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American Colonial Governors

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  • Sir James Wright, Colonial Governor of Georgia (1716 - 1785)
    ) James Wright (May 8, 1716 – November 20, 1785) was an American colonial lawyer and jurist who was the last British Royal Governor of the Province of Georgia. He was the only Royal Governor o...
  • Lieutnant Governor James Bishop (1625 - 1691)
    1625, England Death: Jan. 24, 1691 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA The BISHOP progenitor. James Bishop came over from England with brothers Henry and Nathaniel ca 1646. He married first ...
  • Col. Alexander Rigby, MP (1594 - 1650)
    From Wikipedia, December 2014; Alexander Rigby (1594 – 18 August 1650) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1640 and 1650. He was a colonel in the Parli...
  • John Smith, I (c.1595 - 1663)
    John SMITH alias BLAND, b. ca. 1590, of Watertown, Mass., d. after 2 November 1663, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., m. before 1615, Isabel DRAKE, b. ca. 1589, buried Watertown, Mass. 12 October 1639, ...
  • Israel Arnold (1649 - 1718)
    Find A Grave Memorial# 50712452

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: