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Sir Francis Ellis served as the Acting President of province of Bengal in British India in the year 1693. He was one of the most prominent Colonial administrators of the British East India Company
. Ellis was appointed as the President of Bengal Presidency
on 10 January 1693. He was preceded by Job Charnock, who is considered as the founder of Calcutta (Now Kolkata).
The Bengal Presidency was one of the 3 major Presidencies in British India
, along with Bombay Presidency
and Madras Presidency
. It was initially comprised of east and west Bengal. The region was a colonial region of the British Empire in India
. The territory included the areas of undivided Bengal like Tripura
, West Bengal
and present Bangladesh. The Bengal Presidency proper was established with the signing of the treaties of 1765 between the then Mughal Emperor, the Nawab of Oudh and the authorities of the British East India Company. As a consequence of this, the areas of Bihar
and Bengal were located under the administrative authority of the British East India Company.
Bengal Presidency, unlike the British Presidencies of Madras and Bombay, incorporated the British territories that were situated towards the north of the Central Provinces (now Madhya Pradesh
), from the openings of the river Brahmaputra
and the Ganges River. It also included the regions of British Punjab
and the Himalayas as well. Sir Francis Ellis served in office till 12 August 1693 and was succeeded by Sir Charles Eyre, who acted as the President of the province of Bengal from August 1693 to January 1694.
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