List of Governors of Plymouth
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Not to be confused with List of governors of Plymouth Colony.
Below is a list of those who have held the office of Governor of Plymouth:
Governors of Plymouth
- 1596: Ferdinando Gorges
- 1638–1643: Sir Jacob Astley
- 1643: William Ruthven (Parliamentarian)
- 1644 (?): Col. William II Gould (1615-1644) of Floyer Hayes, Exeter, after whose tenure "Mount Gold" in Plymouth is named. He was buried at St Andrew's, Plymouth.
- 1645–1645: John Robartes, 2nd Baron Robartes
- 1659–1659: John Desborough
- 1660–1661: Sir William Morice
- 1661–1696: John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath
- 1696–1722: Major General Charles Trelawny
- 1722–1745: Charles Churchill
- 1745–1752: John Murray, 2nd Earl of Dunmore
- 1752–1759: John Ligonier, 1st Viscount Ligonier
- 1759–1760: Richard Onslow
- 1760–1784: John Waldegrave, 3rd Earl Waldegrave
- 1784–1805: Lord George Lennox
- 1805–1807: John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham
- 1807–1808: Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake
- 1808–1814: William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe
- 1814–1819: Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond
- 1819–1826: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
- 1826–1830: William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt
- 1830–1842: Rowland Hill, 1st Baron Hill
- No date given for governorship in Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitation of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, pp.344-6, pedigree of Floyer of Floyer Hayes, p.422
- Poulton-Smith, Anthony, South Devon Place Names
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography
- The London Gazette: . 18 June 1745.
- The London Gazette: . 26 March 1805. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
- The London Gazette: . 23 February 1808.
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