Captains of Vasai

Portuguese controlled Vasai through an administrative structure that included captains appointed by the King of Portugal. The following is a list of the captains who administered Vasai through out their 205 years of rein.

YearCaptainYearCaptain
1535Garcia de Sã1635Rui Dias da Cunha
1536Rui Vaz Pereria1689André Salema
Antonio da Silveria1650Dom Alvero d'Almeida
1537Manuel de Macedo1653Manuel Corte Real Sampaio
1538Rui Lourenco de Tavora1661-64Joaõ de Siqueira de Faria
Garcia de Sã 1667Dom Antonio de Souto Maior
1541 Dom Jeronimo de Menezes1670Manuel Teixeira Franco
1545Dom Jeronimo de Menezes1671Jeronimo Manuel Albuquerque
(e Bacalhao)1672Henrique da Silva de Eça
1548Jorge Cabral1675André Pereira dos Reis
1549Francisco Barreta1677-78Fernando Antonio Souto Maior
1554Francisco de Sã1693Manoel Tavares da Gama
1554-1611No names available1712-17Dom Antonio Vasco de Mello
1611Nuno Vas de Castello Branco1728Francisco Pereira Pinto
1623-26Gasper Pereira1738Joaõ Barbosa Barros
1630Gasper de Mello de Miranda1738Joaõ Xavier Pereira Pinto
1739Caetano de Souza Pereira
Antonio Da Silveira – burnt the city of Bassein and continued the burning and looting to nearby Bombay
Diogo (Heytor) de Sylveira, burnt the entire sea coast from Thana, city of Bassein and areas up to Surat.
General Nuno da Cunha, led the invasion fleet to Capture Bassein.
Statue of Nuno da Cunha in Diu
Garcia de Sâ, fist Portuguese Governor/Captain of Bassein, went on to become governor of Goa.
Jorge Cabral, second Portuguese governor/Captain of Bassein, later went on to become governor of Goa.

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