OTWAY, Loftus William

Male 1775 - 1854  (79 years)

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  • Name OTWAY, Loftus William 
    Born 28 Apr 1775 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jun 1854 
    Person ID I2129  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2017 

    Father OTWAY, Cooke,   b. 1741, Castle Otway,Co. Tipperary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1800  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother WALLER, Elizabeth,   b. 1747, Prior Park, Nenagh,Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1807, Templederry Church Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 9 Aug 1766  St Johns Limerick Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Hill.FBC 5.FBK.FTW]

      Loftus William Otway 1775-1854

      Born: 28 Apr 1775
      Died: 07 Jun 1854
      Father: Cooke Otway
      Mother: Elizabeth Waller
      Partner: Frances Blicke
      Children: Loftus Charles Otway, Georgina Frances Otway, Robert Otway
      Education: Trinity College, Dublin
      Occupation: Army Officer
      Buried: Highgate Cemetary, Near Karl Marx
      Updated: 24 Dec 2000

      Loftus William was a Lt. in 5th Dragoon Guards on 2/9/1796, Capt. in 27/10/1798 and Major on 24/2/1804, and then Lt. Col. 28/3/1805. On half pay 1802 - 1805. Lt. Col. on 28/3/1805 18th Regt. of (Light) Dragoons.

      He probably fought in Spain in the Penninsular Wars 1807/8 - 1813/14, then a Lt. Col. in 26th Cameronians (Scottish) in 1818 and then Colonel of the 84th Regiment, rose to Lieut. General and was Knighted (C.B.).

      His epitaph in Highgate Cemetry reads : "To the memory of General Sir Loftus William Otway, C.B., Colonel of the 84th Regiment, and Knight Commander of the Order of King Charles III of Spain, Born 28th April 1775, Died 7th June 1854, His distinguished service to his country throughout the Irish rebellion and the Peninsular wars, are recorded in the history of his time. Brave and gentle, honourable, generous and true, possessed of rare and highly cultivated mental powers, he has not left earth a kinder heart, or more gallant spirit. Gone to thy rest brave soldier, esteemed by all, and truly loved and deeply lamented by those who knew thee best."

      ID: 279 Generated by GedTree on 27 Aug 2002

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