Willem Jacob van de Graaf
1785 - 1794
AfterJohan van Angelbeek
1794 - 1796
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Johan van Angelbeek
Dutch Governors | Dutch - (1794 - 1796)
Johan Gerard van Angelbeek, (1727, Wittmund – 2 September 1799, Colombo)[1] was a Dutch colonial officer who commanded Dutch forces on the island of Ceylon during the colony's final year in the Dutch Empire before its seizure by a British expeditionary force.
 
Van Angelbeek was born in East Frisia in 1727 and in 1754 travelled to India and Batavia, returning to the Netherlands in 1755. In 1756, he joined the Dutch East India Company returning to the Indian Ocean and serving as a merchant at Batavia and in Bengal. In 1764 he took an official position in the capital of Dutch Ceylon at Colombo and in 1767 moved to the port of Tuticorin in India, serving as Koopman and eventually becoming senior official of the port in 1770, retaining the position until 1783.
 
In 1783, Van Angelbeek was made governor of Malabar, and in 1787 was appointed as the governor of all Dutch India. In 1794, during the French Revolutionary Wars, Van Angelbeek took command of the Dutch colony of Ceylon, and was in command when a British expeditionary force arrived the following year. Most of the Dutch ports fell rapidly, Colombo the last to surrender in February 1796. He remained in Colombo during the British occupation, dying in 1799. He was the last Dutch governor of the colony as the British retained it for 152 years. He was married to Jacomina Lever and had two children, both his son Christian and his son-in-law Willem Jacob van de Graaf were prominent in the administration of the Dutch Indian Ocean colonies.
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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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