PART IV

Period:
1262             Aymer de Maxwell, Sheriff of Peebles
1266             Sir Symon Fraser, Sheriff of Traquair and Peebles
1288 - 1289  William Perel, Sheriff of Traquair
1302             Sir William de Durham, Sheriff of Peebles
1306             Aymer de Valence
c. 1320         Patrick Fleming
1358             Adam Lokard
1359             Lawrence de Govan
1409             Sir William Hay of Locherworth
1418             Sir William Hay, his son

 

From which time it seems to have been heritable in the family of Hay, Lords Yester, Marquises of Tweeddale, until 1686, and after that in the family of Douglas, Earls of March, until the abolition of heritable Jurisdiction after the rebellion of 1745; but John, 3rd Lord Hay of Yester, for letting two thieves escape, was deprived of the office on 27 September 1530, and it was given in December of that year to Malcolm, Lord Flemyng. Lord Yester fought the matter in the Court of Session, and the forfeiture of the office was declared null on 28 April 1543.

1652
[Commonwealth] Samuel Desborrow and Sir Alexander
 
Murray of Blackbarony
1760 - 1775 Alexander Murray
1775 - 1780 Alexander Stevenson
1789 - 1810 James Wolfe Murray
1810 - 1819 James Wedderburn
1820            Andrew Clephane and John Wood
1821 - 1840 John Wood
1841 - 1883 George Napier
1884 - 1886 Arch Davidson
1887 - 1891 James A. Crichton
1892 - 1896 Alexander Blair, MA
1897 - 1904 Andrew Rutherford
1905 - 1918 Charles C. Maconochie, KC
1919 - 1927 G. L. Crole, KC

 
From 1821 as shown in Buchan ((iii) pp620-21), sheriffs who later became known as sheriffs principal had sherriff-

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