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

ii   Miscellaneous rolls and lists etc. of lands and the inhabitants (1698 - 1793).
6104
Register of lands possessed by Moors in the Galle district, compiled by the special commissioners Bloemert, Otten and Van Rhee, on the orders of the Governor Gerrit de Heere,
1698 June 9 - September 9.
 
Damaged by insects and vermin.
6105
Lists of accomodessans in the Galle Commandement, compiled by Abraham Emans on the orders of the Governor Gerrit de Heere. Copies; certified by Wijlsma, first sworn clerk at Galle,
1698 - 1706.
 
There is a reference in these lists to the Galle tombo of 1699. Contains an old cover marked "copia tombo boek".
6106
Roll of lascarins and their accomodessans in the Galle district, compiled by A. Emans on the orders of the Governor Gerrit de Heere. Copy, certified by the Secretary Herman Fierer,
1699 August 31.
 
6107
List of coconut gardens in the Matara district, compiled by special commissioners appointed by the Governor Gerrit de Heere. Copies.
1700 August - September.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
This is the same as no. 2801 in the Colombo series. Bound up with no. 5020.
6108
List of the inhabitants of the Girreways and the adjoining villages of the Dolosdas Korale serving in the elephant hunt; certified copy.
1708 February 13.
 
Several pages missing.
Certified by P. Voge, authorised officer at Matara, on
1708 March 16
.
6109
Roll of native chiefs and their lascarins in the Matara district; compiled by P.C. Bolscho on the orders of the Governor H. Becker. Copy; certified by P. Voge.
1709 February 14.
 
Damaged by damp.
Contains a page of acts of appointment of Company's servants of January 1708, which belongs to no. 5679.
6110-6111
Protocol of certificates of auction sales of Company's lands in the Galle Commandement.
6110
1714 August 10 - 1716 June 27.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6111
1716 June 24 - July 23.
 
Damaged by damp.
Bound up with no. 6334.
6112
Registers of the arecanut gardens in the Matara district, compiled by the special commissioners P. Sansoni and Don Philippu; certified copy; certified by N. Kerfbijl, authorised officer at Matara.
1725.
 
Pages missing. Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by corrosion.
6113
Lists of waste lands in the Galle Korale and the Matara dissavany.
1731.
 
Pages missing. Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Contains some other miscellaneous lists and papers etc. of later years (some English), which do not belong to it.
6114
Translations of Sinhalese lists of lands planted with coffee and pepper in the Galle district. Uncertified copy.
1735.
 
6115
Report by special commissioners appointed by Governor Van Imhoff on the arecanut plantations in the Galle Commandement.
1744 May 2.
 
The commissioners were: A. van Geysen,(Dauner), Mydly. Alwis Wickremesinghe and Joan de Silve Wanigesekere.
6116
Roll of the mayorals in the korales and pattuwas of the Matara Dissavany (except. the Giruwa pattu), showing their holdings and their prescribed services. Uncertified copy.
1749 June 20.
 
Bound up with no. 6775. The Colombo copy of this volume is in no. 2825. The last few pages of this file are bound up in no. 6776.
6117
Annual reports from the commissioners of arecanut to the Commandeur of Galle on the arecanut trade in the Galle Commandement.
1754 - 1791.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by insects and vermin.
These lists were furnished for the purpose of compiling the annual compendia for Colombo.
6118-6119
Lists of Company's servants in Galle and Matara, showing their salaries etc. and the excesses over the approved cadre.
6118
1755 - 1757.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6119
do.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6120
Register of sales of ratmahera lands at Galle,
1755 October 9 - 1757 June 30.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6121
Translations of vernacular reports by commissioners appointed to visit and report on the ratmahera lands in the Galle district,
1756.
 
6122
Lists of cultivated lands in the Galle and Matara districts, showing the taxes payable thereon,
1760.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6123
Translations of reports submitted by special commissioners, showing lists of applicants for lands for chena cultivation in the Galle and Matara districts,
1767.
 
The reports are made on oath before two commissioners of the Court of Justice at the office of the Galle Court of Justice. Most of them are dated 22 November 1767.
For papers dealing with the arecanut garden registration of 1768, see no. 5868, under the series "Circuit diaries and special reports".
6124
Register of the native chiefs and lascarins and their holdings in the Galle district, compiled by the special commissioner C. de Cock.
1769 April 28.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6125
Register or tombo of the arecanut gardens in the Matara dissavany.
1769 October 25.
 
6126
Miscellaneous collection of rolls and lists regarding the chalias and other native inhabitants in the several villages of the Galle and Matara districts, showing their respective holdings.
1769-1771.
 
Damaged by insects and vermin.
Apparently a jumbled collection of documents indiscriminately placed together.
6127
List of the ratmahera, mallapala and nillapala lands in the various villages of Galle and Matara, showing their extents and the names of the cultivators. Circa
1770.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion.
6128
Extracts of Galle Council minutes containing decisions regarding the disposal of mallapala, nillapala and other lands in Galle and Matara for accomodessans etc.
1773 July 6.
 
Damaged by damp.
This file seems to have been specially compiled on orders received from Colombo in their letter of 31 December 1766.
6129
Reports on the arecanut plantations in the various Korales of the Galle district, with lists of names of gardens, proprietors and description of the trees.
1773-1774.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by insects and vermin.
6130
Reports by special commissioners Anthonisz and Gollis to the Commandeur of Galle on the arecanut plantations in the Galle district, showing the names of the proprietors, nature of title, taxes payable, etc. Copies, uncertified.
1775 August 31.
 
6131
Rolls of the "schutters" (soldiers of the Civil Guard) in Galle and Matara.
1778 April 29.
 
Damaged by damp.
The lists of Galle are signed by Martheze and those of Matara by P.A. de Moor.
6132
Returns of "ande" and "otu" lands and other revenues farmed out in the Galle Commondement.
1789/90 - 1791/92.
 
6133
Reports submitted to Governor Van de Graaff by the special commissioners D.F. van Geyzel and J. Everstoe on the gardens and fields in the Diviture district of the Gangaboda pattu; with annexes. Copy, certified by J.H. Brechman, clerk.
1791 August 27.
 
Damaged by damp.
6134
Summaries of chena visitations compiled from ola reports.
1791 - 1795.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6135
Translations of the rolls of coolies in the various pattus and villages of the Galle Commandement. Copies, certified by the sworn clerk J.H. Brechman.
1793.
 
6136-6141
Lists of the cinnamon gardens in the Galle Commandement; with plans and descriptions by surveyor C.W. Meusz. Compiled in
1793.
6 files
6136
Galle Four Gravets.
This volume is compiled by the second sworn surveyor Christopher Bekkenhoff.
6137
Talpe pattu.
Damaged by insects and vermin.
6138
Wellaboda pattu: under the resthouses of Wellitotte, Kosgoda and Raygam.
6139
Wellaboda pattu: under the resthouses of Ambelangoda and Hikkaduwa.
6140
Walallawiti. Korale: under the resthouse Pittigalle in the Wellaboda pattu.
6141
Gangaboda pattu: village Diviture.
6142
Protocol of certificates of the Company's ratmahera lands sold by public auction.
1794 August 31 - 1795 December 23.
 
6143
Roll of the mallapala, nillapala, ratmahera, parveni and muttettu fields in the Galle district; showing their extents and the taxes payable on them.
(Undated). Late 18th century.
 
6144
Register of the fields liable to the payment of "ande" and "otu" tax in the Galle district.
(Undated). Late 18th century.