Nomination of High Sheriff

Queen Victoria Pricking the Sheriff's Roll

Three nominations are made for each county in a meeting of the Lords of the Council in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice each Martinmas (12th November). One of the nominees is chosen by the monarch. In practice,the first name on the list is always the one chosen; the second and third named will become High Sheriffs in succeeding years.

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The High Sheriffs in nomination for Northamptonshire:
Recent High Sheriffs:

Click here to view or download the list of High Sheriffs of Northamptonshire from the 12th Century to the present day.

High Sheriffs are in post for one year only and aim to use that time energetically in support of their communities. They are supported in their work by The High Sheriffs' Association.

Present day High Sheriffs are not paid and do not receive expenses for their work. The High Sheriff's Association of England and Wales