James Otway 1704- 2 feb 1763

Born: 1704
Died: ABT 2 FEB 1763 Rapla
Father:James Otway
Mother:Elizabeth Vickers
Spouse:Jane Woodward
Married: 1749
Children:James Otway, William Otway
Occupation:Army Officer
Updated: 13 Mar 1996


James, the eldest son, was a Major in the Army. He married Jane, daughter of W. Woodward of Clogh Prior, Co. Tipperary, the third person of that name since their arrival in Ireland with Cromwell. Jane's mother was Mary Legge, cousin of the Earl of Dartmouth. James had the estate of Grainge, near Castle Otway.

Like his eight brothers, he was of great size, being over six feet in height. He saw much service, being engaged at the Battles of Dettingen, Fontenoy, Feltenbal and Culloden. He received several wounds. He died at Rapla in 1763, a half-pay Major in the Duke of Cumberland's Regiment of Horse. He left two sons. Will dated 28/6/1757, proved 28/3/1763.

From Army Lists :

"James Otway to be Captain of the Troop whereof Col. Carpenter was the late Captain."

List of 1766

"James Otway half pay Major 26 Feb 1747/8."

Some information from the College of Heralds, Dublin (GO MS 176 Pages 215-223)

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