The Occupants
of
The Ancient office
  of
 High Sheriff of the County of Lancashire
From 1160 to 1603

c 1160 to 1166 - Geoffrey De Valoines, of Farleton and Cantsfield

1162 - Sir Bertram De Bulmer of Brancepath & Sheriff Hutton Catles

1166 to 1170 - William De Vesci, Sheriff of Northumberland

1173 to 1174 - Ranulph De Glanville, The Justiciar

1174 to 1185 - Ralph Fitzbernard of Kingsdown in Kent

1194 to 1196 - Benedict Garnet

1196 to 1197 - Robert Le Vavasour of Hazelwood

1197 to 1199 - Nicholas Le Boteler (Earl of Chester's Man)

1194 to 1199 - Theobald Walter Lord of Amounderness.

1199 - Stephen De Turneham

1199 to 1200 - Robert De Tateshale of Tateshale

1200 to 1205 - Richard De Vernon of Shipbrook

1205 - William De Vernon, Knight and Justice of Chester

1205 to 1215 - Gilbert Fitzreinfrid, Baron of Kendal

1215 - Reginald De Cornehill of Isle of Thanet

1216 to 1222 - Randulph De Blundevill, Earl of Chester

1222 to 1223 - Stephen De Sedgrave of Sedgrave, Alkmundbury, & Chilcotes

1223 to 1226 - Robert De Mountjoy

1223 to 1227 - William De Ferrers, Earl of Derby

1226 to 1227 - Gerard Etwell

1234 to 1241 - Simon De Thornton, "clericus"

c 1236 etc. - Robert De Lathum of Parbold

1240 - 1241 - John De Lancaster

1241 to 1246 - Richard Le Boteler (Bewsey family ?)

1246 to 1249 - Mathew De Redmayne of Levens

1249 to 1255 & 1264 to 1265 - Sir Robert Lathum of Knowsley

1259 - William Le Boteler of Warrington

1259 to 1261 - Sir Geoffrey De Chetham of Chetham

1261 to 1264 - Adam De Montalt (made "Keeper" of the five northern counties)

1265 to 1267 - Roger De Lancaster of Rydal

c 1266 - Sir Richard Le Boteler of Rawcliffe, Fylde

1267 to 1295 - Edmund Plantagenet, Earl of Lancaster

c 1270 - John De Cansfield of Adlingham

c 1272 and 1274 - Sir Randulph De Dacre of Gillesland

c 1282 and c 1285 - Henry De Lea of Lea, Preston

EDWARD I.
1284 to 1290 - Gilbert De Clifton, Seneschal of Blackburnshire
1291 to 1302 - Ralph De Mountjoy of Wigan
1298 to 1301 - Richard De Hoghton of Hoghton
1298 to 1320 - Thomas Plantagenet, Earl of Lancaster
1302 to c 1307 - Thomas Travers of Nateby
1307 to 1309 - William Gentyl of Poulton-Le-Sands

EDWARD II
1309 to 1315 - Sir Ralph De Bickerstath, of Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk
1315 to 1317 - Sir Edmund De Neville, Lord of Liversedge
1317 to 1320 - Sir Henry De Malton, Sheriff of Cumberland
1320 to 1322 - William Gentyl the younger
1322 and 1326 - Robert De Leyburn, of Aykhurst, Cumberland & Hope & Salford
1323 - John Darcy
1323 to 1326 - Sir Gilbert De Southworth, of Southworth
EDWARD III.
1327 - Sir Geoffrey De Warburton of Arley & Warburton
1327 to 1328 - John De Burghton (of Slyne?)
1327 to 1345 - Henry Plantagenet, 3rd. Earl of Lancaster
1329 to 1332 - Sir John De Denum of Herdwyck-juxta-Hesilden, Co Durham
1335 - William De Clapham of Clapham
1336 - Sir William Le Blount of Sodington
1337 to 1342 - Robert De Radcliffe of Ordsall
1342 to 1344 - Sir John Le Blount of Ordsall
1344 to 1345 - Stephen De Ireton, of the Cumberland family
1345 to 1350 - John Cockayne of Asshebourne, Co Derby
1345 to 1361 - Henry Plantagenet, 4th Earl and 1st Duke of Lancaster. K.G.
1350 to 1352 - Sir William Scargill of Balderston & Thorpe Stapleton
1358 - William De Radcliffe of Radcliffe Tower
1359 - Nicholas De Coleshill, "Locum tenens Henry ducis"

1361 - Adam De Hoghton of Hoghton
1361 to 1371 - John De Ipres of Aldcliffe, Lancaster
1362 to 1399 - John "of Gaunt" Plantagenet, Duke of Lancaster K.G.
1371 - Richard Radcliffe, son of John, of Ordsall
1371 to 1374 - Sir John Le Boteler of Warrington
1374 to 1377 - Richard Towneley, of Towneley
RICHARD II.
1379 to 1384 - Sir Nicholas Harington of Hornby, Lancaster
1384 - Ralph Radcliffe, of Smithills, Bolton-Le-Moors
1387 to 139? - Robert De Standish of Standish, Wigan
1394 to 1397 - Sir John Le Boteler, of Rawcliffe, Fylde
1397 - Richard Molyneux of Sefton
1399 - Sir Richard De Hoghton of Hoghton

1399 - Sir Thomas Gerard of Brynn, Wigan

HENRY IV.
1400 to 1401 - Sir Thomas Gerard of Brynn, Wigan

1401 to 1404 - Sir John Le Boteler of Rawcliffe, Fylde
1404 - Sir Ralph Radcliffe of Smithills
1405 to 1406 - John Le Boteler, (of Crophull & Eccleston ?)
1406 to 1411 - Sir John Bold of Bold
1411 to 1413 - Sir Ralph Stanley (4th son of Sir John Stanley, K.G.)
HENRY V.
1413 to 1415 - Sir Ralph Stanley (4th son of Sir John Stanley, K.G.)
1415 to 1418 - Sir Robert De Urswyk of Upper Rawcliffe
1416 to 1418 - Nicholas Longford of Goosnargh
1419 - Sir Robert Lawrence of Ashton, near Lancaster
HENRY VI.
1423 to 1426 - Sir Richard Radcliffe of Clitheroe & Winmarleigh
1437 to 1449 - Sir John Byron of Clayton
1449 to 1461 - Sir Nicholas Byron of Clayton
1460 - to 1464 - Sir John Assheton of Ashton-under-Lyne
EDWARD IV, EDWARD V and RICHARD III.
1461 to 1462 - John Broughton of Broughton Tower
1462/3 & 1464/5 - John Pilkington (Yorkshire branch)
1463/4, 1465/6 & 1467 to 1472 - Thomas Pilkington of Pilkington (Manchester branch)
1466 to 1467 - Sir Robert Urswick of Upper Rawcliffe
1473 to 1480 - Thomas Molyneux of Sefton
1480 to 1484 - Sir Thomas Pilkington of Pilkington
HENRY VII.
1485 to 1523 - Sir Edward Stanley (created Baron Monteagle & K.G.)

1497 to 1523 - Lawrence Starkie of Simondstone & Huntroyd
HENRY VIII.
1524, 1529 & 1539 - Sir Alexander Radcliffe of Ordsall
1525 - Sir William Molyneux of Sefton
1526 - Henry Farington of Farington
1527 - Sir William Leylond of Morleys in Astley
1528 - Sir Alexander Osbaldestone of Osbaldestone
1530 - Sir Richard Assheton of Middleton, Near Manchester
1531 - Henry Farington of Farington
1532 - Sir John Towneley of Towneley, Burnley
1533 - Sir Edmond Trafford, of Trafford
1534 - Sir Thomas Langton of Newton-in-Makerfield
1535 - Sir Thomas Butler of Warrington
1536 - Thomas Shireburne of Aighton & Mitton
1536 - Hugh Adlington of Adlington and Duxbury
1537 - Sir Thomas Halsall of Halsall, Ormskirk
1538 - John Holcroft of Holcroft
1540 - Sir William Leylond of Morleys in Astley
1541 - Sir Richard Hoghton of Hoghton
1542 - Sir Thomas Southworth of Salmesbury
1543 - John Holcroft of Holcroft, Nr Warrington

1544 - Sir Marmaduke Tunstall of Thurland Castle
1545 - Sir William Norris of Speke
1546 - Sir Thomas Holcroft of Vale Royal
EDWARD VI.
1547 - Sir Alexander Radcliffe of Ordsall
1548 - Sir Thomas Gerard of Bryn, Wigan
1549 - Sir Robert Worsley of Boothes
1550 - Sir Peter Legh of Lyme
1551 - Sir John Atherton of Atherton
1552 - Sir Thomas Talbot of Bashall, Clitheroe
1553 - Thomas Gerard (created knight whilst in office)
QUEEN MARY.
1554 - Sir Marmaduke Tunstall of Thurland Castle
1555 - Sir John Atherton of Atherton
1556 - Sir Thomas Langton of Newton-in-Makerfield
1557 - Sir Edmund Trafford of Trafford
1558 - Sir Thomas Gerard of Brynn, Wigan
QUEEN ELIZBETH.
1559 - John Talbot of Salesbury, Esq.
1560 - Sir Robert Worsley of the Boothes, Knt
1561 - Sir John Atherton of Atherton, Knt.
1562 - Sir John Southworth of Samlesbury, Knt.
1563 - Sir Thomas Hesketh of Rufford, Knt.
1564 - Thomas Hoghton of Hoghton, Esq.
1565 - Edmund Trafford of Trafford, Esq.
1566 - Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton, Knt.
1567 - Sir Thomas Langton of Newton and Walton-Le-Dale, K.B.
1568 - Edward Holland of Denton, Manchester, Esq.
1569 - John Preston of Preston Patrick, and the Manor of Furness, Esq.
1570 - Thomas Boteler of Bewsey, Esq.
1571 - Edmund Trafford of Trafford, Esq.
1572 - John Byron of Clayton, Esq.
1573 - Richard Holland of Denton
1574 - William Booth of Barton, Esq.
1575 - Francis Holt of Grislehurst, Esq
1576 - Richard Bold of Bold, Esq.
1577 - Robert Dalton of Thurnham, Esq.
1578 - John Fleetwood of Penwortham, Esq.
1579 - Ralph Assheton of Great Lever, Bolton.
1580 - Sir Edmund Trafford of Trafford, Knt.
1581 - Sir John Byron of Byron and Clayton. Knt.
1582 - Richard Holland of Denton, Esq.
1583 - John Atherton of Atherton, Esq.

1584 - Edmund Trafford of Trafford, Esq.

1585 - Thomas Preston of Preston Patrick, and the Manor of Furness, Esq.
1586 - Richard Assheton of Middleton, Esq.
1587 - John Fleetwood of Penwortham Esq
1588 - Thomas Talbot of Bashall, Esq.
1589 - Sir Richard Molyneux of Sephton, Knt.
1590 - Richard Bold of Bold, Esq.
1591 - James Assheton of Chadderton, Esq.

1592 - Edward Fitton of Gawsworth, Co. Chester, Esq.

1593 - Richard Assheton of Middleton, Esq.

1594 - Ralph Assheton Great Lever, Esq.

1595 - Thomas Talbot of Bashall, Esq.

1596 - Richard Holland of Denton

1597 - Sir Richard Molyneux of Sephton, Knt.

1598 - Richard Assheton of Middleton, Esq.

1599 - Sir Richard Hoghton of Hoghton, Knt.

1600 - Robert Hesketh of Rufford, Esq.

1601 - Cuthbert Halsall of Halsall, Esq.

1602 - Sir Edmund Trafford of Trafford, Knt.

1603 - John Ireland of The Hutt, Esq.

1604 - Sir Nicholas Mosley,of London and Hough End, Lancashire. Kt.

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