Jan Schreuder
1757 - 1762
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1762 - 1765
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1765 - 1765
Lubbert Jan baron van Eck
Dutch Governors | Dutch - (1762 - 1765)
Lubbert Jan baron van Eck (26 March 1719, Velp - 1 April 1765, Colombo) was the 31st Governor of Ceylon during the Dutch period in Ceylon.
 
Van Eck was the son of Samuel van Eck (1691-1760) and Jacoba Wilhelmina Maria Couttis (c.1695-1740). He inherited the title "Baron" and "lord of Overbeek" from his father. He joined the Dutch East India Company in March 1732. From June 1740 to April 1741 he sailed as "undermerchant" with the ship "Huis van Foreest" to Batavia, Dutch East Indies. In June 1747 he departed to Negapatnam in souther India. By 1748 he had become opperhoofd of Porto Novo, In 1754 he became opperhoofd of Paliacatta. In 1758 he was appointed governor of Coromandel, which function he took in practise in April 1759. Finally, he was appointed Governor of Ceylon on 29 May 1761, but only took over the leadership on February 18, 1762.
 
Van Eck became governor during a war with the Kingdom of Kandy (1761-1766), started when king Kirti Sri Rajasinha invaded and conquered a number of cities and provinces with the aid of Dutch rebels. In 1762 Van Eck managed to recapture the cities of Matara and Hanwella from the Kandyans. An effort to put a Siamese prince, who had visited Ceylon and had powerful backers among Kandyans, on the Kandyan throne failed. Peace negotiations in 1763 failed as well. With backing of the VOC, Van Eck led two invasion in the Kingdom, but he died in office while the second invasion was still not completed. Iman Willem Falck, his successor, following the acting governor Anthony Mooyart, finally was victorious and the agreement signed in February 1766 was the start of continued peace between the Dutch and Kandyans until the departure of the first from the island in 1798.
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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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