Notes on the Sheriffs of County Clare, 1570-1700
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By Thomas Johnson Westropp

‘Notes on the Sheriffs of County Clare, 1570-1700’ was published in Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Vol. I, part 1, 5th Series (1890), pp. 68-80. The High Sheriff was the principal representative of central government in the county in relation to the execution of legal process in both civil and criminal actions issuing from the courts. His duties included selecting the grand jury and supervising the conduct of parliamentary elections.

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