Massachusetts: Colonial Governors: 1692-1776

Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England
16/26 May 1692 - 18/28 Feb 1695 Sir William Phips
Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England (ex officio)
18/28 Feb 1695 - 26 May/8 Jun 1699 William Stoughton [1]
Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England
26 May/8 Jun 1699 - 5/16 Mar 1701 Richard Coote, Earl of Bellomont
Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England (ex officio)
5/16 Mar 1701 - 7/18 Jul 1701 William Stoughton (x)
Council
7/18 Jul 1701 - 11/22 Jun 1702  
Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England
11/22 Jun 1702 - 3/14 Feb 1715 Joseph Dudley [2]
Council
3/14 Feb 1715 - 21 Mar/1 Apr 1715  
Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England
21 Mar/1 Apr 1715 - 9/20 Nov 1715 Joseph Dudley (x)
Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England (ex officio)
9/20 Nov 1715 - 5/16 Oct 1716 William Tailer [3]
Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England
5/16 Oct 1716 - 19/30 Jul 1728 Samuel Shute
19/30 Jul 1728 - 7/18 Sep 1729 William Burnet
Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England (ex officio)
7/18 Sep 1729 - 11/22 Jun 1730 William Dummer [4]
11/22 Jun 1730 - 10/21 Aug 1730 William Tailer (x) [5]
Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England
10/21 Aug 1730 - 14/25 Aug 1741 Jonathan Belcher
14/25 Aug 1741 - 3 Aug 1757 William Shirley
3 Aug 1757 - 2 Aug 1760 Thomas Pownall
2 Aug 1760 - 14 Mar 1771 Francis Bernard
14 Mar 1771 - 17 May 1774 Thomas Hutchinson
17 May 1774 - 17 Mar 1776 Thomas Gage [6][7]

[1] In office as Lieutenant Governor 16/26 May 1692 - 7/18 Jul 1701.
[2] Royal Commission of Joseph Dudley was considered to have expired on 1/12 Feb 1715 in accordance with the resolution passed by the Council 3/14 Feb 1715.
[3] In office as Lieutenant Governor 4/15 Oct 1711 - 5/16 Oct 1716; pending the installation of Elizeus Burges who never takes office.
[4] In office as Lieutenant Governor 5/16 Oct 1716 - 11/22 Jun 1730 (sworn in 10/21 Sep 1729).
[5] In office as Lieutenant Governor 11/22 Jun 1730 - 1/12 Mar 1732; pending the installation of Jonathan Belcher.
[6] Presidents of the Provincial Congress (in dissidence: de facto from 7 Oct 1774, de iure from 5 May 1775)
[7] Leaves Massachusetts 10 Oct 1775 and is continued to be represented by Lieutenant Governor Thomas Oliver to 17 Mar 1776.
Last updated on: 10 Apr 2016 00:22:45