The Sheriffs Of Somerset from the eleventh to the twentieth century, edited by Sophia W Rawlins




A chronological list, with brief biographical notes, originally issued with vols. 106-111 of Proceedings, followed by the editor’s presidential address on the subject, quoting that ‘we know the High Sheriff as a country gentleman who (it may be much against his will) has been endowed with high rank and burdened with a curious collection of disconnected duties…’