OGILVIE, GEORGE (JURGEN) [SSNE 3207]

Surname
OGILVIE, OFILBUS, AGELBY, OGILVY
First name
GEORGE (JURGEN)
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
OFFICER
Religion
CATHOLIC

Text source

George Ogilvie bought recruits for the Danish army who had been press-ganged by the Roses of Afflossen. He served in the Danish-Norwegian army between 1627 and 1628, receiving his reckoning on 18 October 1628. On the first of that month he had been appointed as a captain of a free-company, and t isnot clear at which point he actually left Danish service.

By November 1629, Ogilvie had transferred to the Swedish army. Ogilvy joined Patrick Ruthven's [SSNE 3413] regiment as a reformed captain. His position was confirmed in 1631 and he later served in Francis Ruthven's [SSNE 3403] regiment in 1633. It may be he, referred to as Lt. Colonel George Ogilvy [cf. SSNE 3210], who was the father of Jacob Ogilvie [SSNE 3214].

 

Ogilvy appears to have held lands in Nether Muirton, inherited from his father on the latter's death 3 May 1628.

Sources:

T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.134; RPCS 2nd series II, passim and IV, pp.634-5

Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1629/19,20; 1630/22-29; 1631/12,15-21; 1632/10-21; 1633/11-18. See also MR 1630/28,30-33; 1631/12-15; G. Lind, Danish Data Archive 1573; ; F. Rudelius, 'Kalmar Regementes Personhistoria 1623-1927 (2 vols., Norrköping, 1952) I, p.95.

With thanks to Gordon MacGregor regarding the mention of lands of Nether Muirton.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, NITHSDALES, JAMES SINCLAIR'S REGIMENTS
Arrived 1627-09-29, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1628-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, GEORGE CRAWFORD'S, PATRICK/FRANCIS RUTHVEN
Arrived 1629-01-01, as REF. CAPTAIN
Departed 1633-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, BREMEN
Arrived 1632-08-13
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY