HATHRAS (Zamindari)


PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE:Raja AMAR PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Hathras since 1947. (Georgina Villa, Rajpur, India)
born 4th January 1940 in Dehradun, married 1968, Rani Balbir Kaur, and has issue.
  • Kumari Meeta Kaur
  • Kunwar Charat Pratap Singh
  • Kunwar Sharad Pratap Singh
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Hathras was 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 1660.
    • Raja Nandram Singh (qv)
  • 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 died 1749
    • Thakur Badan Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Samant Singh, married and had issue.
      • Thakur Mukh Ram Singh, married and had issue.
        • Thakur Balwant Singh
        • Thakur Kishan Singh
  • Thakur BADAN SINGH, Thakur of Hathras 1749/1768, married and had issue. He died 1768.
    • 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 had issue.
      • 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 had issue.
        • 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 below).
  • Thakur BHURE SINGH, Thakur of Hathras 1768/1775, married and had issue. He died 1775.
    • Raja Dayaram Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Nawal Singh, Thakur of Beswan, he obtained Beswan and 26 other villages from his father; married and had issue.
      • 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 Beswan
      • 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 (qv)
  • 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 (name unknown) 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)
    INTERREGNUM 1861/1863
  • 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 institute, ‘Prem 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)
    COURT OF WARDS 1896/1906
  • 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 Vrindavan.
    • Raja Amar Pratap Singh (qv)
    • Kumari Sarla Kaur, born 1942.
  • Raja AMAR PRATAP SINGH, Thakur of Hathras (see above)
1. "Dictionary of National Biography" ; Sen,S.P. (Ed.) Calcutta 1972 Vols.1-4 ; Institute of Historical Studies, vol.3,p.10