Captain Francis Light

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Captain Francis Light

Birthplace: Dallinghoo, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: October 25, 1794 (53)
Penang, Malaysia (Malaria)
Place of Burial: George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Negus and Mary Light
Partner of Martina Martina Light
Father of Sarah Welsh; Colonel William Light; Mary Truran; Francis Lanoon Light and Ann Lukey Hunter
Brother of Peter Light; James Light and Light

Occupation: Captain in the English Army, Superintendent of Penang
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About Captain Francis Light

Wikipedia entry:
"Captain Francis Light (1740 – 25 October 1794)[ was the founder of the British colony of Penang (in modern-day Malaysia) and its capital city of George Town in 1786."

Please note that there is no evidence that William Negus was Light's natural father.

Mayflower History (1901 book about Francis and William Light)

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Captain Francis Light's Timeline

December 15, 1740
Dallinghoo, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
December 15, 1740
Dallinghoo, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
October 15, 1779
Age 38
Tha Rua, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand
April 27, 1786
Age 45
Kuala Kedah, Kedah, Malaysia
Age 48
Pinang, Malaysia
Age 49
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Age 51
October 25, 1794
Age 53
Penang, Malaysia
George Town, Penang, Malaysia