Kot Diwan Singh

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Dynasty

Sandhu

Jagir

Kot Diwan Singh

Time Period

1760 to 1947

History

Diwan Singh was a follower of Sardar Charat Singh Sukerchakia, and fought under him against the Chatas. He built the village Kila Diwan Singh in the Gujranwala district, and his holding consisted of the villages Badangil, Chak Chata and Kotgarh, worth about Rs. 3,000. He was killed in a fight with Nur Mahomed Chata at Akalgarh. His only son, Hukam Singh, entered the force of Sardar Mahan Singh, and on his death that of Ranjit Singh, and served in the Kasur, Kangra, Jach, Multan and Yusufzai Campaigns. He was killed on the banks of the Lunda river in an affair with the Yusufzais. On the death of Hukam Singh, the villages of Kila Diwan Singh and Kotgarh were confirmed to his son Soba Singh, who had served under Misar Diwan Chand and Bhawani Sahai in Kashmir. He was engaged in many battles on the North-West Frontier – Khaka, Bamba, Saidu,Teri and Peshawar. In 1848 he remained loyal, and, with Sardar Bur Singh Mukerian, furnished the British army with supplies. After annexation his two villages were maintained to him on payment of one-quarter revenue. His eldest son, Patan Singh, held Kot jodh, worth Rs. 100. Sarup Singh, his second son, was killed in the battle of Sobraon. Ratan Singh died in 1888 at the advanced age of ninety years, his jagir lapsing to the state. The family subsists upon the produce of thirty ghumaos of land in Kot Diwan Singh. Of Ratan Singh’s four sons, Wasawa Singh alone took service. He was for seven years a Dafadar in the 9th Bengal Lancers, and afterwards for ten years Jamadar of Order lies to the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal. His eldest son was serving in the Hong-Kong Police Force.

Genealogy

  • Sirdar Diwan Singh
  • Sirdar Ratan Singh (d.1888)
    • Sirdar Jhanda Singh
      • Sirdar Suchet Singh (b.1818)
      • Sirdar Hem Singh (b.1863)
        • Sirdar Ishar Singh (b.1884)
    • Sirdar Chanda Singh (b.1828)
      • Sirdar Sujan Singh
    • Sirdar Jaimal Singh (b.1838)
      • Sirdar Shamir Singh (b.1856)
        • Sirdar Nahal Singh (b.1874)
        • Sirdar Bur Singh (b.1886)
      • Sirdar Wazir Singh (b.1863)
        • Sirdar Sharm Singh (b.1876)
        • Sirdar Man Singh (b.1881)
        • Sirdar Ram Singh (b.1884)
        • Sirdar Bhagwan Singh (b.1886)
      • Sirdar Teja Singh (b.1872)
      • Sirdar Wir Singh (b.1876)
    • Sirdar Wasawa Singh (b.1843) , was for seven years a Dafadar in the 9th Bengal Lancers, and afterwards for ten years Jamadar of Orderlies to the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal. His eldest son was serving in the Hong-Kong Police Force.
      • Sirdar Sher Singh (b.1866)
      • Sirdar Balwant Singh (b.1870)
      • Sirdar Basant Singh (b.1884)
      • Sirdar Dalip Singh (b.1887)


Reference :-
  • The Punjab Chiefs – L.H Griffin
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