PORBANDAR

GENEALOGY

1120 - 1150 Rana Shri Sanghji, fourteenth in descent from Jethwa. Defeated a large Vaghela army and assumed the hereditary title of Rana.m. a daughter of the Vaghela.
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1150 - 1155 Rana Shri Ranoji I Jethwa, Rana of Morvi.
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1155 - 1170 Rana Shri Nagji I Jethwa, Rana of Morvi.
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1170 - 1172 Rana Shri Bharmalji Jethwa, Rana of Morvi.
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1172 - 1179 Rana Shri Bhanji I Jethwa, Rana of Morvi.
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1179 - 1190 Rana Shri Meji Jethwa, Rana of Morvi.
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1190 - 1193 Rana Shri Nagji II Jethwa, Rana of Morvi.
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1193 - 1220 Rana Shri Vikioji Jethwa, Rana of Morvi. Expelled from Morvi.
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1220    Rana Shri Shiyaji, Rana of Ghumli. Transferred the capital from Shrinagar to Ghumli.
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1220 - 1245 Rana Shri Wajsiji Jethwa, Rana of Ghumli.
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1245 - 1270 Rana Shri Bhojrajji Jethwa, Rana of Ghumli.
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1270 - 1291 Rana Shri Ramdeji Jethwa, Rana of Ghumli.
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1291 - 1302 Rana Shri Ranoji II Jethwa, Rana of Ghumli.
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1302 - 1307 Rana Shri Nagji III Jethwa, Rana of Ghumli.
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1307 - 1360 Rana Shri Bhanji Jethwa, Rana of Ranpur. Fled from Ghumli after his defeat at the hands of the Sindis, 1313. Established his capital at Ranpur. He d. at Ranpur, 1360.
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1360 - 1392 Rana Shri Jasdhulji Jethwa, Rana of Ranpur.
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1392 - 1420 Rana Shri Ranoji III Jethwa, Rana of Ranpur.
 
1420 - 1461 Rana Shri Sanghji Jethwa, Rana of Ranpur.
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1461 - 1492 Rana Shri Ranoji Jethwa, Rana of Ranpur.
 
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1525 - 1550 Rana Shri Khimoji Jethwa, Rana of Ranpur. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 1525. m. a daughter of Jam Shri Vibhaji Rawalji Sahib, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar. He d. at Ranpur, 1550, having had issue:
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1550 - 1574 Rana Shri Ramdevji IV Khimoji Jethwa, Rana of Ranpur. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1550. He was k. by his uncle, the Jam Sahib, at Jamnagar, 1574, having had issue, a son:
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1574  Rana Shri Bhanji Ramdevji Jethwa, Rana of Ranpur, son of Rana Shri Ramdevji IV Khimoji Jethwa, Rana of Ranpur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1574. Hed. 1574, having had issue, three sons:
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1574 - 1626 Rana Shri Khimoji II Bhanji Jethwa, Rana of Chhaya, elder son of Rana Shri Bhanji Ramdevji Jethwa, Rana of Ranpur, educ. privately. Expelled from Ranpur. Founded the state of Chhaya, after his expulsion from Ranpur. He d. at the Darbargadh, Chhaya, 1626, having had issue, two sons:
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1626 - 1671 Rana Shri Vikmatji II Khimoji Jethwa, Rana of Chhaya, elder son of Rana Shri Khimoji I Bhanji Jethwa, Rana of Chhaya, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1626. Took possession of Porbandar from the Moguls and built a fortress there. He d. at Porbandar, 1671, having had issue, one son:
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1671 - 1699 Rana Shri Sartanji Vikmatji Jethwa, Rana of Chhaya, only son of Rana Shri Vikmatji II Khimoji Jethwa, Rana of Chhaya, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1671. Hed. at the Darbargarh, Chhaya, 1699, having had issue, four sons:
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1699 - 1709 Maharaja Rana Shri Bhanji Sartanji Sahib, Rana Sahib of Chhaya. b. at the Darbargadh, Chhaya, eldest son of Rana Shri Sartanji Vikmatji Jethwa, Rana of Chhaya, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1699. m. several wives. He d. at the Darbargadh, Chhaya, 1709, having had issue, one son:
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1709 - 1728 Maharaja Rana Shri Khimoji III Bhanji Sahib, Rana Sahib of Chhaya. b. at the Darbargadh, Chhaya, only son of Maharaja Rana Shri Bhanji Sartanji Sahib, Rana Sahib of Chhaya, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1709. Attacked by Mughal forces under the Viceroy of Gujarat and forced to flee from Chhaya to Porbandar in 1727. Allowed to return on agreeing to pay tribute amounting to Rs 40,000 p.a. He d. 1728, having had issue two sons:
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1728 - 1757 H.H. Maharaja Rana Shri Vikmatji III Khimoji Sahib, Rana Sahib of Chhaya. b. at the Darbargadh, Chhaya, elder son of Maharaja Rana Shri Khimoji III Bhanji Sahib, Rana Sahib of Chhaya, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1728. m. (first) H.H. Rani Bai Dhana Kunverba Sahiba. He d. at the Darbargadh, Porbandar, 1757, having had issue, one son:
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1757 - 1813 H.H. Maharaja Rana Shri Sartanji II Vikmatji Sahib, Rana Sahib of Porbandar. b. at Porbandar, only son of H.H. Maharaja Rana Shri Vikmatji III Khimoji Sahib, Rana Sahib of Chhaya, by his first wife, H.H. Rani Bai Dhana Kunverba Sahiba, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1757. Ascended the gadi, at the Darbargarh, Chhaya. He permanently relocated his capital from Chhaya to Porbandar in 1785. Removed from the day to day administration of state affairs, by his eldest son, in 1804. A poet, scholar and man of letters and an excellent shot who could shoot blindfolded, guided by the sound of his prey alone. m. (first) H.H. Rani Bai Dhana Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of the Thakore Sahib of Beraja (Nagar). m. (second) H.H. Rani Ba Shri Ambaji Kunverba Sahiba, second daughter of H.H. Shri Shaktimant Jhaladap Mahamandleshwar Maharana Shri Raj Gajsinhji alias Bhabhoji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja Raj Sahib of Halvad (Dhrangadhra). m. (third) H.H. Rani Ba Shri Phuliba Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of a Waghela of Vetia. m. (fourth) H.H. Rani Ba Shri Bonjiba Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Shri Wajesinhji Raisinhji Sahib Jhala, of Chuda. m. (fifth) H.H. Rani Ba Shri Raizadi Hakuba Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of (Sangliji) Raizada of Chorwad. m. (sixth) H.H. Rani Ba Shri Bonjiba (II) Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Maharaja Raol Shri Akherajji II Bhavsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Bhavnagar. m. (seventh) H.H. Rani Ba Shri Sonba Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Girassia of Hadiana. m. (eighth) H.H. Rani Ba Shri Dev Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Meherban Dostan Thakore Shri Sagramji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Kotda Sangani. He d. at the Grishmabhavan, Porbandar, 22nd April 1813, having had issue four sons:
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1813 - 1831 H.H. Maharaja Rana Shri Khimojiraj Haloji Sahib, Rana Sahib of Porbandar. b. at the Darbargadh, Porbandar,, as Kumar Shri Prithiraj Sahib, eldest son of Kumar Shri Haloji Sartanji, Sahib, Regent of Porbandar, educ. privately. Received Khirasra as his jagir from his father. Rebelled against him and seized the former capital of Chhaya, but submitted to his authority, December 1809. Resumed control of Chhaya in June 1810, but was removed by a British force and the fort reduced on 13th April 1811. Two days later he surrendered Khirasra to his father and was later reconciled to him. Succeeded on the death of his grand father, 22nd April 1813. Ascended the gadi, at the Darbargadh, Porbandar, 30th June 1813. m. (first) H.H. Rani Ba Shri Naniba Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Wala Shri Bawoji, of Dhank. m.(second) H.H. Rani Ba Shri Rupaliba Kunverba Sahiba (d. at the Darbargadh, Porbandar, 1841), Regent for her son from 20th June 1831 until her death, daughter of Thakore Shri Hathisinhji Gajsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Chuda. m. (third) H.H. Rani Ba Shri Jijiba Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Gohel Shri Atabhai Sahib, of Dihor. He d. at the Darbargadh, Porbandar, 20th June 1831, having had issue, an only son:
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