Bombay Presidency was one of the erstwhile Presidencies and provinces of British India. It was amongst the 3 major British Presidencies, namely the Madras Presidency, the Bengal Presidency and the Bombay Presidency. The province was originally raised as a trading post for the British East India Company at Surat during the 17th century. The Presidency included the regions of Kandesh, Konkan and Desh, the modern states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and northwestern Karnataka state. The state of Bombay (now Mumbai) did not include any of the erstwhile Princely states of India as the internal administration of these former native states was the obligation of the Indian Princes of those regions. However, Bombay Presidency monitored the defensive structure of several native states and also managed the associations of the rulers of the princely states with the British administration.
Sir Richard Bourchier served in office till the year 1760. Sir John Holkell succeeded him as the Governor of Bombay Province.
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