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The islet in Portelet Bay is still remembered as Janvrin's Tomb
Once there lived a man called Philippe Janvrin - captain of the 'Esther'. He and his crew often sailed to France, to trade with the French.

 

But when the plague became epidemic in France, no ships from France were allowed to land on Jersey. When Philippe returned from France, 'Esther' and her crew had to stay moored in Bellecroute Bay.

On his second day of quarantine, Philippe died, but his body could not be brought ashore because of the plague. Instead his body was buried on the islet in Portelet Bay. Today, the islet is still remembered as Janvrin's Tomb.

 

 

 

 

 



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