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Richard Oglethorpe

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: England
Death: circa 1716 (33-49)
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Johanna Oglethorpe
Father of John Newman Oglethorpe

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About Richard Oglethorpe

Birth* circa 1675 Richard was born at England circa 1675.

Marriage* 5 Sep 1704 He married Johanna Little at Charleston, Berkeley District, South Carolina, on 5 Sep 1704.

Death* after 1716 He died at Charleston, Berkeley District, South Carolina, after 1716.

Biography* Our earliest record of Richard is his marriage to Johanna Rogers in Charlestown. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. XII, October 1911, No. 4, page 208, Abstracts from records of the Court of Ordinary:

"This is to Certify [to] whom it may Consearn that Mr. Richard Oglethorp & Johanna Rogers were Married according to ye Common prayer book of ye Church of England September ye 5th--1704 by Edward Marston, Minister de Charlestown. Entered this Ninth of September 1704 by Jno. Barnwell, D: S: (Page 92)"

Prior to September 1704, Johanna Rogers' first husband, Tempest Rogers, died. From the above reference, page 214, we find: "July 19, 1706, Richard Oglethorpe and Lieutenant-Colonel George Logan executed a bond to Governor Johnson for Oglethorpe's proper administration of the estate of Tempest Rogers (page 107)."

In the Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, America and West Indies,1706-1708, item 53, we find: [Richard] Oglethorp wrote from 'Caroliner' on January 27, 1706, a letter headed "An account of persons trading with pirates." The greater part was concerned with Captain Tempest Rogers, whom Oglethorp accused not only of voyaging with Captain Kidd but of becoming a naturalized Dane, so as to trade as a neutral with the French and Spaniards, whom the English were then fighting.

According to Oglethorp, "Jno. Lucas, that lives in Antigua, went to St. Thomas [in the Danish Virgin Islands] and did macke up account wth. Capt. Rogers, he being Attorney for ye owners in London, and was paid to a penny and did give a discharge in full in behalfe of ye owners, which is contrary to law, when he knew what he was, etc. Lucas being a Justice at that time, Capt. Rogers drew a bill on Capt. Collihorne [another Antiguan whom Oglethorp accuses of trading with Rogers] which was excepted of Mr. Lucas, etc."

For additional information, see John Ward's research on "Richard Oglethorp" (without the last e) in the Ancestry World Tree. John thinks this might be the same Richard who married first, Sarah Starkey, in 1699, Althorp,Lincolnshire,England. And he gives Richard's further ancestry.

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Age 41
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Age 41
Charleston, South Carolina, United States