Miscellaneous petitions from Jersey and Guernsey

Reference: 21M65/J1/1/D

Date: 1682 - 1756

Petition to Bishop Mews from St Saviour's Jersey concerning a priest, 29 April

Reference: 21M65/J1/7/17

Date: 1704 - 1704

Petitions against the Jersey Education Bill from the ratepayers of Jersey and the members of the Church of England and trustees, managers and supporters of Church of England Day Schools in Jersey, not dated

Reference: 249M87/26

Date: 1909 - 1909

Petition by the Dean and clergy of Jersey probably to Queen Anne, in which they complain of the poverty of the clergy, and ask that the clergy rent their tithes from the crown at the rents stated in the extent last revised in 1666, (the date 1692 has been added in the margin. 2ff.

Reference: 929/25

Date: 1666 - 1701

Copy of printed petition from the inhabitants of Jersey to the Secretary of State for the Home Department 'praying...that the Jersey Militia be disbanded ...in time of peace, as its compulsory service is unjust and contrary to the spirit of the age' John Sullivan Notary. Supplement note to the case, John Sullivan Notary

Reference: A/C2/13/1

Date: April 25th 1870 - April 25th 1870

Letter from R Pipon Marett, Attorney General to Major General Guy reply to a letter of the 11 Aug, originally enclosed with 'The Petition from the loyal inhabitants of Jersey' see A/C2/12/13/1 comment on the Petition, the petitioners are 'quite unknown to us, the others are persons in the humblest rank of society' reference to Law of the Arsenals and Project du Loi for the regulation of the Militia, Attorney General advises the petition is not 'deemed worthy of serious attention'

Reference: A/C2/13/29

Date: August 26th 1870 - August 26th 1870

Letter from Robert Pipon Marett, Attorney General & G H Horman, Advocate General to Lieutenant Colonel Haste, Deputy Governor expressing their opinion on the petition for the disbandment of the Militia see A/C2/13/1

Reference: A/C2/13/8

Date: July 12th 1870 - July 12th 1870

Letter from the War Office to the Lieutenant Governor [Major General Philip Nelson Guy] re. 'exhibition of a spirit of insubordination amongst the officers of the St Lawrence Battalion' reference to a petition from the officers in 1846, request for observations

Reference: A/C2/15/1

Date: March 14th 1873 - March 14th 1873

Letter from P L Montgomery, Pall Mall to the Lieutenant Governor originally accompanied with letters dated 18 March 1873 & 30 January 1873 from the Lieutenant Governor [Major General Philip Nelson Guy] to the Inspector General of Auxiliary Forces and the Petition of the Officers of the St Lawrence Battalion

Reference: A/C2/16/2

Date: June 30th 1874 - June 30th 1874

Petition re the Militia law passed on 10 January 1881 requesting alteration of the law and abolition of compulsory service signed by 'landed proprietors and other inhabitants' majority serving in the Militia name, address & age approx. 2,000 signatures

Reference: A/C2/21/3

Date: January 1st 1881 - January 1st 1881

Copy letter from H G Deedes, Financial Secretary's Department War Office to the Under Secretary of State Home Office re. the petition, chief complaint financial burden military service is on the working classes and many men liable to serve manage to escape, observations on the petition

Reference: A/C2/25/11

Date: October 13th 1886 - October 13th 1886

Letter from G Lushington, Whitehall to the Lieutenant Governor [Major General Henry Wray] originally enclosed with a petition from Edward Voisin requesting the abolition of compulsory service in the Militia

Reference: A/C2/25/8

Date: May 21st 1886 - May 21st 1886

Letter from Lieutenant Governor Wray to the Under Secretary of State for the Home Office originally enclosed with the Voisin petition see A/C2/25/6 concludes that the petition is only from a 'minority of the population composed chiefly of the working classes hoping to obtain redress of certain grievances' analysis of the petition see A/C2/21/3

Reference: A/C2/25/9

Date: August 28th 1886 - August 28th 1886

Letter from the Lieutenant Governor Wray to the Home Office re. the Petition regarding military service in the Channel Islands and the command of the Militia

Reference: A/C2/26/10

Date: April 15th 1887 - April 15th 1887

Draft letter from the Lieutenant Governor re. the petition regarding compulsory service in the Militia - not dated

Reference: A/C2/26/26

Date: 1887 - 1887

'The Jersey Advertiser & Weekly News' published every Wednesday, Proprietor William Francis Le Cocq, 9 Byron Road St Helier articles re. petitions regarding abolition of compulsory military service and increase of representation in St Helier and celebration of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee 1 newsprint

Reference: A/C2/26/3

Date: February 16th 1887 - February 16th 1887

Draft letter from Lieutenant Governor Wray to the Under Secretary of State Home Department agrees that the two grievances of the petition against compulsory military service are well founded, number of days lost due to drill by working classes listed

Reference: A/C2/26/4

Date: February 26th 1887 - February 26th 1887

Letter from George Bertram, Bailiff to the Lieutenant Governor [Lieutenant General Sir Edwin Hopton] informing him of a proposed States Sitting on 26 May to the purpose of receiving a report from the Defence Committee in response from a Petition from the Constable of St Clement on behalf of his parishioners who own property by the coast and are concerned by the damages made by the sea

Reference: A/C2/36/1

Date: May 21st 1897 - May 21st 1897

Letter from A Wilson Lieutenant Governor to the Bailiff [W V Vernon] acknowledging receipt of his letter which was enclosed with a petition from the Jersey Company attached to the Royal Irish Rifles, due to the intention to disband the Company

Reference: A/C2/51/4

Date: October 18th 1917 - October 18th 1917

Petition from the 'Original Jersey Contingent Association' to the Lieutenant Governor Sir W Douglas Smith requesting that Colonel W A Stoker of the Royal Jersey Light Infantry be recognised for his long and faithful service

Reference: A/C2/57/1

Date: February 28th 1924 - March 15th 1924

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