Betsey’s Hope

Roxborough, Tobago
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Named after the plantation owner’s wife, Betsey, it was said she never liked slavery. Folklore said that she felt the pains of the slaves when they were beaten and she always hoped that slavery would one day be abolished, hence the name Betsey’s Hope.

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An estate originally named Lousie D’or Estate, a name that was later changed to reflect the area and plantation in which it was situated under British rule, Betsey’s Hope. This battery was built to protect the sugar crop that populated the estate in the 1700’s. This small battery overlooks Queen’s Bay on the Windward side of Tobago. The name of the area was derived from a plantation owner’s wife who was named Betsey; she never liked slavery. It was said in folklore that she felt the pains of the slaves when they were beaten and she always hoped that slavery would one day be abolished, hence the name Betsey’s Hope.

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