LOCATION: Uttar Pradesh AREA: 461.02 kmē VILLAGES: 91 (1901) POPULATION: 33,307 (1931) RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs 3,40,000 (1934) DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Badgujjar or Bargujjar SEAT: xx ACCESSION: 1st January 1950
AGENCY: Bundelkhand Agency 1902 - 1948 PRIVY PURSE: Rs 51,800
PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja RANJEET SINGH III Ju Deo, 11th and present Maharaja of Samthar since 1972
born 1945, married 1972, HH Maharani Ganga Rajya Lakshmi, daughter of Lt. Gen. Maharajkumar Vijay Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and his wife, Shrimati Sarala Devi, and has issue.
- Yuvaraj Samarjeet Singh Judeo, born 1973.
- Maharajkumari Niharika Raje, born 1975, married 11th December 2000, Tikka Dushyant Singh of Dholpur, and has issue.
- Thakur Chandrabhan, he settled in the districts north of Kunch and Bhander and in time became a large zamindar, and a local magnate, married and had issue.
- Thakur Daya Ram, he inherited the estates of his father, married and had issue.
- Raja Paras Ram Singh, he inherited the estates of his father, and considerably added to his possessions, married and had issue, three sons.
- 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 issue.
- Thakur Gulab Singh
- 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 issue.
- Thakur Girwar Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Takhat Singh, married and had issue.
- Musaheb Bahadur Thakur Ajmer Singh
- Thakur Aman Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Jawahir Singh
- Shri NAUNE SHAH Rajdhar, Zamindar 1735/1740, Diwan of Datia, he assisted the Raja of Datia in the succession dispute in 1733, and was rewarded with the grant of a jagir of five villages and the title of Rajdhar; he also laid the foundations of future independence, married and had issue.
- Shri Madan Singh Ju Deo Rajdhar (qv)
- Shri MADAN SINGH Ju Deo Rajdhar, Zamindar 1740/1745 or 1725/1770, was granted 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 issue, two sons.
- Rajdhar Bishan Singh Ju Dev (qv)
- Rajdhar Devi Singh Ju Dev (qv)
- Rajdhar BISHAN SINGH Ju Deo, Zamindar 1745/1790 or 1770/1780, he died sp.
- Rajdhar DEVI SINGH Ju Deo, Jagirdar of Samthar 1791/1800 or 1780/1800, he stood in high favour with the Raja of Datia, who granted him a jagir of five villages, including Samthar, married and had issue, three sons. [NOTE] The Samthar Darbar asserts its independence ab initio denying this grant. All facts, however, are in favour of this account. (#3)
- Kunwar Pahar Singh, he died young vp.
- Kunwar Bijai Bahadur, he died young vp.
- Raja Ranjit Singh I Rajdhar (qv)
- Raja RANJEET SINGH
I Ju Deo, 5th Raja of Samthar 1800/1815, he
made terms with the Marathas and received the formal title of Raja from
the Peshwa, and became independent of Datia. He died sp in 1815, though his widow made an attempt to install her brother-in-law..
- Raja RANJEET SINGH II Ju Deo, 6th Raja of Samthar 1815/1827, he was chosen by the nobles of the state and placed upon the gadi; he was confirmed in his lands, by the British by a treaty signed in 1817; married and had issue. He died 1827.
- Raja Hindupat Singh (qv)
- Maharaja HINDUPAT SINGH Ju Deo, 7th Raja of Samthar 1827/1858 (deposed), born 1823, he became unsound mind in 1858, and the 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 aka Arjun Singh (by 2nd wife), married and had
issue. He died after 1907.
- Thakur Raghuraj Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Jagjot Singh
Maharani (name unknown) Devi, Regent of Samthar 1858/1865, she died in 1880.
- 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), he attended the Darbar held at Agra in 1875 and the Imperial Darbar in Delhi in 1877, and there was granted the title of Maharaja as a personal distinction, as well as a banner and a gold commemorative medal; he abolished salt dues in 1879, ceded land for the Kathaund and Hamirpur canals in 1882 and land for the Midland section of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway in 1884, a good administrator, he improved the condition of the state considerably, married and had issue. He died 1896.
- 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.
- HH Maharaja Sir BIR SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur K.C.I.E., 9th Raja of Samthar 1896/1935, born 26th August 1864 (or 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 attended the Delhi Darbar in 1903; he was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind Medal, 1st Class in 1907, he was made a K.C.I.E. in 1915, abdicated on 9th October 1935, being 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 above)