Individual Record for: John Lawrence O'Hara

Personal and Family Information

John Lawrence O'Hara was born JUL 1830 in Madras, India. Officiating Minister: Rev. Henry Harper (Junior Chaplain)

He died ABT 1892 in Madras, India. He was the son of John Lawrence O'Hara and Mary Anne Green.

John Lawrence O'Hara had 2 marriages/partners. His 1st wife was Christiana Martha Heiden. They were married SEP 1856 in St Marks, Black Town, Madras, India. They had no known children.

His 2nd wife was Pamella-Elizabeth. They were married ABT 1862. Their 6 known children were John William Lawrence O'Hara, Edward Richard O'Hara, Mary Anne O'Hara, Alice Elizabeth O'Hara, Edward Richard O'Hara and Robert Arthur O'Hara.

Ancestors Chart (3 generations)


 

John Lawrence O'Hara
(1830-c1892)

 

John Lawrence O'Hara
(1808-1849)

 

Lawrence O'Hara
(c1770-1825)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Unknown Female
(-?)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Mary Anne Green
(1811-1847)

 

George Green
(1789-1823)

 

George Green
(<1770-?)

 
   

Elizabeth Halsey
(<1770-?)

 
   

Anne Sutherland
(c1790-1827)

   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDatePlaceDetailsNotes
Residence1857Madras, India1 Issack, John Pereiras, Black Town, Madras

Other Life Events

EventDatePlaceDetailsNotes
Occupation1886Madras, IndiaActing Manager, The Madras Revenue, Survey and Settlement Department
Occupation1884Madras, IndiaDeputy Manager, The Madras Revenue, Survey and Settlement Department
Occupation1883Madras, IndiaManager, The Madras Revenue, Survey and Settlement Department
Occupation1872Madras, IndiaClerk, The Madras Revenue, Survey and Settlement Department
Occupation1861Madras, IndiaExaminer, The Madras Revenue, Survey and Settlement Department

Notes

Revenue, Survey and Settlement Department

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His career in the Madras Revenue, Survey and Settlement Department is recorded in the Madras Almanacs from 1862 to 1887. Where he advanced from Examiner to Acting Manager, as recorded above, it is likely that he retired in 1887 as there is no record of him in the Almanac after that date.

The (British) Government of India in all its manifestations and public projects were paid for by taxes levied in the Indian Civil Service districts in the Presidencies. The District Officers, with the help of and through the Revenue, Survey and Settlement Department, were responsible for assessing the rateable value of land, fixing the boundaries, settling disputes and collecting the revenue.

Allen's Indian Mail, Register of Intelligence for British and Foreign India, China, and All Parts of the East By W. H. Allen (1849) September 27 1849.

Per barque Rachel to Penang and Singapore. Mr O'Hara and Mr Anderson and 3 natives Mr JF Anderson was at this time the Vepery Church Clerk, who had taken over from his father.

In 1859 the native priest Aralooppen was given 50 Rs by a Mr J O (The History and Diaries of an India Christian by GH Lang)

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Union School, John Pereiras

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In 1871, 1872, 1874 and 1880 he is one of the Directors of the Union School (known in 1880 as the Union Mixed School, John Pereiras).

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Friends in Need Society

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From 1872 to 1874 he is on the John Pereiras Local Committee of the Friends in Need Society

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Trustee of Church Mission Chapel, Black Town

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In 1879 and 1880 he was a lay trustee of the Church Mission Chapel, Black Town.

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Methodist Episcopal Church

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In 1881 he is recorded as being one of two preachers for the Methodist Episcopal Church. The entry in the Madras Almanac 1882 reads:

Madras Episcopal Church. Madras District. Vepery. Rev. Isaac F Row (Pastor). JL O'Hara and LA Bowden : Local Preachers. Services at Methodist Church, Vepery, Sabbath 8am and 6-30pm, Sunday School 7am, Preaching Wednesday 6-30pm.

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Madras Total Abstinence League

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Between 1882 and 1891 he was on the Executive Committee of the Madras Total Abstinence League. Since the League was established in 1882, it is safe to assume he was involved in its establishment. (Source Madras Almanac 1883-92).