Field Marshal James O'Hara, 2nd Lord Tyrawley (Lord Kilmaine)


James O'Hara was born in Ireland in 1682, the son of Charles, 1st Baron Tyrawley. He was commissioned into the Royal Fusiliers in 1703 and fought at Barcelona in 1706, wounded at Almansa in 1707 and again at Malplaquet in 1709. He was an inveterate womaniser and fathered 14 illegitimate children. His appointments as Colonel of various regiments is almost as long as his list of mistresses. His dates and appointments were:

1713 - 1739 Colonel of Royal Fusiliers
1722 - 1774 Baron Kilmaine
1724 - 1774 Baron Tyrawley
1739 - 1743 Colonel of 4th Dragoon Guards
1743 - 1745 Colonel of 2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards
1743 Ambassador to Russia
1745 - 1746 Colonel of 3rd Troop of Horse Guards (Life Guards)
1746 - 1749 Colonel of 10th Foot (Lincolns)
1747 - 1756 Governor of Minorca
1748 Fellow of the Royal Society
1749 - 1752 Colonel of 14th Dragoons
1752 - 1755 Colonel of 3rd Dragoons
1755 - 1773 Colonel of Coldstream Guards
1756 - 1757 Governor of Gibraltar
1759 - 1773 Governor of Portsmouth
1763 Field Marshal
1774 Died on 14th July


Regimental Details | Colonels




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by Stephen Luscombe