List of Governors-General: 1774-1858

Governors-General of India, 1774–1858

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Name

Began

Ended

Warren Hastings 20 October 1784 1 February 1785
Sir John MacPherson
(Provisional)
1 February 1785 12 September 1786
The Earl Cornwallis
(from 1792, The Marquess Cornwallis)
12 September 1786 28 October 1793
Sir John Shore 28 October 1793 March 1798
Sir Alured Clarke
(Provisional)
March 1798 18 May 1798
The Earl of Mornington
(from 1799, The Marquess Wellesley)
18 May 1798 30 July 1805
The Marquess Cornwallis 30 July 1805 5 October 1805
Sir George Hilario Barlow
(Provisional)
10 October 1805 31 July 1807
The Lord Minto 31 July 1807 4 October 1813
The Earl of Moira
(from 1817, The Marquess of Hastings)
4 October 1813 9 January 1823
John Adam
(Provisional)
9 January 1823 1 August 1823
The Lord Amherst
(from 1826, The Earl Amherst)
1 August 1823 13 March 1828
William Butterworth Bayly
(Provisional)
13 March 1828 4 July 1828
Lord William Bentinck 4 July 1828 20 March 1835
Sir Charles Metcalfe
(Provisional)
20 March 1835 4 March 1836
The Lord Auckland
(from 1839, The Earl of Auckland)
4 March 1836 28 February 1842
The Lord Ellenborough 28 February 1842 June 1844
William Wilberforce Bird
(Provisional)
June 1844 23 July 1844
Sir Henry Hardinge
(from 1846, The Viscount Hardinge)
23 July 1844 12 January 1848
The Earl of Dalhousie
(from 1849, The Marquess of Dalhousie)
12 January 1848 28 February 1856
The Viscount Canning 28 February 1856 1 November 1858

 

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