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American Colonial Governors

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  • Gov. William Harwood (1642 - 1692)
    Governor of the Martin's Hundred settlement. The THURLBY-JAMESTOWN line of immigrant GOV. WILLIAM HARWOOD (c. 1598 -- aft. 1628), who sailed from England in August 1620 on the Francis Bonaventure to ...
  • 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...
  • Colonel George Reade, Esq., Acting Gov. (1608 - 1671)
    George Reade Birth: Oct. 25, 1608 Hampshire, England Death: Nov. 21, 1671 Yorktown York County Virginia. (note: gravestone death date in error) Born in Linkenholt, England to Robert & Mildred...
  • Edward Hopkins (c.1600 - 1657)
    Governor of the Connecticut Colony. See An Original Proprietor of Hartford, Connecticut Governor Edward Hopkins (1600-1657) was born at Shrewsbury, Co. Salop, in England, in 1600; son of Edward, ...

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: