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date: 29 February 2020

D'Urban, Sir Benjaminlocked

(1777–1849)
  • H. M. Stephens
  • , revised by John Benyon

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D'Urban, Sir Benjamin (1777–1849), army officer and colonial governor, was born on 16 February 1777 at Halesworth, Suffolk, the youngest and only surviving son of the local doctor, John D'Urban, and his wife, Elizabeth Gooch, daughter of a surgeon. He entered the army...

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