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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎124r] (34/142)

The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in c 1953. 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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(Paragraph 131)
Proclamation Prohibiting Ownership of and Traffic in Slaves—August 11 1937
The public are reminded that it is forbidden to own slaves in Bahrain. Any
person who imports, exports, buys, sells or owns any person as a slave is liable to
punishment by imprisonment and fine.
by order of
Ruler of Bahrain.
Proclamations issued by the Ruler of Bahrain regarding Arms
(Paragraph 132)
Proclamation issued by the Ruler of Bahrain granting the Right of Search of
Vessels suspected of Participation in the Arms Traffic—April 30 1898
Be it known to all who see this that British and Persian vessels-of-war have
permission to search vessels carrying their and our flags in Bahrain territorial
waters, and to confiscate all arms and ammunition (weapons of war) in them, if
those arms and ammunition are intended for Indian or Persian Ports or the Islands
of Bahrain. Bahrain vessels, found in Indian and Persian waters by British and
Persian vessels-of-war, suspected to contain arms and ammunition for Indian and
Persian Ports and the Islands of Bahrain, are liable to be searched by the said
vessels and all such arms and ammunition found in them will be confiscated as
property of the State.
Proclamation regarding the possession, import and export of arms as issued by the
Ruler of Bahrain in its revisal form—September 29 1943
1. The following proclamation is issued with regard to arms, firearms and
2. For the purpose of this Ordinance, the word " arms " includes " firearms "
as defined below, and swords, bayonets, daggers, spears, and parts thereof, except
those worn as part of official dress or uniform.
The word " firearm " or " firearms " includes shot guns, rifles, revolvers, pistols
and parts thereof, and ammunition suitable for use therein.
3. It is forbidden to manufacture firearms or parts thereof.
4. It is forbidden to import or export firearms or parts thereof without a
permit from the Bahrain Government.
5. Within a period of six months from the date of this proclamation, every
person who has in his possession any firearms must apply to the Government of
Bahrain for a licence permitting him to be in possession of said firearms. The
Government may at its discretion refuse such application, in which case the
firearm must be deposited with the Commandant of Police.
6. Licences will be issued by the Commandant of Police at the Fort. The
applicant must produce the arm at the fort, where it will be numbered and
registered. A charge of one rupee will be made for each licence which is issued.
7. It is forbidden to possess arms in respect of which no licence has been
8. The holder ot the licence must produce his licence and registered arm
upon demand by any magistrate. Custom's official or any member of the State
46639 2 i 2

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Appendices to IOR/R/15/1/731(1). The appendices relate to the chapter on general matters, and to the chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat. Also includes genealogical tables of Ruling Families in the Gulf at the end of the volume and (separately filed) further handwritten genealogical tables.

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1 volume (65 folios)

There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 110 on the front cover and terminates at 176 on the last of the loose folios stored in polyester sheets. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. The foliation sequence is a continuation of that in the main part of the document - IOR/R/15/1/731(1).

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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎124r] (34/142), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/731(2), in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 February 2020]

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