from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The district under a sheriff's jurisdiction.
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Not only did they obtain five different charters confirmatory of their ancient privileges, together with the restoration of the sheriffwick, usurped by the last three monarchs, but also the first formal recognition of the mayoralty.
Henry I. granted to them to hold Middlesex to farm, for 300 pounds a year, and to appoint their own sheriff; while the second charter of John confirms to them the sheriffwick of London and Middlesex at the rent or farm of
Richard’s charter to the citizens makes no mention of the sheriffwick, nor is it mentioned in the first charter granted by John.
That the sheriff was thought by his fellow citizens to have been implicated in Essex’s mad attempt is seen from the fact that within a week he was deprived, not only of his sheriffwick, but also of his aldermanry, (1747) but to what extent he had compromised himself it is difficult to determine.
M60 William’s other charter granting the sheriffwick of London.