|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Raja Chhatarsal divided his lands in 1731 into several
portions, one of which was given to Raja Jagat Rai. At his
death in 1757, a dispute arose as to the succession, with
Raja Pahar Singh, seizing the territory forcing Raja
Khuman Singh to flee. Terms were agreed to in 1764, and
Raja Khuman Singh received Charkhari, becoming its first
Raja in 1765. The Maharaja maintains a military force of
188 cavalry, 1552 infantry, and 42 guns, and is entitled
to a salute of 1 1 guns (in 1893). The motto of the family
is Singhasanesho ran Vijayi ("The Master of the Throne is
the Victorious in War"). Rulers were...
- Raja Jagatraj Singh Ju Deo Bahadur, 1st Raja of
Jaitpur 1732/1757, married and had issue. He died
- Raja Pahar Singh Ju Deo, 2nd Raja of Jaitpur (qv)
- Diwan Kirat Singh Ju Deo, ancestor of the rulers
of Ajaigarh and Charkhari, married and had issue. He
- Raja Khuman Singh Ju Deo, 1st Raja of Charkhari
1765/1782 (continued below)
- Kunwar Durga Singh, married and had issue.
- Raja Bakhat Singh, 1st Raja of Ajaigarh.
- Kunwar Guman Singh [Raja Guman Singh of Banda]
- Rao Bahadur Prithvi Singh Ju Deo, married and
- Diwan Dalganjan Singh Ju Deo, married and had
- Diwan Hamir Singh Ju Deo, married and had
- Diwan Hira Singh Ju Deo, married and had
- HH Maharajadhiraj Sipahdar-ul-Mulk
Jujhar Singh Ju Deo (qv)
- HH Maharajadhiraj Sipahdar-ul-Mulk Ganga
Singh Ju Deo (qv)
- Diwan Uttam Singh Judeo, married and had
issue. he died 1931.
- Kunwar Raghuraj Singh Judeo
- Diwan Baldev Singh Judeo.
- Diwan Kanhaiya Singh Judeo
- Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo of Bijawar.
- Raja KHUMAN SINGH,
1st Raja of Charkhari 1765/1782, son of Kunwar Kirat
Singh (younger brother of Raja Jagatraj Singh of
Jaitpur), married and had issue, one son. He died
- Raja Vijay Bahadur Singh Ju Deo [Vikramaditya]
Raja VIJAY BAHADUR
SINGH Ju Deo, 2nd Raja of Charkhari
1782/1829, continually feuding with his relatives, he
was finally driven out of his possessions. In 1789, he
sided with Ali Bahadur who granted him a sanad
of possession of Charkhari Fort in 1798. He was the
first chief to enter into relations with the British
in Bundelkhund, who granted him sanads in 1804 and
1811, married in Karaiya, and had issue, three sons,
as well as natural issue. He died 22nd November 1829 (#1).
- Kunwar Ishwari Singh, died 1822.
- Kunwar Puran Mal, died 1822.
- Kunwar Govind Das, died 1822.
- [?Diwan Hamir Deo, died 1834/1835. (#2)]
- Diwan Ranjit Singh Ju Deo (natural son),
confirmed in 1822 (when the Rajas legitimate sons
died), as eventual successor in Charkhari, married
and had issue. He died vp in 1822.
- Raja Ratan Singh Ju Deo (qv)
Raja RATAN SINGH
Ju Deo, 3rd Raja of Charkhari 1829/1860, born
1815, during the mutiny, he loyally served the British
and was rewarded with a land grant in perpetuity of
the value of 20,000Rs per annum, a khilat,
a hereditary salute of 11 guns, and the privilege of
adoption, which was later confirmed by the sanad
of 1862, married and had issue. He died 1860.
- Raja Jai Singh Ju Deo (qv)
Sipahdar-ul-Mulk JAI SINGH Ju Deo, 4th Raja
of Charkhari 1860/1880, born 1850, a minor at
accession, he obtained administrative powers in 1874,
but mismanagement necessitated the appointment of a
British officer as a superintendent in 1879, and the
withdrawal of the Rajas powers in 1880, he attended
the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi on 1st January 1877,
and in celebration of the Proclamation of Her Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India received the additional
title of Sipadar-ul-Mulk married and had adoptive
issue. Unsound of mind, he committed suicide in 1880.
- (A) HH
Maharajadhiraj Sipahdar-ul-Mulk Sir Malkhan Singh
Ju Deo Bahadur (qv)
Sipahdar-ul-Mulk Sir MALKHAN SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur
K.C.I.E., 5th Maharaja of Charkhari 1880/1908,
Maharaja [cr.1880], K.C.I.E. [cr.1902], born in
January 1872 or in October 1870 (#5
p.119), son of the Diwan of Charkhari (later
Maharaja), adopted by the Rani of the deceased Raja,
he succeeded to the gadi
by adoption on 10th July 1880, he attained his
majority in January 1892, and assumed the Government
of his State at a grand Darbar held at Charkhari on
10th November 1892; married and had issue. He died sp
on 6th July 1908 (#3) or
15th June 1908 (#6 p.42).
- Maharajkumar (name
unknown) Singh, born in September 1902,
died in December 1905 (#5
Sipahdar-ul-Mulk JUJHAR SINGH Ju Deo
K.C.I.E., 6th Maharaja of Charkhari 1908/1914, born 1848, Diwan
of Charkhari, he was created a K.C.I.E. at the
Coronation Durbar at Delhi in December 1911, married
and had issue, at least one son. He died sp on 4th June
1914 (#6 p.42).
- HH Maharajadhiraj Sipahdar-ul-Mulk Sir Malkhan
Singh Ju Deo Bahadur, he was adopted by Raja
Sipahdar-ul-Mulk Jai Singh Ju Deo, 4th Raja of
Charkhari (see above)
Sipahdar-ul-Mulk GANGA SINGH Ju Deo, 7th
Maharaja of Charkhari 1914/1920, he succeeded his
elder brother; he adopted his own paternal grandson as
his successor in Charkhari in January 1920; married
and had issue, as well as adoptive issue. He died
- Rao Bhan Pratap Singh
- Rao Bahadur Fateh Singh Ju Deo, he was adopted by
the Rao of Jigni, and succeeded there as Rao Bhanu
Pratap Singh of Jigni,
married and had issue.
- HH Maharajadhiraj Sipahdar-ul-Mulk Sir
Arimardan Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (qv)
- (A) HH Maharajadhiraj Sipahdar-ul-Mulk Sir
Arimardan Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (qv)
Sipahdar-ul-Mulk Sir ARIMARDAN SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur,
8th Maharaja of Charkhari 1920/1941, born 29th
December 1903, he succeeded his grandfather to the gadi on 6th
October 1920 (#6 p.42);
he was granted full administrative powers on 6th
December 1924 (#6 p.42);
married 1stly, 13th May 1923 (#6
p.43), HH Maharani (name unknown), she died sp on 21st
October 1923 (#6 p.42),
daughter of Thakore Shri Hamirsinhji Surajji of Virpur, married 2ndly,
27th January 1928 (#6 p.42),
Maharajkumari Amba Kunwari Sahib, daughter of HH
Maharawal Prithvi Singhji of Banswara, married
3rdly, 1931, the 4th daughter of HH Maharaja Sri Tin
Mohun Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal,
married 3rdly, 1934, Maharani Tara Devi [Tulsa Devi],
daughter of Thakur Dewan Singh of Almora. He died spm
on 8th November 1941 (#4).
- Maharajkumari (name
unknown) Devi (by Maharani Amba Kunwari)
Sipahdar-ul-Mulk JAYENDRA SINGH Ju Deo, 9th
Maharaja of Charkhari 1942/1977, born 24th May 1929,
son of Maharaja Mahipal Singh Ju Deo of Sarila, succeeded by
adoption in 1942, married HH Maharani Jayati Devi [now
HH Rajmata Jayati Devi of Charkhari], daughter of
Capt. HH Bisam-Samar-Bijayi Mahamahodya
Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Manikya Sir Bir Bikram
Kishore Dev Varman Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura, and had issue.
He died 7th January 1977.
- HH Maharajadhiraj Sipahdar-ul-Mulk Jayant Singh
Ju Deo (qv)
- Maharajkumar Jaidev Singh Ju Deo
- Maharajkumar Jaiveer Singh Ju Deo
Sipahdar-ul-Mulk JAYANT SINGH Ju Deo, 10th
Maharaja of Charkhari (see above)
The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully
acknowledged, July 2011.