Bombay Presidency was one of the Presidencies and provinces of British India. It was amongst the 3 major Presidencies in British India, which also included Madras Presidency and Bengal Presidency. Bombay province was first established in the 17th century at Surat as a trading post for the British East India Company. The Presidency included the territories of modern states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, regions of Konkan, Kandesh and Desh and northwestern Karnataka state.
The Province of Bombay did not include any 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.
Charles Crommelin held the office as the Governor till 27 January 1767. He was succeeded by Thomas Hodges who served from 27 January 1767 to 23 February 1771. Crommelin died in the year 1788.
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