The Elms

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The Elms, St Peter may be the house where Sir George de Carteret lived during his childhood. He owned a large tract of land in the area, but it is not entirely clear whether he lived at The Elms or the next farm to the north, La Chaumiere du Chene. Historian George Balleine believed that Sir George was born at one or other of these properties.

Both properties passed from the de Carteret family to Jurat Clement Le Montais, who died in 1650, and who had married Sir George's sister Rachel in 1636. Payne's Armorial of Jersey says that Clement's son Elie "purchased from his uncle SIr George Carteret, Bart, an estate at Mont des VIgnes in the parish of St Peter on 10 October 1666, which has ever since continued in the possession of his descendants".

The Elms was sold in 1890, some time after the Armorial was published, and again in 1903.


No datestone for The Elms is recorded in the Jersey Datestone Register

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