|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Hathras
a Jat state, which was annexed to British India in 1817.
Estate holders were....
- Thakur MAKHAN SINGH,
Thakur of Mursan, married and had issue. He died after
- Thakur NANDRAM
SINGH, Thakur of Mursan, Faujdar, married
and had issue. He died 1696.
- Thakur Jai Singh [Bhoj Singh] (qv)
- Thakur Zulkaran Singh, Thakur of Mursan, married
and had issue (see Mursan).
- Thakur JAI SINGH,
Thakur of Hathras 1696/1749, Faujdar, married and had issue. He
- Thakur Badan Singh (qv)
- Thakur Samant Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Mukh Ram Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur BADAN SINGH,
Thakur of Hathras 1749/1768, married and had issue. He
- Thakur Bhure Singh [Boori Singh] (qv)
- Thakur Sakat Singh, Thakur of Karil, he succeeded to the ancestral estate in tappa Jawar, which was subsequently divided between his two sons; married and
- Thakur Drig Singh, Thakur of Jatoi, he obtained the taluqa of Karas.
- Thakur Udai Singh, Thakur of Karil, he obtained the taluqa of Karil, married and
- Thakur Surjan Singh, Thakur of Jatoi, married
and had issue. He died 1876.
- Thakur Roop Singh [aka Phup Singh], Thakur of
Jatoi, married and had issue. He died 1876.
- Kunwar Harnarayan Singh, adopted by Raja
Govind Singh of Hathras, and succeeded as
Raja Harnarayan Singh of Hathras (see
- Thakur BHURE SINGH,
Thakur of Hathras 1768/1775, married and had issue. He
- Raja Dayaram Singh (qv)
- Thakur Nawal Singh, Thakur of Beswan, he obtained Beswan and 26 other villages from his father; married and
- Raja Hari Krishan Singh, Thakur of Beswan,
married and had issue.
- Thakur Jai Kishore Singh, Thakur of Shahzadpur,
he acquired the Shahzadpur taluqa, married and had issue.
- Thakur Girdhar Singh, Thakur of Beswan
- Thakur Gir Prashad Singh, Thakur of Beswan,
married and had issue. He died 1881.
- Thakur Garurudhaj Prasad Singh, Thakur of
Beswan, the brothers estate became heavily encumbered due to quarrels and protracted litigation, with the result that he alone became owner of the estate and his brother received a cash allowance in maintenance.
- Thakur Saparundhaj Prasad Singh [aka Superadhaj Prasad Singh], Thakur of
- Thakur Jiwaram Singh, Thakur of Mendu, by folly and extravagance, he dissipated the wealth he inherited and acquired leaving little to his son; married
and had issue. He died 1835.
- Thakur Randhir Singh, Thakur of Mendu
- Raja DAYARAM SINGH,
Thakur of Hathras 1775/1823, he assumed the title of
Raja after his accession, and greatly expanded his
territory at the expense of his relatives, and bought
progress and prosperity to his
state, he acquired Simardhari in 1776, Tochigarh in
1779, Gubrari in 1794, and Barha in 1799, and for a time was considered
the most powerful
chief in this part of the country; he became
disaffected and insubordinate and began to intrigue with Holkar as early
as 1806, finally in 1816, military action was taken against him and he
was deposed by
the British authorities and his state annexed in 1817,
with his acquisitions restored to his relatives; later
he was pardoned and a pension of Rs1,000 p.m. and Rs 750 for his family were approved and a residence in Koil was provided; married and had issue. He died 1823.
- Raja GOVIND SINGH,
Thakur of Hathras 1823/1861, he adopted Kunwar
Harnarayan Singh, son of Thakur Rup Singh of Jatoi, he
succeeded on his father's death to only a portion of
one village as zamindar, but his loyalty to British
interests during the 1857 Mutiny, enabled him to
recover much of the Hathras estate, starting with the zamindari of Koil; married Rani Sahib
Kunwar, a daughter of Chaudhury Charan Singh, and
sister of Chaudhury Ratan Singh, maternal uncle of
Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Bharatpur, and had adoptive
issue. He died 1861.
- Kunwar (name
unknown) Singh (by Rani Sahib Kunwar), died
young in 1861.
- (A) Raja
Harnarayan Singh (qv)
- Raja HARNARAYAN
SINGH, Thakur of Hathras 1863/1896, born 7th
December 1864, he succeeded by adoption, he adopted
Kunwar Kharag Singh in 1889, the third son of Raja
Bahadur Ghanshyam Singh of Mursan (see above), he settled at Brindaban in Muttra district where he died; married
1stly, Rani Swarup Kaur from Bharatpur, married 2ndly,
Rani Hanumant Kaur of Dholpur,
and had adoptive issue. He died 1896.
- (A) Raja
Mahendra Pratap Singh (qv)
- Raja MAHENDRA
PRATAP SINGH, Thakur of Hathras 1896/1924,
born 1st December 1886 in the Thenua gotra of the Jat
Hindu princely state of Mursan in Aligarh Janpad in
Uttar Pradesh, as Kunwar Kharag Singh of Mursan;
popularly known as Aryan Peshwa, he was a freedom
fighter, journalist, writer and revolutionary social
reformist of India, college educated, he received his
education under British headmasters and Muslim
teachers from the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College,
Aligarh; he established a free indigenous technical
Mahavidyalaya’ in his palace at Vrindavan in
1909, he established the first Provisional Government
of India at Kabul in Afghanistan, in 1915; declared a
fugitive by the British Government of India, his
estate was forfeited and he left for Japan, on 7th
September 1924 the estate was granted to his son;
later he published the ‘World Federation Monthly
Magazine’ in 1929; he formed the Executive Board of
India in Japan in 1940; and returned to India in 1946;
Member of Parliament 1957/1962; President of Indian
Freedom Fighters’ Association; President of All India
Jat Mahasabha; journalist and prolific writer who
wrote a large number of books on various topics;
married 1stly, 1902, Rani Balbir Kaur, daughter of
Tikka Sahib Balbir Singh Bahadur of Jind, died 1925, married
2ndly, a daughter of Sardar Bhagwant Singh,
Rais-i-Azam of Bhadaur,
and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died on
29th April 1979.
- Kumari Bakti Devi Kaur
- Raja Prem Pratap Singh (qv)
- Raja PREM PRATAP
SINGH, Thakur of Hathras 1924/1947, born
1912, married (sep'd. 1946), Georgiana (an English
lady), and had issue. He died 13th June 1947 in
- Raja Amar Pratap Singh (qv)
- Kumari Sarla Kaur, born 1942.
- Raja AMAR PRATAP
SINGH, Thakur of Hathras (see above)