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Individual Record for: Edward O'Hara (male)

Edward O'Hara         

Spouse Children
Elizabeth Cameron
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Event Date Details
Birth ABT 1767 Place: Gaspˇ, Quebec, Canada
Death 24 JUN 1833 Place: London
Information taken from Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (canada.gc.ca)

Edward O’Hara came from one of the first English-speaking families to settle in the Gaspé and likely spent his childhood and adolescent years in his native village. Moving to Quebec in the 1780s, he went into partnership with merchant Robert Woolsey. The partnership was dissolved by mutual consent in June 1790, and the business was put up for sale.
On 10 July 1792 O'Hara was elected to the House of Assembly of Lower Canada for the riding of Gaspé. .
He gave up politics and joined the British army. A lieutenant in the 7th Foot at first, in 1803 he received a commission as captain in the York Rangers through the influence of the Duke of Kent [Edward Augustus]. In 1805 he was transferred to the 1st Foot, and the following year to the 46th. He was promoted major in the York Light Infantry Volunteers on 12 April 1807. Appointed lieutenant-colonel of his regiment on 3 June 1813, he served in the 63rd Foot from 19 Dec. 1816.

In addition to seeing service in India, O’Hara took part in the capture of Guadeloupe in 1810. Five years later he received a medal commemorating that victory and was made a companion of the Order of the Bath. He took his retirement on 16 May 1822.

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Record last updated: 1 NOV 2008