3. Generation Gima Taira Pēchin Shinpuku 儀間平良親雲上眞福

Names and DOB

  • Childhood name: Uminta 思武太
  • Chinese-style name: Ma Futo 麻普都
  • Born: as the firstborn son, 1451
  • Posthumous name: Shinsō 眞宗

Family

  • Father: Shinsō 眞宗
  • Mother: a Person from Gima village in Mawashi district 眞和志儀間
  • Wife: Taira Ōamushirare 平良大阿母志良禮  (Her parents are unknown. She died 1564-09-15. Posthumous name: Ka’an 花庵)
  • Oldest son: Shinmō 眞孟
  • Oldest daughter: Umitu 思戸 (date of birth and death unknown, married Yonaha Uēkata Jogen 我那覇親方助元 of the Fū-clan 封氏)

Chronology

During the Era of King Shō En 尚圓王

  • During the Chenghua years (1465–1487): Served as village supervisor (Uchiti 掟) of Kanegusuku 兼城

During the Era of King Shō Shin 尚眞王

  • 1505-08-10: When royal father-in-law Akanishi 亜嘉尼施 (i.e. Hanagusuku Uēkata Sōgi 花城親方宗義) together with chief-envoy Tei Kyū 鄭玖 and vice-envoy Sai Hin 蔡濱 went to China to bring tribute, Shinpuku served as a Kansha 官舎 (warehouse manager) and reached Fujian.
  • 1507-08-13: When chief-envoy Ryō Nō 梁能 and vice-envoy Sai Senfu 蔡遷 procceeded to China to bring tribute, Shinpuku served as a Kansha 官舎 (warehouse manager) and reached Fujian. After offical proceedings were finished he returned home and was appointed Jitō of Kanegusuku 兼城地頭.
  • 1517-06-09: Transferred and appointed as Jitō 地頭 of Taira in Gima village, Mawashi district 眞和志儀間平良. Afterwards conferred to the court rank of Zashiki (rank 4 minor) 座敷.
  • 1535-06-05: Died after a long life of 85 years. Posthumous name: Shingetsu 心月.

During the Era of King Shō Sei 尚清王

  • 1535: Because Shinpuku 眞福 became sick and died, his wife assumed the post of Jitō of Taira in Gima village, Mawashi district

Additional Info

After Shinpuku 眞福 had died in 1535, his wife assumed his post as a Jitō of Taira in Gima village, Mawashi district. His wife’s name is given as Taira Ōamushirare 平良大阿母志良禮. Ōamushirare is the title of a high ranked priestess of old Ryūkyū. In the hierarchy of Ryūkyūan priestesses, the Ōamushirare were directly below the supreme Kikoe Ōgimi, who was usually a relative of the ruling king.


Sources

  • 沖縄の歴史情報 第5巻。画像と全文テキストデータベース (Ⅰ)。 (6)「琉球家譜」の情報化。①首里系家譜。麻姓家譜 (田名家).
  • Naha-shi Shi. Shiryō-hen, Dai Ni Maki, Chū no 7. Naha no Minzoku. 那覇市史。資料篇 第2巻,中の7。那覇の民俗。

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