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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' [‎127v] (41/142)

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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Sixthly —And also I, Sheikh Mobarak-us-Subah, Ruler of Koweit, on behalf
of myself and on behalf of my heirs after me, am bound in this paper that we will
give to the precious Imperial English Government the right of pre-emption in sale
or lease of the lands detailed below: —
1. The lands which lie adjacent to the lands leased at a distance of
8,000 cubits in any direction from the nearest boundary of the leased lands,
but to my subjects, the people of Koweit, to them shall be a right of
pre-emption, stronger and prior to that of the English Government in this
special land.
2. The entire Island of Shweikh and its surrounding foreshore; only
the fishing nets are to me. Sheikh Mobarak-us-Subah.
3. The entire Island of Warba, situated near the Khor Abdulla, and
its surrounding foreshore.
4. All the lands and the foreshore in the direction of Ras Kathama to a
distance of 2 sea-miles—I mean 8,000 cubits—in any direction from Ras
Kathama; if the precious Imperial English Government should have any
desire in the aforesaid place (I mean Kathama), then it will be on lease,
separate from the lands of Shweikh, at a rent that shall please me. Sheikh
Mobarak-us-Subah, Ruler of Koweit, or my heirs after me, and there shall
be to me, Sheikh Mobarak-us-Subah, Ruler of Koweit, and to my heirs after
me, a house near the house of the precious Imperial English Government,
should the aforesaid Government desire the lands and the house which shall
be to me. Sheikh Mobarak-us-Subah, Ruler of Koweit, and to my heirs after
me, shall be a square, each side of which shall be 300 cubits long, the total
1,200 cubits long, and to the subjects of me. Sheikh Mobarak-us-Subah, Ruler
of Koweit, the land which does not oppose the desire of the aforesaid English
Government; and, if it should be necessary, I, Sheikh Mobarak-us-Subah,
Ruler of Koweit, and my heirs after me, will leave to the aforesaid English
Government a road to the sea within our limits, the breadth of which shalf not
be less than 10 cubits.
Seventhly.—In explanation of the preceding paragraph, whenever anysoever
may come and desire to buy or to take on lease the Tands, detailed in the sixth
paragraph above, either in part or the whole, every time before that I, Sheikh
Mobarak-us-Subah, Ruler of Koweit, or my heirs after me, accept the offer of the
buyer or the lessee, it behoves and it is incumbent on me. Sheikh Mobarak-us-
Subah, Ruler of Koweit, and my heirs after me, that we should inform the Agent
of the English Government in Koweit, or the Consul-General of the precious
Imperial English Government in Bushire, and that we should give to the aforesaid
friend a full opportunity, not less than three months, that he may consult higher
authority, and decide whether the precious Imperial English Government wishes
to buy or to take on lease the aforesaid lands or no.
Eighthly.—If the opinion of the aforesaid English Government is fixed on the
purchase of the land sought for in accordance with the offer and conditions of the
purchaser or the lessee, the offer of the aforesaid English Government will be
accepted without further talk or demand, and the demanded lands will be sold or
leased to the aforesaid English Government on these conditions.
Ninthly. -And it is clearl\ understood and agreed upon between the two
parties and Major S. G. Knox, Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. of the precious Imperial Enslish
Government, on behalf of the precious Imperial English Government, is duly
authorized to promise and does promise that the town of Koweit and its
boundaries likewise belong to me. Sheikh Mobarak-us-Subah, Ruler of Koweit and
to my heirs after me, and that all my. Sheikh Mobarak's, arrangements at the
present day shall remain in the hands of me, Sheikh Mobarak-us-Subah Ruler of
fT* " t0 u m ^u eiT % ^ ai ? d i tt !2 t ' in the matter of the Sheikh lands and
k v th | a u fo f esaid English Government may hereafter rent from me
Sheikh Mobarak-us-Subah, or from my heirs after me, the aforesaid Enghsh
Government will not take customs or anything in all the lands which they may
rent or in which they may dwell within the limits of Koweit.
Tenthly. In consideration of the above nromisf T i
Subah, Ruler of Koweit, on behalf of myself and on behalf of my heirs after me"
hereby promise that we will not collect customs dues on aoods Ported or
exported by the subjects of the aforesaid English Onvprnmsm i 'r,/
subjects and people of India and other than them of the subjects o "helfSd

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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)
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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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