|residency of British Empire|
|-||Anglo–Dutch Treaty of 1824||1824-03-01 1824|
|Today part of||Indonesia|
On 15 October 1817, Stamford Raffles was appointed Governor-General of Bencoolen. During his time as Governor-General, Raffles enacted major reforms, including the abolition of slavery, as well as creating Singapore to provide a new trading port in the region.
- The Singapore Legal System - Kevin YL Tan
- Roberts, Edmund (1837). Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat. New York: Harper & Brothers. p. 34.