DALLEWALIA

 

DALLEWALIA (Misl) 

 

 

VILLAGES: xx REVENUE: xx ANNEXATION: 1807
LOCATION: Punjab DYNASTY: xx RELIGION: Sikh
MILITARY STRENGTH: 5,000 CAPITAL: Rahon

 

PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: 
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The Dallewalia Misl, was founded by Gulab, a Khatri, and resident of
the village
Dallewal, near Dera Baba Nanak in Doaba, Dist. Jallandhar. It had a
military strength of 5,000 regular horsemen. The territory they held
was Nakodar, Talwan,
Badala, Rahon, Mahatpur, Nawanshaher and Phillaur. The Dallewalia
and Nishanwalia Jathas were stationed at Amritsar to protect the holy
city. Members were…

  • Shardha Ram, married and had issue.
    • Sardar Gulab Singh (qv)
    • Dayal Singh
    • Gurdyal Singh

  • Sardar Gulab Singh
    Dallewalia
    , 1st Misldhar of Dallewali 1748/1759, he took ‘pahul’
    and became an active member of the Dal Khalsa in 1726, he took part in
    action against Lahore, Kasur and Jalandhar, and had fought bravely
    against
    Shahanshah Nadir Shah in 1739 and in the Chhota Ghallughara in 1746,
    married and had issue. He was killed in battle in 1759.

    • Jaipal Singh
    • Gurdyal Singh
  • Sardar Tara Singh Ghaiba,
    2nd
    Misldhar
    of
    Dallewali
    1759/1807, born 1717, he joined Gulab Singh
    in his plundering raids, and with his dexterity in lifting cattle
    earning him the nickname of Ghaiba (the vanisher), in 1760, he
    crossed the Sutlej and captured the towns of Dharamkot and Fatehgarh,
    he further expanded his
    Misl up to the Ambala area in Haryana region, he sacked Kasur city and
    joined other Sikh Sardars in the sack of
    Sirhind city in January 1764, married Sardarni Ratan Kaur, and had
    issue. He died 1807 and his estates were annexed
    by
    Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

    • Sardar Dasaundha Singh, married 1772, Bibiji Chand Kaur,
      daughter of Mian Himmat Singh of Patiala.

THE PRINCELY STATE OF ROPAR

SHORT HISTORY: The
princely state of Ropar or Rupar was founded in 1763 by Sardar Hari
Singh, a Virk Jat
of village Kaleki near Kasur (now in
Pakistan), and a noted member of the Dallewalia Misl. Members were….

  • Sardar HARI SINGH,
    1st Raja of Ropar 1763/1792, at an early age he became the
    leader of a jatha of 400 fighting men, with the support of a Sikh jatha
    at Gurudwara Damdama Sahib, in 1763, while he and his men were on a
    pilgrimage, they had a fight with the Pathan Nawab of Ropar, whom they
    defeated and took control of his state, including many villages of
    modern day, Kharar and
    Rupnagar
    tahsils, as well as Sialba Khizrabad, Siswan and Kurali in Rupnagar
    District, he also captured the fort of
    Khizrabad, a year prior to his death he divided the state between his
    two sons, married and had issue, two surviving sons. He died
    1793.

    • Sardar Charat Singh (qv)
    • Sardar Deva Singh, he was granted Sialba by his father in
      1792, married and had issue.

      • Sardar Narain Singh, married Bibi (name unknown)
        Kaur, daughter of Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Narendra Singh Mahendra
        Bahadur, Maharaja of Patiala, and had
        issue.
  • Sardar CHARAT SINGH,
    2nd
    Raja
    of
    Ropar 1792/-, he succeed his father to Ropar (worth
    80,000Rs), married and
    had issue.

    • Sardar Bhup Singh (qv)
  • Sardar BHUP SINGH,
    3rd and last Raja of Ropar -/1846, he succeeded
    to his father’s estate as a minor, in 1808-09 he, along with his uncle,
    Deva Singh, was in
    possession of Ropar and its adjacent districts including Khizrabad and
    Mianpur, a tract covering 115 villages with an estimated annual revenue
    of 53,000Rs, Ropar came
    under British protection on 8th November 1813 as a result of the treaty
    of
    Amritsar on 25th April 1809, which limited Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s
    authority mainly
    to territories north of the River Sutlej, his territory was confiscated
    in 1846, by the British as a consequence of his opposition to them in
    the first Anglo-Sikh war, he was exiled to Saharanpur on 29th
    January
    1847, he is remembered as a just ruler and as a
    pious Sikh who constructed the Gurdwara Dehra Baba Gurdittaji at
    Kiratpur
    and Gurdwara Gurugarh Sahib at Ropar, married and had issue.

    • Bibiji (name unknown)
      Kaur,
      married
      Sardar
      Partab Singh
      Jalawalia of Alawalpur, born 1832, and had issue.

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Dharam Singh, a cousin of Sardar Tara Singh
    Ghaiba, participated in the campaigns of the
    Khalsa, fighting against Mughals and Afghans in the second half of the
    eighteenth century, he took part in the conquest of Sirhind and the
    partition
    of territory by Sikhs in January 1764 when he occupied a cluster of
    villages and founded amid them his own Dharmsinghwala in Firozpur
    district, married and had issue.

    • generations
      • Bhanga Singh of Dharmsinghwala, died after 1890.

 

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