Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Determining the shares of Muhammad'uf brothers and their nephew

Determining the shares of Muhammad'uf brothers and their nephew

In three copies: four Muhammad’uf brothers, Haj Baba, the late Haj ‘Ali Akbar Aqa, the late Aqa ‘Ali Asghar, and the late Aqa Mashhadi Najaf, jointly owned the real estate business covering properties in Azarbayjan and Islambul [Istanbul]. At the date of this document three of the partners are deceased and their properties have been transferred to their inheritors, who are as listed: Haj ‘Ali Akbar’s inheritors: Haj Javad Aqa, Aqa Zayn al-‘Abidin (who has transferred his share to Haj Javad Aqa), Khadijah Khanum, and Zahra Khanum; Aqa Mashhadi Najaf’s inheritors: Aqa Muhsin Aqa, Aqa Mahmud Aqa, Sariyah Khanum, and the deceased Sughra Khanum (wife of Aqa Sulayman Bayg, the son of Haj Baba Aqa); and Aqa ‘Ali Asghar’s inheritors: Aqa Riza Aqa. Since Aqa Hasan Aqa, the son of the late Narjis Khanum and the late Ibrahim Aqa and the nephew of the Muhammad’uf brothers, has been involved in the business, he was also assigned a share. Haj Baba Aqa and the inheritors of the other partners have designated five shares for all the properties, one of which would belong to Aqa Hasan Aqa, provided that he deals with Aqa Sulayman Bayg in case he claims the inheritance of Sughra Khanum from Aqa Najaf’s inheritors. This partnership covers the buildings and gardens with all they include, located in Istanbul and Tabriz, as well as other forms of property, such as cash, promissory notes, shops, etc. After this, some settlements among the inheritors have taken place, which are described in detail in the document.