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20 January 1500 A Papal Bull of doubtful authenticity purports to transfer Channel Islands to Diocese of Winchester. It is ineffective.
1505 Thomas Devyck, and William Mesurer, both of Guernsey families, mayors of Southampton and Poole respectively.
1509 Henry VIII succeeds to English throne.
22 May 1509 Sir Richard Weston appointed Governor of Guernsey.
5 March 1510 Charter of Henry VIII to Guernsey.
1511 James Guille becomes Bailiff of Guernsey.
1512 English war with France and Scotland.
27 March 1513 Foundation of school at St Peter Port.
1515 Guernsey merchants arrange reduced tolls at Southampton.
1522-25 English war with France.
1531 Establishment of the eminent fraternity de la Charit‚, based in a chapel in St Peter Port churchyard.
1533 Order that vessels from Jersey and Normandy, suspected of bringing plague, should be turned away.
1535 Valor Ecclesiasticus extends to Guernsey.
1536 Friary in St Peter Port closed on the orders of Thomas Cromwell.
1538 Thomas Compton becomes Bailiff of Guernsey (first term).
24 February 1538 First reference to States of Guernsey by name.
3 November 1539 Sir Richard Long granted reversion of Governorship of Guernsey, whereupon he appears to have taken up office from the aged Weston.
1542 Bishop of Coutances tries unsuccessfully to assert financial interests in Guernsey.
1543 English war with France. Guernsey's Royal Court excludes military equipment from seizure in debt actions.
1544 Flemish ships raid St Peter Port harbour.
1545 Jean Herivel appointed Bailiff. Thomas Fouaschin, of a Guernsey family, mayor of Southampton.
March 1545 Sir Peter Mewtas appointed Governor, following Long's resignation.
1546 Order addressed to parish captains indicates existence of a militia in Guernsey.
1546-47 Plague years in Guernsey.
28 January 1547 Edward VI succeeds to English throne.
1547 English Chantries Act extends to Guernsey. Its terms are avoided.
1549 English Act of Uniformity extends to Guernsey, leading to Protestant innovation.
6 March 1549 Charter of Edward VI to Guernsey.
12 October 1549 Helier Gosselin appointed Bailiff.
1549-50 War with France.
1550 Privy Council endorses financial rights in the Channel Islands of the Bishop of Coutances.
1552 Second English Act of Uniformity extends to Guernsey.
1553 Publication of French translation of Cranmer's Prayer Book.
6-19 July 1553 Reign of Lady Jane Grey. Mewtas supports her party.
19 July 1553 Mary I succeeds to English throne.
25 September 1553 Sir Leonard Chamberlain appointed Governor in replacement of Mewtas.
6 December 1553 Charter of Mary I to Guernsey.
1554 Denis Le Vair, one-time Protestant evangelist in Guernsey, burned at the stake at Rouen.
1555 Revival of heresy laws in England.
1556 Revival of Royal Court's recognition of sanctuary (previously abolished c. 1531).
17 July 1556 Burning of Protestant Catherine Cauches, her two daughters and a baby following Witch Trial ('the Cauches Martyrdom')
16 December 1556 Guillaume Beauvoir of Guernsey elected a deacon of the English Church at Geneva.
17 November 1558 Elizabeth I succeeds to English throne.
29 July 1559 Charter of Elizabeth I to Guernsey.
December 1559 Nicolas Baudouin sent by John Calvin to serve as minister in St Peter Port.
15 March 1560 Second charter of Elizabeth I to Guernsey.
1561-62 A succession of Royal Commissions appointed to investigate Guernsey's affairs. They make little or no progress.
1562-64 War with France in support of Huguenots.
1563 A plague year in Guernsey. Commencement of period of witch trials and executions by burning.
1563 Elizabeth College founded by Elizabeth I
17 May 1563 Establishment of Presbyterian consistory at St Peter Port.
25 May 1563 A further Royal Commission is appointed to investigate Guernsey's affairs, and succeeds in secularising certain church revenues, investigating the Cauches Martyrdom, granting harbour revenues to the Royal Court, founding Elizabeth College etc.
October 1563 Helier Gosselin dismissed as Bailiff. He is succeeded by Thomas Compton (second term).
28 June 1564 First Channel Island synod.
1565 Seven Jurats of the Royal Court dismissed and replaced with men of Protestant credentials.
1565 Helier De Carteret granted a charter to colonise Sark
18 February 1566 Pardon issued to Gosselin and others concerning the Cauches Martyrdom.
1567 Royal Commissioners investigate Guernsey's defences, laws etc.
1568-69 Channel Islands removed from ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Coutances and attached to the Diocese of Winchester.
14 April 1570 Sir Thomas Leighton appointed Governor of Guernsey.
1572 Guillaume Beauvoir appointed Bailiff.
23 August 1572 Massacre of St Bartholomew in France. Refugees, including the Comte de Montgomery, flee to Guernsey.
1576 Publication of a Discipline Eccl‚siastique for the Channel Islands.
1579-89 Repeated disputes between islanders and the Governor.
1581 Thomas Wigmore appointed Bailiff.
27 October 1583 Privy Council approves a statement of Guernsey's laws: the Approbation des Loix.
1584-96 Schism between the Presbyterian churches of Guernsey and Jersey.
1585 Numerous Huguenot pastors flee France and are established in Guernsey livings. War with Spain.
1588 Louis Devyck appointed Bailiff. Defeat of Spanish Armada.
1595-1601 Thomas Cartwright, the eminent Puritan, chaplain at Castle Cornet.
1597 Publication of a revised Discipline Eccl‚siastique for the Channel Islands. Renewed disputes with Governor.
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