Information

Dynasty

Raghuvanshi

State

Madhya Pradesh

Agency

Central India Agency

Accession

1st January 1950

Area

565 Square Kilometers km²

Population

17,283 (1892)

Privy Purse

INR 14,500

Hindi Name

बरौंधा

Last Updated

5th Jan, 2016

History

Founded before 1549. Baraundha (or Pathar Kachhar) was a petty sanad state of about 218 square miles. Formerly it was much larger, comprising most of the present Banda district of U.P., the family having held the country for at least 400 years. The name Pathar Kachhar was derived from its position on the skirts of the Vindhayas. The ruling family claimed to be an old one and to belong to the Raghuvansi clan of the solar division of Rajputs. The original seat of the family was in Rasin in Banda district, originally called Raja Vasini, where there are many old remains. The early history is, however, very obscure. During Bundela supremacy, the state appears to have been held on a sanad from Hirdeshah of Panna. On the accession of British to paramount power, Raja Mokhamsingh was recognised and confirmed in his territory by a sanad granted in 1807. In 1893, the Raja Bahadur was allowed to maintain a military force of 15 cavalry, 75 infantry and 6 guns.
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Genealogy

  • Raja PRITHVI SINGH, Raja of Marpha in Banda Dist., the original seat of the dynasty, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Mokham Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Anant Singh, Thakur of Shiamau.
    • Kunwar Kurudutt Singh, Thakur of Kuluwan, married and had issue.
      • generations
        • Kunwar Ram Pratap Singh, he was adopted by Raja Gaya Prasad Singh, and succeeded him as Raja Ram Pratap Singh of Baraundha (see below)
    • Kunwar Sarnet Singh, Thakur of Bhagwantpur, married and had issue.
      • Kunwar Sarabjit Singh, he was adopted by his uncle, Thakur Mokham Singh, and succeeded him as Thakur Sarabjit Singh of Baraundha (see below).
  • Thakur MOKHAM SINGH [Mohan Singh], Thakur of Baraundha 1790/1827, he obtained a sanad from the British Government in 1807, he adopted his nephew, Kunwar Sarabjit Singh, as his successor. He died sp on 4th January 1827.
    • (A) Thakur Sarabjit Singh (qv)
  • Thakur SARABJIT SINGH, Thakur of Paturkuchar 1827/1867, married and had issue, two sons.
    • Thakur Dharampal Singh (qv)
    • Raja Bahadur Thakur Raghubir Dayal Singh (qv)
  • Thakur DHARAMPAL SINGH, Thakur of Paturkuchar 1867/1870, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Chhatrapal Singh (qv)
  • Thakur CHHATARPAL SINGH, Thakur of Baraundha 1870/1874, died sp in 1874.
  • Raja Bahadur Thakur RAGHUBIR DAYAL SINGH, Thakur of Baraundha 1874/1886, born , he ruled partly at Paturkuchar and partly at Baraundha, he was granted the title of Raja Bahadur on the occasion of the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi on 1st January 1877, as a personal distinction, he adopted Kunwar Pratap Singh, a distant relative as his successor. He died sp in 1886.
    • (A) Raja Bahadur Thakur Pratap Singh (qv)
  • Raja Bahadur Thakur PRATAP SINGH, Thakur of Baraundha 1886/1930, born , succeeded to the gadi on 18th August 1886, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rajkumar Raghuvansh Pratap Singh, overlooked in the succession because of his part in the resistance movement.
    • Raja Gaya Prasad Singh (qv)
  • Raja GAYA PRASAD SINGH, Raja of Baraundha 1930/1933, born , he adopted Kunwar Ram Pratap Singh, a descendant of Kunwar Kurudutt Singh of Kuluwan. He died sp in 1933.
    • (A) Raja Ram Pratap Singh (qv)
  • Raja RAM PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Baraundha 1933/aft 1970, he succeeded by adoption in 1933, married and had issue.
    • Rajkumar Anand Pratap Singh, styled as Heir Apparent in 1935
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