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).


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