Bombay Presidency was amongst the major Presidencies and provinces of British India. It was one of the 3 main Presidencies in British India, which also included Madras Presidency and Bengal Presidency. Bombay province was originally founded during the 17th century at Surat as a trading post for the British East India Company. The Presidency included the regions of modern Indian states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, territories of Konkan, Kandesh and Desh and northwestern Karnataka state.
The Province of Bombay did not consist of any former Princely States of India as the internal administration of these native states was responsibility of the native rulers. But the Presidency managed the defence of many native states and also supervised the relationship of the rulers of the princely states with the British authorities. Bartholomew Harris served in office till 10 May 1694. He was succeeded by Daniel Annesley, who acted as the Governor of the British Indian Presidency from 10 May 1694 to 17 May 1694.
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