. The French attack on Jersey occurred on 1 May, when troops led by Charles Henri Nicolas
Othon, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, attempted a landing at Owens Bay. The assault was
beaten off by the militia and regular troops on the island, and further attempts were
forestalled by the arrival of British naval forces (London Chronicle
, 4–6, 6–8, 8–11 May; Hoefer, Nouv. biog. générale
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2016.