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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES OGL

Tasker Dulany (1752-1816). Her niece was Re-
becca Lowndes (1757-1802), who married Ben-
jamin Stoddert (ca. 1751-1813). Her first cousins
were Rebecca Addison (1703-?), who married
first, James Bowie s (?-ca. 1727/28), and second,
George Plater (1695-1755); Elinor Addison (1705-
?), who married fourth, Corbin Lee (?-1774).
CHILDREN. SONS: Samuel (1747-1748); Benjamin
Ogle (1748/49-1809). DAUGHTERS: Anne (1743-
1747); Mary (1746-1808), who married John
Ridout (1732-1797); and Meliora (1750-ca. 1775),
who married James Anderson of Hertford, Eng-
land. Anderson immigrated to Maryland in 1774
leaving his mother, Meliora, and two children in
England. A third child was born to Meliora in
1775 and was brought to Maryland by Anne Tas-
ker Ogle in 1784. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate, educated in England. RELIGIOUS AFFIL-
IATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Esq., by 1731. Ogle was an active horseman
and supporter of thoroughbred racing in the col-
onies. He imported "Queen Mab," the famous
English brood mare, and "Spark," a blooded stal-
lion originally owned by Frederick, Prince of
Wales, and given to Ogle by Lord Baltimore.
Among his other livestock at "Belair," Ogle kept
a buffalo. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: officeholder;
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Upper House, 1732/33-1733 (appointed during
the 2nd session of the 1732-1734 Assembly, reas-
sumed the office of governor before the Conven-
tion). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES: governor,

sworn on December 7, 1731, replaced on Decem-
ber 11, 1732, by Charles Calvert, 5th Lord Balti-
more (1699-1751); sworn on July 11, 1733, re-
placed on August 23, 1742, by Thomas B laden
(1698-1780); sworn on March 16, 1746/47, died
in office, 1752; councillor, 1732/33-1733 (presi-
dent, member of Council during Calvert's stay in
Maryland); surveyor general of the Western Shore,
1733/34-1742, 1748-death. MILITARY SERVICE:
captain, cavalry, before 1731. STANDS ON PUBLIC/
PRIVATE ISSUES: In a letter to Lord Baltimore
shortly after his arrival in Maryland, Ogle criti-
cized Benedict Leonard Calvert (1700-1732) and
his handling of Maryland's affairs, especially the
antagonism Calvert had provoked from impor-
tant residents such as "Bodely" and "Delany"
(Daniel Dulany (1685-1753)). His Maryland Ga-
zette obituary says, "In private Life he was an
amiable Companion; in his Conversation, affa-
ble, cheerful, and instructive, but never assum-
ing; and in his Friendship, warm and sincere...."

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY:

received £1 ,500.0.0 sterling from Benjamin Tasker
(ca. 1690-1768) as Anne's dowery. ANNUAL IN-
COME: £200.0.0 sterling towards the salary of
principal secretary, 1751. ADDITION AL COMMENT:
rented a house in Annapolis (now known as "Ogle
Hall"), 1747 until his death. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-
TION: none in Maryland, may already have owned
his house on Saville Row, Westminster. SIGNIF-

ICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: purchased 100 acres in Anne
Arundel County, 1734, and 1,570 acres in Anne
Arundel County, 1736. Purchased 1,677 acres in
Prince George's County with Benjamin Tasker (ca.
1690-1768) in March 1737 and bought out Tas-
ker's interest in the land in August 1737. This
property, plus 500 acres which Ogle added to it
in 1749, became known as "Belair/' and Ogle
commissioned his father-in-law to build a man-
sion there while the Ogles were in England during
the early 1740s. Ogle sold 384 acres in Anne
Arundel County in 1738, and purchased 1 lot in
Annapolis, 1740. In 1741, on the day following
the signing of his marriage agreement with Anne
Tasker and her father, Ogle gave a life interest
in 924 acres on the upper Severn River, Anne
Arundel County, to Sarah Guyther (probably
1708-?), a spinster. He purchased 1 lot in An-
napolis, probably already rented to Jonas Green,
publisher of the Maryland Gazette, in 1749. Be-
fore his death, Ogle took out certificates of survey
on 5 tracts totalling 516 acres in Frederick County.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on May 3, 1752, at 4:00
in the morning; buried in St. Anne's Churchyard,
Annapolis. PERSONAL PROPERTY: incomplete in-
ventories totalled £2,553.11.4 current money, in-
cluding 50 slaves, 20 horses, bank stock in Eng-
land worth probably less than £5,000.0.0 in 1752
but valued at £8,550.0.0 sterling in 1768. Ogle's
estate was still unsettled at the death of his sur-
viving executor, Benjamin Tasker (ca. 1690-1768).
LAND: 2,539 acres in Prince George's and Anne
Arundel counties, 2 lots in Annapolis, and at least
1 house in England.

OGLE, THOMAS (ca. 1749-1790). BORN: on
January 23, ca. 1749, in Frederick County; fourth
son. NATIVE: second generation. RESIDED: on his
dwelling plantation, "Peace and Plenty," in Fred-
erick County; also owned a home in Frederick

Town. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Maj. Jo-

seph Ogle (ca. 1705-1756), who immigrated to
Frederick County from Newcastle, Delaware, the
son of Thomas Ogle, who married first, Mary
Crawford, and second, Elizabeth Graham.

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