Inventory of the archives of the Dutch government in the divisions of Galle (Matara) and Jaffnapatnam 1640-1796

Description of the Subordinate Components

Part I    The Commandement of Galle.

A    The Commandeur in Council.

3   Internal affairs

g   "Testament-boeken" or Last wills. (1651 -1796).
The wills were executed in the presence of the Secretary or one of the sworn clerks of the Secretariat.
5715
1651 October - 1653 June.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by insects and vermin.
5716
A few pages only.
1652 February - June.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by insects and vermin.
Shown as part of no. 5715 in the old Dutch inventories. Bound up with no. 6663.
5717-5719
1683 February - 1686 December.
3 files
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
These three files are shown as one single file in the old Dutch inventories.
5720
1691 July 9 - 1695 June 24.
 
Pages missing. Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5721
1701 July 9 - 1706 August 14.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5722
1707 January 3 - 1709 October 24.
 
Damaged by corrosion. Damaged by damp.
5723
1709 December 24 - 1712 April 2.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5724
1718 October 30 - 1725 August 7.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5725
1725 August 25 - 1729 February 14.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5726
1734 September 24 - 1738 January 8.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion.
5727
1738 April - 1739 February.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp.
5728
1739 September 9 - 1742 November 15.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion, damp, insects and vermin.
Some wills of 1742 are bound up in no. 5729.
5729
1748 May 19 - 1752 July 6.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
n.b. Bound up with wills of 1742, 1747 and 1762, which belong to nos. 5728 and 5731.
5730
1752 December - 1758 October 26.
 
Pages missing.
5731
1759 July - 1762 October 17.
 
Pages missing.
An annexe to a will of 1762, which belongs to this file, is bound up in no. 5729.
5732
1763 September 17 - 1767 December 16.
 
Damaged by damp.
One will of 1764 April 5 is bound up in no. 5733.
5733
1768 March 18 - 1775 November 16.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Contains also a will of Colombo dated 1762 July 10, and one of Galle of 1764 April 5, which belongs to no. 5732.
5734
1775 September 20 - 1783 August 19.
 
Damaged by insects and vermin. Script fading.
5735
1783 September 7 - 1790 July 27.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Contains a will of 1790 August 13, which belongs to no. 5736. One will of 1790 March 30 is bound up in no. 5736.
5736
1790 August 4 - 1796 February 13.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Contains also a will of 1790 March 30, which belongs to no. 5735. One will of 1790 August 13 is bound up in no. 5735.