Haeju Seok clan

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Haeju Seok clan
Country Korea
Current region Haeju
Founder Seok Seong (ja)

Haeju Seok clan (Hangul해주 석씨; Hanja海州 石氏) is one of the Korean clans. Their Bon-gwan is in Haeju, Hwanghae Province. According to the research held in 1985, the number of Haeju Seok clan’s member was 2664. Their founder was Seok Seong (ja) who was Dongming County people in Wei Commandery (魏郡; around present-day Handan, Hebei), China. He was a jinshi (hanja: 進士) in Ming dynasty during Jiajing Emperor’s reign. He worked as minister of public works (工部尚書, Gongbu Shangshu) and minister of defense (兵部尚書, Bingbu Shangshu). He played a role in attacking Joseon in spite of oppositions during Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98), but he was executed because Ming dynasty had an financial difficulty spending a large budget during wars. Seok Dam (hanja: 石潭), his eldest son, and Seok Dam (hanja: 石潭)’s mother was settled in Haeju together according to Seok Seong (ja)’s will in jail. Seok Dam (hanja: 石潭) became Prince of Suyang (hanja: 首陽君) and founded Haeju Seok clan.[1][2]

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