Car guide to Jersey & Guernsey

 
9781151633736: Car guide to Jersey & Guernsey

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 Excerpt: ...He then went to Paris, where he remained with Charles II. till the Restoration, when he returned to the island. His avarice and exactions so impoverished the inhabitants that, to get rid of from 300 to 400 hopeless paupers, the States, by an Act of the 25th Sept. 1666, assisted them to emigrate to North America, where they settled in the territory granted by Charles II. to Sir George, which they named New Jersey. On the 1st of May 1779 a French expedition under the Prince of Nassau attempted to land at St. Ouen's bay. Six miles N.W. from St. Helier is St. Ouen's Manor, originally a strongly fortified castle with moats, ramparts, and portcullis, founded in the beginning of the 12th cent. by Renaud or Renault de Carteret, whose chief possessions were around Carteret (p. 51) in Normandy. In 1672 Sir Philip, a descendant of the more famous Philip, rebuilt the manor from the plinth or foundations, with the exception of the two square towers behind the S. wing. At that time a mason's wages were IJd. per day. The centre is 30 ft. long, and each of the wings 37. The walls are of granite and in good condition. A few of the rooms are inhabited, and the best of the remainder are used as stores for fruit, potatoes, and farm produce. The large kitchen is in fair condition. In the best furnished room is the halbert Sir Philip received when made bailiff in 1625; it bears the date. The principal entrance is in the centre, a small oaken door under an elliptical arch opening into a hall from which ascends an oaken staircase with a carved oak banister. There is a terrace on the top of the roof commanding a good view. The last male representative of the elder branch of the Carterets of St. Ouen was Sir Charles de Carteret, bailiff of Jersey, and gentleman30 Carteret. Cloche. T...

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