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Lost things: Les Maisons aux Comtes, 1915

'One of the quaintest possible specimens of an old Guernsey dwelling'; so says the author of a report in The Star, October 20, 1915, under the byline: 'Another ancient landmark disappearing.' The photograph is by Edith Carey. She says tradition had it that the house was built in the 12th century and was connected with the Fief au Comte; the house on the left was demolished in 1921.

Poor Johnny Hotton

From a note in the Notebook of Elie Brevint, minister of Sark from 1612 until his death at the age of 87 in 1674. Written around 1610, this extract refers to events in his father Cosme's time as minister at the end of the 16th century. This is quoted in the Guernsey Magazine, or Monthly Illustrated Journal, for March 1875, p. 271; there is a copy in the Library.