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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎147v] (294/635)

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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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45 . Where a person to whom this Order applies is named
executor in a will and survives the testator, but either dies with
out having obtained probate or, having been called on by the
Court to apply for probate, does not appear, his right in respect
of the executorship wholly ceases; and, without further renuncia
tion, 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 pro
perty or estate of a deceased person subject to this Order does
not exceed 1,500 rupees the Court may, without any probate,
letters of administration or other formal proceeding, pay there
out 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). ,
I 935»( 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 pro
ceedings, the Court may, if it thinks fit, of its own motion or
otherwise, grant letters of administration 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 other
wise, provide for the discharge of those expenses.
49 . In cases where parties are Muhammadans the District
C ourt 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 super
vision of the Court.

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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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