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Richard L. Ogle (b. 1819 - d.1895)
MSA SC 5496-015912
Property owner, Prince George's County, Maryland,


Richard Lowndes Ogle was born 1819, at Belair Mansion to Benjamin Ogle, Jr. and Anna Maria Cooke. He was the grandson of Governor Benjamin Ogle who also lived at Belair prior to his death in 1809. In December 1846, Richard married Priscilla Mackall Bowie daughter of Robert and Catherine Lansdale Bowie at the Bowie family estate, Mattaponi. The Ogle's lived at Bladen, which was a home situated on land that was an extension of Belair, in Prince George's County.  Together Ogle and his wife had seven children Anna Maria, Catherine Lansdale, Frances Cornelia, Caroline Lansdale, Richard, Jr., Louisa, and Susan. Priscilla died August 21, 1859 and Richard Ogle married for a second time to Fanny D. Knight of Vermont. Richard and his wife resided at 1801 W. Lexington, in Baltimore, MD and had the following children: Mary, Rosalie, Randolph, and Henry. Richard was employed as a judge in the Orphans Court of Prince George's County.

Richard Ogle like his father and brother owned slaves. He owned as many as 31 slaves according to the 1860 Slave Schedules. He had slaves run away from his employ on a few occassions. In 1849, Ogle's slave Philip Spriggs ran away, was caught, and jailed in Baltimore City.  In 1852 Ogle's slave, Dennis, ran away from his home near the Governor's Bridge.  On another occassion Ogle's slave William H. Mitchell escaped in 1862 and was committed to jail in Baltimore City.

Richard Lowndes Ogle died April 4, 1895 in Baltimore, MD.

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