Sheriffs Act 1293

The Sheriffs Act (Irish: Acht na Sirriam) is an act passed by the Parliament of Ireland in 1293, during the reign of Edward I as Lord of Ireland.[1]

Sheriffs Act 1293
Citation21 Edw. 1
Other legislation
Relates toStatute Law Revision Act 2007
Status: Amended
Edward I "Longshanks", who passed the Sheriffs Act.

The act covered the appointment of sheriffs and bailiffs; alienation without royal licence; enfeoffment; forbade the seneschal of a liberty from also being Justice Itinerant or of the Bench; addressed the collection of the "fifteenth" tax; and took back royal land that had been rented out for too low a sum; and provided that justice.


  1. ^ (eISB), electronic Irish Statute Book. "electronic Irish Statute Book (eISB)". Retrieved 17 July 2017.