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GENEALOGY

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1755 - 1763 H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Sujanji Singh [Suraj Mal] Bahadur, Maharaja of Bharatpur. b. 1707, son of Thakur Rup Singh, by his wife, the 'Deoki' Rani, later the wife of his paternal uncle, H.H. Braj-raj Raja Sri Mahendra Badan Singh Bahadur Jang, Raja of Deeg, educ privately. Adopted by his paternal uncle and step-father, after the latter married the 'Deoki Rani. Associated with his stepfather in the administration of the state and in command of the Jat armies. Conquered the fort at Bharatpur, and established his capital there in 1733. Commanded his armies on Imperial service against the Rohillas and was granted the titles of Kanwar Bahadur and Brijendra in recognition of his services, 1750. Succeeded on the death of his stepfather, 21st May 1755. Ascended the gadi at Deeg, 22nd May 1755, when he adopted the hereditary title of Maharaja. He fought many campaigns against the Mahrattas as well as the Imperial forces, including the famous battle of Panipat, 7th January 1761. Conquered or seized a large number of forts and cities at various times including Agra, Aligarh, Delhi, Dholpur, Khumber, Mainpuri, and Rohtak. m. fourteen wives including (a) H.H. Maharani Sri Hansa Devi, daughter of Chaudhuri Rati Ram, Zamindar of Salimpur Kalan. m. (b) H.H. Maharani Sri Kishori Devi (d.s.p. at Deeg after 1778), daughter of Chaudhuri Kashi Ram, of Hodal. m. (c) H.H. Maharani Sri Ganga Devi, a lady of the Gourha caste. m. (d) H.H. Maharani Sri Kavaria Devi, a lady of the Malini caste. m. (e) H.H. Maharani Sri Khet Kumari, a lady of the Jat tribe. m. (f) H.H. Maharani Sri Laxmi Devi. m. (g) H.H. Maharani Sri Mohini Devi, and seven other ladies. He d. from wounds received in battle against the Rohillas, near Delhi, 25th December 1763, having had issue, five sons:
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1763 - 1768 H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Jawahar Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Bharatpur. b. at Deeg, eldest son of H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Sujanji Singh [Suraj Mal] Bahadur, Maharaja of Bharatpur, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Sri Ganga Devi, educ. privately. Commander of the Jat armies in the campaigns of his father. Rebelled against his father in 1756 but was easily pacified. Succeeded on the death of his father, 25th December 1763. Ascended the gadi at the Gopal Bhavan, Deeg, 1st January 1764, after having successfully defeated his rebellious brother Rao Raja Nahar Singh. Invaded the Imperial territories and sacked Delhi in 1764 with the help of his Sikh allies, as retaliation for the killing of his father, Suraj Mal. Greatly extended the Jat territories, which stretched from as far as Agra, to within a few hundred yards of the Imperial capital itself. He d.s.p. (assassinated by one of his most trusted soldiers) at Agra Fort, 27th August 1768 (succ. by his younger brother).
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1768 - 1769 H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Ratan Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Bharatpur. b. at Deeg, third son of H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Sujanji Singh [Suraj Mal] Bahadur, Maharaja of Bharatpur, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Sri Ganga Devi, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder full brother, 27th August 1768. Ascended the gadi at Deeg, 28th August 1768. m. several wives. He was k. at Brindaban, by Rupa Goshain for seducing his daughter, 11th April 1769, having had issue, an only son.
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1769 - 1778 H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Keshri Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Bharatpur. b. at Deeg, September 1766, only son of H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Ratan Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Bharatpur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 11th April 1769. Ascended the gadi at the Gopal Bhavan, Deeg, 12th April 1769 and reigned under the Regency of his uncles. He d.s.p. of smallpox, at Deeg 28th March 1778 (succ. by his uncle).
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1778 - 1805 H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Ranjit Singhji Bahadur, Farzand Jang Bahadur, Maharaja of Bharatpur. b. at Deeg, youngest son of H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Sujanji Singh [Suraj Mal] Bahadur, Maharaja of Bharatpur, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Sri Khet Kumari, educ. privately. Succeeded his elder brother as Regent for his infant nephew, 11th August 1775. Granted the title of Farzand Jang Bahadur, 24th January 1778. Succeeded on the death of his nephew, 28th March 1778 and ascended the gadi at the Gopal Bhavan, Deeg, 29th March 1778. Signed a treaty of alliance with the HEIC, 29th September 1803 and fought against the Mahrattas with General Lord Lake. Having later sided with the Mahrattas against the British, Lord Lake laid siege to the Fort of Bharatpur for several months. The siege proving fruitless for both sides, a new treaty of protection was signed, 17th April 1805. He d. at Govardhan, 6th December 1805, having had issue, four sons:
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1805 - 1823 H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Randhir Singhji Bahadur, Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur. b. at Deeg, eldest son of H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Ranjit Singhji Bahadur, Farzand Jang Bahadur, Maharaja of Bharatpur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 6th December 1805. Ascended the gadi at the Gopal Bhavan, Deeg, 7th December 1805. m. several wives, including (first) H.H. Maharani Sri Lakshmi Kaur Sahiba (d. at Brindaban, ca. 1824). He d.s.p. at the Fort, Bharatpur, 7th October 1823 (succ. by his younger brother).
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1823 - 1825 H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Baldeo Singhji Bahadur, Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur. b. at the Fort, Bharatpur, second son of H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Ranjit Singhji Bahadur, Farzand Jang Bahadur, Maharaja of Bharatpur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 7th October 1823. Ascended the gadi, at the Gopal Bhavan, Deeg, 8th October 1823. m. (first) H.H. Maharani Sri Zulkarin Sahiba Amrit Kaurji Sahiba. m. (second) H.H. Maharani Sri Maji Sahiba Gangawaue Miraj Kaurji Sahiba, Regent for her infant son, 19th January 1826 to 1835. m. (third) H.H. Maharani Sri Imrud Kaurji Sahiba (same as Amrit Kaur?) (d. at Bharatpur, 11th June 1836). He d. at Jawahar Bagh, Bharatpur, 26th February 1825, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
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1825 - 1853 H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Balwant Singhji Bahadur, Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur. b. at Jawahar Bagh, Bharatpur, 5th February 1820, only son of H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Baldeo Singhji Bahadur, Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Sri Maji Sahiba Gangawaue Miraj Kaurji Sahiba, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 26th February 1825. Seized and imprisoned in the Fort at Bharatpur 28th March 1825, by his cousin Rao Durjan Sal. The HEIC armies laid siege to the Fort and freed the infant Maharaja, 19th January 1826. Installed on the gadi, 5th February 1826. Reigned under the Regency of his mother until her deposition and then under a Council of Superintendence until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 1835. m. (first) 1827, H.H. Maharani Sri ůSahiba (d. at Deeg 1883), a lady from Picchore, in Gwalior state. m. (second) at Deeg, 22nd February 1850, H.H. Maharani Sri Maji Sahiba. He d. at Bharatpur, 21st March 1853, having had issue, an only son:
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