Andrew Ogle (1764-1845), corn merchant, of Derbyshire & Preston,
Andrew Ogle (1764-1845) - Parents & Siblings
Andrew Ogle was born in Derbyshire, in August 1764. He was the son of John Ogle
(1731-1804) and Elizabeth Ogle (1724-94), (nee Reynolds).
Andrew had two older brothers, Thomas (1753-1822) and John (1762-1835). His
sister, Mary, (1766-1838) married a Yorkshireman, Ralph Blakelock.
Andrew Ogle (1764-1845) - Wife & Children
Andrew married Anna Walker (1774-1821) of South Wingfield, Derbyshire, at
Derby in 1794. They had seven children, two were christened at the Wesleyan Methodist Church,
John Ogle 1795–1872; he became a printer, bookseller, bookbinder &
stationer in Bolton, Lancashire.
Mary Ogle 1797–1812; died aged 14.
Elizabeth Ogle 1799–? ; ran a private school in Preston with her sister,
Martha Ann Ogle 1801-? ; married William Brown, Wesleyan preacher
& Commercial traveller for a paper mill.
1806–1878; for many years a draper in Preston, Lancashire.
Mary Walker Ogle 1810–1893 ran a private school in Preston with her sister,
Thomas Ogle 1813–1882; bookbinder, artist
Andrew Ogle (1764-1845) - Business
Although the Ogle family came from Derbyshire they probably
had some connection with Preston. By the early 1800s Andrew and his
brother Thomas were living there with their families.
Preston, viewed from the north in
1830. It was being transformed from a medieval market town
into a large industrial town. This
engraving depicts windmills and factories with the
Parish Church in the centre and the River Rible to the right. Click
on the image to enlarge. Image
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Andrew and his brother Thomas were both corn merchants with
warehouses in Preston, Lancashire. They had separate businesses, probably
suppling local grocers with corn, tea and other produce. Andrew had more success
than Thomas who, by 1813, was heavily in debt and ended up in the
debtors prison, Lancaster Castle.
There isn't much information on Andrew's business but in 1817 there's mention of
'Andrew Ogle's warehouse' in which was stored 'tea, cheese and
flour'. He is listed in Pigot's Directory of Lancashire (1827) as a 'corn and
flour dealer' at 5, Library Street, Preston.
In the June, 1841 Census we find Andrew at Cragg's Boarding
House in Church Street, Blackpool. He could have been living there, on
holiday, or resting after illness. At the time, one of his grandsons was a
pupil at Blackpool Academy, South Shore. The coast was becoming a popular
destination for the young and old alike, partly because of the pollution
and social problems in the industrial towns.
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map showing Church Street and the Parish Church in 1889. The location of
Library Street is marked in red. Click on the image to
Advert for the sale by auction of Andrew Ogle's
Lancashire, in 1848. It was four-storied, fronting Library Street
and School Lane, just behind the grounds of the Parish Church. Some of the
old warehouses in this area survive to this day.
Andrew died just a few days after his 81st
birthday, in August 1845, and the announcement in the Preston Guardian
"A long course of unassuming piety marked the Christian life
of this servant of God; and by his death his family have lost an affectionate
parent, and the poor and afflicted a sincere friend."