George Weldon (Deputy Governor of Bombay)

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George Weldon was the Deputy Governor of Bombay in 1690. He died during his voyage back to England and was buried in Mauritius in 1697. His widow erected such a fine monument on his grave that it served as a landmark for shipping for many years. Its location thus became known as Baie du Tombeau (Tomb Bay).

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Dictionnaire toponymique de l'Île Maurice, Société de l'histoire de l'Île Maurice 1997, article "Baie du Tombeau"