The Bombay Presidency was one of the Presidencies and provinces of British India. It was first founded 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. Birdwood served in office till 18 February 1895 and was succeeded by Sir William Mansfield, 1st Viscount Sandhurst GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, PC.
Herbert Mills Birdwood was married with Edith Marion Sidonie Impey, who was the daughter of Sergeant Major Elijah George Halhed Impey. The couple had 6 children including William Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood, who eventually held the rank of Field Marshal; and Halhed Brodrick Birdwood, who later held the rank of Brigadier General in the British military.
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