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liver up the castle to Major-general Deane, he maintained a firm attitude until he obtained terms as favourable as it was possible to grant. On 1 Feb. 1652 he sent a letter to the king asking for supplies of ammunition and provisions (Cal. Clarendon State Paper, ii. 18). These were not granted him, but on 12 April the king sent him a message approving of his fidelity, urging him to hold out till winter, and permitting him either to ship the regalia in a vessel sent to transfer them to Holland, or to retain them should he think the removal would dishearten the garrison (ib. p. 129). The castle was surrendered on 26 May. The conditions were that the garrison should march out with the usual honours, and be permitted to pass to their homes unmolested. The favourable terms were granted in the hope of obtaining possession of the regalia; but as Ogilvy failed to deliver them up, he and Lady Ogilvy were detained prisoners in a room of the castle until 10 Jan. 1653, only obtaining their liberty when all hope of obtaining possession of the regalia was dissipated by a false but circumstantial report that they had been carried abroad. Ogilvy was also required to find caution in 2,000l. sterling. The regalia remained in concealment at Kinneff till the Restoration, when they were delivered up by Ogilvy to Charles II. For his services in conjunction with their preservation, Ogilvy was by letters patent, 5 March 1660, created a baronet of Nova Scotia, and, 3 March 1666 received a charter of the lands of Barras, which was ratified by parliament on 17 Aug. 1679. There is no record of his death. He was buried at Kinneff, where there is a monument to him and his wife. He had a son, Sir William Ogilvy, who, in 1701 published a pamphlet setting forth the special services of his father as preserver of the regalia, in contrast to those rendered by the Earl Marishal, the title being 'A True Account of the Preservation of the regalia of Scotland.' The pamphlet, which was reprinted in 'Somers Tracts,' gave rise at the instance of the Earl of Kintore, to an action before the privy council, which, on 8 July 1702, passed an act for burning the book at the cross of Edinburgh, and fined Ogilvy's son David, one of the defenders, in l.200l. Scots. The male line failed in the person of Sir George Ogilvy, the eleventh baranet, who died in 1837.

Papers relating to the Preservation of the Regalia of Scotland (Bannatyne Club); Whitelocke's Memorials; Cal. Clarendon State Papers; Jervise's Epitaphs and Inscriptions in the North-east of Scotland; Douglas's Scottish Baronage; Nisbet's Heraldry, ii. 230-6.]

T. F. H.

OGILVY or OGILVIE, JAMES, fifth or sixth Lord Ogilvy of Airlie (d. 1605), was the son of James, fourth or fifth lord Ogilvy, by Catherine, daughter of Sir John Campbell of Calder, knight. He succeeded his father some time before 17 Dec. 1547, and he was a lord of the articles for the parliament of 1559. On 10 March 1559-410 he obtained from Donald, abbot of Coupar-Angus, a charter of the lands of Meikle and Little Forthar in the barony of Glenislt. With the lords of the congregation he was present at the seizure of St. Johnstone's (Perth) in June 1559 (Cal. State Papers, For. Ser. 1558-9, entries 880, 908). He was one of those who, at the camp of Leith on 10 May 1560, ratified the treaty of Berwick with the English (Knox, Works, ii. 53), and on 27 April he signed a band to defend 'the liberty of the Evangel' (ib. p.63). On 27 June 1562 he was attacked in the streets of Edinburgh, and his right arm was mutilated, by Sir John Gordon, son of George, fourth earl of Huntly [see under Gordon, George, fourth Earl of Huntly]. The dispute had reference to the lands of a relative (ib. p. 45 ; Keith, Hist. of Scotland, ii. 156 ; Reg. P. C. Scotl. i. 218). Sir John, who was one of the lovers of Mary Stuart, was subsequently executed at Aberdeen for breaking his ward and engaging in rebellion.

Ogilvy joined the queen in the roundabout raid against Moray after her marriage to Darnley (ib. i. 379). He was one of those who subscribed the band for Bothwell's marriage to Mary in Ainalie's tavern on April 1567. After Mary's escape from Lochleven, he signed the band for her at Hamilton on 8 May 1508, but, having gone north to muster his forces, arrived too late to be of service to her at Langside (Keith, History, ii. 818). Subsequently he took up arms under the Duke of Hamilton (Herries, Memoirs, p. 114), and on this account was, on 2 March 1568-9, declared a rebel (Reg. P. C. Scotl. i. 646), but on 15 April signed a 'band to the king' (ib. p. 654). At the parliament held at Perth on 31 July 1569, he voted for the queen's divorce from Bothwell (ib. ii. 8). He attended the convention at Edinburgh after the murder of the regent Moray in 1570 (Herries, p. 123; Calderwood, ii. 544). In April he, with other lords, signed a letter to Queen Elizabeth, asking her 'to enter in such conditions with the Queen's Highness in Scotland as may be honourable for all parties' (Calderwood, ii. 549). In August following Morton made an attempt to surprise him and Sir James Balfour at Brechin, which they were holding on behalf of the queen, but they made their escape (ib. iii. 7-8; Herries,