JOHOL

BRIEF HISTORY

The state of Johol is one of the component states of the Negri Sembilan Federation. Originally known as Pasir Besar, it was renamed Luak Johol in 1723. The ruler is one of the four traditional electors of the Yang di-Pertuan of the Negri Sembilan federation.
 
STYLES AND TITLES:
The ruler: Yang Amat Mulia Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan, Undang of Luak Jelebu.
The wife of the ruler: Yang Mulia To' Puan (if not of higher rank).
The Heir Apparent: Dato' Baginda Tan Mas.
 
RULES OF SUCCESSION:
The Dato' Undang is elected by the great nobles and vassals of the state, form amongst the male descendants of the first ruler, Dato' Putri Siti Awan in the female line. It is usual for the son of the eldest sister of the previous title-holder to succeed.
 
ORDERS AND DECORATIONS:
None, see Negri Sembilan.
 
GLOSSARY:
See Malaysia, main page.
 
SOURCES:
Ensiklopedia Sejarah dan Kebudayaan Melayu, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 1995.
Muzium Luak Johol - http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Den/7644/selamat-datang-luak-johol.htm.
R J Wilkinson, Papers on Malay Subjects, Malay History, Part V, Notes on the Negri Sembilan, FMS Government Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1911.
 

RULERS

1723 - 1747 Y.A.M. Dato' Putri Kunung Siti Awan [Setiawan I], 1st Datuk Undang Luak of Johol (fl). m. the Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan.
 
1747 - 1760 Dato' Rambut Panjang (f), 2nd Datuk Undang Luak Johol. She d. 1760 (bur. Gelombang).
 
1760 - 1790 Y.A.M. Dato' Putri Setiawan II (f), 3rd Datuk Undang Luak Johol. She d. 1790 (bur. Bukit Tengah Tanggai, Johol), having had issue:
 
1790 - 1810 Y.A.M. Dato' Rambutan Jantan, 4th Datuk Undang Luak Johol, niece of Dato' Daim, 1st Penghulu of Jempol.
 
1810 - 1820 Y.A.M. Dato' Nuri, 5th Datuk Undang Luak Johol.
 
1820 - 1840 Y.A.M. Dato' Abu Bakar Gubah [To' Bunchit], 6th Datuk Undang Luak Johol, son of Siti Ani, grand-daughter of Dato' Putri Setiawan II.
 
1840 - 1900 Y.A.M. Dato' Wan Saeto Rubah [Wan Eta], Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan, 7th Datuk Undang Luak Johol. b. 1810. He was k. 1900.
 
1901 - 1918 Y.A.M. Dato' Wan Omar bin Wan Hassan, 8th ato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan of Johol. Installed as Dato' Baginda Tan Mas, 1900. Elected and installed at Kampong Tanggai, as the Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan, and 9th Datuk Undang Luak of Johol, 1901. He d. February 1918.
 
1918 - 1947 Y.A.M. Dato' Kamat bin Haji Sulaiman, 9th Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan of Luak Johol, CBE (c 12.6.1947). b. at Kampung Bukit Istana, Johol, 1880, educ. Malay Sch., Nuri. Installed as Dato' Baginda Tan Mas, 1915. Elected and installed at Kampong Tanggai, as the Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan, and 9th Undang Luak of Johol, March 1918. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron. (1937) medals. m. Y.M. To' Puan Tisah binti Chelik. He d. at Mecca, Arabia, 14th August 1947, having had issue, seven children, including two sons:
 
1947 - 1973 Y.A.M. Dato' 'Abdu'l Manap bin Tolok, 10th Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan of Johol. b. at Kampung Rokan, Johol, 1907, educ. Malay Sch., Rokan. Installed as Dato' Baginda Tan Mas , 1941. Elected and installed at Johol as the Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan, and 10th Undang Luak of Johol, October 1947. Rcvd: Coron. medal (1953). m. 1933, Y.M. To' Puan Hajah Siti binti Haji Chanai. He d. at Rokan, Johol, 10th October 1973 (bur. Masjid Tengah, Kampung Pasit, Johol), having had issue, six children (and forty-one grandchildren).
 
1973 - 1985 Y.A.M. Dato' Haji 'Abdu'l Majid bin 'Abdu'l Wahid, 11th Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan of Johol. b. at Kampung Tanggai, Johol, 1902, educ. Malay Sch., Nuri. Installed as Dato' Baginda Tan Mas , 3rd March 1948. Elected and installed at Johol as the 11th Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan, and Undang Luak of Luak Johol, 10th October 1973. Rcvd: DTNS (24.5.1979), PJK (1973). m. Y.M. To' Puan Hajah Bedah binti Said. He d. at Kampung Tanggai, Johol, 3rd April 1985 (bur. there), having had issue, six children.
 
 
1985 - 1988 Y.A.M. Dato' Haji 'Abdu'l Rahman bin Mat Som [Waris Gemencheh], 12th Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan of Johol. b. at Kampung Tanggai, Johol, 1909, educ. Malay Sch., Nuri and the Madrassa Paya Rumput, Malacca. Installed as Dato' Baginda Tan Mas , 1974. Elected and installed at Johol as the 12th Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan, and Undang Luak of Johol, 4th April 1985. Rcvd: DTNS (1985). m. Y.M. To' Puan Hajah Isam binti Haji Hassan. He d. at Johol, 30th September 1988, having had issue, eleven children (and fifty-one grandchildren).
 
1988 - 2007 Y.A.M. Dato' 'Abdu'l bin 'Ali, Dato' Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan, 13th Datuk Undang of Luak Johol. b. at Kampung Tanggai, Johol, 14th January 1923, educ. Nuri Malay Sch., Air Mawang. Taken into forced labour under tha Japanese occupation and sent to work on the Thai-Burma Railway 1942-1945, repatriated to Malays in 1946. Joined the Federal Police Force in Kuala Lumpur 1948, served during the emergency, prom. Corporal 1953. Employed with the Dept. of Lands in Seremban 1957-1863, and the State Electricity Dept. at Port Dickson 1964-1976. Installed as Dato' Baginda Tan Mas, 7th October 1985. Selected as 13th Datuk Undang of Luak Johol, 30th September 1988. Installed at the Istana Besar, Sri Menanti, 24th November 1988. Rcvd: DTNS (1988). m. June 1945, To' Puan Selamah binti Sichat. He d. at Kampung Betung, Tanggai, 13th March 2007 (bur. Kampung Tanggai Muslim Cemetery), having had issue, nine sons and three daughters, including a seventh son:
 
The Heir Apparent: Dato' Muhammad bin 'Abdu'l Ghani, Dato' Baginda Tan Mas. b. at Kampung Rokan, Johol, 10th August 1940, educ. Malay Schs., Rokan and Gemencheh; Malay High Sch., Klang; and Siglap, Singapore. Installed as Dato' Baginda Tan Mas, 30th December 1988. He has issue, seven children.
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