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 Andrew Ogle (1764-1845), corn merchant, of Derbyshire & Preston, Lancashire.

 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, Freckleton:

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, Mary 
Martha Ann Ogle 1801-? ; married William Brown, Wesleyan preacher & Commercial traveller for a paper mill. 
Joseph Ogle 1806–1878; for many years a draper in Preston, Lancashire.
Mary Walker Ogle 1810–1893 ran a private school in Preston with her sister, Elizabeth.
Thomas Ogle 1813–1882; bookbinder, artist and photographer.

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 courtesy of


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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A map showing Church Street and the Parish Church in 1889. The location of Library Street is marked in red. Click on the image to enlarge.

Advert for the sale by auction of Andrew Ogle's warehouse, Preston, 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 reads:

"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."