Catalogue of the Archives of the Dutch Central Government of Coastal Ceylon, 1640-1796

Description of the Subordinate Components

   The Governor in Council.

   Council minutes.

   Ordinary minutes 1640-1796

After the capture of Colombo, at Colombo.
9
1657 September 21 - 1663 January 31.
 
Some of the council meetings were held aboard ship.
10
1663 February 20 - 1664 September 18.
 
11
1665 January 9 - 1666 February 13.
 
12
1666 April 27 - 1667 May 24.
 
13
1666 April 27 - 1667 May 24.
 
14
1668 September .. - 1670 January 28.
 
Damaged.
15
1669 March 4 - 1670 January 28.
 
16
1670 May 1 - 1671 February 14.
 
Damaged. Badly bound.
17
1671 July .. - 1672 February 2.
 
Papers missing.
18
1672 March 4 - 1673 January 17.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
19
1673 March 2 - 1674 February 14.
 
Damaged.
20
1674 March 11 - 1675 February 10.
 
21
1675 March 26 - 1676 February 27.
 
22
1676 April 7 - 1677 February 20.
 
23
1677 March 5 - 1678 February 18
 
24
1678 April .. - 1679 February 17.
 
Papers missing.
25
1679 March 16 - 1680 February 16.
 
Badly bound.
26
1680 March 15 - 1682 September 29.
 
27
1683 January 10 - December 20.
 
28
1684 February 5 - December 3.
 
Badly bound.
29
1685 January .. - 1686 December 19.
 
Papers missing.
30
1687 February 22 - 1688 December 29.
 
Badly bound.
31
1689 February 24 - 1691 November 25.
 
32
1692 January 5 - December .. .
 
Papers missing.
33
1693 January 5 - December 22.
 
Damaged.
34
1694 January 3 - December 14.
 
Papers missing. Badly bound.
35
1695 January .. - 1696 December 18.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
36
1698 June 10 - July 31.
 
Damaged. Papers missing.
37
1699 January .. - November 1.
 
Damaged. Badly bound.
38
1703 January 12 - November 14.
 
Papers missing.
39
1704 January 8 - May 22.
 
40
1705 January 10 - December 31.
 
41
1706 January 5 - December 7.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
42
1707 January 5 - December .. .
 
Damaged by corrosion.
43
1708 January .. - December 31.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
44
1709 January .. - December 13.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
45
1710 January 3 - November 6.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
46
1712 January 20 - November 18.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
47
1713 January 10 - December 28.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
48
1714 January .. - December 12.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
49
1715 January .. - December .. .
 
Damaged by corrosion.
50
1716 January 8 - December 28.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
51
1717 January 8 - December 15.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
52
1718 February .. - December 27.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
53
1719 January .. - November 10.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
54
1720 March .. - December 12.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
55
1721 January 11 - December 18.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
56
1722 January 26 - December 23.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
57
1723 January 5 - October 16.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
58
1724 January 27 - December .. .
 
Damaged by corrosion.
59
1725 February .. - December 15.
 
Damaged.
60
1726 January 3 - December 31.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
61
1727 January 7 - December 31.
 
62
1728 February 11 - December 17.
 
63
1729 June .. - December 2.
 
Papers missing.
64
1730 January 9 - December 30.
 
65
1731 January 24 - December 30.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
66
1732 January 31 - December 31.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
67
1733 January 5 - July 24.
 
68
1733 August .. - October 15.
 
Papers missing.
69
1733 October 22 - November 24.
 
Damaged.
70
1734 January 4 - December 24.
 
71
1735 February 4 - December 24.
 
72
1736 January .. - July 7.
 
Papers missing.
73
1736 July .. - December 29.
 
Damaged.
74
1737 January 3 - June 22.
 
75
1737 July .. - December 22.
 
Papers missing.
76
1738 January 6 - December 18.
 
77
1739 January .. - December 14.
 
Papers missing. Damaged by corrosion.
78
1740 January 9 - July 15.
 
Badly bound.
79
1740 July .. - December 24.
 
Badly bound.
80
1741 January 3 - March 27.
 
81
1741 June 2 - September 11.
 
82
1741 September 14 - December 22.
 
83
1742 January 5 - April 18.
 
84
1742 April 30 - July 31.
 
Papers missing.
85
1742 August 6 - December 22.
 
86
1743 January 9 - April 26.
 
Papers missing.
87
1743 May .. - August 14.
 
Papers missing.
88
1743 August 19 - October 11.
 
Papers missing.
89
1743 November .. - December 30.
 
90
1744 January 2 - March 26.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
91
1744 March 31 - May 30.
 
92
1744 June .. - September 26.
 
Papers missing.
93
1744 September .. - December 29.
 
Papers missing.
94
1745 January .. - April 12.
 
Papers missing.
95
1745 April .. - August 28.
 
Papers missing. Badly bound.
96
1745 September 11 - December 31.
 
Damaged.
97
1745 February 13 - March 5.
 
The minutes were recorded during the circuit of governor Stein van Gollenesse and other members of the council to Galle and Matara. There are no minutes in the ordinary series during this period, and the minutes have not been confirmed at the subsequent Council meeting in Colombo.
98
1746 January 1 - July 17.
 
99
1746 February .. - May 3.
 
Papers missing.
The file contains the minutes of the council meetings during the period that the Governor was away in Jaffna, when the " hoofd- administrateur" presided. The Governor sanctioned the decisions which had been made on May 20.
100
1746 July 21 - November 22.
 
101
1746 November 26 - December 31.
 
Papers missing.
102
1747 January 2 - May 31.
 
103
1747 November 15 - December 30.
 
Papers missing. Damaged.
104
1748 January .. - June 1.
 
Papers missing.
105
1748 July .. - December 24.
 
Papers missing.
106
1749 January 4 - March 31.
 
107
1749 April .. - June 7.
 
108
1749 June .. - December 30.
 
Papers missing.
109
1750 January .. - July 27.
 
Papers missing.
110
1750 July .. - December 31.
 
Papers missing.
111
1751 January .. - June 26.
 
Damaged.
112
1751 July .. - November 29.
 
Papers missing.
113
1752 January 3 - December 29.
 
114
1753 January 15 - December 24.
 
Papers missing.
115
1754 January .. - December 23.
 
Papers missing.
116
1755 January .. - September 27.
 
Papers missing. Badly bound.
117
1755 September .. - December 22.
 
Papers missing.
118
1756 January .. - September 13.
 
Papers missing.
119
1756 November .. - December 26.
 
Papers missing.
120
1757 January 7 - May 28.
 
Papers missing.
121
1757 June 4 - August 12.
 
122
1757 August 16 - October 23.
 
123
1757 October 28 - December 24.
 
124
1758 January 11 - April 21.
 
125
1758 April 29 - August 4.
 
126
1758 August 11 - October 11.
 
127
1758 October 31 - December 29.
 
128
1759 January 5 - March 28.
 
129
1759 April 4 - June 28.
 
130
1759 July 19 - September 26.
 
131
1759 October 2 - December 31.
 
132
1760 January 11 - March 28.
 
133
1760 April 1 - September 12.
 
134
1760 September 13 - October 29.
 
135
1760 November 3 - December 30.
 
136
1761 January 4 - August 5.
 
137
1761 August 19 - December 29.
 
138
1762 January 5 - September 1.
 
139
1762 September 4 - December 28.
 
140
1763 January 7 - September 17.
 
141
1763 September 22 - December 23.
 
142
1764 January 3 - April 28.
 
143
1764 April 28 - October 2.
 
144
1764 October 4 - December 22.
 
145
1765 January 5 - June 10.
 
Papers missing.
146
1765 July 2 - September 28.
 
147
1765 October 2 - December 31.
 
148
1766 January 2 - June 13.
 
149
1766 June 17 - October 2.
 
150
1766 October 3 - December 30.
 
151
1767 January 10 - June 30.
 
152
1767 July 1 - December 30.
 
153
1768 January 7 - April 28.
 
154
1768 May 4 - August 28.
 
155
1768 September 8 - December 30.
 
156
1769 January 6 - May 29.
 
157
1769 June 1 - October 17.
 
158
1769 October 20 - December 27.
 
159
1770 January 9 - April 28.
 
160
1770 May 4 - August 27.
 
161
1770 September 4 - December 31.
 
162
1771 January 15 - August 17.
 
163
1771 August 20 - December 31.
 
164
1772 January 17 - June 26.
 
165
1772 July 17 - December 29.
 
166
1773 January 8 - June 25.
 
167
1773 July 1 - December 30.
 
168
1774 January 4 - June 27.
 
169
1774 July 8 - December 30.
 
170
1775 January 12 - June 23.
 
171
1775 July 4 - December 29.
 
172
1776 January 9 - June 28.
 
173
1776 July 13 - December 31.
 
174
1777 January 6 - June 3.
 
175
1777 June 13 - December 29.
 
176
1778 January 6 - June 19.
 
177
1778 July 2 - December 29.
 
178
1779 January 14 - July 21.
 
179
1779 July 29 - December 31.
 
180
1780 January 6 - July 19.
 
181
1780 July 21 - December 29.
 
182
1781 January 4 - May 18.
 
183
1781 May 31 - December 27.
 
184
1782 January 4 - July 16.
 
185
1782 July 25 - December 27.
 
186
1783 January 9 - July 31.
 
187
1783 August 1 - December 23.
 
188
1784 January 8 - June 17.
 
189
1784 June 22 - December 31.
 
190
1785 January 6 - May 18.
 
191
1785 May 29 - August 27.
 
192
1785 September 3 - December 29.
 
193
1786 January 7 - July 14.
 
194
1786 November 20 - December 30.
 
195
1787 January 4 - April 5.
 
196
1787 April 12 - July 12.
 
197
1787 July 14 - October 9.
 
198
1787 October 10 - December 29.
 
199
1788 January 2 - February 28.
 
200
1788 March 8 - April 30.
 
201
1788 May 3 - June 22.
 
202
1788 July 2 - August 24.
 
203
1788 August 25 - October 31.
 
204
1788 November 3 - December 30.
 
205
1789 January 1 - April 7.
 
206
1789 April 9 - September 19.
 
Papers missing.
207
1789 September 22 - December 29.
 
208
1790 January 2 - March 25
 
209
1790 April 5 - August 27.
 
210
1790 September 2 - October 29.
 
211
1790 November 2 - December 31.
 
212
1791 January 4 - January 31.
 
213
1791 February 3 - March 25.
 
214
1791 April 9 - May 31.
 
215
1791 July 2 - July 22.
 
216
1791 August 10 - November 22.
 
217
1791 December 1 - December 29.
 
218
1792 January 2 - June 26.
 
219
1792 July 5 - August 31.
 
220
1792 September 3 - October 19.
 
221
1792 November 2 - December 31.
 
222
1793 January 3 - April 25.
 
223
1793 May 3 - August 31.
 
224
1793 September 3 - December 31.
 
225
1794 January 9 - April 1.
 
226
1794 April 3 - May 30.
 
227
1794 June 5 - August 26.
 
228
1794 September 2 - December 24.
 
229
1795 January 13 - February 15.
 
230
1795 March 6 - May 29.
 
231
1795 June 12 - July 20.
 
232
1795 August 1 - December 30.
 
233
1796 January 7 - February 14.