ETHIOPIA

Tigray

GENEALOGY

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1831- 1855 H.E. Ras Wube Haile Mariam, Prince (Mesfin) of Tigray. b. 1799, son of H.E. Dejazmatch Haile Mariam Gabre, Governor of Semen, by his first wife, Woizero Mintaye, educ. privately. Baptised as Kidane Mariam. Governor of Semien 1826-1855. Assisted in the capture and murder of Dejazmatch Sabagadis and was rewarded with the Governorship of Tigray by Ras Dori, February 1831. Raised to the titles of Dejazmatch 1826, and Ras 1832. Defeated by Emperor Tewodros at the battle of Darasge, 8th February 1855. Deposed and imprisoned in chains on the same day. m. (first) Woizero Yeworq Weha (d. ca. 1825), daughter of Dejazmatch Maru, of Dembiya. m. (second) ca. 1828, Woizero Dinqinash, daughter of his predecessor, Dejazmatch Sabagadis Woldu. m. (third) Woizero Lekiyaye (d. after 1869). He was k. at Magdala, 1859, having had issue, six sons and four daughters:
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1855 - 1863 H.E. Ras Araya Dimtsu [Abba Meqtcha], Prince (Mesfin) of Tigray. b. ca. 1810, son of Dejazmatch Dimtsu Debbab, of Endarta, by his wife, Woizero Tabotu, daughter of Shum Agame Woldu. Governor of Tigray 1855-1863, imprisoned at Magdala 1863- 1868, Crown Councillor 1868-1889. He was k. defending the Emperor's baggage train from the Mahdists, at Metemma, 11th March 1889, having had issue, five sons and one daughter:
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1863 - 1867 H.E. Ras Bariaw Pawlos, Prince (Mesfin) of Tigray. Appointed as Imperial Governor of Tigray 1863. m. Woizero Altash (d. October 1890), former wife of H.I.M. Emperor Menelik II, and eldest daughter of H.M. Tewodoros II, Elect of God and King of Kings of Ethiopia, by a secondary wife. He had issue, a son:
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