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Lord Alexander Ogilvy

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthbef.12.7.1718CSORN
First Known Service14.6.1739CSORN
FatherGeorge Ogilvy, 4th Lord Banff (1617-1718)ref:952
MotherHelen Lauderref:952
BrotherGeorge (1714-1714?)ref:952
BrotherGeorge (1715-1715?)ref:952
BrotherJohn George, 5th Lord Banff (1717-1738)ref:952
Last Known Service18.3.1745/46CSORN
Date of Death11.1746 - Lisbon CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
29.7.1738 Succeeded as 6th Lord BanffPEER
14.6.1739 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/187ADM 6/15
Pearl (40) 1726-1744
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/187
ADM 6/15
Southsea Castle (40) 1724-1744
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/15/236
ADM 6/15
19.2.1740/41 Captain ADM 6/15/382ADM 6/15
Hastings (44) 1741-1763
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/382
Tilbury (58) 1745-1757
British 58 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/508
ADM 6/16

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Posted by Albert Parker on Sunday 17th of November 2019 19:51

“The present Disposal of His Magts Ships and Veſsels in Sea Pay, 1 Sepr. 1744” ADM 8/024, gives the captain of /Hastings/ as "L[or]d Banff." A Wikipedia article on the title does list John George Ogilvie (1717–1738) as 5th Lord Banff, Alexander Ogilvie (1718–1746) as 6th Lord Banff. Alexander Ogilvie would never have been "Lord Alexander Ogilvie." As a younger son of a baron he would have been "the Honourable Alexander Ogilvie." This would not have changed when his father died and he became the heir presumptive of his brother's title. After his brother's death in 1738, he succeeded to the barony and became Baron Banff of Lord Banff; he had the title by the time he was commissioned a lieutenant, but must have been "Hon. Alexander Ogilvie" as a midshipman.
To look him up in Charnock, /Biographia Navalis/, you have to look under "Banff," not Ogilvie. There seems to be variation or confusion about the spelling of the name--whether it should end in "-ie" or "-y."

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