In 1790, Sultan Abdullah formed an army to take over the island and to get rid of Dutch and English, but was defeated. After one year, in 1791, Sultan Abdullah handed over Penang Island to the British and signed an agreement with them. After Francis Light’s death on 21st October, 1794, Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Wellesley took over the charge of Penang Island. In 1800, Sir George Leith, captured a part of the Island across the channel and named it Province Wellesley. Soon after this, Sir Goerge Leith became the Governor of the Prince of Wales Island. In 1805, the honorable Philip Dundas started ruling the Island. Penang was taken over by Singapore as the capital of the Straits Settlements in 1935.