|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The holders are Bundela Ponwars claiming descent from the great
clan of Paramaras. The ancestor of the Beri jagirdars was Diwan Mahma
of Karaiha in Gwalior, whose son, Diwan Achharaj Singh migrated to
in Jalaun District, at the end of the eighteenth century. In 1893, the
Rao was allowed to maintain a military force of 10 cavalry, 66
infantry, and 2 guns. Rulers
- Diwan ACHARJYA SINGH
[Achharaj Singh], 1st Diwan of
Beri 1753/-, married the daughter of Maharaja Jagat Raj of Jaitpur, and
a jagir worth 12 lakhs, including the villages of Umri, Dadri and
married and had issue, four sons.
- Diwan Kuman Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Gandharab Singh, married and
- Kunwar Raoju Singh, married and had
- Kunwar Umrao Singh
- Kunwar Vijay Singh
- Diwan KUMAN SINGH,
2nd Diwan of
Beri -/1780, married and had
issue. He died
- Rao Jugal Prasad Singh (qv)
- Rao JUGAL PRASAD SINGH,
3rd Rao of Beri 1780/1814,
a sanad from Nawab Ali Bahadur Banda, confirming him in his
of the three villages (see above), however on the establishment of
supremacy, he was, in 1809, confirmed in his possession of Umri only.
years later, in 1811, his claim to the two other villages was admitted,
but due to an inexpediency, they were exchanged for land of equal
including the village of Beri, married and had issue.
- Rao PHERAN SINGH,
4th Rao of Beri
1814/1857, he succeeded by adoption, married and had issue.
- Rao Vishwanath Singh (qv)
- Rao VISHAWANATH SINGH,
5th Rao of Beri 1857/1861,
he adopted his
nephew as his successor. He died spin 1861.
- Rao VIJAY SINGH,
6th Rao of Beri 1861/1880, born 14th
succeeded 18th March 1862 (#1),
married and had issue.
- Rao RAGHURAJ SINGH,
7th Rao of Beri 1880/1904, married and had issue.
- Rao Lokendra Singh (qv)
- Diwan Ghanraj Singh, born 10th August 1893.
- Rao LOKENDRA SINGH,
8th Rao of Beri 1904/1945, born 29th August 1891,
succeeded 8th June 1904, educated at Daly College,
Indore; married 1910, a daughter of HH Maharaja Sawai Sir Sawant Singh
of Bijawar, and had issue.
- HH Raja Yadavendra Singh Ju Deo (qv)
- HH Raja YADAVENDRA SINGH,
9th Raja of Beri 1945/1984, born 27th June 1918,
Rajkumari Laxmi Kumari [HH Rani
Kumari of Beri],
daughter of Rao Bir Singh Ju Deo of Bihat,
had issue. He died 1984.
- HH Raja Surendra Singh Ju Deo (qv)
- Rajkumar Brijendra Singh, born 1944.
- HH Raja SURENDRA SINGH Ju
Deo (see above)