John Hedges (British governor)

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John Hedges was the first acting governor of British East Florida, serving in this office from 20 July to 30 July, 1763.[1] He obtained the keys of the city of Saint Augustine, Florida, at Castillo de San Marcos, from the hands of the former Spanish governor Melchor Feliú,[2] and governed the province until the arrival of Francis Ogilvie.

Hedges arrived in St. Augustine with four companies of the British 1st Regiment from Havana, Cuba.[3]