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.
- Biography at Government House The Governorship of Newfoundland and Labrador
- "Richard Dorrill". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.
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