Iman Willem Falck
1765 - 1785
AfterWillem Jacob van de Graaf
1785 - 1794
AfterJohan van Angelbeek
1794 - 1796
Willem Jacob van de Graaf
Dutch Governors | Dutch - (1785 - 1794)
Willem Jacob van de Graaf (28 May 1736 or 1737, Huissen - 10 December 1804, Utrecht) was the 35th Governor of Zeylan during the Dutch period in Ceylon.
 
Willem Jacob was the third child of Sebastiaan van de Graaf, Major of Cavalry in the Army of the United Provinces, and Geertruid van Vinceler. At the age of 18, Van de Graaf left on the ship Blijdorp for Ceylon, where he became a merchant in Galle. There, in 1862, he married Agnita Clara Samlant (1745-1773), the daughter of the Commander of Galle and Mat. They had five children. In 1766 he became "head of the Mahabadde" in Colombo, the civil servant in charge of the economically important cinnamon cultivation. After the death of his first wife, he married Christina Elisabeth van Angelbeek (1756-1792), with whom he had 11 children, two sons and one daughter of which survived childhood.
 
He was appointed Governor of Ceylon on 7 February 1785 until he was requested in 1793 to become first Counsillor and Director-General of the Dutch Settlement in India (in Suratte). On 15 July 1794 he was succeeded as governor by his father-in-law, Johan van Angelbeek.[2] He retired to the estate De Liesbosch south of the city Utrecht, where he died in 1804.
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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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