Sri Lanka Malay Family Genealogy

Raden Singha Noori - Family #245

1  Raden Singha Noori of Kampong Baru, Batavia, (Indonesia) + Puthri Chandra Devi (d/o Rajah Johanna Pandam Paulana), State Exiles released by the Dutch from the Dutch East Indies, between Oct-15-1789 and Nov-1790

    2  Raden Matchjam Boorah AbuCassim, (of Batavia, Chief Mudaliyar Nagampattu, Salt Mudaliyar Oct-1-1832, Ratemahatmaya, Miangar of Mannar) + Petronella (1st Marriage, Dutch Wife)

        3  Tuan Kitchil AbuCassim Burah (Java Muhandiram, eloped with Mrs Farrell, wife of British Surgeon in Ceylon, and travels to Nagapatnam and returns a few years later with a detachment)

            4  Jammon Burah + (1st spouse of) Mudaliyar Bahar (153)

            4  Jaleel Cassim Burah + Soori Bahar, d: 18-Jun-1943 (sister of Mudaliyar Bahar) (153)

                5  Tuan Kitchil Burah + Dhane Bahar (153)

                    6  Mansoor Burah

                    6  Hadjie Burah + Dalrene Suhood

                        7  Tarini Burah + Udaya Tennekoon

                5  2nd spouse of Kitchil Burah + Surahi Bahaman

                    6  Kartini Burah + Deen Hameed

                    6 [37]  Preeda Burah +[38]  Hafiz Jainudeen (246)

                        7  [39] Yolande Jainudeen + [40] Fazil Jaldeen

                            8  [64] Nasreen Jaldeen

                        7  [1] Rizvi Jainudeen + [2] Canisha Jamdin

                            8  [3] Farina Jainudeen

                            8  [4] Rizwan Jainudeen

                        7  [41] Naseem Jainudeen +[42]  Ranjit Gunawardena

                            8  [57] Busty Gunawardena + [58] Fuard

                                9  [59] Akbar Fuard

                                9  [60] Rafi Fuard

                            8  [61] Sherrin Gunawardena

                            8  [62] Roshan Gunawardena

                            8  [63] Hiran Gunawardena

                        7  [5] Rosie Jainudeen + [6] Imtiaz Burah

                            8  [7] Sabrina Imtiaz

                            8  [8] Nabila Imtiaz

                            8  [9] Imran Imtiaz

                        7  [43] Rohana Jainudeen + [44] Frank David

                            8  [55] Jayhan David

                            8  [56] Terrence David

                        7  [45] Azan Jainudeen + [46] Lorraine

                            8  [47] Hilmy Jainudeen

                            8  [48] Shamil Jainudeen

                            8  [49] Fazal Jainudeen

                            8  [50] Azan Jainudeen

                        7  [51] Ramzie Jainudeen + [52] Rohisha Burah

                            8  [53] Rohisha Jainudeen

                            8  [54] Rinaz Jainudeen

                    6  Hisham Burah + Cluny Hadjie

                    6  Manzil Burah + Inthan Shareef

                    6  Queenie Burah + Jamdin

                        7  Amina Jamdin

                        7  Inthicarb Jamdin

                        7  Shamshir Jamdin

                        7  Soraya Jamdin

                        7  Fayril Jamdin

                        7  [2] Canisha Jamdin + [1] Rizvi Jainudeen (246)

                            8  [3] Farina Jainudeen

                            8  [4] Rizwan Jainudeen

                    6  2nd spouse of Queenie Burah + Hashim

                    6  Haroun Burah + Doreen Samahon

                        7  [6] Imtiaz Burah + [5] Rosie Jainudeen (246)

                            8  [7] Sabrina Imtiaz

                            8  [8] Nabila Imtiaz

                            8  [9] Imran Imtiaz

                    6  [10] Zanoora Burah + [11] Tuan Cassim Maznavi Jayah (120)

                                7  [12] Husseini Branudeen Jayah (Australia)

                                7  [13] Jerrie Jayah d:Feb 22 2009 + Name Not Known

                                      8  Shamali + Saliya Dharmasena

                                      8  Jaleel (Ashraf)

                                7  [14] Kitchil Jayah (Australia)

                                7  [15] Nisthar (Zerni) Jayah

                                7  [16] Nishana Jayah

                                7  [17] Kitchilan (Nichi) Jayah   

                                7  [18] Fuweiza Jayah

                                7  [65] Ibrahim Jayah

                                7  [66] Anver Jayah

                                7  [67] Ramliya Jayah + Careem 

                    6  Kathir Burah + Vanitha Bahaman

 

                 5  Gnei Jerraie Burah, b:20-May-1897 at Galle, d:1954 (she was educated at Gampola mixed School, Lindula Tamil School, Kandy Girls High School, & Kurunegala Convent) + Tuan Brahanudeen Jayah, Dr. b:1-Jan-1890, m:20-Nov-1915, d:31-May-1960 (120)

                    6  Gnei Rowena Jayah, b:1917 + Enver C. Ahlip BA (Lon), m:12-Jul-1940       

                        7  Yasmin Ahlip + Nouman Suby d:2000 (196)

                        7  Mumtaz Ahlip + Anil Rambukwella, Captain, Air Lanka (div) (3047)

                            8  Captain Nimal Rambukwella (Sri Lankan Airlines)

                            8  Indira Rambukwella + Amarasekera

                        7  *2nd Spouse of Mumtaz Ahlip: + Hamza Deane (154)

                       7  Yolande Ahlip + Alston Koch (Australia)

                        7 [22]  Firdausi (Maiyo) Ahlip + [23] Shehan Dole (130,131) (Australia)

                            8  [24] son Ahlip    

                            8 [25] daughter Ahlip                      

                        7  [19  Imara Ahlip +  [20] Shiraz Dole (130,131) (Australia)

                            8  [21] Asmara Dole

                           8  [26]  Soraya Dole

                        7  Sayang Ahlip + Ameen Deane (154)

 

                    6  Gnei Razeena Jayah, b:14-Jun-1918 + M.Hashim Amit, MP, m:22-Nov-1940

                        7  Fawzia Amit

                       7  Zarina Amit

                       7  Brahanudeen Amit

                       7  Sherill Amit

                    6  Tuan (Tony) Anwar Jayah, d:1999 + Maas Mooda Mariam Sallay, (d/o Dr. TKA Sally & Sabina Akbar), m:6-Jun-1943

                        7 Shahnaz Jayah + Fouzul Khalid

                            8 Scherouza Khalid

 

                    6  Gnei Gunara Jayah + Dole Tuan Jefferdeen, Sub-Inspector of Police stationed at Badulla, m:30-Jan-1943 (130)

                        7  Arnadani Dole

                        7  [20] Shiraz Dole + [19] Imara Jayah (Australia)

                            8  [21] Asmara Dole

                        7  [23] Shehan Dole + [22] Maiyo Ahlip (Australia)

                            8 [24] son Ahlip     

                            8 [25] daughter Ahlip

 

                    6  [11] Tuan Cassim Maznavi Jayah + [10] Zanoora Burah

                                7  [12] Husseini Branudeen Jayah (Australia)

                                7  [13] Jerrie Jayah d:Feb 22 2009 + Name Not Known

                                      8  Shamali + Saliya Dharmasena

                                      8  Jaleel (Ashraf)

                                7  [14] Kitchil Jayah (Australia)

                                7  [15] Nisthar (Zerni) Jayah

                                7  [16] Nishana Jayah

                                7  [17] Kitchilan (Nichi) Jayah   

                                7  [18] Fuweiza Jayah

                                7  [65] Ibrahim Jayah

                                7  [66] Anver Jayah

                                7  [67] Ramliya Jayah + Careem 

 

                     6  Gnei Sabreena Jayah

 

                    6  Tuan Thalip Jayah + Indres

 

                5  Harjireen Burah + Lily Walwork (first marriage)

                    6  [26] Seenar Burah + [27] Rumi Jainudeen (246)

                        7  [28] Tharik Jainudeen + [29] Gillian

                            8  [30] Nicola Jainudeen

                            8  [31] Michelle Jainudeen

                        7  [32] Nasreen Jainudeen + [33] Jeffrey Long

                        7  [34] Enver Jainudeen

                        7  [35] Roshan Jainudeen

                        7  [36] Hassan Jainudeen

                    6  Nona Burah +  Theo Vermeer

                        7  John Vermeer

                        7  Ted Vermeer

                    6  Layla Burah

 

                5  Seenar Burah + Thaj Jainudeen (246)

                    6  [27] Rumi Jainudeen+ [26] Seenar Burah

                        7  [28] Tharik Jainudeen + [29] Gillian

                            8  [30] Nicola Jainudeen

                            8  [31] Michelle Jainudeen

                        7  [32] Nasreen Jainudeen + [33] Jeffrey Long

                        7  [34] Enver Jainudeen

                        7  [35] Roshan Jainudeen

                        7  [36] Hassan Jainudeen

                    6  [38]  Hafiz Jainudeen + [37]  Preeda Burah

                        7  [39] Yolande Jainudeen + [40] Fazil Jaldeen

                            8  [64] Nasreen Jaldeen

                        7  [1] Rizvi Jainudeen + [2] Canisha Jamdin

                            8  [3] Farina Jainudeen

                            8  [4] Rizwan Jainudeen

                        7  [41] Naseem Jainudeen +[42]  Ranjit Gunawardena

                            8  [57] Busty Gunawardena + [58] Fuard

                                9  [59] Akbar Fuard

                                9  [60] Rafi Fuard

                            8  [61] Sherrin Gunawardena

                            8  [62] Roshan Gunawardena

                            8  [63] Hiran Gunawardena

                        7  [5] Rosie Jainudeen + [6] Imtiaz Burah

                            8  [7] Sabrina Imtiaz

                            8  [8] Nabila Imtiaz

                            8  [9] Imran Imtiaz

                        7  [43] Rohana Jainudeen + [44] Frank David

                            8  [55] Jayhan David

                            8  [56] Terrence David

                        7  [45] Azan Jainudeen + [46] Lorraine

                            8  [47] Hilmy Jainudeen

                            8  [48] Shamil Jainudeen

                            8  [49] Fazal Jainudeen

                            8  [50] Azan Jainudeen

                        7  [51] Ramzie Jainudeen + [52] Rohisha Burah

                            8  [53] Rohisha Jainudeen

                            8  [54] Rinaz Jainudeen

 

                    6  Bedoura Jainudeen + Mani Dain

                        7  Perween Dain + Siddique Kassamia

                            8  Shahid Kassamia

                            8  Zeba Kassamia

                        7  Ulmaz Dain + Bob Beardwell

                            8  Christopher Beardwell

                        7  Gulshan Dain + Christo

 

                    6  Zaveeni Jainudeen + Pal Kumarasinghe

                        7  Jehan Kumarasinghe

                        7  Rische Kumarasinghe

                        7  Shabani Kumarasinghe

 

                5  Drayon Burah

 

            4  Hurreira Burah + Silamma

                5  Tuan Yahya Cassim Burah + Mas Bangsa Jayah

                    6  Deep Burah + Marina Careem

                        7  Hilmi Burah

                        7  Shamil Burah

                        7  [52] Rohisha Burah + [51] Ramzie Jainudeen (246)

                            8  [53] Rohisha Jainudeen

                            8  [54] Rinaz Jainudeen

                        7  Rohan Burah

                    6  Bistani Burah

                    6  Hannis Burah

                    6  Rafeek Burah

                    6  Battling Burah

                    6  Shirlyn Burah

                    6  Raleena Burah

                    6  Nizam Burah

 

                5  Ayon Nona Beebee Burah

                5  daughter Burah

 

            4  Weerawilla Baba Burah

        3  Baba Noori AbuCassim Burah (shot by his own horsekeeper on account of his illicit association with the latters wife)

        3  Baba Musaddam Cassim Burah + Nona Araby (granddaughter of Captain Buncoos of the Malay Regiment

            4  Baba Shareef Careem Burah

            4  (daughter) Burah + Baba Haneef Burah

                5  Baba Puthra Burah

                5  Gnei Nona Burah + Hassen

                5  Nona Juwari Burah + Sgt Hassan

                    6  Tuan Harris Hassan

    2  Raden Matchjam Boorah Noordeen, d:Sep-12-1828


BURAH - TUAN ARIFEEN Licensed Surveyor, Valuer and Court Commissioner. Beloved husband of Gene Elsei Manel Burah, son of late Mr and Mrs T K C Burah, son-in-law of late Proctor and Mrs A V Perera, loving father of Roshan (Australia), Shehan (UAE), Dinesh (New Zealand) and Sohnali (Canada), father-in-law of Sharifa, Fazwena, Coralie and Aritha De Livera, darling grandfather of Shimali, Sahani, Aashan, Farah, Serena, Avishka and Celeb, brother-in-law of Carmen and Gamini Jayasinghe, Rani and Ananda Hettige (Australia), Sharmini and Edward De Zylva. Janaza took place on 9th July in Wellington. 12E, Trafalgar Street, Johnsonville, Wellington 6004, New Zealand. SO July 22 2007

BURAH ­ UMMU JAMEELA   (nee Ismail). Wife of late Kuraish, mother of Sonna, late Safar, Fareena, Girlie, Raja (USA), Jenny, Boney (Metropolitan), Yvonne, Bintha (MMBL), mother­in­law of Nazeera, Kuraish Marso, Juwitha, Hafeela, Riffan and Toni Kitchilan, sister of Johar Ismail, expired. Janaza leaving residence today,   467D, Marthinu Guru Mw, Enderamulla at 10 a.m. for burial at Akbar Town Muslim Burial Ground.  [DN Jun 20 2003]


Genealogy of Malays exposed

Saga of the exiled Royal

Javanese unearthed

Author: Tuan Arfin Burah

An author publication

Available at Vijitha Yapa

Bookshops, Colombo

151 pp. Price Rs. 250

Review: T. Aniff Ahamed - DN Fri May 11 2007

HISTORY: The Malays in Sri Lanka are the descendants of the kings, queens, princes and princesses, noblemen, dignitaries, artists, craftsmen, commanders and their retinue, who were part and parcel of the sovereign, exiled by the Dutch.

A hereto unknown factor, perhaps buried in the sands of time, has been unravelled by the author on the above. T. Arfin Burah a senior professional in Land Surveying and Land Economics has delved in unearthing from old records at the Archives and from several locations on ground, presenting them in a manner a glimpse of the functioning of Colonial rule, particularly in Java and Sri Lanka.

The book covers the occupation of the Dutch in Ceylon extending from A.D. 1640 to 1796, a period of 156 years. This book has been made possible with the correct interpretation after a great level of painstaking research and passion due entirely, as with divine providence by a Dutch Professor Vanden Belt of the Lieder University of Holland who played a major role in having given his valuable time and expertise to the translation to English from the Romanised Dutch records, and also the Assistant Archivist Mrs. Dias who had in many ways has helped the author.

This aspect of it has been the missing link that has prevented the narration of this epic story by other historians. The saga unfolds when for the first time one gets more than a glimpse of the exiled Javanese Prince Amankoeratte of Batavia and the royal retinue in Sri Lanka. The great role and responsibilities of the exiled royal party are detailed.

Developing and expanding the base of spices and commodity trade between Sri Lanka and Batavia has been his direct responsibility. Entrustment of these duties to him by the Dutch rulers highlights the capacity and the respect given to the royal party.

The book goes further to expand the role of the forefathers of the author and their contribution to many aspects of commerce and life in the wider community in Sri Lanka. Much emphasis has been confined in his research of the Prince Amankoeratte the 3rd of whom he asserts that his great grandfather has been a descendant.

In trying to establish the genealogy of the Javanese (now termed Malays) in Sri Lanka to their ancestors he has not only obtained information from archival records but has also visited many Malays in obtaining valuable data which had been passed down to them by their great grandfathers.

With the invasion of the British to Sri Lanka (Ceylon) communication between the Dutch in Java and the exiles comes to an abrupt end when the change of names took place to conceal their royal identity when taking the “Oath of Allegiance” to serve under the British when Ceylon ceded to the British. Most of the Javanese names therefore were anglicized for easy pronunciation by them.

With great delight I recommend this book to all Sri Lankans who should know the origin and the contribution made by the Javanese a must for the discernable historians and the general reader alike.

The author avers that with globalization an individual will be identified by a numeral and a name no longer relevant and hopes that his research will be used in preserving one’s identity.