Anthony Mooyart

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Anthony Mooyart
Acting Governor of Zeylan
In office
13 May 1765 – 7 August 1765
Preceded by Lubbert Jan baron van Eck
Succeeded by Iman Willem Falck
Personal details
Born 1736
Died 1785

Anthony Mooyart (6 December 1698, Jaffna – 1 January 1767, Jaffna) was an acting Governor of Ceylon during the Dutch period in Ceylon. He was appointed on 13 May 1765 and was Governor until 7 August 1765. He was succeeded by Iman Willem Falck.[1]

Mooyart was the son of Nicolaas Mooyart, of Galle, and Johanna van Eschweiler, both burghers from Ceylon. Mooyart studied at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He married Elizabeth Ursula Woutersz in 1725 in Jaffna. By 1739 he was an undermerchant and bookkeeper in Colombo, in 1743 a merchant in Batticaloa and by 1754 an administrator in Jaffna.[2]


  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben. "Dutch Governors". Worldstatesmen. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Genealogy of Antonij Mooyart
Government offices
Preceded by
Lubbert Jan baron van Eck
Governor of Zeylan
Succeeded by
Iman Willem Falck