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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎12r] (23/635)

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The record is made up of 1 file (314 folios). It was created in 18 Jul 1935-8 Jun 1935. 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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and shall conform to any direction of the Court in relation to the custody,,
disposal, or transmission of the property or the proceeds thereof, and, in
case of any contravention of this Article, he shall be punished with a fine r
which may extend to 1,000 rupees.
45. Where a person to whom this Order applies is named executor in
a will and survives the testator, but either dies without having obtained
probate or, having been called on by the Court to apply for probace
1 does not appear, his right in respect of the executorship wholly ceases;
and, without further renunciation, the representation of the testator and
the administration of his property shall go and may be committed as if
that person had not been appointed executor.
46. Where it appears to the Court that the value of the property or
estate of a deceased person subject to this Order does not exceed 1,500
rupees the Court may, without my probate, letters of administration or
other formal proceeding, pay thereout any debts or charges and pay, remit
or deliver any surplus to such persons and in such manner as the Court
thinks proper, and no member or Officer of the Court shall be liable to
any action, suit, or proceedings in respect of anything done under this
Article.
47. The Foreign Jurisdiction Probates Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1935,(a) shall
apply to all persons and to all property subject to this Order.
48. —(1) When the circumstances of the case appear to the District
Court so to require, for reasons recorded in its proceedings, the Court
may, if it thinks fit, of its own motion or otherwise, grant letters of ad
ministration to an Officer of the Court.
(2) The Officer so appointed shall act under the direction of the Court,
and shall be indemnified thereby.
(3) He shall publish such notices, if any, as the Court thinks fit, in
Qatar, the Persian Coast and Islands, Bombay, the United Kingdom,
and elsewhere.
(4) The Court shall require and compel him to file in the proper Office
of the Court his accounts of his administration at intervals not exceeding
three months, and shall forthwith examine them and report thereon to
the Chief Court.
(5) The accounts shall be audited under the direction of the District
Court.
(6) All expenses incurred on behalf of the Court in execution of this
article shall be the first charge on the estate of the deceased as dealt with
in accordance with the provisions of this Order; and the Court shall, by
the sale of that estate or otherwise, provide for the discharge of those
expenses.
49. In cases where parties are Muhammadans the District Court may
refer any question concerning probate of wills or administration of
property of deceased persons to whom this Order applies to a Qazi for
settlement under the general supervision of the Court.
(a) S. R. & O. 1935, No. 896-

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Correspondence, minute papers, and notes relating to the issue of The Qatar Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1939. The correspondence is mostly between officials at the Foreign Office, 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. , Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. , and the Government of India, Foreign and Political Department (later, External Affairs). The papers concern the discussion of the need for the order, its drafting, issue, and distribution, as well as its revision in 1939.

Correspondence with the Shaikh of Qatar, Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani [Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], is also included and mostly relates to his wish for assurance of his jurisdiction over Muslim foreigners.

A copy of the order is found on folios 138-153. A copy of the Kuwait Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). is also included, for reference purposes (folios 271-86).

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1 file (314 folios)
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The file is arranged in chronological order from the back to the front.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 317; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-103 and ff 104-316. These are also both written in pencil and located in the top right corner of each folio. The former have been circled and crossed out, the latter have not been circled.

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