Philip VanBrugh


Philip VanBrugh

Philip VanBrugh (? – 1753) naval officer and Commodore Governor of Newfoundland, born England.

VanBrugh was appointed governor of Newfoundland in 1738. During his term as governor, VanBrugh had recorded information about the nature of the fishery and tallying the inhabitants of Twillingate and Fogo.

Service history::* 1710 entered the Royal Navy as captain of the "Speedwell",:* 1738 appointed Governor of Newfoundland,:* 1739 appointed a Commissioner of the Navy at Plymouth.

See also

* Governors of Newfoundland
* List of people of Newfoundland and Labrador

External links

* [http://www.heritage.nf.ca/govhouse/governors/g06.html Biography at Government House "The Governorship of Newfoundland and Labrador"]


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