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. James Braithwaite Peile served in office till 30 March 1885 and was succeeded by Donald James Mackay, 11th Lord Reay KT, GCSI, GCIE, PC, DL, JP.
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