High Sheriff of Gloucestershire

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This is a list of Sheriffs and High Sheriffs of Gloucestershire, who should not be confused with the sheriffs of the City of Gloucester.

The High Sheriff is the oldest secular office under the Crown (In England and Wales the office previously known as sheriff was retitled high sheriff on 1 April 1974). Formerly the 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 the High Sheriff functions are now largely ceremonial. The High Sheriff changes every March.

As of 2006, the sheriff's territory or bailiwick is covered by the administrative areas of Gloucestershire County Council and of South Gloucestershire District Council. Sir Robert Atkyns, the historian of Gloucester, writing in 1712 stated that no family had produced more Sheriffs of this county than Denys.[1]

Sheriffs[edit]

12th and 13th century[edit]

14th century[edit]

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

  • 1700: John Thomas, 1st Baronet [13]
  • 1700: Richard Haynes [43]
  • 1701: Samuel Eckley [44]
  • 1702: Sir Edward Fust, Bt [45]
  • 1703:
  • 1704: Edmund Chamberlayne [41]
  • 1705:
  • 1706: Matthew Ducie Moreton [9][41]
  • 1707: William Trye [9]
  • 1707: Henry Wagstaffe
  • 1708: Henry Sackeville [41]
  • 1709:
  • 1714: William Whittington [46]
  • 1714: William Kinscote [41]
  • 1715: Sir Abraham Elton, 1st Baronet [9]
  • 1717: Edmund Reginald Bray of Barrington
  • 1718: Sir Edward Fust, 4th Baronet, of Hill [9]
  • 1719: Christopher Bond [47]
  • 1720:
  • 1721:
  • 1722: Thomas Warner
  • 1723:
  • 1724: Samuel Roach of Sheerhampton [48]
  • 1725: Walter Sandys [49]
  • 1726: John Sampson [50]
  • 1726: William Dowdeswell of Pull Court [9]
  • 1727: Sir Robert Cann, 4th Baronet [51]
  • 1728:
  • 1729: John Small of Buthrop [52]
  • 1730:
  • 1731: Samuel Mee [53]
  • 1732: Silvanus Lysons [54]
  • 1732: Edmund Waller [41]
  • 1734: Richard Marriett of Preston [55]
  • 1735: John Gladwin [41]
  • 1736: Sir George Smith [41]
  • 1737: William Robins of Crum Hall [56][57]
  • 1738: Ambrose Baldwin [58]
  • 1740: William Giles [41]
  • 1740: Edward Rogers of Newent [59]
  • 1741: William Holbrow [60]
  • 1742: Samuel Hawker of Rodborough [61]
  • 1743: William Tayloe [62]
  • 1744: Thomas Snell of Upton St Leonards [63]
  • 1745: Daniel Ady the younger [64]
  • 1745: William Bagehot Delabere [41]
  • 1747: John Harding of Ozleworth [65]
  • 1748: Robert Ball [66]
  • 1749: Thomas Winstone of Stapleton[41][67]
  • 1750:
  • 1751: John Beale [41]
  • 1752:
  • 1753: Thomas Kemble [41][68]
  • 1754: Thomas Ingram of Coln Saint Aldwyn [69]
  • 1755: James Lamb of Fairford [70]
  • 1756: Charles Wyndham of Clowerwall in the Forest of Dean [71]
  • 1757: Reginald Pindar Lygon of Kemply [72]
  • 1758: Thomas Jones of South Cerney [73]
  • 1759: Samuel Hayward of Sandhurst[74]
  • 1760: Sir Onesiphorus Paul, 1st Baronet of Rodborough [75]
  • 1761: John de la Field Phelps [76]
  • 1762: Peter Hancock of Twyning [77]
  • 1763: Samuel Paul of Rodborough [78]
  • 1764:
  • 1765 Robert Dobbins Yate of Bromsberrow [79]
  • 1766: William Dallaway [80]
  • 1767: Edmund Probyn, of Newland[81]
  • 1768: John Guise, later Sir John Guise, 1st Baronet of Highnam Court, Churcham [75]
  • 1769:
  • 1770:
  • 1771: Thomas Master of the Abbey, Cirencester (1st term)[9]
  • 1772:
  • 1773: Joseph Pyrke of Little Dean [82]
  • 1774: Henry Wyatt of Stroud [83]
  • 1774: Thomas Estcourt of Estcourt House, Tetbury [84]
  • 1775: George Pauncefote-Bromley, 2nd Baronet [13]
  • 1776: Henry Lippincott, later Sir Henry Lippincott, 1st Baronet of Stoke Bishop [75]
  • 1777: William Hayward Winstone of Oldbury [85]
  • 1778: Edward Samson of Henbury [86]
  • 1779: James Dutton of Sherborne[9]
  • 1780: Sir George Onesiphorus Paul, 2nd Baronet[75]
  • 1781: John Morris [87]
  • 1782: Charles Hayward [41]
  • 1783: Joseph Roberts [88]
  • 1784: Thomas Master of the Abbey, Cirencester (2nd term)[9]
  • 1784: Giles Greenaway [87]
  • 1785: John Niblett, of Gloucester [89]
  • 1786: Charles Cox of Kemble [90]
  • 1787: Samuel Richardson of Newent [91]
  • 1788: Nicholas Smith of North Nibley [92]
  • 1789: George Miller, of Ozleworth [93]
  • 1790: Robert Blagdon Hale [88]
  • 1791: Michael Hicks Beach of Beverstone Castle [9]
  • 1792: John Embury of Twyning [9]
  • 1793: Christopher B. Codrington of Dodington Park [9]
  • 1794:
  • 1795:
  • 1796: Henry Cruger jnr of Bristol and Westonhouse, Bath [9]
  • 1797:
  • 1798: Thomas Vernon Delphin of Eyford [94]
  • 1799: John Elwas of Colesbourne [95]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

  • 1900: Peter Stubs, of Blaisdon Hall,near Newnham-on-Severn [203]
  • 1901: Gardner Sebastian Bazley of Hatherop Castle, Fairford [204]
  • 1902: James Horlick, of Cowley Manor, Cheltenham [205]
  • 1903: Samuel Bruce, of Norton Hall, near Chipping Camden [206]
  • 1904: Benjamin St. John Ackers, of Huntley Manor, near Gloucester [207]
  • 1905: Henry Dent-Brocklehurst, of Sudeley Castle, Winchcomb [208]
  • 1906: Hamilton Fane Gladwin, of Seven Springs, Cubberley, near Cheltenham [209]
  • 1907: Lieut.-Col. Fairfax Rhodes (1845–1928), of Brockhampton Park, Andoversford, RSO [210]
  • 1908: George Loyd Foster Harter, of Salperton Park, Hazleton [211]
  • 1909: Theodore Drayton Grimké-Drayton, of Clifford Manor, Cliffords Mesne, Newent [212]
  • 1910: Arthur Edmund Moss, of Leygore Manor, Northleach [213]
  • 1911: George Williams Lowsley Hoole Lowsley-Williams, of Chavenage, Tetbury [214]
  • 1912: Herbert Jenner Fust, of Hill Court, Falfield [215]
  • 1913: Lieut.-Col. Francis Henry, of Elmestree, Tetbury.[216]
  • 1914: William Augustus Rixon, of Turkdean Manor, Northleach [217]
  • 1915: Colin Maclver, of Blaisdon Hall, Longhope [218]
  • 1916: Philip Napier Miles of Kings Weston, Henbury [219]
  • 1917: Ernest Edward Turner, of Shipton Oliffe Mamor, Andoversford [220]
  • 1918: James Ernest Rawlins, of Syston Court, near Bristol,[221]
  • 1919: Captain Maynard Francis Colchester - Wemyss, of Broughtons, Newnham [222]
  • 1920: Colonel Sir Arthur Anstice, K.C.B., of The Old Grange, Dymock [223]
  • 1921: Lieut.-Col. Albert John Palmer, D.S.O., of Fairford Park, Fairford [224]
  • 1922: Edward Conder, of Conigree Court, Newent,[225]
  • 1923: Col. Sir Percival Scrope Marling,, Bt., V.C.,C.B. of Stanley Park, Stroud, Glos.[226]
  • 1924: Major Sir Lionel Edward Hamilton Marmaduke Darell, Bt., D.S.O., of Saul Lodge, Stonehouse, Glos.[227]
  • 1925: Sir Philip Sidney Stott, Bt., of Stanton Court, Broadway [228]
  • 1926: Sir Anselm William Edward Guise, Bt. of Elmore Court, near Gloucester [229]
  • 1927: Major Charles Penrhyn Ackers, of Huntley Manor, near Gloucester [230]
  • 1928: Lieut.-Col. Sir Gilbert Alan Hamilton Wills, Bt., O.B.E. of Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh [231]
  • 1929: Lieut.-Col. Henry George Ricardo, D.S.O., of Gatcombe, Minchinhampton [232]
  • 1930: Francis Osmond Joseph Huntley, of Boxwell Court, Tetbury [233]
  • 1931: Sir Stanley Tubbs, Bt, of Wotton-under-Edge [234]
  • 1932: Major William John Paley Marling, of Great Rissington Manor, Bourton-on-the-Water [235]
  • 1933: The Hon. Samuel Vestey, of Stowell Park, near Cheltenham [236]
  • 1934: Joseph Dillworth Crewdson, of Syde House, near Cheltenham [237]
  • 1935: Sidney Allen, of Moor Court, of Amberley [238]
  • 1936: Samuel Stanley Marling of Littleworth House, Amberley [239]
  • 1937: Arthur William Stanton, of Field Place, Stroud,[240]
  • 1938: Sir Christopher William Gerald Henry Codrington, Bt. of Dodington, Chipping Sodbury
  • 1939: Major John Henry Dent-Brocklehurst, O.B.E., of Sudeley Castle, Winchcomb [241]
  • 1940: Major and Brevet Lieut.-Col. Charles Edward Turner, D.S.O., T.D., of Old Down, Tockington, Bristol[242]
  • 1941: Lieut.-Gol. John Ralph Congreve Dent, D.S.O., M.C., of Olivers, Painswick [243]
  • 1942: Lieut.-Col. John Godman, of Banks Fee, Moreton-in-Marsh [244]
  • 1943: Sir Evan Gwynne-Evans, Bt., of Oakland's Park, Newnham [245]
  • 1944: Major Alexander Black Mitchell, of Poulton Priory, Fairford [246]
  • 1945: Stephen Mitchell
  • 1946: Edwin Brassey
  • 1947: Captain Sir George Edward Stott, Bt., of Stanton Court (Glos.), via Broadway [247]
  • 1948: Lieut-Col. Ardern Arthur Hulme Beaman, DSO , of Kingscote Grange, Tetbury [248]
  • 1949: Sir Walter Merry Craddock, D.S.O., M.C., of Amberley Court, Stroud [249]
  • 1950: Captain Alan Joseph Macdonald Richardson, of Southrop Manor, near Lechlade [250]
  • 1951: Lieut-Colonel John Savile Hoole-Lowsley-Williams, of Chavenage, Tetbury [251]
  • 1952: William Bathurst
  • 1953: Brigadier Alan Algernon Marion Durand,M.C., of Ellerncroft, Wotton-under-Edge[252]
  • 1954: Major-General George James Paul St. Clair, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., of Upton House,Tetbury [253]
  • 1955: Major John Edward Buckingham Pope, of Upton Grove, Tetbury [254]
  • 1956: George Montagu John Llewelyn Whitmore, of Manor House, Lower Slaughter, Cheltenham.[255]
  • 1957: Brevet-Colonel William Alfred Chester-Master, T.D., of Norcote House, Cirencester [256]
  • 1958: Martin Gibbs
  • 1959: Colonel Frederick Ferris Bligh St. George, C.V.O., of Hill Court, Shipton Moyne,Tetbury [257]
  • 1960: Anthony Biddulph or Rodmarton Manor
  • 1961: Colonel Geoffrey Peter Shakerley, M.C., T.D., of Wells Folly, Moreton-in-Marsh [258]
  • 1962: Charles Wingfield
  • 1963: William Parry Cripps, Esq., of Stratton Place, Cirencester.[259]
  • 1964: Major John David Summers, of North Rye House, Moreton-in-Marsh.[260]
  • 1965: Major Peter Frazer Sinclair Clifford of Frampton Court, Frampton-on-Severn[261]
  • 1966: David Cecil Wynter Verey, of Barnsley House, near Cirencester.[262]
  • 1967: Mrs. Mary Dent-Brocklehurst, of Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Cheltenham.[263]
  • 1968: Robert Evelyn Herbert Fender, A.F.C., of The Manor House, Withington, near Cheltenham.[264]
  • 1969: Ian Norman Mitchell of Trull House[265]
  • 1970: Miss Olive Katherine Lloyd Lloyd-Baker of Hardwicke Court, Gloucester[266]
  • 1971: Major Geoffrey Thomas St. John Sanders of Buckhorn House, Bisley, Stroud[267]
  • 1972: Malcolm St Clair, of Optow House, Tetbury[268]
  • 1973: Lieut.-Commander Nicholas Robin Benson, R.N., of Aycote House, Rendcomb, Cirencester [269]
  • 1974: Lieut-Colonel David Lowsley-Williams, of Chavenage, Tetbury.[270]

High Sheriffs[edit]

20th century[edit]

  • 1975: Lieut.-Colonel Stephen Reginald Martin Jenkins, of Hampnett Manor, Northleach, Cheltenham [271]
  • 1976: Desmond Frederick Shirley Godman of Great Rissington Manor, Cheltenham.[272]
  • 1977: Brevet-Colonel Robert Charles Townsend Sivewright of Talland House, South Cerney, Cirencester.[273]
  • 1978: The Hon. Thomas Maurice Ponsonby, of The Common, Little Faringdon, Lechlade.[274]
  • 1979: Henry William George Elwes of Colesbourne Park, Cheltenham[275]
  • 1980: Oscar Henry Colbourn, of Crickley Barrow[276]
  • 1981: Colonel Michael Colvin Watson of Eastington House, Ampney St. Peter, Cirencester[277]
  • 1982: Robert John Grantley Berkeley, of Berkeley Castle [278]
  • 1983: The Hon. Alasdair Andrew Orr Morrison of Maisemore Park, Gloucester [279]
  • 1984: James Angus Buchanan Baillie-Hamilton of South Farm, Shipton Oliffe, Cheltenham[280]
  • 1985: Major Michael Thomas Noel Hamilton Wills of Misarden Park, Misarden[281]
  • 1986: Major Philip Sheeny Morris-Keating of Walnut Tree Cottage, Estcourt Park, Shipton Moyne[282]
  • 1987: David Richard Ayshford Sanford of Pauntley Court, Redmarley [283]
  • 1988: Captain Charles Patrick Daly Berrill of Notcliffe House, Deerhurst, Gloucester[284]
  • 1989: Greville Edward Mervyn Vernon of Newington House, Kingscote [285]
  • 1990: Colonel John Evelyn Baring Hills, of The Priory Cottage, Long Newnton, Tetbury.[286]
  • 1991: Peter Roland Henry Clifford, of Manor Farm, Frampton-on-Severn.[287]
  • 1992: The Hon. Philip Reginald Smith, of Campden House, Chipping Campden[288]
  • 1997: William Gregory Francis Meath Baker, of Hasfield Court
  • 1998: James Eykyn
  • 1999: The Hon Mark William Vestey, Foxcote Manor,Andoversford, Cheltenham[289]

21st century[edit]

  • 2000: John Vickers Eyre
  • 2001: Jane Jenner-Fust
  • 2002: John Moger Woolley of Winterbourne[290]
  • 2003: Deborah Hutton
  • 2004: Simon Preston
  • 2005: Michael Stone
  • 2006: Alfred Cosier Morris CBE[291]
  • 2007: Jonathan Dodgson Carr[292]
  • 2009: Anne Chambers[293]
  • 2010: Ceri Evans [294]
  • 2011: Mark Heywood [295]
  • 2012: R. Duncan Clegg [296]
  • 2013: The Hon. Hugh J.H. Tollemache [296]
  • 2014: Thomas Frost [297]
  • 2015: Dr Roger John Head of Highnam Court, Highnam[298]
  • 2016: The Countess Bathurst of Cirencester.[299]

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