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American Colonial Governors

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  • John Robinson (1683 - 1749)
    John was born at Hewick. He lived there with his wife Catherine Beverly where seven children were born of his union. This son John inherited all of his uncles Bishop John Robinson's Estate in England.
  • Josias Winslow (c.1605 - 1674)
    NOT Josiah Winslow, Governor of Plymouth Colony. _______________ Links ) ____________________ Josiah Winslow: Robert Paine's ancestor.... (1606-1674) son of Edward Winslow (1560-16...
  • Dep. Gov. Richard Ely (c.1610 - 1684)
    Notes   The Honorable Richard Ely, Dep. Gov. of the Colony of Conn., married first Joane Phipps in about 1646 in England, and second he married Elizabeth Fenwick, widow of Capt. John Cullick,...
  • Henry Darnall, Sr. (1645 - 1711)
    May be Philip Henry Darnall. * Colonel Henry Darnall (1645–1711), was a wealthy Maryland Roman Catholic planter, the Proprietary Agent of Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore (1605–1675...
  • Dep. Gov. Col. William Digges (1652 - 1697)
    William Digges began his career in Virginia, where he was appointed to a number of colonial offices. He became Justice of the Peace in 1671. He was captain of horse in 1674 and was appointed Sheriff of...

American Colonial Governors

This project is designed to capture pre-statehood Governors of entities that eventually became American States. (other than those designated as Territorial Governors)

Territorial Governors are included in a separate Geni project:

Spanish and French colonial governors of Louisiana are included on pages 3 and 4 of the Geni project "Govenors of Louisiana":

List of colonial governors of Louisiana:

Lists of American colonial and other pre-statehood governors: