James Otway 1672-1725

Born: 1672
Died: 23 Dec 1725 Minorca
Father:John Otway
Mother:Aurea James
Spouse:Elizabeth Lightfoot
Married: 27 Nov 1693 St. James Dukes Place, London
Children:Charles James Otway, Elizabeth Otway, John Otway, Elizabeth Otway, Stanhope Otway, Francis Otway
Occupation:Governor, St. Philips Castle, Minorca
Buried: 21 Apr 1726 Smarden, Kent
Updated: 24 Dec 2000


Became sole possessor of Romden in 1717 after buying out his six brothers.

Eneterd Army as Cornet in 1692

To be Ensign to Edward Byron dated Kensington 20 Feb 1692 - Col. Brewer's Regiment of Foot (out of Regiment before 1702).

To be Captain (Vice) dated Kensington 22 Nov 1694 - Col. Farrington's Regt. of Foot (29th). Appointed Captain in Farrington's newly raised Regt. of Foot 10 Mar 1703.

To be Major of Dragoons June 1709 -

To be Lt. Col. Dublin 28 May 1713 - Lt. General Harvey's Regt. of Horse, 2nd Dragoon Guards - were on service in Penninsular, appointments in the field, recorded later. Fought at Almanza, Almenara, Briheuga.

Field / Staff Officers taken prisoner at Briheuga - Lt. Col. James Otway 9 Dec 1710

Colonel - 9th Foot - 1718

'James Otway to be Governor of Fort St. Philip, Minorca - 8/6/1720'

'Richard Kane to be Colonel in room of James Otway descd. 25/12/1725'

Extract from tablet in Smarden Church, Kent to General Charles Otway - " as are also the remains of Colonel James Otway and Elizabeth, his wife, father and mother of the above Charles James. Colonel Otway was Governor of St. Philips Castle in the island of Minorca where he died.

He bought his brothers' shares of the Romsden estate.

Army List Vol II 1714 - 1727

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