JAMMU

JAMMU (Princely State)

 

 

REVENUE: xx ANNEXATION: 1816
DYNASTY: Jamwal (Surajbansi) RELIGION: Hindu

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Billawar
was
the capital till 1630. State annexed in 1816. Rulers were…

  • Raja KIRTIDHARA fl.1090
  • Raja AJYADHARA
  • Raja VIJAYADHARA
  • Raja VAJRADHARA fl.1110
  • Raja VAJRALADHARA c1110/1125
  • Raja SURYA DEV ca1125/ca1150, first to use the suffix ‘Dev’
  • Raja BHUJ DEV ca1150/ca1175, married and had issue, four
    sons.

    • Raja Bharurak Dev, feeble-minded eldest son, he was
      bypassed in
      the
      succession,
      married and had issue.

      • Raja Bir Dev, married and had issue.
        • Raja Kirpal Dev, married and had issue.
          • Raja Ahl Dev, married and had issue.
            • Raja Manak Dev, conquered some villages near the
              town of Ramkot, built
              a fort there, which he named after himself and made it his capital,
              becoming
              the founder of Mankot around 1300.
    • Raja Autar Dev (qv)
    • Raja Karan Dev
  • Raja AUTAR DEV ca1175/ca1195
  • Raja JAS DEV, founded the town of Jasrota around 1200,
    later made the
    capital of
    Jasrota
    State.
  • Raja SANGRAM DEV I
  • Raja JASAKARA DEV
  • Raja CHAK DEV
  • Raja BRAJ DEV
  • Raja NARSINGH DEV 1272/1314
  • Raja ARJU DEV
  • Raja JODHA DEV
  • Raja MAL DEV fl.ca1370
  • Raja BHIM DEV
  • Raja HAMIR DEV
  • Raja AJAB DEV fl.1462
  • Raja VIRAMA DEV
  • Raja GHOGAR DEV
  • Raja KAPUR DEV,
    during his reign the state was split
    between the twin
    sons
    of the Raja, married and had issue.

    • Raja Samahal Dev (qv)
    • Raja Jai Dev, Raja of Bahu 1560/1585, received Bahu as
      his share of the
      patrimony,
      his
      descendants becoming known as Bahuwals, married and had issue.

      • Raja Parasram Dev, Raja of Bahu 1585/1610, married and
        had
        issue.

        • Raja Krishen Dev, Raja of Bahu 1610/1635, married and
          had
          issue.

          • Raja Azmat Dev, Raja of Bahu 1635/1660
          • Raja Kirpal Dev, last Raja of Bahu 1660/-, it was
            reabsorbed
            into the parent state of Jammu, by Raja Hari Dev.
  • Raja SAMAHAL DEV,
    Raja of Jammu 1560/1594, married and had issue (known as
    Jamwals).

    • Raja Sangram Dev (qv)
  • Raja SANGRAM DEV,
    Raja of Jammu 1594/1626, married and had issue. He died 1626. Ancestor
    of
    the Dalpatpur
    Royal Family.

    • generation
      • Raja Hari Dev (qv)
  • Raja BHUPAT DEV,
    Raja of Jammu 1626/ca1650
  • Raja HARI DEV, Raja
    of Jammu 1650/ca1675,
    during his reign
    Bahu was reunited to Jammu, married (amongst others), a daughter of
    Raja Suraj Sen of Mandi.
    Ancestor of the Aknur/Akhnoor Royal Family.
  • Raja GAJAI DEV,
    Raja of Jammu 1675/1703, married and had issue.

    • Raja Dhruv Dev (qv)
  • Raja DHRUV DEV,
    Raja of Jammu 1703/1725, married and had issue.

    • Raja Balwant Singh (qv)
    • Raja Ranjit Dev (qv)
    • Mian Surat Singh Dev, married and had issue.
      • Mian Dhalla Singh, married and had issue.
        • Mian Dhaddan Singh, married and had issue.
          • Mian Janjir Singh
      • Mian Mota Singh, married and had issue.
        • Mian Bibhut Singh, married and had issue.
          • Mian Bajar Singh Dev
      • Mian Bhupa Singh
      • Mian Zorawar Singh, married and had issue.
        • Mian Kishor Singh (see below)
    • Mian Ghansar Dev, married and had issue.
      • Mian Katar Dev, married and had issue.
        • Mian Gopal Singh
      • Mian Hamir Dev, married and had issue.
        • Mian Mahtab Singh, married and had issue.
          • Mian Labh Singh, married and had issue.
            • Mian Naurang Singh
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Umed Singh of Chamba,
      and had issue.
  • Raja BALWANT SINGH,
    Raja of Jammu 1725/1763, married and had
    issue. He died
    1763.

    • Mian Shyam Singh, married and had issue.
      • Mian Lahna Singh, married and had issue.
        • Mian Nihal Singh
        • Mian Bir Singh
  • Raja RANJIT DEV,
    Raja of Jammu 1763/1780 or 1750/1781, married and had
    issue. He died
    1780.

    • Raja Brijraj Dev (qv)
    • Raja Dalel Singh (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married 1759, Raja Amrit
      Pal of Basohli.
  • Raja DALEL SINGH,
    Raja of Jammu 1780/1782 or 1780/1781, married and had
    issue.

    • Mian Bhagwant Singh, died 1782.
    • Raja Jit Singh (qv)
  • Raja BRIJRAJ DEV,
    Raja of Jammu 1782/1787, married (amongst others), a daughter of Raja
    Raj Singh of Chamba, and had issue. He
    died
    1787.

    • Raja Sampuran Dev (qv)
  • Raja SAMPURAN DEV,
    Raja of Jammu 1787/1797, born 1786, died 1797.
  • Raja JIT SINGH,
    Raja of Jammu 1797/1816, married and had issue. He died
    1816.

    • Mian Devi Singh, married and had issue.
      • Mian Nar Singh, married and had issue.
        • Mian Chatar Singh, married and had issue.
          • Mian Tara Singh, died 1880.
    • Raja Raghubir Dev, Raja of Akhrota, married and had
      issue. He
      died 1868.

      • Raja Indar Dev, Raja of Akhrota, married and had issue.
        He
        died 1895.

        • Raja Sant Singh, Raja of Akhrota, born 1882. (?Head
          of the
          Senior line of the
          Rajas of Jammu 1895/-)

INTERREGNUM 1816/1822

  • Raja KISHOR SINGH,
    Jagirdar of Andarwah 1820/1822, married
    and had issue.
    He died 1822.

    • Maharaja Ghulab Singh (qv)
    • Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Kalan Bahadur Dhian Singh, born 22nd
      August 1796,
      employed
      in 1812 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, as a trooper on a monthly
      salary
      of sixty rupees, in 1818 he became deorhidar or chamberlain to
      the
      royal household, he took part in the battle of Naushera in March 1823,
      he was granted a large number of jagirs in the hilly country of Jammu,
      including that of Poonch in 1827, and
      created
      Raja in 1822, and Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Kalan Bahadur on 20th June 1827,
      and
      further created Naib-us-Salatnat-i-‘Azamat, Khairkhwah-i-Samimi-i-Daulat-i-Sirkar-i-Kubra,
      Wazir-i-‘Azam, Dastur-i-Mu’azzam, Mukhtar-i-Mulk,
      he
      was made a Wazir, the principal minister or counsellor of the Sikh
      State
      1828/1843,
      married two princesses of Siba State, and had issue. He was shot to
      death by Sardar Ajit Singh Sandhanwalia on 15th
      September
      1843.

      • Raja Hira Singh, born 1816 at Ramgarh, about 25 km from
        Jammu, Prime
        Minister
        of the Sikh kingdom of Lahore from 17th September 1843 to 21st December
        1844; Maharaja Ranjit Singh conferred upon him the title of Raja in
        1828
        of Poonch, and of Jasrota in 1834, as well as proclaiming him Farzandi-Khas,
        i.e.
        the favoured son, he fell out of favour with the Sikh army, and with
        4,000 men, he abandoned Lahore, but a Sikh force caught up to him and
        killed him, married the grand-daughter of Mian Fateh Chand
        of Kangra-Rajgir,
        and died sp on 21st December 1844.
      • Raja Jawahir Singh, 3rd Raja of Poonch.
      • Raja Moti Singh, 4th Raja of Poonch.
    • Raja Suchet Singh, born 18th January 1801, in 1822, he
      was created Raja
      of Bandralta and Samba, as well as Raja of Ramnagar,
      he was also made the commander of the Charyari Sowars, Ranjit Singh’s
      crack
      cavalry brigade. He took part in the Peshawar campaigns of 1834/1835
      and
      1837 and was charged with the administration of Tonk and Bannu area in
      1836. In recognition of his services in the Peshawar campaigns, Jasrota
      was farmed out to him in July 1835, Atalgarh and Kothi were given him
      as
      jagirs in December 1836, and Nadaun worth 70,000 rupees in May 1838. He
      held
      jagirs worth 306,865 rupees annually, married, his ranis committed sati.
      He
      died sp on 27th March 1844 in Lahore.
  • Maharaja GHULAB SINGH,
    Raja
    of Jammu 1822/1846, Raja [cr.1820] and
    received Jammu soon
    after, conquered Kashmir in 1846, becoming the first Maharaja of Jammu
    & Kashmir.

 

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