Hugh Drysdale

Colonel Hugh Drysdale[1] (died 22 July 1726)[2] was an American governor of colonial Virginia.[3][4] He was educated at Kilkenny College and Trinity College, Dublin.[5] More officially, his title was Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia.[6] He served as governor from September 1722, until his death in July 1726.[7]

Because of the relative peace and calm that marked his time as governor, comparatively little is known about him today.[8] He is generally held to have been a just and competent leader,[2] though some have questioned his ability to govern.[9]

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  1. ^ Squires, William Henry Tappey (1929). Through Centuries Three: A Short History of the People of Virginia. Printcraft Press. p. 262.
  2. ^ a b Custis, John (2004). The Letterbook of John Custis IV of Williamsburg, 1717-1741. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 60. ISBN 0-945612-80-X.
  3. ^ "The Gentry--James River Plantations: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary". Retrieved 13 September 2007.
  4. ^ Tarter, Brent. "Hugh Drysdale (1672 or 1673–1726)". Encyclopedia Virginia/Dictionary of Virginia Biography. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  5. ^ Alumni Dublinenses : a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593-1860)" Burtchaell, George Dames/Sadleir, Thomas Ulick (Eds) p247: Dublin, Alex Thom and Co, 1935
  6. ^ Maxwell, William (1850). The Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Companion. Virginia Historical Society. p. 69.
  7. ^ Campbell, Charles (1860). History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia. J.P. Lippincott & Co. pp. 411–412.
  8. ^ Flippin, Percy Scott (1918). The Royal Government in Virginia, 1624-1775. Columbia University Press. p. 121.
  9. ^ Brock, Robert Alonzo (1888). Virginia and Virginians. H.H. Hardesty. pp. 39.

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