OGLE, Sir Chaloner (c.1680-1750), of Twickenham, Mdx. and Kirkley, Northumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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24 Nov. 1746 - 11 Apr. 1750

Family and Education

b. c.1680, o.s. of John Ogle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne by Mary, da. of Richard Braithwaite of Warcop, Westmld. m. (1) c.1726, Henrietta (d. 18 Sept. 1737), da. of Anthony Isaacson of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, s.p.; (2) 30 Oct. 1737, his 1st cos. Isabella, da. of Nathaniel Ogle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Kirkley, s.p. Kntd. May 1723. suc. fa. 1740.

Offices Held

Entered R.N. 1697, lt. 1702, capt. 1708; c.-in-c. Jamaica 1732-5; r.-adm. 1739; c.-in-c. W. Indies 1742-5; v.-adm. 1743, adm. 1744, adm. of the fleet 1749.


A distinguished naval officer, of a Northumberland family descended from a younger son of Ralph, 3rd Lord Ogle, who died in 1513,1 Ogle received his knighthood for capturing two notorious pirate ships off the West African coast in February 1722. While in Jamaica under Admiral Edward Vernon in 1742, he was tried and found guilty of an assault upon the governor, Edward Trelawny, in that during a quarrel between them he had laid his hand on the hilt of his sword, but at Trelawny’s request no judgment was given.2 On returning to England from the West Indies in 1745, he was president of the court martial which tried certain officers for misconduct during the action off Toulon, 11 Feb. 1744. In the following year he was brought in by the Administration for Rochester on the death of Admiral Nicholas Haddock. Pelham would have preferred Admiral John Byng, but acquiesced in the Duke of Bedford’s choice of Ogle—‘he won’t be so much employed abroad, and of consequence a better attender in Parliament’.3 In a news-letter of 24 Dec. 1746 Ogle is described as ‘snug [at Rochester] and will hardly care to go to sea any more’.4 Re-elected in 1747 he died 11 Apr. 1750, being succeeded at Rochester by Byng.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. New Hist. Northumb. xii. 501-3.
  • 2. Vernon Pprs. (Navy Recs. Soc. xcix), 254-5, 260-1.
  • 3. Pelham to Bedford, 4 Oct. 1746, Bedford mss.
  • 4. HMC Du Cane, 157.