas Barwell / Fabian Mellers
  • 1569/70 Thomas Nix / William Glossop
  • 1570/71 Thomas Cadman / William Stansal
  • 1571/72 Robert Cowper / Richard Morhag
  • 1572/73 William Dodgson / Roger Wood
  • 1573/74 Michael Bell / Henry Brightmore
  • 1574/75 Robert Phipps / William Parlby
  • 1575/76 Nicholas Alvey / William Bell
  • 1576/77 Edmund Burton / Thomas Donycliffe
  • 1577/78 Humphrey Bonner / George Hutchinson
  • 1578/79 George Widdowson / George Curzon
  • 1579/80 Thomas Reeve / Richard Tomlinson
  • 1580/81 Robert York / Simon Pyckard
  • 1581/82 William Pyggin / Roger Wood
  • 1582/83 William Greaves / Richard Hurt
  • 1583/84 Robert Smales / Robert Hallam
  • 1584/85 Thomas Huthwaite / Anker Jackson
  • 1585/86 John Hall / Thomas Wallis
  • 1586/87 Hezekiah Newbold / Henry Dunne
  • 1587/88 John Nodin / Nicholas Sherwin
  • 1588/89 Edward Goodwin / Robert Stables
  • 1589/90 Richard Parleby / Ralph Shaw
  • 1590/91 William Freeman / Nicholas Baguley
  • 1591/92 Edmund Jowett / Leonard Nix
  • 1592/93 Richard Johnson / Richard Welsh
  • 1593/94 Thomas Drury / Richard Reckless
  • 1594/95 James Martin / William Widdowson
  • 1595/96 William Langford / William Wilson
  • 1596/97 William Kniveton / George Stokely
  • 1597/98 John Scott / William Pinder
  • 1598/99 Francis Rolleston / Henry Alvey
  • 1599/00 James Hobson / Richard Parker
  • 1600/01 James Woolfe / John Parker
  • 1601/02 Thomas Hill / Marmaduke Gregory
  • 1602/03 Robert Sherwin / James Rotherham
  • 1603/04 William Littlefare / William Hynde
  • 1604/05 Thomas Nix / Robert Parker
  • 1605/06 Robert Freeman / Anthony Gamble
  • 1606/07 Richard Reckless / George Riley
  • 1607/08 Thomas Morley / Richard Heald
  • 1608/09 Nicholas Sherwin / John Dalton
  • 1609/10 James Seeley / Richard Hare
  • 1610/11 Lewis Oxley / Stephen Hill
  • 1611/12 George Walker / Henry Baguley
  • 1612/13 William Clark / Pervcival Millington
  • 1613/14 Richard Jowett / John Alvey
  • 1614/15 John Perry / William Ludlam
  • 1615/16 William Ricket / William Hunt
  • 1616/17 Samuel Burrows / William Hunt
  • 1617/18 Michael Cook / Hugh Verden
  • 1618/19 William Gregory / John James
  • 1619/20 Nicholas Mastyn / William Nix
  • 1620/21 Robert Briggs / Edward Morris
  • 1621/22 Gabriel Bateman / Cuthbert Weyn
  • 1622/23 William Parker / Roger Darbyshire
  • 1623/24 William Hopkins / William Lupton
  • 1624/25 Thomas Cook / William Littlefare Jnr.
  • 1625/26 Richard Cowlishaw / John Dodsley
  • 1626/27 William Stanley / Robert Egginton
  • 1627/28 Alexander Staples / Robert Greaves
  • 1628/29 Richard Hardmett / Robert Harris
  • 1629/30 Edward Richards / John Poynton
  • 1630/31 Richard Dring / William Frost
  • 1631/32 Francis Toplady / Richard Hare
  • 1632/33 Gabriel Groves / James Beardsley
  • 1633/34 Edmund Bampton /
  • 1635/36 William Richards / William Drury
  • 1636/37 Thomas Wooley / Richard Turpin
  • 1637/38 Thomas Malin / Henry Miller
  • 1638/39 Joseph Winfield / Thomas Jackson
  • 1639/40 Henry James / Thomas Gamble
  • 1640/41 John Cooper / William Parker
  • 1641/42 John Sherwin / William Sumner
  • 1642/43 John Tomlin / George Alsebrooke
  • 1643/44 Richard Hides / Paul Hooton
  • 1644/45 Thomas Smith / William Bailey
  • 1645/46 John Fillingham / Adrian Garner
  • 1646/47 John Parker / Thomas Huthwaite
  • 1647/48 Richard Whitby / William Riley
  • 1648/49 Thomas Green / Robert Smith
  • 1649/50 John Reckless / Richard Watkinson
  • 1650/51 Joshuah Hill / William Hall
  • 1651/52 Edmund Richards / Robert Malin
  • 1652/53 Robert Saxon / Barnaby Wartnaby
  • 1653/54 Thomas Cooper / Brownlow Eggington
  • 1654/55 Daniel Sulley / Francis Cooke
  • 1655/56 Roger Riley / Richard Smith
  • 1656/57 Richard Crampton / John Smalley
  • 1657/58 William Petty / William Lealand
  • 1658/59 William Parker / John Toplady
  • 1659/60 Isaac Malin / William Drury
  • 1660/61 Samuel Riley / Adrian Cooke
  • 1661/62 Richard Hodgkin / William Burton
  • (superseded by Edward / Greaves)
  • 1662/63 William Toplady / John Greaves
  • 1663/64 Christopher Hall / Gervase Rippon
  • 1664/65 Robert Bate / William Ashers
  • 1665/66 William Sheppard / John Parker
  • 1666/67 Thomas Walker / Roger Riley
  • 1667/68 Robert Kirkby / John Rawson
  • 1668/69 Joseph Clay / Edward White
  • 1669/70 Gervase Wyld* / Samuel Richards*
  • 1670/71 Benjamin Riccards / Ralph Bennet
  • 1671/72 Arthur Riccards / William White
  • 1672/73 Richard Smith / Robert Coulstone
  • 1673/74 William Wilde / John Parker
  • 1674/75 Samuel Smith / Francis Salmon
  • 1675/76 Hugh Walker / Adrian Gamble
  • 1676/77 Thomas Muxlow / Robert Wortley
  • 1677/78 William Coulton / Harold Smyth
  • 1678/79 William Hardy / Robert Hewitt
  • 1679/80 William Woolhouse / Francis Sumners
  • 1680/81 John Sherwin / Samuel Lealand
  • 1681/82 Robert Green / John Malin
  • 1682/83 Robert Peach / John Whitby
  • 1683/84 John Peak / John Huthwaite
  • 1684/85 Thomas Le / John Shipman
  • 1685/86 William Jackson / John Unwin
  • 1686/87 Henry Hardy / Thomas Partridge
  • 1687/88 John Scattergood / Richard Wright
  • 1688/89 Thomas Boote / Samuel Smith
  • 1689/90 Samuel Watkinson / William Cockle
  • 1690/91 William Orme / William Barnes
  • 1691/92 James Huthwaite / Benjamin Green
  • 1692/93 John Hoe / Edward Hickling
  • 1693/94 Samuel Smith / Francis Armstrong
  • 1694/95 John Kitchen / William Barke
  • 1695/96 Roger Radford / Robert Lindley
  • 1696/97 Robert Harrison / John Greaves
  • 1697/98 Thomas James / Robert Allcock
  • 1698/99 Thomas Lovett / John Riccards
  • 1699/00 Francis Metham / George Frith
  • 1700/01 Joseph Cooke / William Bilby
  • 1701/02 Richard Bearn / Alexander Burden
  • 1702/03 John Reynolds / John Collin
  • 1703/04 William Greaves / Theodore Fosbrooke
  • 1704/05 William Johnson / Thomas Hawkesley
  • 1705/06 William Drury / Robert Brentnall
  • 1706/07 William Rippon / Francis Smith
  • 1707/08 Lionel Lamb / Thomas White
  • 1708/09 Jacob Tibson / Thomas Fillingham
  • 1709/10 Alvery Dodsley / Matthew Hoyland
  • 1710/11 Robert Hoyes / Thomas Trigge
  • 1711/12 John Sherwin / John Sweetapple
  • 1712/13 Gervase Pilkinton / Joseph Hemus
  • 1713/14 John Huthwaite / Bartholomew Hallam
  • 1714/15 Marmaduke Pennell / William Trigge
  • 1715/16 John Newton / William Shepherd
  • 1716/17 Robert Egginton / Laurence Bourne
  • 1717/18 John Radforth / Joseph Walters
  • 1718/19 Jonathon Truman / Richard Smith
  • 1719/20 William Garton / Samuel Poe
  • 1720/21 William Robinson / Edmund Wildbore
  • 1721/22 John Burton / Robert Egginton
  • 1722/23 James Hoe / James Huthwaite
  • 1723/24 Nathaniel Charnels / John Hornbuckle
  • 1724/25 Samuel Harris / John Poe
  • 1725/26 John Morley / William Bilbie Jnr.
  • 1726/27 Richard Wheldon / Roger Radforth
  • 1727/28 John Farnhill / Joseph Inglesant
  • 1728/29 Jonathon Truman Jnr. / Henry Butler
  • 1729/30 John Wood / Samuel Fellows
  • 1730/31 Stephen Egginton / Cornelius Huthwaite
  • 1731/32 John Foxcroft / John Bilbie
  • 1732/33 Thomas Langford / Lewis Sherwin
  • 1733/34 Isaac Wyld / Joseph Finch
  • 1734/35 Francis Parkin / Joseph Smith
  • 1735/36 Joseph Wright / Joseph Bilbie
  • 1736/37 James Dymock / Robert Huish
  • 1737/38 Charles Morley / James Hornbuckle
  • 1738/39 Thomas Shaw / Joseph Wright
  • 1739/40 Humphrey Hollins / Samuel Wood
  • 1740/41 William Cooper / John Sherbrooke
  • 1741/42 Alexander Burden / Benjamin Bull
  • 1742/43 James Huthwaite Jnr. / Robie Swann
  • 1743/44 William Goodwin / William Foulds
  • 1744/45 John Killingley / Thomas Haywood
  • 1745/46 John Oldknow / John Sands
  • 1746/47 Thomas Cotes / Thomas Oldknow
  • 1747/48 John Plumptre / William Cotton
  • 1748/49 John Egginton / Humphrey Cox
  • 1749/50 Benjamin Mather / Richard Butler
  • 1750/51 Johnathon Dodson / William Seagrave
  • 1751/52 Thomas Worthington / John Caruthers
  • 1752/53 John Blackwell / Thomas Spilby
  • 1753/54 John Fellows / Thomas Sands
  • 1754/55 William Huthwaite / Robert Seagrave
  • 1755/56 John Mellie / John Inglesant
  • 1756/57 Mark Huish / Alexander Foxcroft
  • 1757/58 John Wilson / Robert Foulds
  • 1758/59 Robert Hall / John Wells
  • 1759/60 John Foxcroft / Joseph Stubbins
  • 1760/61 James Foxcroft / George Dodson
  • 1761/62 John Padley / William Howitt
  • 1762/63 Benjamin Foxcroft / Matthew Whitlock
  • 1763/64 Isaac Wylde / Joseph Lowe
  • 1764/65 Benjamin Hornbuckle / John Sands
  • 1765/66 William Bettison / Benjamin Mather
  • 1766/67 John Doncaster / William Smith
  • 1767/68 Henry Hollins / George Sands
  • 1768/69 Thomas Oldknow Jnr. / Michael Kayes
  • 1769/70 Joseph Heath / Joseph Oldknow
  • 1770/71 Samuel Eaton / John Oldknow
  • 1771/72 William Wells / Henry Green
  • 1772/73 John Wells / Richard Cox
  • 1773/74 George Burbage / John Collishaw
  • 1774/75 Ralph Newman / William Heath
  • 1775/76 Edward Chatteris / Samuel Newham
  • 1776/77 Smith Churchill / Tertius Dale
  • 1777/78 Sir George Smith. Bart. / Samuel Statham
  • 1778/79 Samuel Heywood / Robert Summers
  • 1779/80 Samuel Worthington / Samuel Green
  • 1780/81 John Buxton / John Ball Mason
  • 1781/82 John Fellows / John Hancock
  • 1782/83 Thomas Caunt / Thomas Watson
  • 1783/84 Henry Keyworth / John Need
  • 1784/85 Edward Swann / Alexander Strahan
  • 1785/86 John Heath / George Dodson Jnr.
  • 1786/87 Stokeham Huthwaite / Thomas Hawkesley
  • 1787/88 John Davison / Thomas Nelson
  • 1788/89 Timothy Fellows / William Huthwaite Jnr.
  • 1789/90 Joseph Hurst Lowe / Joseph Heath
  • 1790/91 John Whitlock Ehlm / Samuel Fellows
  • 1791/92 William Doncaster / John Stone
  • 1792/93 Thomas Wylde / Thomas Pepper
  • 1793/94 Nathaniel Whitlock / Thomas Smith
  • 1794/95 Thomas Richards / Henry Green Jnr.
  • 1795/96 John Allen / John Ashwell
  • 1796/97 Thomas Richards / Nathaniel Need Jnr.
  • 1797/98
  • 1798/99
  • 1799/00
  • 1800/01
  • 1801/02
  • 1802/03 William Howitt / William Hickling
  • 1803/04 George Nelson / Thomas Williams
  • 1804/05 Charles Lomas Morley / John Houseman Barber
  • 1805/06 Charles Mellor / Edward Stavely
  • 1806/07 Octavius Tho. Oldknow / Alexander Strahan
  • 1807/08 John Bates / Wright Coldhan
  • 1808/09 John Carr / Francis Wakefield Jnr.
  • 1809/10 Kirk Swann / William Morley
  • 1810/11 Charles Wakfield / John Stevens Howitt
  • 1811/12 Isaac Woolley / Samuel Hall
  • 1812/13 Edward Allatt Swann / Alfred Lowe
  • 1813/14 Charles Lomas Morley / John Michael Fellows
  • 1814/15 John Allen Jnr. / William Soars
  • 1815/16 Richard Hopper Jnr. / Thomas Wakefield
  • 1816/17 George Gilll / Roger Allen
  • 1817/18 A.T. Fellows / C. Huish
  • 1818/19 N. Barnsdall / John Theaker
  • 1819/20 C. Huish / Mr. Deverills
  • 1820/21 Robert Seals / J. Heard
  • 1821/22 J. Heard / W. Rowarth
  • 1822/23 J. Wells / T. Wilson
  • 1823/24 Henry Leaver / Thomas Guildford
  • 1824/25 F. Hart / James Fellows
  • 1825/26 William Walker / S. H. Swann
  • 1821/22 J. Heard / W. Rowarth
  • 1822/23 J. Wells / T. Wilson
  • 1823/24 Henry Leaver / Thomas Guildford
  • 1824/25 F. Hart / James Fellows
  • 1825/26 William Walker / S. H. Swann
  • 1826/27 William Enfield / Thomas Shipman
  • 1827/28 Samuel Hollins / Kirke Swann
  • 1828/29 Nathaniel Barnsdall / Henry Homer
  • 1829/30 William Cartledge / R. Davison
  • 1830/31 T. Allen / R. C. Barber
  • 1831/32 John Harrison / T. Guildford
  • 1832/33 George Harvey / John Rogers
  • 1833/34 Thomas Roberts / T. Bishop
  • 1834/35 Charles Leavers / John Birkhead
  • 1835/36 Henry Moses Wood
  • 1836/37 George Bacon
  • 1837/38 Benjamin Morley
  • 1838/39 Francis Butcher Gill
  • 1839/40 Johnathon Neville
  • 1840/41 Thomas Roberts Jnr.
  • 1841/42 Thomas Gilbert Carver
  • 1842/43 Johnathon Reckless
  • 1843/44 William Galloway
  • 1844/45 William Knight
  • 1845/46 Nathan Hurst Jnr.
  • 1846/47 John Barber
  • 1847/48 James Roe
  • 1848/49 Edward Steegman
  • 1849/50 Thomas Ashwell
  • 1850/51 S. Wilmot
  • 1851/52 T.Ball
  • 1852/53 W. Page
  • 1853/54 Anthony John Mundella
  • 1854/55 W. V. Copeland
  • 1855/56 F. E. Shipley
  • 1856/57 C. Felkin
  • 1857/58 W. Bradbury
  • 1858/59 J. Manning
  • 1859/60 W. G. Ward
  • 1860/61 W. Lambert
  • 1865/66 R. B. Bond
  • 1866/67 M. I. Preston
  • 1867/68 G. C. Hill
  • 1868/69 G. C. Hill
  • 1869/70 J. W. Bowers
  • 1870/71 J. G. Woodward
  • 1871/72 C. A. Boot
  • 1872/73 G. Trevitt
  • 1873/74 James Carver
  • 1874/75 William Sulley
  • 1875/76 J. Renals
  • 1876/77 L. Lindley
  • 1877/78 Alfred J.Jacoby
  • 1878/79 J. Turney
  • 1879/80 Frederick Acton
  • 1880/81 H. S. Cropper
  • 1881/82 T. Bayley
  • 1882/83 J. P. Ford
  • 1883/84 F. F. Cleaver
  • 1884/85 Edward Henry Fraser
  • 1885/86 John Benjamin Walker
  • 1886/87 Robert Dennett
  • 1887/88 John Jelly
  • 1888/89 John Robinson
  • 1889/90 Frederick Pullman
  • 1890/91 Anderson Brownsword
  • 1891/92 John Alfred H. Green
  • 1892/93 Abraham Pyatt
  • 1893/94 Joseph Bright
  • 1894/95 Forbes R. Mutch
  • 1895/96 John Bright
  • 1896/97 Frederick R. Radford
  • 1897/98 Arthur William Black
  • 1898/99 Frederick W. Gregory
  • 1899/00 James Black Roberts
  • 1900/01 James Brown Sim
  • 1901/02 Edward G. Loverseed
  • 1902/03 John White
  • 1903/04 Robert Fleeman
  • 1904/05 Thomas James Dabell
  • 1905/06 Samborne Cook
  • 1906/07 Frederick Ball
  • 1907/08 William Henry Carey
  • 1908/09 Edwin Mellor
  • 1909/10 Thomas Ward
  • 1910/11 Frank Newton Hobson Albert Reuben Atkey
  • 1911/12 John Pycroft
  • 1912/13 Harry Baker Halford
  • 1913/14 John Henry Gregg
  • 1914/15 John Godfrey Small
  • 1915/16 James Clarkson
  • 1916/17 Richard Henry Swain
  • 1917/18 Henry Offiler
  • 1918/19 John Morris
  • 1919/20 Herbert Offiler
  • 1920/21 John H. Freckingham
  • 1921/22 Abraham Parkes
  • 1922/23 John Farr
  • 1923/24 Arthur Judd
  • 1924/25 Robert A. Young
  • 1925/26 Samuel Geo. Ward
  • 1926/27 John Hopkin
  • 1927/28 Arthur Pollard
  • 1928/29 William Green
  • 1929/30 William Hooley
  • 1930/31 Richard E. Ashworth
  • 1931/32 Mrs. C. M. Harper
  • 1932/33 William W. Welden
  • 1933/34 Ernest Purser
  • 1934/35 Wallis Smith
  • 1935/36 Frederick Mitchell
  • 1936/37 Arthur E. Savage
  • 1937/38 Walter Halls
  • 1938/39 Louis Pilsworth
  • 1939/40 Ernest A. Braddock
  • 1940/41 Lazarus J. Levin
  • 1941/42 A. H. Billingham
  • 1942/43 John E.Mitchel
  • 1943/44 Francis Carney
  • 1944/45 Wilfred B.Bland
  • 1945/46 Thomas R. Scott
  • 1946/47 Harry O. Emmony
  • 1947/48 William Sharp
  • 1948/49 William Sharp
  • 1949 (Died) Joseph Littlefair
  • 1949/50 Leon Willson
  • 1950/51 Walter Murby
  • 1951/52 Sidney Hobson
  • 1952/53 John Kenyon
  • 1953/54 William J. Cox
  • 1954/55 Leonard Mitson
  • 1955/56 William E. Maltby
  • 1956/57 Roland E. Green
  • 1957/58 John L. Davies
  • 1958/59 Frank W. Wootton
  • 1959/60 Sidney P. Hill
  • 1960/61 Cornelius Cameron
  • 1961/62 A. E. Greenaway
  • 1962/63 A. W. Norwebb
  • 1963/64 Percy Holland
  • 1964/65 W. G. E. Dyer
  • 1965/66 C. McReed
  • 1966/67 E. M. Durham
  • 1967/68 Mr. J.H.Bryan
  • 1956/69 B. W. Goddard
  • 1969/70 L. Whitehouse
  • 1970/71 C.W.Judge
  • 1971/72 E. B. Bateman
  • 1972/73 N. Hemmington
  • 1973/74 A. G. Wright
  • 1974/75 L. F. Squires
  • 1975/76 G. H. Elliott
  • 1976/77 Mrs. G. Roberts
  • 1977/78 Rex Rolling
  • 1978/79 Percy Holland
  • 1979/80 George Howe
  • 1980/81 Frank Dennett
  • 1981/82 T. V. Harby
  • 1982/83 John Pennington
  • 1983/84 D.C.Birkinshaw
  • 1984/85 Frank Dennett
  • 1985/86 T. V. Harby
  • 1986/87 Barrie Parker
  • 1987/88 Royce Young
  • 1988/89 B. A. Marshall
  • 1989/90 A. F. Robinson
  • 1990/91 Alfred T. Stone
  • 1991/92 Shaukat Khan
  • 1992/93 Brent Charlesworth
  • 1993/94 A.F.Robinson
  • 1994/95 R. Mackintosh
  • 1995/96 R.Greensmith
  • 1996/97 M.A. Wood
  • 1996/97 Mrs. S. Briggs
  • 1997/98 A.F.Robinson
  • 1998/99 Chris Gibson
  • 1999/00 Mike Whittall
  • 2000/01 Coun. John Hartshorne
  • 2001/02 Mrs. Joan Casson
  • 2002/03 Coun. Ali Asghar
  • 2003/04 Coun. John Hartshorne
  • 2004/05 Coun. Derek Creswell
  • 2005/06 Coun. Derek Creswell
  • 2006/07 Coun. Jeannie Packer
  • 2007/08 Coun. Jeannie Packer
  • 2008/09 Coun. Brian Grocock
  • 2009/10 Coun. Leon Unczur
  • 2010/11 Coun. Penny Griggs
  • 2011/12 Coun. Merlita Bryan
  • 2013/14 Coun. Ian Malcolm

References[edit]

  1. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary:sheriff
  2. ^ "Civic Dignitaries". 22 May 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.