BRIEF HISTORY: A dynasty descended from the Mojopahit Kings of Java. Three brothers founded the Kingdoms of Soya, at the top of the mountain Sirimau, of Nusaniwe and of Kilang, all in the Leitimur southern peninsula of Ambon. Soya signed a treaty with the Dutch in 1605 that gave trade monopoly to the Verenigde Oost Indische Compagnie or VOC (Dutch East India Company). Soya was occupied by the British 2 times, the 2nd time between 1807 and 25/3/1817. One of the 34 states of Ambon in the South Moluccas (Maluku Selatan). Also known as the Kingdom of Sirimau.
Rumphius, Ambonsche landsbeschrijving
RELATED WEBSITE: Pesulima Family History and Genealogy http://www.pesulimahistory.com
THANKS TO: Donald P. Tick gelar Raja Muda Kuno, Pusaka Archive Indonesia Kingdoms email@example.com (29/1/2002)
Pesulima (Rahatta branch)
SUCCESSION: to the son of the brother of the Raja
HEAD OF THE DYNASTY: Ruben Rehatta, Raja of Soya since 1994
MEMBERS OF THE
2 Huwaa. Author of the Huwae family
3 Rehatta, 3rd Raja of Soya (see below, Predecessors)
7 Latuconsina, surnamed da
Silva by the Portuguese, ruler of Honipopu, the sea port
of the Kingdom of Soya, negociated with the Portuguese in
Ambon 1512. Grandfather of:
Peseolima or Pesulima, 2nd Raja of Soya
Rehatta, 3rd Raja of Soya, as declared by the Dutch (see below, Predecessors)
Duarta da Silva, previously named Lessidi, Raja of Soya, bp 1617
Eduard da Silva,
Raja of Soya c1618
Thomas da Silva, Raja of Soya 24/12/1634-1664, +1664
Lorenšo da Silva, Raja of Soya 1664-....
Eduard da Silva, Raja of Soya 1672-....
Bernardus da Silva,
Raja of Soya 1686-....
Elias da Silva, Raja of Soya, +26/7/1747
Juan da Silva,
Raja of Soya c1836
Stephanus Rehatta, Raja of Soya c1882
Habel Rehatta, Raja of Soya
Leonard L. Rehatta, Raja of Soya 1911-deposed 1943, +1945. Brother of:
Samuel Rehatta, Raja of Soya 1943-1960, +1976. Uncle of:
Cornelis Rehatta, Raja of Soya 1960-....
RenÚ Rehatta, Raja of Soya 1976-...., ░1925. Son of Raja Samuel Rehatta
Ruben Rehatta, Raja of Soya since 1994 (see above, Head of the Dynasty). Son of a sister of Raja Cornelis Rehatta