High Sheriff

A high sheriff is, or was, a law enforcement officer in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.

In England and Wales, the office is unpaid and partly ceremonial, appointed by the Crown through a warrant from the Privy Council. In Cornwall, the High Sheriff is appointed by the Duke of Cornwall. In England and Wales the office previously known as sheriff was retitled high sheriff on 1 April 1974.

In some states of the United States of America, the high sheriff is the chief sheriff of the state, who outranks and commands all other sheriffs.

Read more about High SheriffEngland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Declaration, United States

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... Thomas Kynnersley was High Sheriff of Staffordshire and later High Sheriff of Shropshire under the Commonwealth, and his grandson John was High Sheriff of Shropshire under George I ...
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... The High Sheriff of Antrim (Lady Juliet Clare Frazer) The High Sheriff of Armagh (Desmond Robert David Mitchell MBE) The High Sheriff of Down (Dr Alan Raymond Gillespie CBE ...
High Sheriff - United States
... The position of high sheriff in the United States generally denotes the superior sheriff in a state, or the head of a state-wide sheriff's department ... Such a position exists in Rhode Island (Executive High Sheriff), and Hawaii ... In New Hampshire, the ten high sheriffs are the senior law enforcement officers of each county, and have police powers throughout the state ...
Low Dinsdale Manor
... of the Surtees of Dinsdale family served as High Sheriff of Northumberland ... Rowland Place was High Sheriff of Durham in 1654 ... In 1844 the Earl sold the manor to Henry George Surtees (High Sheriff of Durham 1862) a descendant of the ancient family ...

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