agent for O'Mara's Bacon Company in London
from at least 1886 to death 1893.
See the various addresses of the London office of O'Mara's.
He liased with his brother Stephen in Limerick. Stephen often travelled to London to work with Jim.
[PAT/1, p.9 and p.10] relates jokes that Jim played on his brother Stephen:
Douglas Pyne arrest, 1888:
Jim was a friend of
(Irish Home Rule MP,
member of the Land League)
charged with incitement in Ireland, and fled to England,
arrested outside the House of Commons on 11 Feb 1888 (or 10 Feb).
"Poor Douglas Pyne
was arm in arm with him at the time of Pyne's dramatic arrest on
the threshold of the House of Parliament".
Jim's obituary says: "Joe Biggar too was one of his numerous friends". This is Joseph Biggar, Home Rule MP, who initiated the policy of obstruction, and died 1890.
Jim and family are listed
in 1891 census at
97 Choumert Rd, Camberwell, London
They have one servant.
He is "provision agent".
Their dau was born at 97 Choumert Rd in Sept 1891, though birth cert now says father is living at 7 Lyndhurst Square, Camberwell (see map). He is "Trade Agent".
Jim dies, 1893:
He died unexpectedly in Peckham, London, Thur morning, 6 July 1893 [grave], age 34 yrs, of heart disease, "after a short illness".
See article in Limerick Chronicle, Sat 8 July 1893.
Remains brought to Limerick by train on Sat 8th July. Funeral at St.Michael's church, Limerick, Sun 9th July, NOT 16th July. He was bur Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick.
His nephew James then became O'Mara's agent in London.
James in letter of 2 Nov 1893 from the London office talks of going to Peckham to see "Aunt Mysie".
Mysie dies, 1898:
Mysie died at her residence, 307 Camberwell New Road, London (see map), June-July 1898, age 37 yrs.
See notice in Limerick Chronicle, Tue 5 July 1898.
Funeral Wed 6 July, bur Durrow, Co.Offaly.
Left two orphaned children.
Jim and Mysie had issue:
Muffie de Courcy
remembered Dr. William as
very good looking, and a real charmer, fond of the ladies.
He was a top Irish international amateur golfer. He played in Irish Open (started in 1927).
He was not approved of by Strand House.
They had no issue.
He died pre-1964.
Daisy went into nursing home in old age. She died 1964.
"Lalor and O'Mara", 45 Tooley St, London. Telephone no. 4515.
From June 1890 London phone directory.
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