|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
history of the Bettiah Raj family can be traced back to 1244 when Raja
Gungeswar Deo left Nimkhar Misiri in Lucknow, and established himself
at Jaithur, in the district of Saran in the Tirhut division of Bihar
and Orissa. The
first ruler recieved the title of Raja from the Mughal Emperor Shah
Jehan (1628/1658). Rulers were…
- Raja UGRA SEN SINGH,
1st Raja of Bettiah; ninth in descent from Raja Gungeswar Deo; a
of the Kashyap
gotra and founder of the state, married and had issue.
- Raja GAJ SINGH,
2nd Raja of Bettiah 1659/1694, married
and had issue.
He died 1694.
- Raja Dalip Singh (qv)
- Rajkumar Kanak Singh
- Rajkumar Kirat Singh
- Rajkumar Prithi Singh
- Rajkumar Prithi Singh, married and
- Raja Srikishen Singh, 1st Raja of Sheohar
- Rajkumar Satrajit Singh [Chatrajit], married and had
- Kunwar Abdhut Singh, ancestor of
of Madhubani in Darbhanga, married and had issue.
- Rajkumar Babu Bishun Prakash Narain Singh, 5th in
descent from Kunwar Abdhut Singh, claimant for Bettiah Raj in 1905.
- Raja DALIP SINGH,
3rd Raja of Bettiah 1694/1715, married and had issue, five sons.
- Raja Dhrub Singh [Dhanpat Singh] (qv)
- Raja DHRUB SINGH
[Dhanpat Singh], 4th Raja of Bettiah 1715/1762,
married and had issue. He died spm1762.
- Rajkumari Benga Babui, married
Babu Raghunath Singh, a
Bhumihar Brahmin of the Gautam gotra, and had issue.
- Raja Jugal Kishore Singh (qv)
- Raja JUGAL KISHORE SINGH,
5th Raja of Bettiah 1762/1783,
the British in 1765, and the state was taken under their management.
It was later
restored to him in 1771, he married and had issue. He died 1783.
- Raja Bir Kishore Singh (qv)
- Raja BIR KISHORE SINGH,
6th Raja of Bettiah 1783/1816,
had issue. He died 1816.
- Maharaja Ananda Kishore Singh Bahadur
- Maharaja Nawal Kishore Singh Bahadur
- Maharaja ANANDA KISHORE
SINGH Bahadur, 7th Raja of Bettiah
granted the title of Maharaja Bahadur for personal use in 1830, and as
a hereditary title in 1837. He
died sp 1838.
- Maharaja NAWAL KISHORE
SINGH Bahadur, 8th Raja of Bettiah
and had issue. He died 1855.
- Maharaja Rajendra Kishore Singh
- Maharajkumar Mahendra Kishore Singh, died sp before 1883.
- Maharaja RAJENDRA KISHORE
SINGH Bahadur, 9th Raja of Bettiah
1855/1883, married and had issue. He died 26th March 1883.
- Maharaja Sir Harendra Kishore Singh
- Maharaja Sir HARENDRA
Bahadur K.C.I.E., 10th Raja of Bettiah 1883/1893, born March
1854 (#1) and
succeeded in 1883,
Maharaja Bahadur [cr.1884], K.C.I.E. [cr. 28.6.1888], M.L.C. (Bengal),
appointed in January 1891, married 1stly, Maharani
Sheo Ratna Kuwar, died 24th March 1896, married 2ndly, 1893, Maharani
Kuwar, born 1870, died 27th November 1954, daughter of Babu Shri Sidha
Narain Singh of Anapur Zamindari in
Bihar. He died sp on 26th
- Maharani Sheo Ratna Kuwar,
11th Rani of Bettiah 1893/1896, died 24th March 1896.
- Maharan Janki Kuwar,
12th Rani of Bettiah 1896/1897, born 1870, daughter of Babu
Shri Sidha Narain Singh of Anapur
Zamindari in Bihar, she was unable to manage the estate, which
taken over by the Court of Wards till her death, whereupon it escheated
to the state. She died sp on 27th November 1954.
- Rajkumari Beni Kanwar,
daughter of the Raja of Bettiah in Champaner, Bihar, married Raja
Raghunath Shah of Agori-Bahar, and had issue, one
son and four daughters.
- Rani Vedsharan
Kunwari, daughter of the Raja of Bettiah in Champaner,
Bihar, married Raja Kaishav Sharan Shah of Agori-Bahar, died sp on 4th March