Naugaja

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Dynasty

Bhindar

Jagir

Naugaja

Hindi Name

नौगजा

History

The family goes back to one Firoz, a Tomar Jats of Dehli, who, eleven generations ago, wandered to the Panjab, and settled at Mauza Khokhowal in Amritsar.He amalgamated with the Different Jats of the neighbourhood, and, sinking his origin, became gradually recognised as a Bhindar Jat. He and his connections by marriage came to own nineteen villages around Khokhowal. Firoz acquired jagir rights in three villages of Gurdaspur from the Emperor Akbar,which were continued to his offspring for eight generations.The next remarkable man in the family was Ram Singh, surnamed Dharvi the robber, who joined with another freebooter Bhagel Singh in seizing ten villages in the Jalandhar, Gurdaspur and Amritsar districts,in some of which their representatives still have rights.In this manner Ram Singh, who had joined the Karorasinghia Misl in 1759, found himself possessed of lands yielding him Rs. 1 5,000 per annum. His son, Sardar Mahtab Singh, was a Commandant in the army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, at the head of two hundred horsemen, of which seven were maintained by himself as acharge on his jagir. He took part in most of the campaigns of his day and acquired more land, which he lost in squabbling over the produce with his brothers.He made over the patrimony to his four sons while still a young man. Singh and Dava Singh took the village of Vila, in the Batala Tahsil of the Gurdaspur district. Its revenue Was resumed by Government on their death. Sardar Amar Singh,now at the head of the family, received over the Jalandhar villages of Naugaja, where he resides, Isapur, Mokhe and Mor. The revenue (Rs. 2,700) was released to him on lifetenure, charged with a deduction of Rs. 1,6yo in lieu of service. The jagirdar has further benefited to the extent of Rs. 370 under the operation of the recent settlement, in whichthe demand was enhanced in all four villages. Sardar Amar Singh also owns a fourth share of six hundred ghumaos in the village of Vila, being the land held up by Mahtab Singh for his own maintenance. Sadar Amar Singh’s nephew Narain Singh is the Lambardar of Vila Bhaju, in the Batala Tahsil of the Gurdaspur district. His son Wariam Singh is a Police Inspector,lately employed on special duty in attendance on His Excellency the Viceroy. His grandfather, Sardar Dava Singh, was for many years a Deputy Inspector of Police in Amritsar.The family has considerable local influence, and its members are allied by marriage with many of the leading people in Jalandhar and the Manjha.

Genealogy

  • Sardar Mahtab Singh (d.1858)
    • Dava Singh ( d.1844)
      • Narain Singh ( b.1828)
        • Wariam Singh ( b.1862)
      • Sarain Singh ( d.1878)
        • Sant Singh ( b.1858)
    • Sewa Singh ( d.1880)
      • Thakur Singh ( d.1876)
        • Partab Singh ( b.1870)
    • Amar Singh ( d.1828)
    • Harnam Singh ( d. 1831)
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