Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I

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Author: Sir John Ross
Published: 1838
Language: English
Wordcount: 111,095 / 329 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 324
Added to site: 2008.07.12
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Genre: Biography

From original papers in posession of the family.

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act, as attached to this ancient fief, has been also recorded in a Guernsey periodical: "Whenever the lord had occasion to go to Jersey, his tenants were obliged to convey him thither, for which they received a gratuity of three sous, or a dinner; but they were not obliged to bring him back." And this exemption may be thus explained:--The lord, or captain of Jerbourg, in those days held a fief in Jersey, called by the same name, which no longer belongs to the De Saumarez family; but formerly, when it was possessed by the same individual, the same rights and privileges were attached, so that when the affairs of the lord called him to Jersey, he was conducted to that island by his Guernsey tenants, and brought back by those of Jersey.

It is indeed certain, that, during many years after the Norman conquest, several gentlemen possessed estates in both islands, more or less considerable in one than in the other. The fief of Jerbourg remained in the family of De Sausmarez till about the year 1555, w

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