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.

SheriffsEdit

  • Osbert Olifard (c. 1160)[1]
  • John de Hastinkes, Lord of Dun (1163-1178)[1]
  • Robert de Inverkeilor (c. 1198)
  • Robert Senescald (1214-1225)[1]
  • Philip de Melville, Lord of Mondynes (1222-1240)[1]
  • John Wishart (1230)
  • Reginald le Chen (1263)
  • Robert le Chen (1263-1266)[1]
  • Reginald le Chen (1266)
  • Reginald le Chen (1290)
  • Alexander de Abernethy (1305)
  • Richard de Dummor (1305)[1]
  • Alexander de Stratoun, Lord of Lauriston (1328) [1]
  • Alexander Fraser (1330)
  • Simon Fraser (1337)
  • Robert de Keith (1348-1358)[1]
  • William de Keith (1359-1391)[1]
    • Robert Burnard - Deputy (1391)
  • Robert de Keith, Lord of Troup (1406-1407)[1]
  • William Keith (1442)[1]
    • Alexander Ogilvy of Inverquharity - Deputy (1443)[2]
    • Patrick Barclay - Deputy (1448)
  • John de Melville of Glenbervie (1420)[3]
  • William Keith, 1st Earl Marischal (1470)
  • William Keith, 2nd Earl Marischal (1483)[2]
  • William Keith, 3rd Earl Marischal (1492)[2]
  • William Keith, 4th Earl Marischal (1525)[2]
  • William Keith, Lord Keith (1621)[2]
Sheriffs-Depute

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See alsoEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Jervise 1861, p. 9.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Jervise 1861, p. 10.
  3. ^ Jervise 1861, p. n9.
  4. ^ "Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002" (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  5. ^ Parliament, Great Britain. The Parliamentary Register. p. 539.
  6. ^ Brunton, George. An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice. p. 548.
  7. ^ Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. p. 861.
  8. ^ Accounts and Papers, Finance, Banks. Offices. Vol. XIII. p. 71.
  9. ^ Lee, Thomas. Seekers of Truth: The Scottish Founders of Modern Public Accountancy. p. 163.
  10. ^ a b "No. 7278". The Edinburgh Gazette. 25 November 1862. p. 1805.

ReferencesEdit

  • Jervise, Andrew. Memorials of Angus and the Mearns: Being an Account, Historical, Antiquarian, and Traditionary, of the Castles and Towns Visited by Edward I, and of the Barons, Clergy, and Others, Who Swore Fealty to England in 1291-6, Also, of the Abbey of Cupar, and ..... Adam & Charles Black, 1861.