from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of sheriff.
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This yere Mich 'Tony meire of London, and Nicholl Batte schirreve, were convicte before the kyng of periuracion be the othe of alle the aldermen, for as muche as Nicholl Batte lefte schirreve over his yere; wherefore Michael Tony was deposed fro the meiralte and Nich' Batte fro the schirevehod, and another chosen as it is aforeseid.
London was nought trewly, no in due maner gowerned: wherupon was mad an inquisicion be xxvj men of every warde; and John Mauncell, examyned be the kynges counseill, tolde the tale for alle the companye, and seyde that Richard Hardell mair, Robert Catelongre schirreve, John
London were ratified; and also the kyng graunted that every schirreve of London schulde have too clerkes and too seriauntes and no mo for that office.
The whiche John Bryan, schirreve of London,  fell in the water of
[Sidenote: Clerkes and seriaunts of the schirreve.] [Sidenote: A comown seal.]