List of colonial governors and administrators of Antigua(Redirected from Governor of Antigua)
This is a list of viceroys of Antigua and Barbuda, from its initial colonisation in 1632 until its independence in 1981. Between 1671 and 1816, Antigua was part of the British Leeward Islands and its viceroy was the Governor of the Leeward Islands. The colony of the Leeward Islands was split in two in 1816, and the Governor of Antigua became the viceroy in Antigua, Barbuda and Montserrat. In 1833 the British Leeward Islands were reformed, and the Governor of Antigua represented the monarch in all of the British Leeward Islands until 1871, when he became the Governor of the Leeward Islands again.
Governors of Antigua (1632–1671)Edit
- Sir Thomas Warner, 1632–1635
- Edward Warner, 1635–1639
- Rowland Thompson, 1639–1640
- Henry Ashton, 1640–1652
- Christopher Keynell, 1652–1660
- John Bunckley, 1661–1664
- Robert Carden, 1665–November 1666
- Robert le Fichot des Friches, sieur de Clodoré, November 1666, (French occupation)
- Quest, November 1666–9 November 1666, (French occupation)
- Daniel Fitche (or Fish), 1666–1667?
- Henry Willoughby, 1667–1670
- Samuel Winthrop, 1668–1671 eldest son of Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts
Lieutenant Governors of Antigua (1671–1747)Edit
In 1671, Antigua became part of the newly formed colony of the Leeward Islands, whose governor remained on Antigua. Until 1747, a lieutenant governor was appointed on Antigua to oversee domestic affairs.
- Philip Warner, 1671–1675
- Rowland Williams, 1675–1678, first time
- James Vaughan, 1678–1680
- Valentine Russell, 1680–1682
- Paul Lee, 1682–1683
- Edward Powell, 1683–1688
- Rowland Williams, 1689–1692, second time
- Vacant, 1692–1698
- John Yeamans, 1698–1715
- Edward Byam, 1715–4 December 1741
- George Lucas 1742–1747
Governors of Antigua (1747–1816)Edit
Governors of Antigua (1816–1871)Edit
In 1816, the British Leeward Islands was dissolved, and a new governor was appointed in Antigua.
- George William Ramsay, 1816–1819
- Sir Benjamin d'Urban, 1819–1826
- Sir Patrick Ross, 1826–1832
- Evan John Murray MacGregor, 1832–1833, acting
From 1833, the Governor of Antigua was viceroy in the colony of the British Leeward Islands:
- Evan John Murray MacGregor, 1833–1836, continued, acting to 1834
- Sir William MacBean George Colebrooke, 1837–1842
- Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, 1842–1846
- James Macaulay Higginson, 1847–1850
- Robert James Mackintosh, 1850–1855
- Ker Baillie Hamilton, 1855–1863
- Sir Stephen John Hill, 1863–1868
- Sir Benjamin Chilley Campbell Pine, 1868–1871
In 1871, the Governor of Antigua became the Governor of the Leeward Islands.
Administrators of Antigua (1936–1966)Edit
Governors of Antigua and Barbuda (1967–1981)Edit
- Sir Wilfred Jacobs, 1967–1981
In 1981 Antigua and Barbuda achieved independence. For a list of viceroys after independence, see List of Governors-General of Antigua and Barbuda.