Some dates down to 1822 are approximate, and the order of succession is not quite certain. For the first seventeen rulers (sixteenth-eighteenth centuries), whose chronology is unresolved, see R. Nicholl, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, XX (1989), 175–95.
Brown, D. E., Brunei: the Structure and History of a Bornean Malay Sultanate (Brunei, 1970).Saunders, G., A History of Brunei (Kuala Lumpur, 1994).
Omar Ali Saifuddin I (attested as sultan 1762 after a period of confusion; abdicated, died 1795)
Muhammad Tajuddin (son; abdicated)
Muhammad Jamalul Alam I (son)
Muhammad Tajuddin (again)
Muhammad Kanzul Alam (brother)
Omar Ali Saifuddin II (son of Muhammad Jamalul Alam I)
Abdul Mumin (son-in-law)
Hashim Jalilul Alam (son of Omar Ali Saifuddin II; British protectorate 1888–1983)
Muhammad Jamalul Alam II (son)
Ahmad Tajuddin (son; Japanese rule 1941–5)
Omar Ali Saifuddin III (brother; abdicated, died 1986)
Hassanal Bolkiah (son)