Who were our ancestors? Tarihin Türkce çevrisi İngilizce yazıdan sonra devam etmektedir

ML_VRD_TMT_d____16152_00024. 1833

The 1833 property valuation document. Pages 48 & 49.

ML_VRD_TMT_d____16152_00025. 1833

The 1833 property valuation document. Pages 50 & 51

ML_VRD_TMT_d____16152_00026. 1833

The 1833 property valuation document. Pages 52 & 53

Sipahi 1

A Sipahi provided the main fighting force of the Ottoman army. By the period 1833 however their effectiveness, due to modern firepower became much diminished. The Şilioni, Garaoli and Topal Hasan were recorded as Sipahi's in the census of 1831. Their large ownership of land recorded in the 1831 T.C Başbakanlık Osmanlı Arşivleri, TŞR.KB.d.00040, was their reward for their services to the Sultan.
Soon after this period the sipahi ceased to be a major force, and some like the topal Hasan saw some of their family members returning to Turkey while the Şilioni and Garoli stayed to become among the largest family trees in Lurucina.

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The Sipahi on the left. Osprey men at arms series. plate B2. describes them as the ''Feudal cavalry were the backbone of medieval Ottoman armies.''

Kitchener map 1

1882 Map of Lord Kitchener showing Katrini on the right. Mehmet Ismail Katri was awarded large chunks of land near the main Nicosia-Larnaca road for his services to the Ottoman empire. The position of his land and the building shown was very important post, as it was the main highway from the capital to the sea port of Larnaca. Lurucina on the left was no more than 2 miles away. The church to the north of Katrini was the Philidhiotisa and the medieval ruins of a village can just be seen in the top right hand corner of the map. Its possible this was the Venetian village Damalia shown on maps of the 16th-17th centuries. Unfortunately I cannot verify this with 100% certainty

Lurucina school by Orhan Ari

Courtesy of Eren Ari

Husniye Demirtas 18

Courtesy of Husniye Demirtas

Husniye Demirtas 24

Courtesy of Ibrahim Yakula. Possibly 1972-73 or 73-74. 23 April celebrations


Courtesy of Hansel Usta

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