Thala

Information

Dynasty

Ladhar

Jagir

Thala

Hindi Name

थाला

Time Period

1760-1947

History

Mahan Singh, the ancestor of this family, was a LadharJat , who in 1760 seized ten villages in the Phillour Tahsil, Jullundur, and was allowed by Ranjit Singh to retain them, subject to the furnishing of twenty-three horsemen. His sons did good service in many battles, more than one member of the family having lost his life fighting for the Maharaja. On annexation a summary settlement was made with Mahan Singh’s representatives, who agreed to pay Re. 17,100 per annum on the ten villages. Four of these were later on resumed by Government in lieu of the services of the horsemen. Again in 1847-48, two more villages were resumed on the death of Nihal Singh and Ganda Singh, pensions being granted to their widows and children. Further resumption followed as other members of the family died, and after the Settlement operations the annual income shared amongst those remaining was found to amount to Rs. 2,720.

Jaimal Singh and Bishan Singh, sons of Ganda Singh, were.

Dalip Singh, his son, the head of the family, served as a Dafadar in the ”7th Bengal Lancers. He was a Lambardar and a Zaildar and is well-known in the district for his love of sport. He and his two brothers have each inherited one-third of their father’s jagir of 260. ghumaons. Natha Singh, grandson of Nihal Singh, was also a Dafadar in the “7th Bengal Lancers. Gurdit Singh, grandson of Ganda Singh, was a Tahsildar.

Sardar Dalip Singh has evinced great interest in various official activities for the welfare of the public. In the Great War his grand-son, Sardar Ujjagar Singh enlisted in the Punjab University Double Company, and later was a Tahsildar. His two other sons, Banta Singh and Gurdial Singh, was also served as combatants in the Great War, and the latter won four medals for his conduct in Mesopotamia. Sardar Banta Singh also fought in the Afghan campaign of 1919 and won a silver medal. Sardar Dalip Singh’s grandson, Gurdial Singh, fought in the Afghan War of 1919 and the Waziristan campaign of 1920-21 and won two silver medals for his conduct. The old Sardar received, as did his sons and grandsons, a large number of Sanads and certificates from Government officers for various kinds of assistance rendered by them during the last quarter of a century.

A few other members belonging to the junior branches of this. family; such as Sardars Ajit Singh, Nagina Singh, Gurbakhsh Singh, Umrao Singh, Natha Singh, Hira Singh and Indar Singh have also proved useful to Government by contributing according to: their means, sums of money to public funds.

Genealogy

  • Sardar Mahan Singh , Founder of Thala Estate in 1760, Was married had issues with three sons –
    • Sardul Singh
    • Budh Singh , was married had issue with one son –
      • Kishan Singh (d.1863),
    • Ganda Singh
  • Sardar Sardul Singh , 2nd Jagirdar Of Thala,was married had issues with three sons-
    • Gurmukh Singh (d.1847)
    • Basant Singh
    • Nihal Singh (d.1845)
  • Sardar Gurmukh Singh (d.1847), 3rd Jagirdar Of Thala,was married had issue with one son-
    • Jaimal Singh (d.1895)
  • Sardar Jaimal Singh (d.1895), 4th Jagirdar Of Thala,deputed to guard the Lasara Ferry on the Sutlej when the troops at Jullundur mutinied in 1857. Jaimal Singh lived at Thala, Tahsil Phil-lour, Jullundur, which was wholly owned by his family, his share being about 260 ghumaons. He was a Divisional Darbari and a Zaildari. He died in 1895, was married had issues with three sons-
    • Hari Singh (d.1908)
    • Chaudhari Dulip Singh (b.1848)
    • Ishar Singh (d.1886), was married had issue with one son-
      • Waryam Singh (d.1919)
  • Chaudhari Dulip Singh (b.1848), 5th Jagirdar Of Thala,wasserved as a Dafadar in the ''7th Bengal Lancers. He was a Lambardar and a Zaildar and is well-known in the district for his love of sport. He and his two brothers have each inherited one-third of their father's jagir of 260. Ghumaons,Also he has evinced great interest in various official activities for the welfare of the public, was married had issues with four sons-
    • Hazara Singh
    • Kirpa Singh (b.1868)
    • Sundar Singh (b.1878), was married had issues with four sons-
      • Banta Singh (b.1894), was fought in the Afghan campaign of 1919 and won a silver medal.
      • Jogindra Singh (b.1897), was married had issues with two sons-
        • Kirpal Singh (b.1922)
        • Shiv Charan Singh (b.1924)
      • Bal Singh alias Balram Singh
      • Chainchal Singh (b.1904)
    • Gulzara Singh (b.1878)
  • Sardar Hazara Singh, 6th Jagirdar Of Thala , was died issueless and his successor was his brother Kirpa Singh .
  • Sardar Kirpa Singh (b.1868) , 7th Jagirdar Of Thala, was married had issues with two sons-
    • Ujjagar Singh (b.1900)
    • Gurdayal Singh (b.1868) , was fought in the Afghan War of 1919 and the Waziristan campaign of 1920-21 and won two silver medals for his conduct, was married had issues with one son-
      • Parjat Singh (b.1926)
  • Sardar Ujjagar Singh (b.1900), 8th Jagirdar Of Thala, was enlisted in the Punjab University Double Company, and later was a Tahsildar, was married had issues with oneson-
    • Piratpal Singh (b.1935)
  • Sardar Piratpal Singh , 9th Jagirdar Of Thala
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