Archives of Maryland
Historical List
St. Mary's County Sheriffs, 1637--


Dates served Name Sources
1637-1639 James Baldridge AOMOL vol. 3 p. 61; AOMOL vol. 4 p. 46
1639-1641 Thomas Baldridge AOMOL vol. 3 p. 85; MSA SC 5094-202; AOMOL vol. 426 pp. 111-112
1641-1642 Cyprian Thorowgood AOMOL vol. 3 pp. 96-97; AOMOL vol. 1 p. 128
1642-1643 Edward Packer AOMOL vol. 3 p. 117
1643 Robert Ellyson AOMOL vol. 4 p. 231; AOMOL vol. 4 p. 250
1643-1644 Edward Packer AOMOL vol. 3 p. 147; AOMOL vol. 4 p. 294
1646-1648 John Hatch AOMOL vol. 1 pp. 220-221; AOMOL vol. 4 p. 349; MSA SC 5094-1881; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 422
1648-1649 William Thompson AOMOL vol. 4 p. 379
1649-1650 Philip Land AOMOL vol. 3 p. 229; MSA SC 5094-2533; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 516
1650-1653 Nicholas Gwyther AOMOL vol. 10, pp. 10; 27; 74-75; 256-257; 164; MSA SC 5094-1720; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 379
1653-1654 John Metcalfe AOMOL vol. 3 p. 294
1654 John Smith AOMOL vol. 3 p. 313
1654-1655James Veitch AOMOL vol. 1 p. 347
1655-1657 Sampson Waring AOMOL vol. 3 p. 318-319; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 864
1657-1662 Nicholas Gwyther AOMOL vol. 41 pp. 61; 86; 96; 131; 371; and 489; AOMOL vol. 3 pp. 397 and 402; AOMOL vol. 1 p. 425; MSA SC 5094-1720; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 379
1662-1663 Richard Willan AOMOL vol. 3 pp. 448 and 451; MSA SC 5094-4605; AOMOL vol. 426 pp. 890-891
1663-1664 William Evans AOMOL vol. 3 p. 481; MSA SC 5094-1327; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 314
1664-1665 Thomas Dent AOMOL vol. 3 p. 491; MSA SC 5094-1134; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 265
1665-1666 John Lawson AOMOL vol. 3 pp. 514 and 518-519; AOMOL vol. 57 p. 137; MSA SC 5094-2569; AOMOL vol. 426 pp. 519-520
1666-1667 Nicholas Young AOMOL vol. 3 pp. 540-541; MSA SC 5094-4814; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 931
1667-1672 John Jarboe AOMOL vol. 5 pp. 4 and 26; AOMOL vol. 57 p. 446; AOMOL vol. 51 pp. 72-73 and 341; MSA SC 5094-2248; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 482
1672-1674 Luke Gardiner AOMOL vol. 53 pp. 72-73; AOMOL vol. 51 pp. 100 and 118; AOMOL vol. 65 p. 280; MSA SC 5094-1473; AOMOL vol. 426 pp. 344-345
1674-1677 Clement Hill AOMOL vol. 51 pp. 130, 175, and 204; AOMOL vol. 2 pp. 451-452; AOMOL vol. 15 p. 57; AOMOL vol. 66 p. 347; MSA SC 5094-1990; AOMOL vol. 426 pp. 440-441
1677-1679 Gerrard Slye AOMOL vol. 51 pp. 204, 220, and 246
1679-1682 William Boarman AOMOL vol. 51 p. 246; AOMOL vol. 7 p. 393; AOMOL vol. 17 p. 67; AOMOL vol. 70 p. 193; AOMOL vol. 5 p. 469; MSA SC 5094-456
1682-1685 Joshua Doyne AOMOL vol. 7 p. 415; AOMOL vol. 70 p. 448; AOMOL vol. 17 pp. 308 and 369
1685-1686 John Baker AOMOL vol. 17 p. 379; AOMOL vol. 5 p. 474
1686-1688 Garrett Vanswearingen AOMOL vol. 5 pp. 470 and 545
1688-1689 Joshua Doyne AOMOL vol. 8 p. 21; AOMOL vol. 13 p. 226
1689-1692 Robert Carse AOMOL vol. 13 p. 241; AOMOL vol. 8 p. 405, 412 and 427; MSA S551-16 pp. 82-83
1692-1694 Robert Mason AOMOL vol. 8 pp. 405, 412, 483, and 495; MSA SC 5094-2804; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 580
1694-1696 John Coode, Sr. AOMOL vol. 20 pp. 106, 113, 250, and 487; AOMOL vol. 25 p. 140; AOMOL vol. 26 p. 583; MSA SC 5094-893; AOMOL vol. 426 pp. 233-234
1696-1698 Robert Mason AOMOL vol. 19 p. 374; AOMOL vol. 23 pp. 199; 260; 344; 498; and 513; MSA SC 5094-2804; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 580
1698-1700 Henry Lowe AOMOL vol. 23 pp. 421-422, 447 and 513; AOMOL vol. 25 p. 26; AOMOL vol. 22 p. 332; AOMOL vol. 24 p. 114; MSA SC 5094-2683
1700-1702 Thomas Hatton PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. WT 3 pp. 821 and 825, MSA S551-19 (available online as MSA TE1-85-945 and MSA TE1-85-947)
1702-1704 James Hay PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) volume WT 3 p. 301, MSA S551-19 (available online as MSA TE1-86-17); AOMOL vol. 25 pp. 150 and 178; PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) volume TL 3 p. 199, MSA S551-22 (available online as MSA TE1-86-117); MSA SC 5094-1914
1704-1707 John Coode, Jr. PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. TB 2 p. 69, MSA S551-23 (available online as MSA TE1-86-430); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. TB 2 pp. 386-388, MSA S551-23 (available online as MSA TE1-86-593)
 1707-1709 William Coode Provincial Court Land Records vol. PL 3 pp. 98-99, MSA S552-10 (available online as AOMOL vol. 719 pp. 98-99); AOMOL vol. 27 pp. 333 and 455
1709-1712 Kenelm Cheseldyne, Jr. PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. PL 3 p. 24, MSA S551-27 (available online as MSA TE1-1-14); AOMOL vol. 720 p. 67; PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. TP 2 p. 117, MSA S551-28 (available online as MSA TE1-87-186); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. TP 2 pp. 214-215, MSA S551-28 (available online as MSA TE1-87-235); MSA SC 5094-771; AOMOL vol. 426 p. 217
1712-1715Henry Lowe, Jr. PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. TP 2 p. 563, MSA S551-28 (available online as MSA TE1-87-417); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. TP 2 p. 597, MSA S551-28 (available online as MSA TE1-87-433); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. VD 1 p. 4, MSA S551-30 (available online as MSA TE1-87-462); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. VD 1 p. 68, MSA S551-30 (available online as MSA TE1-87-493); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. VD 1 p. 243, MSA S551-30 (available online as MSA TE1-87-581); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. VD 1 p. 464, MSA S551-30 (available online as MSA TE1-87-691); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. VD 1 p. 494, MSA S551-30 (available online as MSA TE1-87-705)
1715-1717 Kenelm Cheseldyne, Jr. PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. VD 1 p. 576, MSA S551-30 (available online as MSA TE1-87-743); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. VD 1 p. 641, MSA S551-30 (available online as MSA TE1-87-776); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. VD 2 p. 186, MSA S551-31 (available online as MSA TE1-88-20); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. VD 2 p. 395, MSA S551-31 (available online as MSA TE1-88-124)
1717-1720 Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. VD 2 p. 128, MSA S551-31 (available online as MSA TE1-88-219); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. VD 3 p. 234, MSA S551-32 (available online as MSA TE1-88-265); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. PL 4 p. 219, MSA S551-33 (available online as MSA TE1-88-470); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. PL 4 p. 241, MSA S551-33 (available online as MSA TE1-88-478); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. WG 1 p. 14, MSA S551-34 (available online as MSA TE1-88-575); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. WG 1 p. 127, MSA S551-34 (available online as MSA TE1-88-632)
1720-1723 Thomas Truman Greenfield AOMOL vol. 34 p. 64; AOMOL vol. 25 p. 382; PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. WG 2 p. 102, MSA S551-37 (available online as MSA TE1-90-17); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. WG 1 p. 238, MSA S551-37 (available online as MSA TE1-88-689)
1723-1726 Richard Hopewell AOMOL vol. 189 Bland vol. 3 p. 389; PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. WG 2 p. 134, MSA S551-37 (available online as MSA TE1-90-32); PROVINCIAL COURT (Judgment Record) vol. WG 2 p. 365, MSA S551-37 (available online as MSA TE1-90-96); Provincial Court Judgment Record WG 2 p. 407, MSA S551-37 (available online as MSA TE1-90-167);  MSA SC 5094-2083
1727-1729John Baker AOMOL vol. 697 p. 300; GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1728 p. 10, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-37)
1729-1732 George Clarke GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1728 p. 10, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-37);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1728 p. 15, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-40);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1728 p. 21, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-46); MSA SC 5094-809
1732-1735John Hicks GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1728 p. 21, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-46); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1728, 16 June 1733, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-56)
1735-1738 Richard Hopewell GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1733-1773 p. 31, MSA S 1080-4 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-360); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1728 p. 21, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-58); MSA SC 5094-2083
1738-1741John Cartwright GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1728 p. 21, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-58);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 21 May 1740, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-66);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 29 May 1741, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-69)
1741-1744William Cartwright GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 29 May 1741, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-69);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 1 June 1742, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-74);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 16 May 1743, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-78);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 5 April 1744, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-83)
1744-1745 Philip Key GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 5 April 1744, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-83); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 25 April 1745, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-88); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 22 October 1745, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-91)
1745-1748Gilbert Ireland GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 22 October 1745, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-91);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 15 September 1746, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-97);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 21 October 1747, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-101);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 14 June 1748, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-107)
1748-1751 Robert Chesley GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 14 June 1748, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-107);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 17 October 1749, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-113);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 2 October 1751, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-128);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 7 October 1751, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-129)
1751-1754Meverell Lock GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 7 October 1751, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-129);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 22 September 1752, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-134);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 13 September 1753, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-138);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 4 November 1754, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-148)
1754-1755Philip Barton Key GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 4 November 1754, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-148);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 27 October 1755, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-154)
1755-1758Meverell Lock GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 27 October 1755, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-154);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 22 October 1756, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-164);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 25 October 1757, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-171);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 31 October 1758, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-175)
1758-1761 John Eden GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 31 October 1758, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-175);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 17 October 1759, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-182);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 4 November 1760, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-188);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 8 October 1761, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-193)
1761-1764 Normand Bruce GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 8 October 1761, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-193);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 10 November 1762, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-199);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 3 November 1763, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-204);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 30 October 1764, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-211)
1764-1767 Jeremiah Jordan GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 30 October 1764, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-211); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 28 September 1765, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-216); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 25 October 1766, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-220); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 30 October 1767, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-225)
1767-1770Robert Watts GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 30 October 1767, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-225);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 19 October 1768, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-228);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 19 October 1769, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-237);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 15 October 1770, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-244)
1770-1773Jenifer Taylor GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 15 October 1770, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-244);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 15 October 1771, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-251);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 16 September 1770, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-256);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 29 April 1773, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-262);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 29 October 1773, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-270
1773-1776Hugh Hopewell GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 29 October 1773, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-270); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 20 October 1774, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-276); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 17 October 1775, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-281)   
1777-1778 James Mills GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1798, page 22, MSA S 1080-6 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-878)
1778-1782 Zachariah Forrest GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1798, page 22, MSA S 1080-6 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-878); AOMOL vol. 16 p. 468; GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 2 November 1779, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-290); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1798, page 92, MSA S 1080-6 (Early State Records Colleciton, MSA SCM3164-947)
1782-1785 Samuel Abell, Jr. GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1786, 17 October 1782, MSA S 1080-1 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3164-305); AOMOL vol. 728 p. 214
1785-1788John Cartwright GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1798, page 160, MSA S 1080-6 (Early State Records Colleciton, MSA SCM3164-1019)
1788-1791Philip Ford GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1798, page 208, MSA S 1080-6 (Early State Records Colleciton, MSA SCM3164-1119); AOMOL vol. 71 p. 296;  Maryland Gazette, 17 April 1791.(MSA SCM1284-882)
1791-1794Francis Hammersley GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1798, page 208, MSA S 1080-6 (Early State Records Colleciton, MSA SCM3164-1119)
1794-1797 Samuel Abell, Jr. GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1798, page 248, MSA S 1080-6 (Early State Records Colleciton, MSA SCM3164-1195)
1797-1800 Zachariah Forrest Commissioned November 7, 1797: GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1827, vol. TAS 1, MSA S1080-7); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 7 November 1797, vol.  1793-1799, MSA S1071-29 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3158-604)
1800-1803Francis Millard Commissioned October 15, 1800 (GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1827, vol. TAS 1, MSA S1080-7);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 15 October 1800, vol.  1799-1807, MSA S1071-30 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3158-749)
1803-1806James Cooke Commissioned October 1803 (GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1827, vol. TAS 1, MSA S1080-7); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 11 October 1803, vol.  1799-1807, MSA S1071-30 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3158-921)
1806-1809John McWilliam Commissioned October 1806 (GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1827, vol. TAS 1, MSA S1080-7); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL<(Proceedings) 16 October 1806, vol. 1799-1807, MSA S1071-30 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3158-1104)
1809-1812Joseph Gough Commissioned October 19, 1809 (GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1827, vol. TAS 1, MSA S1080-7);GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 19 October 1809, vol. 1807-1813, MSA S1071-31 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3159-129)
1812-1815Enoch Combs Commissioned October 23, 1812 (GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1827, vol. TAS 1, MSA S1080-7); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 22 October 1812, vol. 1807-1813, MSA S1071-31 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3159-337)
1815-1818John Cole Commissioned October 1815 (GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1827, vol. TAS 1, MSA S1080-7);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 11 October 1815, vol. 1813-1817, MSA S1071-32 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3159-741)
1818-1821William T. Maddox Commissioned October 20, 1818 (GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1827, vol. TAS 1, MSA S1080-7);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 20 October 1818, vol. 1817-1821, MSA S1071-34 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3159-1025)
1821-1824James Hayden Commissioned October 16, 1821 (GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL(Commission Record) 1777-1827, vol. TAS 1, MSA S1080-7);  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 16 October 1821, vol. 1817-1821, MSA S1071-34 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3159-1332). Hayden dies prior to end of term, see GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 14 February 1824, vol. 1821-1824, MSA S1071-35 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3160-334).
1824-1827William Williams Commissioned February 14, 1824 (GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1777-1827, vol. TAS 1, MSA S1080-7); GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 14 February 1824, vol. 1821-1824, MSA S1071-35 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3160-334); Baltimore Patriot, 15 October 1824;1825 Laws of Maryland chapter 1826 (AOMOL vol. 402 p. 14)
1827-1830Thomas W. Morgan GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 15 October 1827, vol. 1825-1830, MSA S1071-36 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3160-808)
1830-1833Benjamin G. Cole Election held on October 4, 1830, and commission issued on October 20th. GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 20 October 1830, vol. 1830-1833, MSA S1071-37 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3161-58); Republican Star, 30 November 1830; Daily National Intelligencer, 11 February 1832; Daily National Intelligencer, 31 August 1833.
1833-1836George H. Morgan Election held October 7, 1833, and commission issued on October 25th. GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 25 October 1833, vol. 1833-1835, MSA S1071-38 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3161-404)
1836-1839Thomas W. Morgan Election held October 5, 1836, and commission issued on October 11th. GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 11 October 1836, vol. 1835-1838, MSA S1071-39 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3161-797)
1839-1842George W. Morgan Election held October 2, 1839.
1842-1845Stephen H. Gough Election held October 5, 1842, and commission issued on October 14th.  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings) 14 October 1842, vol. 1839-1845, MSA S1072-2 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3162-194);  1843 Laws of Maryland chapter 1 (AOMOL vol. 595 p. 2)
1845-1848John Greenwell Election held October 1, 1845, and commissioned October 14, 1845. (SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1845-1846 p. 60, MSA S1081-6); The Sun, 6 October 1845
1848-1851John B. Hayden Election held October 4, 1848 and commissioned October 12, 1848. (SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1847-1854 p. 78, MSA S1081-7); GOVERNOR (Proceedings)  12 October 1848, Vol. 1845-1854, MSA S1072-3 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3162-526)
1851-1852James Johnson Election held November 5, 1851, and commissioned November 14, 1851. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1851-1862 p. 10, MSA S1081-8. Died while in office, February 26, 1852 (The Sun, 8 March 1852).
1852-1855Clark J. Durant Commissioned March 8, 1852. GOVERNOR (Proceedings) vol. 1845-1853, MSA S1072-3 (Early State Records Collection, MSA SCM3162-743); SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1851-1862 p. 42, MSA S1081-8
1855-1857Madrid P. Blakistone Commissioned November 19, 1855. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1851-1862 p. 105, MSA S1081-8
1857-1859Thomas L. Davis Commissioned November 21, 1857. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1851-1862 p. 148, MSA S1081-8
1859-1861James Thompson Yates Commissioned November 10, 1859. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1851-1862 p. 215, MSA S1081-8
1861-1863Thomas L. Davis Commissioned November 16, 1861. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1851-1862 p. 251; MSA S1081-8
1863-1865Philip H. Dorsey Commissioned November 23, 1863, SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1863-1869 p. 73, MSA S1081-12
1865-1867Francis M. Goddard Commissioned November 11, 1865. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1863-1869 p. 74, MSA S1081-12
1867-1868Richard A. Clarke Commissioned November 15, 1867 and resigned August 25, 1868. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1863-1869 p. 74, MSA S1081-12;  St. Mary's Beacon, 10 September 1868; St. Mary's Beacon, 8 July 1869.
1868-1869John F. Fenwick Commissioned August 28, 1868. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commion Record) Vol. 1866-1868 p. 101, MSA S1081-13;  St. Mary's Beacon, 10 September 1868.
1869-1871James R. Alvey Commissioned November 12, 1869. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1866-1868 p. 75, MSA S1081-13
1871-1873Bennet R. Abell Commissioned November 7, 1871. SECRETARY OF STATE (Election Return Abstracts) Vol. 1870-1888 p. 187, MSA S1122-2;  The Sun, 5 September 1896.
1873-1875Benjamin G. Foxwell Commissioned November 4, 1873. SECRETARY OF STATE (Election Return Abstracts) Vol. 1870-1888 p. 209, MSA S1122-2
1875-1877Bennet R. Abell Commissioned November 2, 1875. SECRETARY OF STATE (Election Return Abstracts) Vol. 1870-1888 p. 226, MSA S1122-2;  The Sun, 5 September 1896.
1877-1879John F. Smith Commissioned November 6, 1877. SECRETARY OF STATE (Election Return Abstracts) Vol. 1870-1888 p. 243, MSA S1122-2;  The Sun, 18 March 1880;  The Sun, 14 September 1905;  The Sun, 28 March 1921.
1879-1881William F. Ford Commissioned November 4, 1879. SECRETARY OF STATE (Election Return Abstracts) Vol. 1870-1888 p. 258, MSA S1122-2
1881-1883William J. Wathen Commissioned November 17, 1881. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1882-1890 p. 184, MSA S1081-16
1883-1885John Felix Fenwick Commissioned November 14, 1883. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1882-1890 p. 185, MSA S1081-16; Maryland Manual, 1885;   The Sun, 4 December 1886.
1885-1887John Philip Greenwell Commissioned November 11, 1885. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1882-1890 p. 187, MSA S1081-16
1887-1889John F. Ching Commissioned November 23, 1887. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1882-1890 p. 189, MSA S1081-16
1889-1891Leo M. Wathen Commissioned November 21, 1889. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1882-1890 p. 94, MSA S1081-16
1891-1892Francis X. Thompson Commissioned November 12, 1891. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1890-1900 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-18
1892-1893Samuel Chapman Thompson Commissioned September 7, 1892. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1890-1900 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-18
1893-1895Leo M. Wathen Commissioned November 23, 1893. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1890-1900 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-18
1895-1897James Oscar Jones Commissioned November 20, 1895. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1890-1900 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-18
1897-1899Benedict B. Love Commissioned November 17, 1897. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1890-1900 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-18
1899-1901William T. Bailey Commissioned November 27, 1899. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1890-1900 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-18
1901-1903Francis X. Thompson Commissioned November 14, 1901. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1900-1910 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-21
1903-1905J. Wesley Freeman Commissioned November 17, 1903. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1900-1910 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-21
1905-1907Oscar G. Wathen Commissioned November 18, 1905. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1900-1910 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-21
1907-1909Henry C. Dent Commissioned November 19, 1907. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1900-1910 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-21
1909-1911John B. Love Commissioned November 18, 1909. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1900-1910 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-21
1911-1913Henry C. Dent Commissioned November 27, 1911. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1910-1916 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-24
1913-1915John B. Love Commissioned November 24, 1913. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1910-1916 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-24
1915-1917Daniel J. Bowles Commissioned November 20, 1915. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1910-1916 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-24
1917-1919John B. Love Commissioned November 22, 1917. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1916-1922 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-27
1919-1921Daniel J. Bowles Commissioned November 28, 1919. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1916-1922 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-27
1921-1923William E. Clarke Commissioned November 18, 1921. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1916-1922 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-27
1923-1926J. Gerald Abell Commissioned November 21, 1923. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1922-1927 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-31
1926-1930William E. Clarke Commissioned November 29, 1926. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1922-1927 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-31
1930-1934Richard T. Hammett Commissioned December 17, 1930. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1927-1931 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-34
1934-1938John B. Love Commissioned November 24, 1934. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1933-1934 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-38
1938-1943William E. Clarke Commissioned November 29, 1938. SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) Vol. 1937-1941 (GA-WO), MSA S1081-42
1943-1946Howard V. Hammett ST. MARY'S COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (Commission Record) Vol. JMM 1 p. 144, MSA C1549-4;  Maryland Manual, 1943-44;  Maryland Manual 1945-46
1946-1954Willard B. Long Maryland Manual, 1948-49; Maryland Manual, 1950;  Maryland Manual, 1951-52;  Maryland Manual, 1953-54
1954-1966Robert Miedzinksi Maryland Manual, 1955-56; Maryland Manual, 1957-58; Maryland Manual, 1959-60; Maryland Manual, 1961-62; Maryland Manual, 1962-63; Maryland Manual, 1963-64; Maryland Manual, 1965-66
1966-1970Benjamin H. Burroughs, Jr. Maryland Manual, 1967-68; Maryland Manual, 1969-70
1970-1974Lawrence Williams Maryland Manual, 1971-72; Maryland Manual, 1973-74
1974-1976George F. Sanger Maryland Manual, 1975-76; Died September 10, 1976;  The Sun, 11 September 1976;  The Washington Post, 12 September 1976
1977-1982Joseph L. Somerville Sworn in March 1, 1977.1The Sun, 28 February 1977;  The Sun, 16 August 1978;  The Sun, 9 November 1978
1982-1994Wayne L. Pettit Maryland Manual, 1983-84; Maryland Manual, 1985-86; Maryland Manual, 1987-88; Maryland Manual, 1989-90; Maryland Manual, 1991-92
1994-2002Richard J. Voorhaar Maryland Manual, 1996-97; Maryland Manual, 2001
2002-2006David D. Zylak Maryland Manual On-Line
2006-presentTimothy K. Cameron Maryland Manual On-Line

1. Eugene Pellilo served as acting sheriff following the death of George F. Sanger. Joseph L. Somerville became the first African-American sheriff in Maryland.

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