George William de Carteret

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George William de Carteret

George William de Carteret 1869-1940 journalist and writer

Working as a farmer in St Peter, George William de Carteret wrote, under the nom de plume Le Caouain (the owl), a number of articles each Saturday for Les Chroniques de Jersey. Le Caouain purportedly lived with his wife, Marie Hibou, in the attic of the printshop and flew round the parish halls reporting on parochial politics.

De Carteret also wrote under the nom de plume of G W de C. Although the bulk of his writings were in prose, he wrote some poems for the Eisteddfod as well as theatrical dialogues for performance.

He was secretary of the Jersey Farmers Union.

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