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. Bombay Province was among the 3 presidencies of the former British India along with Bengal Presidency and Madras Presidency. The Presidency included the territories of modern states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, regions of Konkan, Kandesh and Desh and northwestern Karnataka state. Lionel Robert Ashburner served in office till 28 April 1880 and was succeeded by Sir James Fergusson, 6th Baronet GCSI, PC.
Lionel Robert Ashburner was married with Emily Caroline Haggard on 14 July 1873 at Kirkee, Bombay. He died in the year 1907 in Marylebone, London.
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