Guernsey Timeline 17th Century

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17th Century

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1601 Amice de Carteret appointed Bailiff.
1603 Accession of James I.
1604 Peace with Spain.
18 December 1604 Charter of James I to Guernsey.
1605 Revival of the States of Guernsey.
15 June 1605 Second Charter of James I to Guernsey.
1607 Creation of States of Election.
1607-08 A Royal Commission investigates islanders' complaints, and the Privy Council acts thereon.
1610 Lord Carew of Clopton becomes Governor of Guernsey
1613 Death of Nicolas Baudouin, minister at St Peter Port since 1559.
1615 Record of 347 houses in St Peter Port; 1008 in the other parishes.
November 1616 James I privately endorses Guernsey's Presbyterian regime.
25 August 1621 Henry Danvers, on appointment as Governor of Guernsey, visits the Royal Court to present his credentials.
1624-30 War with Spain.
1625 Accession of Charles I.
1626-29 War with France.
1626 Henry Danvers, Governor of Guernsey, created Earl of Danby.
1627 Charter of Charles I to Guernsey.
1629 Visit to Guernsey of the Earl of Danby, Governor. The Rev. Peter Heylyn, his chaplain, writes an account of the island (published 1656). Jerbourg Castle and other defences repaired.
1631 Jean de Quetteville becomes Bailiff.
1635 Charles I founds three Scholarships at Oxford University for Channel Islanders
1636 Visit to Guernsey of the Earl of Danby, Governor.
1637 The Earl of Danby, Governor, sets out reasons for Archbishop Laud why Guernsey should maintain its Presbyterian system.
1637-40 Henry Burton, Puritan, imprisoned in Castle Cornet.
July 1642 Jean de Quetteville suspended from office as Bailiff by commissioners.
1643 Sir Peter Osborne appointed Royalist Governor of Guernsey.
March 1643 Guernsey declares for Parliament. Siege of Castle Cornet, held for the Royalists, begins.
3 December 1643 Escape of three Guernsey commissioners from prison in Castle Cornet.
1644 The Earl of Warwick appointed Parliamentarian Governor of Guernsey.
1644-45 Uprisings against Robert Russell, Guernsey's Parliamentary Lieutenant-Governor.
1646 Presbyterian Church introduced in England. Sir Baldwin Wake appointed Royalist Governor of Guernsey.
1649 Execution of Charles I. England declared a republic. Col. Roger Burgess appointed Royalist Governor of Guernsey.
22 October 1649 Col. Alban Coxe appointed Parliamentarian Governor of Guernsey.
1650 Col. John Bingham appointed Parliamentarian Governor of Guernsey.
15 December 1651 Surrender of Castle Cornet to Parliamentary forces.
1652-54 First Dutch War.
1653-56 Jurats hold office of Bailiff monthly, in rotation.
16 December 1653 Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector.
1655-60 War with Spain.
1656 Pierre de Beauvoir becomes Bailiff.
3 September 1658 Death of Oliver Cromwell.
1660 Major Henry Wanseye appointed Parliamentarian Governor of Guernsey.
5 May 1660 Charles II proclaimed king.
December 1660 Sir Hugh Pollard appointed Governor of Guernsey.
1661 Amias Andros appointed Bailiff.
1661-70 Imprisonment of Col. John Lambert in Castle Cornet.
1662 Enforcement of Anglicanism in Guernsey. Five ministers resign. Ecclesiastical Court revived.
May 1662 Lord Hatton appointed Governor of Guernsey.
1665-67 Second Dutch War.
1665 Hatton suspended from Governorship.
1666 Capture and subsequent loss off Guernsey of the Vierge de Bonport, 300 tons, a richly-laden French East-indiaman.
11 February 1668 Charter of Charles II to Guernsey.
1670 Christopher, Second Lord Hatton, appointed Governor of Guernsey.
1672-74 Third Dutch War.
1674 Sir Edmund Andros appointed Bailiff.
1682 Lord Hatton created a Viscount.
6 February 1685 Accession of James II.
12 Dec 1688 - 12 Feb 1689 Interregnum.
13 February 1689 Accession of William and Mary.
1689 Neutrality effectively abolished, allowing for development of privateering enterprises.
1694 Accession of William III.
1699 Large numbers of fusiliers battalioned in Guernsey.
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