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

Description of the Subordinate Components

Part II   The Matara Dissavany

A   The Dissava in Council

3   Internal affairs

i   Rolls, lists, and documents relating to lands and the status and taxation of the inhabitants. (1743 - 1795).
Registers of ratmahera lands given out for cultivation in the Matara district.
1743 September 6 - 1756 October 19.
Damaged by damp.
1769 January 7 - November 30.
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
1771 - 1783.
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin. Script fading.
Register of chane lands in the Matara dissavany to be given out for cultivation.
Irregular binding or badly bound.
Apparent an annexe to the annual compendium from Galle to Colombo.
Reports by native commissioners to the Dissava of Matara on ratmahera lands applied for by the inhabitants for cultivation.
1783- 1784.
These reports are on inspections made prior to the granting of these lands for paddy cultivation.
Translations of ola reports by native commissioners on inspections made on an order from Galle. Dated
22nd October 1784.
5 files
Being descriptions of all the Company's and private paddy lands, showing the nature of the tenure, the land and the extent of the same, with lists of accommodessans etc., in the various villages and pattus.
Gangaboda pattu.
Morrua Corle and Kandaboda pattu.
Damaged by insects and vermin.
Wellaboda pattu.
Irregular binding or badly bound.
Belligam Corle.
Contains at the end of the file some pages from no. 6116
The Four Baygams.
Reports by special native commissioners to the Dissava of Matara on their inspections of the various plantations in the Matara district.
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Being lists of the plantations of arecanut, sappanwood, coffee, coconut, cinnamon, pepper,etc. in the various villages and pattus, showing the number of trees, etc.
Register of farm rents. derived from the Maha season in the Matara districts.
1789 - 1790.
Damaged by damp. Script fading.
Reports and lists of chena lands applied for to be cleared and cultivated in the Matara dissavany. Copies.
1791 - 1795.
Documents, mostly translations, relating to the preparation of the Matara head tombo.
Damaged by damp.
Register of accommodessans granted to native chiefs in the Matara dissavany.
This is a copy made in British times.