Inventory of the archives of the Secretary, Council of Police, 1649 - 1795
Declarations
2391 - 2659
Declarations
1652 - 1791
 
Records in this series have occasionally been removed from the volumes which they were bound in and chronologically placed in the correct volumes. The transfer of such volumes have not always been mentioned in footnotes, but supplied in a separate table (see Annexure 2).
It was not always possible to place records in this series in chronological order.
2391
1652 Sept 4 - 1660 Feb 16
 
Also contains copies.
2392
1660 Mar 22 - 1662 Jul 24
 
Also contains copies which was compiled during the period 28 Dec 1659 - 7 Apr 1660 on board the Zierikzee.
2393
1662 Aug 3 - 1665 Jul 29
 
Contains two German records, dated 9 Nov 1663 and 24 Nov 1663.
Contains a few undated records and fragments at the back of this volume.
2394
1665 Aug 31 - 1670 Apr 24
 
2395
1670 Jun 9 - 1671 Jan 16
 
Contains a few undated records from vol C327 (old no) at the back of this volume.
2396
1671 Jan 23 - Sept 1
 
2397
1671 Sept 2 - 1672 Jul 30
 
2398
1672 Aug 12 - 1673 Apr 13
 
2399
1673 Apr 21 - Dec 28
 
2400
1674 Jun - 1676 Jun 15
 
2401
1676 Jun 15 - 1677 Sept 16
 
2402
1677 Sept 28 - 1678 Dec 12
 
An undated record from vol C329 (old no) has been placed at the back of this volume.
2403
1679 Jun 16 - 1680 Jan 19
 
2404
1680 Jan 19 - 1681 Mar 17
 
2405
1681 Mar 25 - 1682 Oct 9
 
2406
1683 Jan 25 - Nov 10
 
2407
1683 Nov 12 - 1684 Dec 19
 
2408
1685 Feb 7 - 1686 Jul 11
 
Contains an undated depth sounding of Table Bay from vol C331 (old no) at the back for this volume.
2409
1686 Mar 18 - 1687 Mar 25
 
The first three declarations are similar.
2410
1687 Mar 25 - 1691 Jun 1
 
2411
1692 Jan 28 - 1695 Aug 1
 
2412
1695 Dec 12 - 1698 Aug 28
 
A few undated declarations from vol C332 (old no) have been placed at the back of this volume.
2413
1699 Jan 23 - Dec 30
 
2414
1700 Jan 12 - 1702 Apr 25
 
2415
1702 May 15 - 1706 Feb 15
 
A few undated declarations from vol C333 (old no) have been placed at the back of this volume.
2416
1706 Feb 18 - 1707 Jul 19
 
Also contains the following: a note in English, dated 16 Jan 1912 re the contents of vol C334 (old no); a copy of a report of GM Theal, dated 4 Nov 1909 re certain records which have been donated to the Cape Town Archives Repository by the De Wet family and a French translation of the petition in favour of WA van der Stel, dated 18 Feb 1706.
The original title page of vol C334 (old no) has been placed in front in this volume.
2417
1707 Aug 2 - 1708 Dec 14
 
Contains an English declaration, dated 22 Nov 1707, with a Dutch translation thereof.
2418
1709 Jan 4 - 1710 Mar 6
 
An undated petition together with its dated annexures and a later English translation of a part of a petition to the residents of Swellendam and Graaff - Reinet have been placed at the back of this volume.
2419
1710 Jan 25 - Sept 30
 
The declarations for the period 25 Jan - 6 Mar 1710 in this volume overlap with those in vol C2418.
2420
1710 Nov 3 - 1711 Feb 16
 
2421
1711 Feb 17 - Aug 17
 
2422
1711 Aug 27 - 1712 Apr 27
 
A few undated records from vol C335 (old no) have been placed at the back of this volume.
2423
1712 Apr 28 - 1714 Jun 30
 
2424
1714 Jul 4 - 1715 Jun 27
 
2425
1715 Jul 1 - 1716 Feb 28
 
2426
1716 Mar 6 - 1717 Jan 2
 
2427
1717 Jan 4 - Sept 24
 
2428
1717 Oct 4 - 1718 May 17
 
2429
1718 May 17 - Dec 31
 
2430
1719 Jan 11 - Jun 29
 
2431
1719 Jul 4 - Nov 30
 
2432
1719 Dec 1 - 1720 Apr 23
 
A few undated records from vol C338 (old no) have been placed at the back of this volume.
2433
1720 Apr 26 - 1721 Jan 16
 
2434
1721 Jan 21 - Jun 20
 
2435
1721 Jun 21 - Dec 31
 
2436
1722 Jan 3 - Jun 2
 
Contains a Portuguese report, dated Feb 1722 and two English records, dated 13 Apr and 20 Apr 1722 together with Dutch translations thereof.
2437
1722 Jun 10 - Sept 30
 
2438
1722 Oct 2 - 1723 Feb 23
 
2439
1723 Feb 25 - May 11
 
A few undated records from vol C340 (old no) have been placed at the back of this volume.
2440
1723 May 11 - Aug 25
 
Contains an English report by R Jenkins as an annexure to the report of A van Kervel and J Aldersz, dated 6 Jul 1723.
2441
1723 Aug 25 - Dec 23
 
2442
1723 Dec 23 - 1724 Apr 29
 
2443
1724 May 4 - Nov 20
 
Contains a French declaration by Jean Michel, dated 21 Oct 1724.
2444
1724 Nov 22 - 1725 May 24
 
2445
1725 May 25 - Aug 31
 
2446
1725 Aug 31 - Dec 29
 
Contains a copy of an English declaration, dated 28 Nov 1725 and a Dutch translation thereof.
A few undated records from vol C342 (old no) have been placed at the back of this volume.
2447
1726 Jan 16 - Apr 30
 
2448
1726 May 4 - Sept 9
 
One undated record from vol C343 (old no) have been placed at the back of this volume.
2449
1727 Jan 13 - Feb 28
 
2450
1727 Feb 28 - Jul 30
 
2451
1727 Aug 5 - Oct 18
 
A petition of Abraham Ciljee to governor Caledon, dated 9 Jan 1811, from vol C344 (old no) has been placed at the back of this volume.
2452
1727 Oct 27 - 1728 Mar 22
 
2453
1728 Mar 24 - Jul 28
 
2454
1728 Jul 29 - Aug 31
 
2455
1728 Aug 31 - Dec 28
 
2456
1729 Jan 9 - Aug 31
 
2457
1729 Aug - Oct 13
 
2458
1729 Oct 15 - Dec 28
 
2459
1730 Jan 7 - Feb 28
 
2460
1730 Feb 28 - Jun 7
 
2461
1730 Jun 10 - Aug 31
 
2462
1730 Sept 1 - Dec 28
 
A few undated records from vol C347 (old no) have been placed at the back of this volume.
2463
1731 Jan 16 - May 31
 
2464
1731 Jun 1 - Dec 27
 
2465
1732 Jan 10 - Mar 27
 
2466
1732 Mar 31 - Aug 31
 
2467
1732 Aug 31 - Dec 12
 
A few undated records from vol C349 (old no), one in French, have been placed at the back of this volume.
2468
1732 Dec 30 - 1733 Apr 17
 
2469
1733 Apr 17 - Aug 31
 
2470
1733 Aug 31 - Dec 16
 
An undated record from vol C350 (old no) has been placed at the back of this volume.
2471
1733 Dec 18 - 1734 Apr 30
 
Contains a French record, dated 20 Feb 1734, with a Dutch translation thereof.
2472
1734 May 1 - Aug 31
 
2473
1734 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
A fragment of an English petition by Jacobus de Buys, a burgher of Swellendam, has been placed at the back of this volume.
2474
1734 Dec 31 - 1735 Jun 15
 
2475
1735 Jun 21 - Dec 31
 
2476
1735 Dec 31 - 1736 Apr 21
 
2477
1736 Apr 23 - Aug 31
 
2478
1736 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2479
1736 Dec 31 - 1737 Jun 12
 
2480
1737 Jun 12 - Aug 31
 
2481
1737 Aug 31 - Dec 9
 
2482
1737 Dec 19 - 1738 May 2
 
2483
1738 May 9 - Aug 31
 
2484
1738 Aug 31 - Dec 30
 
2485
1738 Dec 30 - 1739 Mar 31
 
2486
1739 Mar 31 - Jul 31
 
2487
1739 Aug 1 - Dec 31
 
2488
1740 Jan 30 - Jun 30
 
2489
1740 Jul 2 - Dec 31
 
2490
1740 Dec 31 - 1741 Jul 20
 
2491
1741 Jul 31 - Dec 31
 
2492
1742 Jan 31 - Aug 31
 
2493
1742 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2494
1743 Jan 4 - Aug 28
 
2495
1743 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2496
1744 Jan 13 - Mei 5
 
2497
1744 May 5 - Aug 31
 
2498
1744 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
An undated declaration from vol C361 (old no) has been placed at the back of this volume.
2499
1745 Jan 1 - May 26
 
Eight declarations and ships' resolutions re the Ketel dated 6 aug 1744; 16 Aug 1744 (2); 5 Jan 1745; 28 Feb 1745; 6 Mar 1745; 22 Mar 1745 and 6 Apr 1745 have been placed with a declaration of the captain of the Ketel, dated 6 Apr 1745.
A declaration dated 8 Jan 1745 and a report re the silver mine at Simonsberg, dated 28 Feb 1745 have been chronologically placed in this volume.
2500
1745 May 31 - Dec 31
 
Reports re the silver mine at Simonsberg for the period Mar - Jun 1745 (dated 30 Jun 1745); Jul - Sept 1745 (dated 30 Sept 1745) and Oct - Dec 1745 (dated 30 Dec 1745) and 2 declarations dated 1 Dec 1745 and 31 Dec 1745 have been removed from vol C364 (old no) and placed chronologically in this volume.
2501
1746 Jan 5 - Apr 8
 
2502
1746 Apr 9 - Aug 31
 
2503
1746 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
Contains an undated record from vol C363 (old no) at the back of the volume.
2504
1747 Jan 8 - Apr 30
 
2505
1747 May 15 - Aug 31
 
2506
1747 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
Three undated records from vol C364 (old no) have been placed at the back of the volume.
2507
1748 Jan 9 - May 18
 
2508
1748 May 20 - Aug 31
 
A survey of the damaged cargo from the Duijnhof's output by public auction dated 10 Aug 1748 has been removed from vol C366 (old no) and chronologically placed in this volume.
2509
1748 Sept 2 - Dec 31
 
2010
1748 Dec 7 - 1749 May 6
 
2511
1749 May 7 - Aug 31
 
2512
1749 Sept 2 - Dec 12
 
2513
1749 Dec 31 - 1750 Jul 2
 
Not in chronological order.
Contains four French records, one dated 3 Feb 1750, the remaining three are undated.
2514
1750 Jul 9 - Dec 31
 
Not in chronological order.
2515
1750 Sept 30 - 1751 Feb 6
 
A ships' journal of the Amstelveen for the period 15 Jan - 15 Apr 1750 has been placed in front in the volume.
2516
1751 Feb 6 - Jun 30
 
2517
1751 Jul 9 - Dec 31
 
An undated petition of Jan Marchant with a few annexures in Portuguese and two undated records have been placed at the back of the volume.
2518
1751 Apr 24
 
This volume only contains a copy of the petition of JF du Faij re mutiny on board the Oosthuijsen on the anchorage of Paramaribo, with accompanying annexures.
2519
1751 Nov 5 - 1752 May 20
 
This volume has not been rebound, therefore the records are not in chronological order.
Also contains a record dated 19 Oct 1750.
2520
1752 Mar 31 - Dec 27
 
This volume has not been rebound, therefore the records are not in chronological order.
2521
1752 May 31 - 1753 Apr 10
 
2522
1753 Apr 13 - Aug 31
 
2523
1753 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2524
1754 Jan 4 - Apr 17
 
2525
1754 Apr 19 - Aug 31
 
2526
1754 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
An undated record from vol C371 (old no) has been placed at the back of this volume.
2527
1754 Dec 31 - 1755 Mar 24
 
2528
1755 Mar 26 - Aug 31
 
2529
1755 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2530
1755 Dec 31 - 1756 Apr 5
 
2531
1756 Apr 20 - Aug 31
 
2532
1756 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2533
1756 Dec 31 - 1757 May 21
 
2534
1757 May 21 - Aug 31
 
2535
1757 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2536
1758 Jan 5 - Mar 16
 
2537
1758 Mar 20 - May 13
 
2538
1758 May 15 - Aug 31
 
2539
1758 Aug 31 - Dec 15
 
2540
1758 Dec 31 - 1759 Apr 20
 
2541
1759 Apr 21 - Aug 31
 
2542
1759 Aug 31 - Dec 29
 
2543
1759 Dec 31 - 1760 Apr 1
 
2544
1760 Apr 4 - Aug 21
 
2545
1760 Aug 21 - Nov 14
 
2546
1760 Nov 18 - Dec 31
 
2547
1760 Dec 31 - 1761 Apr 24
 
2548
1761 Apr 28 - Aug 31
 
2549
1761 Aug 31 - Dec 28
 
2550
1761 Dec 31 - 1762 Mar 11
 
2551
1762 Mar 25 - Jun 12
 
2552
1762 Jun 30 - Dec 31
 
2553
1762 Dec 31 - 1763 Apr 6
 
2554
1763 Apr 6 - May 31
 
2555
1763 Jun 1 - Aug 31
 
2556
1763 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2557
1764 Jan 2 - Mar 28
 
2558
1764 Mar 31 - Aug 31
 
2559
1764 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2560
1765 Jan 3 - Apr 11
 
2561
1765 Apr 11 - Aug 24
 
2562
1765 Aug 26 - Dec 31
 
2563
1766 Jan 2 - Mar 7
 
2564
1766 Mar 7 - Apr 3
 
2565
1766 Apr 3 - Jun 2
 
2566
1766 Jun 3 - Aug 5
 
2567
1766 Aug 5 - Sept 3
 
2568
1766 Sept 3 - Dec 31
 
2569
1767 Jan 7 - Mar 31
 
2570
1767 Mar 31 - Aug 31
 
2571
1767 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2572
1768 Jan 2 - Mar 8
 
2573
1768 Mar 10 - Aug 31
 
2574
1768 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2575
1769 Jan 4 - Mar 1
 
Contains a French record dated 8 Feb 1769.
2576
1769 Mar 1 - May 9
 
2577
1769 May 10 - Aug 31
 
2578
1769 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
Contains three undated records from vol C385 (old no) at the back of the volume.
2579
1770 Jan 9 - Mar 31
 
2580
1770 Apr 9 - May 31
 
2581
1770 May 31 - Aug 31
 
2582
1770 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2583
1771 Jan 1 - Mar 19
 
2584
1771 Mar 20 - Aug 3
 
Contains a French declaration dated 11 Jun 1771.
2585
1771 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2586
1772 Jan 4 - Mar 25
 
2587
1772 Mar 30 - Jun 1
 
Contains two French records dated 17 Apr 1772 and 25 Apr 1772.
2588
1772 Jun 1 - Sept 1
 
2589
1772 Sept 1 - Dec 31
 
2590
1773 Jan 6 - Apr 7
 
2591
1773 Apr 13 - Jun 1
 
2592
1773 Jun 1 - Sept 1
 
2593
1773 Sept 1 - Dec 31
 
2594
1774 Jan 8 - Apr 7
 
Contains two French records dated 10 Mar 1774.
2595
1774 Apr 8 - May 9
 
2596
1774 May 11 - Jul 5
 
2597
1774 Jul 14 - Sept 12
 
2598
1774 Sept 12 - Dec 31
 
Three undated records from vol C391 (old no) have been placed at the back of the volume.
2599
1775 Jan 5 - Mar 1
 
2600
1775 Mar 1 - May 15
 
2601
1775 May 27 - Aug 31
 
2602
1775 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2603
1776 Jan 2 - Mar 11
 
2604
1776 Mar 14 - May 31
 
2605
1776 May 31 - Aug 31
 
Contains a French record dated 14 Jun 1776.
2606
1776 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
Contains an English record dated 20 Dec 1776.
2607
1777 Jan 6 - Feb 25
 
2608
1777 Feb 26 - May 3
 
2609
1777 May 3 - Aug 31
 
2610
1777 Sept 1 - Dec 31
 
2611
1777 Dec 31 - 1778 Mar 2
 
2612
1778 Mar 2 - Apr 13
 
2613
1778 Apr 14 - Jun 6
 
2614
1778 Jun 6 - Sept 2
 
2615
1778 Sept 2 - Dec 31
 
Also contains three English declarations dated 4 Sept 1778; 20 Sept 1778 and 29 Sept 1778 with Dutch translations.
2616
1778 Dec 31 - 1779 Mar 5
 
2617
1779 Mar 10 - May 14
 
2618
1779 May 14 - Sept 1
 
2619
1779 Sept 1 - Dec 31
 
An undated record from vol C396 (old no) has been placed at the back of this volume.
2620
1779 Dec 31 - 1780 Mar 18
 
2621
1780 Mar 22 - Aug 31
 
A Danish record dated 14 Aug 1780 has been removed from vol C398 (new no C2625) and placed chronologically in this volume.
2622
1780 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2623
1780 Dec 31 - 1781 Mar 20
 
2624
1781 Mar 20 - Aug 31
 
2625
1781 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
See note under 2621.
2626
1782 Jan 17 - Feb 28
 
2627
1782 Mar 1 - Aug 31
 
2628
1782 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2629
1783 Jan 15 - Aug 31
 
Contains one French record dated 3 Feb 1783 with a Dutch translation.
2630
1783 Aug 31 - Dec 3
 
An undated record from vol C400 (old no) has been filed at the back of the volume.
2631
1783 Dec 25 - 1784 Apr 13
 
Contains four French records, dated 8 Mar 1784.
2632
1784 Apr 27 - Aug 31
 
Copies of two French records, dated 15 Oct 1783 and 20 Aug 1783 have been bound in between the declarations of 17 and 21 Jun 1784.
2633
1784 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
An undated record from vol C401 (old no) has been placed at the back of the volume.
2634
1785 Jan 4 - Feb 15
 
Also contains a French record dated 29 Jan 1785.
2635
1785 Feb 21 - Aug 31
 
2636
1785 Aug 31 - Dec 31
 
2637
1786 Jan 12 - May 5
 
2638
1786 May 8 - Aug 31
 
2639
1786 Aug 31 - Sept 4
 
2640
1786 Sept 20 - Dec 31
 
An undated record from vol C403 (old no) has been placed at the back of the volume.
2641
1787 Jan 2 - Feb 19
 
2642
1787 Feb 19 - May 24
 
2643
1787 May 31 - Sept 4
 
2644
1787 Sept 8 - Dec 31
 
A few undated records from vol C404 (old no) have been placed at the back of the volume.
2645
1788 Jan 4 - Apr 15
 
2646
1788 Apr 17 - Jun 30
 
2647
1788 Jul 1 - Sept 30
 
Also contains a German record dated 2 Jul 1788.
2648
1788 Oct 3 - Dec 31
 
A few undated records from vol C405 (old no) have been placed at the back for the volume.
2649
1789 Jan 2 - Apr 21
 
An extract from the journal of the Schelde for the period 26 Dec 1788 - 23 Mar 1789 has been removed from vol C405 (old no) and chronologically placed in this volume.
2650
1789 Apr 23 - Sept 10
 
2651
1789 Sept 19 - Dec 31
 
Two undated records from vol C406 (old no) have been placed at the back of this volume.
2652
1789 Dec 31 - 1790 Mar 4
 
2653
1790 Mar 6 - Apr 13
 
2654
1790 Apr 14 - Jun 23
 
Also contains an English letter dated 19 May 1790.
2655
1790 Jun 25 - Sept 27
 
2656
1790 Sept 27 - Dec 31
 
Undated records from vol C407 (old no) have been placed at the back of this volume.
2657
1791 Jan 2 - May 6
 
2658
1791 May 7 - Sept 1
 
2659
1791 Sept 1 - Dec 31
 
A few undated records from vol C408 (old no) have been placed at the back of the volume.