The Presidency included the regions of modern states of Gujarat, regions of Konkan, Maharashtra, northwestern Karnataka state, Kandesh and Desh. The erstwhile British province was under the direct rule of the British administration. The Province of Bombay did not consist any of the earlier Princely States of India, as the internal governance of these states was duty of the native princes. However, Bombay Presidency managed the defence of many native states and also monitored the relationship of the rulers of the princely states with the British administration.
Sir Stephen Law held the office till 15 November 1742. He was succeeded by John Geekie, who acted as the Governor from 15 November 1742 to 26 November 1742. Later Law went back to England and resided to Broxbourne Manor, Broxbourne.
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