PERLIS

The Jamal ul-Lail Dynasty

GENEALOGY

continued from the pervious page.
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
1897 - 1904 H.H. Tuan Syed Sharif Safi ibni al-Marhum Tuan Syed Alawi Jamal ul-Lail, Raja of Perlis Indra Kayangan. b. in Kedah, 10th September 1862, son of Y.M. Tuan Syed Alawi ibni al-Marhum Tuan Syed Ahmad Jamal ul-Lail, by his wife, Wan Fatima binti Dato’ Wan Ismail, educ. Royal Corps of Pages, Bangkok, Siam, and St Xavier’s Institution, Penang. Granted the title of Kun Phra’ Mo by the King of Siam, subsequently appointed as Heir Presumptive (Bakal Raja) and prom to the title of Phra’ Sundara. Succeeded on the death of his grandfather, 17th February 1897. Formally invested by the King of Siam with the personal title of Phya Sungrama Visitra Vilasa Asmara Phya Perlis, at the Grand Palace, Bangkok, 13th May 1897. His short reign was remarkable for the efforts made to improve the economic prospects of the state, towards which he constructed roads, established a regular boat service to Penang, instituted sanitation schemes, built schools, promoted agriculture and rubber production and attracted traders to Perlis, all of which increased the population and the revenues several fold. Rcvd: KC of the Order of the Crown of Siam, Officer of the Order of the White Elephant, Dusdi Mala Medal (civil), etc. m. (first) at the palace of the Kralahom, Bangkok, Thailand, 1880, Y.M. Wan Sa’adiah [Michu], a Siamese Muslim lady. m. (second) Y.M. Tengku Sa’adiah (d.s.p.). m. (third) Y.M. Sharifa Jahara (d.s.p.). m. (fourth) Che’ Sofia (d.s.p.). m. (fifth) at Bangkok, Che’ Shamsia, daughter of Lebai Mat Amin. He d. after an operation to remove an abscess on the liver, at the Istana di-Raja, Arau, 30th December 1904 (bur. there at the Royal Mausoleum), having had issue an only son by his first wife, and three sons and six daughters by his fifth wife:
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
1904 - 1943 H.H. Raja Tuan Syed Alwi ibni Al-Marhum Raja Syed Safi Jamal ul-Lail, Raja of Perlis Indra Kayangan, KBE (c 1.1.1938, CBE c 2.6.1923), CMG (3.6.1931). b. at the Istana di-Raja, Arau, 13th April 1881, eldest son of Y.M. Tuan Syed Safi Jamal ul-Lail ibni al-Marhum Syed Alawi Jamal ul-Lail, Raja of Perlis Indra Kayangan, by his first wife, Wan Sa’adiah, educ. St Xavier's Institution, Georgetown, Penang, and Malay Coll, Kuala Kangsar. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Raja Muda, May 1897. Succeeded on the death of his father, 30th December 1904. Formally invested by the King of Siam with the personal title of Phya Visitra Sungrama Rama Vijitra Phya Perlis, at the Grand Palace, Bangkok, 4th October 1905. Came under British protection when Siam transferred the State of Perlis to the control of the United Kingdom, 16th July 1909. Granted the hereditary style of His Highness by King George V. A progressive and enlightened ruler, who did much to modernise his little principality. Rcvd: KC of the Order of the Crown of Siam, King George V Coron (1911) and Silver Jubilee (1935), and King George VI Coron (1937) medals. He d.s.p. at the Istana di-Raja, Arau, 1st February 1943 (bur. there at the Royal Mausoleum).
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
1943 - 1945 H.H. Raja Tuan Syed Hamza ibni al-Marhum Syed Safi Jamal ul-Lail, Raja of Perlis Indra Kayangan. b. 1895, third son of Y.M. Tuan Syed Safi ibni al-Marhum Syed Alawi Jamal ul-Lail, Raja of Perlis Indra Kayangan, by his fifth wife, Inche' Shamsia binti Lebai Mat Amin, educ. St Xavier's Institution, Georgetown, Penang. Vice-Presdt Perlis State Council 1937-1943. Selected by the Japanese as successor to his elder brother, disregarding the rights of the Heir Apparent, and formally installed as Raja of Perlis at the Istana di-Raja, Arau, 2nd February 1943. The state was ceded to Thailand on 20th August 1943, as part of the agreement which had allowed the Japanese to invade Malaya from Thai territory. Deposed on the arrival of the British Military Administration, 17th September 1945. Renounced all claims to the throne, 18th September 1943. Went into voluntary exile at Satun (Setol) in Thailand, but later returned and settled at Alor Star. Composer of the Perlis State Anthem 1935. Rcvd: King George V Silver Jubilee (1935) and King George VI Coron (1937) medals. m. (first) H.H. Tengku Kalsum binti al-Marhum Sultan 'Abdu'l Hamid Halimshah (b. 17th January 1893; d. 1964) fourth daughter of Colonel H.H. Paduka Sri Sultan 'Abdu'l Hamid Halim Shah II ibni al-Marhum Sultan Ahmad Taj ud-din al-Mukarram Shah, Sultan of Kedah, KCMG, by his sixth wife, Inche' Manja Lara, daughter of Luang Nara Puriraksha. m. (second) Inche' Amina binti Merah Sutan. m. (third) Sharifa Amina binti Sayyid Abbas Al-Sagoff. He d. at Alor Star, Kedah, 20th February 1958 (bur. Royal Cemetery, Arau), having had issue, two sons and four daughters by Sharifa Amina:
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
continued on the next page.
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
PERLIS 1 PERLIS 2 PERLIS 4 PERLIS 5
MAIN ORDERS & DECORATIONS HOME
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
I would be grateful to hear from anyone who may have changes, corrections or additions to contribute. If you do, please be kind enough to send me an e-mail using the contact details at: Copyright© Christopher Buyers
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
CONTACT

Copyright©Christopher Buyers, November 2001 - January 2013