The Presidency of Bombay in British India was one of the Presidencies and provinces of British India. Bombay was among the 3 presidencies of the former British India along with Bengal Presidency and Madras Presidency. 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. Sir James Monteath CIE served in office till 12 December 1903 and was succeeded by Sir Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Cochrane Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, GCMG, GCIE.
Sir James Monteath was knighted with of Companion The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (CIE).
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