Patrick Ogilvy, 8th of Boyne (b. - 1714)

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"OGILVY or OGILVIE, Sir PATRICK, seventh Baron of Boyne (fl. 1707), was the son of Sir Walter, sixth baron of Boyne, and succeeded his father in 1656. On 14 Oct. 1681 he was named an ordinary lord of session, with the title of Lord Boyne, and at the same time received the honour of knighthood. In January 1686 he received a pension from the king. On 11 May of the same year he was insulted in the high Street of Edinburgh as as he was returning from Court by Campbell of Caldor, who spHt in his face, calling him rascal and villain. The court of session committed Campbell to prison in the Tol- ??? laid the matter before the king, ???? ed that Campbell should ask his pardon and theirs, and particularly Lord Boyne's, on his knees. This he did on 14 Sept. Ogilvy represented Banffshire in the Scottish parliament 1669-74, 1678, 1681-1682, 1685-6, in the convention of 1689, and from 1689 until 29 April 1693, when his seat was declared vacant because he had signed the assurance. Burnet states that he ' heard from some of the lords of Scotland ' that on Queen Anne*s accession to the throne the Jacobites sent up Ogilvy of Boyne, 'who was in great esteem among them,' to propose to her 'the design of bringing the Pretender to succeed to the crown upon a bargain that she should hold it during her life ;' and that 'when he went back he gave the party full assurance that she had accepted it' (Own Time, ed. 1838, p. 853). He is mentioned in 1705 in the Duke of Perth's instructions as one of those who had distinguished themselves by their loyalty to the exiled family since the revolution (Correspondence of Nathaniel Hooke, i. 230), and as favouring a descent on England (ib. ii. 25). In September 1707 he signed credentials to his son James to treat with the pretender as to the means of his restoration to the throne (ib. ii. 47). On account of debt he was ultimately compelled to sell the estate of Boyne. By his first wife, Mary, daughter of Sir James Grant of Grant, he had a son James, a very active Jacobite (cf. Correspondence of Nathaniel Hooke), who ultimately settled in France ; and by his second wife, a daughter of Douglas of Whittinghame, he had Patrick, from whom the Ogilvys of Lintrathen are descended."

SOURCE: 'Ogilvy, Patrick (DNB00)', Wikisource, The Free Library, 29 June 2012, 16:56 UTC, <http://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Ogilvy,_Patrick_(DNB00)&oldid=3957060> [accessed 16 November 2012]

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