Goodwyf and Laurens Hamptonne

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It’s the year 1649 in the home of  Monsieur Laurens Hamptonne,  meet the Goodwyf, who looks after the house of her master and Laurens Hamptonne himself who will tell you stories of life in St Lawrence, Jersey and the Channel Islands during the English Civil War.

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Hamptonne Country Life Museum

Hamptonne Goodwyf

10am to 4pm

Meet the Goodwyf, who looks after the house of her master, Monsieur Laurens Hamptonne in the year 1649.  She is very respectful of her employer who is a well educated and important man, however this doesn’t prevent her from spreading the odd bit of gossip from the Parish of St Lawrence.  The Goodwyf will tell you all about Hamptonne’s royal connections and give your an insight into her day to day life, including cooking on the open fire, making soap and candles.

The Goodwyf is not at Hamptonne every day, so to avoid disappointment please call +44 (0) 1534 863 955


Laurens Hamptonne

Mondays May to September

10am to 4pm

As Viscount of Jersey during the English Civil War, 1642 – 1651, it was Laurens Hamptonne’s duty to make some of the most important public announcements of the time.  In January 1649, shortly after the execution of King Charles I, Hamptonne made his most memorable pronouncements in the Royal Square, St Helier; the reading of the Proclamation of Charles II as King.  When not at work int he Royal Count, Laurens enjoys entertaining visitors in his beautiful country home with stories of a time when Jersey was in the eye of the story, as Royalists and Parliamentarians crashed together on the shores of the Channel Islands. ,