PERSIA

Mohammerah

GENEALOGY

1680 - 1684 Shaikh Rahma bin Khaz’al.
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1684 - 1720 Shaikh Qassib [Chassib].
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1720 - 1740 Shaikh ‘Ali.
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1740 - 1786 Shaikh ‘Ali Mardan [Mir Dhao=Mirdao] bin Qassib bin Abud Al Asaf al-Muhaisin al-Ka’abi. He d. 1786, having had issue, five sons:
* Note: these younger sons, perhaps due to the great difference in age with their elder brother Yusuf, are frequently incorrectly shown as his sons.
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1786 – 1833 Shaikh Haji Yusuf bin Shaikh ‘Ali Mirdao Al-Ka’abi, Shaikh of Mohammerah, eldest son of Shaikh ‘Ali Mirdao bin Qassib al-Muhaisin Al-Ka’abi. Succeeded as Head of the al-Muhaisin branch of the al-Ka’abi tribes on the death of his father, before 24th October 1786. Founded his capital at Mohammerah, 1812 He d. at Mohammerah, before 21st May 1833, having had issue, a son:
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1833 – 1881 Shaikh Haji Jabir Khan bin Shaikh ‘Ali Mirdao Al-Ka’abi, Daulat Jah, Amir of Mohammerah. b. 1796, second son of Shaikh ‘Ali Mirdao bin Qassib al-Muhaisin Al-Ka’abi, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother as Head of the Al-Boukasseb branch of the Ka’ab tribes, before 21st May 1833. Established his independence and secured recognition as Governor of Mohammerah by the Shaikh of Shaikhs, Kaab Thamr, 1837. Recognised as hereditary Amir of the autonomous state of Mohammerah by decree of Nasir ud-din Shah in 1857, in which the latter undertook that the Persian state would not interfere in the internal affairs of the amirate. Granted the personal title of Daulat Jah by Nasir ud-din Shah. Appointed as Deputy Governor of Arabistan 1858 (confirmed 1862). He expanded Mohammerah from a mere fort into a commercial entreport of considerable wealth and importance, by dredging and widening the Karun River and making it navigable for large trading vessels. m. (first) Gulfidan Khanum, a former Circassian or Georgian slave acquired at Mecca. m. (second) Gulhaiyat Khanum, a former Georgian slave acquired at Mecca. m. (third) another former Georgian slave. m. (fourth) Noura, daughter of Shaikh Talal al-Rabi’ah. He d. 2nd November 1881, aged over ninety years, having had issue, nine sons:
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1881 - 1897 Shaikh Muhammad Miza’al Khan ibn Haji Jabir Khan, Mu’izz us-Sultana, Amir of Mohammerah. b. before 1839, third son of Shaikh Haji Jabir Khan bin Shaikh ‘Ali Mirdao Al-Ka’abi, Daulat Jah, Amir of Mohammerah, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 2nd November 1881 (confirmed by Imperial Firman). Granted the title of Mu’izz us-Sultana 1889. HE continued his father’s policy of expanding the Kurun River to international shipping and established his own shipping line, in competition to British commercial companies. He also established good relations with the neighbouring tribes, particularly the Al-Sadoun in Iraq and the Al-Sabah of Kuwait. Although he kept his distance from the British by not entering into any formal agreements, he encouraged the establishment of the first local British Consulate in 1890. m. fifteen wives, none of whm produced any children, including (a) a Georgian lady. m. (b) ca. 1877, the widow of his elder brother, Shaikh ‘Isa. He was k. (assassinated) at the landing stage of his palace at Al-Faylilah, 2nd June 1897.
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