Sung Genealogical Records

There are two copies extant of the clan genealogies of the Sung Clan of Guk5 Pu4, Sin1 On1 Sen3. From the photocopies which I have, one was copied from a copy by Sung4 Fui1 Lim2 (Sung Fai Lam) and ammended later by him or his heir. The other was written by Sung Yun2 Xiag2 (Sung Wan Shek) in the eighteenth year of the Repulic of China (1929). The calligraphy of Sung YunXiag is beautifully and neatly written mostly in KaiShu form.

Structure of entries

There are only male offspring which are recorded, and only along given lines of descent, subsequently, this means that not all members of the clan are recorded. Of the two lists given, the author of this webpage has pieced together a family tree in a graphical form which shows the lineage.

The names of the male ancestors are given, by their given name, and any other common name they possess. Their spouse(s)'s surname is given and the names of male heirs. Information about the site where their remains are burried are also given.

There are a number of individual commentaries written by certain ancestors. Some give dates such as the year number of the reign of the Cin2 (Qing) Emperor KangXi (Kong2 Hi3). Within are contained information about the lineage, and the lives of the recording ancestor. There are also details about other Sung clan members given by name of the lead ancestor, and where they moved to. Other surnamed Sung figures usually appearing in history are also given, though direct lineage is not possible to know, since they may come from other branches of the tree prior to any of the other mentioned ancestors.

About Guk Pu

Guk5 Pu4 (Gug5 Pu4) is also romanised on maps as KukPo and Gubu (Cantonese and Mandarin respectively). It is a valley plateaux surrounded by green hills. It faces the Shataukok Hoi (previously known as the Starling Inlet) and a network of footpaths and narrow concreted roads connects the villages. There are two points along the sea front which are points of unloading, Gan1 Ya2 Ha1, or the tide barrier gate, and Hoi3 Ha1, which is a collection of houses by the main pier that serves GugPu. The two points are connected by a long footpath which travels along the embankment that holds the sea from the villages in the valley.

From HoiHa, there are two choices of footpath. One leads to GanYaHa, the other to Tden2 Sim1, (Tian2 Xim1). There are houses which dot the root from HoiHa to Tden Sim. However, there is a school and part-time refreshment stop under the large tree at the tide barrier. From the school, one travels along the track, and past an old football field which is fenced in. Next to it along the way is a shrine to the spirits, Bag5Gung2Ha2. There is a sharp turn in the track, and it lead you to a shaded bridge, over a freshwater stream. This is known simply as the stream, Ho2Lag1. From there you will see a village. This is the often called Xin1 Vui2 or 'New Village', this is to distinguish it from Lao3 Vui2 or 'Old Village'. From the bridge, one travels along to another fork in the road. Turning left will bring you to the village. The other paths lead to Ngi2 Du3, Sam1 Du3, Si4 Du3 and Ng3 Du. From the New Village, one travels past all the housing, and soon one sees another village ahead, to the right. This is the Old Village. There is a fork along the road before you get there, which takes you to Tian Xim. That's brings us back full circle.

The inhabitants of surname Sung reside in two villages in the valley. The New Village, is now only occupied by people of the Sung surname. Fellow Sung members are also found in the Old Village, though there are several surnames there.

There are seven surnames in GukPu. Sung4, Cang4 (Tang4), Ng3, Zen1 (Tsen1), Yong2 (Zong2), Li3 and Ho2. The Sung Family Cu2 Tong2 (Tu Tdong)or ancestral hall is in Lao Vui.

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