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The Sisodia Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1807 - 1857 Namdar Shrimant Maha Mandaleshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharana Shri Vijayadevji I Dharma Dev Rana Raja, Raja of Dharampur, only son of Namdar Shrimant Maha Mandaleshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharana Shri Rupdevji Dharma Dev Rana Raja, Raja of Dharampur, by his wife, Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Ba Shri Guman Bai Kunverbapa Sahiba, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1807. Ascended the gadi at the Durbargadh, Dharampur. Reigned under the regency of his paternal grandmother, until he came of age and assumed full ruling powers. A profligate spender, he mortgaged the state revenue many years in advance of collection until all hope of his creditors in recovering their monies disappeared. This lead to a severe crisis, state employees went unpaid, prompting one desperate jamadar to make an attempt on his life. The Bombay government then appointed an administrative officer to improve the collection of revenue and customs duties, during which many improvements were achieved. Compulsory vaccination was introduced in 1854, the first modern schools opened in 1857, record keeping and the administration of justice placed on a regular footing. He d. at the Durbargadh, Dharampur. 1857, having had issue, one son:
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1857 - 1860 Namdar Shrimant Maha Mandaleshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharana Shri Ramdevji III Dharma Dev Rana Raja, Raja of Dharampur, only son of Namdar Shrimant Maha Mandaleshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharana Shri Vijayadevji I Dharma Dev Rana Raja, Raja of Dharampur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1857. Ascended the gadi at the Durbargadh, Dharampur. He assisted the British during the Indian Mutiny by guarding some of the strategic points in the eastern hills. m. a daughter of Maharaol Shri Gumansinhji Sahib, Raja of Chhota Udepur. He d. at the Durbargadh, Dharampur, 20th January 1860, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
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1860 - 1891 H.H. Namdar Shrimant Maha Mandaleshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharana Shri Narandevji II Dharma Dev Rana Raja, Raja of Dharampur. b. at the Durbargadh, Dharampur, 3rd September 1840, son of Namdar Shrimant Maha Mandaleshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharana Shri Ramdevji III Dharma Dev Rana Raja, Raja of Dharampur, by his wife, a daughter of Maharaol Shri Gumansinhji Sahib, Raja of Chhota Udepur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father and ascended the gadi at the Durbargadh, Dharampur, 20th January 1860. Granted a sanad of adoption, March 1862. Granted a standard and the hereditary salute of 9-guns by the Quen-Empress Victoria, 1st January 1877. Granted a personal salute of 11-guns in 1890. He completely overhauled the land revenue, administration, police and judicial systems of the state; reformed the forest administration; constructed the first modern hospital and dispensary, jail and an Anglo-Vernacular school. Rcvd: Prince of Wales's (1875) and KIH (1877) gold medals. m. (first) H.H. Akhand Soubhagyavati Vansadia Rani Sahiba (d. at Dharampur, 1864), daughter of the Vansadia Thakore of Nikora. m. (second) H.H. Akhand Soubhagyavati Namdar Shrimant Maharani Baiji Shri Gulab Kunverba Sahib [Chhasatia Rani Sahib] (b. 1843; d. at Dharampur, 20th May 1914), daughter of Sardar Bhagubava Sahib, of Dharampur. m. (thirdly) H.H. Akhand Soubhagyavati Namdar Shrimant Maharani Baiji Shri Sahib Kunverba Sahib [Chhaliar Rani Sahib] (b. 1853), daughter of Thakore Shri Ray Singhji of Chhaliar, in Rewa Kantha. m. (fourth) H.H. Akhand Soubhagyavati Namdar Shrimant Maharani Baiji Shri Nawa Kunverba Sahib [Chavadia Rani Sahib] (d. at the Raj Mahal, Dharampur, 29th April 1893), daughter of the Chavada Thakore of Manekpur. He d. after a short illness, at the Raj Mahal, Dharampur, 7th August 1891, having had issue five sons and six daughters:
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