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Governors General of British North America (1763 - 1867)

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The following table lists the Governors General of British North America from 1763 to 1867. Not all of these early Governors General were involved enough in Canada to be considered important to the creation and development of the country.

Name Term(s) Managed Ancestors Added Descendents Added State of Biography
General James Murray 1763 - 1766 No Yes Yes Acceptable (Needs translation)
Sir Guy Carleton 1766 - 1778, 1778 - 1786 No Yes No Minimal
General Sir Frederick Haldimand 1778 No No No Minimal
General Robert Prescott 1786 - 1808 No No Some Minimal (Needs translation)
Lieutenant General Sir James Craig 1808 - 1811 No Yes Some Good (Needs translation)
Lieutenant General Sir George Prevost 1811 - 1815 No Some Some Good (Needs translation)
Lieutenant General Gordon Drummond 1815 - 1816 No Yes No Minimal
Sir John Coape Sherbrooke 1816 - 1818 No Yes No Minimal
Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond 1818 - 1820 No Yes Yes Minimal
George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie 1820 - 1828 Notables Project Yes Yes Acceptable (Needs translation)
Major General Sir James Kempt 1828 - 1830 No No No Missing
Matthew Whitworth-Aylmer, 5th Baron Aylmer 1830 - 1835 No Some No Minimal
Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford 1835 - 1838 No Yes Some Acceptable (Needs translation)
John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham 1838 - 1839 No Yes Yes Good (Needs translation)
Charles Edward Poulett Thomson, Baron Sydenham 1839 - 12 Jan 1842 No Yes No children Good (Needs translation)
Sir Charles Bagot 12 Jan 1842 - 19 May 1843 No Yes Yes Minimal
Sir Charles Theophilus Metcalfe 30 May 1843 - 26 Nov 1845 Yes Yes No Acceptable (Needs translation)
Charles Murray Cathcart, Earl of Cathcart 26 Nov 1845 - 30 Jan 1847 No Yes Yes Good (Needs translation)
James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine 30 Jan 1847 - 19 Dec 1854 No Yes Yes Minimal (Needs translation)
Sir Edmund Walker Head 19 Dec 1854 - 25 Oct 1861 No Yes No Acceptable (Needs translation)
Charles Stanley, Viscount Monck of Ballytrammon 25 Oct 1861 - 30 Jun 1867 Yes Yes Yes Good (Needs translation)




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