New York: Colonial Governors: 1674-1688 - Archontology

New York: Colonial Governors: 1674-1688

Lieutenant and Governor General under His Royal Highness James Duke of York and Albany &c., of all his Territories in America
31 Oct/10 Nov 1674 - 27 Aug/6 Sep 1683 Edmund Andros, Seigneur of Sausmarez (from 1677 Sir Edmund Andros) [1][2]
Lieutenant and Governor and Vice Admiral of New York and Dependencies in America [3][4]
27 Aug/6 Sep 1683 - 14/24 Sep 1686 Thomas Dongan
Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Province of New York and the Territories Depending thereon in America [5]
14/24 Sep 1686 - 11/21 Aug 1688 Thomas Dongan 

[1] Also in the Dominion of New England, Virginia and Maryland.
[2] Andros left New York on 7/17 Jan 1681 and sailed for England on 11/21 Jan 1681. Commander-in-Chief Anthony Brockholes administered the government during his absence. Thomas Dongan succeeded Andros as Lieutenant and Governor when his commission was read and published in New York on 27 Aug/6 Sep 1683.
[3] Also in official use: Lieutenant, Governor and Vice Admiral under His Royal Higness of New York and Dependencies in America; Lieutenant, Governor and Vice Admiral of New York and its Dependencies under his Majesty James the Second, By the Grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, Supreme Lord and Proprietor of the Colony and Province of New York and its Dependencies in America &c.
[4] The commission for Dongan issued by command of the Duke 30 Sep/10 Oct 1682 referred to the office as "Lt and Govr within ye lands islands and places" (as defined in the grant of 1674). The "Colony of New York and its Dependencies," however, was used in the instructions to Dongan (27 Jan/6 Feb 1683) and his commission as Vice Admiral (3/13 Oct 1682). After the accession of the Duke of York to the thrones of England and Scotland (6/16 Feb 1685), his former possessions became a crown colony and the "Province of New York" went into official use.
[5] Also in official use: Captain General and Governor-in-Chief and Vice Admiral in and over the Province of New York and its Dependencies thereon in America.
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