Ryklof van Goens de jonge
1675 - 1679
AfterLaurens van Pyl
1679 - 1693
AfterThomas van Rhee
1693 - 1695
Laurens van Pyl
Dutch Governors | Dutch - (1679 - 1693)
Laurens van Pyl was a Dutch colonial administrator who held the post of Governor of Dutch Ceylon. He was appointed in 3 December 1680 and was Governor until 19 June 1693. He was succeeded by Thomas van Rhee.[1]
 
He gave new meaning to the Ceylon policy that the VOC was forced to formulate after the King of Kandy in 1670 a number of areas had recaptured. Arrow tried to maintain good relations with the powerful empire in the interior and in 1683 was still some areas off the kingdom. King Rajasinghe II showed a number of Europeans who have been years in captivity were free. After the accession of Vimaladharmasurya II in December 1687 two envoys visited the governor stating all slaves who kept chained Company released him. However, the port on the west coast in the hands of the Company and the rest of the coast was blocked so that trade with the outside world was dominated entirely by the Company. Arrow tried with an ordinance against the pursuit and dissemination of Roman Catholicism (1 July 1682) the influence of these "valsse and false doctrine" to contain. There were "Veele creatures of Portugeesen" within the colony and their meetings and were now "miss off other exercitiën of the Romish ceremonies pauselijcke off" forbidden. Under his rule and that of his successor Rhee was the flora of the island studied and watercolors depicted.
RULERS
Dutch Governors
1. Willem Jacobszoon Coster1640 - 1640
2. Jan Thyszoon Payart1640 - 1646
3. Joan Maetsuyker1646 - 1650
4. Jacob van Kittensteyn1650 - 1653
5. Adriaan van der Meyden1653 - 1660
6. Rijckloff van Goens1660 - 1661
7. Adriaan van der Meyden1661 - 1663
8. Rijckloff van Goens1663 - 1663
9. Jacob Hustaert1663 - 1664
10. Adriaen Roothaes1664 - 1665
11. Rijckloff van Goens1665 - 1675
12. Ryklof van Goens de jonge1675 - 1679
13. Laurens van Pyl1679 - 1693
14. Thomas van Rhee1693 - 1695
15. Paulus van Rhoo1695 - 1695
16. Gerrit de Heere1697 - 1702
17. Cornelis Joan Simons1703 - 1707
18. Hendrik Becker1707 - 1716
19. Isaak Augustyn Rumpf1716 - 1723
20. Arnold Moll1723 - 1724
21. Johannes Hertenberg1724 - 1725
22. Joan Paul Schaghen1725 - 1726
23. Petrus Vuyst1726 - 1729
24. Stephanus Versluys1729 - 1732
25. Gualterus Woutersz1732 - 1732
26. Jacob Christiaan Pielat1732 - 1734
27. Diederik van Domburg1734 - 1736
28. Jan Macare1736 - 1736
29. Gustaaf Willem baron van Imhoff1736 - 1740
30. Willem Maurits Bruyninck1740 - 1742
31. Daniel Overbeek1742 - 1743
32. Julius Valentyn Stein van Gollenesse1743 - 1751
33. Gerard Joan Vreeland1751 - 1752
34. Jacob de Jong1752 - 1752
35. Joan Gideon Loten1752 - 1757
36. Jan Schreuder1757 - 1762
37. Lubbert Jan baron van Eck1762 - 1765
38. Anthony Mooyart1765 - 1765
39. Iman Willem Falck1765 - 1785
40. Willem Jacob van de Graaf1785 - 1794
41. Johan van Angelbeek1794 - 1796
WORKS
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