Governor of British Mauritius

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Governor of Mauritius
Flag of Governor of Mauritius (1906-1968).svg
Governor of Mauritius Flag (1906-1968)
Appointer Government of the United Kingdom
Precursor Governor of Isle de France
Formation 12 April 1810; 208 years ago (1810-04-12)
First holder Sir Robert Farquhar
Final holder Sir John Shaw Rennie
Abolished 12 March 1968; 50 years ago (1968-03-12)
Succession Governor-General of Mauritius

The British Governor of Mauritius was an official who ruled British Mauritius (now Republic of Mauritius) during the British colonial period between 1810 and 1968. Upon the end of British rule and the independence of Mauritius in 1968, this office was replaced by the Governor-General, who represented the British Monarch and not the Government of the United Kingdom as did the Governor. The office of Governor-General was itself abolished in 1992 and replaced by the post of President when Mauritius became a Republic.

List of Governors (1810–1968)[edit]

A list of British Governors of Mauritius from 1810 to 1968.[1][2]

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure
Took office Left office
British Mauritius
1. Sir Robert Farquhar 4 December 1810 20 May 1823
Henry Warde
Acting for Farquhar
18 April 1811 15 July 1811
Gage John Hall
Acting for Farquhar
10 November 1817 10 December 1818
Sir John Dalrymple
Acting for Farquhar
10 December 1818 6 February 1819
Sir Ralph Darling
Acting for Farquhar
General Ralph Darling.jpg 6 February 1819 6 July 1820
Sir Ralph Darling
Acting
General Ralph Darling.jpg 20 May 1823 12 June 1823
2. Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole by William Dyce.jpg 12 June 1823 17 June 1828
3. Sir Charles Colville Sir Charles Colville.jpg 17 June 1828 3 February 1833
4. Sir William Nicolay 4 February 1833 20 February 1840
James Power
Acting
20 February 1840 16 July 1840
5. Sir Lionel Smith 16 July 1840 2 January 1842
William Staveley
Acting
3 January 1842 21 November 1842
6. Sir William Maynard Gomm Sir William Maynard Gomm by William Salter.jpg 21 November 1842 5 May 1849
Thomas Blanchard
Acting
5 May 1849 8 June 1849
7. Sir George William Anderson 8 June 1849 19 October 1850
William Sutherland
Acting
19 October 1850 8 January 1851
8. Sir James Macaulay Higginson 8 January 1851 20 September 1857
William Sutherland
Acting for Higginson
14 April 1854 18 January 1855
C.M. Hay
Acting for Higginson
18 January 1855 12 June 1855
9. Sir William Stevenson 20 September 1857 9 January 1863
M.G. Johnstone
Acting
10 January 1863 21 August 1863
10. Sir Henry Barkly Henry Barkly.jpg 21 August 1863 3 June 1870
E. Selby Smith
Acting
4 June 1870 21 February 1871
11. Sir Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon.jpg 21 February 1871 18 August 1874
E. Selby Smith
Acting for Hamilton-Gordon
4 June 1870 21 February 1871
Edward Norton
Acting for Hamilton-Gordon
21 October 1871 28 October 1872
Edward Norton
Acting for Hamilton-Gordon
20 January 1873 20 October 1873
Edward Norton
Acting
18 August 1874 21 September 1874
12. Sir Arthur Purves Phayre 21 September 1874 31 December 1878
Sir Frederick Napier Broome
Acting
Broome and Barker.jpg 31 December 1878 4 April 1879
13. Sir George Ferguson Bowen George Bowen b.jpg 4 April 1879 9 December 1880
14. Sir Frederick Napier Broome Broome and Barker.jpg 9 December 1880 5 May 1883
Sir Charles Bruce
Acting
5 May 1883 1 June 1883
15. Sir John Pope Hennessy
Suspended from 14 December 1886 until 12 July 1887
John Pope Hennessy family.jpg 1 June 1883 11 December 1889
Henry Nicholas Duverger-Beyts
Acting for Hennessy
24 September 1884 15 October 1884
Henry Nicholas Duverger-Beyts
Acting for Hennessy
29 September 1886 12 December 1886
Sir Hercules George Robert Robinson
Acting for Hennessy
LordRosmead.jpg 15 December 1886 18 December 1886
William Hanbury Hawley
Acting for Hennessy
18 December 1886 2 July 1887
Sir Francis Fleming
Acting for Hennessy
2 July 1887 11 December 1888
T.E.A. Hall
Acting for Hennessy
11 December 1888 22 December 1888
Sir Francis Fleming
Acting
11 December 1889 17 December 1889
T.E.A. Hall
Acting
17 December 1889 20 December 1889
16. Sir Charles Cameron Lees 21 December 1889 12 March 1892
Sir Hubert Edward Henry Jerningham
Acting
12 March 1892 20 September 1892
17. Sir Hubert Edward Henry Jerningham 20 September 1892 15 January 1897
Charles Anthony King-Harman
Acting for Jerningham
17 January 1894 24 July 1894
Charles Anthony King-Harman
Acting for Jerningham
2 March 1896 19 September 1896
Charles Anthony King-Harman
Acting
15 January 1897 11 May 1897
18. Sir Charles Bruce 11 May 1897 30 October 1903
Sir Graham John Bower
Acting for Bruce
Sir Graham Bower.png 12 July 1900 11 May 1901
Sir Graham John Bower
Acting
Sir Graham Bower.png 30 October 1903 20 August 1904
19. Sir Charles Cavendish Boyle Sir Cavendish Boyle.jpg 20 August 1904 10 April 1911
Sir Graham John Bower
Acting for Boyle
Sir Graham Bower.png 14 April 1906 14 September 1906
Sir Graham John Bower
Acting for Boyle
Sir Graham Bower.png 17 October 1908 23 April 1909
George Smith
Acting
10 April 1911 13 September 1911
20. Sir John Robert Chancellor John Chancellor British High Commissioner 1931.jpg 13 September 1911 28 January 1916
Sir John Middleton
Acting for Chancellor
10 March 1914 22 September 1914
Sir John Middleton
Acting for Chancellor
28 January 1916 18 May 1916
21. Sir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell 18 May 1916 16 August 1924
Sir John Middleton
Acting for Bell
8 February 1919 17 November 1919
Sir Edward Brandis Denham
Acting for Bell
2 February 1921 3 April 1921
Sir Edward Brandis Denham
Acting for Bell
8 May 1922 3 March 1923
Sir Edward Allan Grannum
Acting
16 August 1924 19 February 1925
22. Sir Herbert James Read 19 February 1925 9 December 1929
Sir Edward Allan Grannum
Acting for Read
2 September 1926 17 October 1926
Sir Edward Allan Grannum
Acting for Read
3 August 1927 17 May 1928
Sir Edward Allan Grannum
Acting
9 December 1929 30 August 1930
23. Sir Wilfrid Edward Francis Jackson 30 August 1930 7 June 1937
Edward Walter Evans
Acting for Jackson
24 August 1932 29 April 1933
Edward Walter Evans
Acting for Jackson
3 September 1934 26 October 1934
Edward Walter Evans
Acting for Jackson
7 April 1936 4 December 1936
Edward Walter Evans
Acting
7 June 1937 23 October 1937
24. Sir Bede Edward Hugh Clifford Bede Edmund Hugh Clifford.jpg 23 October 1937 16 April 1942
Sydney Moody
Acting for Clifford
29 January 1940 10 September 1940
Sydney Moody
Acting
16 April 1942 5 July 1942 1940
25. Sir Donald Mackenzie-Kennedy 5 July 1942 5 December 1948
Sydney Moody
Acting for Mackenzie-Kennedy
23 May 1945 3 January 1946
Sydney Moody
Acting for Mackenzie-Kennedy
8 May 1947 10 January 1948
Sir James Dundas Harford
Acting
5 December 1948 26 September 1949
26. Sir Hilary Rudolph Robert Blood 26 September 1949 11 January 1954
Sir James Dundas Harford
Acting for Blood
26 June 1950 17 November 1950
Sir James Dundas Harford
Acting for Blood
22 May 1952 14 October 1952
Sir Robert Newton
Acting
11 January 1954 22 March 1954
27. Sir Robert Scott 22 March 1954 10 July 1959
Sir Robert Newton
Acting for Scott
8 November 1956 18 April 1957
Sir Robert Newton
Acting
10 July 1959 2 November 1959
28. Sir Colville Montgomery Deverell 2 November 1959 10 July 1962
Thomas Douglas Vickers
Acting for Deverell
11 June 1961 20 July 1961
Thomas Douglas Vickers
Acting
10 July 1962 17 September 1962
29. Sir John Shaw Rennie 17 September 1962 12 March 1968
Thomas Douglas Vickers
Acting for Rennie
24 August 1964 30 November 1964
Thomas Douglas Vickers
Acting for Rennie
11 October 1966 28 December 1966

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mauritius". Worldsstatesmen.org. Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Governors". Rulers.org. Retrieved 26 January 2013.