Appointments of Lieut-Bailiffs and Juges-Délégués from 1665-1826

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From 1665 to 1826 Jersey's Bailiffs were all non-resident. The role passed from father to son (and occasionally other close relatives) within the de Carteret family, but the majority had no personal involvement in island affairs and never visited. Their only connection with the island's administration was to appoint Lieut-Bailiffs to whom they delegated their responsibilities.

The majority of these appointments were made from among the Jurats, as was the tradition, although on occasions only a few days passed between the election of a Jurat and his nomination as Lieut-Bailiff.

Because anyone appointed Lieut-Bailiff only holds office by consent of the current Bailiff, their appointments are terminated on the death of a Bailiff, although there is nothing to stop them being reappointed by the new Bailiff, as sometimes, but not always, happened during the period from 1665 to 1826.

In the absence of a Bailiff the States are empowered to appoint a Juge-délégué to preside over the Royal Court until the new Bailiff is sworn in.

Sometimes during the period from 1665 to 1826 the Bailiff would appoint a second Lieut-Bailiff to deputise for the senior Lieut-Bailiff in times of illness or absence from the island; on other occasions the States were forced to appoint a Juge-délégué to deputise for the Lieut-Bailiff in such circumstances.

It is not surprising, then, that the list of Lieut-Bailiffs and Juges-délégués during that period is somewhat complicated. There follows a list of the Bailiffs during the period, with their various lieutenants and Juges-délégués:

1665-1682

  • Bailiff - Edouard de Carteret
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Jean Pipon 1666-1668
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Jean Poingdestre 1668-1676
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Philippe Le Geyt 1676-1682
  • Juge-délégué on death of Bailiff - no appointment

1682-1693

  • Bailiff - Philippe de Carteret
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Philippe Le Geyt 1682-1693
  • Juge-délégué on death of Bailiff - Philippe Le Geyt 1693-1694 (Le Geyt remained a Jurat after the appointment of the new Bailiff but requested not to be reappointed as Lieut-Bailiff)

1694-1703

  • Bailiff - Edouard de Carteret
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Jean Durell
  • Juge-délégué on death of Bailiff - no appointment

1703-1715

  • Bailiff - Charles de Carteret
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Jean Durell 1703-1708
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Charles de Carteret 1708-1712
  • Second Lieut-Bailiff - Philippe Dumaresq 1712
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Charles Dumaresq 1712-1713
  • Juge-délégué - Philippe Dumaresq 1713
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Raulin Robin 1713-1715
  • Juge-délégué on death of Bailiff - Elie Dumaresq

1715-1763

  • Bailiff - John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Josue Pipon 1715-1728
  • Juge-délégué - Philippe Dumaresq 1728
  • Juge-délégué - Charles de Carteret 1728
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Philippe Le Geyt 1729-1747
  • Juge-délégué - Raulin Robin 1730
  • Second Lieut-Bailiff - Nicolas Dumaresq 1731
  • Juge-délégué - Jean Le Hardy 1747-1750
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Charles Lempriere 1750-1763
  • Second Lieut-Bailiff - Jean Le Hardy 1758-1760
  • Juge-délégué on death of Bailiff - Charles Lempriere 1763

1763-1776

  • Bailiff - Robert Carteret, 3rd Earl Granville
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Charles Lempriere 1763-1776
  • Juge-délégué on death of Bailiff - Charles Lempriere 1776

1776-1826

  • Bailiff - Henry Frederick Carteret, Baron Carteret
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Charles Lempriere 1776-1781
  • Second Lieut-Bailiff - Josue Pipon 1780, 1782
  • Lieut Bailiff - William Charles Lempriere 1781-1790
  • Second Lieut-Bailiff - Philippe de Carteret 1786-1790
  • Juge-délégué - Philippe de Carteret 1790-1793
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Thomas Pipon (son of Josue, not sworn in)
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Thomas Pipon (son of Thomas) 1795-1800
  • Second Lieut-Bailiff - Nicolas Messervy 1795, 1801
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Thomas Pipon (son of Josue) 1801
  • Juge-délégué - Nicolas Messervy 1801-1802
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Jean Dumaresq 1802-1816
  • Juge-délégué - Nicolas Messervy 1803-1805
  • Second Lieut-Bailiff - Jacques Hemery 1809
  • Juge-délégué - Philipppe de Carteret 1809, 1810, 1813, 1814
  • Second Lieut-Bailiff - Thomas Pipon 1815-1816
  • Lieut-Bailiff - Thomas Le Breton 1816-1826
  • Second Lieut-Bailiff - Philippe Marett 1818
  • Juge-délégué on death of Bailiff - Philippe de Carteret 1826

1826-1831

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