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Notes of Sir John Le Couteur on the 'abolition of the ancient and venerated institution of our Royal Court', includes notes on the election of Jurats, and references to the Royal Commission of 1812. Also includes a newscutting relating to an expedition of Abyssinia and some biblical questions at the back of the volume.
1864 - 1867
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L/C/68/C Sir John Le Couteur, 1794 - 1875, Colonel, ADC to William IV and Victoria. Fellow of the Royal Society. Agriculturalist. Eldest son of Lieutenant General John Le Couteur and Marie Dumaresq. Born at Belle Vue, St Aubin 21/10/1794. Sir John Le Couteur joined Royal Miliitary College in 1808, by 1810 he was an Ensign in the 96th Regiment in Jersey. In 1811 he became a Lieutenant in the 104th foot whilst the Regiment was at New Brunswick, United States of America. In 1818 he returned to Jersey and married Harriet Janvrin, they settled at Le Bocage. In 1821 he became ADC to Sir Colin Halkett the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey and in 1829 he became a Colonel in the West Regiment of the Militia. He was a Constable until 1835 when he became a Jurat and moved to Belle Vue, St Aubin. In 1830 William IV had appointed him ADC for Jersey and in 1842 he was appointed Vicomte. In 1850 he was given command of the Town Regiment. In 1872 he resigned all his offices and eventually died in 1875. He had two sons, John b. 1820 who died young and John Halkett b. 1826 who became a Lieutenant Colonel, and three daughters, Harriet b.1819, Mary, b.1822 m. John Mannoir Sumner, and Sophia b.1832 d.1844. »
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