List of governors of the Leeward Islands

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This is a list of governors of the Leeward Islands.

The Leeward Islands was originally created as a colony of England in 1671, continuing in existence until its dissolution in 1816.

In 1833 a number of island colonies were grouped together under a single governor once again. These islands were reconstituted as a federal colony in 1872. The federal colony was dissolved in 1956 with its constituent territories becoming colonies of the United Kingdom in their own right but still under a single governor. The office of Governor of the Leeward Islands remained in existence after the establishment of the Federation of the West Indies in 1958 until finally being abolished with effect from 1st January 1960.

Governors of the Leeward Islands (1671–1816)Edit

In 1816 the colony was dissolved.

Governors of the Leeward Islands (1833–1872)Edit

In 1833 the colonies of Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica, Montserrat, Nevis, St Kitts, and the Virgin Islands were brought together under the Governor of Antigua.

In 1872 the Governor of Antigua became the first Governor of a new federal colony of the Leeward Islands.

Governors of the Leeward Islands (1872–1959)Edit


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