High Sheriff of Berkshire


High Sheriff of Berkshire

The High Sheriff of Berkshire, in common with other counties, was originally the King's representative on taxation upholding the law in Saxon times. The word Sheriff evolved from 'shire-reeve'.

The title of High Sheriff is therefore much older than the other crown appointment, the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, which came about after 1545. Between 1248 and 1566 Berkshire and Oxfordshire formed a joint shrievalty (apart from a brief period in 1258/9).

Unlike the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, which is generally held from appointment until the holder's death or incapacity, the title of High Sheriff is appointed / reappointed annually. The High Sheriff is assisted by an Under-Sheriff of Berkshire.

List of High Sheriffs of Berkshire

*Before 1066 Godric, first recorded Sheriff of Berkshire [cite web|url=http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/9361|title='Ferrers, Henry de (d. 1093x1 100)’|first=Marios|last=Costambeys|work=Oxford Dictionary of National Biography|publisher=Oxford University Press|month=September|year=2004 (online edition, May 2007)|doi=10.1093/ref:odnb/9361|accessdate=2008-01-11]
*Before 1091 Robert D'Oyly
*1097 Hugh de Buckland
*1238 Hugh le Despenser I
*1264 John de St Valery
*1270 Nicholas de Hendred
*1313 Philip De La Beche
*1398 Sir Richard Abberbury the Younger
*1400 Thomas Chaucer
*1435 Thomas Fettiplace
*1468 Sir William Norreys
*1475 Sir Thomas De La Mare
*1479 John Norreys - son of Sir John Norreys and Alice Norreys, Lady of the Garter
*1480 Sir Thomas De La Mare
*1482 Sir William Norreys
*1486 Sir William Norreys
*1489 Sir Thomas De La Mare
*1502 John Williams
*1509 Sir William Essex
*1518 Sir William Essex
*1519 Thomas Englefield, Justice of the Common Pleas - son of Sir Thomas Englefield and father of Sir Francis Englefield
*1524 Sir William Essex
*1538 John Williams
*1540 Sir William Essex
*1544 John Williams
*1547 Sir Francis Englefield
*1551 William Hyde
*1553 John Williams
*1555 Sir Richard Brydges
*1562 Henry Norris
*1571 John Winchcombe III (1519-1573)
*1641 Tanfield Vachell
*1675 John Breedon I
*1690 Bartholomew Tipping IV
*1700 John Breedon III
*1702 John Hillersdon of Midgham Park
*1713 Benjamin Child
*1729 William Noake
*1738 William Trumbull
*1740 Benjamin Griffin
*1755 Sir Mark Stuart Pleydell
*1786 William Poyntz of Midgham
*1795 William Thoyts
*1797 Bartholomew Tipping VII
*1800 John Coxe Hippisley
*1809 Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe
*1814 John Robert Hopkins
*1816 Richard Benyon De Beauvoir
*1818 Robert Palmer
*1822 Sir Morris Ximenes
*1829 John Walter
*1830: John Walter, of Bear Wood [LondonGazette|issue=18652|startpage=257|endpage=258|date=2 February 1830|accessdate=2008-09-21]
*1831: Charles Eyston, of East Hendred [LondonGazette|issue=18772|startpage=194|endpage=195|date=1 February 1831|accessdate=2008-09-21]
*1832: Thomas Mills Goodlake, of Wadley House [LondonGazette|issue=18900|startpage=254|endpage=255|date=6 February 1832|accessdate=2008-09-21]
*1833: East George Clayton East, of Hall Place [LondonGazette|issue=19019|startpage=246|date=5 February 1833|accessdate=2008-09-21]
*1834: Charles Eyre, of Welford Park [LondonGazette|issue=19125|startpage=206|date=4 February 1834|accessdate=2008-09-21]
*1835: Bartholomew Wroughton, of Woolley Park [LondonGazette|issue=19238|startpage=235|endpage=236|date=9 February 1835|accessdate=2008-09-21]
*1836: William Bennett, of Faringdon House [LondonGazette|issue=19353|startpage=223|endpage=224|date=5 February 1836|accessdate=2008-09-21]
*1837: James Wheble, of Woodley Lodge [LondonGazette|issue=19462|startpage=232|endpage=233|date=31 January 1837|accessdate=2008-09-21]
*1838: Winchcombe Henry Howard Hartley, of Bucklebury Cottage [LondonGazette|issue=19586|startpage=232|date=2 February 1838|accessdate=2008-09-21]
*1839: Mortimer George Thoyts, of Sulhampstead House [LondonGazette|issue=19704|startpage=214|date=5 February 1839|accessdate=2008-09-21]
*1840: Henry Hippisley, of Lambourn Place [LondonGazette|issue=19819|startpage=197|date=31 January 1840|accessdate=2008-04-09]
*1841: John Jesse Bulkeley, of Linden Hill [LondonGazette|issue=19948|startpage=303|date=5 February 1841|accessdate=2008-04-09]
*1842: Henry Mill Bunbury, of Marlston House [LondonGazette|issue=20067|startpage=285|date=4 February 1842|accessdate=2008-04-09]
*1843: Sir Robert Throckmorton, 8th Baronet, of Buckland House [LondonGazette|issue=20192|startpage=371|date=1 February 1843|accessdate=2008-04-09]
*1844: Edwin Martin Atkins, of Kingston Lisle [LondonGazette|issue=20311|startpage=347|date=31 January 1844|accessdate=2008-04-09]
*1845: John Bligh Monck, of Coley Park [LondonGazette|issue=20439|startpage=315|date=4 February 1845|accessdate=2008-04-09]
*1846: William Stephens, of Prospect Park [LondonGazette|issue=20566|startpage=361|date=30 January 1846|accessdate=2008-04-09]
*1847: William Henry Stone, of Streatley House [LondonGazette|issue=20698|startpage=410|date=5 February 1847|accessdate=2008-04-09]
*1848: John Hopkins, of Tidmarsh [LondonGazette|issue=20825|startpage=541|date=11 February 1848|accessdate=2008-04-09]
*1849: Robert Gibson, of Sandhurst Lodge [LondonGazette|issue=20944|startpage=431|date=13 February 1849|accessdate=2008-04-09]
*1850: Robert Allfrey, of Wokefield Park [LondonGazette|issue=21065|startpage=313|date=5 February 1850|accessdate=2008-04-16]
*1851: Daniel Higford Duvall Burr, of Aldermaston Park [LondonGazette|issue=21181|startpage=363|date=11 February 1851|accessdate=2008-04-16]
*1852: John Samuel Bowles, of Milton Hill [LondonGazette|issue=21287|startpage=289|date=3 February 1852|accessdate=2008-04-16]
*1853: Head Pottinger Best, of Donnington Castle [LondonGazette|issue=21409|startpage=329|date=8 February 1853|accessdate=2008-04-16]
*1854: James Joseph Wheble, of Bulmershe Court [LondonGazette|issue=21517|startpage=265|date=31 January 1854|accessdate=2008-04-16]
*1855: Henry Elwes, of Marcham Park [LondonGazette|issue=21660|startpage=470|date=9 February 1855|accessdate=2008-04-16]
*1856: George Barker, of Stanlake House [LondonGazette|issue=21844|startpage=361|date=31 January 1856|accessdate=2008-04-16]
*1857: Richard Fellowes Benyon, of Englefield Park [LondonGazette|issue=21964|startpage=379|date=3 February 1857|accessdate=2008-04-16]
*1858: Henry Richard Eyre, of Shaw Place [LondonGazette|issue=22091|startpage=539|date=3 February 1858|accessdate=2008-04-16]
*1859: Charles Philip Duffield, of Marcham Park [LondonGazette|issue=22226|startpage=454|date=2 February 1859|accessdate=2008-04-16]
*1866 John Blandy-Jenkins
*1891: Arthur Harvey Thursby, of Culverlands, Burghfield, [LondonGazette|issue=26146|startpage=1653|date=24 March 1891|accessdate=2008-02-11]
*1905 Alfred Palmer
*1907 Sir Edward Arthur Barry, 2nd Baronet
*1910 Alexander Felix Clarke, of Midgham
*1912 Alexander Henderson, 1st Lord Faringdon (1850-1934)
*1925 Henry Benyon
*1917 Basil Guy Oswald Smith
*1934 Sir Robert Andrew Stransham Black, 2nd Baronet of Midgham Park
*1947 Sir William Mount, 2nd Baronet [LondonGazette|issue=33714|startpage=3029|date=8 May 1931|accessdate=2008-01-11]
*1950 Maurice Fitz-Gerald Sandes Magill, of Highlands
*1951 Capt. Thomas Leopold McClintock Lonsdale, of Kingstone Lisle Park
*1952 Col. Clarence Bremer Krabbé, of Calcot Grange
*1953 Lt.-Col. Rodney Howell Palmer, of Peasemore Manor
*1954 Rowland Huntley Muir, of Billingbear House
*1955 Maj. Richard Wellesley, of Old Buckland House
*1956 Col. Arthur Ewart Marnham, of Foxley Grove
*1957 Hon. Edward Langton Iliffe, of Basildon Park
*1958 Maj. John Lycett Wills, of Allanbay Park
*1959 Alan Anthony Colleton Godsall, of Haines Hill
*1963 Hugh Waldorf Astor
*1965 Gordon William Nottage Palmer
*1976 Cdr. John Marriott, of the Folly
*1977 Philip Lavallin Wroughton, of Woolley Park
*1978 Ian Donald Cameron, of the Old Rectory, Farnborough (father of David Cameron)
*1979 Richard John Palmer, of Queen Anne's Mead
*1980 Anthony Greenly, of Everington House [LondonGazette|issue=48134|startpage=4411|date=21 March 1980]
*1983 Ian Alan Douglas Pilkington [LondonGazette|issue=49294|startpage=3829|date=18 March 1983|accessdate=2008-01-09]
*1995 Sir William Benyon
*1999 Michael John Benjamin Todhunter
*2000 James Henry Lavallin Puxley
*2002 Timothy Dawson
*2003 Malcolm Kimmins
*2004 Anthony West
*2005 Mary Bayliss
*2006–2007: John Hugh Miller [LondonGazette|issue=57921|notarchive=yes|startpage=3375|date=9 March 2006|accessdate=2007-11-30]
*2007–2008: Harry Merton Henderson [LondonGazette|issue=58266|startpage=3313|date=7 March 2007|notarchive=yes|accessdate=2007-11-29]

References

External links

*http://www.berkshirerecordoffice.org.uk/collections/jubilee/jubilee%5Fstory4.htm


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