UPSC History Expansion Company and Bengal Nawabs Question Bank British Establishment and Regional Powers

  • question_answer Who was Sir George Oxenden?

    A)  First president of Council of Surat

    B)  First governor of Bombay

    C)  First president of Council of Madras

    D)  None of the above

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     Sir George Oxenden was the first Governor of Bombay. In March 1667, Charles II ceded Bombay to the East India Company, and they commissioner Oxenden to take possession of the island of Bombay In August of that year, the court of directors appointed him governor and commander-in-chief of Bombay.

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