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Arthur Graeme Ogilvie

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Arthur Graeme Ogilvie (1851-1897), mining engineer

1851 Born in Farnham, son of Alexander Ogilvie and his wife Margaret.

1851 Living at Fir Grove, Farnham, Surrey: Alexander Ogilvie (age 39 born Forfarslure, Scotland), Civil Engineer and Contractor. With his wife Margaret Ogilvie (age 28 born Penkdridge, Derbyshire) and their four children; Margaret Francis Ogilvie (age 8 born Long Ditton); Elizabeth Mary Ogilvie (age 2 born Guildford); Gordon Allwans Ogilvie (age 1 born Palgrave, Sfk.); Arthur G. Ogilvie (age 2 Months born Farnham). Also his brother Patrick Ogilvie (age 24 born Renfrew), Civil Engineer. Six servants.[1]

Studied at Cambridge University

1871 Living with his parents in Dunwich, a student[2]

1878 Married Mary Caroline Agnew in Manchester[3]

1879 Birth of son Douglas Graeme Ogilvie[4]

1881 Birth of daughter Mary[5]

1882 Birth of son Alexander

1887 Joined Inst of Civil Engineers

1888 Death of his wife Mary

1896 Registered as elector in London, of 8 Grove end road, St Johns Wood, and offices at 4 Great George St, City of Westminster

1897 Died at Wimpole St, London[6]

1900 Death of his son Douglas[7] as the result of an accidental explosion in a laboratory.[8]



1897 Obituary [9]

ARTHUR GRAEME OGILVIE, second son of Mr. Alexander Ogilvie, of Sizewell House, Leiston, Suffolk, was born on the 31st January, 1851.

He was educated at Rugby School and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in the Natural Science Tripos in 1873.

He then served a pupilage of three years to Sir George Elliot, Bart., during which time he was occupied at the Powell Duffryn, Horncastle, Usworth and Buldick Collieries. Mr. Ogilvie obtained the Government certificate for competency to manage mines, and was for a time Assistant Engineer at the Pensher Colliery.

In 1878 Mr. Ogilvie took an office at No. 4 Great George Street, Westminster, and from that date practised as a Mining Engineer.

He was for some years, and at the time of his death, Chairman of the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co and a Director of the New Russia Co.

In 1892 he contested the Sudbury division of Suffolk in the Liberal interest, but failed to secure the seat.

Mr. Ogilvie died at his residence, 5 Grove End Road, St. John’s Wood, on the 29th July, 1897.

He was elected an Associate on the 6th March, 1877, and was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members.


1897 Obituary [10]

ARTHUR GRAEME OGILVIE died at his residence in St. John's Wood, London, on July 29, 1897, at the age of forty-seven. He was educated at Rugby and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in the Natural Science tripos of that University in 1873. He then served a pupillage of three years to Sir George Elliot, Bart., and passed the examination qualifying him for a colliery manager's certificate.

From 1878 he practised as a mining engineer in Westminster. He held a leading position in the South Wales district, having been chairman of the Powell-Duffryn Steam Coal Company for several years past, and in 1893 he was chairman of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Coal Owners' Association. He was an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Geological Society.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1883.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1871 census
  3. BMD
  4. 1881 census
  5. BMD
  6. National Probate Calendar
  7. BMD
  8. Cambridge University Alumnae
  9. 1897 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries
  10. 1897 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries