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First Shirriff

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The First Shirriff of the Shire was the head of the Watch. The office was attached to the Mayoralty of Michel Delving.[1]

When Lotho Sackville-Baggins briefly seized control of the Shire during the War of the Ring he called himself the Chief Shirriff.[2]

[edit] See Also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Of the Ordering of the Shire"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"