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The High Sheriffs of Devon, From the Conquest to 1483

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Sheriff

Year

The Reign of Richard II   

 (22 June 1377 - 30 Sept. 1399)

Sheriff

Dates From:

John Damerell

1

 

John Ralegh, knt.

22 June 1377

John Fitz-Payne

2

 

Richard de Chuseldon (pleaded a charter of excemption from the office)

26 Nov. 1377

John Stretch 

3

 

John Daumarle, knt. (accounts from Mich. 1377)

12 Dec. 1377

Walter Cornu

4

 

John Fitz Payne

25 Nov. 1378

Richard Champernon

5

 

John Strech, knt.

5 Nov. 1379

Warren Erchden

6

 

Richard Stapeldon (did not account)

18 Oct. 1380

William Asthrope

7

 

John Keynes (did not account)

16 Nov. 1380

James Chudleigh, knt. 

8

 

Walter Corneu or Cornu (accounts from Mich.)

14 Dec. 1380

William Whitlegh

9

 

Richard Chaumbernoun

1 Nov. 1381

Richard Champernon

10

 

Richard Kendale

24 Nov. 1382

Joseph Pawlet 

11

 

William de Ashthorp, knt.

1 Nov. 1383

Nicholas Kirkham

12

 

James de Chudelegh

11 Dec. 1384

William Bonfield, knt

13

 

Richard Whitelegh

20 Oct. 1385

William Carmino

14

 

Richard Chaumbernon

18 Jan. 1387

 John Grenvill

15

 

John Poulet, knt.

18 Nov. 1387

Thomas Ralegh

16

 

Nicholas Kirkham

1 Dec. 1388

Thomas Brooke

17

 

William Bonevyle

15 Nov. 1389

John Grenvill, knt.

18

 

William Carmynowe

7 Nov. 1390

William Ferrerns

19

 

John Grenevyle, knt.

21 Oct. 1391

William Malherb

20

 

Thomas Ralegh

18 Oct. 1392

Thomas Peyner

21

 

Walter Cornu (did not account)

7 Nov. 1393

William Beaumond

22

 

Thomas Broke, knt.

13 Nov. 1393

     

James Chuddelegh, knt.

11 Nov. 1394

     

William Ferrers of Chircheton

9 Nov. 1395

     

William Malerbe

1 Dec. 1396

     

Thomas Pevere

3 Nov. 1397

     

William Beaumont

18 Dec. 1398

   

The Reign of Henry IV  

 (30 Sept. 1399 - 21 Mar. 1413)

 

 

John Keynes

1

 

John de la Pomeray, knt.

30 Sept. 1399

Thomas Pomeray

2

 

John Keynes

3 Nov. 1399

John Herle & Joseph Wike

3

 

Thomas Pomeroy, knt.

24 Nov. 1400

Thomas Gorges

4, 5

 

John Herle

8 Nov. 1401

John Cole

6

 

John Wyke of Nynehead, Som.

29 Nov. 1402

John Chisleden

7

 

Thomas Gorges

5 Nov. 1403

Edmund Pynn

8

 

John Bovile or Bovyll

23 Apr. 1404

William Cheney, knt

9

 

John Chusilden

22 Oct. 1404

Thomas Pomeray

10

 

John Cole

22 Nov. 1405

Robert Challons, knt.

 11

 

John Herle, knt.

5 Nov. 1406

Thomas Pomeray

12

 

Edmund Pyne

30 Nov. 1407

     

William Cheygne, knt.

15 Nov. 1408

     

Robert Chalons, knt.

4 Nov. 1409

     

Thomas Pomeray, knt.

29 Nov. 1410

     

Richard Peperell

10 Dec. 1411

     

Thomas Beaumont

3 Nov. 1412

   

The Reign of Henry V   

 (21 Mar. 1413 - 1 Sept. 1422)

   

John Arundell, knt. 

1,2

 

Thomas Pomeray, knt.

6 Nov. 1413

John Beavill

3

 

John Arundell

9 May 1414

William Talbot

4

 

John Arundell, knt.

10 Nov. 1414

Stephen Derndford and John Talbot

5

 

John Beyvyle

1 Dec. 1415

Hugh Courtney

6

 

William Talbot, knt.

30 Nov. 1416

Thomas Beamond

7

 

Stephen Derneford

10 Nov. 1417

Robert Challons

8,9

 

Hugh Courtenay the elder, knt.

4 Nov. 1418

     

Thomas Beaumond

23 Nov. 1419

     

Robert Chalons, knt.

16 Nov. 1420

     

Thomas Beaumond or Beaumont

1 May 1422

   

The Reign of Henry VI     

 (1 Sept. 1422 - 4 Mar. 1461)

 

 

Thomas Beamond

1

 

William Bonevyle, knt.

14 Feb. 1423

William Bondvill

2

 

Richard Hankeford

13 Nov. 1423

Richard Hankford

3

 

Thomas Brook, knt.

6 Nov. 1424

Thomas Brooke

4

 

William Palton, knt.

15 Jan 1426

William Bampfield, knt.

5

 

John Baunfeld

12 Dec. 1426

Thomas Beamond

6

 

Thomas Beaumend, knt.

7 Nov. 1427

Idem, & Robert Hill

7

 

Robert Hill

4 Nov. 1428

James Chidlegh

8

 

James Chuddelegh (accounts from Mich. 1429)

10 Feb. 1430

John Bohum, forte Bohun vel Bozun

9

 

John Bozon

5 Nov. 1430

Edward Pomeray

10

 

Edward Pomeray

26 Nov. 1431

Edmund Pynn, of Bramer

11

 

Edmund Pyne

5 Nov. 1432

John Cheyney, of Pinho

12

 

John Cheyne of Pynho or Pynne

5 Nov. 1433

ThomasBonvill and Thomas Stowell

13

 

Thomas Stawell, knt.

3 Nov. 1434

Roger Champernon

14

 

Roger Chaumbernon

7 Nov. 1435

Thomas Beaumond

15

 

Thomas Beaumond, knt.

8 Nov. 1436

Thomas Arundell

16

 

Thomas Arundell, knt.

7 Nov. 1437

James Chidlegh

17

 

James Chidlegh or Chidelegh

3 Nov. 1438

William Beauchamp, knt.

18

 

William Beauchamp, knt.

5 Nov. 1439

Robert Burton

19

 

Robert Burton

4 Nov. 1440

William Woodham

20

 

William or John Wadham

4 Nov. 1441

Richard Yarde

21

 

Richard Yerde

6 Nov. 1442

John Cheyney, of Pinho

22

 

John Cheyne of Pynne

4 Nov. 1443

John Blewett

23

 

John Blewet

6 Nov. 1444

Nicholas Broughton

24

 

Nicholas Broughton

4 Nov. 1445

Henry Fortescue

25

 

Henry Fortescu

4 Nov. 1446

Thomas Bockenside

26

 

Thomas Buttokessyde

9 Nov. 1447

Hugh Stuckely

27

 

Hugh Stucley, esq.

9 Nov. 1448

James Chidlegh

28

 

James Chudley or Chiddelegh

20 Dec. 1449

Robert Burton

29

 

Robert Burton

3 Dec. 1450

Edward Hull

30

 

Edward Hill, knt.

8 Nov. 1451

Henry Fortescue

31

 

Henry Fortescu, esq.

8 Nov. 1452

Joseph Chidley, of Pinho

32

 

John Cheyne of Pynne, esq.

5 Nov. 1453

Richard Halse

33

 

Richard Hals, esq.

4 Nov. 1454

Baldwin Fulford

34

 

Andrew Hillersdon

4 Nov. 1455

Andrew Hillersdon

35

 

Edward Langford

17 Nov. 1456

Edward Langford

36

 

John Nanfan, esq.

7 Nov. 1457

John Naynsan

37

 

Richard Hals, esq.

7 Nov. 1458

Richard Halse

38

 

Baldwin Fulford, knt.

7 Nov. 1459

Baldwin Fulford

39

 

John Dynham, esq.

7 Nov. 1460

John Dynham

40

     
   

The Reign of Edward IV

(4 Mar. 1461 -  9 April 1483)

 

 

John Dynham

1

 

John Cheyne of Pynne, esq.

7 Nov. 1461

Joseph Cheyney, of Pinho

2, 3

 

Richard Chichester, esq.

5 Nov. 1463

Richard Chichester

4

 

John Arundel, esq.

5 Nov. 1464

John Arundel

5

 

Christopher Worseley, esq.

Mich. 1465

Christopher Worsley

6

 

William Denys, esq.

5 Nov. 1466

William Denys

7

 

Philip Beaumond, esq.

5 Nov. 1467

Philip Beaumont

8

 

Richard Chichester, esq.

5 Nov. 1468

Richard Chichester

9

 

Nicholas Carrewe, esq.

5 Nov. 1469

Nicolas Carew

10

 

Philip Courtenay, esq. (Knighted 1471)

6 Nov. 1470

Philip Courtney, kt

11

 

Philip Coplestone, esq. (died before his account was rendered)

9 Nov. 1471

Philip Copleston

12

 

John Cheyne of Pynne

9 Nov. 1472

Joseph Cheyney, of Pinho

13

 

 

 

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