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Here is an exceptionally rare list of County Londonderry’s High Sheriffs, across over two hundred years, from the late 1600s to the late 1800s.

Unfortunately, unlike with the Country Antrim sheriff data, there is no information available regarding which village or town each sheriff was originally from.

List of County Londonderry’s High Sheriffs between 1670 and 1883

1670 William Noble & William Kyle

1671 Edward Edwards & William Miller

1672 William Rogers & Francis Newton

1673 Samuel Hobson & Andrew Coningham

1674 Henry Thompson & John Buchanan

1675 Robert Houston & Henry Long

1676 James Coningham & John Ash

1677 William Squire & Alex Lecky

1678 Charles Newton & James Morrison

1679 Andrew Coningham & Matthew Bridges

1680 Robert Shannon & John Ewing

1681 Henry Farbasco & James Gordon

1682 James Strong & Henry Cochran

1683 William Hemsworth

1686 John Campsie & William Newton

1687 William Newton & Henry Ash

1688 Horace Kennedy & Edward Brooks

1689 There weren’t any sheriffs in this year

1690 Thomas Monerieff & Henry Ash

1691 Henry Ash & Samuel Leeson

1692 to 1693 William Crookshank & John Harvey

1694 William Mackie & Thomas Ash

1695 John Cowan & Hugh Davey

1696 John Harvey & Alex Coningham

1697 Joseph Morrison & John Dickson

1698 Albert Hall & Robert Gamble

1699 to 1701 John Denning & Samuel Harvey

1701 John Denning & George Tomkins

1702 Archibald Cunningham & Joseph Ewing

1703 Thomas Lecky & James Anderson

1704 Alex Skipton & Joseph Davey

1705 William & John Riddell

1706 George Ash & John Moore

1707-08 Robert Norman & Frederick Coningham

1709 Henry McManus & John Duckett

1710 Robert Houston & Peter Staneley

1711-12 Giles Gifford & Francis Jennings

1713 Frederick Coningham & Edward Skipton

1714 Alex &er Square & Thomas Moncrieff

1715 Robert Taylor & Frederick Gordon

1716 George Gonne & Robert Graham

1717 John Darcus & Francis Jennings

1718 Philip Sullivan & Henry Hart

1719 Henry McManus & Edward Carter

1720 Frederick Cunningham & Henry White

1721 John Darcus & Andrew McElwaine

1722 George Ash & Frederick Gordon

1723 William Stewart & William Ash

1724 Richard Coningham & Matthew Leeson

1725 George Crookshank & Edward Skipton

1726 William Montgomery & Henry Dixon

1727 William Ash & Andrew McElwaine

1728 John Davis & George Hart

1729 Ulysses Burg & Robert Houston

1730 Edward Houston & Ezekiel Coningham

1731 Charles McManus & Jeremiah Gardner

1732 Richard Coningham & George Ewart

1733 John Darcus & Joseph Hill

1734 Andrew McElwaine & William Foliott

1735 William Gamble & George Ash

1736 Francis Knox & Alex Lecky

1737-38-39 Francis Knox & Henry Darcus

1740 Andrew McElwaine & Mossom Gamble

1741 Charles Richardson & William Foliott

1742 Charles Richardson & John Hamilton

1743 John Hamilton & George Gordon

1744 George Gordon & William Boyd

1745-46 William Hamilton & John Fairly

1747 John Fairly & Thomas Lecky

1748-49 Thomas Lecky & William Kennedy

1750 William Hamilton & Robert Fairly

1751-52-53 William Hamilton & Hugh Hill

1754-55 Samuel Montgomery & J. Mauleverer

1756 William Hamilton & Robert Houston

1757-58 Frederick Hamilton & James Ramage

1759-60-61 James Ramage & Thomas James

1762 Thomas James & William Reynolds

1763 Adam Schoales & William Reynolds

1764 to 1772 Stephen Bennett & John Nicolls

1775 John Nicholls & William ramage

1775 John Darcus & Matthew Rutherford

1776 John Coningham & Hol. Lecky

1777 Squire Lecky & James Patterson

1778 Daniel Patterson & Samuel Curry

1779 David Roes & William Sweetenham

1780 Eneas Murray & Mossom Boyd

1781 George Lenox & William McClintock

1782 Michael Ross & William Lenox

1783 John Hart & Joseph Curry

1784 Dick. Cunningham & George C. Kennedy

1785 William Walker & Roger Murray

1786 Andrew Ferguson, junior, & R. Harrison

1787 Alexander Lecky & Alex Fletcher

1788 David Ross & H. Mitchell

1789 Adam Schoales, junior, & George Hart

1790 James Galbraith & George Schoales

1791 William Alexander & George Curry

1792 William Lenox & George Hart

1793 Marcus Hill & Alexander Young

1794 R. Murray & James Murray

1795 R. G. Hill & William Law

1796 J. Murray & William Patterson

1797 J. Murray & John Bond

1798 Thomas Lecky & William H. Ash

1799 Thomas Patterson & John Ferguson

1800 Maurice Knox & A. Major

1801 Thomas P. Kennedy & T. Moffett

1802 David Ross & Thomas Murray

1803 Thomas Patterson & William D. Lecky

1804 David Ross & James Gregg

1805 James Moody & J. Moffett

1806 Thomas Young & P. M`Donagh

1807 J. Chambers & William Marshall

1808 Henry Barre Beresford & Thomas Moore

1809 Thomas Shepherd & C. Rea

1810 J. Dysart & William Ball

1811 J. Coningham & D. Ross

1812 J. Murray & Thomas Kennedy

1813 James Gregg & John Rea

1814 Conolly Skipton & M. McCausland

1815 Samuel Curry & Tris. Cary

1816 J. Murray & Thomas P. Kennedy

1817 Richard Harvey & James Major

1818 J. Thompson & R. Babington

1819 Thomas Kennedy & K. Leslie

1820 D. Knox & W. McClintoch

1821 J. Gillespie & M. Gage

1822 Thomas P. Kennedy & James S. Gage

1823 Dominick Knox & Andrew Bond

1824 Thomas P. Kennedy & Sir William Williams

1825 Marcos McCausland & & Thomas D. Bateson

1826 – Adam Schoales & George Hill

1827 Sir James R. Bruce, Bart. & Pitt Skipton

1828 William L Conyngham & Tristram Kennedy

1829 John Hart & George H. Boggs

1830 Coolly Gage & William Gregg

1831 John Murray & Joshua Gillespie

1832 Adam Schoales & Samuel J. Crookshank

1833 Henry Darcus & Anthony Babington

1834 John Murray & Frederick Hamilton.

1835 Stewart Crawford Bruce & Anthony Babington

1836-37 Henry Darcus & Archibald McCorkell

1838 Thomas Knox & James Orr Lecky

1839 Thomas Chambers & Thomas Knox

1840-41 J. Mitchell Dysart & Thomas Chambers

From 1842 onwards only one sheriff was appointed. And the appointment was made by Government.

1842 Henry Richardson

1843 William Hamilton Ash

1844 Thomas Scott

1845 Sir Henry Hervey Bruce, Bart

1846 John Barre Beresford

1847 Richard Hunter

1848 John Stevenson

1849 James Johnston Clark

1850 Robert Peel Dawson

1851 William Lecky Browne.

1852 Leslie Alexander.

1853 James Murray

1854 Robert Lesley Ogilby

1855 Sir F. W. Heygate, Bart

1856 Harvey Nicholson

1857 William Edward Scott

1858 Samuel Maxwell Alexander

1859 William Fitzwilliam Lenox Conyngham

1860 John Alexander

1861 Rowley Miller

1862 John Adams

1863 George Skipton

1864 Robert John Henry

1865 Robert Holbeche Dolling

1866 Conolly Thomas McCausland

1867 Robert James Montgomery

1868 Henry Kyle

1869 Sir John Hill, Bart

1870 Robert Jackson Alexander.

1871 Hon. Robert Torrens OcNeill

1872 William Tillie

1873 Alexander Shuldham

1874 Win. Finlay Bigger

1875 James Jackson Clark

1876 Adam Hogg

1877 Robert Lyon Moore

1878 Bartholomew McCorkell

1879 James Adams

1880 George Cather

1881 J. C. Chichester

1882 Hugh C. Lyle

1883 B. P. White

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