High Sheriff of County Waterford

The High Sheriff of County Waterford was the Sovereign's judicial representative in County Waterford. Initially an office for lifetime, assigned by the Sovereign, the High Sheriff became an annual appointment following the Provisions of Oxford in 1258.[1] Besides his judicial importance, the sheriff had ceremonial and administrative functions and executed High Court Writs.[2]

The first (High) Shrievalties were established before the Norman Conquest in 1066 and date back to Saxon times.[3] In 1908, an Order in Council made the Lord-Lieutenant the Sovereign's prime representative in a county and reduced the High Sheriff's precedence.[4] Despite that, however, the office retained his responsibilities for the preservation of law and order in a county.[2]

High Sheriffs of County WaterfordEdit

18th centuryEdit

  • 1700: Charles Bolton[8]
  • 1703: Robert Carew[5]
  • 1704:
  • 1710: Grice Smyth of Ballynatray [6]
  • 1711: Robert Carew[5]
  • 1714: James Roch[6]
  • 1717: Rodolphus Greene of Kilmanahan[6]
  • 1721: Benjamin Greene of Dungarvan[6]
  • 1722:
  • 1725: James Ussher[5]
  • 1726:
  • 1727: Beverley Ussher
  • 1732: Richard Gumbleton of Castlerichard
  • 1733:
  • 1738: Cornelius Bolton[8]
  • 1740: David Lewis of Waterford[6]
  • 1742: Thomas Carew of Balinamona[6]
  • 1743: Cornelius Bolton
  • 1744: Rodolphus Greene[6]
  • 1745:
  • 1750: Sir William Osborne, 8th Baronet[5]
  • 1752: James May, later Sir James May, 1st Baronet of Mayfield[9]
  • 1755: John Congreve of Mount Congreve[6]
  • 1760: John Fitzgerald of Williamstown[6]
  • 1764: Richard Power of Clashmore[10]
  • 1772: Richard Gumbleton[5] (son of Richard, HS 1732)
  • 1772: William Daunt of Kilcascan[6]
  • 1776: Henry Coughlan of Ardo
  • 1778: Cornelius Bolton
  • 1779: Robert Thomas Carew of Ballinamona[6]
  • 1781: Edward May, later Sir (James) Edward May, 2nd Baronet[9]
  • 1782: Robert Uniacke of Woodhouse[11]
  • 1783: John Shee of Gardenmorris[12]
  • 1784: William Power of Gurteen[13]
  • 1785: John Jackson of Glanmore[14]
  • 1786: Sir Richard Musgrave, 1st Baronet, of Tourin[15]
  • 1789: Pierce Power[5]
  • 1790: Henry Bolton
  • 1792: John Congreve of Landscape[6]
  • 1795: Sir Thomas Osborne, 9th Baronet
  • 1798: Humphrey May, later Sir Humphrey May, 3rd Baronet[16]

19th centuryEdit

20th centuryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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