Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin

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British  general, colonel and Governor at the Cape

Title: 
Sir
First name: 
Rufane
Middle name: 
Shaw
Last name: 
Donkin
Date of birth: 
1772
Location of birth: 
Southampton, United Kingdom
Date of death: 
01-May-1841
Location of death: 
Southampton, United Kingdom

British soldier, and Governor at the Cape from 1820-21. He named the burgeoning port of Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth in memory of the death of his wife. He committed suicide at Southampton in 1841. He was then a general, and colonel of the 11th Foot Regiment.


References:
• Rufane Shaw Donkin [Online]. Available at: wikipedia.org/ [accessed 08 July 2010]

Last updated : 21-Jun-2018

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011