ETHIOPIA

Tigray

GENEALOGY

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Dejazmatch Kefla Iyasus, son of Amda Mikael. Appointed as Dep. Governor of Tigray by Ras Mikael, but attempted to usurp power during his absence in 1763. Defeated, captured and killed. m. (first) Woizero Walatta Seyun (m. second, Fitawrari Zogo), daughter of H.E. Dejazmatch Wolde Rufael, by his wife, Woizero Maritu, daughter of H.E. Dejazmatch Tasfu Iraklis, of Slamet, sometime Governor of Semien. m. (second) … He was k. by Hezekeyas, son or grandson of Ras Mikael Sehul, 1764, having by had issue, three sons and one daughter by his first wife, and two other sons:
 
1790 - 1816 H.H. Ra'asa ra'usan Wolde Selassie [Abba Badinsah], Prince (Mesfin) of Tigray. b. at Endarta, 1736, second son of Dejazmatch Kefla Iyasus, of Endarta, by his wife, Woizero Walatta Seyun, educ. privately. Governor of Endarta 1788-1790. Became ruler of Tigray, Gondar, and most of the Marab-Malash (Eritrea) in 1790. Appointed as Bitwodad, as an additional Kagnazmatch and confirmed as ruler of Tigray, 24th March 1799. Entered into a Treaty of Friendship with Britain, 1805. m. (first) Woizero Setches, daughter of Dejazmatch Iraklis Tesfu. m. (second) Woizero Ambiah. m. (third) 1801, Princess (Woizero) Mentwab (d. from smallpox, at Chalaqot, Tigray, 16th February 1812), daughter of H.M. Emperor Hezekeyas, Elect of God and King of Kings of Ethiopia. m. (fourth) at Fellegdaro, 11th July 1812, Princess Sehin (b. 1799; m. second, 1816, and div. 1818, Dejazmatch Gabre Mikael [Abba Gurga], Shum Temben, by whom she had issue, one daughter - see above), daughter of H.M. Emperor Takla Giyorgis I [Fekr Seggad], Elect of God and King of Kings of Ethiopia. m. (fifth) Woizero Eyetshash (bur. Selassie Monastery, Chalaqot, Tigray), daughter of Agheldin Wolde Selassie Bokru, sometime Governor of Serai and Hamasen. He d. at Ansolo, 28th May 1816bur. in the grave of his brother, Manassie, at Selassie Monastery, Chalaqot, Tigray), having had issue, a son:
 
1816 - 1818 Dejazmatch Wolde Rufael [Abba Fetton], Prince (Mesfin) of Tigray, second son of Dejazmatch Debbab Kefla Iyasus, educ. privately. Succeeded his paternal uncle as ruler, under the regency of Dejazmatch Gabre Mikael of Tenben, 1816. Deposed and superceded by Dejazmatch Sebagadis Woldu, 1818. m. Woizero Aster (m. second, ca. March 1818, Dejazmatch Gabre Mikael [Abba Gurga], Shum Temben, by whom she had issue - see above), daughter of H.H. Ras Gugsa Marso, Viceroy of the Empire. He had issue.
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