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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... Several members 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 ...
Sir Charles Kemeys, 2nd Baronet
... His father, Sir Nicholas Kemeys, 1st Baronet was MP for Monmouth in 1628, High Sheriff of Monmouthshire in 1621 and High Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1638, before being created ... He was appointed High Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1644 ...

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