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Carey, Sir Victor Gosselin (1871–1957), bailiff of Guernsey, was born on 2 July 1871 at Petit Marché, St Peter Port, Guernsey, the third of four children of Major-General de Vic Francis Carey (1831–1908), army officer, of Le Vallon, Guernsey, and his wife, Harriet Mary (1843–1932)...

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Coutanche, Alexander Moncrieff, Baron Coutanche (1892–1973), bailiff of Jersey, was born in St Saviour, Jersey, on 9 May 1892, the younger son and third child of Adolphus Arnold Coutanche (1856–1921), notary public and captain in the Royal Jersey militia, and his wife, Jane Alexandrina (Ina) Finlayson (...

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Hathaway [née Collings], Dame Sibyl Mary (1884–1974), dame of Sark, was born on 13 January 1884 in Guernsey at the house once owned by her privateer great-great-grandfather, John Allaire, whose business dealings led to the seigniory of Sark passing into her family. The elder daughter (there were no sons) of ...

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Dame Sibyl Mary Hathaway (1884–1974) by Pamela Chandler, 1961 © Estate of Pamela Chandler / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Le Masurier, Sir Robert Hugh (1913–1996), bailiff of Jersey, was born on 29 December 1913 in St Helier, Jersey, the son of William Smythe Le Masurier (1875–1950) and his wife, Mabel Harriet, née Briard. His father was a well-known local solicitor and keen yachtsman who later distinguished himself, as commodore of the ...

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Sir Robert Hugh Le Masurier (1913–1996) by unknown photographer Universal Pictorial Press

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Poingdestre, Jean (1609–1691), lieutenant-bailiff of Jersey and historian, was born in 1609 at Swan Farm near Grainville in the parish of St Saviour, Jersey, where he was baptized on 16 April, the second son of Edouard Poingdestre or Poindexter of the fief ès ...

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Sherwill, Sir Ambrose James (1890–1968), bailiff of Guernsey, was born on 12 February 1890 in the Castel parish, Guernsey, the son of James Edgar Sherwill (b. 1860), butcher, of Les Landes, Castel, Guernsey, and his wife, Elizabeth Annie, née Roberts, dressmaker. He came of a poor family and had to work hard. He was educated at ...