|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The Thikana was originally known as Abhaypura (#1), but is now known as Jiliya
after the name of the village where the seat of the family
is situated. The ancestor of the family was Rao Dudaji,
fourth son of Rao Jodha, founder of Jodhpur, and his wife Rani
Chauhaniji. The estate is one of five thikanas belonging
to the descendants of Thakur Raghunath Singh of Maroth.
Estate holders were..
- Thakur RAGHUNATH SINGH, Thakur of
Maroth 1658/-, son of Thakur Sanwal Das, and his wife,
the daughter of the Thakur Sahib of Bagru-Mahal in
Jaipur, he established the Five Magnificent Forts in
Maroth near Nawa/Nawan (better known as Panchmahal
Maroth), he took part in a number of battles against
Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Marwar and his General,
Durgadas Rathore, in 1658 after the Battle of Dharmat,
he captured the pargana of Maroth from the Gaur
Rajputs and established an independent state of about
160 villages, married and had issue, eight sons (three
died young), the Raghunathsinghot branch of the Mertia
- Thakur Vijay Singh (eldest son) (qv)
- Thakur Sabal Singh, founder of Thikana Minda, in
the East of Maroth, near the Mendhawa river.
- Thakur Sher Singh, founder of Thikana Narayanpura,
comprising 12 villages, to the South-West of Maroth.
- Thakur Hatee Singh, founder of Thikana Panchota.
- Thakur Anand Singh, founder of Thikana Panchwa.
- Thakur VIJAY SINGH, founder and 1st
Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, which was towards the
North-West of Maroth, he received half of Maroth
estate, 75 Gohro Ki Jagir (1,04,000 Bigha land) and 40
villages of Marot, married 1stly, Thakurani
Shekhawatiji of Danta, married 2ndly, Thakurani
Shekhawatiji of Dalelpura (Khetri), and had issue,
seven sons, the Vijaysinghot branch of the Mertia
- Thakur Padam Singh (by 1st Rani), he was granted
the Thikana of Sargoth.
- Thakur Sukh Singh (by 1st Rani), he was granted
the Thikana of Devla.
- Thakur Gordhan Singh (by 1st Rani), he was granted
the Thikana of Kunkarwale.
- Thakur Badal Singh (by 1st Rani), he was granted
the Thikana of Nagar.
- Thakur Sanwal Singh (by 2nd Rani) (qv)
- Thakur Lal Singh (by 2nd Rani), he was granted the
Thikana of Nawa; he married and had issue, one son
that died young, he refused to adopt thinking that
that son would die young as well, so his estate
reverted to his family,
- Thakur Fateh Singh (by 2nd Rani), he was granted
the Thikana of Lichane.
- Thakur SANWAL SINGH,
2nd Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, married and had issue.
- Thakur Jaswant Singh (qv)
- Thakur JASWANT
SINGH, 3rd Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, during
his time Marot State was confiscated, and was later
regranted to his second son; married and had issue,
- Thakur Pahar Singh, married Baisa Kanak Kanwar,
daughter of Thakur Sardar Singh Nathawat of Chomu
- Thakur Durjan Sal Singh (qv)
- Thakur Bhawani Singh
- Thakur Soor Singh
- Thakur DURJAN SAL
SINGH, 4th Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, he was
granted Abhaypura after a Sandhi (Treaty) was signed,
but the number of villages was reduced to 24; in 1752,
on the death of Maharaja Bakhta of Jodhpur, his son
Bijay Singh, was proclaimed and installed as Maharaja
by Thakur Durjan Sal Singh of Marot (Abhaypura) which
was acknowledged not only by the Mughal Emperor, but
all the nearby rulers including Bikaner, Kishangarh
and Rupnagarh (#2);
married and had issue, one son.
- Thakur NOHAN SINGH,
5th Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, he established
Nohanpura village in Shiv-ke-kanker (jungle of Shiv)(#3); married and had issue,
- Thakur Chand Singh (qv)
- Thakur Salamat Singh of Parewari, married and had
issue, one son.
- Thakur Budh Singh, married and had issue, one
- Thakur Kishan Singh, married and had issue,
- Kunwar Bagh Singh, he was adopted by Thakur
Bhagwad Singh and succeeded as Thakur Bagh
- Thakur Samdar Singh of Parewari, married and had
issue, two sons.
- Thakur Kilan Singh, married Thakurani (name unknown)
of Sangliya, and had issue, two sons.
- Thakur Sardul Singh, married and had issue,
- Thakur Sujan Singh, married and had issue,
- Thakur Prithvi Singh, married and had issue,
- Kunwar Bakhtawar Singh, he was adopted by
Thakur Bhagwad Singh and succeeded as Thakur
Bakhtawar Singh (qv)
- Thakur Fauj Singh
- Thakur Mukand Singh
- Thakur Chiman Singh
- Thakur CHAND SINGH,
6th Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, married and had issue.
- Thakur Bhagwad Singh (qv)
- Thakur BHAGWAD SINGH, 7th Thakur Saheb of
Abhaypura, he established Chandpura village in
Jiliya-kanker (The Jungle of Jiliya) in his father’s
name, married 1stly, a Baisa ofDungria, married 2ndly,
a Baisa of ThikanaWatka (Jaipur), married 3rdly, a
Baisa ofLamiya in Jaipur, and had adoptive issue.
- (A) Thakur Bagh
- Thakur BAGH SINGH, 8th Thakur Saheb
of Abhaypura, son of Thakur Kishan Singh of Parewari
(see above), he succeeded by adoption, married a
daughter of the Khangarot Thakur Saheb of Thikana
Bichoon in Jaipur, and had adoptive issue.
- (A) Thakur
Nahar Singh (qv)
- Thakur NAHAR SINGH, 9th Thakur Saheb
of Jiliya , son of Thakur Sardul Singh of Parewari
(see above), he succeeded by adoption, he left Maroth
town (believing it to be cursed) and settled at
village Jiliya, hence the Thikana (Abhaypura) also
came to be known as Jiliya, and there a son and heir
was born to him; married a daughter of the Rajawat
Thakur Saheb of Kalwar in Jaipur, and had issue, one
- Thakur SHER SINGH, 10th Thakur Saheb
of Jiliya, married Thakurani Gopal Kanwar, daughter of
Thakur Madho Singh, Thakur Sahib of Mundota, and had
adoptive issue. He died sp.
- (A) Thakur Bakhtawar Singh (qv)
- Thakur BAKHTAWAR SINGH, 11th Thakur
Saheb of Jiliya , son of Thakur Prithvi Singh of
Parewari (see above), he was adopted by his childless
uncle, Thakur Sher Singhji, as his son and heir,
married 1stly, a daughter of Thakur Arjun Singh,
Thakur Saheb of Chidasra in Sikar, married 2ndly,
Thakurani Sigrath Kanwar, daughter of the Thakur Saheb
of Suratpura in Sikar, and had issue, five sons.
- Thakur Bijay Singh (by 1st wife) (qv)
- Thakur Saubhagya Singh, of Anatpura (by 2nd wife)
- Thakur Girdhari Singh, of Anatpur (by 2nd wife)
- Thakur Umaid Singh, of Anatpur (by 2nd wife)
- Thakur Pratap Singh, of Anatpur (by 2nd wife)
- Thakur BIJAY SINGH [Thakursa Shri
Bijay Singhji Rathore], 12th Thakur Saheb of Jiliya,
Tazeem Naresh Panchmahal Maroth, born about 1916
(1973VS), Thakur Saheb of 14 villages of Panchmahal
Maroth, founder of Thikana Jiliya, married 1stly,
Thakuranisa Ambika Prasad (Lallan
Sahiba Ambika Prasad of Nagod) (#4),
daughter of Thakursa Lal Saheb Bhargavendra Singh,
Yuvaraj Saheb of Nagod,
and his wife, Lal Saheba Ranchod Kunwar of
Shankargarh, she had issue, one son (died young) and
two daughters, he married 2ndly, 1943, Thakuranisa Lad
Kanwar, daughter of Thakursa Pane Singh Khangarot
(Bhakarsinghot) of Jadawata, Thakursa of two villages,
and had issue, one son and two daughters. He died 17th
- Bada Kumari Shrimati Hem Kanwar (by Thakuranisa
Ambika Prasad), married Khangarot Thakur Raghuveer
Singh of Seva, and has issue, three sons.
- Kunwar Bhanwar Singh
- Kunwar Mool Singh
- Kunwar Gopal Singh
- Chhota Kumari Shrimati Sharad Kanwar (by
Thakuranisa Ambika Prasad), married Thakur Yadvendra
Vikramdev of Gangiasar (Jhunjhunu), and has issue,
- Kunwar Sudarshan Vikramdev
- Kunwar Yogendra Vikramdev
- Kunwar Hanuwant Singh, he was named after the
Maharaja of Jodhpur, died young.
- Thakur Indrabhan Singh [Thakursa Shri Indrabhan
Singh Rathore] (by Thakuranisa Lad Kanwar) (qv)
- Bada Kumari Shrimati Kiran Kumari (by Thakuranisa
Lad Kanwar), born 1946, married February 1968,
Brigadier Thakur Umaid Singh Shekhawat of Sarwari in
Sikar, eldest son of Col. Thakur Hanuman Singh,
Dohri Tazim Thakur of Sarwari, and first in line of
succession to the Sikar throne; educated at O.T.A.,
he was commissioned in the Indian Army into the
Rajputana Rifles Regiment. He commanded 13 Raj Rif
at Bikaner and later 71 Mountain Brigade at
Shahjahanpur. He was also an Instructor at OTA
Chennai from 1985 to 1987. He also had a posting as
A.Q.M.G in SFF and undertook parajumps, he died in a
car accident on 27th December 1987, and has issue,
- Thakur Dinesh Singh Shekhawat, born in
April 1971, educated in Shillong, Chennai,
Jodhpur and Jaipur, presently working at Falna,
married 1994, andhas issue.
- Chhota Kumari Shrimati
Krishna Kumari B.A. (by Thakuranisa Lad Kanwar),
graduated from Kamla Nehru College, Jodhpur; married
22nd June 1978, Col. Thakur Anand Singh Shekhawat of
Mundru, born 11th July 1957 in Mundru, Sikar Distt.,
Rajasthan, son of Rajshri Thakur Rewat Singhji of
Thikana Mundru, and his third wife, Rani Roop Kanwar
of Asope; educated Sainik School, Chittorgarh (B.A.,
N.D.A.), Khadakvasla and Indian Military Academy,
Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, commissioned in the Indian
Army in 1979, into the 14th Battalion of Jammu & Kashmir
Rifles Regiment. He has excelled in horse riding
at the NDA and won Spurs. During his training at
IMA Dehradun, he voluntarily undertook five
parachute jumps at Sarsawa (U.P). He also learnt
Tibetan language during his training at NDA and
IMA. He participated in Himalayan Car rally in
1986 and stood First in Desert Rally in 1995. He
was given the honour of looking after the security
of the Honourable President of India, Shri Giani
Zail Singh in 1986 and Shri R. Venkataraman in
1987 during their visits to Army Units. He was
also associated with the Security arrangements for
the launch of Agni missile tests in 1998 and 1999.
He has had staff appointments as General Staff
Officer (Intelligence) Grade III in a Mountain
Brigade and Deputy Assistant Quarter Master
General in an Infantry Division. Besides various
appointments in the Indian Army he also served in
Defence Research & Development Organisation
and the National Cadet Corps; and has
issue, a daughter and two sons.
- Kumari Pooja Shekhawat, born November
1986, educated in Delhi, Kolkata, Dehradun and
the Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School, Jaipur;
she is a graduate in Law (Stood First at the
Institute in Business Law Group scoring 70%
marks); has secured First Position in National
Essay Competition, 2006 (Senior category)
conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru University in
collaboration with the Ministry of Personal and
Public Grievances and Dept. of Information
Technology, awarded by Honourable Governor of
Kerala, Mr. H.L. Bhatia; Awarded First Prize in
Poetry writing Competition conducted by DRDO,
Delhi in 1998-99 by His Excellency the
Honourable President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul
Kalam. Besides being a keen sports person having
been the Best Athlete of her Schools and making
new records in M. G. D. Girls' School she has
also held the Student Editorship of the A.I.L.
- Kunwar Shri Vikram Singh, born August
1988, educated in Dehradun, Meerut, Delhi,
Kolkata and Jaipur; currently pursuing a
Bachelors Degree in Law from the Army Institute
of Law, Mohali (Punjab); he
holds the Editorship of the College magazine
and is a member of the Institute Placement
- Kunwar Shri Ravindra Singh B.Sc., born
August 1992, educated in Delhi, Kolkata and
Jaipur, Bikaner and A.P.S Dagshai (Shimla).
- Thakur INDRABHAN SINGH, 13th Thakur
Saheb of Jiliya (see above)
- Thakurani Mertaniji of Maroth, married (as his first
wife), Thakur Chander Singh, 7th Thakur Saheb of Dundlod. She died sp.
- Rani Mertaniji of Maroth, married (as his first
wife), Rao Shiv Singh, 2nd Rao Saheb of Sikar (he
married 3rdly, Rani Mertaniji of Loonwa), and had
- Thakurani Umad Kanwar Mertaniji of Loonwa, married
(as his first wife), Thakur Guman Singh, 3rd Thakur
Saheb of Danta. She died sp.
- Thakurani Aney Kanwar Mertaniji of Maroth, married
(as his sixth wife), married Thakur Guman Singh, 3rd
Thakur Saheb of Danta. She diedsp.
- Thakurani Mertaniji, daughter of Thakur Raj Singh of
Maroth, married (as first wife)Thakur Raj Singh
Shekhawat of Khood, and had issue.
- Rani Siris Kanwar of Maroth,married (as third wife),
Raja Kesri Singh, 5th Raja of Khandela. She diedsp.