(place) Second largest of the Channel Islands of the United Kingdom, north and west of Jersey: 25 sq mi (65 sq km)
Origin of guernsey
From Anglo-Norman, from Old Norse, compound of Granis (“Grani's”) and ey (“island”).
Guernsey Sentence Examples
English Puritans emigrated under the auspices of the Virginia Company to the Bermudas in 1612; and in 1617 a Presbyterian Church, governed by ministers and four elders, was established there by Lewis Hughes, who used the liturgy of the isles of Guernsey and Jersey.
The act of 1679 expressly applies to Wales, Berwick-on-Tweed, Jersey and Guernsey, and the act of 1816 also extends to the Isle of Man.
He was chaplain to the English garrison at Guernsey in April - December 16J9 and again in 1661; and in the latter year, refusing valuable livings in England offered on condition of conformity, he returned to America.
Only in Jersey and Guernsey, whither large numbers of Huguenots had fled after the St Bartholomew massacre, was Presbyterianism fully permitted.
In Jersey and in Guernsey there are courts of first instance with appeal to the bishop of Winchester.