Armenian Informants of the State in Karaman in 1845
Karaman Center 1845 Year Zimmiyan Notebook: Chapter 6
1845 Karaman Ömer Hodja, the Armenians in Şeyhli and Köhne Bedesten Neighborhoods!
It is seen that almost all of the non-Muslims living in houses in the central neighborhoods of Karaman in 1845 belonged to the Armenian Nation.
A tax called jizya was collected from these dhimmi citizens, who were generally tradesmen and artisans, subject to census. Jizya is a tax levied on general Christian and Jewish subjects.
The Armenian citizens of Karaman are divided into three on the issue of jizya and they are stated accordingly in the census: low (Edna), medium (Vüsta) and high (Âla). For example, jewelery can be said to be subject to high, tailoring, and low tax.
There is also an Armenian Nation Informant in the team that took part in the census of Armenian citizens. As it is known, an informant means a whistleblower. This is the picture of the informant and just like the "first mukhtar and the second mukhtar" in Muslim villages and neighborhoods, there were two people in charge of the Armenians as the first informant and the second informant.
As can be seen in the text, the District Governor of Karaman says: “Our Big Informant” for this informant. These informants also have their own seals, as you can see in the appendix, as with the mukhtars.
In my personal opinion, informants were on the alert to report possible treachery by members of the Armenian Nation against the state.
In 1845, 20 male Armenian citizens lived in 3 neighborhoods, 3 in 2 households in Ömer Hoca Neighborhood in the center of Karaman, 14 in 6 households in Şeyhli District and 3 male population in 2 households in Köhne Bedesten District.
Ömer Hoca Neighborhood
1- Hane1- Sarkis, son of Agya: tall, with a black mustache, 51 years old, jeweler.
2- House 2 - The son of the apostle Kazer: medium height, black beard, 50 years old, chercher.
3- Son Kazer son Mardiros, one year old.
1- House 1- Mardiros, son of Haci Garabet: tall, with a black mustache, 25 years old, a çerçi.
2- House 2- Dilot son of Sarkis: medium height, sweat mustache, 20 years old, jeweler's apprentice.
3- Brother, son of Sarkis, freak, seven years old.
4- House 3- Sarkis son of Agop: tall, yellow mustache, 37 years old, constructive.
5- House 4- Bogos son of Artun: medium height, limp, 78 years old, priest.
6- His brother, Garabet son of Papas: tall, yellow mustache, 35 years old.
7- Grandson Pirem son of Garabet, five years old.
8- The other one, Giregos son of Garabet, is one year old.
9- His nephew, Mardiros son of Kigorg: tall, with a sweaty mustache, 18 years old.
10- House 5- Bedros son of Artun, son of Kigorg: tall, gray-bearded, 60 years old. In trade in İçel.
11- His son Artun, son of Bedros, is eight years old.
12- House 6- Agop, son of Bedros: Tekiroğlu, tall, with a black mustache, 40 years old, pewter, trading in Divlede. 13- His son, Bedros son of Agop, is eight years old.
14- The other, Avadik son of Agop, is six years old.
Köhne Bedesten Neighborhood
1- House 1- Kirkor, son of Bağdasar: tall, with black mustache, 48 years old, tailor.
2- Son Avanis five years old%