Jagadhari & Dhayalgarh





Jagadhari & Dhayalgarh

Hindi Name

जगाधरी और दयालगढ़

Time Period



Sardar Rai Singh and his brother Bhag Singh set out in 1760 from their home near Kasur to seek their fortune below the Satluj. They were Sandhu Jat ; and in their company was the celebrated Nanu Singh, also a warrior bold. Their adventure proved successful, and in a few years they found themselves masters of the Jagadhri country, and built themselves a fort near Buria, which they named Dayal- garh, and made their head-quarters. Ultimately the brothers divided their property, Nanu Singh having been slain; the Dayalgarh and Jagadhri estates, containing eighty-four villages, falling to the share of Sardar Rai Singh. He died in 1805, leaving the Chiefship to his nephew Bhagwan Singh, who himself died seven years after without surviving issue.

He was the last Sardar of Jagadhri. His widows fought over the property, and it was divided equally between them by the British Political Agent. To Mai Daya Kaur fell the Jagadhri estates, and they lapsed to Government on her death in 1828. Mai Sukhan took over the Dayalgarh villages and held them until 1852. She was a daughter of Sardar Kishan Singh of Khanpura. After her death her blood relations were allowed to succeed her in a portion of the jagir in default of next of kin of her deceased husband. These were her nephews Harnam Singh and Hardit Singh, and her three brothers, as shown in the pedigree table. They took over the villages of Khajuri (Jagadhri) and Jatlanaon (Pipli) on a life-tenure. Hardit Singh is still in the enjoyment of his share, which is valued at Rs. 1,100 per annum. The other shares have lapsed by reason of the death of the grantees.

Sardar Hardit Singh lives at Dayalgarh, where he owns some land. He iş a man of little education and has never come prominently forward. He is a Viceregal Darbari. His son Sobha Singh is reported to be a young man of promise, having been educated in a Government school. The Dayal- garh Sardars behaved loyally in the rebellion of 1857, and received a handsome khilat in recognition of their services.

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