Charles Zinzan was appointed in the position on 19 November 1684. Bombay Presidency was one of the three main Presidencies in British India, including Bengal Presidency and Madras Presidency. It was originally established in the 17th century at Surat as a trading post for the British East India Company. The province included the territories of modern states of Kandesh and Desh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, regions of Konkan and northwestern Karnataka state. The esrtwhile British province was under the direct rule of the British administration.
The Province of Bombay did not include any of the Princely states of India as the internal administration of these native states was duty of the native princes. However, Bombay Presidency supervised the defence of several native states and also managed the relationship of the rulers of the princely states with the British authorities. Zinzan served in office as the Acting Deputy Governor till the year 1685. He succeeded by John Wyborne, who held office from 1686 to 1688. Charles Zinzan died in the year 1714.
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