According to Hodgson & Hodgson-Hinde, (1827), Sir Robert Ogle, Knt. was probably of age to inherit around 1302. 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," but the majority of his mother's dowry came to him between the early to mid-1320s. That said, he continued to acquire a hefty amount of property over the course of his life.
|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.|
|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.
described as a knight
|25 Nov 1335:||Deputed to raise all men capable of bearing arms in Hexham franchise|
|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.
|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.|
|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).
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.
|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 1346||he 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 1350||steward of Hexhamshire|
|1351:||son deals with and hold the estate|
|1352:||son gives Thomas his son some land.|
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