OGILVIE, WILLIAM [SSNE 3223]
- OGILVIE, OGELBY, OGILVY
- First name
- WILLIAM, VILHELM
- Social status
William Ogilvie served as a Swedish officer from 1640 until at least 1654. During that time he appears to have held an armourer's position in Stockholm castle. In 1647 he was responsible for the delivery of various items of ammunition for use in New Sweden, the American colony. He also sent shipments of saltpetre from Vaxholm to Gripsholm in 1649. He was involved in the arms trade, and had dealings with John Maclean [SSNE 1631] during the preparations for the Montrosian expedition against Scotland. In a letter dated 28 June 1639 from Hamburg, Captain William Ogilvie signed a testmonial that arms bought by Sir Thomas Roe were serviceable and fit for service by Charles I. This was a group of officers who had all newly left Swedish service. He may be the same man who was in Swedish service in the 1620s [SSNE 3222].
Sources: The National Archives, SP 81/47, f.102, 'Certificate of General King upon arms sent to England', 28 June 1639; Swedish Riksarkiv, Skoklostersamlingen, brev till Karl Gustav Wrangel; Several letters can be found in 'Krigskollegium Kancelliet; Adressatregistratur till Krigskollegiets Registratur 1631-1654' including; 10/2/1640; "testimonium om hans tjänst 30/6/1643"; "fullmakt att vara arklimästare har vid Stockholms slott 29/1/1646"; "att leverera några ammunitionssorter på skeppet Svanen som till Nya Sverige oversändas skola 2/8/1647; 14/2/1648; 28/6/1648; 2/10/1648; "att låta hämta den upplagda salpetern i Vaxholm och på Gripsholm förskicka 23/4 1649"; 25/4/1649; "att leverera till Hans Makeleer diverse vapen med tillbehör 7/4/1649; 28/5/1650, 18/7/1650, 26/3/1651, 30/1/1654, 2/11/1654; Swedish Krigsarkivet, Muster Roll, 1650/2; 1651/2; 1652/2; 1656/2.
- STUART KINGDOMS, HAMBURG
- Arrived 1639-06-28, as CAPTAIN
- Capacity MILITARY, purpose MILITARY
- SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM
- Arrived 1640-02-10, as CAPTAIN
- Departed 1656-12-31, as ARKLIMASTARE
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY