|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Samthar was a Treaty state founded in 1760. The state has no hereditary jagirs. Rulers
- Thakur Chandrabhan, married and had issue.
- Thakur Daya Ram, married and had issue.
- Raja Paras Ram Singh, married and had issue.
- Raja Naune Shah (qv)
- Thakur Bhopal Singh
- Thakur Surat Singh
- Thakur Manu Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Umaid Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Bahadur Singh
- Thakur Mukund Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Lachhman Singh, married and had
- Thakur Bijai Singh
- Thakur Narendra Singh
- Thakur Singh Ju
- Thakur Harde Shah, married and had issue.
- Raja Ranjit Singh II Ju Deo (qv)
- Thakur Prithvi Singh, married and had
- Thakur Girwar Singh, married and had
- Thakur Takhat Singh, married and had
- Musaheb Bahadur Thakur Ajmer Singh
- Thakur Aman Singh, married and had issue.
- Shri NAUNE SHAH
Rajdhar, 1st Chief of Samthar 1735/1740,
Diwan of Datia, he assisted the Raja of Datia in the
succession dispute in 1733.
- Shri Madan Singh Ju Deo Rajdhar (qv)
- Shri MADAN SINGH Ju
Deo Rajdhar, 2nd Chief of Samthar 1740/1745,
was granted the title of Rajdhar and the
governorship of Samthar Fort, as a reward for his
fathers part in assisting Raja Indrajit Singh of Datia
to claim the gadi in 1733, married and had
- Bishan Singh Rajdhar (qv)
- Devi Singh Rajdhar (qv)
- Raja Rajdhar BISHAN SINGH Ju Deo,
3rd Raja of Samthar 1745/1790
- Raja DEVI SINGH Ju Deo,
4th Raja of Samthar 1791/1800, he was granted a jagir
of five villages, married and had issue.
- Raja Ranjit Singh I Rajdhar (qv)
- Raja Bijai Bahadur
- Thakur Pahar Singh
- Raja RANJEET SINGH
I Ju Deo, 5th Raja of Samthar 1800/1815
- Raja RANJEET SINGH
II Ju Deo, 6th Raja of Samthar 1815/1827,
declared himself independant and was granted the title
of Raja by the Marathas; he was confirmed in his
lands, by the British in 1817; married and had issue.
He died 1827.
HINDUPAT SINGH Ju Deo, 7th Raja of Samthar
1827/1858 (deposed), born 1823, being of unsound mind,
administration was entrusted to his Rani, he was
granted a sanad of adoption in 1862, later the
pargana of Amargarh was assigned for the maintenance
of the ex-Maharaja, his Maharani and the younger son,
which was changed to a cash allowance in 1883, he
married and had issue. He died 1890.
- HH Maharaja Chhatar Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (qv)
- Thakur Ali Bahadur (by 2nd wife), married and had
- Thakur Arjun Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Raghuraj Singh, married and had issue.
- HH Maharaja CHATUR
SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur, 8th Raja of Samthar
1865/1896, born 8th October 1843, asserted his claim
to rule the state in 1864, which was recognized by the
Government, and succeeded 3rd February 1865 (#1), Maharaja [cr.1877], a
good administrator, and improved the condition of the
state considerably, married and had issue. He died
- HH Maharaja Sir Bir Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (qv)
- Thakur Bikramajit Bahadur Suraiya Jah
[Vikramaditya], born 1871, married and had issue.
- Kunwar Raghav Narain Singh
- Kunwar Bhan Pratap Singh
- Thakur Lokindra Jagatraj Bahadur, born 1875,
married and had issue.
- Kunwar Bijai Bahadur, Magistrate and Munsif
within the State.
- Thakur Raghubir Singh, born 1877.
The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully
acknowledged, July 2011.
- HH Maharaja Sir BIR
SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur K.C.I.E., 9th Raja of
Samthar 1896/1935, born 26th August 1864 (8th November 1864) and succeeded
his father to the gadi
on 17th June 1896 (#2),
he received the title of Maharaja as a personal
distinction in 1898, he was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind
Medal, 1st Class in 1907, he was made a K.C.I.E. in
1915, abdicated 9th October 1935, and was allowed to
retain the use of his titles; married four wives, two
from the Sojna family and two from the Jakhauli
family, both in Gwalior, including a daughter of Rao
Bahadur Deo Singh, and had issue.
- Yuvaraj (name unknown) Singh, born in December 1910.
- HH Raja Radha Charan Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (qv)
Maharaja RADHA CHARAN SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur,
10th Raja of Samthar 1935/1972, born 15th May 1914;
married 17th February 1933, HH Rani Krishna Kumari,
daughter of Raja Balwant Singh, Raja of Landhaura in
Saharanpur district of U.P. , and had issue. He died
- HH Maharaja RANJEET
SINGH III Ju Deo, 11th Raja of Samthar (see