Francis Pickmore

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Francis Pickmore
Born c.1756
Chester, Cheshire, England
Died 24 February 1818
St. John's, Newfoundland
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral

Vice Admiral Francis Pickmore (c. 1756 – 24 February 1818) naval officer and colonial governor.

Naval career[edit]

Pickmore spent his early naval career in Newfoundland as a lieutenant in 1777 and by 1814 he had reached the rank of vice-admiral. He was appointed governor of Newfoundland in 1816.[1] Pickmore's term was marked by strife and severe economic depression that had hit the island following the Napoleonic wars and influx of Irish immigrants. Pickmore is noted as the first governor of Newfoundland to stay the winter. He died in St. John's and Captain John Bowker, a senior officer under Pickmore's command, acted as governor until Governor Sir Charles Hamilton arrived.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Francis Pickmore". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Richard Goodwin Keats
Commodore Governor of Newfoundland
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Hamilton