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List of governors of British Guiana

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The Governor of British Guiana was the Crown representative in British Guiana. The office existed from 1831 when the colonies of Demerara-Essequibo (see Demerara and Essequibo (colony)) and Berbice united as British Guiana until 1966 when Guyana attained independence.

Governors of British Guiana (1831–1966)Edit

Term Incumbent Notes
21 July 1831 – 26 June 1833 Sir Benjamin d'Urban
26 June 1833 – 27 June 1838 Sir James Carmichael Smyth
27 June 1838 – 19 May 1848 Henry Light
19 May 1848–12 February 1849 William Walker acting, first time
12 February 1849 – 11 May 1853 Henry Barkly
11 May 1853–23 May 1854 William Walker acting, second time
23 May 1854 – 7 January 1862 Philip Edmond Wodehouse
7 January 1862 – 25 January 1869 Sir Francis Hincks
25 January 1869 – 26 December 1873 Sir John Scott
27 December 1873–10 March 1874 Edward Rushworth acting
10 March 1874 – 8 March 1877 James Robert Longden
8 March 1877–3 April 1877 William A. G. Young acting, first time
3 April 1877 – 13 December 1881 Cornelius Hendricksen Kortright
13 December 1881–4 May 1882 William A. G. Young acting, second time
4 May 1882 – 1887 Sir Henry Turner Irving
26 April 1884–1884 William Frederick Haynes-Smith acting for Irving
1887–1888 Charles Bruce acting
1888–23 March 1893 The Viscount Gormanston
April 1891–15 October 1891 Sir Charles Bruce acting for Viscount Gormanston, second time
23 March 1893–5 July 1893 Sir Charles Bruce acting, third time
5 July 1893–September 1895 Sir Charles Cameron Lees
15 December 1894–29 January 1895 Charles Cavendish Boyle acting for Lees, first time
September 1895–March 1896 Charles Cavendish Boyle acting, second time
March 1896–27 March 1898 Sir Augustus William Lawson Hemming
1 October 1896–18 November 1896 Charles Cavendish Boyle acting for Hemming, third time
27 May 1897–28 July 1897 Charles Cavendish Boyle acting for Hemming, fourth time
27 March 1898 – 25 December 1901 Sir Walter Joseph Sendall
3 July 1901 – 26 September 1904 Sir James Alexander Swettenham [1]
26 September 1904 – 5 July 1912 Sir Frederick Mitchell Hodgson
5 July 1912 – 15 April 1917 Sir Walter Egerton
15 April 1917 – 4 April 1923 Sir Wilfred Collet
4 April 1923 – 31 August 1925 Sir Graeme Thomson
31 August 1925 – 7 November 1928 Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell
7 November 1928 – 9 June 1930 Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg
9 June 1930 – 26 March 1935 Sir Edward Brandis Denham
26 March 1935 – 19 November 1937 Sir Geoffry Alexander Stafford Northcote acting from 1936
19 November 1937 – 7 November 1941 Sir Wilfrid Edward Francis Jackson
7 November 1941 – 1947 Sir Gordon James Lethem acting from 1946
12 April 1947 – 14 April 1953 Sir Charles Campbell Woolley
14 April 1953 – 25 October 1955 Sir Alfred William Lungley Savage
25 October 1955 – 22 December 1958 Sir Patrick Muir Renison
22 December 1958 – 7 March 1964 Sir Ralph Francis Alnwick Grey
7 March 1964 – 26 May 1966 Sir Richard Edmonds Luyt

On 26 May 1966, the colony achieved independence from the United Kingdom as Guyana. After independence, the viceroy in Guyana was the Governor-General of Guyana.

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  1. ^ "No. 27330". The London Gazette. 5 July 1901. p. 4469.