His immediate ancestors had been constables of the kingdom of Cyprus for the Venetian republic since 1464.
officers being two justices of peace and two constables.
In general, each county has from three to seven commissioners - the number is fixed by county laws - elected on a general ticket of each county for a term of from two to six years, entrusted with the charge and control of property owned by the county, empowered to appoint constables, judges of elections, collectors of taxes, trustees of the poor, and road supervisors, to levy taxes, to revise taxable valuations of real property, and open or close public roads.
The proprietor applied to the Mayor who exercised himself to quell the tumult by swearing in two constables and reading the Riot Act.
They are the standing army, and the militia, jailers, constables, posse comitatus, etc.