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OGLE, Sir CHARLES (1775–1858), admiral of the fleet, eldest son of Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle (1727–1816), and grandnephew of Sir Chaloner Ogle [q. v.], was born on 24 May 1775, and entered the navy in 1787, on board the Adventure, with Captain John Nicholson Inglefield [q. v.] After uneventful service in different ships on the coast of Africa and home stations, he was made lieutenant into the Woolwich, in the West Indies, on 14 Nov. 1793. In January 1794 he was moved into the Boyne, flagship of Sir John Jervis, and in May was appointed acting-captain of the Assurance. On 21 May 1795 he was confirmed as commander of the Avenger sloop, from which he was moved to the Petrel, and on 11 Jan. 1796, in the Mediterranean, was posted by Jervis to the Minerve. During the following years he commanded the Meleager, Greyhound, and Egyptienne, for the most part in the Mediterranean. In 1805 he commanded the Unité frigate, and in 1806 was appointed to the Princess Augusta yacht, which he commanded till August 1815, when he took command of the Ramillies in the Channel. In November 1815 he commanded the Malta at Plymouth, and in 1816 the Rivoli at Portsmouth. By the death of his father on 27 Aug. 1816 he succeeded to the baronetcy. He was promoted to be rear-admiral on 12 Aug. 1819, was commander-in-chief in North America 1827–30, became vice-admiral 22 July 1830, admiral 23 Nov. 1841, and was commander-in-chief at Portsmouth 1845–8. He was promoted to be admiral of the fleet on 8 Dec. 1857, and died at Tunbridge Wells on 16 June 1858. Ogle married, first, in 1802, Charlotte Margaret, daughter of General Thomas Gage [q. v.] (she died in 1814, leaving issue two daughters and a son, Chaloner, who succeeded to the baronetcy); secondly, in 1820, Letitia, daughter of Sir William Burroughs, bart. (she died in 1832, leaving issue one son, William, who succeeded as fifth baronet); thirdly, in 1834, Mary Anne, daughter of George Cary of Tor Abbey, Devon, already twice a widow (she died in 1842, without issue).

[Marshall's Roy. Nav. Biogr. i. 709; O'Byrne's Nav. Biogr. Dict.; Return of Services in the Public Record Office; Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, vol. xxix. p. cxxxii; Gent. Mag. 1858, ii. 189; Foster's Baronetage.]

J. K. L.