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American Colonial Governors

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  • Gov. Joseph Morton, Sr. (1630 - 1688)
    scencyclopedia Landgrave Joseph Morton b 1630 Wells Somerset Eng immigrated to SC c 1680/1 d Jan 1686 SC m Elinor Blake dau of Benjamin Blake of Bridgewater. Governor of South Carolina of that part of ...
  • Sir John Harvey (1582 - bef.1650)
    Crown Governor of Virginia 24 Mar 1629/30 to 28 Apr 1635, and 18 Jan 1636/7 to Nov 1639. He owned three shares of stock in the Virginia Company. He was Knighted after 26 Mar 1628 by Charles I, King...
  • Sir Henry Chichley (aft.1614 - 1683)
    Governor of Virginia* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Apr 3 2020, 0:04:10 UTC British nobility, Knight and Baronet. He was educated at Oxford and served in the British Royal Army before ...
  • Giles Brent, Lt. Governor of Maryland (1604 - 1671)
    Biography From Jordan, D. W., & the Dictionary of Virginia Biography. Giles Brent (ca. 1652–1679). (2016, November 10). In Encyclopedia Virginia. Retrieved from . Giles Brent Jr. was born about Apr...
  • John Blair, Sr. (1687 - 1771)
    John Blair sat on the governor's Council (1745–1770), becoming its president in 1757 and serving as acting governor on four occasions. Born in Scotland, he came to Virginia as a child, living in Will...

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: