DID YOU KNOW?

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Did you know the district in the upper reaches of the Canelles River know today as En Blanchard presumably owes its name to a certain Blanchard?

According to the plan of the Micoud Quarter dated 1771 or 1772, Blanchard owned an estate there that measured 95 carrés.

1 Carré = 3.2 acres

Did you know according to historian, Henry Hegart Breen, an estate called Beauchamp (Beautiful Field) was sold by judicial sale in 1843?

It encompassed 367 acres and fetched £2,670.

It may have corresponded to the present Beauchamp estate, inland from Troumassé.

However, in this case, the name does not appear to be a family name.

Source: St. Lucia: The Romance of its Place names by Rev. Fr. Charles Jesse – 1966

This feature runs every Tuesday and Thursday. It is compiled by daughter of the soil Anselma Aimable, a former agricultural officer and former correspondent for Caribbean Net News, who has a deep interest in local culture and history. Send ideas and tips to [email protected]

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