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American Colonial Governors

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  • John Jenkins, 4th Governor of Albemarle Sound (b. - 1681)
    John Jenkins (died 1681) was governor of Albemarle (now North Carolina) three times, in 1672–1675, 1676–1677, and 1680–1681. Governor John Jenkins, immigrant, was born in England and died in Perqui...
  • Gov. William Brenton (c.1610 - 1674)
    The Winthrop Fleet. William Brenton (c. 1610–1674) was a colonial President, Deputy Governor, and Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and an early settler of Portsmou...
  • Jesse Wharton, 7th Proprietary Governor of Maryland (1604 - 1676)
    deputy governor of Maryland src: Maryland Historical Magazine ) Jesse Wharton (died 1676) was the 7th Proprietary Governor of Maryland during a brief period in 1676. He was appointed by the royally...
  • Lt.-General William Shirley, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts (1694 - 1771)
    William Shirley (2 December 1694 – 24 March 1771) was a British colonial administrator who served twice as Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1741–1749 and 1753–1756) and as Governor of t...
  • Lieut. Gov. Francis Willoughby (1613 - 1671)
    Lieut. Gov. Massachusetts Francis WILLOUGHBY (MP) Born: ABT 1613 Notes: Immigration 1638 to New England. Father: William WILLOUGHBY (Col.) Mother: Elizabeth EATON Married 1: Sarah TAYLOR ...

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: