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Nathaniel Ogle

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Nathaniel Ogle (1797-1856) of Summers and Ogle of the Iron Foundry, Millbrook, Southampton

1797 March 26th. Christened the son of Nathaniel Ogle and Anna Maria Cowlam at St. Mary, Southampton. [1] Note: Possibly born in 1795.[2]

1830 August 19th. Letter to the Times newspaper about a journey in the steam carriage. Address is Black Dog, Bedfont. [3]

1831. "The committee have also examined Messers. Summers and Ogle, Mr. Hancock and Mr. Stone whose steam carriages have been in daily use for some months past on common roads. . . . Mr. Ogle states:-

'That his experimental carriage went from London to Southampton in some places at a velocity of from thirty-two to thirty-five miles per hour. That they have ascended a hill rising one in six at sixteen and a half miles per hour, and four miles of the London Road at the rate of twenty-four miles and a half per hour, loaded with people. That his engine is capable of carrying three tons weight in addition to its own.'" [4]

1833 June 22nd. 'On Saturday last Mr Nathaniel Ogle, accompanied by several ladies, together with Mr Babbage, Mr C Bischoff, Mr Macgary, Mr G Burdett, and other gentlemen, proceeded by his steam-carriage from the Bazaar in King-street, Portman-square, to call on Mr Rothschild at his residence at Stamford-hill. The vehicle, although it has been rattled over the roads nearly six hundred miles, is in efficient condition. A small quantity of waste steam was perceptible at first, until the boilers and casing were hot. The distance, full seven miles, was cleared, notwithstanding the crowded state of the roads, in thirty-one minutes, and the sudden and narrow ascent to Mr Rothschild's made with perfect precision, which was hardly to be expected from so long and ponderous a vehicle. The party was most urbanely and kindly received by Mr and Mrs Rothschild, and, after having partaken of refreshments, returned to Baker-street.' [5]

1835 Letter to the Times newspaper regarding safety of boilers from 58 Baker Street, Portman Square. [6]

1837 Of Camberwell, steam carriage builder declared bankrupt. [7] of Baker Street, Portman Square [8]

1841 Nathl Ogle (age c40), Independent, is resident at Albermarle Street, St. George Hanover Square. [9]

1841 October 6th. Married to Helen Acton (c1812-1879) at St. George's, Hanover Square.

1843 Q1. Harman Chaloner Ogle born at Bromley

1844 Q3. Helen Perceval Ogle born at Brentford

1846 Q1. Camilla Catharine Ogle born Brentford

1847 Q4. Walter Percival Acton Ogle born Brentford

1851 Living at Queen's farm, St Saviour, Jersey: Nathaniel Ogle (age 55 born England), Annuitant. With his wife Helen (age 38 born England) and their children Harman Chaloner Ogle (age 8 born England), Helen Percival Ogle (age 6 born England), Catherine Carmella Ogle (age 5 born England) and Walter Acton Ogle (age 3 born England). Three servants. [10]

1854. Publication: Specification of William Alltoft Summers and Nathaniel Ogle: Steam-engine and Other Boilers by William Alltoft Summers, Nathaniel Ogle. Publisher - Queen's Print. Office, 1854. Length - 3 pages

1856 Nathaniel died at St Saviour's, Jersey

Notes on Genealogy
1813 Nathaniel Ogle (Senior) dies at Bath. 'eldest son of the late Rev. Dr. Ogle, Dean of Winchester'.[11]

1813 May 16th. Nathaniel Ogle (Senior) buried at Southampton. He was born in Northumberland.[12]

1814 The Villa of Nathaniel Ogle, (Senior), is sold. 'Marine residence and land'. Full description given.[13]


1861 Living at 1 Clifford Place, St. Saviour, Jersey: Helen Ogle (age 50 born England), Widow. With her children Harman Ogle (age 18 born England), Helen P. Ogle (age 16 born England) and Catherine Ogle (age 15 born England). One servant.[14]

1879 Helen died

1879 November 3rd. Her Administration '...Helen Ogle late of 1 Clifford Place....to the Reverend Harman Chaloner Ogle of the City of Oxford Clerk Head Master of Magdalen College School the son and one of the Next of Kin' Under £600.[15]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Parish records (IGI)
  2. 'History of the Baronies of Ogle, Bothal and Hepple and of the Bertram Family' by Henry Ogle 1902
  3. The Times (london, England), Thursday, Aug 19, 1830
  4. Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons in 1831 as quoted in Motors and Motor-driving
  5. The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (Saturday 29 June 1833).
  6. The Times, Friday, Aug 07, 1835
  7. The Leeds Mercury, Saturday, June 17, 1837
  8. The Derby Mercury, Wednesday, June 21, 1837
  9. 1841 Census
  10. 1851 Census
  11. Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 21 May 1813
  12. [2] IGI
  13. Hampshire Chronicle - Monday 02 May 1814
  14. 1861 Census
  15. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar