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