Chao Phya Maha Sena (Sane) the lineal line that we will be following was the son of Chao Phya Petr Pichai (Jai) and Khun Ying Chang, and the younger brother of Phya Chula Rajmontri (Shane). However, like his father he became a Buddhist.
He entered the service of King Somdej Phra Baromma Gotr and received the title of Phya Saneyhar Pudhorn. In the reign of King Somdej Phra Chao Utoomporn, he received the title of Phya Jarsan Yakorn, and in the reign of King Somdej Phra Chao Egatutr, the last King of Krung Sri Ayudhya, he was made Chao Phya Maha Sena (Sane).
Chao Phya Maha Sena (Sane) had five children. Three daughters were taken hostage by the Burmese. His two sons, Bunnag and Boonma, escaped the fate of being taken hostage as they had been sent to live with some relatives in Rajburi.
It came to pass as we shall shortly see, that Bunnag became the progenitor of the Bunnag Rajineekul Sai Chao Khun Nual (The Queen's Family).
It is this branch of the family tree that we shall follow.
Jai's other son Shane Ahamudh Chula did not follow his father's footsteps to become a Buddhist, but instead remained a Muslim. Earlier in the reign of King Somdej Phra Boromma Gotr, he received the title of Phya Wichit Narong. He was then appointed Phya Chula Rajmontri, Leader of the Muslim Community in Siam. Later he was given charge of the Royal Treasury, but was not given the title of Chao Phya Phra Klang, which was usually given with this position.
Shane's son Gorn Keaow likewise became Phya Chula Rajmontri, Leader of the Muslim Community in Siam in the reign of King Rama I.
The end of part one.
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