NAWANAGAR

The Jadeja Dynasty

GENEALOGY

1540 - 1562 Jam Shri Rawalji Lakhoji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Cutch and Nawanagar, elder son of Jam Lakhoji, of Terabanu in Cutch, educ. privately. Killed his kinsman, Jam Shri Hamirji of Cutch, in retribution for the murder of his own father, expelled his sons and assumed control of that state in 1537. Fled when confronted by a large Mughal army dispatched by the Emperor Humayun, in support of Hamirji's sons, 1538. Invaded Surat, together with his relatives and a retinue of nobles from Cutch. Did battle with a number of local tribes and castes, conquering the Jodiya and Amran parganahs from the Dedas, Dhrol from the Chavadas, Nagnath Bandar from the Jethwas, and Khambhalia from the Wadhelas. Founded the new state of Nawanagar and laid the foundations for his capital in August 1540. m. several wives, including (first) a lady of the Soda Rajput clan, the mother of all his sons. He d. at Jamnagar, 1562, having had issue, including four sons:
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1562 - 1569  Jam Shri Vibhaji Rawalji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, second son of Jam Shri Rawalji Lakhoji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, educ. privately. Seized the palace and mounted the gadi while the funeral rites for his dead father were being performed by his nephew, 1562. He d. seven years and three months later, having had issue, four sons:
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1569 - 1593  Jam Shri Satalji [Satra Sal] Vibhaji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, eldest son of Jam Shri Vibhaji Rawalji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, educ. privately. Appointed as Heir Apparent by his father, before his death. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1569. Extended his domains over several parts of Gujarat. Granted the right to mint coins (koris) by Sultan Muzafar Shah III, of Gujarat. Escaped to the Barda Hills, together with his grandson, after the battle of Bhuchar Mori, March 1593. Lived as an outlaw, making raids against the Mughal forces and their allies. Returned to Jamnagar to install his grandson on the throne, but then assumed ruling powers on his behalf. He d. at Jamnagar, 1608, having had issue, three sons:
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1593 - 160x interregnum, Nawanagar governed by Mughal governors.
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160x-1618 &1625-1645 Jam Shri Lakhaji I Ajaji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar (first time) - see below.
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1618 - 1625  Jam Shri Jasoji Sataji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, second son of  Jam Shri Satalji [Satra Sal] Vibhaji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, educ. privately. Captured by the Mughals and sent to Delhi as a hostage in March 1593. Later allowed to return to his family. Succeeded on the death of his father as Regent for his young nephew, 1608. Deposed his charge and ascended the gadi, 1618. Entered into treaty relations with Emperor Jahangir. Never popular with his subjects, who contunued to regard his nephew as the legitimate ruler. m. Jhaladap Rani Shri Lakhamjiba Kunverba Sahiba (d. by sati, at Jamnagar, 1624), daughter of Shri Shaktimant Jhaladipati Mahamandleshwar Maharana Sriraj Raisinhji Mansinhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharana Raj Sahib of Halvad. He was k. (s.p.) at Jamnagar (poisoned by his Halvad wife, 1625.
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160x-1618 &1625-1645 Jam Shri Lakhaji I Ajaji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, elder son of Kumar Shri Ajaji Sataji Jadeja, educ. privately. Became Heir Apparent on the death of his father, 29th March 1593. Escaped to the Barda Hills with his grandfather, following the battle of Bhuchar Mori. Lived as an outlaw, making raids against the Mughal forces and their allies. Pardoned through the intervention of his brother, Vibhaji, a hostage at the Imperial Court. Granted Nawanagar by firman issued by Emperor Akbar. Installed on the gadi by his grandfather, who assumed ruling powers in his stead. Reigned under the regency of his paternal uncle, Jasoji, until deposed by him in 1618. Succeeded as undisputed ruler after his murder in 1624. m. a daughter of Shri Shaktimant Jhaladipati Mahamandleshwar Maharana Sriraj Chandrasinghji [Chandra Sen] Raisinhji Sahib, Maharana Raj Sahib of Halvad. He d. at Jamnagar, 1645 (succ. by his uncle), having had issue, including seven sons:
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1645 - 1661 Jam Shri Vibhaji Sataji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, youngest son of Jam Shri Satarsal [Sataji] Vibhaji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his nephew, 1645. Taken as a hostage to Delhi where he was brought up by Emperor Akbar's Soda Begum. He d. 1661, having had issue, two sons:
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1661   Jam Shri Ranmalji Lakhaji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, eldest son of Jam Shri Lakhaji I Ajaji Sahib, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his paternal uncle, 1661. m. several wives, including a Rathor Rani from the house of Idar, sister of Gowardhan. He d.s.p. from small-pox, at Jamnagar, 1661.
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1661   Jam Shri Satoji Jadeja, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar (first time) - see below.
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