The authority of the British Presidency Armies was later transferred to the British Empire in India from the British East India Company after the Government of India Act 1858 was authorized. The Presidency Armies, namely the Bengal Army, the Madras Army and the Bombay Army were amalgamated to raise the British Indian Army in the year 1903.
The 7th Madras Native Cavalry was also known as the 7th Madras Light Cavalry. The 1st troop of cavalry unit in Madras Presidency was formed in the year 1748. However regular administration took place after 1784. The seniority of the cavalry regiments varied as per to the age of the Commanding Officer until 1788. Subsequently, the regimental number also changed. By the year 1804, around 8 regiments of the Madras Light Cavalry were raised under the British East India Company. The regiment did not participate in the 1857 rebellion and remained loyal to the British authorities. The unit was re-designated as the 7th Madras Light Cavalry in 1819.
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