Sir Francis Hincks, PC (December 14, 1807 – August 18, 1885) was a Canadian politician. Born in Cork, Ireland, he was the son of Thomas Dix Hincks an orientalist, naturalist and Presbyterian minister and the brother of Edward Hincks orientalist, naturalist and clergyman. He moved to York in 1832 and set up an importing business there. He rented property from William Warren Baldwin and his son, Robert Baldwin, becoming friends with the family.
Sir Mark Aitchison Young, GCMG (30 June 1886 – 12 May 1974, 楊慕琦) was a British administrator who became the Governor of Hong Kong during the years immediately before and after the Japanese occupation of the territory.
Robert Byng (1703–1740) was the third son of George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington by his wife Margaret Master. On 19 December 1734 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan Forward, and by her had issue, including an eldest son, George, born 1735. This George, later of Wrotham Park, was the father of John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford. Robert Byng served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Plymouth from 1728 to 1739 and as Governor of Barbados from May 1739.
Sir Alfred William Lungley Savage (1903 – 1980) was the colonial Governor of British Guiana in 1953-55. On 9 October 1953 he dismissed the democratically elected government of Dr. Cheddi Jagan, established an interim government and called in British troops, citing concerns about Communist influence. This took place just months after Jagan took office in 1953. He was replaced by Sir Patrick Renison in 1955.
Thomas Gage, 1st Viscount Gage Bt (bef. 1702 – December 21, 1754) was the son of Joseph Gage of Sherborne Castle and Elizabeth Penruddock. He married Benedicta Maria Theresa Hall (daughter of Henry Benedict Hall and Frances Fortescue) in 1717. Gage's first son was born in 1718. Gage also had a daughter, Theresa, and a son Thomas Gage who would go on to fame as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in British America at the beginning of the American Revolution.
Sir William Robinson (1836 - 1912) was a British colonial governor who was the last Governor of Trinidad and the first Governor of the merged colony of Trinidad and Tobago. He was also the 11th Governor of Hong Kong.
Field Marshal Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere GCB, GCH, KSI, PC (14 November 1773 – 21 February 1865), British field-marshal and colonel of the 1st Life Guards, was the second son of Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, 5th Baronet of Combermere Abbey, Shropshire, and was born on 14 November 1773, at Lleweni Hall in Denbighshire. He served under Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War with distinction.
Sir Charles Henry Darling KCB (born 19 February 1809 – died 25 January 1870) was a British colonial governor. He was born at Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, the son of Major-General Henry Darling and nephew of General Sir Ralph Darling. He was educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst and served in the military in Barbados, the Windward Islands, and Jamaica with the 57th Foot. He started his colonial service while in Jamaica and became Lieutenant-Governor of St. Lucia in 1847.
Francis Humberston Mackenzie, 1st Baron Seaforth FRS (9 June 1754–11 January 1815) was a British politician and general. When he was about twelve he suffered from scarlet fever which resulted in his losing his hearing and almost all speech, from this he was known as MacCoinnich Bodhar (Deaf Mackenzie) in Gaelic. He nearly recovered the use of his tongue but during the last two years of his life, mourning the deaths of his four sons, he never made the attempt to articulate.
This page 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.
General Sir Lionel Smith, 1st Baronet GCB GCH (9 October 1778 – 2 January 1842) was a British diplomat, colonial administrator, and soldier. His mother was noted writer and feminist Charlotte Turner Smith. Smith was Governor of Tobago in 1833 and then Governor of Barbados, Viceroy of the colony of Winward Islands and Grenada from 1833 to 1836. He was awarded a Baronetcy on 19 July 1838 for his service as Governor of Jamaica from 1836 to 1839.