High Sheriff of Kilkenny City

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The High Sheriff of Kilkenny City was the Sovereign's judicial representative in the city of the City of Kilkenny. Initially an office for lifetime, assigned by the Sovereign, the High Sheriff became annually appointed from the Provisions of Oxford in 1258.[1] Besides his judicial importance, he had ceremonial and administrative functions and executed High Court Writs.[2]

High Sheriffs of Kilkenny City[edit]

  • 1334–1340: John Talbot
  • 1752: Edward Jollie
  • 1813–1817: John Keogh; Henry Anderson [3] (served for 20 years)
  • 1835–1838: Benjamin Barton [4]
  • 1840–1842: Benjamin Barton [4]
  • 1843–1844: Sir John Blunden, 3rd Baronet [4]
  • 1845: John M'Craith, of Kilkenny.[5]
  • 1848: George Reade of Kilkenny [6]
  • 1849: John Newport Green of Lakeaview [7]
  • 1850: Richard Smithwick, of Birchfield, Kilkenny.[8]
  • 1853: John Wade
  • 1854: Thomas Hart [9]
  • 1856: Edward Mulhallan of Seville Lodge, Kilkenny [10]
  • 1858: George P. Helsham of John Street, Kilkenny [11]
  • 1862: Thomas Power
  • 1867: D. Cullen [12]
  • 1869: James Sullivan [4]
  • 1870: James Smithwick of Drakeland [13]
  • Joseph Empson [14]
  • John F. Smithwick [14]
  • Edmond Smithwick [14]
  • 1881: Richard Colles, of Millmount [15]
  • 1883: Simon Morris [14]
  • 1884: Patrick Murphy [14]
  • 1886: Edward Fennessy

References[edit]

  1. ^ John David Griffith Davies and Frederick Robert Worts (1928). England in the Middle Ages: Its Problems and Legacies. A. A. Knopf. p. 119. 
  2. ^ Alexander, George Glover (1915). The Administration of Justice in Criminal Matters (in England and Wales). The University Press. p. 89. 
  3. ^ Reports from Commissioners Volume 4 (Ireland). 1824. 
  4. ^ a b c d "The Peerage". Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  5. ^ "New Irish Sheriffs". The Armagh Guardian. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  6. ^ "The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)". Trove. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "County Cava Newspaper extracts". Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  8. ^ "Ireland Old News". Ballina Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  9. ^ "Proccedings and Transactions". 3: 203–206. JSTOR 25493656. 
  10. ^ "The Cork Examiner, 28 January 1856 HIGH SHERIFFS FOR 1856". The Cork Examiner. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "No. 6775". The Edinburgh Gazette. 29 January 1958. p. 180. 
  12. ^ "Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Saturday 26 October 1867". Trove. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "No. 8027". The Edinburgh Gazette. 25 January 1970. p. 104. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Illustrated Guide to the City and County of Kilkenny" (PDF). Retrieved 5 August 2013. [permanent dead link]
  15. ^ County Families of the United Kingdom