List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador

The following is a list of the Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Newfoundland and later Newfoundland and Labrador. Though the present day office of the lieutenant governor in Newfoundland and Labrador came into being only upon the province's entry into Canadian Confederation in 1949, the post is a continuation from the first governorship of Newfoundland in 1610.

Proprietary Governors of Newfoundland, 1610–1728

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Governors under James I (1610–1625):
John Guy Cuper's Cove 1610 1614
John Mason Cuper's Cove 1615 1621
Robert Hayman Bristol's Hope 1618 1628
Sir Richard Whitbourne Renews 1618 1620
Sir Francis Tanfield South Falkland 1623 1626
Edward Wynne Ferryland 1621 1625
Governors under Charles I (1625–1649):
Sir Arthur Aston Avalon 1625 1627
The Lord Baltimore Avalon 1627 1629
The Lord Baltimore[n 1] Avalon 1629 1632
William Hill Avalon 1634 1638
1. Sir David Kirke Newfoundland 1638
Governors under Oliver Cromwell (1649–1658):
1. cont... 1651
2. John Treworgie Newfoundland 1653
Governors under Richard Cromwell (1658–1660):
2. cont...
Governors under Charles II (1660):
2. cont... 1660

Governors of Plaisance, 1655–1713

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Governors under Louis XIV (1655–1713):
Sieur de Kéréon 1655 1660
Nicolas Gargot de la Rochette 1660 1662
Thalour Du Perron 1662 1663
Lafontaine Bellot 1664 1667
Sieur de la Palme 1667 1670
Sieur de la Poippe 1670 1684
Antoine Parat 1685 1690
Louis de Pastour de Costebelle 1690 1691
Jacques-François de Monbeton de Brouillan 1690 1701
Joseph de Monic 1697 1702
Daniel d'Auger de Subercase 1702 1706
Philippe Pastour de Costebelle 1706 1713

Lieutenant-Governors of Placentia, 1713–1770

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Lieutenant-Governors under George I (1713–1727) (Subject to Governor of Nova Scotia and Placentia):
1. John Moody (governor)[1] 1714 1717
2. Martin Purcell (governor) 1717 1717
3. Samuel Gledhill[2][3] 1717 1729
Lieutenant-Governors under George II (1727–1760):
1. Henry Cope[4] 1736 ?1742
1. Otho Hamilton[5] 1744 c.1764
1. Joseph Goreham[6] 1770

Commodore-Governors of Newfoundland, 1729–1825

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Governors under George II (1729–1760):
3. Henry Osborn 1729 1730
4. George Clinton 1731 1731
5. Edward Falkingham 1732 1732
6. The Viscount Muskerry 1733 1734
7. FitzRoy Henry Lee 1735 1737
8. Philip Vanbrugh 1738 1738
9. Henry Medley 1739 1740
10. Thomas Smith 1741 1741
11. John Byng[n 2] 1742 1742
10. Thomas Smith (second time) 1743 1743
12. Sir Charles Hardy 1744 1744
13. Richard Edwards 1745 1745
14. James Douglas Bt 1746 1746
15. John Bradstreet 1747 1747
15. Charles Watson 1748 1748
16. George Brydges Rodney 1749 1749
17. Francis William Drake 1750 1752
18. Hugh Bonfoy 1753 1754
19. Richard Dorrill 1755 1756
20. Richard Edwards 1757 1759
21. James Webb 1760
Governors under George III (1760–1820):
21. cont... 1760
22. Thomas Graves 1761 1763
23. Sir Hugh Palliser 1764 1768
24. John Byron 1769 1771
25. Molyneux Shuldham 1772 1774
26. Robert Duff 1775 1775
27. John Montagu 1776 1778
28. Richard Edwards 1779 1781
29. John Campbell 1782 1785
30. John Elliot 1786 1788
31. Mark Milbanke 1789 1791
32. Sir Richard King Bt 1792 1793
33. Sir James Wallace 1794 1796
34. William Waldegrave 1797 1799
35. Sir Charles Morice Pole Bt 1800 1801
36. James Gambier 1802 1803
37. Sir Erasmus Gower 1804 1806
38. John Holloway 1807 1809
39. Sir John Thomas Duckworth GCB 1810 1812
40. Sir Richard Goodwin Keats 1813 1816
41. Francis Pickmore 1817 1818
42. Sir Charles Hamilton Bt 1818
Governors under George IV (1820–1825):
42. cont... 1825

Civil Governors of Newfoundland, 1825–1855

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Governors under George IV (1825–1830):
43. Sir Thomas John Cochrane 1825
Governors under William IV (1830–1837):
43. cont... 1834
44. Sir Henry Prescott 1834
Governors under Queen Victoria (1837–1855):
44. cont... 1841
45. Sir John Harvey KCH 1841 1846
Robert Law (colonial administrator) 1846 1847
46. Sir John Le Marchant 1847 1852
47. Ker Baillie-Hamilton 1852 1855

Colonial Governors of Newfoundland, 1855–1907

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Governors under Queen Victoria (1855–1901):
48. Sir Charles Henry Darling 1855 1857
49. Sir Alexander Bannerman 1857 1864
50. Sir Anthony Musgrave 1864 1869
51. Sir Stephen John Hill KCMG CB 1869 1876
52. Sir John Hawley Glover KCMG 1876 1881
53. Sir Henry Berkeley Fitzhardinge Maxse KCMG 1881 1883
52. Sir John Hawley Glover (second time) KCMG 1883 1885
54. Sir William Des Vœux 1886 1887
55. Sir Henry Arthur Blake KCMG FRGS FRCI 1887 1889
56. Sir John Terence Nicholls O'Brien 1889 1895
57. Sir Herbert Harley Murray 1895 1898
58. Sir Henry Edward McCallum 1898
Governors under Edward VII (1901–1907):
58. cont... 1901
59. Sir Charles Cavendish Boyle KCMG 1901 1904
60. Sir William MacGregor CB KCMG 1904 1907

Governors of the Dominion of Newfoundland, 1907–1934

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Governors under Edward VII (1907–1910):
60. Sir William MacGregor (continued) CB KCMG 1907 1909
61. Sir Ralph Champneys Williams CMG 1909
Governors under George V (1910–1934):
61. cont... 1913
62. Sir Walter Edward Davidson KCMG CBE 1913 1917
63. Sir Charles Alexander Harris 1917 1922
64. Sir William Allardyce KCMG 1922 1928
65. Sir John Middleton 1928 1932
66. Sir David Murray Anderson KCB KCMG MVO 1933 1934

Commission Governors of Newfoundland, 1934–1949

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Governors under George V (1934–1936):
66. Sir David Murray Anderson (continued) KCB KCMG MVO 1934 1935
67. Sir Humphrey T. Walwyn KCSI KCMG CB DSO 1936
Governors under Edward VIII (1936):
67. cont...
Governors under George VI (1936–1949):
67. cont... 1946
68. Gordon MacDonald 1946 1949

Lieutenant Governors of Newfoundland, 1949–1999

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Governors under George VI (1949–1952):
69. Sir Albert Walsh 1949 1949
70. Sir Leonard Outerbridge CBE DSO 1949
Governors under Elizabeth II (1952–1999):
70. cont... 1957
71. Campbell Leonard Macpherson 1957 1963
72. ρ Fabian O'Dea QC 1963 1969
73. Ewart John Arlington Harnum OC 1969 1974
74. Gordon Arnaud Winter OC 1974 1981
75. William Anthony Paddon OC 1981 1986
76. James McGrath PC 1986 1991
77. Frederick Russell OC CD 1991 1997
78. Arthur Maxwell House OC FRCP 1997 1999

Lieutenant Governors of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1999–present

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Governors under Elizabeth II (1999–present):
78. Arthur Maxwell House OC FRCP 1999 2002
79.[† 1] Edward Roberts CM ONL QC 2002 2008
80. John Crosbie PC OC ONL QC 2008 2013
81. Frank Fagan CM 2013 2018
82. Judy Foote PC 2018 Present
  1. Colour denotes living former lieutenant governors

See also

Notes

  1. The Lord Baltimore became the de facto Governor of Avalon upon the death of his father, the first Baron Baltimore.
  2. John Byng's elder brother, Robert Byng, was the great-great-grandfather of The Viscount Byng of Vimy, who served as Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926.

References

  • Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. "Profiles of Governors". Memorial University of Newfoundland. 
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