ID please of man in dress unifom in cocked hat

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Re: ID please of man in dress unifom in cocked hat

Postby ardyer » 10 Sep 2017 14:30

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I found this a most interesting discussion which took me a little while to absorb so I can apply it to other photographs, thank you so much for your team work
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Re: ID please of man in dress unifom in cocked hat

Postby t100 » 09 Oct 2017 08:57

Frogsmile wrote: Looking at the uniform in the image that you have posted I am at a loss to identify differences between a Sherrif's and a Lieutenant's dress uniform.


I just remembered that I meant to come back on this one. High Sheriff was primarily a legal appointment, and there is no indication that there was a special military-style uniform as there was for Lieutenants. I believe it was simply that, either by design or convention, most if not all Sheriffs were also Deputy Lieutenants. In retrospect this point is underlined by the subject of this thread - presumably he was a DL for an adjacent welsh County, and wore that uniform despite being an English sheriff. Currently Sheriffs wear court dress, I imagine a Victorian sheriff who was not a DL may have defaulted to the same.

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Re: ID please of man in dress unifom in cocked hat

Postby Frogsmile » 09 Oct 2017 13:01

Not as straight forward as I'd hoped, but thank you.
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