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Matching Articles"Civil Governors" (Total 8)
Civil Governors, 1825-1854
Newfoundland did not receive official colonial status until 1825, when the British government appointed the first civil governor, Sir Thomas Cochrane.
Civil governors represented the authority of the crown in Newfoundland and Labrador and upheld the colony's Constitution.
Prescott, Sir Henry (1783-1874)
Biography of Sir Henry Prescott who served as civil governor of Newfoundland from 1834-1841.
Harvey, Sir John (1778-1852)
Biography of Sir John Harvey, who was civil governor of Newfoundland from 1841-1846.
LeMarchant, Sir John Gaspard (1803-1874)
Biography of Sir John Gaspard LeMarchant, civil governor of Newfoundland from 1847-1852.
Hamilton, Ker Baillie (1804-1889)
Biography ofKer Baillie, civil governor of Newfoundland from 1852-1855.
Cochrane, Sir Thomas John (1789-1872)
Biography of Sir Thomas John Cochrane, civil governor of Newfoundland from 1825-1834.
Profile of Governors
Profiles of all the governors of Newfoundland from 1610-present.
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