Bombay Presidency was one of the 3 main Presidencies and provinces of British India, which also included Madras Presidency and Bengal Presidency. The province was initially established as a trading post for the British East India Company during the 17th century at Surat. The Presidency included the regions of modern states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, regions of Konkan, Kandesh and Desh, and northwestern state of Karnataka.
The Province of Bombay did not include any of the erstwhile Princely States of India as the native rulers of the state were responsible for the internal administration of these native states. However the Bombay Presidency supervised the defence of several Indian princely states and also managed the relationship of the states and their rulers with the British authorities.
Nicholas Waite held the position till September 1708. He was succeeded by Sir William Aislabie who served as the Deputy Governor of Bombay Province from September 1708 to 11 October 1715.
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