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Subject: Re: RE: westmorland sheriffs
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 15:39:59 -0500

I do not have a complete list, nevertheless, I can provide some information.
The Viponts were hereditary sheriffs of Westmoreland. The office descending to Idonea and Isabelle Vipont by 1285.The others are probably under sheriffs.
1201 Geoffrey Fitz Peter and Roger Bellocampo [Beauchamp] were sheriffs of Westmoreland.The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmoreland and Cumberland. Vol. I,
1202 William Stutevil amd Philip Escrope were sheriffs of Westm.
1200's Gilbert de Kirketon (sheriff of Westmorland)
1217, Robert de Veteriponte was sheriff of Westmoreland (Ragg)
D MUS 2/10/88 - date: Not dated [circa 1280 - 1290] William de Steynton, Sheriff of Westmorland
1235 John Vipont, Sheriff
1241-3 John (or Gilbert) de Kirketon under Sheriff of Westmoreland 1241-43 to High Sheriff John de Veteriponte [CWAA)
D MUS 2/10/4 - date: Not dated [late C13 - early C14] Robert Askeby sheriff of Westmorland
1312 Robert de Morwyll [Morville] then Sheriff of Westmorland. Cumbria Record Office, D HC 2/1 ? 23 Medieval deeds relating to Sleagill in Westmorland FILE [no title] - ref. D HC 2/11/6 - date: Not dated [circa 1312-1316]
1345 Robert de Clifford held the office(IPM)
1355 Robert Vipont Sheriff (Ragg)
Certainly incomplete but perhaps a start.

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