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Did you know the name of the district near to La Ressource known as Oleon had given rise to a certain amount of speculation?
According to the Dennery registers the correct spelling would be Aux Lyons, which might be translated – The Lion’s Den. If that were the right spelling and translation, why was such a name given to the district?
Would the place up in the hills, far from everywhere have been at one time a refuge for strong-handed people, unaccustomed to keeping the law?
Did you know the spot known as Boisjolly is supposed to take its name from an 18th century colonist? In Lefort de Latour’s “Description” a certain Boisjolly is listed as owning 80 carrés in the Dennery district.
Did you know the historian Henry Hegart Breen listed Bosquet d’Or as an estate of 270 acres disposed of by judicial sale in 1842? It is believed that Bosquet d’Or of the Dennery district is translated – Golden Grove.
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]