List of colonial governors and administrators of Saint Christopher

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This is a list of viceroys in Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts), from the start of English colonisation in 1623 and French colonisation in 1625, until the island's independence from the United Kingdom as Saint Kitts and Nevis in 1983.

English Governors of Saint Christopher (1623–1666)[edit]

In 1666, war broke between the French and English colonies, and the French gained control of the entire island.

French Governors of Saint-Christophe (1625–1713)[edit]

Between 1690 and 1697, English had control of the entire island.

In 1702, English forces again seized control of the entire island. The Treaty of Utrecht of 1713, finally ceded the entire island to Great Britain.

English Deputy Governors of Saint Christopher (1671–1769)[edit]

The 1667 Treaty of Breda restored the English portions of the island to its owners. In 1671, Saint Christopher joined the British Leeward Islands, which was administered from Antigua by the Governor of the Leeward Islands. Until 1769, a deputy governor was appointed to oversee local affairs.

In 1706, French forces again occupied the island.

Governors of Saint Christopher (1816–1833)[edit]

In 1816, the British Leeward Islands was dissolved, and Saint Christopher was again administered separately.

Lieutenant Governors of Saint Christopher (1833–1870)[edit]

In 1833, the British Leeward Islands was reformed. A lieutenant governor was appointed to oversee Saint Christopher, subordinate to the Governor of Antigua, viceroy in the reformed colony.

Presidents of Saint Christopher (1870–1883)[edit]

Presidents of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla (1883–1888)[edit]

In 1883, Saint Christopher was united with Nevis and Anguilla under a single presidency based in Saint Christopher and named Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla.

Commissioner of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla (1889–1895)[edit]

Administrators of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla (1895–1967)[edit]

Governors of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla (1967–1980)[edit]

Standard of the Governor (1967–1980)

In 1967, Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla became an associated state of the United Kingdom, responsible for its own internal affairs.

Governors of Saint Christopher and Nevis (1980–1983)[edit]

Standard of the Governor (1980–1983)

In 1980, Anguilla achieved separation, and the state was renamed Saint Christopher and Nevis.

On 19 September 1983, Saint Kitts and Nevis achieved independence from the United Kingdom. For a list of viceroys after independence, see Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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