Transcripts of various documents relating to Guernsey between the 15th and 19th centuries

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) L'Extente du roi....en l'isle de Guernsey....1498; (2) Le Devoir et autorit de tous etts de cette dite Isle de Guernsey [and] Le precepte de l'assize....1441: (3) Charter of Queen Elizabeth I, 1560; (4) Charter of King Charles II, 1680; (5) Lists of baillifs and rents to 1821; and (6) 2 press cuttings concerning Guernsey inserted in the volume, dated 'Mars' and 'Mai 1818' respectively.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is part of the British Isles, but not part of the United Kingdom in terms of legal jurisdiction. The common law of Guernsey derives, with some modifications, from the customary law of Normandy. The jurats are local men, elected by the States of Guernsey, to serve as a permanent jury in the Royal Court, under the presidency of the Bailiff.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Prof. Le Patourel's widow, November 1981.


In Guernsey French.

Custodial History

Given to Prof. J. Le Patourel by Advocate J.E.L. Martel, September 1950.