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1824 - 1835 Lieutenant-General H.H. Abu ‘Abdu’llah Husain II Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis. b. 5th March 1784, elder son of H.H. Amir al-Umara Abu’l ‘Abdu’llah Mahmud Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis, by his first wife, H.H. Princess Amina [Menana] Beya, third daughter of H.H. Amir al-Umara Abu’l Hasan ‘Ali II Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis, educ. privately. Appointed as Heir Apparent and formally invested with the title of Bey al-Mahalla, 20th February 1815. Proclaimed on the death of his father, 28th March 1824. Installed at the Palace of Bardo, 30th March 1824. Agreed to the abolition of Christian slavery in a treaty with France in 1830. Appointed to the rank of Brig-Gen (Amir al-Liva) in theImperial Ottoman Army 1815, prom Maj-Gen (Amir al-Umara) 1824, and prom Lieut-Gen (Ferik)  23/12/1831. Rcvd: the Decoration of the August Portrait (Tasvir-i Humayun Nishani) of Turkey (1832). m. (first) Lalla Fatima Beya (d. before 16th June 1855). m. (second) Lalla Fatima al-Munastiri (d. in childbirth, 24th March 1827, bur. Husainid Mausoleum, Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis), widow of Si Muhammad bin Qayiji Muhammad al-Turki [Mohamed Gaïgy], sometime Bash Hamba of the Janissaries, sister of Abu’l ‘Abbas Ahmad al-Munastiri, and a descendant of Muhammad bin ‘Usman Dey. m. (third) Lalla Nafissa. m. (fourth) Lalla Saliha [Saluha], probably a former slave. m. (fifth) Lalla Hanifa, probably another former slave. He d. at the Palace of Bardo, 20th May 1835 (bur. Husainid Mausoleum, Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis), having had issue, nine sons and seven daughters:
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