List of Bailiffs of Jersey

Sir Michael Birt (Bailiff from 2009 to 2015) with sculpture of Lord Coutanche (Bailiff 1935-1962) behind

This is a list of bailiffs of Jersey.

In 1290, separate bailiffs for Guernsey and Jersey were appointed.

The list of bailiffs is only reliably traceable from Philippe L’Evesque’s appointment in 1277, although earlier bailiffs are mentioned and the office may date from before 1204.

See also: list of Bailiffs of Guernsey, list of Seigneurs of Sark.

16th century

17th century

18th century

In this caricature of 1873, Bailiff of Jersey Jean Hammond (left) greets the newly arrived Lieutenant Governor with the question: "Your papers, please?"

19th century

20th century

Lord Coutanche, Bailiff 1935-1962

21st century

See also


  1. "Europe | Jersey | Michael Birt is to become bailiff". BBC News. 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
  2. "Jersey Bailiff William Bailhache sworn in". BBC. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
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