Richard Dorrill

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Richard Dorill (c. 1719 – 1 January 1762) was a naval officer and colonial governor of Newfoundland, died in Bath, England.

Dorill joined the Royal Navy in 1732 and was appointed Governor of Newfoundland in May 1755. He upheld Britain's commands regarding its inhabitants and his intolerance of the Irish Catholic. He had a Roman Catholic priest arrested for officiating at mass in Harbour Grace.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hugh Bonfoy
Governor of Newfoundland
1755–1755
Succeeded by
Richard Edwards