Gleanings in local history, March 1892

From the The Guernsey Magazine, a Monthly Illustrated Journal, March 1892, [p. 440]. 'The following gleanings from our local history, will no doubt prove of considerable interest':

May 4th, 1685

Before Sir Edmund Andros, Bailiff, the Royal Court in confirming the orders or acts of April 11th, 1611 and of the 13th October, 1659, with reference to the observation of the Sabbath, Order that parents shall not permit their children to go out on horseback, and that no-one shall sell them drink under a penalty of £10.


La Grande Mare was dried up by the brewery of Pierre Carey.

October, 1765

A violent gale lasting nine hours, was experienced in Guernsey, breaking tree roots in halves (trees about twelve to eighteen inches in diameter), blowing down houses, and uprooting trees in great numbers, causing great losses to the inhabitants of the islands.

January 11th, 1711

A great fall of snow occurred continuing during the whole night and causing much inconvenience to wayfarers, the drifts being twenty feet in height, and lasting a long time on the ground.

February 22nd, 1773

Another violent storm was experienced; likewise another on the following Monday and on Friday of the same week, which unroofed and in some cases demolished houses, uprooted trees, and caused many shipwrecks.

November 10th, 1781

Two soldiers named respectively Reilly and Denis Quolly, and belonging to His Majesty's (George III) White Regiment Grenadier Company, did on the above date slay one Abraham Collenette and his brother Peter, also wife and child of one of the above, and demolished the furniture, for which offence they were hanged at St Andrew's, on the gallows, by a young Swede, about nineteen or twenty years of age, who was in prison for some offence, for which he merited some chastisement.