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Thomas Broddyll acted as the President of Bengal Presidency
in the former undivided India during the 18th century. He served in the position from the year 1739 to 1746, under the rule of the British Empire in India
. Broddyll was also one of the most eminent Colonial administrators of the British East India Company
. He was appointed as the President of the province of Bengal on 29 January 1739. Broddyll was preceded by John Stackhouse
as the President of Bengal who served in office from 25 February 1732 to 29 January 1739.
The Bengal Presidency was one of the 3 major Presidencies in British India, along with Bombay Presidency
and Madras Presidency
. It was originally comprised east and west Bengal and was a colonial region of the British Empire in India
. The region included the territories of undivided Bengal like West Bengal
and modern Bangladesh. The Bengal Presidency proper was formed with the signing of the treaties of 1765 between the Nawab of Oudh, the Mughal Emperor and the authorities of the British East India Company. As a result of this the regions of Orissa
and Bengal were placed under the administrative control of the British East India Company.
Unlike the British Provinces of Bombay and Madras, Bengal Presidency included the British territories located towards the north of the Central Provinces (now Madhya Pradesh
), from the openings of the river Brahmaputra
and the Ganges River. It also incorporated areas in British Punjab
and the Himalayas as well. Thomas Broddyll served in office as the President of the province of Bengal till 4 February 1746 and was succeeded by 4 February 1746 as the President of Bengal province who held the position from 4 February 1746 to 18 April 1748.
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