Chaudhuri Sukchain, of Balanwali and Badrukhan. b. at Phul, 1683, younger son of Chaudhuri Tiloka Singh Phulka [Tilok Chand]. m. before 1737, Agan Kaur, daughter of Chuhar Singh, a Bhuller Jat from Mandi. He d. at Phul, 1758, having had issue, three sons:
1) Sardar Alam Singh, of Balanwali. A brave soldier who fought against the Imperial troops, and secured a great territory after the conquest of Sirhind in 1763. m. (first) a lady from the Gill clan of Gholia Chubara. m. (second) a lady from the Man clan of Maur Saboki. m. (third) Malan Kaur (m. second, ca. 1764, her youngest brother-in-law, Sardar Bulaki Singh - see below), daughter of a Dhaliwal zamindar. He d. after a fall from his horse, 1764.
2) Raja Gajpat Singh, Raja of Jind (s/o Agan Kaur) - see below.
3) Sardar Bulaki Singh, of Dialpura. m. (first) at Kot Kapura, Taran Kaur, from the Nehre Sandaun family. m. (second), ca. 1764, Malan Kaur, widow of his elder brother, Sardar Alam Singh, of Balanwali. He d. at Dialpura, 1785, having had issue, two sons:
a) Sardar Mirza Singh, of Dialpura (s/o Taran). He left issue: Ancestor of the Mirza-ka-Dialpuria family ->
b) Mian Jitu Singh (s/o Malan).
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1763 - 1789 Raja Sri Gajpat Singh, Raja of Jind. b. at Phul, 15th April 1738, second son of Sukchain, by his wife, Agan Kaur, educ. privately. Captured and taken hostage by Imperial troops in 1743, and taken to Delhi as a hostage, with his mother. Succeeded his father, to his Badrukhan estates, 1751. Succeeded his elder brother in his Balanwali estate 1764. He seized a large tract of country including Safidon, Panipat, Karnal and Jind from the Afghans in 1765. Fell into arrears in his revenue remittances, and imprisoned in Delhi 1767-1770. Discharged his debt of Rs 3 lakhs and granted the hereditary title of Raja,from the Emperor Shah 'Alam II, 31st January 1772. Erected the fort at Jind in 1775, establishing his capital there in the following year. m. (first) before 1751, Rani Sri Gajpat Kaur Sahiba [Mansahia Rani Sahib], daughter of Kishan Singh Mansahia. m. (second) 1764, a widow of his brother, Sardar Alam Singh, of Balanwali. He d. at Sufidan, 11th November 1789, having had issue, five sons and two daughters:
1) Tikka Sri Mahar Singh Sahib. b. at Sufidan, 1760 (s/o Gajpat Kaur), educ. privately. A hostage for his father in Delhi 1770, until his father repaid Rs 3 lakhs outstanding in 1772. He d.v.p. 1780, having had issue, one son:
a) Sardar Hari Singh, of Sufidan. b. 1773, educ. privately. m. Sardarni Diya Kaur, of Khanna. He d. from a fall from the roof of his house, at Sufidan, 1791, having had issue, a daughter:
i) Sardarni Bibi Chand Kaur. Recognised as ruler of Thanesar in succession to her mother-in-law, 1844. m. Sardar Fateh Singh, of Thanesar (d. 1819), son of Sardar Bhanga Singh, of Thanesar, by his wife Sardarni Mai Jian Kaur. She d. at Thanesar, 1850.
2) Raja Sri Bagh Singh Sahib, Raja of Jind (s/o Gajpat Kaur) - see below.
3) Rajkumar Sri Bhup Singh Sahib. b. at Sufidan, 1771 (s/o Gajpat Kaur), educ. privately. Granted Badrukhan, Baman Bade, and Bazidpur as his hereditary jagirs in 1789. He d. at Badrukhan, 1815, having had issue, two sons:
a) Sardar Karam Singh, of Bazidpur. Wrested control over Badrukhan from his father, but surrendered it in return for Mohammadpur. Unhappy with this settlement, he then seized Bazidput until evicted by force. Fled to Lahore where he entered the service of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Succeeded to Bazidpur under the terms of his father's will in 1815. He d. at Bazidpur, 1818, having had issue, one son: Copyrightę Christopher Buyers
i) Sardar Sarup Singh, of Bazidpur, who succeeded as H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja Sri Sir Swarup Singh Bahadur, Raja of Jind - see below.
b) Sardar Basawa Singh, of Badrukhan and Baman Bade. b. 1794, educ. privately. Succeeded to Badrukhan under the terms of his father's will in 1815. He d. at Badrukhan, 1830, having had issue, two sons:
i) Sardar Sukha Singh, of Badrukhan. b. 1813, educ. privately. He d. 1852, having had issue, two sons:
(1) Kunwar Harnam Singh. b. 1840. He d. 1856.
(2) Sardar Hira Singh, who succeeded as Colonel H.H. Farzand-i-Arjumand, Aqidat-Paiwand-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Barar Bans Sarmur, Raja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Shri Sir Hira Singh Malvendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Nabha, GCSI, GCIE - see India (Nabha).
ii) Sardar Bhagwan Singh, of Badrukhan. b. 1815. He d. 1852, having had issue, three sons:
(1) Sardar Diwan Singh, of Badrukhan. b. 1841. He had issue, two sons:
(a) Kunwar Har Narayan Singh. b. 1860. He d. 1900.
(b) Sardar Shamsher Singh, of Badrukhan. b. 1871. He d. 22nd July 1903, having had issue, three sons:
(i) Amir ul-Umara, Rais-i-Azam, Sardar Fateh Singh, of Badrukhan. b. 1896, educ. Aitchison Coll., Lahore.
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(iii) A son b. 1900.
(i) H.H. Badrukhanwala Maharani Devi Sahiba. b. 15th January 1893. m. April 1911, Colonel H.H. Rais ud-Daula, Sipahdar ul-Mulk, Saramad Rajha-i-Hind, Maharajadhiraja Shri Sawai Maharaj Rana Sir Udai Bhan Lokindra Bahadur, Diler Jang Jai Deo, Maharaj Rana of Dholpur, GCIE, KCSI, KCVO (b. 12th February 1893; d. at Dholpur, 22nd October 1954), younger son of Major H.H. Rais ud-Daula, Sipahdar ul-Mulk, Saramad-i-Rajhai-i-Hind, Maharajadhiraja Sri Sawai Maharaj Rana Nihal Singh, Lokindra Bahadur, Diler Jang, Jai Deo, Maharaj Rana of Dholpur, CB, by his first wife, the second daughter of Shahzada Shahdeo Singh Bahadur, of Pandriganeshpur, in Oudh, of the house of Maharaja Ranjit Singh of the Punjab.She had issue, an only daughter - see India (Dholpur).
(2) Kunwar Sher Singh. b. 1844. He d. 1882.
(3) Kunwar Chatra Singh. b. 1847. He d. 1861.
3) Rajkumar Sri Dal Singh Sahib.
1) Rajkumari Bibiji Raj Kaur Sahiba [Sardarni Mai Malwain Sahib] (d/o Gajpat Kaur). m. at Badrukhan Fort, 1774, Sardar Mahan Singh Sukerchukia (b. 1765; d. 1792), eldest son of Sardar Charhat Singh Sukerchukia, by his wife, Sardarni Desan Kaur, daughter of Amir Singh. She d. at Badrukhan, having had issue, and only son - see India Pensioners (Punjab).
2) Rajkumari Bibiji Bagama Kaur Sahiba. b. after 1765 (d/o the second wife).
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