Benjamin D’Urban Godlonton (1846 - 1936)

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Birthplace: Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Cape Town, South Africa
Managed by: Alastair Honeybun
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About Benjamin D’Urban Godlonton

He was a partner in the law firm of Syfret, Godlonton and Low. His son, D'Urban Bruce Godlonton was also a partner in the firm. (Arthur George Syfret was Cecil Rhodes' lawyer)

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Benjamin Godlonton's Timeline

1846
May 27, 1846
Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
1858
May 27, 1858
Age 12

His father, Robert, writes in his diary "D'Urban's birthday - 12 years old - cloudy weather - favourable winds - yards square - fresh breeze - going 7 or 8 knots - ship rolling uncomfortably - opened case of champagne - D'Urban's health proposed by Captain at dinner - Union Jack hoisted and five or six other flags all very cheerful - opened four bottles of champagne."

1870
May 19, 1870
Age 23
Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa
1872
September 11, 1872
Age 26
Grahamstown, EC, South Africa
1873
1873
Age 26
1874
August 4, 1874
Age 28
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1876
1876
Age 29
1877
1877
Age 30
1879
March 17, 1879
Age 32
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
1880
November 12, 1880
Age 34
Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa