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American Colonial Governors

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  • George Purrington, The Elder (c.1599 - c.1648)
    Emigration 1634 (Age: 34-35) -- Portsmouth, England on the "Pied Cow" Marriage -- St. Peter Parish, Tiverton, Devonshire, England (c. 1630?) Called "the elder" to distinguish him from his younger c...
  • John Archdale (1642 - c.1710)
    John Archdale, colonial governor and proprietary shareholder of Carolina, was born in England, the son of Thomas and Mary Nevill Archdale and the grandson of Richard Archdale, a London merchant. Arch...
  • Gov. William Harwood (1642 - c.1692)
    1. William Harwood (Capt. Thomas Harwood3, William Harwood2, Richard Harwood1) was born ABT 1635 in Richmond County, Virginia. He married Elinor. She was born ABT 1640 in Charles City, Virginia. ...
  • William Stephens (1671 - 1753)
    ) William Stephens (January 28, 1671 - 1753) was the governor of the Province of Georgia between 1743 and 1751. Early life History has shamefully forgotten the significance and achievements of Wi...
  • Alexander Lillington (c.1643 - aft.1697)
    Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors of members of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century 1915-1975 compiled by Mary Louise Marshall Hutton, notes birth/death years NC, spouse noted as Eliz...

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: