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List of governors of Barbados

Flag of the governor of Barbados (1870–1966)

This article contains a list of viceroys in Barbados from its initial colonisation in 1627 by England until it achieved independence in 1966. From 1833 to 1885, Barbados was part of the colony of the Windward Islands, and the governor of Barbados represented the monarch in all the Windward Islands. In 1885 Barbados became an independent colony again.

Governors of Barbados (1627–1833)

Governors of Barbados and the Windward Islands (1833–1885)

In 1833, Barbados became part of the newly formed colony of the Windward Islands, and the Governor of Barbados became viceroy over the new colony as well.

Governors of Barbados (1885–1966)

In 1885, Barbados's oversight of the Windward Islands was ended, and a separate Governor of the Windward Islands was installed in Grenada.

On 30 November 1966, Barbados achieved independence from the United Kingdom. For a list of viceroys in Barbados after independence, see Governor-General of Barbados.

See also


  1. ^ Wilson, J. G.; Fiske, J., eds. (1900). "Spry, William" . Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
  2. ^ "No. 27245". The London Gazette. 9 November 1900. p. 6854.


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