A Jadeja dynasty ruled the princely state of Kutch between 1540 and 1948, at which time India became a republic. This state had been formed by king Khengarji I, who gathered under him twelve Jadeja noble landowning families, who were also related to him, as well as two noble families of the Waghela Rajput community. Khengarji and his successors retained the allegiance of these Bhayat (chieftains) until the mid-1700s. Another Jadeja dynasty ruled the princely state of Nawanagar between 1540 to 1948, at the time of Union of India as a Nation. This region is been formed by King JAM SRI RAWALJI LAKHAJI, who conquered 999 villages and named it as "HALAR" after the name of his forefather who wished to have a new region under him. Other Bhayat's of Nawanagar are princely states Dhrol, Virpur, Rajkot, Gondal, Memana(jamnagar)(Bhayat). Among other territories or princely states ruled by Jadeja Rajputs before independence of India, were DhrolGondal,Morvi,Nawanagar,Rajkot, and Virpur.
One of the early Jadejas put his seven daughters to death in one day, a practice thereafter adopted by his descendants. Although the later British rulers found the tradition distasteful, the Jadeja's high social status and the rigid caste system that forbade intermarriage with lower social groups contributed to the infanticide tradition because it was difficult and costly to arrange suitable marriages for female offspring, with substantial dowries often being required. The practice continues to some degree today, although where modern facilities are available it may take the form of female foeticide.
^Mcleod, John (6–9 July 2004). The Rise and Fall of the Kutch Bhayati(PDF). Eighteenth European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, University of Lund. pp. 1–5. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
^Gazetteers: Jamnagar District, Gujarat (India) - 1970 - Page 614 Before the integration of States, Dhrol was a Class II State founded by Jam Hardholji, the brother of Jam Raval, who hailed from the ruling Jadeja Rajput family of Kutch.
^Gazette of India. 1953. p. 1475. Major General M. S. Pratapsinhji; 2. Major General M. S. Himatsinhji; 3. Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji; and 4. General M. S. Rajendrasinhji; 5. Lt.Col R.K. Jayendrasinhji; 6. Maj. Mahendrasinhji members of the family of the Ruler of Nawanagar for the purposes...