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BERI (Princely State)

LOCATION: Madhya Pradesh AREA: 82.88 kmē VILLAGES: 7 POPULATION: 4,299 (1931)x RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs 25,000 (1931) DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Parmar SEAT: xx ACCESSION: 1st January 1950
AGENCY: Bundelkhand Agency 1902 - 1948 PRIVY PURSE: Rs 7,750

PRESENT RULER:HH Raja SURENDRA SINGH Ju Deo, 10th Raja of Beri since 1984.
born 2nd March 1938 (#4 p.71), married and has issue. PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The holders are Bundela Ponwars claiming descent from the great Agnikula clan of Paramaras. The ancestor of the Beri jagirdars was Diwan Mahma Rai of Karaiha in Gwalior, whose son, Diwan Achharaj Singh migrated to Sandi in Jalaun District, at the end of the eighteenth century. The jagir was taken under Agency supervision in 1930, but administrative powers were restored to the Rao Saheb in August 1936, with certain restrictions. In 1893, the Rao was allowed to maintain a military force of 10 cavalry, 66 infantry, and 2 guns. Rulers were.....
  1. Diwan ACHARJYA SINGH [Achharaj Singh], 1st Diwan of Beri 1753/-, married the daughter of Maharaja Jagat Raj of Jaitpur, and received a jagir worth 12 lakhs, including the villages of Umri, Dadri and Chili, married and had issue, four sons.

  2. Diwan KUMAN SINGH, 2nd Diwan of Beri -/1780, married and had issue. He died 1780.

  3. Rao JUGAL PRASAD SINGH, 3rd Rao of Beri 1780/1814, received a sanad from Nawab Ali Bahadur Banda, confirming him in his possession of the three villages (see above), however on the establishment of British supremacy, he was, in 1809, confirmed in his possession of Umri only. Two years later, in 1811, his claim to the two other villages was admitted, but due to an inexpediency, they were exchanged for land of equal value, including the village of Beri, married and had issue.

  4. Rao PHERAN SINGH, 4th Rao of Beri 1814/1857, he succeeded by adoption, married and had issue.

  5. Rao VISHAWANATH SINGH, 5th Rao of Beri 1857/1861, he adopted his nephew as his successor. He died sp in 1861.

  6. Rao VIJAY SINGH, 6th Rao of Beri 1861/1880, born 14th February 1848, he succeeded to the gadi on 18th March 1862 (#1), married and had issue.

  7. Rao RAGHURAJ SINGH, 7th Rao of Beri 1880/1904, he succeeded to the gadi in October 1892; married 2ndly, the Junior Rani, died after 1904, daughter of Maharaja Lokpal Singh of Panna, and had issue, two sons. He died 7th June 1904 (#2 p.117).

  8. Rao LOKENDRA SINGH, 8th Rao of Beri 1904/1945, born 29th August 1891 (#2 p.112), he succeeded to the gadi on 8th June 1904 (#2 p.112), which was recognized by the Government in October 1904, educated at Daly College, Indore; he was invested with full powers of administration on 3rd June 1914 (#5 p.119) or 25th May 1915 (#3 p.41); he attended the Coronation Darbar at Delhi in December 1911; married 12th July 1910 (#3 p.41), a daughter of HH Maharaja Sawai Sir Sawant Singh of Bijawar, and had issue.

  9. HH Raja YADAVENDRA SINGH, 9th Raja of Beri 1945/1984, born 27th June 1918 (#3 p.41), educated at Daly College, Indore; married Rajkumari Laxmi Kumari [HH Rani Laxmi Kumari of Beri], daughter of Rao Bir Singh Ju Deo of Bihat, and had issue. He died 1984.

  10. HH Raja SURENDRA SINGH Ju Deo (see above)
The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully acknowledged, July 2011.
1. "The Golden Book of India"; by Roper Lethbridge, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.67
2. "Memoranda on Native States in India, 1907" Vol. 1, Calcutta, Superintendent Government Printing, India. 1908
3. "Memoranda on The Indian States 1930", corrected up to 1st January 1930, Published by Authority, Calcutta. Government of India, Central Publication Branch. 1931.
4. "Memoranda on The Indian States 1939", corrected up to 2nd January 1939, Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. Government of India Press, New Delhi. 1939.
5. "Rulers, Leading Families, and Officials in the States of Central India", 5th Edition 1935