JOHOR

The Bendahara Dynasty

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1862 - 1895 H.H. Paduka Sri Sultan Sir Abu Bakar al-Khalil Ibrahim Shah ibni al-Marhum Dato’ Temenggong Sri Maharaja Tun Ibrahim, By the grace of God, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of the State and Territory of Johor, GCMG (20.3.1876), KCSI (17.9.1866). b. at Teluk Belanga, Singapore, 3rd February 1833, eldest son of H.H. Sri Paduka Dato Temenggong Sri Maharaja Daeng Ibrahim bin Dato Temenggong Sri Maharaja ‘Abdu’l Rahman, Maharaja of Johor, by his first wife, Encik Ngah, educ. Keasberry’s Acad, Mount Zion, Singapore. Succeeded on the death of his father as Dato’ Temenggong Sri Maharaja and Maharaja of Johor, 31st January 1862. Elected by the Muar chiefs as ruler of Muar, in succession to Sultan ‘Ali, 8th November 1877. Proclaimed a Constitution (the first in history) which introduced cabinet government and a legislature, 14th April 1885. Assumed the hereditary title of Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of the State and Territory of Johor, 11th December 1885 (recognised by the British authorities and granted a permanent salute of 17-guns 13th February 1886). Formally proclaimed as Paduka Sri Sultan Abu Bakar al-Khalil Ibrahim Shah at Johor Bahru, 1st July 1886. Crowned at the Istana Besar, Johor Bahru, 29th July 1886. Founded the Most Esteemed Royal Family Order (Darjah Kerabat Yang Amat di-Hormati) and the Most Honourable Order of the Crown of Johor (Darjah Mahkota Johor Yang Amat Mulia), 31st July 1886. Rcvd: the Prince of Wales’s Gold Medal (1876), the Imperial Order of the Osmans (Nishan-i-Osmanieh) special class in brilliants of Turkey (24.4.1893), GC of the Orders of Kalakaua I of Hawaii (26.11.1881), Franz Joseph of Austria (1893), the Order of the Crown of Prussia 1st class (23.6.1880), the Imperial Order of the Double Dragon 1st class, 1st grade, of China (10.12.1892), Cdr of the Order of the Crown of Italy (1891), and the Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order. m. (first) at Pahang, June 1858, Y.A.M. Encik Wan Chik binti Dato’ Bendahara Sri Maharaja Tun Muhammad Tahir, Encik Puan Besar (b. 1843), daughter of Y.A.M. Tun Muhammad Tahir bin Dato’ Bendahara Sri Maharaja Tun ‘Ali, Dato’ Bendahara Sri Maharaja of Pahang, by his first wife, Y.A.M. Tunku Chik binti al-Marhum Sultan Ahmad Taj ud-din Halim Shah, daughter of H.H. Maulana Paduka Sri Sultan Ahmad Taj ud-din Halim Shah I ibni al-Marhum ‘Abdu’llah al-Mukarram Shah, Sultan of Kedah. m. (second) 1870, Y.A.M. Encik Zubaida binti ‘Abdu’llah, Encik Puan Besar (b. at Badung, Bali, 25th November 1849; d. at “Sunnyside”, Johor Bahru, 1st June 1936, bur. there at the Sultan Abu Bakar Mausoleum, Bukit Mahmoodiah), née Cecilia Catherina Lange, daughter of Mads Johansen Lange, Pungwa Besar of Kessiman, Knt of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, a Danish citizen resident in Bali, by Nonya Sangnio, daughter of the Captain China of Kuta. m. (third) at Singapore, December 1885, Encik Puan Fatima binti ‘Abdu’llah [H.H. Sultana Fatima] (b. at Hong Kong; d. at Singapore, 24th February 1891, bur. at the Sultan Abu Bakar Mausoleum, Bukit Mahmoodiah, Johor Bahru), née Wong Ah Gew, granted the title of Sultana with the style of Her Highness, 8th July 1886, a clanswoman of Wong Ah Fook, the famous Johor Chinese entrepeneur and sometime Tuan Besar of Sungai Mersing. m. (fourth) at Istanbul, Turkey, 22nd September 1893, Che’ Khadija Khanum [H.H. Sultana Khadija] (m. second, at Singapore, 27th December 1898, H.E. Muhammad Kiamil Bey, sometime Ottoman Consul-General in Batavia, Singapore, Liverpool and Crete and Imperial Cmsnr in Bulgaria, and d. at Woodneuk, Tanglin, Singapore, 1st February 1904, bur. there at the Temenggong Mausoleum, Teluk Belanga, crowned at the Istana Zahra, Johor Bahru, as Sultana of Johor with the style of Her Highness, 28th February 1894 (retained her titles in widowhood and remarriage), a lady of Circassian origin from Istanbul. He d. at Bailey’s Hotel, South Kensington, London, 4th June 1895 (bur. at the Sultan Abu Bakar Mausoleum, Bukit Mahmoodiah, Johor Bahru), having had issue, one son and four daughtersdaughters:
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1895 - 1959 Major-General H.R.H. Paduka Sri Sultan Al-Haj Sir Ibrahim al-Mashur ibni al-Marhum Sultan Sir Abu Bakar, By the grace of God Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of the State and Territory of Johor, GCMG (1.1.1916, KCMG 22.6.1897), GBE (c 3.6.1935, KBE m 1.1.1918). b. at Istana Bidadari, Serangoon, Singapore, 17th September 1873, as Tunku Ibrahim Iskandar, only son of H.H. Paduka Sri Sultan Sir Abu Bakar al-Khalil Ibrahim Shah ibni al-Marhum Dato’ Temenggong Sri Maharaja Tun Ibrahim, Sultan of Johor, GCMG, KCSI, by his second wife, Y.A.M. Encik Zubaida binti ‘Abdu’llah, Encik Puan Besar, educ. privately. Cmsnd as Lieut Johor Military Forces (Askar Tembilan Setia Negri Johor) 1890, ADC to the Sultan 1890-1895. Appointed as Heir Apparent and invested as Tunku Mahkota of Johor at Istana Besar, Johor Bahru, 23rd May 1891. Succeeded on the death of his father, 4th June 1895. Proclaimed at the Balai Cengkeh, Istana Zahrah, Johor Bahru, 7th September 1895. Crowned there, 2nd November 1895. Attended the Coronation of King-Emperor George VI and Queen-Empress Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey in London, 1937. Celebrated his Diamond Jubilee on 17th September 1955. Lived in England for long periods of his reign. Hon Maj-Gen British Army 17/9/1947, Maj-Gen Johor Military and Volunteer Forces 17/3/1941, Col-Cdt Johor Military Forces 4/6/1895-1942, Col-Cdt Johor Volunteer Rifles 1/10/1914-1928, Hon Col Johor Volunteer Engineers 1/1/1928-1942, Colonel-in-Chief The Sultan’s Own Johore Military Force 1946-1959. Hon FZS (Scots). Hon Presdt Johore Planters’ Assoc. Patron All Ceylon Malay Assoc 1922-1959, Johore Malay Officers’ Assoc 1939-1959, Royal Johore Polo Club, Singapore Polo Club 1945-1959, etc. Hon Fellow of the Scottish Zoological Soc. Rcvd: DK and SPMJ (23.5.1891), DMN of Malaysia (31.8.1958), DK of Kelantan (9.10.1953), Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee (1897), Coron (1902, 1911, 1937 and 1953) and Silver Jubilee (1935) medals, GC of the Orders of the White Elephant (28.9.1924) and Crown of Siam (2.8.1898), Crown of Romania (16.7.1920), Royal Order of Cambodia (1933), Dragon of Annam (27.1.1933), Rising Sun of Japan (9.4.1934), and the Crown of Italy (1938), the Imperial Order of the Osmans (Nishan-i-Osmanieh) 1st class of Turkey (4.6.1898), and GO of the Order of the Million Elephants & White Parasol of Laos (1951). m. (first) at Istana Tyersall, Tanglin, Singapore, 5th October 1892, H.H. Sultana Maimuna (b. 15th November 1876; d. at Istana Pasir Pelangi, Johor Bahru, 2nd September 1909, bur. there at the Royal Cemetery, Bukit Mahmudiah), née Y.M. Ungku Maimuna binti ‘Abdu’l Majid, granted the title of Tunku Ampuan Besar 21st September 1893, and crowned as Sultana with the style of Her Highness 2nd November 1895, daughter of Y.M. Ungku ‘Abdu’l Majid ibni al-Marhum Dato’ Temenggong Sri Maharaja Tun Ibrahim, by his second wife, Che’ Puan Amina binti ‘Abdu’llah, from the Wong family of Singapore, a sister of Sultana Fatima. m. (second) 1897, H.H. Sultana Ruqaiya (b. 4th September 1880; d. at Istana Pasir Pelangi, Johor Bahru, 8th March 1926, bur. there at the Sultan Abu Bakar Mausoleum, Bukit Mahmudiah, Johor Bahru), née Che’ Ruqaiya, crowned as Sultana with the style of Her Highness, 30th August 1920, probably a lady of Indian origin. m. (third) Y.M. Che’ Hasana binti Dato Ja’afar [Cik Dara], Encik Tengku (b. 1877; m. second, Y.M. Ungku Muhammad bin ‘Abdu’l Rahman, by whom she had one daughter. m. third, Y.B. Dato’ Wan Muhammad bin Dato’ Wan Ja’afar, by whom she had one son, and d. at the Istana Muar, 10th August 1935, bur. there at the Muslim Cemetery), half-sister of The Hon Dato’ Sir Onn bin Ja’afar, KBE, and fourth daughter of Y.A.B. Dato’ Ja’afar bin Haji Muhammad, CMG, first Chief Minister of Johor, by his third wife, Datin Wan Emon binti Abu Talib, daughter of Y.M. Encik Wan ‘Abu Talib bin Nong Yahya, Laksamana Kapal Perang. m. (fourth) 1926, Y.M. Ungku Intan binti Ahmad (d.s.p. 1958), daughter of Y.M. Ungku Ahmad bin Muhammad. m. (fifth) at Prince’s Row Register Office, London, and the Mosque, Woking, Surrey, 15th October 1930 (div. 31st December 1937, effective 5th April 1938), as her second husband, Helen Bartholomew (b. at Glasgow, 21st December 1889; d. at Homelands Nursing Home, Cowfold, Horsham, Sussex, 13th August 1977), crowned as Sultana at the Istana Besar, Johor Bahru, 18th November 1931, and styled Her Highness Sultana Helen Ibrahim until her divorce and Lady Helen Ibrahim thereafter, rcvd: DK, SPMJ, Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron (1937) medals, widow of Captain William Brockie Wilson, MC, later RAMC, sometime Assist Principal MO Johor, and daughter of John Bartholomew, sometime sawmaster of Glasgow, Scotland, by his wife, Catherine. m. (sixth) at Caxton Hall Register Office, London, 6th November 1940, H.H. Sultana Marcella Ibrahim (b. in Austria, 7th November 1915; d. after a long illness, at Grosvenor House, London, 1st June 1982), née Marcella Mendl, who took the name Fawzia binti ‘Abdu’llah on converting to Islam and was styled Lady Marcella Ibrahim from 6th November 1940 until declared Sultana with the style of Her Highness 17th September 1947 and formally crowned at Johor Bahru 17th September 1955, Patron Johor Girl Guides Assoc, rcvd: DK (17.9.1947), SPMJ (17.9.1947), and GC of the Order of the Crown of Romania, daughter of Edgar Mendl, from Romania, a relative of Sir Charles Ferdinand Mendl, sometime spymaster and Press Attaché at the British Embassy in Paris and of Sir Sigismund Ferdinand Medl, MP. He d. at Grosvenor House, London, 8th May 1959 (bur. Sultan Abu Bakar Mausoleum, Bukit Mahmudiah, Johor Bahru), having had issue, four sons and one daughter:
Sultan Al-Haj Sir Ibrahim al-Mashur, also had issue before his first marriage, by an unknown lady:
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