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Sheriffs Act 1887

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. 1. Short title.

    2. 2. Extent of Act.

  3. Appointment and Qualification

    1. 3. Annual appointment of sheriff and duration of office.

    2. 4. Qualification of sheriffs.

    3. 5. Same person not to be chosen twice in three years.

    4. 6. Nomination and appointment of sheriffs.

    5. 7. Declaration of office.

  4. Powers, Duties, and Liabilities

    1. 8. Powers of sheriff for posse comitatus.

    2. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 10. Duties as to execution of writs.

    4. 11. Duties on receipt of debt to Crown.

    5. 12.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. 13.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. 14. Duties on arrest of civil debtors.

    8. 15. Liability for wrongful imprisonment.

    9. 16. Liability for escape.

    10. 17. Disability to act as justice of the peace.

    11. 18.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    12. 19.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    13. 20. Fees and poundage.

  5. Accounts

    1. 21. Transmission of accounts of sheriff.

    2. 22. Audit of accounts of sheriff.

  6. Under-Sheriff and Officers

    1. 23. Obligation to appoint under-sheriff and declaration of office by under-sheriff.

    2. 24. Obligation to appoint deputy resident in London.

    3. 25. Execution of office by under-sheriff on death or suspension of sheriff.

    4. 26. Declaration by bailiffs, &c.

    5. 27. Sale of offices prohibited.

  7. Outgoing Sheriff

    1. 28. Outgoing sheriff to turn over prisoners and process to incoming sheriff.

  8. Miscellaneous

    1. 29. Punishment for misconduct.

    2. 30. Filing and exemption from duty of declaration of office.

  9. Application of Act in Special Cases

    1. 31. Application of Act to Westmoreland and Wales.

    2. 32.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 33. Saving for privileges of city of London and approval of election of sheriffs of London.

    4. 34.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 35.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. 36.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. 37. Saving for Duchy of Cornwall.

  10. Definitions and Repeal

    1. 38. Definitions.

    2. 39. Repeal.

    3. 40. Savings for courts leet, &c.

  11. SCHEDULES

    1. THE FIRST SCHEDULE

      Form of Warrant appointing Sheriff

      1. At the Court at the day of present the Queen’s...

      2. To A.B.,of

      3. Whereas Her Majesty was this day pleased, by and with...

      4. These are therefore to require you to take the custody...

      5. Dated this day of

      6. By Her Majesty’s command.

    2. THE SECOND SCHEDULE

      1. Declaration of Sheriff and Under Sheriff

        1. I, A.B.,of , in the county of do solemnly declare...

        2. *The words within square brackets to be added in case...

      2. FORM OF DECLARATION FOR BAILIFF, DEPUTY, OR OFFICER OF SHERIFF

        1. Section 26

        2. I, A.B.,do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare that I will...

    3. SCHEDULE 2A

      MEANING OF “COUNTY”

      1. For the purposes of this Act, the counties or parts...

    4. THIRD SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

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