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Robert (Ogle) de Oggle (bef. 1295 - abt. 1350)

Sir Robert de Oggle formerly Ogle aka d'Oggille
Born before in Northumberland, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 1305 [location unknown]
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Died about in Northumberland, Englandmap
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Robert Ogle.[1] (b. ante 1296 - d. 1350 or 42 Edward III / c. 1368)[1]



This profile is part of the Ogle Name Study.
According to Hodgson & Hodgson-Hinde, (1827), Sir Robert Ogle, Knt. was probably of age to inherit around 1302.[1] So he may have been born well before 1295. This places his birth date at the tail end of Edward II's reign. Ogle (1902), states he probably died from the Plague in 1350, (p. 34) but hodgson places his date of death around 1368, during the reign of Edward III's life (1312-1377).

Robert's father left him grants in "1296 and 1304,"[1] but the majority of his mother's dowry came to him between the early to mid-1320s.[1] That said, he continued to acquire a hefty amount of property over the course of his life.[1]


  • Sir John Ogle, Knt.
  • Annabella Selby.


  • John (living Jun 1304 - 1351)[1]
  • Isabella (living around 1300)[1]


m. (abt. 1305) Margaret Gubium (p. Sir Hugh Gubium and Joan Morrell)[1][2]

  • Robert Ogle m. Joan Hepple or Hepphale[1]
  • Sir Alexander Ogle, cpt. of Berwick (d. abt. 06 Nov 1355 Berwick)[3]


1295: Son and heir of Sir John Ogle who gave him a carucate of land in Oggill
1302:Hodgson says he was a ward of John Denum, but the latter was probably only a trustee. For in 1302, he won a case in the king’s court against John de Denum and his father John de Oggle, concerning land in Oggle.
1305: father gives him Northstrother in Oggehill.[4]
1313: father augments his gifts of land.
24 Aug 1318:Letters Patent by Sir William Ridel, sheriff, acknowledge Robert de Ogle’s receipt of 20 quarters of wheat and a cask of wine to store in Mitford castle. This store was to guard against attacks of Robert Bruce, who in 1311/14, ravaged Tynedale and Redesdale. The injuries done to Northumberland and Durham were great.
1314: Edward II assembles army at Berwick before defeat at Bannockburn.
1318: Bruce captures Berwick; Scots beseige Norham in vain.
1323: Mitford castle destroyed.
1319: Edward II fails to take Berwick. Scots take Norham but English take it back.

Edward II thanks Sir Thomas Grey, constable of Norham, for the letters sent by Robert de Oggel, who he also thanks for good services. Shortly before, his mother releases Oghill manor to him, along with all her downer rights

1323:in a list of men of arms in the county; these men at arms were the same as knights but had not taken the degree of knighthood upon them. As such he's summoned to the Council at Westminster.
09 Sep 1329:Robert Oggle occurs as juror on inquisition at Newcastle.
28 Mar 1330:pardon from Crown.
10 Oct 1331:Enquiry into complaint by Gilbert de Umfreville, earl of Angus, that Robert Ogle, William de Felton, and others broke into his park at Birtle and took deer.
1335: Robert Oggle and others had orders to array the militia at Newcastle to meet Edward III on his way to Scotland. On 13 May, he Thomas de Heton, and others are ordered to cancel.[5]

described as a knight[6]

25 Nov 1335:Deputed to raise all men capable of bearing arms in Hexham franchise[7]
1338:Christiana, widow of Hugh de Acton, calls him lord of Ogle and gives him lands in Whalton.
1339:in license to Henry Percy, moiety of Thrasterton in tenure of Robert Oggle.
1341 Edward III goes to Wark castle to relieve beseiged countess of Salisbury

David Bruce makes 3 incursions into England. In the second he camped Sun 26 Aug at Hedden Law, 6 miles from Newcastle, when Sir Robert Oggle decoys and captures 5 knights.[8]

11 May 1341:Grant of free warren in Oggle, Aldensheles, Rouley, Shilvington, Haselrig, Folbiry, Thrasterton, Hurtheworth, with permission to crenillate and strengthen manse of Oggle for service against the Scotch.[9]
08 Dec 1346:writ of Edward III directed to Robert de Ogle and Robert Bertram about taking prisoner John Douglas to the tower on 08 Dec 1346 (see below).[10]

The same year Thomas de Burneton quit-claimed all his rights in Seaton (near Woodhorn), and fishing in the Wansbeck to him.

10 May 1344:a commissioner to array country militia
10 Apr 1345:similar commission with Robert Bertram and Adomar de Atheles.

Scots invaded Cumberland burned Carlisle and Penrith, so he, John de Kirkeby, bishop of Carlisle and Sir Thomas Lucy raise opposing forces. A party of foragers under Sir Alexander Straghan, their chief commander, were fiercely attacked, entirely routed, Sir Alexander being run through the body with a spear and killed by Sir Robert Oggle, he himself being dangerously wounded; after this the Scots returned to their own country.

09 May 1346 Aldenscheles: Robert Doggie, seneschal of Annandale, in the name of William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, agreed with Richard de Thirilewalle to keep Lochmaben castle for one year, and a letter from Henry le Clerk reports Lochmaben will soon be victualled if he gets money to pay for stores at Carlisle and urges attention to the affairs of Robert Doggille (d'Oggille) and others in the castle.

He, as R. Doggle, occurs as a surety, on 09 May 1346. The deed has 4 shields in wax including a shield couché a fesse between 3 crescents, crest on a helmet a plume of feathers ‘Sr Roberti [Oggle].’

1346:Scots under David II, burned Corbridge, etc., invaded Durham and camped near the town of that name. On 17 October, he was met by four bishops, the Lords Neville, and Percy, Sir Robert Ogle, Sir Robert Bertram, and others, with 10,000 men and completely defeated at Neville’s Cross.

David was taken prisoner by John de Coupland who took him to Ogle castle. Sir Robert Ogle captured John Douglas, brother to the earl of that name, in addition to the earl of Fife, Henry de Ramsey and Thomas Boyd.[11]

20 Oct 1346:Lionel, the king’s son, Guardian of the Realm, signified to him and eleven others, ‘That after thanks to God for the many benefits bestowed on him, and the king’s subjects, in the deepest sense of gratitude, he acknowledges himself bound to him for his approved loyalty and valour, for the honour of his name, and defence of the kingdom of England against the Scotch his enemies, beseeching him to be vigilant in those parts, that no damage may happen by the iniquity of his said late adversaries.’
08 Dec 1346:Lionel, the king’s son, Guardian of the Realm, signified to him ‘That for avoiding the escape of prisoners taken in the battle of Durham and elsewhere in the North he had ordered them to he carried to the Tower of London.”

He therefore commands him to convey those prisoners in his custody so as to be there and delivered to the constable of the said Tower on Wednesday before the feast of the Epiphany.

20 Dec 1346he and Sir Robert Bertram summoned to meet prelates and nobles of the Kingdom at Westminster to consult on matters about the state, national defense, and an expedition into Scotland.
1346 and 1350steward of Hexhamshire
1351:son deals with and hold the estate
1352: son gives Thomas his son some land.


Primary Sources

  • Chronicle of Scotland
  • Froissart

Secondary Sources

  • Hodgson, J. & Hodgson-Hinde, J. (1827). A History of Northumberland in Three Parts: Part 2, (Vol. 1). E. Walker. Google Books. Web. 26 Jan. 2014.
  • Ogle, H.A.(1902). Ogle and Bothal: History of the baronies of Ogle, Bothal, and Hepple, (p.36). eBook.

Citations and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Hodgson & Hodgson-Hinde, 1827
  2. heiress of Sir Hugh Gubium, high sheriff in 1294, and lord of Shilvington. He occurs in the roll of Battle abbey.
  3. Ogle, 1902, p. 37.
  4. Sir Hugh Gubium and Roger Gubium witness deed, so gift was probably given at his marriage.
  5. They still had orders to array all men at arms, hobilers, archers, etc., in the county to be ready against invading Scots, because Newcastle's mayor promised his men to serve at sea.
  6. witness to grants by Sir Philip de Somerville lord of Witton, Underwood, and of John Corbit lord of Stanton. In the latter he is described as a knight and Sir Ralph de Eure, sheriff.
  7. To spare none, and such as were disobedient to his orders to arrest and imprison, he being high bailiff of the dominion of Tynedale.
  8. Chronicle of Scotland (see names of knights captured and held for ransom).
  9. He was equivalent to a feudal baron at this time. He got Shilvington from the Gubiums who held it in chief, and although some of his lands were held under other lords, it was evidently considered a barony by a committee of the House of Lords; and he was called lord of Ogle at the battle of Neville’s Cross. Hodgson Hinde thought differently, but evidently had not seen his inquisitions post mortem. name Morell (Morel) occurs in 1093 as of Bamburgh, the earl’s deputy, who killed Malcolm, king of Scots, and in 1095, as sheriff of Bamburgh and kinsman to Robert Mowbray, earl of Northumberland, when he was besieged by William Rufus; Morell for his gallant defence of Bamburgh, was received into the king’s court and favour,145 but another account says he died in exile.146 It is probably through this match that North Middleton, Long Witton, and Shilvington came info the family.
  10. Robert's name stands before the baron of Bothal, the sheriff and governor of the castle of Newcastle.
  11. morning of battle, Lords Ogle and Deincourt commands Queen Philippa's guards (Froissart).
  12. possibly from plague at Hexham.
  13. Ogle, 1902

See also...

  • Lundy, D. (2009, October 10). "Roger de Ogle #403287, b. 1295, d. 1350." The Peerage. Web.[1]

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