|President of Fort St George (Madras)|
14 January 1744 – 1746
|Preceded by||Richard Benyon|
|Succeeded by||John Hinde (in exile in Fort St David)
Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais (French governor of Madras)
Nicholas Morse (died 28 May 1772) the great-grandson of the British statesman and revolutionary Oliver Cromwell and served as the last President of Madras before the Battle of Madras and the French occupation of Fort St George and its surroundings in 1746.
Morse's Presidency was short and was characterised by hostilities between the British and the French. This hostilities culminated in 1746 by the occupation of Madras by the French under Bertrand François Mahé de La Bourdonnais ending Morse's short tenure.
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