She was the adoptive mother of Bezmiâlem Sultan and Rahime Perestu Sultan. She owned a palace in Divanyolu, kiosks in Çamlıca, Maçka and Eyüp and a waterfront mansion in Kuruçeşme at Bosporus. Her husband died in 1803 when she was 25 years old.
In 1807, the Janissaries revolted once more, dethroned, imprisoned, and later murdered Selim III. Mustafa IV reigned briefly in an era of Janissary riots.
He was deposed in 1808 by the rebels, and his half-brother (and Esma"s brother) Mahmud, whose execution he had unsuccessfully ordered, came to the throne as Mahmud World War II Sultan Mahmud II died on June 29, 1839 at her palace in Çamlıca. Princess Esma was interested in British culture.
She was said to have furnished her palace with Western furniture, putting all of the traditional Ottoman furniture in a storage room. After her death, all of her English furniture was put away in the same storage room and the old oriental ones taken out once again.
She died in 1848 and was laid to rest at her brother"s burial place in Mahmud II Mausoleum on Divanyolu Street of the Çemberlitaş neighborhood of Istanbul.
Mahmud II then ordered the murder of Mustafa and remained so the last male member of the house of Osman I.