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This is a list of Sheriffs of Norfolk and Suffolk. The Sheriff (since 1974 called High Sheriff) is the oldest secular office under the Crown and is appointed annually by the Crown. He was originally the principal law enforcement officer in the county and presided at the Assizes and other important county meetings. After 1576 there was a separate Sheriff of Norfolk and Sheriff of Suffolk.

List of Sheriffs of Norfolk and Suffolk

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (August 2008)

11th century

12th century

  • 1156-1162 William de Chesney
  • 1163–1168 Oggerus Dapifer
  • 1169–1174 Bartholemew Glanvill and
    Vinar Capellanus and William Bardull
  • 1175–1185 Vinar Capellanus
  • 1186 Vinar Capellanus and William son of Hervei
  • 1187–1188 William son of Hervei
  • 1189 Robert fitzRoger[5] and Peter de Edichfeld
  • 1190–1192 Robert fitzRoger and Samuel de Salia
  • 1193–1195 Osbert de Longchamp
  • 1196–1198 Robert FitzRoger and Richard de Gosfield
  • 1198-1200 Robert FitzRoger

13th century

  • 1201–1203 Peter de Mealton
  • 1205–1206 Alex de Dunham and Alex Banister
  • 1207–1210 John de Cornheard
  • 1211–1212 William de Huntingfield and William Esturmi
  • 1213 Robert Fitz Roger and William son of Rosicke
  • 1214 William de Huntingfield and William Esturmi[3]
  • 1215 John son of Robert and Robert de Kent
  • 1216 John son of Robert son of Roger
  • 1217–1224 Hubert de Burgh[6]
  • 1225–1226 Hugh Rufus
  • 1227–1231 Herbert de Alencum
  • 1232–1233 Robert de Briwes/Thomas of Hengrave
  • 1234–1235 Thomas de Heningham
  • 1236–1237 Thomas of Ingoldisthorpe
  • 1238 Robert de Broyons
  • 1239–1240 John de Ulecott
  • 1241–1242 Henry de Heketon and Hamo Passeleve
  • 1243–1248 Hamo Passeleve
  • 1249–1254 Robert de Savage
  • 1255–1257 William de Swyneford
  • 1258 Hamo Hanteyn
  • 1259–1260 Hamo and Sir Hervey de Stanhoe
  • 1261 Philip Marmion and William de Hekam
  • 1262–1266 Nicholas Espigornel
  • 1267–1269 Robert de Norton
  • 1270–1272 William Giffard
  • 1273 Robert son of John
  • 1274–1275 Walter de Shelfhaugre
  • 1276 Walter Granimt
  • 1277–1280 John Brito and William de Bedham
  • 1281–1282 William de Doinge
  • 1283–1288 William de Rochinger
  • 1289 Richard de Belhus
  • 1290–1292 William de Nedham
  • 1293–1295 William de Gerbe
  • 1296–1297 William de Kirdeston
  • 1298–1299 William de Sutton
  • 1300 William de Ailton
  • unknown Walter of Elingham[3]
  • unknown Roger de Cressy[3]
  • unknown Fulk Bagnard[3]
  • unknown John de Vaux

14th century

15th century

16th century

Notes

  1. ^ Various authors 1890
  2. ^ Green English Sheriffs p. 60
  3. ^ a b c d e Morris 1968
  4. ^ Green 1990, p. 77
  5. ^ Round, J. H. (1920). "The Early Sheriffs of Norfolk". The English Historical Review. 35 (140): 481–496. doi:10.1093/ehr/xxxv.cxl.481. JSTOR 552094. (see p.491–94).
  6. ^ Burke 1831
  7. ^ a b "WYNTER, John (c.1364–1414), of Barningham Winter, Norfolk". Biography of John Wynter and reference to William Wynter, 1380 as High sheriff. The History of Parliament Trust 1964–2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  8. ^ http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT4/H5/CP40no609/bCP40no609dorses/IMG_0470.htm, year: 1413 as a former sheriff
  9. ^ "WYNTER, Edmund (d.1448), of Barningham Winter, Norfolk". Biography of Edmund Wynter. The History of Parliament Trust 1964–2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Norfolk lists from the reformation to the present time.
  11. ^ "History of Parliament". Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  12. ^ "Helmingham Hall".
  13. ^ Burke, John. History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England Ireland and Scotland. p. 118. Google Books
  14. ^ Burke, Bernard. A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the landed gentry of Great Britain. p. 1327. Google Books

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