Sir Thomas Jermyn

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Sir Thomas Jermyn

Sir Thomas Jermyn - Governor of Jersey 1631-1644

Sir Thomas was Controller of King Charles I's household and was appointed Governor in 1631.

His first Lieutenant was Francis Raynsford 1631-1633, who in turn appointed Jurat Philippe Marett as his deputy on 28 January 1632. He was in turn appointed Lieut-Governor by Jermyn on 27 March that year, and again on 7 September 1637.

From 1634 to 1643 Philippe de Carteret was Lieut-Governor, with his brother Elie as Deputy Governor, of Lieut-Governor in his absence.

In 1641 his elder son Philippe stood in for him when he visited the King in England, and in November of that year, another Philippe, his brother's son, also deputised for him.

Sir Thomas Jermyn's term of office was interrupted in 1643 when Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick was appointed Parliamentary Governor, sending Major Leonard Lydcott to Jersey with troops to gain control of the island from the Royalist supporters. This period of Parliamentary control only lasted a few months and Jermyn was back in control later that year, with Sir George de Carteret, Seigneur of Melesches, as his deputy.

Jermyn was succeeded as Governor in 1644 by his son Henry

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