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.

   Secretarial protocols.

   After 1765 October 1.

Protocols attested by the first sworn clerk. 1771 - 1791.
2615
Nos. 1 - 239.By Martinus Mekern.
1771 January 5 - June 12.
 
2616
Nos. 937 - 1115. By Fredrik Jacob Billing.
1773 September 1 - 1774 March 29.
 
Contains also some miscellaneous papers which do not belong to it.
2617
Nos. 1465 - 1653. By Fredrik Jacob Billing.
1775 August 31 - 1776 April 4.
 
2618
Nos. 1655 - 1726. By Fredrik Jacob Billing.
1776 April 23 - September 4.
 
2619
Nos. 1731 - 1825. By Fredrik Jacob Billing.
1776 September 5 - December 17.
 
2620
Nos. 1830 - l958. By Fredrik Jacob Billing.
1777 January 4 - September 13.
 
2621
Nos. 5012 - 6045.
1778 October 24 - 1779 June 15.
 
Damaged by damp.
By Fredrik Jacob Billing.
2622
1781 January 3 - December 31. Nos. 1 - 188.
 
By Hendrik Diederik Dias da Fonceka.
2623
1781 ... - 1796 January 25.
 
Damaged. Fading.
Although composed by different clerks, the numbering in this file is consistent, nos. 1 - 54. The specification is as follows: 1781 .. - 1783 September 5; by Dias da Fonceka; nos. 1-11 (see no. 2622). 1791 November 6 - 1795 April 14; by Gerrard Joan Fybrands; nos. 12 - 45 (see nos. 2626 - 2631). 1795 November 10 - December 22; by Johannes Henricus Schröter; nos. 46 - 51 (see no. 2632). Nos. 52 - 54 are by sworn clerks Jan Andriesz Paauw and Pieter Adolph Loffman.
2624
Nos. 154 - 299. By Benedictus Lambertus van Zitter.
1785 November 30 - 1786 September 14.
 
2625
Nos. 301 - 450. By Benedictus Lambertus van Zitter.
1786 September 14 - 1788 January 22.
 
2626
Nos. 1 - 83. By Gerrard Joan Fybrands.
1787 April 15 - 1788 September 1.
 
Fybrands attests first as sworn clerk and later as first sworn clerk. Some of 1788 September are bound up in no. 2627.
2627
nos. 572 - 673. By Gerrard Joan Fybrands.
1789 November 23 - 1790 July 13.
 
Contains also some of 1788 September, and some protocols attested by the sworn clerk Ledulx: the files to which these belong appear no longer to exist.
2628
nos. 680 - 834. By Gerrard Joan Fybrands.
1790 July 15 - October 26.
 
Contains also some last wills, etc., from Galle and Matara of 1786 - 1787.
2629
Nos. 835 - 930. By Gerrard Joan Fybrands.
1790 October 27 - 1791 August 18.
 
2630
Nos. 1201 - 1286. By Gerrard Joan Fybrands.
1791 December 31 - 1792 August 25.
 
2631
Nos.1721 - 1846. By Gerrard Joan Fybrands.
1794 January 6 - December ..
 
Damaged by damp. Papers missing. Badly bound.
2632
Nos. 1 - 36. By J.H. Schröter.
1795 May 16 - October 25.
 
Damaged by damp.