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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎36r] (71/635)

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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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of the Court as prescribed by this Order, and all such informa
tion as may serve to guide the Court with respect to the securing
and administration of their property.
(2) On receiving notice of the death of such a person the
Court shall put up a notice thereof at the Court-house, and shall
keep the same there until probate or administration is granted,
or, where it appears to the Court that probate or administration
will not be applied for or cannot be granted, for such time as
it thinks fit.
t ) Ihe Court shall, where the circumstances of the case
:ar so to require, as soon as may be, take possession of
the property left by the deceased in any place within the jurisdic
tion of the Court as prescribed by this Order, or put it under
its seal (in either case, if the nature of the property or other
circumstances so require, making an inventory) and so keep it
until it can be dealt with according to law, perishable articles
being disposed of as the Court may consider best in the interests
of the estate.
(4) All expenses incurred on behalf of the Court in so doing
shall be the first charge on the property of the deceased, and
the Court shall, by sale of part of that property, or otherwise,
provide for the discharge of these expenses.
(5) When a person subject to this Order dies in Qatar or
elsewhere intestate, then, until administration is granted, his
property in Qatar shall be vested in the 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. .
43 . If a person to whom this Order applies, who is named
executor in a will, and to the establishment of whose title as
such it is necessary to obtain probate of that will, takes posses
sion of and administers, or otherwise deals with, any part of
the property of the deceased, and does not obtain probate within
one month after the death, or after the termination of any
proceeding respecting probate or administration, he shall be
liable to pay double the amount of any fees chargeable on
obtaining probate, and he shall also be liable to a fine which
may extend to 1,000 rupees.
44 . If any person to whom this Order applies, other than the
person named executor, or the administrator, or a person en
titled to represent the deceased without obtaining probate or
letters of administration, or an Officer of the Court, takes posses
sion of and administers or otherwise deals with, any part of
the property of the deceased, he shall, as soon as practicable,
notify the fact and the circumstances to the District Court, and
shall furnish to the Court all such information as the Court
requires, 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, which may extend
to 1,000 rupees.

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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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