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Somerset Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Somerset Background
Local Research Resources

Offices of Rank and Nobility[edit | edit source]

Nobility[edit | edit source]

  • [1]. The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset is appointed by the Queen on advice of the Prime minister. He or she is a representative of the crown in the County of Somerset.

Rank[edit | edit source]

  • The Rank or Office of [2]High Sheriff was once a very powerful position.The Sheriff was responsible for collecting taxes and keeping order in Somerset.This position has been in Somerset for a thousand years.In modern days the position has changed to a more ceremonial role.
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Peerage of England

References[edit | edit source]