Sheriff of Inverness

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The Sheriff of Inverness was historically the office responsible for enforcing law and order and bringing criminals to justice in Inverness, 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 mergers the office became the Sheriff of Inverness, Elgin & Nairn in 1882 and the Sheriff of Inverness, Moray, Nairn & Ross & Cromarty in 1946.[1] That sheriffdom was dissolved in turn in 1975 and replaced by that of the Sheriff Principal of Grampian, Highland and Islands.

Sheriffs of Inverness[edit]

High-Sheriffs
Sheriffs-Depute

Sheriffs of Inverness, Elgin & Nairn (1882)[edit]

Sheriffs of Inverness, Moray, Nairn & Ross & Cromarty (1946)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Union of Sheriffdoms Order 1946 S.I.1946/1037 (S.40)
  2. ^ Parliament, Great Britain. The Parliamentary Register. p. 539.
  3. ^ a b "No. 7278". The Edinburgh Gazette. 25 November 1862. p. 1805.
  4. ^ Lee, Thomas. Seekers of Truth: The Scottish Founders of Modern Public Accountancy. p. 177.
  5. ^ a b SCOTTISH LAW REVIEW AND SHERIFF COURT REPORTS. VOL. XXIL— 1906. p. 42.
  6. ^ "No. 11693". The Edinburgh Gazette. 27 January 1905. p. 89.
  7. ^ a b "No. 11730". The Edinburgh Gazette. 2 June 1905. p. 538.
  8. ^ a b "No. 12447". The Edinburgh Gazette. 2 April 1912. p. 335.
  9. ^ Who Was Who 1929–1940, p. 40.
  10. ^ Who Was Who 1941–1950, p. 732.
  11. ^ "No. 29913". The London Gazette. 23 January 1917. p. 843.
  12. ^ a b "No. 15918". The London Gazette. 22 May 1942. p. 215.
  13. ^ "No. 37663". The London Gazette. 23 July 1946. p. 3797.
  14. ^ "No. 37663". The London Gazette. 23 July 1946. p. 3797.
  15. ^ a b "No. 41305". The London Gazette. 7 February 1958. p. 850.