Colonel Hugh Drysdale (died 22 July 1726) was a British governor of colonial Virginia. He was educated at Kilkenny College and Trinity College, Dublin. More officially, his title was Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. He served as governor from September 1722, until his death in July 1726.
Because of the relative peace and calm that marked his time as governor, comparatively little is known about him today. He is generally held to have been a just and competent leader, though some have questioned his ability to govern.
- Squires, William Henry Tappey (1929). Through Centuries Three: A Short History of the People of Virginia. Printcraft Press. p. 262.
- Custis, John (2004). The Letterbook of John Custis IV of Williamsburg, 1717-1741. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 60. ISBN 0-945612-80-X.
- "The Gentry--James River Plantations: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary". Retrieved 13 September 2007.
- Tarter, Brent. "Hugh Drysdale (1672 or 1673–1726)". Encyclopedia Virginia/Dictionary of Virginia Biography. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- Maxwell, William (1850). The Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Companion. Virginia Historical Society. p. 69.
- Campbell, Charles (1860). History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia. J.P. Lippincott & Co. pp. 411–412.
- Flippin, Percy Scott (1918). The Royal Government in Virginia, 1624-1775. Columbia University Press. p. 121.
- Brock, Robert Alonzo (1888). Virginia and Virginians. H.H. Hardesty. p. 39.
|This article about a Virginia politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|