Bombay Presidency was one of the former Presidencies and provinces of British India. It was amongst the 3 major British Presidencies, namely the Bengal Presidency, the Madras Presidency and the Bombay Presidency. Bombay Presidency was initially developed at Surat as a trading post for the British East India Company during the 17th century. The Presidency included the regions of modern states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, regions of Kandesh, Konkan and Desh and northwestern Karnataka state.
Sir John Horne served in office till 7 April 1739 and was succeeded by Sir Stephen Law, who served as Governor of Bombay Province from 7 April 1739 to 15 November 1742.
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