LOCATION: U.P.A.O. (Faizabad Dist.) AREA: xx sq.km. VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: xx RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: xxDYNASTY/LINEAGE: Jadon SEAT: xx ACCESSION: xx
PRESENT RULER: The Raja Saheb of Kotla, is the acknowledged head of the Jadon Rajputs in the Province of Agra.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: This was a leading estate of the Jadon Rajputs, descended from Raja Bijai Pal of Biyana (later Karauli), who lived around 1045. The tile of Raja was initially not recognized by the British Government, though it was in popular use. The estate comprised 61 mahals paying Rs. 53,311 as land revenue in the district of Agra, 16 mahals paying Rs. 20,052 as land revenue in the Mainpuri district, and 4 mahals paying Rs. 6,972 in the Etah district. Estate holders were.....
- Raja TULSI DAS, allegedly 15th in descent from Raja Bijai Pal, he was appointed to a Mansab of 300 by Padshah Akbar of Delhi (1556/1605).
- Thakur Sartaj Singh
- Raja Har Kishan Das Bahadur (qv)
- Thakur Hansram
- Thakur Rajaram, married and had issue.
- Thakur Kishan Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Sundar Singh
- Thakur Jawahir Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Bhagwan Singh, Zamindar of Katgi, married
Thakurani Dhan Kanwar. He died before December
- (A) Kunwar
Har Narain Singh, son of Thakur Sarup Singh
(see below), he was adopted on 2nd December
1829 by Thakurani Dhan Kunwar.
- Raja HAR KISHAN DAS Bahadur,
Raja of Kotla, sixth in descent from Raja Tulsi Das; he
was granted the title of Bahadur by Padshah Aurangzeb of
Delhi (1658/1707); he
acquired the villages of Phariha and Kotla as well as a large
tract of the neighboring country but most of this was lost
again in 1784, when his son was killed in a vain effort to
resist the advance of Maharaja Scindia; married and had issue.
- Yuvaraj (name unknown), he lost his fortune and his life in a battle with Maharaja Scindia in 1784.
- Raja Puhap Singh (qv
- Thakur Johar Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Madho Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Bhawani Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Zalim Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Budh Singh Pal of Amargarh in Etah-Karauli, married and had issue.
- Baisa (name
unknown), married (as his 1st wife),
Maj.-Gen. HH Saramand-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Raj
Rajendra Sri Maharajadhiraja Sawai Sir Madho Singh
II Bahadur, 9th Maharaja Saheb of Jaipur 1880/1922.
- Thakur Umrao Pal Singh, born 1844, he was appointed Revenue Member of
the Jaipur State Council on 1st April 1901; founder of the Rajput
Mahasabha and Rajput educational establishments in
Agra; married 1stly, a lady from Ajaypura, U.P.,
married 2ndly, a lady from Bajirpura, U.P., one of
whom was, Thakurani Mohinder Kunwar, and had issue. He died after 1902.
- Raja Khushal Pal Singh (by 1st wife) (qv)
- Thakurani Sugan Kunwar, married, Thakur Shri Sawai Singhji Saheb of Isarda, and had issue. She died 1945.
- Thakur Jogendra Pal Singh (by 2nd wife), married 1stly, a lady from Kachariawas, married 2ndly, a lady from Ruphaili, died after 1931.
- Thakur Mahendra Pal Singh B.A. (by 2nd wife), born 20th March 1892 at Gangni, Dist. Agra (#2), educated at Agra College, Agra; a deputy collector in the provincial administration, retired from the United Provinces Civil Service on 20th March 1947; married 1stly, Thakurani Chuda Deveshwari, died 21st October 1919, daughter of Cdg.-Gen. Khadga Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and his wife, Rani Dhan Kumari, married 2ndly, a lady from Rinigaon, born 1913, married 3rdly, a lady from Garhsisar, and had issue, six sons and three daughters.
- HH Maharani Vijaya Raje [Lekha Divyeshwari Devi] (by 1st wife), born 12th October 1919 in Sagar, educated at home briefly, then at Vasantha College, Benares, and the Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow; Member of the Lok Sabha 1957/1967 and 1971/1977, Member of the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha 1967/1971 and the Rajya Sabha 1978/1989; Vice-President of the Jana Sangh 1973, she was an active member of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad; married 21st February 1941, HH Maharaja Scindia Sir Jivajirao Scindia, 9th Maharaja of Gwalior, and had issue. She died 25th January 2001.
- Thakur Chandra Pal Singh B.Sc., LL.B., a Civil
Judge, Madhya Bharat; undertaking further
studies in the U.K. 1952;
- Thakur Dhyanendra Singh (by 2nd wife), married 5th May 1974, Thakurani Maya Singh B.A., M.A. (Political Science), born 15th August 1950 in Sujanpur, Distt. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, daughter of Shri Gambhir Singh Rana, and his wife, Shrimati Uma Devi, educated at Jivaji University, Gwalior, M.P., Member of the Rajya Sabha [10.4.2002] - ; and has issue, two sons. (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India)
- Kunwar Pitamber Pratap Singh, married, Rajkumari Nandini Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Ganesh Singh of Jhabua, and his wife, Rani Arunima Kumari, and has issue.
- Bhanwar Rudra Pratap Singh
- Thakur Bhuvan Pal Singh (by 2nd wife), married 1stly, a lady from Rinigaon, married 2ndly, a lady from Garhsisar. He died after 1931.
- Rao Lokendra Pal Singh (by 2nd wife), married Rani Jairaj Kunwar of Gopalkera, U.P., and had issue. He died after 1931.
- Rao Prem Pal Singhji, married Rani Kamla
Kumari of Bakhatgarh, Malwa, M.P., and had
- Thakur Digvijay Pal Singh, married Thakurani Sulekha Kumari, daughter of Raja Udai Singhji of Katiyari, and his wife, Rani Chand Kumari, and had issue.
- Thakur Padam Pratap Singh, married Thakurani Padmini Raje, daughter of Diwan Rajendra Singh of Badokar, U.P., and has issue.
- Kunwar Hunmant Pal Singh
- Kunwar Ganganesh Singh, he was adopted by
his maternal grandparents, Raja Udai Singhji
and his wife, Rani Chand Kumari (see above).
- Thakur Raghvendra Pal Singh, married Thakurani Brijraj Kumari, daughter of Thakur Udai Singhji of Bijathal, and has issue.
- Kumari Radhika Singh
- Kunwar Ajay Pal Singh
- Rajkumari Mahima Kumari, married Thakur Ashok Pal Singhji of Naulana, and has issue.
- Kumari Richa Chauhan
- Kunwar Anirudh Chauhan
- Thakur Rajeev Pal Singh, married Thakurani Vintee Kumari, daughter of Thakur Virendra Singh of Sahroi, Sitapur, U.P., and has issue.
- Kumari Shailja Singh
- Kunwar Karan Pal Singh
- Rajkumari Mamta Kumari [Thakurani Mamta Kumari of Nimera], married 23rd May 1991 in Jaipur, Thakur Surendra Singhji, son of Thakur Shankar Singh of Thikana Nimera, and his wife, Thakurani Gulab Kanwar of Badliya, and has issue.
- Baisa Kumari Jaya Singh, born 30th July 1992.
- Kuwar Raj Singh, born 18th September 1993.
- Thakur Krishan Pal Singh, married Thakurani of Kamla Kumari of Antardah in Bundi.
- Thakur Pahar Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Arjun Singh
- Thakur Mandhata Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Sarup Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Har Narain Singh, Zamindar of Katgi, he was adopted on 2nd December 1829 by Thakurani Dhan Kunwar of Katgi (see above), married and had issue.
- Thakur Ishri Prasad Singh, Zamindar of Katgi
- Raja PUHAP SINGH,
Raja of Kotla, married and had issue. He was killed in 1784, trying to stop the advance of Maharaja Scindia.
- Raja Ishwari Singh (qv)
- Raja ISHWARI SINGH, Raja of Kotla 1804/1810, the whole estate was granted Maharaja Scindia to his General, DeBoigne, but the General left for Europe and he managed to recover 42 villages in 1804, in perpetual (Istimrari) tenure as a reward for his help given to Lord Lake in his expeditions against Holkar; he failed to pay the revenues due, so the Pariha Kotla estate in 1810 was included in the istimrari sanad granted to Raja Hira Singh of Awagarh, but on that Raja's death in 1831, the estate was returned to the family; married and had issue.
- Raja Sumer Singh (qv)
- Rajkumar Bhup Singh
- Raja SUMER SINGH, Raja of Kotla 1831/-, the estate was permanently settled with him in 1831; married and had adoptive issue.
- (A) Raja Chatarbhuj Singh (qv)
- Raja CHATARBHUJ SINGH, Raja of Kotla -/1844, born as Kumar Chatarbhuj Singh, son of Thakur Bhup Singh of the Harkishen Das branch; married Rani Mahtab Kanwar (qv), and had issue, one daughter. He died spm on 4th November 1844.
- Rani Jas Kanwar (qv)
- Rani Mahtab Kanwar, Rani of Kotla 1845/1889, she displayed great loyalty and devotion to the British Government during the early days of the Indian Mutiny and aided the local officers with men and money besides furnishing supplies and keeping the line of communication open, especially, in the parganas of Ferozabad and Mustafabad. She died in April 1889.
- Rani Jas Kanwar, Rani of Kotla 1889/1905, she transferred the Estate to Raja Kushal Pal Singh in May 1905, the latter having descended from Raja Harkishan Das in the eldest male line; married about 1876. She died sp.
- The Honourable Raja Dr. KHUSHAL PAL SINGH Bahadur B.A., M.A., LL.B. LL.D. Ph.D., Raja of Kotla 1905/after 1931, born 15th December 1872, a descendent of Raja Harkishan Das, and the nearest male relative, he succeeded by adoption; educated at Agra College, at Allahabad University (B.A., 1892 and LL.B., 1897), at Calcutta University (M.A., 1893); Member of the United Provinces Legislative Council 1910/1920; Member of the Imperial Legislative Council 1913/1916; Member of the Legislative Assembly 1921/1923; Member of the United Provinces Legislative Council; Chairman of the Firozabad Municipal Boar 1912/1925; Trustee and Member of the Managing Committee of Agra College; Member of the Governing Body of the Cawnpore Agricultural College; Honorary Magistrate; Vice-Chairman of the Agra District Board; an Honorary Magistrate; he established two village banks, several model farms and was the Honorary Secretary of the Agricultural Associations of Mainpuri and Agra Districts; he attended the Coronation Durbar at Delhi as a Member of the Provincial Legislative Council and was awarded the title of Raja on the occasion of the celebration of the birthday of the King Emperor in 1912; he was granted the enhanced title of Raja Bahadur as a personal distinction on 2nd January 1928; married a Rani from Pahargarh, and had issue, an only son.
- Kunwar Gajendra Pal Singh, married 1stly, a daughter of HH
Bisana Samara Mahamahodaya Pancha Srijukta Maharaja Birendra
Kishore Dev Varman Manikya Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura 1909/1923, married
2ndly, 1936, Kunwarani Chain Kunwar, born 1918, daughter of
Thakur Nahar Singh of Kuchaman,
and his third wife, Thakurani Deep Kunwar. He died sp
in September 1936.
- (A) Maj. Thakur Rajendra Pal Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakurani Sarita Kumari, married 2nd March 1970, Thakur Bhanu Prakash Singh of Mandawa-Junior.
- 'Raja Saheb of Garhsisar', married and had issue.
- Col. Raja Chandrapal Singh, married Rani Krishna Kumari.
- Raja Chaturpal Singh, born 1920, married Rani Janki
Kumari, born 18th June 1924, and had issue. He died 1963.
- Maj. Raja Chandrakant Singh, born 12th January 1943, married Rani Lakshmi Kumari of Khudala, born 28th March 1952, and has issue.
- Rajkumarani Bhuvaneshwari Singh, born 11th September 1970, married 14th April 1993, Rajkumar Devendra Singh of Rampura, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
- Rajkumar Dhruvpal Singh, married Rajkumarani Nupur Kumari of Bhupalgarh, and has issue.
- Bhanwar Yaduvir Singh
- Rajkumar Chandrakirti Singh, married Rajkumarani Harshini Kumari of Garhsisar, and has issue.
- Kunwar Sidharth Singh, married Kunwarani Dr. Neha Singh, and has issue.
- Baisa Devika Kumari
- Rajkumari Bharti Kumari, married Thakur Gambhir Singh of Shadol, and has issue.
- Kunwar Vishvardhan Singh
- Rajkumari Bhuvan Kumari, married Col. Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh of Jaso, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
- Baisa Brijraj Kumari, married Shri Jaswant Singh