LOCATION: Oudh (Bahraich Dist.) AREA: xx kmē VILLAGES: 176 plus 1 pattiPOPULATION: xx RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Janwar CAPITAL: xx ACCESSION: 1954
PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE:
PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: The estate was of little consequence till 1780, when Rao Himmat Singh received a clearing lease in Nanpara, Charda, Dharmanpur and part of the Nepali terai, comprising 1,486 villages, he was entirely successful and established himself in the possession of a large estate. The estate in 1911, comprised 149 villages and 8 pattis in Bahraich and 2 villages and 1 patti in Gonda. Estate holders were....
- Rao PRAG SINGH, founder, Risaldar in the Imperial army, according to one account, he was the son of Sham Singh, Risaldar in the Imperial army, and himself son of Man Singh, a younger brother of Chhatarsal Singh of Ikauna; he received a grant of land, on which he built the village of Pragpur, later Payagpur; married and had issue.
- Rao Pahlwan Singh (qv)
- Rao PAHLWAN SINGH, Rao of Payagpur, married and had issue.
- Rao Kishan Singh
- Rao KISHAN SINGH, Rao of Payagpur, married and had issue.
- Rao Madan Singh
- Rao MADAN SINGH, Rao of Payagpur, married and had issue.
- Rao Sukhdeo Singh
- Rao SUKHDEO SINGH, Rao of Payagpur, married and had issue.
- Rao Fateh Singh
- Rao FATEH SINGH, Rao of Payagpur, married and had issue.
- Rao Himmat Singh (qv)
- Babu Sita Ram Singh, married and had issue.
- Babu Duniapat Singh, he founded an independent taluqa in Charda
- Raja HIMMAT SINGH,
Raja of Payagpur, in 1788, he received a clearing lease in
Nanpara, Charda, Dharmanpur and part of the Nepali terai, comprising 1,486
villages; he was granted the title of Raja by Nawab
Asafuddaulah of Oudh; married and had issue. He was killed by
the Raja of Gangwal.
- Raja Asrai Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Bhajang Singh
- Raja ASRAI SINGH, Raja of Payagpur, during his administration and that of his son, the estate suffered much at the hands of the Nazims, and the whole country was laid waste by Raghubar Dayal; married and had issue.
- Raja Dalthaman Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Ranjit Singh, married and had issue.
- Raja Narpat Singh (qv)
- Raja DALTHAMAN SINGH,
Raja of Payagpur, he adopted his nephew as his successor;
married and had adoptive issue. He died sp.
- Raja NARPAT SINGH, Raja of Payagpur -/1878, born 1822, he succeeded by adoption, the title of Raja was recognised as hereditary on 9th December 1864 (#2); married and had issue, one son. He died 1878.
- Raja Mahendra Bahadur Singh (qv)
- Raja MAHENDRA BAHADUR SINGH, Raja of Payagpur 1878/1882, he inherited a heavily encumbered estate; married and had issue, two sons. He died 1882.
- Raja Bhupendra Bikram Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Indrapal Singh, he died sp.
- Raja BHUPENDRA BIKRAM SINGH C.I.E., Raja of Payagpur 1882/1905, born 31st January 1863, he not only cleared the estate of debt but greatly improved it as well; he built a dispensary at Payagpur and founded the LaTouche Anglo-Vernacular School, also in Payagpur; he was created a C.I.E. in 1896 in recognition of his public spirit; succeeded 22nd May 1882 (#1), married and had issue, one son. He died in January 1905.
- Raja Bindeshwari Prasad Singh (qv)
- Raja BINDESHWARI PRASAD
SINGH, Raja of Payagpur 1905/1918, born 23rd
September 1890, he succeeded to the gadi in January 1905; Honorary Magistrate, 3rd Class
within the thanas of Payagpur and Malhipur; married and had
issue, two sons and one daughter. He died 15th November 1918.
- Raja Birendra Bikram Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Surendra Bikram Singh
- Shrimati Rani Chandrabhan Kumari Sahiba, married 1926, The
Honourable Raja Yuveraj Dutt Singh of Oel, and had issue.
- Raja BIRENDRA BIKRAM SINGH
C.I.E., Raja of Payagpur 1919/1960, born 11th January 1907, he
succeeded to the gadi
on 15th November 1918; Chairman of Bahraich District Board,
married Rani Chandrawati, died 1997, and had issue, five
children. He died 1960.
- Kunwar Kaushalendra Bikram Singh, born 1927, married Kunwarani Lalli Kumari Devi of Dalippur, and had issue, two sons. He died in 1951.
- Raja Rudendra Bikram Singh, married Maharajkumari Udaya Raje Puar, born 1950, daughter of HH Maharaja Sir Yeshwantrao [Bhau Saheb] Puar of Dewas-Junior, and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died in September 2005.
- Rajkumar Jayendra Bikram Singh, married 13th February 2006, Rani Shivika Singh, daughter of Raja Rakesh Pratap Singh of Shivgarh (Birsinghpur), and his wife, Rani Mandakini Prabha. (Payagpur House, Mira Bai Marg, Lucknow, India)
- Rani Ujwala Prabha, married 8th December 2001, Maharaja Saurabh Narain Singh Bahadur, Raja of Ramgarh.
- Kunwar Madhavendra Bikram Singhji, married 30th June 1980 in New Delhi, Kunwarani Sahiba Nandini Kumari, daughter of HH Umdae Rajhae Buland Makan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sumer Singhji Bahadur of Kishangarh, and his wife, HH Maharani Sahiba Gita Kumari, and has issue.
- Kunwar Sharvendra Bikram Singh, born 19th December 1985, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and at St. Stephen's College, Delhi; a keen sportsman, he has played squash at national and international level and played football (soccer) at university and state level.
- Kumari Shashi Prabha, married Rajkumar Mayurdhwaj Singh of Ramgarh Estate.
- Rajkumari Chandra Prabha Devi, married Raja Dinesh Pratap
Singh of Kasmanda, and has
- Rajkumari Mayank Prabha Devi, married Raja Rajendra Shah Judev of Jagmanpur, and has issue.
- Raja Yadvendra Bikram Singh, born 10th September 1942,
married 1964, Rani Padma Kumari Devi, daughter of Shri
Shattru Mardan Shahi of Dumaria,
and his wife, Shrimati Chandra Ketki Devi, and has issue. (Payagpur House, Mira Bai Marg, Lucknow, India)
- Rajkumari Archana Singh, married Raja Harsh Vardhan Singh of Suhagpur.
- Rajkumari Arpana Singh, married Yuvraj Harsh Vardhan Singh of Nimkhera.
- Rajkumari Alokita Singh, married Yuvraj Sidharth Shekhar Singh of Khandpara.
- Rajkumar Yashvendra Bikram Singh [alias Prashant Singh (adv.)], married Rajkumari Shambhavi Singh of Rewan.
- Rajkumari Indu Prabha Devi, married Kumar Saheb Shri Jyotirendra Narayan Bhanj Deo of Kanika, and has issue, one son and one daughter.