KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND

CIRCUIT COURT

SHERIFFS


Appointed by Governor to 1-year terms:
1637-1642 John Langford (Isle of Kent)

1645 Henry Morgan

1648-1650 Henry Morgan
1650-1653 Francis Lumbard (removed Aug. 3, 1653)
1653-1654 Thomas Bradnox
1655-1656 Thomas Hynson [Hinson]
1656-1657 Henry Carline
1658 Thomas Bradnox

1660-1661 Anthony Griffin
1662 Richard Blunt
1663 William Hemsley
1664-1665 Moses Stagwell
1665 John Vickry
1666 Thomas Hynson
1666-1667 Nicholas Pickard
1667 Moses Stagwell [Stoggoll]
1668-1670 Thomas Ingram
1670 John Ingram

1673-1676 Robert Dunn
1676-1678 Thomas Marsh
1678-1682 Michael Miller
1683 John Hynson [Hinton]
1683-1687 Edward Sweatnam (discharged)
1687-1688 Allen Smith (discharged)
1688 Edward Sweatnam

1693-1694 Charles Tilden

1696-1698 Edward Sweatman
1698-1699 William Pearce
1699-1702 Elias King
1703-1704 John Hawkins
1705 John Hynson
1705-1707 Edward Scott

1711-1713 James Harris

1715 William Frisby

1717-1720 Simon Wilmer
1721-1722 Gideon Pearce

1726 Richard Lewin, Esq.
1727-1729 John Greshman

1732-1735 John Greshman
1735-1737 William Harris
1738-1741 Simon Wilmer
1741-1743 William Harris

1753-1756 William Rasin

1762 Thomas Smyth

1771-1774 Thomas Smyth
1774-1776 Ezekiel Forman

Elected by Voters to 3-year terms (Constitution of 1776, sec. 42):
1777-1779 William Merrit
1779-1782 William Hall
1783 John Hynson
1783 Jacob Jones, Jr.
1784 John Page
1785-1787 George Hanson
1788-1789 Edward Worrell (died Nov. 9, 1789)
1789-1791 Josiah Johnson
1791-1794 Philip Reed
1794-1795 Benjamin Hatcheson
1795 Thomas Worrell

1797-1800 Benjamin Hatcheson
1800-1803 Cuthbert Hall
1803-1806 William Moffitt (R)
1806-1809 Wilson Woodland (F)
1809-1812 Edward Wilkins (R)
1812-1815 Edward Brown (R)
1815-1818 Ephraim Vansant (F)
1818-1821 Joseph N. Gordon
1821-1824 Edward Brown (R)
1824-1825 Morgan Brown
1825-1827 Joseph Redue
1827-1829 Morgan Browne

1835-1837 Philip B. Travilla
1837-1839 Thomas Lusby
1839-1842
1842-1845 William H. Blackistone
1845-1848
1848-1851 Francis Cann

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 20):
1851-1853 Charles T. Lusby
1853-1855
1855-1857
1857-1859
1859-1861 Edwin Crouch (D)
1861-1863 James L. Davis
1863-1865

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. IV, sec. 49):
1865-1867

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 44):
1867-1869
1869-1871 R. W. Calder
1871-1873 A. B. Wheatley
1873-1875 Edward Plummer (D)
1875-1877 Charles H. Davis
1877-1879
1879-1881 Eugene Gooding
1881-1883
1883-1885 John W. Parsons
1885-1887 J. P. Hutcherson
1887-1889 James A. Casey (R)
1889-1891 Samuel Comegys
1891-1893
1893-1895 Thomas S. Dodd
1895-1897 James A. Casey (R)
1897-1899 Bedford Roe
1899-1901 John C. Davis
1901-1903 Thomas J. Fletcher (D)
1903-1905 Lionel J. Keyser
1905-1907 Andrew Medders (D)
1907-1909 Daniel W. Hadaway (D)
1909-1911 Andrew Medders (D)
1911-1913 William H. McKee (D)
1913-1915 William E. Brown (D)
1915-1917 J. Thomas Haddaway (D)
1917-1921 William C. Townsend (D)
1921-1923 J. Thomas Haddaway (D)
1923-1926 William W. Goodman (D)

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. XVII; added by Chapter 227, Acts of 1922, ratified Nov. 7, 1922):
1926-1930 J. Thomas Haddaway (D)
1930-1934 John T. Vickers (R)
1934-1938 John N. Bennett (R)
1938-1942 Robert E. Lee (D)
1942-1946 W. Henry Gsell (D)

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 44, amended by Chapter 786, Acts of 1945, ratified Nov. 5, 1946):
1946-1978 Bartus O. Vickers (R)
1978-1990 Herman Allan Blizzard
1990-1994 William Bright (D)
1994- John F. Price IV (R)

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