Re: Westmorland High Sheriffs
- From: jonathan kirton <jonathankirton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 18:57:03 -0500
I have now dug out the list which I obtained from the Cumbria Record office back
in October, 2002, taken from "Westmorland Shrievalty".
It clearly has quite a number of variations from the Wikipedia list as last amended
21:16, 7 Feb., 2007.
I will repeat the C.R.O. list, with the notes and references from the other sources,
already mentioned, in (brackets) thus, together with a number of sources which I
have found, and will add some comments.
1129 Richard filius Gerardi de Appleby.
1174 Ranulf de Glanville.
(1176 Ranulf de Glanville. (D MUS 2/10/24 (c. 1189) (Scope & Content))
1177 Ranulf de Glanville.
1189 Osbert de Longo Campo. (Osbert D MUS 2/10/24)
1192 Hugh Bardulf.
1195 Hugh Bardulf.
1199 Geoffrey filius Petri. (prob. 1199-1201 Geoffrey FitzPeter & Roger BelloCampo)
(History & Antiquities, Co. of Westm'r'l'd & Cumb. V. 1)
(Roger BelloCampo was prob. the undersheriff.)
1200 William de Stuteville. (until 1202, with undersheriff Philip Escrope, (c. 1208)
(D MUS 2/10/67)
1203 - 28 Robert de Vetripont, mar. Idonea, dau. & heiress of John Buily.
(Baron; & Hereditary High Sheriff; died prob. Jan., 1228)
1228 Hugo de Burgo. [until the coming of age of John, the heir of Robert de
Vetripont.] (On 1 Feb., 1228 (ref.: CPR 12/13 Henry III,Vol.2,
p.176-7, 296) Gilbert de Kirketon of Screveton, Notts. was
sent up to Appleby as co-constable / co- custodian of the
following castles: Appleby, Braham (modern Brougham),
Burgh, Boues (modern Bowes, now in co.Durham) and
Malvestang (just west of Swaledale in NR Yorks; since
about 1300 known as Pendragon Castle). Kirketon was
evidently a lawyer, and was at Appleby by 4 Aug., 1228
when he was appointed as a commissioner of justice.
The writer suspects that Kirketon was also serving as
undersheriff to Hugo de Burgo at this time. D/WYB/2/32,
(entry not dated, but estimated as "early 13th. century".))
(1230 Alexander Bachucton Sheriff of Westmorland D/WYB/2/115 (not dated but
c. 1230. Prob. also an undersheriff to Hugo de Burgo.))
1234-42 John de Vetripont, who married Sibilla, dau. of William Ferrers, Earl of
Derby. (John, son & heir of Robert, now assumed his
hereditary position as High Sheriff, and it is suspected
John de Kirketon, of Screveton, Notts., younger son of
Gilbert de Kirketon, served as his undersheriff.) (However
in 1241 John de Vetripont died (ref. CPR) & on 4 Aug.,
1241 from Worcester, CPR 25 Henry III, Vol.3, p. 255, mem.
5, states: "Appointment, during pleasure, of Gilbert de
Kirketon and Henry de Souleby to the custody of the
castles of Appleby and Brough under Stainmore (Burgo)
and all the lands late of John de Veteri Ponte; and
mandate to the tenants to be intendant to them."
1241 John or Gilbert de Kirketon. (Ref.: DDHV/70/1. It is almost certain that
it was Gilbert de Kirketon, the father, who was interim
High Sheriff, and that his younger son, John de Kirketon
continued on as undersheriff. This seems to have lasted
until c.1243. Gilbert was still in Appleby as late as 1247,
Ref.: Nicholson & Burns, (1777) "History of Westmorland &
Cumberland", page 323: "Testibus Magistris Domino
Gilberto de Kirketon actum Lundon (sic)." but subsequently
is believed to have returned to his home in Notts., but
leaving his son John to stay on in Westmorland.)
1246 Ralph de Nottingham.
(c.1250 Roger de Stokes. Ref.: D/WYB/2/35 mid 13th. century.)
1256 Robert de Steynton.
1257 Robert de Vetripont, married Isabella Fitz-Peter, sister & afterwards co-heir
of Richard, son of John Fitz-Geoffrey.
1261 Richard de Musgrave.
1275 Michael de Arcla.
1277 Isabella Clifford - relict of Roger Clifford & dau. of Robert de Vetripont.
(c.1283 Sir Thomas de Mussegrave. Ref.: D/WYB/2/38. Not dated, before 1283)
(1283-9 Sir Richard de Medburn. Ref.: D/WYB/2/42. Not dated. Prob. High Sheriff)
1284 Richard de Medburn. (1284 Michael de Hartcla Ref.: D/ WYB/116. He was
probably the undersheriff.)
(1288 Robert de Morville. Ref.: D/WYB/2/43. Probably also an undersheriff)
(c.1290 William de Steynton. Ref.: D MUS 2/10/88. Another undersheriff ?)
1293 Thomas de Hellebec.
(1294 Thomas de Hellebec. WD D/MD 40)
1295 Ranulf de Mannerby
1297 Nicholas de Cliburne
1298 Robert de Clifford & Idonea de Leyburn (dau. of Robert de Vetripont).
(Gilbert(2) de Kirketon of Appleby served as undersheriff to Robert de Clifford.
Ref.: Calendar of Charter Rolls, Vol.2, 1257-1300, p.453.)
1308 Robert de Clifford, son & heir of Roger de Clifford, & Isabella, [ dau. of
Robert de Vetripont].
(1312 Robert de Morwyll. Ref.: D HC 2/11/6. Probably also an undersheriff .)
1314 Henry de Warthecop [interim High Sheriff during the minority of Roger
de Clifford, heir to Robert de Clifford].
(1317 Henry de Warthecopp. Ref.: D/WYB/2/117)
1320 Roger de Clifford [attainted for treason].
(1320 Hugh de Louther. Ref.: SC 8/151/7531) (Interim replacement)
1322 Walter de Stirkeland.
1322 Hugh de Louthre (1320-1322 Hugh de Louther Ref.: Sc 8/151/7531;
served from Oct., 1320 until Feb., 1322, & also
from Dec., 1322 until Jul., 1323)
1323 Patrick de Colewenne
1324-5 Henry de Threlkeld. Ref.: D MUS/2/10/31. [Prob. Interim High Sheriff.]
(Henry de Threlkeld. Ref.: C 49/45/14).
1327 Robert de Clifford [married Isabel, dau of Maurice, Lord Berkeley]
(1329 Thomas de Waryekop. Ref.: D/WYB/2/123. Probably as undersheriff.)
(1330 Nicholas de Grendon. Ref.: SC 8/33/1650. ---------------------------------.)
(1333 Robert de Sandford. Ref.: D MUS 2/10/32. ---------------------------------.)
(1342 Thomas de Musgrave. Ref.: D/WYB/2/124. ---------------------------------.)
1344 John de Wateby, John de Morland, & Thomas de Warthecop.
[All Feoffees of the shrievalty under royal licence.]
(1345 Robert de Clifford. IPM (he evidently died in that year.))
1345 William de Langwathby.
1345 Ralph de Nevill.
1351 Thomas de Bello Campo [Beauchamp]
1354-89 Roger de Clifford [married Maud de Beauchamp].(SC 8/130/6466)
(1355 Hugh de Boure. Ref.: C 131/9/17. Evidently another undersheriff.)
(c.1357 Another Gilbert de Kirketon (great-grandson of the first Gilbert ?) is
shown as undersheriff of Westmorland. Ref.: Nicholson & Burns, (1777)
"The History of Westmorland & Cumberland", page 33.)
(1360 Henry de Threlkeld. Ref.: D/WYB/2/53. Evidently now undersheriff,
although he had previously been interim High Sheriff in 1324.)
(1380 William de Lancaster. Ref.: WD RY/BOX 92/53. (Must be undersheriff.))
1389 Thomas Clifford. [married Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas, Lord Roos.]
(1389 Walter de Stirkeland. Ref.: SC 8/222/11077. (Must be undersheriff.))
1392 Anne, Queen of England. [wife of Richard II.]
1392 Elizabeth, Lady Clifford. (1402 Ref.: Sc 8/119/5945) Until 1411.
(1403-1406 Thomas Warcop. Ref.: SC 8/23/1108. (Must be undersheriff.))
(1406-1408 William de Thornburgh. Ref.: SC 8/23/1108. (undersheriff.))
1411-22 John, Lord Clifford. [Married Elizabeth, dau. of Lord Henry Percy.]
(1417-1418 Thomas Warcop. Ref.: SC 8/23/1108. (undersheriff.))
1422- 1438 Elizabeth, Lady Clifford, relict of John, Lord Clifford.
1438 -55 Thomas, Lord Clifford. [Married Johanna, dau. of Thomas, Lord Dacre.]
1457 William Lancaster, Esq..
1462 John Parr, for life; knighted 1472.
1475 Sir William Parr, Knt..
1483 Sir Richard Radclyffe, Knt..
1485 Roger Bellingham, Esq.,
1485 Richard Clifford, second son of John, Lord Clifford.
1486-1526 Henry, Lord Clifford. [Married Anne, dau. of Sir John St. John.]
(1512 Ref.: C 131/97/16.)
1526 Henry, 11th. Lord Clifford, 1st. Earl of Cumberland.
I will leave it to others to decide what to add to Wikipedia !
Hope this is of interest,