SINGHPURIA

 

SINGHPURIA (Misl) 

 

 

VILLAGES: xx REVENUE: 1.5 lakh Rs ACCESSION: 1816
LOCATION: Punjab (Ambala Dist.) DYNASTY: Virk Jat RELIGION: Sikh
MILITARY STRENGTH: 5,000 CAPITAL: Jalandhar

 

PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: Sardar GURJITINDER SINGH, Jagirdar
of Kandhola

married and had issue.

  • Kanwar Yogeshwar Singh Virk, born 1981.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The Faizullapuria misl was founded by Kapur Singh, a Virk Jat of Kaleke
village, now in the Sheikhpura district of Pakistan. The misl got its
name from Faizullapur, a village
in Amritsar district which Kapur Singh had
wrested from its Muslim chief,
Faizulla Khan, and then changed the name of the village to
Singhpura, and the misl eventually followed suit and became Singhpuria.
Territory
held in 1759 was Haibatpur, Patta, Bunga, Banga, Bela,
Attal Garh, Adampur,
Singhpura, Sirhind, Bhareli, Kandhola, Manauli and Bharatgarh. Members
were….

  • Chaudhury Dalip Singh, he took baptism of the
    double-edged sword from Bhai Mani Singh in 1721, at Amritsar, married
    and had issue.

    • Sardar Dhan Singh, he took baptism of the
      double-edged sword from Bhai Mani Singh in 1721, at Amritsar, married
      and had issue.

      • Sardar Khushal Singh (qv)
    • Nawab Kapur Singh (qv)
    • Sardar Harveer Singh

  • Nawab KAPUR SINGH,
    1st Misldhar of Faizullapuria misl 1748/1753, born 1697, a Virk Jat,
    from the village of
    Faizullapuria, situated near Amritsar, he took baptism of the
    double-edged sword from Bhai Mani Singh in 1721, at Amritsar; in his
    first campaign, he attacked Faizullapur, killed its chief,
    Faizulla Khan and occupied the place and its surrounding areas, after
    which he changed
    the name to Singhpur and the Misal which took its name
    from the village also began to be called Singhpuria Misl, as the then
    Sikh leader, in 1734,  he was granted a jagir and the title of
    Nawab by Zakariya
    Khan, the Mughal governor of Lahore as a gesture of peace, which only
    lasted till the following year when Zakariya Khan occupied the jagir;
    Kapur Singh then stayed in Malwa, where he captured Sunam and then
    attacked Sirhind and Amritsar in 1736; when
    the Sikh Panth was organised into twelve misls on 29th March 1748,
    Nawab
    Kapur
    Singh was appointed the Commander of Singhpuria Misl, he then organised
    the
    Sikhs first into the Buddha Dal (army of the
    veterans), and the Taruna Dal (army of the young) and then into the
    great Dal
    Khalsa, he also handed over the Supreme Command of the Dal Khalsa to
    Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia. He died sp
    on 7th October 1753 at
    Amritsar.
  • Sardar KHUSHAL SINGH,
    2nd
    Misldhar of Singhpuria misl 1753/1795, he was the equal of his
    father and played a
    significant role in expanding the territories of the Singhpuria Misl on
    both the banks of the Sutlej river; in 1759, he defeated Shaikh
    Nizam-ud-Din, the ruler of Jalandhar and occupied the town, making it
    his capital, later after
    the
    fall of Sirhind in 1763, a considerable portion of present-day
    Rupnagar
    District also came under Singhpuria Misl, at his death, he left the
    misl
    stronger than ever, and with territorial possessions far larger
    than those he had inherited, married and had
    issue. He died 1795.

    • Kanwar Sudh Singh, died vpsp in 1794.
    • Sardar Budh Singh (qv)
    • Bibiji (name unknown)
      Kaur,
      married Sardar Man Singh of Kotla.
  • Sardar BUDH SINGH,
    3rd Misldhar of Singhpuria misl 1795/1810, he defeated
    Sheikh Nizam ud-din on the battle-field and occupied Jalandhar, but he
    was not the equal of his father and the misl began to decline and
    ultimately all its possessions to
    the west of the Sutlej were annexed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and only
    his possessions to the east of the Sutlej, remained to him, under the
    protection of the British, he was therefore forced to move to Manauli
    as his capital; married and had
    issue. He
    died 1816.

    • Sardar Amar Singh, he retained possession
      of
      Bharatgarh and divided the rest of the territories amongst his
      brothers. He died sp.
    • Sardar Bhupal Singh, married and had issue, the Sardars
      of Ghanauli. He died 1850.

      • generation
        • Sardar Uttam Singh of Ghanauli
    • Sardar Lal Singh, married and had issue, the Sardars of
      Bunga (or Pungah).
    • Sardar Gurdyal Singh, married and had issue, the Sardars
      of Attalgarh. He died 1843.
    • Sardar Dyal Singh (qv)
    • Sardar Gopal Singh, married and had issue, the Sardars
      of Manauli. He died 1854.

      • generation
        • Sardar Tara Singh of Manauli
    • Sardar Hardyal Singh, married and had issue, the Sardars
      of Bela. He died 1840.
    • generation
      • Sardar Amar Singh, he came into possession of the ilaka
        of Bhartpur, married and had issue. He died 1847.

        • Sardar Kirpa Singh, married Bibi Subha Kaur, she was
          allowed the four villages of Kot Bala, Aspur, Himatpur and Bhartpur
          Khas, for her life.

  • Sardar DAYAL SINGH,
    Jagirdar of Kandaula or Kandhola, he also inherited Bharatgarh after
    his brothers death, married and had
    issue. He died 1863 (or 1853).

    • Sardar Bishan Singh (qv)
    • Sardar Kishan Singh, married and had issue. He died 1885.
      • Sardar Narinder Singh, died 1889.
      • Sardar Bhola Singh, married and had issue. He died 1879.
        • Sardar Sher Singh Virk, died 1899.
      • Sardar Kaka Singh, died 1879.
    • Sardar Kehar Singh, Jagirdar of Bharatgarh 1863/1885,
      married and had issue. He died 1885.

      • Sardar Randhir Singh, Jagirdar of Bharatgarh 1885/1920,
        married and had issue. He died 1920.

        • Sardar Surat Singh, Jagirdar of Bharatgarh 1920/1955,
          married and had issue. He died 1955.

          • Sardar Sudershan
            Singh, Jagirdar of Bharatgarh 1955/-
    • Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, married and had issue.
      • Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, married the
        Raja of Faridkot, and had issue.
  • Sardar BISHAN SINGH,
    Jagirdar
    of Kandhola, married and had
    issue. He died 1879.

    • Sardar Harbans Singh (qv)
    • Sardarni Khushalpal Kaur, married (as his first wife)
      1886,
      Sardar Bahadur Sir Sundar Singh Majithia,
      and had issue. She died 1887.
  • Sardar HARBANS SINGH,
    Jagirdar
    of Kandhola, married and had
    issue. He died 1902.

    • Sardar Bhagwan Singh (qv)
  • Sardar BHAGWAN SINGH,
    Jagirdar
    of Kandhola, married and had
    issue. He died 1935.

    • Sardar Atamainder Singh (qv)
  • Sardar ATAMAINDER SINGH,
    Jagirdar
    of Kandhola, married and had
    issue. He died 1962.

    • Sardar Gurjitinder Singh Virk (qv)
    • Sardar Hardeepinder Singh Virk
      • Kanwar Gurinder Singh Virk, born 1980.
      • Kanwar Dalip Singh Virk, born 1983.
    • Sardar Baleshwar Singh Virk
      • Kanwar Akum Singh Virk, born 1999.
  • Sardar GURJITINDER SINGH,
    Jagirdar
    of Kandhola (see above)

 

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