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The Al-Busaid Dynasty

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11803 - 1804 H.H. Sayyid Sultan bin Al-Imam Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi Al-Yemeni Al-‘Omani Al-Azdi, Sayyid of Muscat and Oman. b. at Rustaq, 1755, fifth son of Sayyid Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi, Imam of Oman, by his wife, a sister of Shaikh Muhammad bin Nasir al-Jabry al-Ghafiry, of Zhahirah, sometime Governor of Bahrain, educ. privately. Resided in exile at Gwadar 1784-1792. Recalled to Muscat following the death of his nephew and installed as Regent by his brother, at Muscat, 18th March 1792. Concluded a treaty with the HEIC, 12th October 1798. m. (first) Sayyida Ghanneyeh bint Saif Al-Busaidi (b. 1774; d. before 16th May 1866), daughter of H.E. Sayyid Saif bin Muhammad bin Sa’id bin Muhammad bin ‘Abdu’llah Al-Busaidi, sometime Wali of Muscat. m. (second) a daughter of H.E. Sayyid Suliman bin Hamid Al-Busaidi, long time Wazir of Zanzibar. m. (third) a lady from the Al-Wahiba. m. (fourth) a daughter (d. before 23rd April 1803) of Shaikh Nasir bin Muhammad al-Ghafiry as-Shakily al-Ghafiry, of Zhahirah. He was k. onboard his yacht, the al-Badri, by pirates off Linjah, Persia, 17th November 1804 (bur. there), having had issue, three sons and one daughter:
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1804 - 1806 H.H. Sayyid Salim bin Sultan bin Al-Imam Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi Al-Yemeni Al-‘Omani Al-Azdi, Sayyid of Muscat and Oman. b. at Sumail, before 11th September 1790, eldest son of H.H. Sayyid Sultan bin Al-Imam Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi Al-Yemeni Al-‘Omani Al-Azdi, Sayyid of Muscat and Oman, by his first wife, Sayyida Ghanneyeh bint Saif Al-Busaidi, educ. privately. Governor of Bahrain 1802-1804. Proclaimed on the death of his father as joint ruler, with his younger brother, Sayyid Sa’id, 18th November 1804. Reigned under the Regency of his uncle, Sayyid Badr bin Saif until the latter’s death, 31st July 1806. Deposed as joint-ruler by his sister, Sayyida Aisha, who assumed the regency on behalf of their younger brother, Sa’id, 14th September 1806. m. several wives, including a lady from the family of Mulla Hasan bin Muhammad of the Banu Mu’in clan, of Qishm. He d. from paralysis, at Muscat, 4th April 1821, having had issue, three sons and one daughter:
  • 1) H.E. Sayyid Muhammad bin Salim Al-Busaidi. b. at Muscat, 1801, educ. privately. Counsellor of State 1824-1869, Regent for his uncle Sa’id during his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1824, again 15th December 1829-8th May1830, Mbr of the Council of Regency 1832, Wakil of Zanzibar 1829-1832 and of Muscat 1837-1844, Envoy Extr & Minister Plen to the Court of St James’s 1856-1857 and 1868. m. (first) Sayyida Raya bint Sa’id Al-Sa’id (b. at Muscat; d. at Kibhunda, Malindi, aged 90 years, before 1902), daughter of H.H. Sayyid Sa’id bin Sultan bin Al-Imam Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi Al-Yemeni Al-‘Omani Al-Azdi, Sultan of Muscat, Oman and Zanzibar, by Fatala, an Ethiopian suri. m. (second) ... He d. at Kjonda, Zanzibar, 26th July 1869 , having had issue, twelve children, including:
    • a) Sayyid ‘Abdu’llah bin Muhammad Al-Busaidi, of Kwambani. b. 1850 (s/o the second wife), educ. privately. m. (first) Sayyida Sweydu bint Sa’id Al-Sa’id, half-sister of his father’s principal wife, and daughter of H.H. Sayyid Sa’id bin Sultan bin Al-Imam Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi Al-Yemeni Al-‘Omani Al-Azdi, Sultan of Muscat, Oman and Zanzibar. m. (second) ... He had issue, an only daughter by his first wife (d. young) and a son by his second:
      • i) Sayyid Thabit bin ‘Abdu’llah Al-Busaidi. b. 1883 (s/o the second wife), educ. privately. m. (first) Sayyida Sharifa bint Hamad Al-Busaidiyah, daughter of Sayyid Hamad bin Muhammad Al-Busaidi. m. (second) Sayyida Sharifa bint ‘Ali Al-Sa’id, youngest daughter of H.H. Sayyid ‘Ali I bin Sa’id, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies, GCSI. He had issue, two sons and two daughters:
        • (1) Sayyid Gharib bin Thabit Al-Busaidi [Qahtan]. b. before 1917, educ. privately. He d. 1949.
        • (2) Sayyid Ahmad bin Thabit Al-Busaidi. b. at Zanzibar, 1919, educ. privately. m. at Stone Town, Zanzibar, 1947, Sayyida ‘Aliya bint Farid Al-Sa’id (b. at Zanzibar, 13th September 1933), daughter of Sayyid Farid bin ‘Ali Al-Sa’id, of Zanzibar. He had issue, two sons and eight daughters:
          • (a) Sayyid Adly bin Ahmad Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar, 1949, educ. privately.
          • (b) Sayyid Thabit bin Ahmad Al-Sa’id, educ. privately. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
          • (a) Sayyida Aida bint Ahmad Al-Sa’id.
          • (b) Sayyida Shireen bint Ahmad Al-Sa’id. m. H.H. Sayyid ‘Umar bin Abbas Al-Sa’id, youngest son of H.H. Sayyid Abbas bin Faisal Al-Sa’id, sometime Presdt Muscat Municipality and Ambassador to India, by his first wife, H.H. Sayyida Nura bint Muhammad Al-Sa’id, daughter of Sayyid Muhammad bin Turki Al-Sa’id. She had issue – see above.
          • (c) Sayyida Sawsam bint Ahmad Al-Sa’id[Susan].
          • (d) Sayyida Sharifa bint Ahmad Al-Sa’id.
          • (e) Sayyida Rawan bint Ahmad bin Thabit Al-Sa’id, educ. American Univ (BA), Cairo, Egypt, Loughborough Univ, Loughborough (MSc Econ), Leicestershire, and Stirling Univ (PG dip Investment Analysis), Scotland. Dir of Research at State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) 2005, Deputy Chair Oman ORIX Leasing Co SAOG. CEO, MD & Executive Dir ONIC Holding 2008, and of Takaful Oman Insurance SAOG since 2014, Chair Oman Investment Corp SAOC, and Al Kawther Fund. Dir National Bank of Oman SAOG since 2005, Oman Oil Marketing Co SAOG, National Investment Funds Co SAOC, ONIC Holding, Royal & Sun Alliance Oman SAOC, Oman National Investment Corp Hldg SAOG since 2008, National Life & General Insurance Co (NLGIC), International General Insurance (IGI), Jordan & National Finance House (NFH) (Bahrain), Public Authority for SME Development. Mbr Investment Cttee of Public Authority for Social Insurance, and the Ministry of Justice Orphans & Incapacitatedís Funds.
          • (f) Sayyida Najha bint Ahmad Al-Sa’id.
          • (g) Sayyida Reyya bint Ahmad Al-Sa’id.
          • (h) Sayyida Shafiqa bint Ahmad Al-Sa’id.
        • (1) Sayyida Na’ama bint Thabit Al-Busaidiyah. b. before 1917. m. as his second wife, Sayyid Hamud bin Muhammad Al-Busaidi, son of Sayyid Muhammad bin Saif Al-Busaidi. She had issue – see above.
        • (2) Sayyida Asila bint Thabit Al-Busaidiyah. b. 1917. m. as his first wife, Sayyid Muhammad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi, son of Sayyid Sa’id bin ‘Ali Al-Busaidi. She had issue, – see above.
    • b) Sayyid Hamad bin Muhammad Al-Busaidi, educ. privately. m. Sayyida Ghaluje bint Sa’id Al-Sa’id (d. at Zanzibar, before 1888), daughter of H.H. Sayyid Sa’id bin Sultan bin Al-Imam Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi Al-Yemeni Al-‘Omani Al-Azdi, Sultan of Muscat, Oman and Zanzibar. He d. at Zanzibar, 24th November 1899, having had issue, three sons and two daughters:
      • i) Sayyid Salim bin Hamad Al-Busaidi (s/o Ghaluje), educ. privately.
      • ii) Sayyid Humaid bin Hamad Al-Busaidi, educ. privately. He had issue:
        • (1) ? Sayyid Hamad bin Salim bin Humaid Al-Busaidi. Mbr Council of State 1997-2000.
      • iii) Sayyid Muhammad bin Hamad Al-Busaidi, educ. privately. m. Sayyida Nunuu bint ‘Ali Al-Sa’id, second daughter of H.H. Sultan Sayyid ‘Ali I bin Sa’id, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies, GCSI.
      • i) Sayyida Athmu bint Hamad Al-Busaidiyah. m. as his first wife, Sayyid Hamud bin Muhammad Al-Busaidi, son of Sayyid Muhammad bin Saif Al-Busaidi. She had issue – see above.
      • ii) Sayyida Sharifa bint Hamad Al-Busaidiyah. m. her first cousin, Sayyid Thabit bin ‘Abdu’llah Al-Busaidi (b. 1883), second son of Sayyid ‘Abdu’llah bin Muhammad Al-Busaidi. She had issue – see above.
    • c) Sayyid Darwish bin Muhammad Al-Busaidi, educ. privately. He d. at Zanzibar, 1893.
    • d) Sayyid Sa’id bin Muhammad Al-Busaidi, educ. privately.
    • a) Sayyida Thneyu bint Muhammad Al-Busaidi, educ. privately.
    • b) Sayyida Soraya bint Muhammad Al-Busaidiyah, educ. privately. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • c) Sayyida Shawana bint Muhammad Al-Busaidiyah, educ. privately.
    • d) Sayyida Ziana bint Muhammad Al-Busaidiyah [Zuzu], educ. privately. m. H.E. Sayyid Muhammad bin Sa’id  Al-Sa’id (b. at Muscat, before 6th August 1826 ; d. 1863), sometime Minister of the Interior and Head of the Civil Administration of Muscat and Oman, son of H.H. Sayyid Sa’id bin Sultan bin Al-Imam Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi Al-Yemeni Al-‘Omani Al-Azdi, Sultan of Muscat, Oman and Zanzibar, by an Ethipian suri. She had issue, three sons and two daughters – see below.
  • 2) H.E. Sayyid Hamad bin Salim Al-Busaidi. b. 1818, educ. privately. Governor of Masnah in 1854. Rebelled against Sultan Salim in 1868. m. (first) Sayyida Aisha bint Sa’id Al-Sa’id (b. at Muscat, Oman, before 1815; d. at Mizinjany, Malindi, 14th April 1886), daughter of H.H. Sayyid Sa’id bin Sultan bin Al-Imam Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi Al-Yemeni Al-‘Omani Al-Azdi, Sultan of Muscat, Oman and Zanzibar, by Nur us-Sabah. m. (second) ... He had issue, six sons and two daughters:
    • a) Sayyid Saif bin Hamad Al-Busaidi. b. ca 1843 ,educ. privately. He d. at Zanzibar, 22nd February 1905.
    • b) Sayyid Talib bin Hamad Al-Busaidi, educ. privately.
    • c) Sayyid Kindeh bin Hamad Al-Busaidi, educ. privately. Convicted for trading in slaves in Zanzibar, March 1900. He d. at Zanzibar, 27th March 1907, having had issue, two sons:
      • i) The Hon Sayyid Salim bin Kindeh Al-Busaidi, educ. privately. MLC Zanzibar 1926. Presdt & Leader Arab Assoc. m. (first) ... m. (second) Bibi Sa’ida. m. (third) Sayyida Maya bint Sa’id Al-Sa’id (b. at St Helena, 4th August 1918), elder daughter of his son-in-law, Sayyid Sa’id bin Khalid bin Barghash Al-Sa’id, of Zanzibar, by his first wife, Bibi Sahira. He had issue, three daughters:
        • (1) Sayyida Nazha bint Salim Al-Busaidiyah. b. at Zanzibar, 15th December 1916 (d/o the first wife), educ. privately. m. as his second wife, Sayyid Sa’id bin Khalid Al-Sa’id (d. before 1954), second son of Sayyid Khalid bin Barghash Al-Sa’id, of Zanzibar – see Tanzania (Zanzibar). Copyright©Christopher Buyers
        • (2) Sayyida Anisa bint Salim Al-Busaidiyah. b. at Zanzibar, 9th February 1938 (d/o Sa’ida), educ. privately. Styled Her Majesty the Sultana of Zanzibar from 9th December 1963 to 1968. Patroness Zanzibar Ladies’ Club 1963. m. (first) at Zanzibar, 1955 (div. at Portsmouth, Hants., 1968), as his first wife, H.M. Sultan Sayyid Jamshid bin ‘Abdu’llah, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies, GCMG (b. at Zanzibar, 16th September 1929), eldest son of H.H. Sultan Sayyid ‘Abdu’llah bin Harub, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies, KBE, CMG, by his wife, H.H. Sayyida Tohfa bint ‘Ali, eldest daughter of H.H. Sultan Sayyid ‘Ali II bin Hamud, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies. m. (second) at Portsmouth, Hants, 4th April 1972, Michael Perkins (formerly Ginns) (b. at Sefton Park, Liverpool, 19th April 1939), late Flight Lieut RAF, son of Harry Ginns, sometime motor salesman, by his wife, Phyllis Phylenian, née Knight. She had issue, two sons and three daughters by her first husband – see Tanzania (Zanzibar).
        • (3) Sayyida Moza bint Salim Al-Busaidiyah. b. at Zanzibar, 14th April 1941 (d/o Sa’ida), educ. privately.
      • ii) Sayyid Sa’id bin Kindeh Al-Busaidi, educ. privately. He had issue, one son and one daughter:
        • (1) Sayyid Kindeh bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi. b. at Zanzibar, 8th August 1920. He d. before 1954, having had issue, one son:
          • (a) Sayyid Sa’id bin Kindeh Al-Busaidi. b. at Zanzibar, 17th March 1942.
        • (1) Sayyida Nunuu bint Sa’id Al-Busaidiyah, educ. privately. m. Sayyid Qais bin Khalid Al-Sa’id (b. at Zanzibar, 1917), son of Sayyid Khalid bin Barghash Al-Sa’id, of Zanzibar. She had issue, three sons – see Tanzania (Zanzibar).
    • d) Sayyid Hilal bin Hamad Al-Busaidi, educ. privately. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • e) Sayyid Muhammad bin Hamad Al-Busaidi, educ. privately.
    • f) Sayyid Thanaiyan bin Hamad Al-Busaidi. b. 1883, educ. privately. Settled in Zanzibar.
    • a) Sayyida … bint Hamad Al-Busaidiyah. m. at Muscat, 1873, H.H. Sayyid Turki bin Sa’id, Sultan of Muscat and Oman and dependencies, GCSI (b. at Muscat, before 1st June 1832; d. there, 5th June 1888), son of H.H. Sayyid Sa’id bin Sultan bin Al-Imam Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi Al-Yemeni Al-‘Omani Al-Azdi, Sultan of Muscat, Oman and Zanzibar, by an Ethiopian suri. She had issue – see below.
    • b) Sayyida Moza bint Hamad Al-Busaidiyah. m. H.H. Sultan Sayyid Barghash bin Sa‘id, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies, GCMG (b. at the Bait al-Sahel, Stone Town, Unguja, Zanzibar, before 7th April 1837; d. there, 26th March 1888, bur. beside Sultans Khalid and Majid, Makusurani Mausoleum), son of H.H. Sayyid Sa’id bin Sultan bin Al-Imam Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi Al-Yemeni Al-‘Omani Al-Azdi, Sultan of Muscat, Oman and Zanzibar, by Fatala, an Ethiopian suri. She d. at Zanzibar, 1918, having had issue – see Tanzania (Zanzibar).
  • 3) Sayyid Serhan bin Salim Al-Busaidi. He had issue, a son:
    • a) Sayyid ‘Ali bin Serhan Al-Busaidi.
  • 1) Sayyida Ghaliya bint Salim Al-Busaidiyah. m. H.H. Sayyid Thuwaini bin Sa’id, Sultan of Muscat and Oman and dependencies (b. at Muscat, before 9th October 1820; k. in his sleep by his eldest son following a dispute over the imposition of new taxes, at Sohar Fort, 14th February 1866, bur. there), son of H.H. Sayyid Sa’id bin Sultan bin Al-Imam Ahmad bin Sa’id Al-Busaidi Al-Yemeni Al-‘Omani Al-Azdi, Sultan of Muscat, Oman and Zanzibar, by Khurshid, an Indian suri from Malabar. She had issue – see below.
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