List of Governors of British Honduras

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[1] This is a list of viceroys in British Honduras and Belize from the start of British settlement in the area until the colony's independence in 1981. Until 1862, the territory was under the vice-regency of the Governor of Jamaica, and administered by a Superintendent. After this is was a colony in its own right, and administered by a Lieutenant Governor, still subordinate to Jamaica. In 1884, the colony gained its own governor, independent of Jamaica.

In 1973 the colony's name was changed to Belize and in 1981 it gained independence. For a list of viceroys after independence, see Governor-General of Belize.

Superintendents of British Honduras (1742–1862)[edit]

(vacant)

Lieutenant Governors of British Honduras (1862–1884)[edit]

In 1862, the territory became a crown colony, and was subsequently administered by a Lieutenant Governor, subordinate to the Governor of Jamaica.

Governors of British Honduras (1884–1973)[edit]

In 1884, the colony was severed from its dependency to Jamaica and gained its own Governor.

Governors of Belize (1973–1981)[edit]

On 1 June 1973, the colony of British Honduras was renamed Belize.

On 21 September 1981 Belize gained independence from the United Kingdom. For viceroys of Belize after independence, see Governor-General of Belize.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belize Advertiser, 1839/41