1608 - 1623 Great King Kwang-hae [Kwang-hae-ju], King of Korea. b. at the Kyongbok Palace, Seoul, November 1573, as Yi Hon, second son of Great King Son-jo [So-gyong T'ae-wang], by his fourth wife, Lady Kim, the Kong-bin, educ. privately. Granted the title of Prince Kwang-hae (Kwang-hae-gun) in his youth. Invested as Crown Prince (Wang-se-ja) by his father, 1592. Succeeded on the death of his father, 16th March 1608. Ascended the Peacock Throne, 18th March 1608. Deposed and banished to Kyodong, by Lord Yun Pang, 12th April 1623. Demoted to the rank and title of a junior prince (Kwanhae-gun) and never granted a posthumous regal name. m. Queen Yu [Mun-hwa Wang-hu] (d. on the island of Kyodong, October/November 1623, bur. Kawang-hae-myo, Yangju), exiled with ther husband, 12th April 1623. He d. in exile, on the island of Kyodong, August 1641 (bur. Kawang-hae-myo, Yangju).
1623 - 1649 Great King In-jo [Hon-mun T'ae-wang], King of Korea. b. 7th December 1595, as Yi Chong, eldest son of King Won-jong, by his first wife, Queen Ku In-hon, educ. privately. Styled Grand Prince Nung-yang (Nungyang T'ae-gun), before his accession. Proclaimed on the deposition of his uncle, 12th April 1623. Enthroned at the Kyongun Palace, Seoul. Forced to flee Seoul 4th January 1637 by a massive army of Manchu, Mongol and Chinese troops. Forced to send two of his sons as hostages to Manchuria. m. (first) Queen Han [In-yol Wang-hu] (b. 16th August 1594; d. 16th January 1636, bur. Chang-nung, near Munsan). m. (second) 1638, Queen Cho [Chang-yol Wang-hu] (b. 16th December 1624; d.s.p. at the Ch'anggyong Palace, Seoul, 20th September 1688, bur. Hui-nung, Yangju), raised to the title of Great Dowager Queen (Chaui T'ae-bi) after 1649, and the posthumous title of Chang-yol Wang-hu. m. (third) Lady Cho, the Kwi-in. m. (fourth) Lady Chang, the Sug-won (d.s.p.). m. (fifth) Lady Na, the Suk-ui (d.s.p.). He d. at the T'ae-jo-jon, Ch'angdok, Palace, Seoul, 17th June 1649 (bur. Chang-nung, near Munsan) having had issue, seven sons and one daughter:
1) Prince (Won-ja) Yi …, Crown Prince Sohyon (Sohyon Wang-se-ja). b. 1612 (s/o Queen Han In-yol). Appointed as Crown Prince (Wang-se-ja) 1625. Surrendered as a hostage to the Manchu Emperor T'ien-Ts'ung 1637. m. 1640, Lady Kang, the Minhoe-bin (d. by taking posion on the orders of the King, 1646), daughter of Kang Sok-ki, Counsellor of State, of Kimch'on. He d.v.p. at Seoul, two months after his return, 1645 (bur. Sogyong-won), having had issue, three sons, including:
a) Prince (Wang-son) Yi Pa-ek, Prince Kyongson (Kyongson-gun) (s/o Lady Kang, the Minhoe-bin). Appointed as Heir Apparent 1645. He d. young (bur. Sogyong-won).
b) Prince (Wang-son) Yi …(s/o Lady Kang, the Minhoe-bin). He was k. on the orders of his grandfather, 1648.
c) Prince (Wang-son) Yi … (s/o Lady Kang, the Minhoe-bin). He was k. on the orders of his grandfather, 1648.
Prince Milp'ung. Candidate for the succession in the 1728. He was k. on the orders of King Yong-jo, 1728.
2) Prince (Wang-ja) Yi Ho, Grand Prince Pongim (Pongim T'ae-gun), who ascended the Peacock Throne as Great King Hyo-jong [Son-mun], King of Korea (s/o Queen Han In-yol) - see below.
3) Prince (Wang-ja) Yi Myo, Grand Prince Inp'yong (Inp'yong T'ae-gun). b. 1622 (s/o Queen Han In-yol). Special Ambassador to the Emperor of China. He d. 1658 (bur. Kongju), having had issue, at least four sons, including:
a) Prince (Wang-je) Chang-ong [Chang-jong Wang-je] (bur. P'al Dal Mountain). He had issue:
i) Prince Yi …, who had issue:
(1) H.H. Yi Ku, Prince Namyon (Namyon-gun). b. as Yi Chae-jung, educ. privately. Adopted and appointed to succeed the long-discontinued lineage of the house of H.H. Prince Yi Chin, Prince Unshin - see below. Raised to the title of Prince Nammyon (Nammyon-gun) together with the name Yi Ku, 1816. He d. 183x (bur. Kaya-dong, Duksan), having had issue, at least four sons:
(a) Prince Yi …-ung, who had issue, a son:
(i) Prince Yi Chae-…, who had issue, a son:
1. H.H. Prince Yi Ki-yong [Ki Ri]. b. 1883. m. 1901, H.H. Princess Yi Ki (b. 10th July 1883), eldest daughter of Ri Rin-kyu. He d. before 1936.
(ii) H.H. Prince Yi Chae-sun [Ye Chai Soon], Prince of Chungan (Chun-gan-gun). b. 1854 (first cousin of Emperor Kwang-mu). Adopted by the elder brother of H.M. Great King Ch’ol-jong [Yong-hyo Huil-yun T’ae-wang]. Special Ambassador to Japan 1895-1896, Minister of the Household 1896-1897, falsely accused of complicity in an attempted murder and briefly arrested 1898, Special ambassador to the Coronation of King Edward VII 1902. Rcvd: GC of the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan (x.2.1901). m. at Seoul, 9th January 1902, the daughter of Shim Kon-t’ak. He d. by suicide (after taking opium for offending the Emperor), at Seoul, 1st March 1904, having had issue.
(ii) H.H. Prince Yi Chae-wan [Yi Jaewan], Prince of Wansun (Wansun-gun) (cre 1899). b. at Seoul, 1855. Adopted son of Prince Yi Haeung, Prince of Heung (Heungwangunuibok). Royal Secretary, Minister of the Royal Household 1898-1899, Envoy Extr & Minister Plen to Japan 1899, Special Ambassador to the Emperor of Japan 1905-1906, Vice-Minister for War 1907-1910, Gen Supt, Presdt Hansong Bank Ltd 1903. Cre Marquis Yi Chai-wan in the peerage of the Japanese Empire 1910. He d. 1922.
(c) H.H. Prince Yi Ch'oe-ung. b. 1815? (older brother of the T'ae-won-gun), educ. privately. Presdt Council of Royal Kinsmen, Chief State Counsellor 1874-1882, Presdt of the Office for Management of State Affairs 1881-1882. He was k. (beaten to death) at Seoul, in the Soldier's Mutiny, 23rd July 1882, having had issue:
(i) H.H. Prince Yi Chae-gung. Vice-Presdt Council of Royal Kinsmen, Dir of the Depts of Recruitment & Language Study 1882. He d. 21st February 1882, having had issue, two sons.
(d) H.I.H. Prince Yi Ha-ung Kang-Su Kyëng-Mok Chün-Hei Haing-Chi, Grand Prince Regent Hungson (Hungson T'ae-won-gun) [Hung-son Wang]. b. at Seoul, 22nd January 1811 (see Korean repository July 1898 p.241), educ. privately. Lord High Executioner 1864-1866, raised to the rank of T'ae-won-gun and served as Regent for his son 29th March 1866-5th November 1873. Exiled to Paoting in South China 1882-1885 for his part in the attempted coup d'etat of 23rd July 1882. Granted the titles of Hungson-gun (Prince of Hungson), Tai-to (Great Elder) 1873, Kang-Su Kyëng-Mok Chün-Hei Haing-Chi 18th July 1892, and raised to the posthumous title of Wang (King) 18th September 1901. m. H.I.H. Princess (Pu T'ae-pu-in) Min [H.I.H. Princess T'ae-won-gun] (b. March 1808; d. at the Unhyon Palace, Seoul, 8th January 1898, bur. Kumgok), granted the titles of Yei-Hun Ton-Chang 18th July 1892, and Myung-heun T'ae-hu, baptised into the Roman Catholic Church 11th October 1896, daughter of H.E. Min Ch'i-ku, sometime Minister for Public Works, of Yohung. He d. at the Unhyon Palace, Seoul, 22nd February 1898 (bur. Kumgok), having had issue, three sons and three daughters:
(i) H.I.H. Prince Yi Chae-son [Lee Jae Son], 2nd Prince Hung (Hung Ch’in-hwang). b. before 1844 (s/o a junior wife). Led an insurrection to reinstate his father as regent in the autumn of 1881. Raised to the title of Prince Hung-bok (Hung-bok-gun), and to the posthumous rank of an Imperial Prince as Hung Ch’in-hwang. m. (first) Lady Hong, who had an only son. m. (second) Lady Lee, who had one daughter. He d. (committed suicide), at the Kyonghui Palace, Seoul, 25th December 1881 (bur. Kumgok), having had issue, one son and one daughter, including:
1. H.H. Prince Yi …-yong, Prince Hung-won (bur. Kumgok). He had issue, a son:
a. Yi Kong. He was k. in Japan during a bombing raid in WW2 (bur. Kumgok).
1. Lieutenant-General H.H. Prince Yi Chun-yong [Yi Jun] [Shun Ri], Prince Yongson (Yeongseon-gun). b. at Seoul, 1871 (s/o Lady Hong), educ. in the UK. Granted the titles of Prince Sokchong (Sokchong-gun) and prom to Prince of Yongson (Yeongseon-gun Yi Chun) 1910. Vice-Minister for Home Affairs 1894-1895, Env Ext & Minister Plen to Japan 1895, PC (1895). Banished to Kyodang island for allegedly conspiring with the tonghaks to murder the King, 19th April 1895. Went into voluntary exile in Japan after riots in Seoul. Rcvd: the Grand Orders of the Golden Measure, Auspicious Stars and of the Plum Blossoms, Imperial 50 Years Felicitations (1901), Forty Year Reign (1902), Crown Prince’s Wedding (1907), Enthronement (1907), and Imperial Tour (1909) Commemorative Medals, the GC of the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan. m. (first) H.H. Princess Kim [Princess Kin Ri] (b. 8th July 1878; d. before May 1975), eldest daughter of Kim Zai-tei. He d. at Hojo, Awa, Japan, 1917, having had issue, an only daughter:
a. H.H. Princess Yi Chin-won [Lee Jinwan]. m. at the Public Hall, Seoul, 20th December 1934, Yun Won Suni, third son of "cousin No2", from the family of Marquis In.
(iii) Yi Hyong, Prince Myong-bok, Prince Ik-song (Ik-song-gun), who succeeded as H.M. Emperor Kwangmu Eung-Myöng Ip-Küi Chi-Hwa Shin-Yel [Ko-jong T'ae-Hwang-je] [Konyang], Emperor of Korea (s/o Princess Min) - see below.
(i) A daughter. b. before 1844 (d/o Princess Min). m. H.E. Cho Pyeng-ho (s/o Cho Ki-jin?), sometime Presdt. Brd. of War. She d. before 1898.
(ii) Another daughter. b. after 1852 (the youngest c/o Princess Min). m. H.E. Cho Chung-ku (s/o Cho Ki-jin?), a high government official.
(iii) Another daughter. m. H.E. Yi Yun-yong, stepbrother of Yi Wan-Yong.
b) Prince (Wang-je) Yi ..., Prince Pokson (Pokson-gun). Proposed as a candidate for the throne by one of the conspiritors of 1680.
4) Prince (Wang-ja) Yi …(s/o Queen Han In-yol).
5) Prince (Wang-ja) Yi …(s/o Queen Han In-yol).
6) Prince (Wang-ja) Yi …, Prince Hoe-un (Hoe-un-gun) (s/o Lady Cho, the Kwi-in). Envoy to China in 1637 and 1640. He was k. (executed for rebellion), 1644.
7) Prince (Wang-ja) Yi …(s/o Lady Cho, the Kwi-in).
1) Princess Hyo-myong (Hyo-myong Ong-ju) (s/o Lady Cho, the Kwi-in). Banished from court on a charge of treason 1651-1658. m. 1647, … She d. after 1658.