Welcome to the website of the High Sheriff of Herefordshire.
I took on the role on Saturday 9th April 2022 following the excellent work of my predecessor Jo Hilditch. I live in Birley with my husband Charles having toured the globe before settling back in Herefordshire 20 years ago and we have three children in their 20s.
Having served as a magistrate and given my time on the Youth Bench where I served as Bench Chair, my aim for this year is to try and prevent our youth from entering the Criminal Justice System.
To that end I am supporting the initiatives of ‘No Wrong Door’, www.hvoss.org.uk/categories/young-people-and-youth-groups/no-wrong-door-project.aspx. I want to extend this further by encouraging the young to take part in the many clubs and activities that are available in our county; everything from the South Wye Boxing Club to the Girl Guides and the Courtyard Youth Theatre.
For my full bio please see the page Current High Sheriff,
I have big shoes to fill following the success of Jo’s year in office. You can read here to see how busy she was. You will be able follow the latest news, events and blog here and see what I am up to. You can also discover the history of this ancient office, how new High Sheriffs are appointed, and the names of the hundreds of High Sheriffs of Herefordshire who have gone before me.
SARAH DE ROHAN
High Sheriff of Herefordshire 2022-2023
Latest News & Projects
Upcoming Events Panel
In this role, there will be many different events to attend. These include; meetings, gatherings and many other social occasions. Below are my next three upcoming events…
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1217 The Hereford Magna Carta
Did you know that Sheriffs are mentioned in 27 of the 63 clauses of Magna Carta of 1215? Duty bound to command the ‘posse commitatus’, Sheriffs were clearly fundamental to the running of the Shires.
The Mappa Mundi
The Mappa Mundi
The Mappa Mundi, a unique medieaval treasure, is on display at Hereford Cathedral. It shows Christian Europe as it was known at the time with Jerusalem in the centre.
It is believed to have been written in the year 1300, around 140 years after the first recorded High Sheriff of Herefordshire, Osborne Fitzrichard Le Scrope, was declared in c: 1060!
Past High Sheriffs
The Office of High Sheriff is the oldest secular Office in the United Kingdom after the Crown and dates from Saxon times. Below is our interactive timeline, where you can discover the history of the High Sheriff’s of Herefordshire, and look through the many different people who have occupied the role. Just slide the timeline along…
Patricia Claire Hodsoll Thomas
James Hervey-Bathurst CBE DL
Nathaniel Hone DL
The Reverend Lady Lisvane
William James Jackson
Edward Mortimer Harley OBE DL
Major Patrick James Auchinleck Darling DL MFH
Robert Tabor DL
Lt-Col Charles Thwaites MBE
Simon David Arbuthnott DL
Elizabeth Jean Hunter
The Hon. Gilbert Greenall CBE
Lt-Col Michael Robin Ogilvie Leigh
John Sarne Yorke
Lt-Gen Sir John Paul Foley KCB OBE MC DL
Andrew William Grant
James Donald Nicholas DL
Georgina Sarah Henrietta Britten-Long
Col Sir Piers Henry George Bengough KCVO OBE DL
Andrew William Dyson Perrins
Mrs Thomas Hone