Madras States Agency
|Madras States Agency|
|Agency of British India|
|Madras Presidency including the Princely States.|
|•||Establishment of the agency||1923|
|•||Accession to the Indian Union||1948|
- Travancore, title Maharaja, Hereditary salute of 19-guns
- Cochin, title Maharaja, Hereditary salute of 17-guns
- Pudukkottai, title Raja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
- Banganapalle, title Nawab, Hereditary salute of 9-guns
Non-salute state : Sandur
Prior to 1923, the five states have been subject to the government of the Madras Presidency which was represented in each state by a resident usually the District Collector of a neighbouring Madras district. When in 1923, all the states were brought under the direct control of the Government of India, the individual residencies were abolished and replaced with a single unitary agency responsible to the Governor-General of India.
The agency was abolished when India became independent in 1947. Between 1947 and 1950, the Madras states with the exception of Travancore and Cochin were merged with the neighbouring districts of Madras Province.
|#||Name||Took Office||Left Office||Term|
|1||C. W. E. Cotton||26 June 1923||4 May 1926||1|
|2||H. A. B. Vernon (acting)||4 May 1926||11 November 1926||1|
|3||C. W. E. Cotton||9 November 1926||18 April 1928||2|
|4||C. G. Croswaithe||19 April 1928||4 December 1929||1|
|5||A. N. L. Cater||4 December 1929||20 October 1930||1|
|6||H. R. N. Pritchard||20 October 1930||21 November 1932||1|
|7||Donald Muyle Field||21 November 1932||22 February 1935||1|
|8||W. A. M. Garstin||22 February 1935||19 November 1936||1|
|9||Clairmont Percival Skrine||19 November 1936||1 April 1937||1|
On 1 April 1937, the Madras States Agency was converted into a residency and on 1 January 1939, the princely states of Banganapalle and Sandur were transferred to the Mysore Residency.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.