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1734 - 1736
AfterJan Macare
1736 - 1736
AfterGustaaf Willem baron van Imhoff
1736 - 1740
Jan Macare
Dutch Governors | Dutch - (1736 - 1736)
Jan Macaré (also Macare, Maccare) (5 July 1686, Middelburg - 8 January 1742, Batavia, Dutch East Indies) was an acting Dutch Governor of Ceylon during an interregnum from 7 June 1736 until 23 July 1736.
 
Macaré was the fifth son of Susanne Willeboorts (1657-1703) and Pieter Pietersz Macaré (1646-1712), merchant in Middelburg. In 1700, his father sold his business in Middelburg to join the Dutch East India Company and sailed with his wife and four youngest children, including Jan, on the ship Oostersteyn from January to September 1702 to Batavia. In January 1703 they sailed to Ceylon, where Pieter had been appointed as a fiscal inspector. Jan's mother died on the way to Ceylon. Jan joined the VOC early on, assisting his father in his work. He moved to Batavia in 1715, where he was schepen in the 1720s. In 1732 he was appointed commander of Galle, so that he returned to Ceylon in October of that year. He disliked the corrupt environment and requested to be returned to Batavia. Before this wish was granted he was asked to take the position of acting governor of Ceylon after the death of governor Domburgh, awaiting the arrival of the newly appointed governor Van Imhoff. On his brief watch the relationship with the king of Kandy improved. In early 1737 he returned to Batavia, where he died in 1742. In Batavia, Macaré had a relation with an Indonesian woman, Suzanna van Macassar, with whom he had a daughter, Johanna Adriana Macaré (1730-1779).
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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
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