Appendix
Sheriffs of the shire of Edinburgh

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J. D. Marwick (editor)

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1869

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'Appendix: Sheriffs of the shire of Edinburgh', Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh, 1403-1528 (1869), pp. 295-298. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=58496 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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LIST OF SHERIFFS, &c.

A. D.
1143–1147. Norman the Sheriff.
Foundation Charter of Holyrood by King David I. Original in archives of the city.
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. i., pp. 46, 47.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, p. 8.
1153–1165. Galfrid DE Mailville, Vicecomes de Castello Puellarum. (fn. 1)
Registrum Sancts Marie de Newbotle, pp. 122, xxxvi.
1153–1165. Robert, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
Registrum de Dunfermline, p. 26.
1165–1214. Henry De Brade, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
Registrum S. Marie de Newbotle, pp. 12, 66.
1200. Henry De Brade, Sheriff.
Crawfurd's MS., Gleanings from the Records, p. 24, cited by Chalmers, Caledonis, vol. ii., p. 574, Note (a).
1210 circa. Thomas De Lastalrie, Sheriff.
Registrum de Dunfermline,p. 91.
1214–1249. John De Vallibus, Sheriff.
Crawford's MS., Gleanings from the Records, p. 130, cited by Chalmers, Caledonia, vol. ii., p. 574, note(b).
Nisbet's Heraldry, p. 250, 2d series.
Registrum Sancte Marie de Newbottle,pp. 67, 90, 99, 124, 147, 157, 175.
1225 circa. John De Graham. Sheriff.
Registrum de Dunfermline, p. 107.
1263. R. De Mubraym, Sometime Sheriff of Edinburgh and Haddington.
The Chamberlain Rolls, vol. i., p. 38*, 39*.
1264. William De St Clair, Sheriff of Edinburgh, Linglithgow, and Haddington.
The Chamberlain Rolls, vol. pp. 50*, 52*.
1271. Sir William Sinclair of Roslin, appointed Sheriff of Edinburgh for life.
1278. He died about 1300.
1284. Chamberlain Rolls, vol. i., pp. 58*, 75*.
1284. Registrum de Dumfermline, p. 52, 53, 147
1288. egistrum Sancte Marie de Newbotle, pp. 10, 13, 76, 161, 165,292.
1289. Registrum Cartarum Domus de Soltre, p. 28, 29.
1292. Douglas Peerage, by Wood, vol. ii, p. 336.
Crawford's Peerage, 381.
Chalmer's Caledonia, vol. ii., p. 574.
There is reason to believe, says Chalmers, that Edinburghashire, during those times, extended over Haddington on the east, and over Linglithgow on the west. [Caledonia, vol. ii., p. 574.]
1296. Walter de Huntercombe, entrusted by King Edward I. with the Castle of
Edinburgh, and with the Sheriffdoms of Edinburgh, Linlithgow, and Haddington.
Rymer's Foeders, vol. ii., p. 731.
Rotuli Scotiae, vol. i., p. 36.
1300. John De Kingeston, Sheriff of Edinburgh (October).
Palgrav's Documents and Records illustrative of the History of Scotland, p. 249.
1305. Ive de Adeburgh, Sheriff of Edinburgh, Haddington and Linlithgow.
Ryley's Placita, p. 504, cited by Chalmers, Caledonis, vol.ii., p. 575.
1313. Peter Luband, Captain of the Castle, and Sheriff of Edinburghshire under King Edward II.
Leland's Collectanea de rebus Britannicis, vol. ii., p. 546.
Rotuli Scotiae, vol. ii., p. 111.
Barbour's Bruce (Spalding Club edition), p. 231, 347.
Chalmers's Caledonia, vol.ii., p. 575, note(f).
1328 Sir Robert De Meygneris, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
The Chamberlain Rolls, vol. i. p. 16.
1329 1. Sir Robert de Meygneris, Sheriff.
The Chamberlain Rolls, vol. i. p. 155.
1334. John de Kingeston, Keeper of the Castle, and Sheriff of the Shire of Edinburgh, with the Constubularies of Haddington and Linlithgow. (fn. 2)
Rotuli Scoties, vol., i., p. 271.
1335. John De Strivelin, Sheriff of Edinburgh, and Keeper or Constable of the Castle
Ayloffe's Calender, 161–2.
Rotuli Scotiae, vol. i., p. 382, 386, 387, 396.
1336. John De Strivelin, Sheriff, &c., for life.
Ayloffe's Calendar, 169.
1337. John De Strivelin, Sheriff, &c. (20th July, 16th October).
Rotuli Scotiae, vol. i., p. 437, 438, 441, 458, 496, 504
1337. Laurence Preston, Sheriff of Lothian.
Fordun's Scotichronicon (Goodall's ed.), vol. ii., p. 326, lib. 13, c. 41.
1357. At the epoch of the restoration of King David II. (A. D. 1357), the sheriffdom of Edinburgh continued to extend over the constabularies of Haddington on the east, and of Linlithgow on the west. [Caledonia, vol. ii., p. 575, Note (k).]
1358. Gilbert Fouler, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
The Chamberlain Rolls, vol. i., p. 314.
1362. Archibald of Douglas, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
Registrum Ecclesiae Sancte Egidii., p. 8.
Archibald of Douglas, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
1366. Robert de Dalyell, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
Robert De Dalyell, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
The Chamberlain Rolls, vol., i., p. 459.
Simon de Preston of Gorton, formerly of Goverton, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
1367. Simon de Preston, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
The Chamberlain Rolls, vol. i., p. 476. 497.
1368–9 Simon De Preston of Gorton, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
Robertson's Index of Charters, p. 84.
1371. Thomas de Erskyne., Sheriff of Edinburgh.
The Chamberlain Rolls, vol. ii., p. 55
1374. Malcolm Flemyng Sheriff.
The Chamberlain Rolls, vol. ii., p. 55
1382. Adam Forrester of Corstorphine, Sheriff of Edinburgh and of Lothian.
Registrum Episcopatus Aberdonensis (Spalding Club), vol. i., p. 142, 148.
1390–1406. William Lindsay, of the Byres, Sheriff of Edinburgh and Constable of Haddington during his life.
He died 1413–14.
Robertson's Index of Charters, 142.
Chalmer's Caledonia, vol. ii., p. 575, note(n).
1435. Sir Henry Preston of Craigmiller, Sheriff and Provost of Edinburgh.
Macfarlane's M.S. Collections, cited by Chalmers, Caledonia, vol. ii., p. 576.
Mylne's Genealogical Collection, preserved in the Advocates Library.
1438. Sir William De Crechtoun, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
The Chamberlain Rolls, vol. iii., pp. 375, 377.
1444. Sir John Logan of Restalring, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
1460–1488. As early as the reign of King James III. [1460–88], it became the practice of the Sheriffs of Edinburgh to attend the meetings of Parliament, as the highest court. [Caledonia, vol. ii., p.576.]
Sir Johnm Haldane, Sheriff of Edinburgh.
Nisbet's Remarks on the Ragman Roll. Heraldry, vol. ii., p. 10.
1482. Alexander Hepburn of Whitsum, Sheriff of Edinburgh
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol, ii., pp. 143, 154, 155, 156, 157, 159, 160,
Hepburn contiunued for some turbulent years to be the Sheriff of Edinburghshire.
[Chambers's Caledonia, vol.ii., p. 576.]
1483. AD. Johnestoun, Sheriff-Depute of Edinburgh.
Acts of the Parliamets of Scotland, Vol., 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152.
1488. Patrick, Earl of Bothwell, appointed Sheriff of Edinburgh in fee and hertage.
His juriscition does not seem to have extended to Linlithgow.
He died in 1508.
Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib. xii., Nos. 17, 18, 21, 39. Cited in Douglas Peerage (Wood), vol. i., p. 225
Chalmer's Caledonia, vol. ii., p. 576.
Balfour's practicks, p. 16.
1491. Henry Napier, Sheriff-depute
Retisrum Ecclesiæ Sancte Egidii, p. 170.
1508. Adam, Earl f Bothwell, succeeded his father as herditary sheriff of Edinburgh and Constable of Haddington. He was also sheriff of Berwick.
He was killed at Flodden in 1513.
Privy Seal Register, fol. 151.
Douglas' peerage (wood), vol. i., p.227.
Chalmers's Caledonia, vol. ii., p. 576.
Henry Napier,Sheriffs-Depute.
James Logan of Restalrig,
Chalmers's Caledonia, vol. ii., p. 576.
1513. Patrick, Earl of Bothwell, hereditary Sheriff.
Succeeded his father when an infant, and died in September 1556.
Acts of the parliaments of Scotland, vol. p.
Hailes' Re,arls on the History of Sctoland, p. 173,
Douglas peerage (Wood), vol. i., pp. 227–229.

Footnotes

1 The Castellum Puellarum was here put for the town: the Town had not yet obtained the Privilege of having its own sheriff. Chalmera's Caledonia, vol.ii., p. 574.
2 In June 1334 Edward Baliol assigned to King Edward III. the town, castle, and country of Edinburgh, with the constabularies of Linlithgow, which were thereupone entrusted to John de Kingeston. [Rymer's Foedera, vol. iv., p. 615.]