Extracts from the French language local newspaper L'Indépendance, and the English-language Star.
Marche, Fisher, Winter, Le Retilley, Bowles; Villette Lodge, Moses Vaudin, Baldock, McCrea, Gosselin, Ring; Dollin, Smith, Brehaut, Greenway; Dog; Ramsden, Gallet; Penney, Champion, Billiards; Butchers, New Market; Le Lievre, Connell; Bennet, Keil, Aynge; Theatre; Robert, Torode, Baylee; May; Serle, Berton; Marquand vs Guérin; Rabid dog; Tradesmen's Committee (Daniel De Lisle Brock and the Corn Bill); Town vs Country with Export statistics for 1818-20; Rent rates for 1821; Wheat for sale; Accident; De Lisle, Berringham, Maingy, Les Touillets; Touzeau, Caire; Criticism of a woman; C. & A. Bishop; Le Roy & Ozard; Le Roy & Rouget; Royal Court session; Girls' National School; Simon, Bonesetter; Dumaresq, Bookseller; Jaonière des Tielles; Meat Market; Plaisance, Belle-Vue; General Orders re Bullets; St Sampson's Harbour, Bisson; Fund for Widows and Orphans; Drillot; 7 bad boys; Strickland, Du Frocq; Mugnier, Aeronaut.
The Star, Tuesday 1st October 1822
Mr Peter Marche's house and garden at Havelet, now occupied by Mr J. Fisher, is to let. The house is in good repair, and commands a fine view of the sea; the garden is large and well stocked with trees. Apply to Matthew Gallienne, or to Mr Fisher.
JAMES WINTER'S house and garden at the Amballes is to let, to enter into possession at present.
Furnished lodgings to rent: apply to Mrs Le Retilley. Mont-durant.
Thomas Bowles has to let, a cottage joining his house, for November next, in George-road; for particulars, apply at his dwelling, or to Thomas Bowles & Co., No. 65, High-street.Back to top
To be let furnished, for the term of two years, with every requisite out-offices, enclosed garden with green-house, and about 28 vergees of pasture and arable land in the highest state of cultivation. The house and out-offices are in the most excellent order. For further particulars inquire of Captain Barton, on the premises, every day (Sundays excepted), between the hours of 11 and 1.
Moses Vaudin has a good horse and gig to let, at six shillings per hire, at his residence, near the upper Tan-Yard.
FOR SALE. A very steady and powerful car or gig HORSE; also a handsome London-built barouche-car, on double springs, in which four persons can sit comfortably. Price 30 pounds, harness included. Apply to Lieut.-Col. Baldock, Vauvert-Road.
TO LET. The house formerly occupied by Major McCrea, and since by Thomas Gosselin, Esq., close to St Martin's Church: inquire on the premises.
Mr Ring's house, High-street, is to let for a term of three to five years: apply at the above. Back to top
WILLIAM DOLLIN, Haberdasher, Cutler, &c. No. 332, Fountain-street, has received a general assortment of books for children of all ages, which are written by very respectable authors, and will, on inspection, be found both entertaining and instructive.
MRS SMITH, milliner, dress, and court dress maker, from Bond-street, London, begs leave to inform the Ladies of Guernsey she has commenced the above business at Mr Le Pelley's, High Street, where she solicits their favours, and flatters herself, from her extensive business in London, she will be able to give them every satisfaction. N.B. Two apprentices wanted.
Wooden clocks for sale, for the use of kitchens, at J. Brehaut's shop, watch and clock-maker, facing the Fish-market.
Those persons who still remain indebted to the late firm of LE MESURIER, LE MAISTRE, & Co., are requested to settle their accounts previous to the 15th October.
English Bottled Ale and Porter. GEORGE GREENWAY respectfully informs the public that he has constantly on sale, prime English bottled Ale and Porter, delivered at 4s per dozen, bottles not included. Orders thankfully received at Mr James Rougier's store, near Country-Mansell mill, or at Mr F. Greenway's, High-mill .Back to top
One Guinea Reward. Stolen, within these three weeks, a black terrier dog, has a light spot over each eye, answers to the name of Pepper, had on a brass collar, with 'F. Greenway' engraved on it: whoever shall give information so as to recover the said dog, and bring the offender to justice, shall receive the above reward, by applying to F. Greenway, at the High-mill. Back to top
GEORGE RAMSDEN, Master in the Royal Navy, who has upwards of forty years' experience at sea, in the Navy and Merchant Service, engages to teach Navigation, and the method of working Lunar Observations and Time Keepers, on reasonable terms: apply to him, at the lower cottage adjoining Mr Crick's garden, near the Little Fountain. Gentlemen attended at their own houses, if required.
MONSR. GALLET, Professor of Dancing, having taught at several seminaries and in private families in this island, during a twelve-month, is just returned from France, where he has collected, of the first masters from Paris, the newest and most fashionable steps. He has the honour to acquaint the inhabitants of Guernsey that he continues giving lessons, at the rate of One Guinea per Quarter, at his lodgings if required. Fencing taught as heretofore. Inquire at Mrs Bodilly's, Cornet-street, opposite the Fish-market. Back to top
SAMUEL PENNEY, master of the cutter HOPEWELL, begs leave to acquaint his friends and the public that he continues to sail from hence to Brixham. For freight or passage apply to the captain, at the STAR INN, Captain Berryman's, on the Quay, Guernsey. Back to top
The Star, Tuesday 8th October 1822
NOTICE TO CREDITORS. All persons having claims on the estate of the late James Hyde Champion, Esq., of Havelet Cottage, in the parish of St Martin's, are desired to send in their respective claims forthwith, to the executors, at Mr John Champion's, Haute-Ville.
[L'Indépendance, 19th October] Charles De Jersey, Ecuyer, Guardian of Charlotte Jane Champion, Marie Elizabeth Champion, and Louise-Elizabeth Champion, minor children of the late James Hyde Champion, informs the public that he will sell before the Bailiff or his Lieutenant, Jean Guille, and Jean Hubert, Jurats, two fields, known as the Courtil Beaugy and the Coin Falaize, in St Martin's parish, for which he will take cash or rents, on behalf of the said minors.]
BILLIARD-ROOM. Le Marchant-street. The table will be lit with Patent Lamps, without any additional charge. Attendance until 8 o'clock. Back to top
On Friday, it is intended to install the butchers in their respective shops, with much ceremony. A grand procession, headed by the band of the East Regiment, is to take place; we are also informed, that it is intended to adjourn at Coles' Hotel to partake of a banquet, 'for account of whom it may concern;' and, on Saturday next, the Committee of the States intend to open the New Market, when the butchers purpose to exhibit meat of the best description. This edifice is highly creditable to the taste of Mr Wilson, the Architect; but to Mr J. S. Brock the public are particularly indebted, for his unceasing exertions and indefatigable perseverance. Accdording to the regulations adopted by the Court, the Market will be kept open from 5 o'clock in the morning till 7 in the evening, between the 25th of March and the 25th of September; and from 7 in the morning until sunset, between the 25th of September and the 24th of March; excepting on Saturdays, and during Christmas week, when it will be kept open until 10 o'clock in the evening during summer, and till 9 during winter. [More] Back to top
TOWN CHURCH. The Revd. Mr Connell having resigned the Office of Lecturaire, any Clergyman who may wish to undertake the duties of that situation will please apply, as early as possible, to the Churchwardens of this parish. Back to top
MR BENNET, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, Respectfully announces to the Nobility and Gentry, his intention of giving Lessons on the Harp, Violin, Violincello, and Guitar, &c., and takes this opportunity of returning his grateful acknowledgments for the liberal support he has already experienced.
Mr J. A. KEIL, professor of music, begs leave to inform the gentry, that he has an excellent assortment of Harmonic, and other piano-fortes, for sale, on very low terms. Mr. K. leathers, repairs, and tunes piano-fortes in an improved manner. Ladies who may be pleased to favour him with their commands, will have the goodness to leave their orders at his house, oppposite Mr F. Carey's, Mount-Durand, where he has lately removed.
New Day School.
G. A. AYNGE, on the half pay of the Field Train, respectfully informs the inhabitants of Guernsey, he has opened a day school, on the Tower-Hill-steps, leading from Bordage-street, for the tuition of children of both sexes, who may be taught reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, with the use of the globes, and book-keeping. Mr A. begs to observe, that his schoolroom is very light; and he trusts, from having kept a small establishment in Dartmouth, for the first class of society, to the satisfaction of every person who favoured him with their children, to obtain the patronage of the public. Mr A wishs not to receive any children under 7 years of age.
Terms 8s. per quarter. Entrance 5s. [George Augustus Aynge was in the habit of publishing poems via The Star of the time.] Back to top
Mr Bennett's (late Mr Hughes') company intended to have commenced their short theatrical campaign last night, but were prevented by the non-arrival of some of the performers from Weymouth. We hear that their united talents will prove attractive to lovers of the Drama. Back to top
Star, Tuesday 15th October 1822
The two men named Robert and Torode, of whom we made mention in one of our preceding numbers, after having been in jail for a considerable time, charged with having beaten and cruelly used a Frenchman named Briand, were tried last night at the Royal Court. They were sentenced to three years' banishment from the Bailiwick, and to all the costs.
All tradesmen and others, in this island, to whom Sexton Baylee, Esqr. is indebted, are desired to send their accounts immediately to Mr Greenslade. Back to top
JAMES MAY, gardener, solicits the patronage of gentlemen wishing to have their fruit trees properly arranged, judiciously trained, or their gardens neatly put in order, and begs to assure them, that he has made it his principal practice, for many years, to acquire every particular consistent with his profession. He also assures them, that he is well acquainted with every species of insects which so much infest plants and trees of all descriptions, having it in his power to destroy them. He hopes by strict attention to meet with their approbation. New gardens will be neatly arranged, planted, &c. Orders left at the Star-Office will be punctually attended to. J. M. has been upwards of four years in this island, in the employ of R. P. Le Marchant, Esq. Back to top
ELOCUTION. MR SERLE (of the Theatre Royal), has the honour to announce to the inhabitants of the Island of Guernsey, that he intends, during the season, to teach Elocution on a scientific plan. The advantage of this art in its higher branches need not be enlarged upon, and its necessity in eradicating obvious defects, and promoting a clear enunciation, is still more apparent; with these views, he ventures to offer the attempt to notice, and to solicit the public patronage. For terms, &c. apply at Mr Greenslade's Lottery Office.
P.J. BERTON, Fencing Master, from the Academies of Paris, Brest, Toulon, and Cherbourg, proposes to give lessons on that art, on approved principles, three times per week, for £1 1 0 per quarter. Apply at his residence, opposite H. Sheppard, Esqr.'s, Cornet-street. Back to top
L'Indépendance, Saturday 19th October 1822
Sieur [Pierre] Marquand was brought before the Court by Monsieur Guérin, St Peter Port constable, who accused him of having grossly insulted him on the public highway [Mill Street], by saying 'You're going to have to tell everybody next week by whose authority you bought those ladders with parish funds, and it won't reflect well on your character,' or words to that effect, and to have made threatening gestures. It appears from witness statements that Sieur Marquand had been one of the contractors for the lamps for the last eleven years, but that he had lost the contract for this year to Sieur [J.] Taudevin, whose offer had been £4 15s lower than his; Sieur Marquand had made his assertions because he believed that the ladders should, as they had in the past, be provided at the contractor's expense, as should the paint used on the lamps: he thought that this year the parish had paid for the ladders, and that no painting had been carried out. This misunderstanding had apparently caused bitter ill-feeling between the parties, and Sieur Marquand had eventually lost his self-control so badly with regard to Monsieur Guérin, that the Court felt obliged to fine him 20 livres tournois, and to instruct him to admit his wrongdoing, which he did immediately, apologizing to Mons. Guérin.
[A letter in the Gazette de Guernesey of 26th October (see also a letter in the Gazette of the 12th) gives more of the background to this case, and is highly sympathetic to Marquand. Tostevin (they confuse Tostevin and Taudevin), himself Assistant-constable, is in the habit of leaving at least ten street-lamps unlit every night. 'Last week it was 15 or 16—but of course that is trivial!!! The parish is paying, and its not doing anyone any harm—except for the residents of the Piette, l'Hyvreuse, the Terres, and the Vaudinerie, where the lamps are unlit. The contractor apparently knows his business and is the judge of which places are safe or not! Before I finish, it is worth noting a similarity between Mr Marquand and Mr Guerin; the latter was found guilty on 23 November 1813 and fined 23 livres tournois, for having disobeyed the Assistant-constable, Mr B. E. Touzeau, who was representing the Procureur and the Court. So from this point of view they have little to feel guilty about: Monsieur Guerin offended the Court, and M. Marquand offended the Constable—by pointing at him.* It is otiose to remark which of the two authorities is the most respectable.]
* (This is a footnote.) It is worth noting here that M. Marquand did not point at the Constable in order to insult him, but rather out of habit. But if Monsieur Guerin punishes everyone with a habit one would expect his impartiality, and his zeal for the good of the parish, to lead him to make an example of the Contractors who have the very bad habit of not lighting all the lamps? If by accident Monsieur Guerin tripped up and broke a leg in one of these unlit areas, this would, I think we would all agree, be far worse than the fear he felt when M. Marquand pointed at him. Last year, when Marquand was the Contractor, two lamps got broken by the pikes of a couple of militia Sergeants. Sieur Taudevin, who was there at the time, ordered the contractor to replace them immediately. This was a bit harsh, especially for only two lamps, when Sieur Taudevin himself is quite nonchalant about having left 16—and at present 10 lamps in the dark. However, Sieur Tostevin is Assistant-constable, his sworn duty is to look after the interests of the police, however he has not fulfilled the conditions under which he was given the contract, if the terms remain as they were last year.'] Back to top
Last Monday, a dog belonging to the ship Dolphin showed symptoms of rabies. It attacked several people who were on the Quays at the time, including Mr. Lihou and Mr Dobrée, but thankfully it did not manage to injure them. The animal was eventually killed, with great difficulty. Bearing in mind the number of dogs that roam the streets of Town, is it not likely that the rabid animal may have bitten one or more of them—and if that turns out to be the case, which would be dreadful, what danger will that pose to islanders? We feel we must bring this to the authorities' notice, in order to prevent what could be the appalling consequences of this disease taking hold amongst the island's dog population.
This recent event brings to mind a similar occurrence, which took place in 1750. A dog belonging to Mr Mansell appeared to be rabid. As soon as Mr Mansell realised this, he took a shot at it, but missed. The crazed animal ran wild all over the place and came upon a 12-year-old boy in Fountain Street, by the name of Le Tellier, and bit him. It soon became obvious that the boy had the disease, along with other symptoms too horrible to describe, and the doctors eventually bled the boy to death. Back to top
The Committee of Tradesmen [Le Comité des Artisans], while sincerely thanking their brothers who have already given proof of their recognition of the important advantages secured with the British Government by their esteemed Bailiff, Daniel De Lisle Brock, notify those who have not yet subscribed to the fund, that the list will remain open at offices of the Indépendance, up to the 10th of this month, when the list will definitely close. The fund is already up to £80.
[The sums donated are included in the original list, as are contributions from various anonymous 'amis' and 'reconoissants'; additions and alterations are from a list published in the Gazette de Guernesey of 22nd September.], Thomas Martel, J. [John] Du Port, W. [William] Berry, H. Dowdney, W. [William] Martin, V. [H.] Le Lacheur, sen., H. [Henry] Grut, J. [John] Mourant, jun., Capt. J. Dennis, P. De La Mare, jun., As [Auguste] Eraud, P. [Peter] Pallot, A. [Abraham] Collenette, Capt. Grut, H. [Henry] Gore. sen., E. [Elias] Queripel, Mrs Bertram, R. [Robert] Mowbray, C. [Charles] Marquand, Mrs Croker, Dufresne, D. [Daniel] Sarre, Th. Le Page, Capt. N. Domaille, John Ferry, Webber, J. G. Brouard, N. N. Brouard, Thomas Le Tissier, Capt. Marrett, T. Batiste, Girard et frère, S. Brouard, Roumis, Aimable, Mr[s] Robert, J. [John] Robertson, Mrs Noel, Rork, Mrs Roulet, N. Le Mesurier, Rachel le Gallais, Mrs Gouris, L. [Leonard] Wincey, W. [William] Le Lacheur, N. [Nicolas] Caire, Mrs Bodilly, P. Dupuy, Young, N. De Jersey, Mrs Valpy, J. C., T. De La Mare, Ed. Phillipson, John Mauger, S. M. d'Esterre, Capt. Falle, J. [John] Ferguson, R. Hotton, sen., G. H., A friend John, Jean Effard, Th. Effard, G. Guerin, J. Kaines, auctioneer, John Marche, Mrs Vaucourt, Th. Gallienne, Th. Renouf, M. Brouard. To be continued.
A list of the remaining subscribers and other information concerning the presentation to Daniel De Lisle Brock. Back to top
When examining the state of the Town relative to the Country, it is useful to try properly to understand the import of that maxim, repeated often by one of our worthy magistrates, and on which appear to be based the arguments in favour of a change in the system. 'In Guernsey', says he, 'the two sections of the island are not mutally dependent, as they are in the rest of the world.'
This is a rather vague statement. Let's try to work out what it actually means. Does he mean to say, that the Country is not wholly dependent on the Town? maybe; or does he mean the Country does not depend on the Town only? He would be right on both points. But if he were saying that their respective interests are not as closely linked as they are everywhere else, and that they are even more specifically independent of each other here than elsewhere, would he not be mistaken? Here lies the real question.
What is it about our position that he thinks could make us an exception to the principle, accepted by everyone, and pretty much the only incontestable one in political economics, 'that what constitutes a clear advantage to the majority will always be to the advantage of the minority!' An assertion like this is always going to require some sort of proof to back it up, where the principle is not denied, and neither is the exception proven. In fact, providing proof is no longer in fashion. This redoutable party, who most incontestably exists, produces his stuff: makes his calculations, which he publishes publicly; backs up his arguments with genuine documentation: now then, these are made-up calculations and proofs fabricated by people with a genuinely dangerous mindset who want, through pure malice, to remain convinced that they are happy as they are and to stay content.
This island has a population of 20,300 souls. Its wealth is taxed at £3,531,740 sterling, not including casual revenue, taxable income of strangers on half-pay etc.
About 1,720 vessels come in to St Peter Port every year. The average tonnage of Guernsey vessels is 133 tonnes. Assuming that the average vessel entering our harbour is of 100 tonnes, trading vessels in Guernsey amount to 171,000 tonnes, not including those that go to St Sampson's harbour. Our own fleet comes to 9,379 tonnes.
219 families live in the country but work as tradesmen &c. in the town. The average number of people in a Guernsey family is five, which makes 1,095 people, not counting people who have left the country completely to come and reside in town.
There are supposed to have been 35,000 passenger landings here during the year. Some will be residents, of course, but many must be strangers.
Such then is the enormous market for our agriculture. And what is its total production? According to Quayle (the best authority) the island contains around 8,000 English acres of land under cultivation, which is approximately 20,000 vergees, let's say 24,000 - that is the enormous amount of superabundant productive land we have.
But that isn't us finished: in this happy land, even the rocks themselves are a product that can be converted into money. The following statistics, for a three-year period, prove the new advantages the Country gets from the Town.
Exports for the year 1818:
Potatoes, 38, 284 bushels [a Guernsey bushel of potatoes = 60lb.], 18 tons; Apples, 4, 715 bushels; Bricks, 265, 350; Paving stones, 2, 114 tons; Leather, 1, 301 hides; Vinegar, 70 hogsheads; Parsnips, 78 tons, 18 cwt., 2 quarters; Pigs, 50; Cows and Bulls, 337; Calves, 39; Guernsey Lilies, 75 boxes; Honey, 100lb; Grapes, 1, 136 lb. Butter, 3, 047 lb; Cider, 210 barrels and a hogshead; Clover seed, 2 sacks; Trees, 12 packs; horses, 1; Onions, 6½ bushels.
Exports for the year 1819:
Potatoes, 26,523 bushels, 426 tons; Cider, 271 barrels and 207 hogsheads; apples, 3,192 bushels; Pears, 145 baskets, boxes, and bushels; Cows, 328; Leather, 1, 334 hides; Trees, 6 packs; Lard, 11, 260 lb; Butter, 2, 665 lb.; Vinegar, 42 barrels, 84 hogsheads; Bricks, 83,000; Paving stones, 3,297 tons; Grapes, 11 baskets; Fruit, 62 boxes, 9 baskets; Guernsey Lilies, 314 boxes; Pigs, 354; Eggs, 650 doz.; Bonemeal, 8 tons; Wheat, 262 bushels; Onions, 56 cwt. and 57 bushels; Horses, 1; Parsnips, 22 tons and 5 cwt.; Parsnip seed, 3½ bushels; Clover seed, 1 sack.
Exports for the year 1820:
Potatoes, 19,352 bushels; Cider, 267 barrels, 102 hogsheads; Apples, 1,946 bushels; Pears, 18 bushels; Cows, 168; Calves, 44; Turnips, 200 bushels; Lily roots, 5 boxes; Lard, 2,730 lb.; Ormer shells, 4 baskets; Grapes, 31 boxes or baskets; Leather, 1,421 hides; Butter, 1,246 lb.; Bricks, 114,000; Paving stones, 3,367 tons; Pigs, 529; Guernsey Lilies, 247 boxes or baskets; Broccoli, 600 [boxes?]; Fruit, 11 baskets or boxes; Onions, 36 bushels, 2½ tons; Vinegar, 73 barrels, 34 hogsheads, 7 tonnes; Wheat, 6,246 bushels; Parsnips, 41½ tons; Horses, 1; Beets, 10 tons; Hydrochloric acid, 5,273 lb. and 48 carboys; Mineral Alkal [Soda], 16 barrels.
Now, does it not go against common sense to claim that in seeking a change one is not seeking price rises, but a sale; in other words, a market; and this with such resources, all in an island less than 11 leagues in circumference? What sense would dictate, so experience shows; the Town and the Country have become richer and have suffered together, at the same time and for the same reasons.
Around 1794 and 1797, the Country parishes were taxed thus:
St Sampson, 1,664; Vale, 2,376; Catel, 5,106; St Saviour, 3,676; St Andrew, 2,089; St Peter in the Wood, 2,927; Torteval, 507; The Forest, 1,422; St Martin, 3669. Total: 23,426.
11th March 1797, Town was taxed at 74,235 quarters.
According to the most up-to-date calculations, the Country was most recently taxed at 40,694 quarters, and the Town, at 113, 195-135,895 quarters. So the two sides became relatively more prosperous at roughly the same rate.
In 1816, the number of paupers in the Town Hospital began to increase. In 1820 the number began to go down, and has continued to do so since. I am reliably informed that exactly the same thing occurred at the same time at the Country Hospital.
Is it not therefore obviously in the interests of the Country to ensure the prosperity of Town? Is it not also in the interests of the Town, in order to have a dependable source of food, to encourage agriculture to reach the highest levels of perfection? Their interests are therefore intimately linked; and therefore the one depends on the other.
But we are next door to France, whence it is quite permissible to import necessaries! How helpful! This will be the subject of another letter.... ARATOR. [From the French.]
[This is part of a controversy caused by local reactions to the Corn Bill, which by allowing 'the free importation of foreign corn' some believed threatened to ruin the island; the Bill was revised and turned out probably worse for the islands, restricting both importation and exportation, but the clauses that referred to the Channel Islands Daniel De Lisle Brock and his Jersey colleagues went to London and caused to be overturned. The politics of this Bill in both islands, however, were complicated, with some interested parties disagreeing with the Bailiff's stance.] The Star of October 1822 also carries on this quarrel by letter. Back to top
Michaelmas Chief Pleas were held last Monday. Rents for 1821 were set at 12 livres 12 sous, capons at 3 livres 3 sous, and chickens 2 livres 2 sous. Back to top
Good Flour, from 2s 9d to 3s 0d per 25 lbs; do. 3s 6d to 3s 9d per 25 lbs.; Fine French Flour, 4s to 4s 6d per 25 lbs.; Best fine Flour from Wheat of this year's growth, 4s 6d per 25 lbs.; Good Sea Biscuit, 1½d to 2d per lb.; Do. 12s to 16s per 100 lbs.; Do. 18s to 21s Per 100lbs.; Barley, 6s to 10s per quarter; Oats, 9s to 10s per quarter. Bran, Barley Meal and Barley Farine, good new Boiling Peas, and other articles, at reduced prices.
WHEAT AND BARLEY FOR SALE. JEAN MELLISH informs the public that he will be selling FINE WHEAT, at 13 shillings a quarter, all next week at his Glategny stores, and at Jean Lukis, esquire's, Grange store, excellent barley, at 8 shillings a quarter. He also has a small quantity of Nutria skins for sale, for making bonnets. Back to top
Accident. Last Tuesday, a dreadful accident happened to a soldier of the 12th Regiment, who was working on the construction of the new road at the Vardes. He was lighting a fuse for a mine when it exploded and killed him instantly.
[The Star, October 8th, 1822: As W. Pride, [of [D]alkeith], private in the 12th Regiment, was engaged in blowing stones on the new line of road from the Manor-House to the Communication-road, the mine [he had laid and charged] exploded, and shattered his head in a shocking manner. The unfortunate man was conveyed to the Hospital at Fort George, but expired a few hours afterwards. He has left a widow and two very young children. Several individuals have humanely exerted themselves with their friends and have already collected nearly £50 for the relief of this destitute family. We hope that no time will be lost in making an application to the States, to alleviate as much as possible, the sorrows of the wretched widow and helpless orphans. The smallest donation will be thankfully received at the Office of this paper.]
[l'Indépendance, August 22nd, 1822. Excerpt from the Billet d'Etat: The States are asked to consider agreeing to the construction of a road, as proposed by the Lieutenant-Governor, to start at Les Vardes near the 'Manor-House' via the Pierre-Percée as far as the main road (route de communication) near Mount Durand, via the Charroterie as far as Contrée-Mansell, and from behind Mr James McCulloch's estate to the main road, near to Sawyer's former dwelling.] Back to top
To be sold or let, to enter at Christmas next, the house in Pollet street belonging to Mr. John de Lisle, and now occupied by Captain Berringham. Apply to the said De Lisle, or to Mr Daniel De Lisle, top of Berthelot street.
Nicholas Maingy, écuyer, of the Roquettes, and Damoiselle Marie Maingy, his sister, request that anyone who owes them rent should pay it to their representative, Matthew Gallienne.
The second floor of Damoiselle Maingy's House in Cornet-street is to let.
Sale by public auction, on Thursday the 31st instant, at 11 o'clock, if not previously disposed of by private contract: that very desirable house and estate called the Touillets, situate near the Catel Church.
The estate contains about 55 vergées of land, 35 of which are adjoining to the house. For the convenience of the purchasers the whole of the land or the 35 vergées only may be purchased with the house. NB The ground rents due on this very valuable estate do not amount to two quarters.
Apply to Advocate De Jersey's Office. Back to top
Davies Touzeau, Wigmaker, &c., No. 334, at the top of Fountain street, informs his friends and the public in general that he has received from England an excellent assortment of RAZORS, of various qualities, and other articles, all for sale at reasonable prices. Razors carefully sharpened.
FOR SALE, A FINE ASSORTMENT OF RAZORS, GUARANTEED, at J. Caire, Wigmaker's, at the bottom of High Street, near Cow-Lane. Back to top
There is a woman, separated from her husband and not allowed to live with her children, who uses the mask of religion the better to take advantage of those who do not properly know her, who parades about pretending to be a Calvinist and by her wickedness and hypocrisy dishonours her sect as much as her sex. She of all people felt it appropriate to slap an honest woman, who, as a rightly beloved wife and caring mother, who impresses upon her children as much by her own example as by the holy principles of a religion whose observance can only lead us to eternal happiness, as a daughter and as a woman, has always been the complete opposite of that shameless madam. G. G. Back to top
C. and A. Bishop, respectfully inform their numerous friends and the public in general that they are now in LONDON purchasing an entirely new stock of Woolen and Linen Drapery Goods, adapted to the present season, which on arrival they will be able to offer, at such prices as will ensure a speedy sale. They intend opening their shop at Mr Ring's House, High-street, in a few days. Back to top
Girls' National School. A public examination of the children educated at this School will be holden in the School-Room, Truchot-lane, on Thursday next, the 10th October, at 11 o'clock, when the friends of the education of the poor are requested to attend. D. F. DURAND, President.
Orders received for all kinds of London Publications and Stationary, on the most moderate terms, at M. Dumaresq's shop, Mill-Street. A beautiful collection fo children's books now on sale. Back to top
Monsieur Jean Arnold, acting on behalf of Charles Le Marchant, écuyer, Seigneur of the Fief Janin Besnard, who has become seized of a furze-field called la Jaonière des Tielles, which was once the property of Sieur Jean Jehan, in the parish of Torteval, belonging to Pierre Fallaize, will rent it to the highest bidder, next Monday, 7th October 1822, on the spot, in the presence of the King's Provost and his Deputy, around 11 a.m. For a period of one, two, or three years. Back to top
The States intends to open this superb building on Saturday 12th October. They will hand over the keys to the Market Constable, representing the Butchers who are due to occupy the stalls, and who will very gladly embellish it that day with the best cuts of meat. Back to top
To Let, from the present time, till the 24th June, 1824, that excellent House, with a garden, coach-house, and convenient offices called BELLE-VUE, situate opposite the New-Ground. For futher particulars apply to T. Greenslade, or at Payne's Hotel.
To Let, a commodious dwelling-house, situate in St John's Street, New-Town, fit for the reception of a genteel family, lately occupied by Peter Le Pelley, esq.: possession may be had immediately. For particulars apply to Mr Lamble, Carrefour.
To rent, for a term of years, the House of the late Jean Moreau, near the Town Church. This is a large House, which includes two shops, and is so advantageously located as to be suitable for any type of business. Back to top
EDWARD SIMON, Bonesetter, of Alderney, in Guernsey for six weeks only, informs the residents of Guernsey that he intends to exercise the various elements of his profession, and to be of help to those who may require it.
He can give references from respectable islanders whose health he has radically improved; they have walked for several years afterwards with crutches.
He can be consulted at T. Simon's, on the Quays. Back to top
In obedience to the foregoing General Orders, Commanding Officers of companies will direct the ball cartridges which are now in possession of their men, to be taken to the Quarter-Master Sergeant Robert's House, who is to see them deposited in the regimental store immediately.
Officers commanding companies are to understand by the General Order of the 24th ult. that the period of discharge from the 1st or East Regiment and transfer to the 2nd battalion of artillery is now fixed at the age of 55. To give effect to said G.O. they are hereby requested to visit their districts, and to furnish me within in a fortnight from this date, with the names and places of residence of the man from the age of 50 to 60, residing on said districts, who are not already attached to some militia corps. W. COLLINGS, Colonel, 1st or East Regiment. Back to top
The Star, 22nd October 1822
During the gale of Sunday morning last, the Victory, Capt. Bisson, from Plymouth, bound to Jersey, then in the roads, drove from her anchors, and was among the rocks before she could bring up. A boat's crew, sent off by Mr Isemonger, Lloyd's Agent, got on board; and, after slipping the cables, succeeded in running her into St Sampson's harbour, and thereby saved her.
It is to be hoped that this valuable harbour, having been so much improved by the liberality of the States, and cleared of the rocks and loose stones which were lying about in almost every part of it, and that beacons and warning buoys have been placed at its entrance, will become better known to our pilots and masters of vessels. Those who have the charge of ships riding the roads in winter time, with strong southern gales, may now be enabled to avail themselves of the opportunity to save their lives and the property entrusted to their care, by running for that harbour, instead of trusting perhaps to bad cables, from which, if they part, they are further cast on shore, or, if fortunate enough, driven to sea.
It should be remembered that there is no danger for sharp vessels to run there, particularly on the flowing tide, as there is a wharf for them to lay alongside of, where, during neap tides, there is seldom less than twelve feet at high water.
[Gazette de Guernesey 2 November 1822: Captain Bisson, of the sloop Victory, whose ship was saved from imminent disaster by the pilot boats which took her into St Sampson's harbour, proved unwilling to pay the sum demanded for rescuing the ship and has been ordered by the Royal Court to pay the pilots £20 - they had asked £50, he had offered £10. From the French.] Back to top
The frequent occurrence of lamentable accidents, when compares with the casualties in former years, is unfortunately but too apparent; and every feeling mind cannot but lament that a fund is not established, for the relief of those widows and orphans, who are thus left in a state of penury. It is true, that generally speaking, the hand of benevolence is liberally extended to administer to their present wants: but public sympathy is but a momentary virtue; and the destitute and the friendless, who are unused to solicit charity, are speedily left to languish in solitary wretchedness. The creating of such a fund would be an honour to the island. Back to top
The notorious Drillot, who was condemned to banishment about eight months ago, returned on Monday night in a deplorable state of destitution. The authorities of Weymouth sent him by the packet, as a vagabond who possessed no means of livelihood. Back to top
ROYAL COURT. Monday 14th October.
Seven boys, viz. William Connor, John Grieves, P. De Grace, Thomas Gallienne, J. Forbes, and William Perry, were brought to the bar by the constables of this parish, accused of repeatedly absenting themselves from their parents and masters, of sleeping in the open streets, of robbing gardens, and of daily committing outrages in various parts of the town and neighbourhood. The Court ordered, that Smith, Grace, and Connor, be severley whipped within the public jail, by their parents, in presence of the constables, which sentence was put into immediate execution; and that the above-mentioned three delinquents, togther with Grieves, Gallienne, Forbes, and Perry, should undergo a solitary confinement of eight days, on bread and water, in the said jail. Back to top
Accident. The DILIGENT sailed on last Wednesday evening for Southampton, but was obliged to put back on the following day through stress of weather. We regret to add, that George Strickland, one of the crew, being employed aloft, missed his hold, and notwithstanding every effort to save him, was unfortunately drowned. He has left a wife and two children [and a dependant mother-in-law, see Indépendance.].
This day-week, as Joseph Du Frocq, a ship carpenter in the employ of Mr T. De La Mare, was assisting in hoisting the AGENORIA to be repaired, the vessel upset, and shocking to relate, he was literally squeezed to death! Back to top
MR MUGNIER, Aeronaut, &c., has the honour to acquaint the public, that he will shortly exhibit the ascension of a Balloon, of 24 feet in height, and 42 in circumference. The Balloon is to ascend at random, and is to carry a living animal to the height of 500 toises, which will descend in a parachute. Due notice will be given of the particulars of the ascension, as well as the time and place of exhibition. Back to top