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

Description of the Subordinate Components

   The Governor in Council.

   Internal Affairs.

"Gifte-boeken" or registers of land grants. 1679 - 1767.
The right to make grants of land is a prerogative of the sovereign, which in Dutch times was held by the governor. On the 10th July 1745 [1], an order was issued that anybody receiving such grant should-obtain a "gifte brief" (title of the grant) from the secretariat and that the ordinary dessave-ola would no longer be sufficient. It is clear that there is a close connection between the tombo and this order.
2509
1679 December .. - 1685 March 9.
 
Badly bound. Papers missing.
2510
1685 February .. - 1712 June ..
 
Damaged. Papers missing.
2511
1712 August .. - 1745 September ..
 
Damaged. Papers missing.
2512
1746 June .. - 1747 December ..
 
Damaged. Papers missing.
2513
1748 January 30 - 1749 December ..
 
Contains one of 1750 February 9 , which belongs to no. 2514.
2514
1750 January 6 - 1753 November 29.
 
See also no. 2513.
2515
1754 October 15 - 1767 June ..
 
Damaged.
2516
1786 August 31 - 1795 December 2.