Did you know the 1758 map shows Cul de sac de l’Espérance and Marigot de l’Espérance between le petit Cap and le cap Marquis?
Lefort de Latour says in his “Description” that Espérance was the former name of the Dauphin Quarter. Espérance means hope.
Did you know the Errard estate in the Dennery Quarter is presumed to have gotten its name from a colonist as owner of Errard?
Did you know de Latour’s “Description” names a certain Ferrand as owner of 147½ carrés of land in the Castries Quarter?
Henry Hegart Breen states that in the 1796 campaign in St. Lucia, the 55th British Regiment was posted at Ferrand’s estate. This estate located in Grand Cul de Sac valley presumably got its name from the Ferrand family.
1 Carrés = 3.2 acres
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]