Prior to Georgeland's independence in 1891 from the United Kingdom, Georgeland was governed as a British overseas possession. The Colony of Georgeland recieved its first official Governor in 1797. The early Governors had total control over the colony, and were all military officers. Over time, a more responsible form of government developed, and by the 1860s the Governor had become a ceremonial position, with power held by the Colonial Assembly and the Chief Minister of the Colony of Georgeland.
List of Governors of the Colony of Georgeland
- Captain Roger Leechworth 1797-1804
- Captain John Galloway 1804-1814
- Commodore Sir Arthur Harrow 1814-1819
- Colonel Sir George Fremont 1819-1831
- Admiral Sir Charles Barrow, later Lord Barrow 1831-1837
- Captain Andrew McDonnell 1837-1843
- Earl of Leicester 1843-1853
- Baron Whitley 1853-1860
- Alexander Cameron Dulles, later Viscount Dulles 1860-1866
- Charles Douglas Cameron, later Viscount Cameron 1866-1870
- Admiral Sir Charles Edward Fox 1870-1878
- Sir Daniel White 1878-1885
- Arthur Paddock, Baron Paddock 1885-1891
Following the adoption of the Georgeland Governance Act in 1891, and the signature of Queen Victoria on that act, Georgeland became a self-governing Dominion. The position of Governor was replaced by that of Governor-General of Georgeland.