Sir Charles Ogle

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth24.5.1775CSORN
First Known Service1.1787CSORN
FatherSir Chaloner Ogle (1738-1816)
MotherHester Thomas
WifeMary Anne Cary (d 1842/02/04)
WifeLetitia Burroughs (d 1832/11/13)
WifeCharlotte Margaret Gage (d 1814/09)
SonChaloner Ogle
Last Known Service8.12.1857CSORN
Date of Death16.6.1858 - Tunbridge Wells

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1.1787 Adventure (44), Midshipman 
14.11.17931.1794Woolwich (6), Lieutenant 
15.11.1793 LieutenantCSORN
1.17945.1794Boyne (98), Lieutenant 
21.5.1794 CommanderCSORN
8.10.17947.1795Peterel (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
21.5.1795 Avenger (16), Commander and Commanding Officer 
9.1795 Assurance (22), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.1.1796 CaptainCSORN
11.1.17965.1796Minerve (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
8.17981799Meleager (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
22.4.1802 Married Charlotte 
4.18051806Unite (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
23.6.18065.5.1815Princess Augusta (6), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
6.181511.1815Ramillies (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.18151.1816Gozo (10), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.18164.1816Rivoli (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
27.8.1816 Appointed Knight Batchelor 
12.8.1819 Rear-Admiral 
4.9.1820 Married Letitia 
2.18277.1830Hussar (38), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1793
22.7.1830 Vice-Admiral 
10.5.1834 Married Mary Anne 
23.11.1841 Admiral 
1845 Commander in Chief at Portsmouth 
10.10.18451848Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthEWIKI
8.12.1857 Admiral of the Fleet 

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Posted by Cy on Friday 15th of July 2016 14:36


Posted by Robert Boon on Thursday 14th of July 2016 20:00

Capt. Ogle was tried by a Court Martial assembled at sea, July 1st, on board of the Barfleur, consequence of a complaint by Capt. Wheaton, of the brig Union, captured while under the convoy of the Petterel, Capt. Ogle's ship. He was honourably acquitted, and declared to be a zealous, attentive, and most diligent officer.

Bell's Weekly Messenger - August 7, 1796

Posted by Brian Stephens on Tuesday 22nd of April 2014 13:04

Admibal Sir Charles Ogle.
June 16. At Tunbridge Wells, aged 83, Sir Charles Ogle, Bart., Admiral of the Fleet
Sir Charles was the eldest son of Sir Chaloncr Ogle, who was created a baronet for his naval services, and who, like his deceased son, died the senior admiral in the British navy, and Hester, daughter and co-heir of t<<e Rev. Dr. Thomas, Bishop of Winchester. He was born May the 24th, 1772, and when about 13 years old he entered the navy on board the "Adventure," 44. In September, 1791, he was made midshipman of the "Aloidc," 74; and after he had obtained the rank of lieutenant in 1793, he eventually joined the " Boyne," 98. DuHng the proximate operations against the French West India Islands, he commanded a boat at the captnre, under a heavy fire of Jgreat guns and muske ry, of two schooners lying at anchor with others near Maran, Martinique, and otherwise distinguished himself; he assisted at the taking of Pigeon Island, and was entrusted with the command of a party of seamen landed at Point Negro to cooperate with the army, and remained on shore until after the surrender of Fort Bourbon. At the siege of Guaduloupe he again commanded a division of seamen, and greatly distinguished himself by his gallant conduct at the storming of Fort Fleur d'Epee. In May, 1794, he was appointed acting-captain of the " Assurance," 44. After seeing some service on the Jamaica station, he again repair, d to the Mediterranean, where ho successively commanded the " Melenger" and "Greyhound,*' each of 32 guns. In the latter ship he effected the capture of a Genoese privateer of ten guns; also of a Spanish armed polacca, and of other vessels. In the "Egyptienne" he served during the Egyptian campaign, and for his eminent services on that occasion he obtained the Turkish gold medal. From April, 1805, to September, 1816, the gallant Admiral was continuously employed afloat, chiefly in the Channel and home stations. In April, 1827, Sir Charles was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the North American station, which he held a little over three years, and in September, 1845, was selected as Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth—a command he held for the customary period. His commissions bore date as follows :—lieutenant, November 14, 1793; Commander, May 21, 1794; Captain, January 11, 1796; Rear-Admiral, August 12, 1819; Vice-Admiral, July 22, 1830; and Admiral, November 23, 1841. On the demise of Admiral Thomas Lo Marchant Gosselin, Sir Charles became senior admiral, and c n the 8th of December last he was appointed Admiral of the Fleet. By the Admiral's death a general promotion among the flag officers will ensue. Sir Charles Ogle took deep interest in, and was a munificent contributor to, the different charitable institutions connected with the naval service, and the venerable Admiral had been for many years past President of the Royal Naval Benevolent Society. The deceased baronet had been thrice married—first, in April, 1802, to Charlotte, sister of Viscount Gage and Admiral Sir William Hall Gage, G.C.H.; secondly, in September, 1820, to Letitia, daughter of Sir William Burroughs, who died in 1832; and thirdly, in April, 1834, to Lady Thorold, relic of Sir John H. Thorold, and daughter of Mr. G. Cary, of T. r Abbey, Devon. His eldest son by his first marriage, Mr. Chaloner Ogle, formerly in the army, succeeds to the baronetcy.

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