'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (150/1782)
The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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Commander captured Masqat, from which he dejwrted the Portuguese
garrison, made a demonstration against Hormuz itself and plundered the
town of Qishm.
In 1551 Pir Baig was beheaded at Constantinople on a charge of
having exceeded his instructions. His successor was Murad Baig, who
had previously failed to hold Qatif against the Portuguese, and who noxt
made a desperate hut unsuccessful attempt to retrieve his reputation by
engaging a Portuguese fleet oft' the Persian Coast.
In 1553 the Turkish fleet in the Gulf was taken from Murad Baiu-
and entrusted to ^Ali, Chalabi, an arrant boaster. On the 25th August
Dom Fernando de Noronha fell in with him at sea near Masqat and took
six of his ships, driving him with the remainder to Surat where he
hemmed him in.
In 1556 the Shaikh of Hormuz asked the help of the Portuguese
against the Turks, and Dom Alvaro da Silveira was sent to his assistance,
but the Portuguese fleet was disabled by a storm after its arrival at
Basrah, whither it proceeded, and returned with no achievement to its
Three years later a Turkish fleet of 2 galleys and 7U barques, with
1,200 Turks and Janissaries on board, proceeded against Bahrain. Has
Murad, who commanded there on behalf of the Shaikh of Hormuz,
appealed for aid to his master and to the Portuguese ; and a Portuguese
fleet immediately proceeded to the scene of action. The Portuguese on
their arrival, assisted by Has Murad and by 300 Avell armed Persians
attacked the Turks, whom they found besieging the principal fort, but
were drawn into an ambush and suffered severely, about 70 Portuguese
being killed. Ultimately, the allies having received reinforcements from
Hormuz, the Turkish forces in Bahrain were obliged to surrender. They
were allowed to leave the islands after delivering up their prisoners,
their artillery, their arms and horses, and a sum of 10,000 ducats.
In 1580 Portugal was annexed to Spain and did not recover her
independence until 1640.
The year 1581 was signalised by a descent on Masqat organised by
'Ali Baig, a Turkish marauder, with three galleys; the place was
surprised by sea and by land; and the Portuguese garrison had to retire
temporarily into the interior. A Portuguese expedition was then sent out
from Hormuz to chastise 'Ali Baig, but it destroyed instead the ports of
Gwadar and Tis on the coast of Makran.
In 1582 the Khan of Lar, whose family had once lorded it over the
Shaikhs of Hormuz but were now regarded by the latter as their vassals.
Defeat of a
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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.
Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .
Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:
- 'Chapter I. General History of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.
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Foliation: The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:
- Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
- Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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