Sitina Sara Marouff

F, #10839, b. circa 1679
Father*Muhammad Yusuf al-Maqassari1 b. 1627, d. 23 May 1699
Mother-CandidateNaima van Macassar2
Mother-CandidateMonuma van Macassar2
Mother-CandidateCara Pane van Macassar2
Mother-CandidateCara Conte van Macassar2 b. c 1630

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Last Edited02/01/2014
Birth*Sitina Sara Marouff was born circa 1679.3,4
 
Marriage*She married Rajah of Tambora Albubasi Sultan circa 1698.4
 
Name VariationSitina Sara Marouff was also known as Sitina Sara al-Maqassari. 
Name VariationSitina Sara Marouff was also known as Sitina Sara van Macassar. 
(Witness) NoteShe was a witness I have elected to add as a surname the toponym "Van Macassar" to the family and retinue of Sheik Yusuf in order that they are grouped together in the project and also identified as a specific group, and because 'van Macassar' was commonly used during that period. The spelling is derived from his name, i.e. al-Maqassari. However, this does not imply they all came from Makassar - in fact some would have come from Banten - nor that they were known as "Van Macassar". with Muhammad Yusuf al-Maqassari.
 
(Witness) BanishedIn 1694 Muhammad Yusuf al-Maqassari was banished from Banten to the Cape along with his wives, concubines, famly and retinue, comprising 49 individuals, including Sitina Sara Marouff, Cara Conte van Macassar, Cara Pane van Macassar, Monuma van Macassar, Naima van Macassar, Moehama Radja van Macassar, Radeengh Boerne van Macassar, Moehama Hay van Macassar, Moehama Djalani van Macassar, Roemalang van Macassar, Jahamath van Macassar, Siety Caeaty van Macassar, Issa van Macassar, Sanda van Macassar, Sito Romia van Macassar, Siety Labieba van Macassar, Pia van Macassar, Boeleengh van Macassar, Care Manangh van Macassar, Abida van Macassar, Amida van Macassar, Biby van Macassar, Isar Sarie van Macassar, Dayeengh Maniko van Macassar, Casim van Macassar, Kentol Taib van Macassar, Ragoena van Macassar, Aboebahar van Macassar, Abdul Rahoef van Macassar and Abdul Jaffan van Macassar.5
 
NameRecordThe name of Sitina Sara Marouff was written in the record as Care Sangie 30 October 1699.2 
(Witness) LtrsRecd1695_1708On 30 October 1699 in Letters and Documents Received at the Cape 1695-1708: the Ulama and his family, i.e.: Sitina Sara Marouff Muhammad Yusuf al-Maqassari, Cara Conte van Macassar, Cara Pane van Macassar, Naima van Macassar, Moehama Radja van Macassar, Radeengh Boerne van Macassar, Moehama Hay van Macassar, Moehama Djalani van Macassar, Roemalang van Macassar, Jahamath van Macassar, Monuma van Macassar, Siety Caeaty van Macassar, Issa van Macassar, Sanda van Macassar, Sito Romia van Macassar and Siety Labieba van Macassar were mentioned in this: Extract from the Resolutions of the Castle at Batavia, dated 30th October, 1699: "Having considered the written request of Dayeeng Nisayo, the officers, and others among the chief Maccassar residents, that there may be ordered back from the Cape of Good Hope, the wives, children, friends, and slaves of the well known Maccassar Priest Sheik Joseph, who, as advised by the Governor and Council of the Cape, in their despatch dated 1st July, 1699, had died there on the 23rd May preceding, viz.:
2 wives named Cara Contoe and Cara Pane.
2 concubines named Monuma and Naima.
12 sons and daughters named Moehama Radja, Radeengh Boerne, Moehama Hay, Moehama Djalani, Roemalang, Jahamath, Care Sangie, Siety Caeaty, Issa, Sanda, Sito Romia, and Siety Labieba.
14 male and female friends of the late Sheik, viz. :
Pia, Boeleengh, Care Manangh, Abida, Amida, Biby, Isar Sarie, DayeeDgh Maniko, Casim, Kentol Taib, Ragoena, Aboebahar, Abdul Rahoef, Abdul Jaffan; likewise some slaves whose number and names have not been given; it was decided for the present to recall hither the wives and daughters of the said Sheik Joseph, and as yet to leave there the sons and the so-called male and female friends of the late priest. Should, however, any of the wives and daughters have sons not older than five or six years, such, and others that may be younger, but no sons older than that, are allowed to return hither. It was further decided to keep the slaves there and have them valued for the Company, that the proceeds might be applied to the reduction of what had been expended for the maintenance of the said priest and his retinue ; and further to diminish the establishment in proportion
to the number left ; and what they might comfortably be maintained with.
Compared with the original, and found to agree with it on the 20th November, 1699. J. ULDRIX, 1st Clerk."6
 
(Witness) LtrsDesp1695_1708On 2 October 1704 Sitina Sara Marouff was mentioned in Letters Despatched 1696-1708 to the authorities in Batavia: ...With the “Liefde” and “Spiegel” we have, at the request made to you by the Macassar King, Radja Goa, sent to you the widow, children, and family of the deceased Moorish priest, Sheik Joseph, as the annexed list will show.
As one of the women [Sitina Sara Marouff, wife of the Radja of Tambora] of that family, and two of her children, because they are married, have earnestly begged to remain here for the present, we have, considering that your orders do not say that those who were unwilling to go, should be made to go, left the matter in abeyance for your decision...7
 
NameRecordThe name of Sitina Sara Marouff was written in the record as Care Sals 1720.8 
Requesten* In 1720 Sitina Sara Marouff, following the death in 1719 of her husband Rajah of Tambora Albubasi Sultan, requested to return to Batavia with her children Ibraim Adehan, Maria Dorothea Sultania, David Sultania, Isaak Sultania and Mochamat Asim because the family was exceedingly poor. However the family remained at the Cape, so it seems her request was denied.9 
Name VariationSitina Sara Marouff was also known as Zytia Sara Marouff.3 

Family

Rajah of Tambora Albubasi Sultan b. c 1670, d. 1719
Children

Citations

  1. [S741] Mansell G Upham, "At war with Society… did God hear? the curious baptism in 1705 of a 'Hottentot' infant named Ismael," Uprooted Lives Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), 05 Oct 2012, Shaikh Yusup's daughter [Sitina Sara Marouff aka Care Sals] ... had married at the Cape the deposed raja of Tambora, Albubasi Sultan -also referred to as Sultan Nissa Nudum Abdul Rassa and Nissa Nidum, Abdula Radja - banished to the Cape (1697) and who died there (1719).. Hereinafter cited as "UL II Ismael."
  2. [S741] Mansell G Upham, "UL II Ismael," Uprooted Lives Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), 05 Oct 2012, The Muslim community at de mont van d'Eerste Rivier had consisted of the following persons besides Shaikh Yusup himself:
    -2 wives named Cara Contoe and Cara Pane.
    -2 concubines named Monuma and Naima.
    -12 sons and daughters named Moehama Radja, Radeengh Boerne, Moehama Hay, Moehama Djalani, Roemalang, Jahamath, Care Sangie, Siety Caeaty, Sanda, Sito Romia, and Siety Labieba.
    -14 male and female slaves of the late Sheik, viz.:-
    -Pia, Boeleengh, Care Manangh, Abida, Amida, Biby, Isa, Sarie, Dayeengh Maniko, Casim, Kentol Taib, Ragoena, Aboebahar, Abdul Rahoef, Abdul Jaffan;
    -likewise some slaves whose number and names have not been given.
  3. [S727] Dr. J. Hoge 'The family of the Rajah of Tambora at the Cape', Africana Notes and News, Vol IX, No 1, December 1951, 27-29 "A year after her husband's death, his widow requested the Cape Government to send her and her five children back to Batavia, declaring that she was 41 years old and so poor that she was scarcely able to support her children. [Her declaration would have been in 1720, indicating a birth year of 1679]"
  4. [S379] Delia Robertson, translator, Cape Melting Pot - the role and status of the mixed population at the Cape, 1652-1795 (Johannesburg, South Africa: Delia Robertson, 2005) Translated from Groep Sonder Grense, Die Rol en Status van die Gemengde Bevolking aan die Kaap 1652-1795, by H.F. Heese, M.A., PH.D , p. 62. Hereinafter cited as Cape Melting Pot.
  5. [S721] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Received 1695-1708, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1896), p.215 No. 89, p. 449.] the wives, children, friends, and slaves of the well known Maccassar Priest Sheik Joseph, who, as advised by the Governor and Council of the Cape, in their despatch dated 1st July, 1699, had died there on the 23rd May preceding, viz.: 2 wives named Cara Contoe and Cara Pane;2 concubines named Monuma and Naima. 12 sons and daughters named Moehama Radja, Radeengh Boerne, Moehama Hay, Moehama Djalani, Roemalang, Jahamath, Care Sangie, Siety Caeaty, Issa, Sanda, Sito Romia, and Siety Labieba. 14 male and female friends of the late Sheik, viz. : Pia, Boeleengh, Care Manangh, Abida, Amida, Biby, Isar Sarie, Dayeengh Maniko, Casim, Kentol Taib, Ragoena, Aboebahar, Abdul Rahoef, Abdul Jaffan;. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  6. [S721] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.215 No. 89, p. 449.]
  7. [S576] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1696-1708, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1896), To Batavia.] 2nd October 1704 - "List of annexures. No. 7. List of the names of the family of Sheik Joseph sent back to Batavia." - annexure not published. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  8. [S727] Dr. J. Hoge 'The family of the Rajah of Tambora at the Cape' "A year after her huband's death, his widow requested the Cape government to send her and her five children back to Batavia, declaring that she was 41 years old and so poor that she was scarcely able to support her children. In her request she calls herself Care Sals; her children were Ibraim Adahan (aged 21), Mochamat Aserk (aged 9), Mochamat Dayan (aged 7), Mochamat Asim (aged 4) and a daughter, Sitina Asia (aged 17)."
  9. [S727] Dr. J. Hoge 'The family of the Rajah of Tambora at the Cape' "A year after her huband's death, his widow requested the Cape government to send her and her five children back to Batavia, declaring that she was 41 years old and so poor that she was scarcely able to support her children. In her request she calls herself Care Sals; her children were Ibraim Adahan (aged 21), Mochamat Aserk (aged 9), Mochamat Dayan (aged 7), Mochamat Asim (aged 4) and a daughter, Sitina Asia (aged 17). It appears that her request was not granted, for she was still living at the Cape in 1740."
  10. [S727] Dr. J. Hoge 'The family of the Rajah of Tambora at the Cape' "A year after her husband's death, his widow requested the Cape Government to send her and her five children back to Batavia, declaring that she was 41 years old and so poor that she was scarcely able to support her children. [Her declaration would have been in 1720, indicating a birth year of 1679] ...and a daughter, Sitina Asia (aged 17)."
  11. [S727] Dr. J. Hoge 'The family of the Rajah of Tambora at the Cape' "In her request she calls herself Care Sals; her children were Ibraim Adahan (aged 21), Mochamat Aserk (aged 9), Mochamat Dayan (aged 7), Mochamat Asim (aged 4) and a daughter, Sitina Asia (aged 17)."
 

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