Sheriff of Angus

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The Sheriff of Angus (alternatively the Sheriff of Forfar) was historically the royal official responsible for enforcing law and order in Angus, Scotland and bringing criminals to justice.

Prior to 1748 most sheriffdoms, was held on a hereditary basis. From that date, following the Jacobite uprising of 1745, they were replaced by salaried sheriff-deputes, qualified advocates who were members of the Scottish Bar.

After the merger of sheriffdoms in 1934 the post became that of the Sheriff of Perth and Angus.

Sheriffs of ForfarEdit

  • William de Monte Alto
  • William Comyn, Lord of Badenoch (1195-1211)
  • Hugh Cameron (1214-1219)
  • Thomas Malherb (1227)
  • John Fenton (1261)
  • Robert Mowat (1261-1264)
  • John Fenton (1266)
  • Matthew le Chen (1272)
  • Alexander de Lamberton
  • David de Bethune (1290)
  • Henry de Prestoun (1304)
  • John de Pollock (1305)
  • William de Airth (1305)
  • John de Traquair (1328)
  • Robert Ramsay (1340)
  • John Octerlony (1342)
  • Robert Ramsay (1359)
  • Malcolm Ramsay (1365)
  • Walter Ogilvy of Auchterhouse (-1391)
    • Duncan Lighton - 1391 - Deputy
  • Alexander Ogilvy (1400)
  • Patrick Ogilvy (1428)
    • Walter Ogilvy (1434)
  • Alexander Ogilvy of Auchterhouse (1454)
    • Thomas Fenton - 1454 - Deputy
  • David Guthrie, (1457–)
  • David Lindsay, 5th Earl of Crawford (1474)
    • Alexander Lindsay - 1483 - Deputy
    • John Ramsay of Teling (1497)
  • Patrick Gray, 4th Lord Gray, 1541–?1584 (died 1584)
Sheriffs-Depute (1748)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Milne, Hugh. Boswell's Edinburgh Journals: 1767-1786.
  2. ^ "Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002" (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ Finance Accounts of Great Britain and Ireland. p. 287.
  4. ^ Finance Accounts of Great Britain and Ireland. p. 287.
  5. ^ "Scotland". Morning Chronicle. 14 January 1854.
  6. ^ a b SCOTTISH LAW REVIEW AND SHERIFF COURT REPORTS. VOL. XXIL— 1906. p. 39.
  7. ^ a b "No. 11730". The Edinburgh Gazette. 2 June 1905. p. 538.
  8. ^ a b "No. 30084". The London Gazette. 22 May 1917. p. 4941.
  9. ^ Previously Sheriff of Stirling, Dumbarton, and Clackmannan
  10. ^ a b "No. 32791". The London Gazette. 30 January 1923. p. 690.
  11. ^ "No. 33875". The London Gazette. 21 October 1932. p. 6626.