Expulsion of aliens

13th June 2017

Minutes of evidence taken before the Commissioners for inquiring in to the state of the criminal law in the Channel Islands. Second Report of the Commissioners &c, London: Clowes, 1848, p. 142. The statements were made by John de Havilland Utermarck, Contrôle de la Reine, on Spetember 28, 1846.

4077. Has not the Lieutenant Governor also the power of sending parties who are not natives from the island?—Yes, aliens. That subject has lately been brought before the Privy Council, and adjudicated upon there.

4078. That is a power, is it not, of very ancient date?—Yes.

4079. Would that extend to natives of England, or is it confined to aliens from the allegiance of Her Majesty? I conceive it is clearly confined to aliens from the allegiance of Her Majesty.

The Guernsey Almanack, 1859, published by Frederick Le Lièvre, Guernsey.

Law memoranda for the information of Strangers.

Strangers cannot be too cautious in purchasing land or houses. No title can be more secure than that which is given by the laws of tenure in this island when proper precautions are taken; but nowhere is the unguarded purchaser exposed to so much danger; for, from all the parts of a seller's property being jointly and severally guaranteed for debts charged upon the whole or any part, it may, and does sometimes happen, that after a person has bought and paid for a piece of land, and perhaps built a valuable house upon it, he may be deprived of it because the other portion of the property of the person may be insufficient to meet the debts secured on it. A stranger, therefore, should never make the purchase of real property without first consulting a professional man, and obtaining clear proof that his intended purchase is free from all liabilities, both actual and contingent.