|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Also known as Dera and Dhera. The clan was founded by Raja
Bariar Singh, who is said to have been a Chauhan rajput of
Mainpuri. Tradition relates that he came to Oudh in 1248,
and there displaced the Bilkharias of Kot Bilkhar in
Patti. Estate holders were .....
- Rai Birbhaddar Singh, he led members of his clan
across the Gumti river and settled at Deara on the
rivers banks, where they made their home
- Babu Sheo Singh Rai, married and had issue.
- Babu Mitarsen Jit, married and had issue.
- Babu Jai Singh Rai, married and had issue.
- Babu CHHATAR SINGH,
1st Babu Saheb of Deara, married and had issue.
- Babu Ram Kalandar Singh (qv)
- Babu Garul Singh [aka Garab Singh], married and had
issue, four sons.
- Babu Raghunath Singh, married and had issue, six
- Babu Kunjan Singh [aka Kunjal Singh], married and
- Babu Chhatrasal Singh, married and had
issue, three sons. He was killed in 1846 in an
attack on the fort of Deara.
- Raja Rustam Shah (qv)
- Rao Bariar Singh, he was gifted the estate
of Damodra, comprising 20 villages, for his
loyalty during the mutiny; married and had
issue, three daughters.
- Raja Bhan Pratap Singh of Damodra
- Raja Shankarbax Singh (qv)
- Babu Ambhar Singh
- Babu Hanuman Singh
- Babu Zabar Singh
- Babu Samundar Singh, he died sp.
- Babu Hanuman Singh, he died sp.
- Babu Bhawani Din Singh, married and had issue.
- Babu Audan Singh, Lambardar of Half of Bani
- Babu RAM KALANDAR
SINGH, 2nd Babu Saheb of Deara, married and
had issue, one son.
- Babu Ram Prakash Singh (qv)
- Babu RAM PRAKASH
SINGH, 3rd Babu Saheb of Deara, married and
had issue, two sons.
- Babu Gurdatt Singh (qv)
- Babu Jagdish Rai, he died sp.
- Babu GURDATT SINGH,
4th Babu Saheb of Deara, married and had issue, four
- Babu Beni Bakhsh Singh (qv)
- Babu Balkaran Singh, he died sp.
- Babu Gajraj Singh, he died sp.
- Babu Madho Singh (qv)
- Babu BENI BAKHSH
SINGH, 5th Babu Saheb of Deara 1805/1808 or
1796/1799, married and had issue. He died about 1799
or 1808 aged 19 years.
- Babuain Dilraj Kunwar (qv)
- Thakurain Dilraj
Kunwar, 6th Thakurain of Deara 1799 or
1808/1809 (for five months), she married into a
Gorakhpur family. She died about 1809.
- Thakur MADHO SINGH,
7th Thakur Saheb of Deara 1799 or 1809/1823, he
defeated his kinsmen of Meopur at Masorha in 1798;
married Thakurain Dariao Kunwar (qv). He died sp
- Thakurain Dariao
Kunwar, Thakurain Saheba of Deara 1823/1848,
in 1838 she fought against the Gargbansi Rajputs of
Birsinghpur, defeated them, killed the Taluqdar and
added their estate to hers; she refused to recognize
Rustam Sah as the heir; a harsh ruler, she was deposed
and exiled and died after a few months. She died about
- Raja RUSTAM SHAH,
Thakur Saheb of Deara 1848/1864, in 1847, he took
Thakurain Dariao Kunwar prisoner, and forced her to
write a deed in his favour, she died a few months
later; at the annexation of Oudh, he lost a great part
of his estate but he still rendered valuable service
during the Mutiny of 1857 to the British authorities,
for which he was granted the title of Raja, a khillat
of 15,000Rs and a jagir worth 10,000Rs and a
confiscated estate (Mau Jadunbanspur), the property of
Amhat belonging to the Khanzadas, as well as eight
villages in Rae Bareli district, formerly belonging
the the rebel Raja of Atra Chandapur; he was invested
with the powers of an Assistant Commissioner in 1860.
He died sp in 1864.
- Raja SHANKAR BUKSH
SINGH, Raja of Deara 1864/1876, married and
had issue, two sons. He died 1876.
- Babu Dariawar Singh, married and had issue.
- Raja Rudra Pratap Singh (qv)
- Rao Bhanu Pratap Singh, Taluqdar of Damodra, he
was granted the title of Rao by the British
- Raja RUDRA PRATAP
SINGH, Raja of Deara 1877/1914, born 1860,
the title of Raja was made hereditary on 4th December
1877; in the last years of his life, he dedicated
himself to religious and social matters, and did much
towards the revival of Indian theology; he encouraged
native arts and industries with great liberality; he
provided funds for the endowment of a temple, a
dharamshala and a sanskrit school; he also maintained
an Ayurvedic hospital as well as an ordinary one for
the benefit of the poor; he served on the Public
Service Commission and in 1886, he was appointed an
Honorary Magistrate; married and had issue. He died
22nd August 1914.
- Raja Avadhendra Pratap Sahi [aka Audhendra
- Raja AVADHENDRA
PRATAP SAHI, Raja of Deara 1914/-, born 24th
August 1889, he succeeded to the gadi on 22nd
August 1914; married Rajkumari Sharda Devi, eldest
daughter of Raja Bahadur Shri Jyoti Prashad Singh Deo
of Panchkot Raj,
West Bengal, and had issue. He died after 1933.
- Raja Jagdish Pratap Sahi (qv)
- Rajkumar Devan Pratap Sahi, married Rajkumari (name
unknown) of Askote in Himachal Pradesh.
- Rajkumar Harren Pratap Sahi, unmarried.
- ??? [Rajkumari Jayanti Devi, married Lal
Bahadur Sadhu Sharan Singh, Zamindar of Dhourpur in Madhya
Pradesh, and had issue.]
- Raja JAGDISH PRATAP
SAHI, Raja of Deara, born 26th September
1920, married Maharajkumari Mahendra Kumari Devi,
eldest daughter of HH Maharaja Sir Brijnath Singh Ju
Deo Bahadur of Maihar,
and his wife, HH Maharani Surendra Kumari Devi, and
- Rajkumari Asha Kumari, married Raja Warendra Singh
of Singramau Estate, Jaunpur. U.P.
- Rajkumari Usha Kumari, married (as his first
wife), 25th April 1971, Kunwar Ajay Bahadur Singh of
- Raja Ramanuj Pratap Sahi (qv)
- Rajkunwar Brijendra Pratap Sahi, married Kuvrani
Shalini Kumari Devi, daughter of Pattayat Rajkumar
Suresh Chandra Deo Jenamoni of Rairakhol, and his
wife Pattayat Rani Saroj Manjari Devi, daughter of
Raja Naba Chandra Kishore Singh Mardaraj Jagadev,
Raja of Hindol, and
- Yuvaraj Bhubaneshwar Pratap Sahi B.Com., born
14th December 1985, educated at St Joseph's
Convent S.V.P. (B.Com.)(N.I.I.T.) (15
Cariappa Road, Allahabad, India)
- Kunwar Udayshwer Pratap Sahi (Amreshwar), educated at
Rajkumar College, Raipur; presently (2017) in
Finance Management, pursuing a career in the
Indian Civil Service
- Rajkunwar Marutendra Pratap Sahi, married Kuvrani
Shiv Priya Sahi, daughter of Raja Brijendra Bahdur
Singh of Haraha Estate, Barabanki, U.P., and has
issue, two daughters and one son.
- Kumari Shivani Sahi, married to Kumar Amit Singh
Deo of Lakhanpur estate of Ambikapur, Chhatisgarh
(branch of Surguja
State of M.P.).
- Kumari Shambhavi Sahi, she is a Law graduate
from Lucknow University.
- Kunwar Avneesh Pratap Sahi, he is a Law graduate
from Lucknow University.
- Raja RAMANUJ PRATAP
SAHI, Raja of Deara (see above)