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Court cases news articles & trivia

from 1880's-1950's.

Many in the Greek script

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Many documents on this page are  mostly in the Greek script from the Cyprus National Archives. Most have been shared by my friend Konstantinos Lambrou who is currently researching the history of the Linobambaki in Cyprus.  

 

The Court reference documents are from the Girne National archives and research Institute in Kyrenia found during my search for the criminal court case relating to the murder of  Hasan   Mustafa   'Musti'  'Gondolisi' at Sefer Hacaro's wedding in 1884 by Bekir Ramadan 'Ikiz' from the Galaba family (The records states that the crime took place in a house. Most weddings during that period took place in homes).  The event and date is recorded in the records of Ibrahim Tahsildar. Unfortunately that particular record was not found at the National archives due to some missing documents.

 

Lower down the page can be found a large and epic Biima (poem) by Mustafa Muzaffer

 

Minor Court  cases involving people of Lurucina in the 1880's

 

Case No;  21.   24 November  1880.

 

Ali Mustafa (Agriculturalist). Guilty of carrying a gun without a licence.

 

Arresting officer, Mollah Mehmet Zaptieh

 

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Case No; 131 & 132.  16 May 1883

 

Youssouf Mustafa accused of stabbing. Sentenced to 6 months prison, starting from 22.05.1883

 

Witness Ziliha declined to give evidence 16.05.1883

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Case No; 200.  16 June 1883

 

Seidali Hussein assaulted a policeman. Sentenced to one month's prison.

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Case No; 204.  19 June 1883.

 

Ismail Ramadan accused of drawing a knife. Case dismissed

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Case No; 407.  20 September 1883

 

Ismail Ramadan accused of assault. Case dismissed.

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Case No; 559  8 November 1883.

 

Nicola  Georghi of Peristerona accused

Ibrahim Mustafa & Suleiman Arif of theft of sheep

Appearances in court,

08.11.1883

15.11.1883

20.11.1883

Case dismissed

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Case No; 598.  20 November 1883.

 

Ali Patria/Petzi??  versus Yousouf Mustafa

Abusive language.

No appearance in court. Case dismissed.

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Case No; 633. 29 November 1883.

Theft of sheep

 

Ismail Ali of Arsos versus

1  Ahmet Ramadan  of Bodamia

2  Ismail Ramadan  of Bodamia

3  Ismail Ramadan of Louroujina

4  Halil Said Ali

5  Osman Makouta?

Commited for trial to the District court on 18 December 1883

 

Ismail Ramadan Pattas of Bodamia was dismissed

 

Ismail Ramadan of Louroujina sentenced to 6 months and £1.5 shillings,6pence  fine

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Case No; 644.  29 November 1883 & 6 December 1883

Theft of sheep

 

Nicola Georghi of Tremetousha versus Hussein Karaismail

 

Case dismissed

__________________________________________________________________

 

Case No; 654. 4 December 1883

Disobeying an order of a police officer.

 

1  Osman Mustafa  fined 5 shillings

2  Mustafa Moustakali  fined 5 shillings

3  Yusuf Matzori?  dismissed

4  Ali Mehmet  fined 5 shillings

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Case No; 700. 18 December 1883

Damage to roads

 

Fedai Ali Mudur of Degirmenlik versus

1  Ismail Ibrahim

2  Bekir Onbashi

3  Yousouf Said Ali

 

Case dismissed

__________________________________________________________________

 

Case No; 118. 7 February 1884

shooting without a licence

 

Police versus

Said Ali 'Siliono'.

 

Sentence could not be read due to damaged documents.

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Case No; 173  19 February 1884

Theft of sheep.

 

Sentenced to 9 months prison commencing 28.02.1884 (name could not be read

 

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Case No; 225 4 March 1884

Housebreaking

 

Hasan Mustafa. Case dismissed

 

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Case No; 271 25 March 1884

Trespass

 

Osman Pirilli versus Ibrahim Ramadileri

 

Ibrahim fined 10 shillings

 

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Case No; 274  25 March 1884

Trespass

 

Osman Halil & Petri Yorghi versus Hussein Latiffe?

 

Fined ten shillings paid on 25 March 1884

 

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Case No; 318  01.04.1884

Trespass and 5 flocks (sheep)

 

Ali Camilari versus Costanti Sava

 

No appearance, Case dismissed.

 

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Case 557  26 June 1884

Assaulting a policeman

 

Hasan Mustafa sentenced to 14 days in prison.

 

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Case No; 632  15 July 1884

Resisting a policeman in execution of writ No; 191.

 

1 Mehmet Ramadan

2 Ali Mora'li

3 Hasan Mustafa

4 Mehmet Camilari

 

Case dismissed

 

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Case No; 633 15 July 1884

resisting police in execution of writ No;192.

 

1  Mustafa Ibrahim

2  Ibrahim Ramadan

3  Said Ali Kavaz

4  Mehmet Hassan

5  Yousouf Calchan (Kalkan)

 

Case dismissed.

__________________________________________________________________

 

Case No; 724  12 August 1884

Insult

 

Arif Yousouf versus Ibrahim Mustafa

 

No appearance, Case dismissed.

_________________________________________________________________

 

Case No; 1494  11 September 1884

Assault

 

Yannis Kekki of Kaymakli versus Petro Khalou

 

No appearance result of case not known

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Case No; 1834.  23 December 1884

Theft of cereals,

 

Papa Yanni Papa Yorghi

versus

 

1  Said Ali Mustafa

2  Ibrahim Mustafa

3  Mustafa Ibrahim

4  Ismail Carpasiti (Karpazli)

 

Accused 1, 2, & 3 commited to trial before the Assize. Accused No; 4 acquitted

 

Trial took place on 3 March 1885 they were fined 264 piastres & 16 shillings for the costs of the witness.

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Case No; 1985 5 September 1985

Insult

 

Mehmet Mustafa versus Lambri Petri

 

Verdict not known

_________________________________________________________________

 

Case No;  480. 17 September 1885

Theft of sheep

 

Yusuf Halil  versus Hasan Moustafuri

 

Witnesses  Ismail Moustafa & Ahmet Osman

 

Yusuf Halil fined 8 and a half shillings.

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Case No; 715  22 December 1885

Insult

 

Emine Hussein  versus Yusuf Moustafa

 

Witnesses.  Halil Seit Ali & Mouskli Ibrahim

 

Yusuf Mustafa fined 8 and a half shillings

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Case No; 1205.  11 August 1886

House breaking on the 10 August 1886.

 

Osman Suleyman  versus Pargama  Hussein (name not very clear on original document)

 

Witnesses.  Seferis Suleyman & Hassan Hussein

 

Pargama Hussein fined 2 shillings.

________________________________________________________________

 

Case No; 1365  11 October 1886

Assault.

 

Muskli Ibrahim accused Yousouf Ali Yallitsi of assault on the 9 October 1886.

 

Witnesses.  Bourountis Houssein  &  Suleyman Ibrahim

 

Yousouf Ali Yallitsi fined 2 shillings on the 23 October 1886

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Case No; 1377.  16 October 1886.

Assault

 

Ali Mehmet of Potamyia accused Yousouf Ibrahim of Louroujina of assault on the 14 October 1886.

 

Witnesses.  Salih Kara Houssein & Yanni Papaoriyi Papaoji of Nissu

 

Yousouf Ibrahim  fined 2 shillings on the 30 October 1886.

 

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The  documents numbered below and the Ottoman dictionary on the left side of the screen were prepared and sourced at the KKTC Near East University in 2004

 

 

Sayfa No: 4

Dava No: 338

Dava Türü: Rüst iddiası ve mal talebi

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Sayfa No: 154

Dava No: 518

Dava Türü: Tereke

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Sayfa No: 156

Dava No: 519

Dava Türü: Tereke

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Sayfa No: 174

Dava No: 546

Dava Türü: Mehir

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KKTC   YAKIN DOĞU ÜNİVERSİTESİ EĞİTİM BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ    

OSMANLICA PALEOGRAFYASI VE ARŞİVCİLİK EĞİTİMİ

 

ANA BİLİM DALI    

1911-1916 YILLARI ARASI ŞER´ İYE SİCİLİ

(Dava No: 333-564)  

 

YÜKSEK LİSANS TEZİ

Özin REYHAN  

 

Tez Danışmanı

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Ömer YARAŞIR    

 

Lefkoşa, 2004

 

 

Sayfa No: 4

Dava No: 338

Dava Türü: Rüst iddiası ve mal talebi

(1) Kıbrıs cezîresinin merkez vilâyeti olan Lefkosa kazâsına mülhak Değirmenlik

kazâsına tâbi´ Luricina karyesi sâkinelerinden iken bundan akdem vefât iden (2)

Rahime bint-i Mehmed bin Yusuf’un sadrî oğlı ve hâlen yirmi bir yasını mütecâviz

olup âkil ve bâliğ ve bülûğuna rüsdi munzam oldığını iddi´â iden isbu bâ´isü’l-vesîka

(3) Seyyid Ali bin Kâmil meclis-i ser´-i serîf-i enverde mezbûrun pederi ve hâl-i

sigarında tesviye-i umûrına bâ-hüccet vasî-i mansûbı olmağla mâl-i mevrûsına bi’lvesâye

vaz´-ı yedi mütehakkık (4) olan Kâmil bin Seyyid Ali mahzarında üzerine

da´vâ ve takrîr-i kelâm idüp hâlen ben yirmi bir yasımı tecâvüz idüp âkil ve bâliğ ve

bülûğuma rüsdüm munzam olup umûrumı bi-nefsihi rü´yete (5) kâdir ve i´ânet-i

vasîden müstağnî olmamla vâlidem müteveffât-ı mezbûre Rahime’den mevrûs bermûcib-

i defter-i kassâm mâlımı pederim ve vasîm mezbûr Kâmil’den hâlen taleb

iderim su`âl olunup (6) bana teslîme kıbel-i ser´den pederim vasî-i mezbûra tenbîh

olunmak murâdımdır didükde gıbbe’s-su`âl ol dahi cevâbında müdde´î-i mezbûrun

ber-mûcib-i defter-i mezkûr mâl-i mevrûsına bi’l-vesâye (7) vaz´-ı yedini ikrâr idüp

lâkin müdde´î-i mezbûrun ber-minvâl-i muharrer rüsd müdde´âsını inkâr idicek

müdde´î-i mezbûr Seyyid Ali’den vech-i mesrûh üzere müdde´âsına beyyine (8)

taleb olundukda ´udûl-i ahrâr-ı ricâl-i Müslimînden ve karye-i mezbûre sâkinlerinden

Mustafa bin Hüseyin ve Yusuf bin Mehmed nâm kimesneler li-ecli’s-sehâde meclis-i

ser´e (9) hâzırân olup eserü’l-istishâd fi’l-hakîka isbu müdde´î-i mezbûr Seyyid Ali

el-yevm yirmi bir yasını tecâvüz idüp âkil ve bâliğ ve bülûğuna rüsdi munzam (10)

olup umûrını bi-nefsihi rü´yete kâdir ve i´ânet-i vasîden müstağnîdir biz bu husûsa

bu vech üzere sâhidlerüz sehâdet dahi iderüz diyü her biri (11) bi’l-muvâcehe edâ-i

sehâdet-i ser´iyye itdüklerinden sonra sâhidân-ı mezbûrân Mustafa bin Hüseyin ve

Yusuf bin Mehmed Ağalar usûl-i mevzû´asına tevfîkan (12) sırran ve ´alenen lede’ttezkiye

´adl ve makbûlü’s-sehâde idükleri ihbâr olunmağın mûcibiyle müdde´î-i

mezbûr Seyyid Ali’nin rüsdine ba´de’l-hükm ve’t-tenbîh mâ-vaka´ (13) bi’t-taleb ketb olundı harrere fi’l-yevmi’l-hâmis ´aser min sehri Cemâdiyi’l-âhir li-seneti ´isrîn

ve selâse mi`eten ve elf.

Sühûdü’l-hâl

Mahkeme Kâtibi Mehmed Nazım Efendi

Odacı Hasan Ağa

Zabtiyye Mustafa

 

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Sayfa No: 154

Dava No: 518

Dava Türü: Tereke

(1) Kıbrıs cezîresinin merkez vilâyeti olan Lefkosa kazâsına mülhak Değirmenlik

nâhiyesine tâbi´ Luricina karyesi sâkinelerinden iken efrencî bin dokuz yüz (2) bes

senesi Eylül’ünün onuncu günü vefât iden Mustafa bin Osman’ın verâseti zevce-i

menkûhe-i metrûkesi Tuti bint-i Yusuf ve pederi mezbûr (3) Osman bin Mustafa ile

vâlidesi Emine Kara Hasan ve sulbî sagîr oğulları Osman ve Yusuf ve Hasan’a

münhasıra oldığı bi’l-ihbâr ´inde’s-ser´i’l-enver (4) zâhir ve mütehakkık oldukdan

sonra sigâr-ı mezbûrûnun vakt-i rüsd ve sedâdlarına değin tesviye-i umûrlarına kıbeli

ser´den vasî nasb ve ta´yîn (5) olunan vâlideleri mezbûre Tuti verese-i kibâr

ma´rifetleri ve ma´rifet-i ser´le tahrîr ve bey´ ve beyne’l-vereseti’l-mezbûre tevzî´ ve

taksîm olunan (6) müteveffâ-yı mezbûrun terekesi defteridir ki ber-vech-i âtî zikr ve

beyân olunur harrere fi’l-yevmi’s-sâmin ´aser min sehri Sa´bâni’l-mu´azzam li-seneti

selâse ve ´isrîn (7) ve selâse mi`eten ve elf.

(8) sandalye 10/81

çuval 1/54

besli kuzu 1/144

dağarcık 1/12

def´a dağarcık 1/13

def´a dağarcık 1/3

bir parça ip /2.20 para

terâzî 1 - timür kaya 1/17

(9) sepet 3/3.10 para

kasayı 1/1

köfün 4/17

def´a köfün 1/6

def´a köfün 2/18

def´a köfün 3/20

binlik 1/5

kamıs köfün 2/5

(10) bakla fî 12/21

torba 1/9

def´a torba 1/4

sahtiyan çizme çift 1/5.10 para

değirmen 1/13.20 para

müsta´mel kebe 1/15

timür kürek 1/4

balta 1/10

(11) tahta kürek 1/12

çizme çift 1/126

çapa 1/7

semer çift 1/6

def´a semer 1/8

sapan 1/45

def´a sapan 1/36

boyunduruk 1/4

(12) kayıs 1/11

sapan timüri 3/3

orak 2/2

çapa sapı 1/2

def´a boyunduruk 1/9

bardak 1/3

çatal 3/9

zeytûn küpü 1/11

(13) su küpü 1/10

barastadu 1/11

büyük küp 1/15

sürgi 1/33

döğen 1/79

müsta´mel sapan 1/10

müsta´mel döğen /18

kancık merkeb ma´a sıpa 1/1170

(14) def´a kancık merkeb 1 - ma´a sıpa 1/1287

öküz 1/1557

bir mikdâr favta samanı /10

bir mikdâr yaba tası /40

yulaf kîl 55/550 fî/10

burçak kîl 10/248

(15) favta kîl 32/320 fî/10

küp 1/22

def´a küp 1/11

tahmînen otuz bes merteklik bir oda saman /729

sa´îr kîl 100/1350

hınta kîl 98/2793 fî/28

(16) bir mikdâr fıskı /135

sa´îr kîl 10/135

hınta kîl 10/285 fî/28

küp 2/23

def´a küp 2/30

çamasır teknesi 1/20

inek re`s 1/1080

(17) bir buçuk dönüm bağ /351

üç dönüm bağ /540

kerpiç 4300/380

Đbrahim’in zimmetinde olup tahsîl olunan /36

Luricina karyeli Ali Đsmail zimmetinde müteveffâ-yı mezbûrun alacağı olup Avukat

Ahalliya Efendi ma´rifetiyle tahsîl olunan /1096

(18) yine karye-i mezbûreli Arif Süleyman zimmetinde müteveffâ-yı mezbûrun

alacağı olup tahsîl olunan /1187

cem´an yekûnü’l-mezkûrât /16343

(19) minha’l-ihrâcât

(20) deyn-i müsbet zevce-i mezbûre Tuti’nin mehr-i mü`eccel bâ-sehâdet Arif bin

Sarı Hüseyin ve Đsmail bin Đbrahim ba´de’t-tezkiye /1501

hamâliye ve zâhire ölçmek ücreti /45

muhtâriyye /18

tezkere parası /6

(21) giden me`mûrun hayvân kirâsıyla masârif-ı sâ`iresi /89

hükûmete ´â`id dellâliyye /210

münâdiye virilen /67

yekûnü’l-mezkûrât /1937

(22) sahhü’l-bâkî li’t-taksîm beyne’l-vereseti’l-mezbûre /14406

(23) hisse-i zevce-i mezbûre Tuti /1801

hisse-i eb-i mezbûr Osman /2401

hisse-i ümm-i mezbûre Emine /2401

hisse-i sagîr-i mezbûr Osman

2601

- 68 resm-i kısmet ma´a kaydiyye

2533

(24) hisse-i sagîr-i mezbûr Yusuf

2601

- 38 kezâ

2533

hisse-i sagîr-i mezbûr Hasan

2601

- 68 kezâ

2533

(25) verese-i kibâr hisselerini kâmilen ahz eyledikleri gibi sigâr-ı mezbûrûnun

hisseleri olan yedi bin bes yüz toksan gurûs (26) li-ecli’l-hıfz ve’l-istirbâh Lefkosa

eytâm emvâli sandığına irsâl kılındığı serh virildi

 

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Sayfa No: 156

Dava No: 519

Dava Türü: Tereke

(1) Kıbrıs cezîresinin merkez vilâyeti olan Lefkosa kazâsına mülhak Değirmenlik

nâhiyesine tâbi´ Luricina karyesi sâkinelerinden iken efrencî bin dokuz yüz bes

senesi sehr-i Eylül’ün (2) besinci günü vefât iden Hadice bint-i Yusuf Onbası’nın

verâseti vâlidesi Rahime bint-i Bosnak Mehmed ile pederi mezbûr Yusuf Onbası ve

sadrî sagîr oğlı Mustafa’ya (3) münhasıra oldığı bi’l-ihbâr ´inde’s-ser´i’l-enver zâhir

374

ve mütehakkık oldukdan sonra sagîr-i mezbûrun vakt-i rüsd ve sedâdına değin

tesviye-i umûrına kıbel-i ser´den vasî nasb (4) ve ta´yîn olunan ceddi mezbûr Yusuf

Onbası ma´rifeti ve ma´rifet-i ser´le tahrîr ve bey´ olunan müteveffât-ı mezbûrenin

terekesi defteridir ki ber-vech-i âtî zikr ve beyân olunur harrere (5) fi’l-yevmi’lhâmis

´aser min sehri Sa´bâni’l-mu´azzam li-seneti selâse ve ´isrîn ve selâse mi`eten

ve elf.

(6) etmek tahtası 1/18

bir kulblu tava 1/15

iki kulblu tava 1/26

tas 1/10

tabak 22/29

büyük tencere 1/103

hamur teknesi 1/72

tırabeza 2/20

(7) yün yatak 1 - sandık 1 - yorgan 1 - yasdık 2 - âyîne 1/360

yekûnü’l-mezkûrât /653

(8) minha’l-ihrâcât

(9) dellâliyye

15

- 4 münâdiye virilen

11

muhtâriyye /18

yekûnü’l-ihrâcât /33

(10) sahhü’l-bâkî li’t-taksîm beyne’l-vereseti’l-mezbûre /620

(11) hisse-i eb-i mezbûr Yusuf Onbası /103

hisse-i ümm-i mezbûre Rahime /103

hisse-i sagîr-i mezbûr Mustafa /404

(12) müteveffât-ı mezbûrenin peder ve vâlidesi hisse-i irsiyyeleri olan iki yüz altı

gurûs ahz ü kabz eyledikleri gibi sagîr-i mezbûr Mustafa’nın hisse-i irsiyyesi (13)

olan dört yüz dört gurûs li-ecli’l-hıfz ve’l-istirbâh eytâm emvâli sandığına

gönderildiği isbu mahalle serh virildi.

 

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Sayfa No: 174

Dava No: 546

Dava Türü: Mehir

(1) Kıbrıs cezîresinin merkez vilâyeti olan Lefkosa kazâsına mülhak Değirmenlik

nâhiyesine tâbi´ Luricina karyesi sâkinelerinden zâtı ta´rîf-i ser´î ile (2) ma´rife isbu

bâ´isetü’l-vesîka Ayse bint-i Yusuf nâm hatun meclis-i ser´-i serîf-i enverde zevci

Eklisiya karyeli müteveffâ Abdülkadir bin Osman’ın sulbî sagîr (3) oğulları Ömer ve

Osman’ın vasî-i mansûbları Lefkosalı Mehmed Nazım Efendi bin Hâcı Hüseyin Ağa

muvâcehesinde takrîr-i kelâm ve ta´bîr ´ani’l-merâm idüp zevcim (4) müteveffâ-yı

mezbûr Abdülkadir hâl-i hayâtında bundan altı sene mukaddem bes yüz bir gurûs

mehr-i mü`eccel ve bes yüz bir gurûs mehr-i mu´accel makbûz tesmiyesiyle beni

kendüye (5) tezervüc ve kabûl idüp ´akd-i nikâh beynimizde kâ`im iken mehr-i

mü`eccel-i mezkûr bes yüz bir gurûs bana kable’l-edâ fevt olmağla meblağ-ı mehr-i

mü`eccel-i (6) mezkûr bes yüz bir gurûs zevcim müteveffâ-yı mezbûrun emvâl-i

metrûkesinden olarak taleb iderim diyü ba´de’d-da´vâ ve’l-inkâr müdde´iye-i

mezbûre Ayse Hatun ber-minvâl-i (7) muharrer müdde´âsını ´udûl-i ahrâr-ı

Müslimînden varaka-ı mestûre ile her biri mahallinden evvelâ sırran ve ba´dehu

´alenen lede’t-tezkiye ´adl ve makbûlü’s-sehâde idükleri ihbâr (8) olunan Luricina

karyeli Mustafa bin Ramazan ve Yusuf bin Ali sehâdetleriyle bi’l-muvâcehe bernehc-

i ser´î ba´de’l-isbât ve’l-half mûcibiyle meblağ mehr-i mü`eccel-i (9) mezkûr

bes yüz bir gurûs müteveffâ-yı mezbûrun emvâl-i metrûke-i vâfiyesinden müdde´iyei

mezbûre Ayse Hatun edâ ve teslîme vasî-i mûmâ-ileyh Mehmed Nazım Efendi’ye

tenbîh (10) olundığı i´lâm ve tescîl olundı harrere fi’l-yevmi’t-tâsi´ ve’l-´isrîn min

sehri Saferi’l-hayr li-seneti erba´ ve ´isrîn ve selâse mi`eten ve elf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Muzzafer's poems page 2 Muzzafer's poems page 3 Muzzafer's poems page 4 Muzzafer's poems page 5 Muzzafer's poems page 6 Muzzafer's poems page 7 Muzzafer's poems page 8 Konstantinos archives 16+2

Translation , courtesy of Panicos Nikiforou

 

Governors Tour

The Nicosia Governor Mr. Montagu visited the morning of the day before yesterday (Sunday) the villages Nissou, Idalion (Dali), Lympia and Louroutzina.

On Monday morning he visited Syrianochori.

 

Anexartitos Journal, 01/04/1939 (Independent Journal, 01/04/1939)

Translation. Courtesy of Panicos Nikiforou

 

AGRICULTURAL ISSUES

 

In Louroutzina work will be carried out on anti corrosion works, which will benefit an area of 200 skales. 2/3 of the cost will be paid by the Government and the third by the land owners not in cash, but by working

 

Important note' 200 skales is roughly 50 acres of land. Each Skala or dönüm in Turkish is about 1000 Square metres

Translation Courtesy of Panicos Nickiforou

 

Note; It's not a word for word translation as the Greek and English text is not always easy to translate exactly. apologies if there are odd mistakes

 

THE HANGING OF THE 2 BROTHERS FROM LOUROUJINA

WHAT THEY SAID DURING THERE  THE LAST MOMENTS

 

Yesterday at around 8:00 a.m., in the central prison in Nicosia, the hanging of the two brothers Mustafa Patta and Yusuf Bairam Pourounti from Louroutzina took place, as is known they were given the ultimate punishment of death at the Court of Assizes for murdering the priest of Louroutzina.

At the place of execution were present the Governor of Nicosia, the director of prisons, the provincial doctor and his assistant.

The two convicts trembling and almost being pulled to the scaffold, and all the time until the time of execution they calling for mercy and uttering the words "Mary (Panayia), help us." Only one of the two brothers, at the last moment when the loop was placed around his neck, cried aloud: "stop I want to talk to you." But it was too late, because the gallows had  already done its work.

 

Eleftheria (Freedom) Journal, 10.12.1924.

Bedasi article 2 Bedasi article 1

Translation by courtesy of Mikis Hadjineophytou

 

From “Eleftheria” newspaper, 24.10.1953

 

Ismail Arif Petasis from Louroudjina, was yesterday referred to the Criminal Court, accused of escaping from prison where he was serving a 12 year sentence for carrying out a robbery.

At yesterday’s hearing, Christakis Constantinou, the prison warden who helped in the arrest, told the Court the following:

On September 18 he was on leave, visiting Limassol with his wife. At 9 a.m. he and his wife, riding his motorbike, went to visit Aglaitsa Pavlou in Androutsou Street. As they were lead into the hall, he heard a street vender shout “I have good pomegranates”. The vender held a bicycle on which there was a “siriza” (I do not know what this is ismail). The vender was Arif Ismail Petasis.

He gave his wife one shilling and asked her to buy pomegranates while he went to an adjacent window and watched carefully to confirm his suspicion. His wife called the vender who approached and the warden made sure that the vender was indeed the wanted fugitive.

He then took his motorbike and went to phone the Police Station, returning immediately to meet his wife who informed him that the man with the pomegranates moved towards St Andreas Street. He rode his motorcycle once again and followed closely the fugitive. They went through St Andreas Street and Rigainis Street and entered Richmond Palmer Street. Here, he approached Petasis to within 5 yards.

Both then moved to Eleftherios Venizelos Street where his motorcycle touched the back wheel of Petasis’s bicycle. Petasis turned towards the Prison warden who was wearing his uniform and shouted at him in a threatening tone “turn back re for I will shoot you”. At the same time he put his right hand into the right pocket of his trousers. He then climbed down his bike, through the siriza off, then climbed back onto the bike and started running to avoid arrest.

The warden immediately used his police whistle. The two men run through Richmond Palmer and Olympion Streets and entered the Public Garden. Here, Petasis threatened the warden for a third time. He steered his motorcycle onto the bicycle of Petasis and due to the impact both men were thrown onto the ground. The two men struggled and Petasis managed to grab the police whistle from the mouth of the warden and threw it as far away as he could.

In the meantime, some citizens came to the scene. Andreas Kaffas was hit on the hand by a stone thrown by Petasis and left shouting “my God, my hand. He hit me”. At that critical moment some policemen arrived, arrested Petasis and drove him to the Central Prisons in Nicosia.

Petasis was taken to the Criminal Court with hands and feet tied with chains!

This news report was published soon after Ismail Bedasi's escape from prison. It provides a very rare photo of a very youthful Bedasi. The next article below gives a very vivid description of his eventual capture in October 1953.

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THE THEFT OF THE BAG

 

An Ottoman from Louroujina named  Hasan Mourat was arrested for the theft of a postal bag. The theft happened at the road between Larnaca and Nicosia and we wrote about it in one of our previous sheets. He was brought to court by the police this week

In the hands of the Ottoman had been seized various perfume bottles, obviously from the stolen postal bag.

 

 

An 1876 document from Archbishop Sofronios to the Hoja of Lurucina