Sunday, 29 April 2012

Haji Mohd. Sharif bin Ismail c1855-died c1906-1912 (3) Wasiat


  • Pemegang amanah tanah pusaka di Banda Hilir, Settlement of Malacca
  • 302 Banda Hilir
  • Haji Mazlan bin Haji Rahim (cucu Hj Noordin)
  • Haji Mohd Sharif bin Ismail (3) Wasiat
  • Inche Nyonia bt Tuan Sheik Mohamad Sahabudin
  • Mahadhir bin Mohamad (cicit Hj Noordin)
  • H A Hannen - Malay Interpreter, Supreme Court of The Straits Settlement
  • D Bratty - Registrar, Supreme Court, Malacca

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I received a softcopy of Haji Mohamad Sharif's Will (Wasiat Tok Sharif) today (29 April 2012) from Abang Sharif*, who in turn obtained it from Farid*, who in turn obtained it from Bapak*. Here are some interesting contents of the Will.

*All 3 men have died. Bapak died on 8 March 2009. Farid died on 2 Dec 2015. Abang Sharif died on 19 July 2017. 

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WASIAT HAJI MOHAMAD SHARIF BIN ISMAIL
Will of 1 March 1906
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Will of 1 March 1906, Malacca
Probate No. 4 of 1912

Name: Haji Mohamad Sharif  bin Ismail (this is Tok Moyang Haji Mohd Sharif)
Wife: Fatimah bte Mohamad (this is Patma)
Mother: Inche Nyonia binte Tuan Sheik Mohamad Sahabudin (this is Tok Moyang Sharif's mother)

Children:
  1. Mohamad Usuf bin Haji Mohamad Sharif (this is Bapak's Walid Mohd Yusope)
  2. Mahani bte Haji Mohamad Sharif (this is Nenek Ani)
  3. Alijah bte Haji Mohamad Sharif (this is Nenek Jah)
  4. Amnah bte Haji Mohamad Sharif (this is Nenek Amnah)
  5. Asiah bte Hj Mohamad Sharif (this is Nenek Ya)

Grandfather: Mohamad Saleh bin Khatib Usuf (this is the grandfather of Tok Moyang Sharif)


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DETAILS OF HJ MOHD SHARIF'S PROPERTY
IN BANDAR HILIR, MALACCA 1897-c1912
Will of 1 March 1906
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The properties mentioned in the Will include the following:
  1. No. 76 and 77 Banda Hilir
  2. Banda Hilir No. 111
  3. Banda Hilir brick house No. 113

These buildings are still extant on 18 September 2017. I checked their locations using Google Maps. All 4 properties are along Jalan Parameswara, between Masjid Banda Hilir and before reaching Padang Banda Hilir. The house/shop # remains the same but the road is now Jalan Parameswara instead of Jalan Banda Hilir. They are in Taman Melaka Raya area.



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HOUSES & SHOPHOUSES
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PROPERTY #1
No. 76 BANDA HILIR

No. 76 Banda Hilir -- is near Bites in Banda Hilir. It is in a 4-unit double-storey shophouse complex (near Masjid Banda Hilir 80, 78, 76, and 74 near Padang Banda Hilir). It is next to No 78, Persatuan Leong Kawasan Selatan. It is the second shop from the right. The last shop on the right is No. 74. No. 76 has blue frames for its doors and windows. The walls are light cream. It has one brown window upstairs.







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PROPERTY #2
No. 77 BANDA HILIR

No. 77 Banda Hilir -- is across the road from No. 76 Banda Hilir. The shophouses here vary in shape and size - No. 71 vs No. 73 & 75 vs No. 77 vs No. 79, 81, 83. No. 77 Banda Hilir is a single double-storey brick shophouse with colourful art decor dated 1927 at the roof top (frieze). It was probably sold after Hj Mohd Sharif died (between 1906-1912) and was then renovated or restored in 1927. It is now occupied by a sportshop - Syarikat Perniagaan Engraving Melaka (Engraving & Trading (Melaka) Sdn Bhd), which has a blue signboard. There is parking space in front of the shop.








Page 8 Advertisements Column 2
Malaya Tribune, 28 December 1928, Page 8

ANNOUNCEMENT.
The engagement is announced between Mr. Tan Low Eng, of the Traffic Manager's Office, Kuala Lumpur, eldest son of Mr. and the late Mrs. Tan Kim Seng (nee Loh Chit Neo), 77, Banda Hilir, Malacca, and Miss Koh Ong Neo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Koh Boon Chuan, of Kuala Lumpur. The marriage will take place at Malacca on January 30.

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PROPERTY #3
No. 111 BANDA HILIR

No. 111 Banda Hilir --  is a pink double-storey brick house adjacent to the vacant lot. on both sides It is now a private house of worship called Yuan Tong Ge. Visitors are not allowed. The house at 111 occupies part of 109 and part of 113 at the sides. Thus, 109 and 113 have ceased to exist. Both are partial wasteland (unused).



Page 10 Advertisements Column 1
The Straits Times, 28 August 1923, Page 10
freehold land at Banda Hilir, together with the house known as 111 (formerly 40) Banda Hilir, Malacca, bought by Mr. A. S. Paul for $3,100.
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PROPERTY #4
No. 113 BANDA HILIR

No. 113 Banda Hilir -- is a partial vacant land with red floors still evident but cracked like cobblestone. It was probably a brick house just like 111 before it was demolished. There is no photo of the building that was there once. The house at 111 occupies part of the grounds of 113. Hj Mohd Shairf's Will of 1906 mentioned there was a brick house at 113 Banda Hilir. But it was demolished.



MALACCA PROPERTY AUCTION.
Malaya Tribune., 11 July 1922, Page 7
Three pieces of freehold land and house No 113 Banda Hilir, area 1 acre and 36 poles bought by K M S P Annamalai Chitty for $4,300.

External links
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Search?ST=1&AT=search&k=113%20Banda%20Hilir
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/maltribune19220711-1.2.52?ST=1&AT=search&k=113%20Banda%20Hilir&QT=113,banda,hilir&oref=article
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/maltribune19281228-1.2.24.2?ST=1&AT=search&k=77%20Banda%20Hilir&QT=77,banda,hilir&oref=article


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ARABLE LANDS
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These are some lands (see specifications) mentioned in the Will*:
  1. Bukit Tempurong
  2. Padang Semabok
  3. Ujong Pasir
*Mahadhir Mohamad informed these lands have been sold off.
MALACCA PROPERTY AUCTION.
Malaya Tribune., 11 July 1922, Page 7
Freehold land at Ujong Pasir area 1 rood and 16 poles bought by K R M T T A L Mutiah Chitty for $200. 
Page 10 Advertisements Column 1
The Straits Times, 28 August 1923, Page 10
freehold land at Bukit Tempurong in the mukim of Padang Semabok, Malacca, area 2 acres 3 roods and 24 poles, bought by Madam Tan Seok Lian for $3,600;

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WITNESSES OF HJ MOHD SHARIF'S WILL
BANDAR HILIR, MALACCA
Will of 1 March 1906
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There were 2 witnesses for the Will:**
  1. Zainal bin Omar Sidang
  2. Omar bin Saleh Bilal
**The last word after the name indicates the post held, eg Tok Sidang, Tok Bilal. They were men from the mosque, but it doesn't specify which mosque. Could most probably be from Masjid Banda Hilir, unless he had reason to use people from Masjid Semabok, where  he & wife are buried.
The first witness, Zainal bin Omar, is the younger man (probably an adult son) and Omar bin Saleh is the second witness, an elder man (probably father of the first witness). So the 2 witnesses were father-and-son who worked for the masjid, one was a Sidang and the other was a Bilal. Who and where are they or their descendants today?


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COURTS FOR
HJ MOHD SHARIF'S WILL
BANDAR HILIR, MALACCA
Will of 1 March 1906
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Two persons from 2 different courts were involved with the Will:
  1. H A Hannen - Malay Interpreter, Supreme Court of The Straits Settlement
  2. D Bratty - Registrar, Supreme Court, Malacca

H A Hannen is Hamid bin Abdul Hannen.
He was a Malay Interpreter in the Supreme Court in Malacca.
Source: The Directory and Chronicles 1909

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Also see 302 Banda Hilir blog
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4 comments:

  1. Saya cadangkan Prof dptkan maklumat dari Hj Mazlan bin Hj Rahim bin Hj Nordin, pemegang amanah tanah pusaka di bandar hilir. Saya difahamkan bapa prof selalu pulang ke melaka semasa hayatnya. Bapa prof juga memberi kebenaran rumah 262 itu dirobohkan dgn syarat digantikan dgn rumah yg lain. Sebelum ini bapa saya memegang amanah ini sebelum diperturunksn kpd Hj Mazlan. Tiada gadaian tanah betlaku malah cukai tanah bandar dilunaskan setiap tahun. Prof pasti maklum jika cukai tanah tertunggak dlm jumlah yg agak besar kerajaan negeri pasti merampasnya dan inilah yg berlaku pada kebanyakan tanah melayu di bandar. Seperkara lagi, wasiat hanyalah wasiat tapi tanpa geran tanah ia tidak memberi erti apa apa. Bagaimanapun saya kagum dgn kajian Prof berhubung salah silah atau root keluarga Prof.

    mahadhir mohamad
    cicit hj nordin

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    1. TQ Mahadhir Mohamad, cicit Hj Nordin, untuk menulis dan memaklumkan hal tentang pemegang amanah tanah pusaka di Bandar Hilir. Saya tiada di Malaysia buat masa yang lama dan tidak tahu-menahu tentang apa bapa saya buat di Bandar Hilir. Dia tidak memaklumkan apa-apa kepada saya. Saya cuma ada gambar yang saya peroleh dari pendrive bapa saya setelah ia meninggal dunia - tiada apa-apa nota tentan Banda Hilir.

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  2. Terima kasih prof kerana memberi respon ke atas komen saya. Saya juga tidak mengambil berat tentang urusan tanah pusaka ini sehinggalah Hj Mazlan meminta persetujuan dari 33 waris (kalau tak silap saya) utk menjual salah satu lot tanah. Saya dari 5 waris telah tidak bersetuju dan ia tidak jadi dijual. Menurut Hj Mazlan, tanah masjid An Nur dan seekar tanahnya tidak mempunyai nama pemilikan yg jelas. Beliau cuma diberi amanah memunggut sewa rumah utk menampung cukai tanah. Hal ini menurut Hj Mazlan prof boleh mendapatkan maklumat dari Hj Salleh yg menetap di Kelang Selangor. Namun menurut seorang saksi percakapan Aziz Bachik (juga pemenang pingat emas sukan sea manila 1977), soal tanah itu telah diwakafkan kpd masjid cuma dari cakap cakap tetapi bapa atau datuk dan moyang prof tidak pernah memberi persetujuan secara bertulis dan ia masih milik waris Hj Sharif, Allahualam. Berhubung tanah tanah di semabuk, ujung pasir dan bukit tempurung, menurut Hj Mazlan ia telahpun dijual oleh waris waris Hj Sharif. Hj Mazlan amat gembira bila diberitahu tentang blog prof ini dan berharap dapat berjumpa demi mengeratkan silaturahim. Menurutnya beliau turut menziarahi kediaman prof di Pulau Pinang sewaktu bapa prof meninggal dunia. Prof, waris Hj Nordin sudah byk kali berusaha utk mendapatkan taraf tanah reserve melayu tapi tidak mendapat sokongan (meskipun orang kampung disini merupakan penyokong kuat Umno sejak merdeka. Sekarang, sendiri mau ingatla). Kali terakhir menurut Hj Mazlan supaya tanah di Bandar Hilir ini diberi status tanah warisan ditolak oleh KM Ali Rustam dgn alasan tanah warisan adalah anugerah kerajaan persekutuan. Prof mungkin boleh dpt satu cerita yg menarik berhubung cerita wakaf ini dari Aziz Bachik tapi mungkin dikesempatan yg lain atau jika prof dapat menebual dgn beliau sendiri. Sekian sahaja.

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    1. TQ, Mahadhir Mohamad (cicit Hj Nordin). Saya tidak mengenali ketiga-tiga nama berkenaan di atas - Hj Mazlan, Hj Salleh dann Aziz Bachik. Menurut adik saya Muhammad Farid, bapa saya telah memberi geran tanah kepadanya, dan ia pula memberi geran berkenaan kepada abang sulung saya, Muhammad Sharif. Saya tidak ada apa-apa berita daripada abang sulung saya yang baru-baru ini sakit dan dimasukkan ke hospital. Saya ada di rumah bapa saya di Minden Heights Jalan 7 semasa ia meninggal dunia. Saya tak kenal ramai orang yang turut hadir kerana saya tak pernah jumpa mereka. Saya tak pasti tanah di Banda Hilir tu tanah wakaf dan apa dia tanah yang seekar tu. Saya ambil maklum tentang penjualan tanah Hj Sharif di Semabok, Ujung Pasir dan Bukit Tempurung. Bagi menjadikan Masjid Bandar Hilir dan kawasannya sebagai warisan, saya rasa mungkin boleh minta pihak Kementerian Warisan atau Arkeologi tengokkan. Prof Zuraina Majid ialah saudara sebelah bapa saya dan dia terlibat dengan banyak tapak arkeologi sebagai warisan. Mungkin dia boleh membantu. Saya mendapat tahu yang penempatan di Bandar Hilir diasaskan oleh Nakhoda yang berketurunan Minangkabau daripada Istana Pagarruyung. Dengan itu, sepatutnya penempatan di Bandar Hilir dikaitkan dengan Masjid Batu Uban di Kg Melyu Batu Uban di Pulau Pinang, yang juga diasaskan oleh Nakhoda pada tahun 1734. Walaupun Majlis Perbandaran Melaka telahpun mentarikhkan penubuhan Masjid Bandar Hilir pada 1820, saya rasakan tarikh ini tak betul kerana hampir 86 tahun beza masa. Nakhoda mengasaskan ketiga-tiga masjid di Pulau Pinang, Melaka dan Singapura, jadi waktunya patut sama atau dekat sekitar 1734. Lagi satu, saya diberitahu oleh pewaris generasi ke-5 Datuk Jenaton bahawa Nakhoda dikebumikan di Tanah Perkuburan Masjid Batu Uban, tapi saya tak sempat mencari pusaranya. Datuk Jenaton dikebumikan hampir 1 km dari ruma ibu saya di Minden Heights. Saya ada salasilah keturunan Nakhoda, baik yang dari Pagarruyung mahupun yang Arab, mungkin daripada Hadramawt. Hari ini seorang waris bernama Syed Alwi Aidid menulis bagi menerangkan perkahwinan beberapa orang waris. Saya tak pernah jumpanya.

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