High Sheriff of Kildare

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Map of County Kildare, 1797

The High Sheriff of Kildare was the British Crown's judicial representative in County Kildare, Ireland from the 16th century until 1922, when the office was abolished in the new Free State and replaced by the office of Kildare County Sheriff. The High Sheriff had judicial, electoral, ceremonial and administrative functions and executed High Court Writs. In 1908, an Order in Council made the Lord Lieutenant the Sovereign's prime representative in a county and reduced the High Sheriff's precedence. However the sheriff retained his responsibilities for the preservation of law and order in the county. The usual procedure for appointing the sheriff from 1660 onwards was that three persons were nominated at the beginning of each year from the county and the Lord Lieutenant then appointed his choice as High Sheriff for the remainder of the year. Often the other nominees were appointed as under-sheriffs. Sometimes a sheriff did not serve his full term due to death or another event, and another sheriff was then appointed for the remainder of the year. The dates given in this article are the dates of appointment.

In Ireland the County Sheriffs were selected or "pricked" by the Lord Lieutenant. All addresses are in County Kildare unless stated otherwise.

List of High Sheriffs of County Kildare[edit]

Pre-17th century[edit]

Source: Kildare Archeological Society[1]

  • 1299 : William Alysaundre[2]
  • 1301: Albert de Kenley[3]
  • 1306: Hugh Canoun.
  • 1310–1314: David le Maryner (or Mazener)
  • 1312 Sir & Knight John De Wellesley who died 10-22-1303 in a battle with the Irish at age 70.
  • 1368: William De Wellesley
  • 1374: Walter fitz John le Faunt
  • 1375: John Creef
  • 1376: Adam de Lyt
  • 1378: Robert FitzEustace (? of Cradockstown)
  • 1394: Patrick Flatesbury
  • 1414: Sir Richard FitzEustace
  • 1415–16: Sir Richard De Wellesly of Dangan, County Meath and of Pollardstown, County Kildare
  • 1421: Sir Richard De Wellesly of Dangan, County Meath and of Pollardstown, County Kildare
  • 1422: Richard De Wellesley
  • 1423: Sir Edward FitzEustace, Knt.
  • 1428: Sir Edward FitzEustace, Knt.
  • 1446: Robert Flatesbury (killed 1448)
  • 1452: Christopher De Wellesley of Alasty
  • 1456: Robert FitzEustace of Ballycutland (Coghlanstown)
  • 1465: Christopher Flatesbury of Osbertown
  • 1472: Philip Eustace of Newland
  • 1484: Lawrence Sutton of Barbystown
  • 1493: Richard Eustace of Eilgon (?Eilgowan)
  • 1494: Bartholomew Aylmer of Lyons
  • 1495: Bartholomew Aylmer
  • 1496: Sir William De Wellesley
  • 1498: Laurence Sutton of Tipper
  • 1499: Maurice Eustace of Ballyoutland (Coghlanstown)
  • 1502: Sir William Wogan of Rathcoffey
  • 1507: William Eustace of Newland
  • 1508: Laurence Sutton of Tipper
  • 1509: William Eustace of Cradockstown
  • 1523: Thomas Eustace, 1st Viscount Baltinglass of Henryston (Harristown)
  • 1527: Thomas Netterfeld, snr.
  • 1535: John Eustace of Harriston
  • 1536: James FitzGerald of Osberdiston (Osberstown).
  • 1537–38: Philip fitzMaurice FitzGerald, of Allen.
  • 1540: William Birmingham of Dunfert.
  • 1541: James FitzGerald of Ballysonnane (Ballyshannon).
  • 1542: Nicholas Wogan of Rathcoffey
  • 1543: Richard Aylmer of Lyons
  • 1544: William Eustace of Mone (? Moone)
  • 1556: Nicholas Eustace of Cradockston
  • 1557: Patrick Sarsfield of Castledillon
  • 1558: Redmund Fitzgeralde of Rathangan
  • 1558–1560: Francis Cosby of Even [now Monasterevin]
  • 1560: Maurice FitzGerald of "Gerardston"
  • 1567: John Eustace of Castlemartin
  • 1571: Robert Pypho
  • 1573: Piers Fitz-Gerald of Ballysonan
  • 1576: John Eustace of Castle Marten
  • 1578: Peter Fitz-Gerald of Ballysonan
  • 1580: John Eustace of Castle Marten
  • 1581: Piers Fitz-Gerald of Ballysonan
  • 1583: Redmond Bermingham of the Grange
  • 158n: Thomas Fitz-Gerald of Timahoe, Co. Kildare
  • 158n: William Eustace
  • 1592: Maurice Eustace
  • 1593: Sir Richard Fitzgerald
  • 1594: John Sarsfield
  • 1595: Sarsfield
  • 1596: John Fitz-Gerald
  • 1597: Sir Henry Duke
  • 1598: James Fitz-Gerald

17th century[edit]

  • 1601: John Harbert[4]
  • 1602: Robert Nangle[4]
  • 1605: Rowland Fitz-Gerald[4]
  • 1606: Sir James Fitz-Gerald[4]
  • 1607: William Eustace of Castle Martin[4]
  • 1608: Pierce Butler[4]
  • 1609: Lewis Price[4]
  • 1610: Sir Richard Graham[4]
  • 1611: Thomas Potts[4]
  • 1612: Gerald Cowley[4]
  • 1613: William Meares[4]
  • 1614: Thomas Stokes of Madenstown[4]
  • 1615: Richard Tighe[4]
  • 1616: Sir Henry Bellings[4]
  • 1617: Philip Pilsworth[4]
  • 1618: Sir Henry Bellings[4]
  • 1620–21: Stephen Palmes[4]
  • 1622: Philip Pilsworth[4]
  • 1623: Sir Henry Colley[4]
  • 1624: John Weldon
  • 1625 Sir Henry Bellings
  • 1641: Sir Erasmus Borrowes, 1st Baronet[5]
  • 1649: George Medlicott of Tully
  • 1654: Henry Bellingham
  • 1656: John Hewetson of Kildare[6]
  • 1662: Richard Tighe of Woodstock[7]
  • 1667: Edward Bagot[5]
  • 1671: Garret Wellesley[5]
  • 1673: Sir Walter Borrowes, 2nd Baronet[5]
  • 1676: Sir William Sands, 1st Baronet[8]
  • 1677: Edward Bagot of Walterstown and Harristown[9]
  • 1678: Richard Nevill[10]
  • 1687–1688: John Wogan[11]
  • 1692: Richard Nevill[10]
  • 1697: Sir Kildare Borrowes, 3rd Baronet[5]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

  • 1801: John Greene of Milford[9]
  • 1803: John Joseph Henry of Straffan[9]
  • 1803: Thomas Tickell of Carnolway[9]
  • 1804: Michael Aylmer[20]
  • 1805: Peter Wolfe, of Blackhall[20]
  • 1806: William Mills[20]
  • 1807: Joshua Rice[20]
  • 1808: John Aylmer[20]
  • 1809: Sir Erasmus Dixon Borrowes, 6th Barone[20]
  • 1810: James Critchley[20]
  • 1811–1812: Thomas Finley[20]
  • 1813: James Critchley[21]
  • 1814–1815: Adam Tyrell[21]
  • 1815: Peter Wolfe of Blackhall[9]
  • 1816: Samuel McGomery Sir Erasmus Dixon Borrowes, 6th Baronet[20]
  • 1817: William Henry Carter of Castle Martin[5]
  • 1818: Sir (Josiah) William Hort, 2nd Baronet of Hortland[22]
  • 1819: John Aylmer[21]
  • 1820: Arthur Henry of Lodge Park[21]
  • 1821: Samuel Mills[20]
  • 1822: M C C Roberts[20]
  • 1823: Ponsonby Moore[20]
  • 1824: Captain George Burdett of Loughtown House[23]
  • 1825: Lord Henry Moore of Moore Abbey, Monastereven
  • 1827: Sir Gerald George Aylmer, 8th Baronet[5]
  • 1833: The Honorable George Francis Collet of Rathangan[24]
  • 1834: John Michael Henry Fock, 3rd Baron de Robeck[5]
  • 1835: John Bonham of Ballintaggart[5]
  • 1836: John Hyacinth Nangle of Garrisker, Clonard[25]
  • 1838: Edward Lawless, 3rd Baron Cloncurry[5]
  • 1839: Walter Hussey de Burgh of Donore House, Naas[24]
  • 1840: Hugh Barton of Straffan House[5]
  • 1841: Richard Maunsell of Oakley Park[5]
  • 1842: James FitzGerald, 1st Marquess of Kildare[26]
  • 1843: Charles William FitzGerald, 1st Baron Kildare
  • 1844: David O'Connor-Henchy of Stonebrook[9]
  • 1845:
  • 1846: John La Touche of Harristown[9]
  • 1848: John Rowland Eustace of Baltraney[27]
  • 1849: Edward J. Beauman, of Furnace, Nass[28]
  • 1850: John Rowland Eustace[5]
  • 1851: Nathaniel Barton of Straffan House[29]
  • 1852:
  • 1854: Sir Gerald George Aylmer, 9th Baronet[5]
  • 1856: Edward More O'Ferrall of Kildangan[30]
  • 1857: John Harvey Lewis of Kilcullen[9]
  • 1858: Penthony O'Kelly of Botristown, Newbridge[31]
  • 1859: John Henry Edward Fock, 4th Baron de Robeck of Gowran Grange[9]
  • 1860: Thomas De Burgh of Oldtown, Naas.[32]
  • 1861: Hugh Lynedoch Barton of Straffan House.[9]
  • 1863: Frederick Hugh Henry of Lodge Park.[9]
  • 1864:
  • 1866–67: Francis Edmond Joseph MacDonnell of Dunfierth.[9]
  • 1867: Valentine Lawless, 4th Baron Cloncurry.[5]
  • 1868: John Maunsell of Oakley Park[5] (son of Richard, HS in 1841)
  • 1870: Samuel G Ireland of Robertstown.[33]
  • 1871: Montagu William Edward Dobbs of Castle Dobbs, Antrim.[5]
  • 1873: Sir Erasmus Dixon Borrowes, 9th Baronet[5]
  • 1874: George Mansfield of Morristown Lattin.[9]
  • 1875: Charles Colley Palmer.[34]
  • 1876: Ambrose More-O'Ferrall.[9]
  • 1878: William Peisley Hutchinson Lloyd Vaughan of Golden Grove, Rosecrea.[35]
  • 1878: William Blacker of Castle Martin.[27]
  • 1879: Dominic More-O'Ferrall of Kildangan.[36]
  • 1880: Richard Wilson Hartley of Beech Park, Co. Dublin.[9]
  • 1881: Marquess of Kildare.[37]
  • 1882: Thomas Richard Frederick Cooke-Trench.
  • 1884: Hugh O'Connor-Henchy of Stonebrook.[9]
  • 1884: Thomas John de Burgh of Oldtown.[9]
  • 1885: George Woods Maunsell of Ashford, Co. Limerick.[5] (son of Richard, HS in 1841)
  • 1886: Charles Frederick Crichton of Mullaboden.[9]
  • 1887: Robert Mackay Wilson of Coolcarrigan.[9]
  • 1888: Edmund Casimir Sweetman of Longtown.[38]
  • 1889: Marmaduke William Coghill Cramer-Roberts of Sallymount.[39]
  • 1890: John Christopher Murphy of Mullen.[9]
  • 1891: Richard Mark Synnot Maunsell of Oakley Park.[27]
  • 1892: William Ireland de Courcy-Wheeler of Robertstown House.[9]
  • 1893:
  • 1894: Hans Hendrick Hendrick-Aylmer of Kerdiffstown.[9]
  • 1895: Thomas Green.[40]
  • 1896: John Algernon Aylmer of Courtown, Kilcock.[9]
  • 1897: Surgeon-Major T.R. Keogh.
  • 1899: Richard St Leger Moore of Naas.[27]

20th century[edit]

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