List of governors of São João Baptista de Ajudá

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List of Colonial Heads of Fort of São João Baptista de Ajudá[edit]

Territory located in present-day coastal Benin

Tenure Incumbent Notes
1680 to ???? Jacinto de Figueiredo e Abreu, Governor Portuguese governor of São Tomé and Príncipe authorized to erect a fort in the city of Hweda
17?? to ???? Abandoned
1721 to 1730 Re-foundation of the fort as São João Baptista de Ajudá, under the Portuguese colony of Brazil
1721 to 1730 Francisco Pereira Mendes, Governor  
1730 Under Companhia de Cacheu e Cabo Verde  
1730 to 1732 Francisco Pereira Mendes, Governor  
17?? to 1736 Manuel Correia da Cunha, Governor  
17?? to 1743 João Basílio, Governor  
17?? to 1746 Martinho de Cunha Barbosa, interim Governor  
1746 to 1746 Francisco Nunes Pereira, Governor Usurper
1746 to 1746 Francisco do Espírito Santo, interim Governor  
1746 to 17?? Filipe José de Gouveia, Governor  
17?? to 1752 ..., Governor  
1752 to 1759 Teodósio Rodrigues da Costa, Governor  
1759 to 1760 António Nunes de Gouveia, interim Governor  
1760 to 17?? Félix José de Gouveia, Governor  
17?? to 1790 ..., Governor  
1790 to 1797 Francisco António da Fonseca e Aragão  
April 1797 to ???? Manuel Bastos Varela Pinto Pacheco  
???? to 1817 ..., Governor  
1817 to 18?? Francisco Félix de Sousa, Governor 1st Term
1844 to 1845 Joaquim José Libânio, Governor  
1839 to 1845 ..., Governor  
1845 to 1847/1848 Francisco Félix de Sousa, Governor 2nd Term
1849 to 18?? Quaresma, Governor  
1851 to 1851 Alferes Elerpech, Governor  
1851 to 8 May 1858 Isidoro Félix de Sousa, subordinate Governor  
1852 to 1853 João Justino da Costa, Governor  
1853 to 1858 José Pinheiro de Sousa, Governor  
1858 to 1858 Francisco Félix de Sousa, Governor 3rd Term
1858 to 1861 Abandoned
1861 to 1865 Ceded to French missionaries by the rulers of Dahomey
23 February 1865 Reclaimed by Portugal, under the governors of São Tomé and Príncipe
1865 to 1868 José Maria Borges de Sequeira, Governor  
1868 to 1869 Vital de Bettencourt de Vasconcellos Côrte-Real do Canto, Governor  
1869 to ?1872 Abandoned
?1872 to 187? António Joaquim, Governor  
187? to 1878 Augusto Frutuoso de Figueiredo de Barros, Governor  
1878 to 1879 Lourenço da Rocha, Governor  
1879 to 1881 Lieutenant António José Machado, Governor  
1881 to 1883 ..., Governor  
1883 to 1885 Lieutenant Fernando Gonçalves, Governor  
1885 to 1885 Bernardo Francisco Luís da Cruz, Governor  
1885 to 1885 Lieutenant José Gomes de Sousa, Governor  
1885 to 1886 Lieutenant Francisco Rego, Governor  
1886 to 1887 Major António Domingues Cortez da Silva Curado, Governor  
1887 to 1888 Manuel Francisco Rodrigues Guimarães, Governor  
1888 to 1888 Captain Vicente da Rosa Rolim, Governor 1st Term
1888 to 1890 Manuel José Ferreira dos Santos, Governor 1st Term
1890 to 1890 Carolino Acácio Cordeiro, Governor  
1890 to 1893 Captain Vicente da Rosa Rolim 2nd Term
1893 to 189? Manuel José Ferreira dos Santos, Governor 2nd Term
1897 to 1898 Lieutenant ...Campos, Governor  
1898 to ???? Lieutenant ... Nunes de Aguiar, Governor  
1900 to 19?? Lieutenant António Mendes da Costa, Governor  
19?? to 1905 Lieutenant João de Deus Pires, Governor  
1905 to 1906 Joaquim Luís de Carvalho, Governor  
1906 to 1909 ..., Governor  
1909 to 1911 Sebastião Lousada, Governor  
1911 to 1911 Cândido João de Barros, Governor  
1911 to 1912 Guilherme Spínola de Melo, Governor  
1912 to 19?? ..., Governor  
19?? to 1928 Lieutenant Viriato Henrique dos Anjos Garcez, Governor  
1928 to 1931 Captain Joaquim Sinel de Cordes, Governor  
1932 to 1938 Captain Miguel Maria Pupo Correia, Governor 1st Term
1938 to 1941 Captain José Pimenta Segurado de Avelar Machado, Governor  
1941 to 1942 Jean-Louis Bourjac, Governor Self-proclaimed; not recognized by Portugal
1942 to 1944 José de Vasconcelos e Sá Guerreiro Nuno, interim Governor 1st Term
1944 to 1946 Captain Carlos Alberto de Serpa Soares, Governor  
1946 to 1946 José de Vasconcelos e Sá Guerreiro Nuno, Governor 2nd Term
1946 to 1951 Captain Miguel Maria Pupo Correia, Governor 2nd Term
1951 to 1954 António João Teles Pereira de Vasconcelos, Administrator  
1954 to 1956 Ernesto António Pereira Enes, Administrator  
1956 to 1 August 1961 António Agostinho Saraiva Borges, Intendant  
1 August 1961 Annexed by Dahomey
1975 Annexation gains Portuguese recognition

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