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Governors of Virginia, 1607-1775Edit

Name Entered office Left office Notes
Edward Wingfield April 1607 10 September 1607 President of the Council
John Ratcliffe 10 September 1607 7 September 1608 President of the Council
John Smith 7 September 1608 1609 President of the Council
George Percy 1609 1610 President of the Council
Sir Thomas Gates 1610 10 June 1610 acting
The Lord De La Warr 10 June 1610 28 March 1611
George Percy 28 March 1611 19 May 1611 acting
Thomas Dale 19 May 1611 August 1611 acting
Sir Thomas Gates August 1611 March 1612 acting
Thomas Dale March 1612 April 1616 acting
George Yeardley April 1616 9 April 1617
Samuel Argall 9 April 1617 9 April 1619 acting
Nathaniel Powell 9 April 1619 19 April 1619 acting
Sir George Yeardley 19 April 1621 18 November 1621
Sir Francis Wyatt 18 November 1621 19 April 1626
Sir George Yeardley 19 April 1626 14 November 1627
Francis West 14 November 1627 5 March 1628
John Pott 5 March 1628 March 1630
Sir John Harvey March 1630 April 1635
John West 28 April 1635 2 April 1636
Sir John Harvey 2 April 1636 November 1639
Sir Francis Wyatt November 1639 February 1642
Sir William Berkeley February 1642 30 April 1653
Richard Bennett 30 April 1652 1655
Edward Digges 1655 13 March 1658
Samuel Mathews 13 March 1658 January 1660
Sir William Berkeley 23 March 1660 27 April 1677
Herbert Jeffreys 27 April 1677 30 December 1678
Henry Chicheley 30 December 1678 10 May 1680 acting
The Lord Colepeper 10 May 1680 September 1683
Nicholas Spencer September 1683 15 April 1684 acting
The Lord Howard of Effingham 15 April 1684 April 1687 acting
Nathaniel Bacon April 1687 16 October 1690 acting
Francis Nicholson 16 October 1690 15 October 1692 acting
Sir Edmund Andros 15 October 1692 9 December 1698
Francis Nicholson 9 December 1698 1704 acting
The Earl of Orkney 1704 29 July 1737 absentee
The Earl of Albemarle 6 September 1737 22 December 1754 absentee
The Earl of Loudoun July 1756 1763 absentee
Jeffrey Amherst 1763 28 October 1768 absentee
The Lord Botetourt 28 October 1768 15 October 1770
William Nelson 15 October 1770 August 1771
The Earl of Dunmore August 1771 June 1775

Lieutenant Governors of Virginia, 1705-1768Edit

Name Entered office Left office Notes
Edward Nott 15 August 1705 23 August 1706
Edmund Jennings August 1706 23 June 1710
Alexander Spotswood 23 June 1710 8 September 1722
Hugh Drysdale 8 September 1722 11 July 1726
Robert Carter 11 July 1726 8 September 1727
William Gooch
later, Sir William Gooch
8 September 1727 20 June 1749
John Robinson 20 June 1749 5 September 1749
Thomas Lee 5 September 1749 14 November 1750
Lewis Burwell 14 November 1750 20 November 1751
Robert Dinwiddie 20 November 1751 January 1758
John Blair January 1758 7 June 1758
Francis Fauquier 7 June 1758 7 March 1768
John Blair 7 March 1768 28 October 1768

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