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Copyright©Prince Rafet Bey1855 - 1859 Field Marshal H.H. Muhammad [M’hamad] Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. b. before 18th September 1811, eldest son of Lieutenant-General H.H. Abu ‘Abdu’llah Husain II Pasha, Bey of Tunis, by his second wife, Lalla Fatima al-Munastiri, educ. privately. Invested as Heir Apparent with the title of Bey al-Mahalla and the style of His Highness, 10th October 1837. Regent during his brother’s absence in France and England 1846. Proclaimed on the death of his cousin, 30th May 1855. Installed at the Sharfiya Palace, La Goulette, 31st May 1855. Invested by the Ottoman authorities at the Muhammadiya Palace, Tunis, 10th June 1855. Granted the rank of Vizier, 7th August 1855. Promulgated the first Constitution (Le Pacte Fundamentale), 10th September 1857. Appointed as Maj-Gen Imperial Ottoman Army 1837, prom Lieut-Gen. x/8/1840, prom Field Marshal 7/8/1855. Founder and Grand Master of the Order of the Fundamental Pact (Nishan Ahad al-Aman) on 16th January 1859. Sovereign and Grand Master of the Nishan ad-Dam, and Nishan al-Iftikhar. Rcvd: the Order of Glory (Atiq Nishan-i-Iftikhar) 1st class (10.6.1856), the Exalted Order of Honour (Nishan-i-Ali-Imtiaz) 1st class (10.6.1856), and the Imperial Order of Nobility (Nishan-i-Majidi) 1st class (ca. 10.9.1855) of Turkey, GC of the Orders of Leopold of Austria, Legion of Honour in brilliants of France (3.1.1858), etc. m. (first) at the Baît al-Basha, the Palace of Bardo, 15th October 1826 (nikah) and before 9th January 1834 (zifaf), Lalla Janaina Beya, eldest daughter of Shaikh Muhammad bin Muhammad Bairam al-Talit, Shaikh al-Islam and Grand Mufti of the Hanifites. m. (second) 1831, Lalla Aisha [Aïcha], née Maria Sanna, sister of Benedetta-Francesca, first wife of Lieutenant-General H.E. (Sahib al-Maali) The Noble Don Giuseppe Maria (Raffo), 1st Count Raffo, sometime Master of the Robes, and daughter of Salvatore Sanna, a Christian captive originally from Castelsardo, Sardinia, by his wife, Marie-Thérèse, adopted daughter of Jean-Baptiste Bonini, and daughter of Antoine Edouard, from Besançon, Franche-Comté, France. m. (third) Lalla Janaina (d. 1892), a former slave girl from Abkhazia. m. (fourth?) Lalla Saliha [Saluha]. m. (fifth) Lalla Qamar [Kmar] (d. before 30th April 1900). He d. at La Marsa, 20th September 1859 (bur. Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis), having had issue, three sons and five daughters: Copyright©Christopher Buyers
  • 1) Prince (Sidi) Husain [Ahsin] Bey, Bey al-Taula. b. 4th July 1839, educ. privately. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, GC of the Order of SS Maurice & Lazarus of Italy (18.1.1881), etc. m. Lalla Janaina, daughter of Lieutenant-General H.E. (Sahib al-Ma’ali) Sidi Abu ‘Abdu’llah Husain Khoja [Hassine Khodja], sometime Bash Mamluk, by his wife, Princess Kabira, daughter of Lieutenant-General H.H. Abu ‘Abdu’llah Husain II Pasha, Bey of Tunis. He d. at Manouba, 26th July 1890, having had issue, four sons:
    • a) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Bey. b. 1861, educ. privately. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. He d.s.p. 1877.
    • b) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Ma’mun Bey. b. 15th May 1867, educ. privately. Rcvd: the Nishan >ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. Lalla Munira (?), a granddaughter of Major-General H.E. Si Ismail as-Sunni, sometime Governor of Djerba and Presdt Court of Cessation. He d. 26th August 1931, having had issue, one son and five daughters:
      • i) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Bey. b. at Manouba, 1884. He d. in infancy.
      • i) Princess (Lalla) Assia [Essia] (or Zanukha [Zeneïkha] - El Mochtar]. m. Si Salah Haidar, younger son of H.E. Sidi Ahmad Haidar, Lord Privy Seal to ‘Ali III, by his second wife, Princess Haluma, daughter of H.H. Abu’l Hasan ‘Ali III Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. She had issue, three sons and one daughter.
      • ii) Princess (Lalla) Kabira [Kabourra]. m. Si Sulaiman [Slimane] Khaznadar (d. 1945), widower of Princess Zainab, and son of Si Muhammad Khaznada, by his wife, Princess Zubaida, daughter of Field Marshal H.H. Muhammad Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. She d.s.p. 1957.
      • iii) Princess (Lalla) Khadija [Khadouja]. m. Si Mahmud Khaznadar (m. second, after 1906, Lalla Haluma), elder son of Si Muhammad al-Munji Khaznadar, by his first wife, Lalla Fatima Khanum. She d. before 26th January 1906.
      • iv) Princess (Lalla) Hasaina. m. Si Shazli [Chédly] Khaznadar (b. December 1881; d. 12th January 1954), a scholar and renowned poet, younger son of Si Muhammad al-Munji Khaznadar, by his first wife, Lalla Fatima. She had issue, one son and one daughter.
      • v) Princess (Lalla) Haluma [Hallouma]. m. after January 1906, Si Mahmud Khaznadar, widower of her elder sister, Princess Khadija, and elder son of Si Muhammad al-Munji Khaznadar, by his first wife, Lalla Fatima Khanum. She d. 15th June 1975.
    • c) Prince (Sidi) Murad [Mourad] Bey. b. 14th December 1870, educ. privately. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. Lalla Qamar [Kmar] (d. 1st March 1949), daughter of Sidi Ahmad Haidar, Lord Privy Seal to ‘Ali III, by his second wife, Princess Haluma, daughter of H.H. Abu’l Hasan ‘Ali III Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. He d. 7th October 1937, having had issue, two sons and two daughters:
      • i) Prince (Sidi) Muhi ud-din [Mouhi Eddine] Bey. b. at Manouba, 12th September 1897 , educ. privately. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. (first?) Lalla Zanukha [Zeneïkha] (b. ca. 1897), elder daughter of Si Rashid Haidar, by his wife, Princess Zubaida, second daughter of H.H. Muhammad al-Hadi Pasha, Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. m. (second?) 1922, Lalla Khadija. He d. at Tunis, 27th May 1967, having had issue, a son:
        • (1) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad as-Said [Essaïd]. b. 30th October 1925 (s/o Lalla Khadija?).
      • ii) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Hadi [el Hadi] Bey. b. at Manouba, 15th December 1907 . Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam (1919), and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. (first) (div.) Lalla Mungia [Mongia] (d. 3rd January 1990). m. (second) (div.) Princess (Lalla) Sufiya [Soufia] (b. 12th May 1912; m. second, 1943 (div.), Lieutenant-General Si Hadi Ben Mustapha. m. third, Lieutenant-General Si Ahmad al-Kassar, and d.s.p. at Tunis, August 1994), third daughter of H.M. Muhammad al-Amin [Lamine], King of Tunisia, by his wife, H.H. Princess Janina Beya, daughter of Si Bashir al-Haj al-Ayari. m. (third) Lalla Mu’hsina [Mohsna] (d. at Le Kram, February 1993), daughter of Si Hadi bin Sulaiman Kahiya [Kehia], by his wife, Lalla Khadija, daughter of Si Manubi Farhat. He d. at Le Kram, 17th March 1965 (bur. Sidi ‘Abdu’l Aziz Cemetery, La Marsa), having had issue, four sons and two daughters by his third wife:
        • (1) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Murad Bey [Mohamed M’rad]. b. 9th February 1938. Entered government service and served in the Ministry of Social Affairs, and as attaché in the Tunisian Consulate in Strasbourg. m. Lalla Susanna Mayle, a British national. He had issue, two sons:
          • (a) Prince (Sidi) Ismit Bey [Ismet Ben Hassine Bey]. b. 7th July 1969. Employed with Tunisair.Copyright©Christopher Buyers
          • (b) Prince (Sidi) ‘Umar Bey [Omar Ben Hassine Bey]. b. 13th November 1973, educ. l’école des Beaux Arts (BFA 1998), Tunis, and the Univ of Paris-Sorbonne (DEA 1999), Paris, France. Painter, Professor of Visual Arts at the Lycée Pierre Mendes France in Tunis 2004-2011.
        • (2) Prince (Sidi) Husain [or ‘Abdu’l Majid] Bey. b. at Bardo, 10th February and d. 24th September 1939.
        • (3) Prince (Sidi) ‘Abdu’l Jalil [Jalal] Bey. b. 13th May 1942. m. ca. 1977, Lalla Lillia as-Saghir [Essghaïer]. He has issue, three daughters:
          • (a) Princess (Lalla) Khadija [Khédija Ben Hassine]. b. 16th June 1978, educ. Lycée Carthage Présidence, La Marsa, and Inst Superieur des Assurances. Insurance Agent with Soc Tunisienne d’Assurances et de Réassurances (STAR). m. and has issue, two daughters.
          • (b) Princess (Lalla) Mu’hsina [Mohsna Ben Hassine]. b. 12th March 1980. General Insurance Agent with Soc Tunisienne d’Assurances et de Réassurances (STAR).
          • (c) Princess (Lalla) Fatima [Fatma Ben Hassine]. b. 16th May 1985.
        • (4) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Bashir [Béchir] Bey. b. 17th August 1945. m. ca. 1969, Lalla Sadliya [Chédlia] Arbiya Lakhoua. He has issue, three sons:
          • (a) Prince (Sidi) Anis Bey. b. at Sidi Daouad, Tunis, 30th April 1970, educ. Univ of Illinois (BA), Chicago, Illinois, USA. Employed with PDG Architects in Paris, France.
          • (b) Prince (Sidi) Ghazi Bey. b. at Tunis, 1st February 1975. Employed with Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
          • (c) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Aziz Bey [Med Aziz Bey]. b. 15th April 1984, educ. Lycée Marsa Saada. Employed with Royal Rotin. m. Lalla Janaina Haddad [Jenaina Bey] (b. at Carthage, Tunis, 9th June 1983), educ. Lycée Carthage Byrsa, and Faculté des Lettres, des Arts et des Humanités, La Manouba, Tunis, employed with IFC in Caerhage. He has issue:
            • (i) Prince (Sidi) ... Bey [Dido].
        • (1) Princess (Lalla) Haluma [Hallouma]. b. 21st September 1940 (2nd September 1940 in her father’s will) (d/o Lalla Mu’hsina). m. Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Nasir ud-din [Naceur Eddine] Bey (b. 4th September 1936), fourth son of H.R.H. Prince Muhammad al-Taib Bey, Head of the Royal House of Tunisia. She d. at Le Kram, 16th April 2019 (bur. Sidi Abdelaziz Cemetery, La Marsa), having had issue, two sons and one daughter - see below.
        • (2) Princess (Lalla) Qamar [Kmar]. b. 22nd August 1952 (22nd September father’s will). m. Si Sulaiman Kahia [Slimane Kehia], son of Si Hadi bin Hasan Kahiya. She had issue, four daughters.
      • Prince Muhammad al-Hadi Bey, also m. August 1934 (nikah) (sep. January1936), Wasyla Beya (b. at Tunis, 1st February 1919; d. 5th October 2000), daughter of Mukhtar al-Fellah, a son*:
        • (5) Sidi M’rad Bey [called ‘Abdu’l Aziz] [M’rad Bey Benhassine]. b. at Le Kram, 26th December 1935 (s/o Wasyla), educ. Le Kram Boys Sch, Sadiki Coll, and The Bourguiba Inst for Modern Languages, Tunis Univ (BA English 1967), Michigan State Univ (MSU), East Lancing, Michigan (cert. Criminal law), and New York Police Acad, New York City, USA. Entered govt service and served as Counsellor Tunisian Embassy in Madrid, Dir of Borders & Aliens, and Cmsnr-Gen External Security at the Interior Ministry, retd 1994. Genealogist and historian. m. at Le Kram, 22nd August 1959, Lalla Fatima al-Hassoumy [Fatma] (b. 20th August 1940), sometime teacher, Counsellor City of La Goulette, Mbr Tunisian Women’s Union Central Cttee, daughter of Shaikh al-Hassoumy. He had issue seven sons:
          • (a) Sidi Laïth Bey [Leith]. b. at Le Kram, 10th May 1960, educ. Univ of Algiers (LLB 1986), Algeria. Dir in the Interior Ministry in Tunis. m. at Carthage, 23rd September 1991, Lalla Olfa (b. at Tunis, 9th October 1962), teacher, daughter of Nagib al-Arby. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
            • (i) Sidi Mustafa Bey. b. at Tunis, 25th April 1993.
            • (i) Lalla Amna Bey. b. at Tunis, 27th June 1996.
          • (b) Sidi Dhaïgham Bey. b. at Le Kram, 20th October 1961, educ. Tunis Univ. (B. Psych.), and Okayama Univ., Japan (M. Psych. 1995). Joined Tunisian Foreign Service, First Sec. in London since 2004. m. at La Marsa, 17th July 1997, Lalla Zouhour (b. 10th July 1963), Professor of English at The Bourguiba Inst. for Modern Languages, Tunis Univ., daughter of Sheikh Mohamed Raouf Gorgi, and niece of the famous Tunisian Painter "Abdelaziz Gorgi". He has issue, one son and two daughters:
            • (i) Sidi Hussein Bey. b. at Carthage, 14th July 1998.
            • (i) Lalla Fatima [Fatma] Bey. b. at Carthage, 14th July 2001 (twin with her sister Zaineb). Copyright©Christopher Buyers
            • (ii) Lalla Zaineb Bey. b. at Carthage, 14th July 2001 (twin with her sister Fatma).
          • (c) Sidi Zafar Bey [Dhâfer Bey]. b. at Le Kram, 10th October 1962, educ. BEPC French Sch, Tunis, Paris Acad (bacc. 1982), and Tunis Univ. (B.Econ. 1993). Deputy Dir International Union Bank (UIB) in Tunis. m. at Carthage, 28th September 1996, Lalla Hanan (b. at Carthage, 3rd July 1970), psychologist, daughter of Hasan al-Tourky. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
            • (i) Sidi Ahmad Bey. b. at La Marsa, 9th January 2004.
            • (i) Lalla Sharifa [Charyfa] Bey. b. at La Marsa, 18th December 1998.
          • (d) Sidi Fahd Bey. b. at Le Kram, 6th January 1964, educ. Daimler Benz Sch, Stuttgart, Germany (cert. 1984). Technician in automotice electro mechanics 1981, employed with the Opel car company in Tunis. m. at Tunis, 2nd February 2002, Princess (Lalla) Rym (b. at Carthage, 1st February 1972), Aesthetician, daughter of Prince Salah Bey, by his wife, Lalla Sofiya al-Wakdi [Soufia El Oukdi]. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
            • (i) Sidi Muhammad-Salah Bey. b. at La Marsa, 8th March 2003.
            • (i) Lalla Fatima [Fatma] Bey. b. at La Marsa, 14th November 2005.
          • (e) Sidi Muhammad al-Nasir Bey. b. at Le Kram, 1st February 1965, educ. at Grenoble, France (bacc 1988), and Tunis Medical Sch, Tunis Univ (BSc 1992). Physiotherapist at the King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. m. at La Marsa, 2nd August 2003, Lalla Hosn al-Nygrou (b. at Tunis, 10th January 1980), educ. Tunis Univ (B.Com. Finance & Mngmt. 2002), daughter of Kamal al-Nygrou [Nigrou]. He has issue, one son:
            • (i) Sidi Moncef Bey. b. at the King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 9th February 2005.
          • (f) Sidi Muhammad al-Hady Bey. b. at Tunis, 25th Sepember 1974, educ. Inst of Civil Aviation, Rabat, Morocco, and Technical Inst of Data Processing & Management (dipl. infography 2007). Technician at Civil Aviation and Airports Org (OACA) Tunis-Carthage Airport.
          • (g) Sidi Muiz Bey [Moez Bey]. b. at Tunis, 31st July 1977. Clerk at the Tunisian-Saudi Bank in Tunis.
      • Prince Muhammad al-Hadi Bey, had further issue by Hasna Ben-Aly, a son and a daughter*:
        • (6) Sidi Habib [Hasan] Bey. b. 1st July 1956. m. Naziha Haddad. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
          • (a) Sidi Haidar Bey. b. 23rd Jun 2001. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
          • (a) Lalla Rudayma Bey. b. 18th April 2003.
        • (3) Lalla Fatima Bey. b. 20th June 1954. m. ‘Abdu’l Hamid Karray.
      • Prince Muhammad al-Hadi Bey, had further issue, two son and a daughter*:
        • (7) Sidi Mukhtar [Mokhtar] Bey. m. Zakia Baraket.
        • (8) Sidi Mahmud [Mahmoud] Bey. m. Selima Kamel.
        • (4) Lalla Saida [Saida Bey]. m. and had issue.
      • i) H.H. Princess (Lalla) Habiba Beya. b. at Manouba, before 27th August 1889. m. (first) (div.) Lieutenant-General Si Ahmad Gara (possibly a son of Si Muhammad Gara, by his wife, Princess Hanani bint Husain). m. (second) as his second wife, (div. 1942) H.H. Muhammad al-Munsif Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis (b. at La Manouba or Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 4th March 1881; d. in exile at Villa Cadaval, Pau, France, 1st September 1948, and bur. Sidi Belhasan Mausoleum, Jellaz), eldest son of H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, GCMG - see below. She d. 21st December 1969, having had issue, one son and one daughter by her first husband.
      • ii) Princess (Lalla) Fatima. b. at Manouba, before 6th August 1891 (or 1308AH). m. at Dar al-Taj Palace, La Marsa, 22nd July 1914, Prince (Sidi) Muhammad [Hamouda] Bey (b. at La Marsa, 1st July 1895; d. 8th November 1946), only son of Prince Salah Bey, by his second wife, Princess Aziza, daughter of H.H. Abu’l Hasan ‘Ali III Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. She d. April 1943 (bur. Hammam-Lif), having had issue, two daughters - see above.
    • d) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad as-Said Bey. b. 24th November 1873, educ. privately. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. Lalla Zainab (b. 1872; d. 13th March 1952), daughter of Sidi Ahmad Haidar, Lord Privy Seal to ‘Ali III, by his second wife, Princess Haluma, daughter of H.H. Abu’l Hasan ‘Ali III Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. He d. 26th May 1918, having had issue, five sons and four daughters:
      • i) Prince (Sidi) Nur ud-din [Nour-Eddine] Bey. b. at Manouba, 11th July 1897, educ. privately. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. Lalla Amina [Mannéna] (d. at Le Kram, 30th June 1982), daughter of Si Manubi Farhat, by his wife, Lalla Janaina, daughter of Lieutenant-General H.E. (Sahib al Ma’ali) Sidi Mustafa Bash Agha, sometime Minister for War. He d. December 1962, having had issue, one son:
        • (1) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Said Bey. b. 27th September 1926. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. at Manouba, 31st December 1950, Princess (Lalla) Khadija [Khédija] (b. 1935), youngest daughter of Lieutenant-General H.H. Prince (Sidi) Muhammad as-Sadiq [Essadok] Bey, Bey al-Mahalla, by his wife, Princess (Lalla) Aisha, youngest daughter of H.H. Muhammad al-Hadi Pasha, Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. He d. at Le Kram, 31st August 1992, having had issue, one son and four daughters:
          • (a) Prince (Sidi) Nur ud-din Bey. b. 7th January 1964. m. Lalla Ariya [Erije], née Zakraoui.
          • (a) Princess (Lalla) Azza. b. 9th October 1951. m. Si Muhammad ‘Ali Habib (b. 20th September 1940), son of Si Muhammad Salah al-Habib, by his wife, Princess Mahbuba, eldest daughter of Lieutenant-General H.H. Prince Muhammad as-Sadiq Bey, Bey al-Mahalla. She d. 16th October 1992, having had issue, three sons.
          • (b) Princess (Lalla) Alam [Ahlem]. b. 21st December 1955. m. Si Ahmad Abbasi. She had issue, one son and one daughter.
          • (c) Princess (Lalla) Rym. b. 31st March 1958. m. Si Muhammad Douik. She had issue, two sons and one daughter.
          • (d) Princess (Lalla) Amina [Emna]. b. 12th September 1959. m. Si Tawfik Nouri. She had issue, two sons and one daughter.
      • ii) H.R.H. Prince (Sidi) Mustafa [Mustapha] Bey. b. at Manouba, 28th January 1900, educ. privately. Succeeded as Head of the Royal House of Tunisia, and of the Nishan ad-Dam, Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, and the Nishan al-Iftikhar, 9th April 1969? Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. Lalla Jamila, younger daughter of Si Rashid Haidar, by his wife, Princess Zubaida, daughter of H.H. Muhammad al-Hadi Pasha, Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. He d. 15th July 1974, having had issue, three sons and two daughters:
        • (1) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Najib [Mohamed Nejib] Bey. b. 16th April 1937. m. Lalla Samira Jelili.
        • (2) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Abbas Bey. b. 15th August 1939. He d.v.p. 16th February 1940. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
        • (3) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Salah ud-din Bey. b. 2nd March 1947. m. Lalla Najet Bourara. He had issue, one son and one daughter:
          • (a) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Rashid [Mohamed Rachid] Bey. m. Lalla Jihene Ben Ghorbel.
          • (a) Princess (Lalla) Jamila [Jamila Bey].
        • (1) Princess (Lalla) Sabiha. b. 7th September 1938. m. Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Bey (b. 2nd November 1936; d. at Khaznadar, Le Bardo, 17th April 2019, bur. Gammarth Village Cemetery), elder son of Prince Mustafa Bey. She had issue, one son and one daughter - see below.
        • (2) Princess (Lalla) Fatima [Fatma Bey]. b. 9th June 1942. m. Si ‘Izz ud-din [Ezzedine] Hassoumi. She had issue, two sons and one daughter.
      • iii) Prince (Sidi) ‘Ali bin Said Bey. b. at Manouba, 4th April 1903. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. Lalla Zohra (d. 5th January 1971), daughter of Si Salah Haidar, by his wife, Princess Assia (or Zanukha), eldest daughter of Prince Muhammad al-Ma’mun Bey. He d. at Salambo-Carthage, 25th September 1980, having had issue, four sons and five daughters:
        • (1) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Ma’mun [El Meimoun] Bey. b. 17th August 1932. Sometime Counsellor of the City of Carthage. m. ca. 1955, ‘Umm al-‘Alla (d. August 2003), daughter of Si ‘Usman [Othman] Kâak, an Arabic scholar, poet and intellectual. He has issue, two sons and one daughter:
          • (a) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Muatiz-bi-din-Allah Bey [Mohamed Moatez Benhassine Bey]. b. 13th June 1956. m. Lalla Raja, daughter of Si ‘Abdu’l Majid [Abdulméjid] Ben Miled, by his wife, Mamia Ben Ammar. He d. at Salambo-Carthage, 20th February 2019 (bur. Cimetière de Sidi Abd al-Aziz, La Marsa), having had issue, an only son:
            • (i) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Aziz Bey [Mohamed Aziz Benhassine Bey]. b. 25th June 1990. m. Lalla Sarra Ben Miled.Copyright©Christopher Buyers
          • (b) Prince (Sidi) Nazir [Nadhir] Bey. b. 29th January 1969. m. Lalla Miriam Zbidi, daughter of Si Mustafa Zbidi. He d.s.p. suddenly during sports training, 26th February 1995.
          • (a) Princess (Lalla) Buthaina [Boutheïna Benhassine Bey]. b. 7th August 1959. m. Si Muhammad [Hamadi] Loubiri. She had issue, two sons and one daughter.
        • (2) Colonel Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Fathi Bey [El Féthi Benhassine Bey]. b. 12th January 1936. Cmsnd as Sub-Lieut Tunisisan Army, retd as Col. m. Lalla ‘Abessa Kâak (d. before 30th April 2011, bur. Sidi Abdelaziz Cemetary, La Marsa), third daughter of Si ‘Usman [Othman] Kâak. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
          • (a) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Murtaza Bey [Mohamed Mortadha Benhassine]. b. 21st December 1963, educ. Lycée de Garçons de Bizerte, Coll de Garçons de Bizerte, Lycée Carthage Présidence, Carthage, Lycée Technique, El Kef, and the Acad Militaire Foundok Jédid, Nabeul. Employed with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Youth, Sport & Physical Education, and the École Internationale de Carthage (ISC). Basketball Player. m. Lalla Lamia [Lamia Benhassine Bey], née Ghariani, educ. Tunis Univ (MA), linquist. He has issue, one son and two daughters:
            • (i) Prince (Sidi) Ilyas Bey [Elyès Benhassine]. b. at La Marsa, 7th April 1990, educ. Lycée Gustave Flaubert, La Marsa, l’École des Nouveaux Métiers de la Communication (EFAP), Paris, France.
            • (i) Princess (Lalla) Saida [Saida Benhassine].
            • (ii) Princess (Lalla) Ines [Inès Benhassine]. b. at Tunis, 3rd April 19xx, educ. Lycée La Folie Saint James, Neuilly-sur-Seine, and SKEMA Business Sch, Lille, France.
          • (a) Princess (Lalla) Fariyal [Féryal Benhassine]. b. 10th January 1969. m. Si ‘Ali Ben Abdelssattar. She has issue, one son and one daughter.
        • (3) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Shams ud-din [Chemseddine] Bey. b. 3rd March 1940. m. Lalla Anne-Marie (b. 20th April 1930), née Roubaud. He d. 2nd April 1978, having had issue, an only son:
          • (a) Prince (Sidi) Karim Bey. b. 1st August 1966. Sometime Mngr Dar Saïd Hotel, Sidi-Bou-Saïd.
        • (4) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Fawzi [Faouzi] Bey. b. 11th February 1947. m. (div.) Lalla Raja El Kamel (b. 9th June 1950; d. 15th October 2016). He had issue, an only son:
          • (a) Prince (Sidi) Malek Bey [Malek Benhassine Bey]. b. 6th December 1973, educ. Birkbeck Coll, London. m. Heba Salama (b. at Cairo, Egypt, 8th March 1970). He has issue, one son:
            • (i) Prince (Sidi) Ismail Bey. b. at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, 14th November 2012.
        • (1) Princess (Lalla) Saida [Saida Mestiri]. b. 17th October 1937. m. Si Hattab Mestiri, son of Si Sadiq bin Taib Mestiri [Sadok Mestiri], son of Taib bin Ahmad Mestiri, by his wife, Lalla Aziza Lakhoua. She had issue, two sons and three daughters.
        • (2) Princess (Lalla) Razia [Radhia Bey Châabini]. b. 18th April 1942. m. Si Muhammad Sha’abini [Hamouda Châabini]. She had issue, one son and two daughters.
        • (3) Princess (Lalla) Alia [Alya Bey Fakhfakh]. b. 9th September 1944. m. Si Muhi ud-din [Mohiddine] Fakhfakh (d. 15th September 1989). She had issue, five daughters.
        • (4) Princess (Lalla) Siham [Sihem Bach Hamba]. b. 8th October 1950. m. Si Zainal Abidin Bash Hamba [Zine Alabidine Bach Hamba]. She had issue, three sons.
        • (5) Princess (Lalla) Zainab [Zeineb Bey Ben Yahia]. b. 11th January 1954. m. Si Munsif Ben Yahia. She had issue, one son and one daughter.
      • iv) Prince (Sidi) Sulaiman [Sliman] Bey. b. at Manouba, 3rd September 1906, educ. privately Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. Princess (Lalla) Bahija [Béhidja] (b. 1909; d. ca. 1979), youngest daughter of Lieutenant-General H.H. Sidi Mahmud al-Adil Bey, Bey al-Mahalla, by his wife, Lalla Fatima Beya, daughter of Si Muhammad Zarruq. He d. ca. 1968, having had issue, three sons and two daughters:
        • (1) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Jamal ud-din [Djemaleddine] Bey. b. 27th October 1936. m. Lalla Najia, née Eltaïef. He d. 29th February 1996, having had issue, three sons.
        • (2) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Lutfi Bey. b. 25th January 1943. He d. 19xx.
        • (3) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Faisal Bey. b. 1st May 1946.
        • (1) Princess (Lalla) Safiya [Safiyé]. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
        • (2) Princess (Lalla) Hasiba [Hassiba].
      • v) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Rashid [Rechid] Bey. b. at Manouba, 12th August 1907, educ. privately. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. Princess (Lalla) Ayn al-Hayat (b. 1914; d. 1st December 1992), daughter of Prince Muhammad al-Munji Bey. He d. 17th May 1978, having had issue, one son:
        • (1) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Mu’hsin Bey. b. 5th January 1924. He has issue, two sons: Copyright©Christopher Buyers
          • (a) Prince (Sidi) Mahmud Bey. b. 1953.
          • (b) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Fatah Bey. b. 1957.
      • i) Princess (Lalla) Janaina. b. 1899. m. Si Khair ud-din Haidar, third son of Si Rashid Haidar, by his wife, Princess Zubaida, second daughter of H.H. Muhammad al-Hadi Pasha, Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. She had issue, one daughter.
      • ii) Princess (Lalla) Hanifa Beya. b. 1904. m. Si Saifu’llah Haidar, second son of Si Rashid Haidar, by his wife, Princess Zubaida, second daughter of H.H. Muhammad al-Hadi Pasha, Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. She had issue, two daughters.
      • iii) Princess (Lalla) Sharifa. b. 1st October 1906. m. Si Badr ud-din Haidar, son of Si Muhammad Mu’hsin Haidar, by his wife, Lalla Aisha, daughter of Si Muhammad Gara. She d. 8th March 1979, having had issue, three sons and two daughters.
      • iv) Princess (Lalla) Traki [Traqui]. b. 1913. m. Si Razi [Radhi] Haidar, son of Lieutenant-General Si Ahmad Gara, by his wife, H.H. Princess Habiba Beya, elder daughter of Prince Murad Bey. She had issue, one daughter.
    • a) Princess (Lalla) Traki [Traqui]. m. Si Ahmad bin ‘Abdu’llah Maria, an Italian Christian convert to Islam. She had issue, two sons and three daughters, including:
      • i) Major-General Si Muhammad bin Ahmad al-Aid [Mohamad El Aid Maria]. Cdr Beylical Guard. m. Princess (Lalla) Assia [Essia] (d. 9th February 1952), fourth daughter of of H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, GCMG.
      • ii) Colonel Si Muhammad as-Saghir [Mohamed Essghaïer]. m. (first) Lalla Saliha [Saluha], daughter of Colonel Si Said Zaccaria, sometime ADC, by his wife, Princess Khadija, eldest daughter of H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, GCMG. m. (second) Princess (Lalla) Amina [Manana] Beya (b. 1904; d. January 1989), daughter of Prince Sulaiman Bey, by his wife, Lalla Mamia, third daughter of Si Muhammad ar-Rauf bin Rashid al-Shakir.
      • i) Lalla Kulsum [Kalthum]. m. at Dar al-Taj Palace, La Marsa, 22nd July 1914, Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Hashimi [El Hechemi] Bey (b. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 3rd July 1890; d.s.p. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd or La Marsa, 22nd March 1951), second son of H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, GCMG, by his second wife, Lalla Husn ul-Ujud. She d. 22nd December 1968 - see below.
      • ii) Lalla Aisha [Aïcha]. m. at Dar al-Taj Palace, La Marsa, 22nd July 1914, Lieutenant-General H.R.H. Crown Prince (Sidi) Husain [Hassine] Bey, Head of the Royal House of Tunisia (b. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 22nd April 1893; d. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 9th April 1969), third son of H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, GCMG, by his second wife, Lalla Husn ul-Ujud.
    • b) Princess (Lalla) Hanani [Henani]. m. Si Muhammad Gara, son of Si Muhammad Gara, by his wife, Princess Saliha, daughter of Field Marshal H.H. Muhammad Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. She d. 14th July 1926, having had issue.
    • c) Princess (Lalla) Kabira [Kabboura]. m. Si Ahmad Gara (m. second, after 1922, Princess Khadija bint Mustafa), son of Si Muhammad Gara, by his wife, Princess Saliha, daughter of Field Marshal H.H. Muhammad Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. She d. 1912.
    • d) Princess (Lalla) Qamar [Kmar]. m. Si Rashid Kahiya, son of Major-General Si Yusuf Kahiya, a former mamluk of Georgian origin, sometime Kaid and cdr. of the Zouaves. She had issue, including a son and a daughter: Copyright©Christopher Buyers
      • i) Si Khair ud-din Kahiya. m. Princess (Lalla) Saliha [Saluha] (b. 1905; d. 21st April 1986), second daughter of Lieutenant-General H.H. Sidi Mahmud al-Adil [Mahmoud El-Adel] Bey, Bey al-Mahalla, by his wife, Lalla Fatima Beya, daughter of Si Muhammad Zarruq. He had issue, two sons.
      • i) Lalla Taj ul-Bakht [Bakhta]. m. Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Munji [El-Mongi] Bey (b. at Bardo, 7th January 1897; d. at La Marsa, 5th November 1960), elder son of She had issue, three sons and three daughters - see above.
    • e) Princess (Lalla) Mamia. m. Si Ahmad as-Sunni, possibly a son of Major-General H.E. Si Ismail as-Sunni, sometime Presdt. Court of Cessation, and Governor of Djerba.
  • 2) Prince (Sidi) Said Bey. He d. 1859 (bur. Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis).
  • 3) H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis - see below.
  • 1) Princess (Lalla) Fatima. m. H.E. Sidi Ahmad Haidar (b. 1817; m. second, after 1866, Princess Haluma bint ‘Ali, and d. 1900), Lord Privy Seal to ‘Ali III, a former mamluk of Greek origin. She d. 1866, having had issue, two sons:
    • a) Si Muhammad Mu’hsin Haidar. m. Lalla Aisha [Aïcha], daughter of his maternal aunt, Princess Saliha, by her husband, Si Muhammad Gara. He had issue, one son.
    • b) Si Mahmud Haidar. m. a former slave girl. He had issue, one son:
      • i) Lieutenant-General Si Shazli [Chédly] Haidar. b. 1902. Shaikh al-Madina (Mayor of the City of Tunis). Rcvd: the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. m. 1922, Princess (Lalla) Janaina [Djeneïna] (b. 1903; d. 14th April 1974?), daughter of H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, GCMG, by his second wife, Lalla Husn ul-Ujud. He d. 197x, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
        • (1) Si Lyès Haidar. b. 1929. m. Princess (Lalla) Lillia, daughter of Prince Murad Bey, by his wife, Princess Zainab, eldest daughter of Prince Muhammad Bey bin Muhammad al-Nasir - see below.
        • (1) Lalla Lillia. b. ca. 1936. m. Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Rashid Bey (b. 16th September 1931), second son of her maternal uncle, Prince Muhammad Bey, by his wife, Lalla Souad, daughter of Shaikh Hamida Bairam, sometime Shaikh ul-Islam. She had issue, two sons and one daughter - see above.
  • 2) Princess (Lalla) Khadija. m. Si Muhammad Shazli [Chédly], son of Lieutenant-General H.E. (Sahib al-Ma’ali) Sidi Husain Khoja, sometime Bash Mamluk, by his wife, Princess Kabira, daughter of Lieutenant-General H.H. Abu ‘Abdu’llah Husain II Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis. She had issue, one son - see above. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
  • 3) Princess (Lalla) Saliha [Saluha]. m. Si Muhammad Gara. She had issue, two sons and one daughter:
    • a) Si Muhammad Gara. m. Princess (Lalla) Hanani, daughter of Prince Husain Bey, Bey al-Taula, by his wife, Lalla Janaina, daughter of Lieutenant-General H.E. (Sahib al-Ma’ali) Sidi Husain Khoja, sometime Bash Mamluk.
    • b) Si Ahmad Gara. m. (first) Princess (Lalla) Kabira [Kabboura] (d. 1912), daughter of Prince Husain Bey, Bey al-Taula, by his wife, Lalla Janaina, daughter of Lieutenant-General H.E. (Sahib al-Ma’ali) Sidi Husain Khoja, sometime Bash Mamluk. m. (second) after 1922, Princess (Lalla) Khadija [Khadouja], widow of Si Muhammad al-Munji Khaznadar, and daughter of Prince Mustafa Bey, Bey al-Taula.
    • a) Lalla Aisha [Aïcha]. m. Si Muhammad Mu’hsin Haidar, eldest son of H.E. Sidi Ahmad Haidar, by his first wife, Princess Fatima. She had issue, one son.
  • 4) Princess (Lalla) Zubaida. m. before 22nd March 1871, Si Muhammad Khaznadar (b. 1840; d. 1929), eldest son of Lieutenant-General H.E. (Sahib ud-Daula) Sidi Mustafa Khaznadar, sometime Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, by his wife, Princess Kulsum, daughter of Lieutenant-General H.H. Mustafa Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis. She d. before 5th April 1924, having had issue, three sons and two daughters - see above.
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* The exact status of these issue remains a little uncertain. The sons do not appear in the contemporary official lists of princes or those elligible for the Beylical succession. Consequently, they and their descendants appear here without the usual princely styles and titles.
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