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Robert Ogle, Knight

Nicknames: "Robert V Ogle", "Sir Robert Ogle High Sheriff"
Birthplace: Ogle Castle, Whalton, Northumberland, England
Death: Died in Bothal Redesdale, Northumberland, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert Ogle, of Ogle & Bothal; Sir Robert Ogle, of Ogle and Bothal and Joan Ogle
Husband of Matilda (Maud) Grey and Matilda Ogle (Grey)
Father of William Ogle, Esq.; Agnes de Whitfield; Margaret de Ogle; Elizabeth Ann Middleton (Ogle); Robert de Ogle, 1st Baron Ogle and 6 others
Brother of Joan de Ogle; Margery de Ogle and John de Ogle

Occupation: Warden of Roxborough Castle, Knight
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About Robert Ogle, Knight

  • 'Sir Robert Ogle, Sheriff of Northumberland1,2,3
  • 'M, b. between 1380 and 1384, d. 12 August 1436
  • Father Sir Robert Ogle2 d. 31 Oct 1410
  • Mother Joan Heton2 b. c 1342, d. 12 Oct 1416
  • ' Sir Robert Ogle, Sheriff of Northumberland Warden of Roxborough Castle. He was born between 1380 and 1384 at of Ogle, Hepple, Shilvington, & Saltwick, Northumberland, England; Age 26 and 30 in 1410.2 He married Maud Grey, daughter of Sir Thomas Grey, Constable of Norham, Steward, Sheriff, Escheator, & Chief Justice of the episcopal liberty of Norhamshire & Islandshire, Earl Marshal and Joan Mowbray, circa 21 May 1399; They had 3 sons (Robert, John, & William) and 7 daughters (Margaret/Margery, Anne, Constance, Joan/Jane, (wife of John Lilburne), (wife of Thomas Lisle), and (wife of Sir Matthew Whitfield).4,2,3 Sir Robert Ogle, Sheriff of Northumberland died on 12 August 1436.5,2
  • 'Family Maud Grey b. c 1382, d. a 1454
  • Children
    • ◦Elizabeth Ogle+6 b. c 1401
    • ◦Margaret Ogle+7,6,8 b. c 1405
    • ◦Sir Robert Ogle, 1st Lord Ogle+5,6 b. c 1406, d. 1 Nov 1469
    • ◦Joan Ogle+6,9 b. c 1410, d. a 3 Feb 1462
    • ◦William Ogle, Esq., Constable of Prudhoe Castle+6 b. c 1412, d. 10 Aug 1474
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6723] Unknown author, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, by F. L. Weis, 4th Ed., p. 11; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 206; Wallop Family, p. 598.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 396.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 257.
  • 4.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 353.
  • 5.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. X, p. 29.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 396-397.
  • 7.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 375.
  • 8.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 338.
  • 9.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 489.
  • ___________
  • 'Robert OGLE (Sir Knight)
  • 'Born: ABT 21 May 1389, Ogle, Northumberland, England
  • 'Died: 12 Aug 1435/6, England
  • 'Notes: Warden of Roxborough Castle.
  • Father: Robert OGLE (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Joan De HETON
  • 'Married: Maud GREY 21 May 1399, Tankerville, Northumberland, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Robert OGLE (1° B. Ogle)
    • 2. John OGLE (Sir Knight)
    • 3. Agnes OGLE
    • 4. William OGLE of Choppington
    • 5. Jennet OGLE
    • 6. Anne OGLE
    • 7. Margery OGLE
    • 8. Margaret OGLE
    • 9. Joan OGLE
    • 10. Elizabeth OGLE
    • 11. Constance OGLE
  • OGLE (Sir Knight)2
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Ogle family

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Ogle family was prominent in Northumberland from before the time of the Norman Conquest. The ancient family seat was at Ogle, near Whalton. Their manor house there was licenced for crenellation in 1341, and became known as Ogle Castle

Medieval Barons

Sir Robert Ogle (c1379-1436) was a key figure in the 15th century defence of the northern border against the Scots. In 1407 he was Constable of Norham Castle and Sheriff and Escheator of Islandshire and Norhamshire then the most northern counties of England. In 1417 he was High Sheriff of Northumberland and was appointed Warden of Roxburgh Castle in 1425.

As father of the 1st Baron Ogle he was the head of the family which included seven successive Barons and many later junior branches of the family. For further details of the main line of the family see Baron Ogle

The last of this main line was the daughter of the 7th Baron (d 1597), Catherine Ogle who herself was created Baroness Ogle in 1628 and who in 1591 had married Sir Charles Cavendish whose successsors were to be Dukes of Newcastle and Earls of Ogle

Ogle of Eglingham

Henry Ogle of Eglingham was a nephew of Robert, 1st Baron Ogle. He aquired the manor of Eglingham, near Alnwick, Northumberland in 1514. His nephew Luke Ogle (1510-1597) , who was High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1565, built a new manor house ( later to become known as Eglingham Hall) on the site of an existing pele tower.

The Ogles of Eglingham were strongly Parliamentarian during the Civil War and Henry Ogle (1600-1669) was a parliamentary commissioner for raising forces. He was High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1644 and was created a Knight of the Shire in 1654. His brother Nicholas was Deputy Lieutenant in 1645 and representative for Northumberland in the Little Parliament of 1653.

Henry's son John (1621-1686) was High Sheriff in 1654 during the Commonwealth. Henry's grandson John (1649-1687) emigrated to Delaware, USA and his son Samuel Ogle became Provincial Governor of Maryland.

Robert Ogle rebuilt Eglingham Hall in grand style, creating a two storey, seven bayed mansion house, incorporating the old manor house as its west wing.

After some 400 years in occupation the Ogles sold the estate in about 1900.

Ogle of Choppington and Burradon

Another nephew of Robert, 1st Baron Ogle, was Gawen Ogle who built a tower house at Choppington, then in Bedlingtonshire (now North Tyneside) of which no present trace remains, in 1500. His grandson Oliver (d 1616) acquired the manor of Burradon near Longbenton including a tower house, in two tranches in 1569 and 1596. His son Lancelot (1582-1640) improved the accomodation at Burradon Tower in 1633.

Lancelot's only daughter Jane married a cousin, James Ogle of Causey Park and the Burradon house was abandoned. By 1769 it was reported to be ruinous. The estate was later inherited by Janes grandson, William Wallis, who changed his name to William Wallis Ogle, and was eventually sold outside the family in 1849

Ogle of Kirkley

Henry Ogle (1525-1580) the grandson of the 3rd Baron Ogle held lands at Kirkley, near Whalton, Northumberland under Lord Eure. His sons Mark and Cuthbert each bought a part of the Manor from Lord Eure in about 1612 and in 1632 Cuthbert built a new manor house, Kirkley Hall, there, closeby the site of the old house.

Cuthbert's grandson joined the navy and ultimately became Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750).

Dr Nathaniel Ogle (1726-1739) of Kirkley was an army physician under the Duke of Marlborough and was Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland in 1715. His son Rev. Newton Ogle (1726-1804) was Prebendary of Durham Cathedral and Dean of Winchester Cathedral and in 1728 replaced the old house with a substantial mansion.

Another son Chaloner Ogle (1726-1816) like his elder second cousin and namesake also joined the navy and became on Admiral. He was created a Baronet in the year of his death. For details of his successors see Ogle Baronets.

Rev John Saville Ogle (1767-1853) son of Newton, Canon of Salisbury Cathedral and in 1832 he substantially extended and improved Kirkley Hall. He repurchased from the Duke of Portland the ancient family estates at Ogle.

The Kirkley estate was sold outside the family in 1922.

Ogle of Kings Worthy, Hampshire

See Ogle of Kirkley above and Ogle Baronets

Ogle of Causey Park

The manor of Causey Park was a possession of the Ogles, acquired with Bothal as a result of intermarriage with the Bertram family in the 14th century. Robert 4th Baron Ogle granted the estate to his younger brother Sir William Ogle (1493-1542) whose grandson John built a new tower house on the site of the earlier Pele tower in 1589.

His great grandson James (1634-1664) married his cousin Jane Ogle of Burradon thereby merging the two branches of the family. James Ogle was a Royalist during the Civil War, was regarded as a delinquent by Parliament and was charged with treason. His estates were forfeit but he was pardoned and allowed to compound for £324 for the return of his property.

James' son William Ogle (1653-1718) was Member of Parliament for Northumberland 1685-89. Williams son Henry Ogle (1685-1761) was High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1737. In addition to the Ogle estates of Causey Park and Burradon he inherited through his wife Anne Orde a third of the substantial North Durham properties of William Orde MP of Sandybank. He substantially extended and imporoved Causey Park House in the 18th century.

After some 400 years of Ogle ownership the estates were sold by William Wallis Ogle in 1849


The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852) Rev James Raine MA pp 371-2

A History of Northumberland (1926) Miss M H Dodds pp 501-511



Causey Park -------------------- Sir Robert Ogle, Sheriff of Northumberland & Northamshire, Constable of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northam, Roxburgh, & Wark Castles

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Sir Robert Ogle, Sheriff of Northumberland's Timeline

May 21, 1380
Whalton, Northumberland, England
Age 9
<Kirkley, Ponteland, Northumberland, England>
May 21, 1399
Age 19
Warkworth Castle, Northumberland, England, (Present UK)
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of Bellingham, Northumberland, England
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Kirkley, Northumberland, England
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Ogle Castle, Northumberland, England
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Ogle, Northumberland, England
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Choppington, Northumberland, England