About

My mother was born into an Anglo-Indian family that had been in India and Burma from the latter part of the 18th century and remained until the 1950’s.

The starting point was Lawrence O’Hara who arrived in India sometime around 1780, likely originally from Ireland and joined the British Army. He had four children, all most likely by Indian women. His descendants are documented in the O’Haras in India family tree.

Other parts of the site cover more details on individuals, in the family history part of the site.

Background information is held on the research pages, and includes databases of information on Churches and Priests in Madras, information extracted from the UK Census’ from 1841 to 1861 of those born in India, Burma and a few other places.

One of Lawrence’s descendants was mentioned in the 1907 book Man-eaters of Tsavo, and information that relates to the book and other information of interest to why he and others from India were in East Africa at the end of the 19th century.

The site reflects the research, part genealogy, part history and part reflection on the place of this family in the India sub-continent during this time.