Captain John Lightfoot, II

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Captain John Lightfoot, II

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: circa 1686 (59-67)
Surinam, South America, West Indies
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. John Lightfoot and Elizabeth Lightfoot
Husband of Elizabeth Lightfoot, II and Elizabeth Lightfoot
Father of Frances Fox; Colonel John Lightfoot, III; Frances Fox; Goodrich Lightfoot and Sherwood Lightfoot
Brother of Francis Lightfoot; Jane Meacham; George Lightfoot; Edmund Lightfoot; William Lightfoot and 5 others

Occupation: Captain of the Royal Navy operating in the waters off Virginia
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About Captain John Lightfoot, II

Records show that John II followed briefly in his father's footsteps attending both Lincoln College and Gray's Inn Law School (1641-1643). He does not appear to have practiced law for any extensive period leaving the family profession to his younger brothers William and Richard. John II is identified as a Captain of the Royal Navy operating in the waters off Virginia in 1666. His ship was lost in that year. He also commanded the HMS Covertine of London which returned from a voyage to Virginia in 1670. He migrated with his two sons to America shortly therefater. On 10 June 1670, he was appointed Auditor General of Virginia to replace Thomas Stegge who had died in office. English records clearly establish that John II died in the West Indies (Surinam) or the waters therof in 1686.

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Captain John Lightfoot, II's Timeline

March 1622
London, Middlesex, England
Age 9
February 14, 1643
Age 20
Middlesex County, England
Age 63
Surinam, South America, West Indies