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.

D   Judicial Departments

1   Court of Justice (Raad van Justitie), Galle

l   "Beantwoorde interrogatie-boeken" or Record of cross-examinations. (1721 -1796).
These are records of interrogations or cross - examinations by commissioners of the Court of Justice, apparently in both civil and criminal cases. The cross - examination was conducted by the two commissioners in the presence of the Secretary.
The witnesses, the commissioners, the Secretary and the interpreter all signed the record.
1721 May 10 - September 18.
Pages missing. Damaged by damp.
1775 January 12 - 1777 October 6.
Pages missing.
1776 January 13 - 1778 December 10.
1792 October - 1796 December.
As this extends into the British period it is inventorised with the British records. See Lot no. 7/2351.