Sheriff of Kincardine
The Sheriff of Kincardine, also known as The Mearns, was historically a royal appointment, held at pleasure, which carried the responsibility for enforcing justice in Kincardine, Scotland. Prior to 1748 most sheriffdoms were held on a hereditary basis. From that date, following the Jacobite uprising of 1745, the hereditary sheriffs were replaced by salaried sheriff-deputes, qualified advocates who were members of the Scottish Bar.
Following a general merger of the sheriffdoms in 1870 the position became the Sheriff of Aberdeen and Kincardine.
- Osbert Olifard (c. 1160)
- John de Hastinkes, Lord of Dun (1163-1178)
- Robert de Inverkeilor (c. 1198)
- Robert Senescald (1214-1225)
- Philip de Melville, Lord of Mondynes (1222-1240)
- John Wishart (1230)
- Reginald le Chen (1263)
- Robert le Chen (1263-1266)
- Reginald le Chen (1266)
- Reginald le Chen (1290)
- Alexander de Abernethy (1305)
- Richard de Dummor (1305)
- Alexander de Stratoun, Lord of Lauriston (1328) 
- Alexander Fraser (1330)
- Simon Fraser (1337)
- Robert de Keith (1348-1358)
- William de Keith (1359-1391)
- Robert Burnard - Deputy (1391)
- Robert de Keith, Lord of Troup (1406-1407)
- William Keith (1442)
- Alexander Ogilvy of Inverquharity - Deputy (1443)
- Patrick Barclay - Deputy (1448)
- John de Melville of Glenbervie (1420)
- William Keith, 1st Earl Marischal (1470)
- William Keith, 2nd Earl Marischal (1483)
- William Keith, 3rd Earl Marischal (1492)
- William Keith, 4th Earl Marischal (1525)
- William Keith, Lord Keith (1621)
- Francis Garden, Lord Gardenstone, 1748–?1760 
- Walter Campbell of Shawfield, 1767–1777
- Alexander Gordon, 1784–>1801 
- Adam Gillies, 1806–1811 
- George Douglas, c.1800–>1840 
- John Cowan, 1848–1851 
- John Montgomerie Bell, 1852–1862 
- Alexander Burns Shand, 1862–1869  (Sheriff of Haddington and Berwick, 1869-1872}
- For sheriffs after 1870 see Sheriff of Aberdeen and Kincardine.
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