ETHIOPIA

Begameder

GENEALOGY

Shaikh 'Umar  of Yajju
(k. at Salawa, 17th June 1538)
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Wolle
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Abiyu
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Wolle
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Abba Getiye
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Gwangul Merid [Abba Seru]
(with whom we treat)

Abba Seru Gwangul, grandson of Omar Sheik, an Oromo nobleman who settled in Yajju ca. 1529. He had issue:Abba Getiye, son of Wolle, a descendant of Sheikh 'Umar, an Oromo nobleman of the Bartuma clan, who settled in Yajju ca. 1529. He had issue, three sons:
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1784 - 1788 H.H. Ras Bitwodad  'Ali Gwangul [Tiliku], son of Gwangul Merid, of Yajju, by his third wife, Woizero Galibu, educ. privately. Raised to the title of Dejazmatch and appointed as Governor of Begameder 17th February 1784. Viceroy (Enderasse) of the Empire 1788. m. (first) …m. (second) at Garagara, before 10th October 1787, Princess Altash (d. after 1788), daughter of H.M. Elect of God, Emperor Fakr Seggad [Takla Giyorgis I], King of Kings of Ethiopia. He d. at Garagara, Begameder, 18th June 1788 (bur. at Lalibela, Lasta), having had issue, a daughter:
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1788 - 1792 H.H. Ras Aligaz Gwangul, son of Gwangul Merid [Abba Seru], of Yajju, by his third wife, Woizero Galibu, educ. privately. Appointed as Wagshum by his brother of Ras 'Ali [Tiliku] 1788. Succeeded him as Viceroy (Enderase) of the Empire and Governor of Begameder, 1788. Defeated and expelled by Ras Wolde Gabre in 1792. m. (first) …m. (second) 1790, Woizero Qatsaro, daughter of Woizero Hirut, sister of Ras Hailu Yosadiq, Prince of Gojjam. He d. at Yajju, before 5th August 1803, having had issue, four sons:
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1793 - 1799 Ras Wolde Gabre, second son of Abba Seru Gwangul, educ. privately. Governor of Damot and Begameder and Mezikker of Agaw 1793. He was k. in battle with Ras Mired, at Wagara, 20th July 1799 (bur. at the Monastery Church of St Mikael, Atsatsame).
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1799 - 1825 H.H. Ras Gugsa [Abba Deigeo], son of Marso Barento, by his wife, Woizero Kefey, daughter of Gwangul [Abba Seru], educ. privately. Appointed Raised to the title of Dejazmatch 29th July 1799. Governor of Fogara under Imam Amade Kolase of Warrahimano, Governor of Gojjam and Begameder 1799-1824, Viceroy of the Empire 1802-1818, and Governor of Semien, Lasta, Yajju and Wallo. m. (first) Woizero Lomitu. m. (second) before November 1810, Woizero Walatta Iyasus, former wife of H.M. Emperor Egwala Seyun [Newaya Seggad], Elect of God and King of Kings of Ethiopia, and daughter of Marso Barento [Abba Gateyye Warrasek], by his wife, Woizero Kefey, daughter of Gwangul Merid [Abba Seru]. m. (third) Princess (Woizero) Walatta Fakr, daughter of H.M. Elect of God, Emperor Fakr Seggad [Takla Giyorgis I], King of Kings of Ethiopia, by his fourth wife, H.M. Empress Hirut, daughter of H.H. Ras Mikael Sehul, Prince of Tigray, and Viceroy (Enderase) of the Empire. m. (fourth) Princess (Woizero) Amata Selassie (d. 1799), daughter of H.M. Elect of God, Emperor Fakr Seggad [Takla Giyorgis I], King of Kings of Ethiopia. He d. at Dabra Tabor, Begameder, 25th May 1825 (bur. there at the Haile Iyasu Church), having had issue, two sons and four daughters:
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1825 - 1828 H.H. Ras Yimam [Ymar], son of Marso Barento, by his wife, Woizero Kefey, daughter of Gwangul [Abba Seru], educ. privately. Viceroy (Enderasse) of the Empire and Governor of Begameder. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 1825. He k. at Yajju, after returning from battle with Ras Mariye, January 1828.
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1828 - 1831 H.H. Ras Mariye [Maru], son of Marso Barento, by his wife, Woizero Kefey, daughter of Gwangul [Abba Seru], educ. privately. Viceroy (Enderasse) of the Empire and Governor of Begameder. b. 1745, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, January 1828. He was k. (shot in the head) by Ato Hagos Sabagadis, at Sere, 15th February 1831 (bur. Dabra Abay).
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1831  H.H. Ras Dori, son of Marso Barento, by his wife, Woizero Kefey, daughter of Gwangul [Abba Seru], educ. privately. Viceroy (Enderasse) of the Empire and Governor of Begameder. Governor of Amara until 1823, and of Damot 1823-1831. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, February 1831. He d. of natural causes, in Begameder, 18th June 1831 (bur. at the Haile Iyasu Church, Dabra Tabor).
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1831 - 1853 H.H. Ras 'Ali Alula [Tekku], Viceroy (Enderasse) of the Empire and Governor of Begameder. b. 1818, son of H.E. Dejazmatch Alula Gugsa, sometime Governor of Damot, by his wife, H.M. Empress Menen, educ. privately. Appointed after the death of his grand uncle, as Viceroy (Enderasse) of the Empire and Governor of Begameder July 1831. Succeeded his father as Governor of Gojjam. Defeated by Tewodros and deposed as Viceroy, 29th June 1853. Escaped to Showa. m. (div. 1842) Woizero Hirut, elder daughter of Ras Wube Haile Mariam, sometime Governor of Tigray and Semien. He d. in Showa, 1866, having had issue, one daughter:
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