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201 The History of South African Rugby-published on the rugbyfootballhistory.com website.
The Reverend George Ogilvie ('Gog'), is credited with introducing football to South Africa, following his appointment as Headmaster of the Diocesan College at Rondenbosch, near Cape Town in 1861 and remained until 1885. Actually, the game he taught was the Winchester football variety, a game he had learned at his former ‘alma mater’, the well-known Hampshire school, Winchester College, Hampshire England. Soon, the young gentlemen of Cape Town joined in and the local press reported a series of football matches between scratch sides conveniently named ‘Town v Suburbs’, Civil servants v All comers or ‘Home v Colonial-born’ etc. etc. but the first game took place on 21st August 1862 between the Army and the Civil service.

Published on the Bishops Diocesan College website.
There is also a myth that Canon Ogilvie brought rugby to South Africa. In fact he detested the game and did not want Bishops to play it. What he brought to South Africa in 1861 was a form of football at a time when there was no game called soccer and rugby football was played only at Rugby School. Canon Ogilvie's game was based on what was played at his old school, Winchester College in Hampshire. George Ogilvie was a remarkable personality. His nickname was Gog and the game played at the Cape was often referred to as Gog's Game or Gogball. Bishops got the Cape playing football of this kind, starting with the South African College.

The Form of Information of a Death for George shows him being married at the time of his Death. 
OGILVIE, Rev George (I7686)
 
202 The Newcastle Journal, dated Wed 07th November 1866 reported George's death as follows:
FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.-An inquest was held last evening at the Durham Ox Inn, Cattle Market, before Mr. Hoyle, coroner, on the body of George William Ghent, sixteen years of age, who resided at Broomhill, near Ebchester, and who died at the Infirmary, on Monday, from injuries received on Saturday. Deceased was employed on the Derwent and Conside Railway, in course of construction; and on Saturday, whilst "braking" some waggons near Blaydon, he slipped his foot and fell upon the rails, and the wheels of one of the waggons passed over his legs, inflicting the injuies which resulted in his death on Monday. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidentally killed." 
GHENT, George William (I0837)
 
203 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. SONGER, Florence Maud (I8391)
 
204 The transcription for Hannah's Baptism shows her name as Anna. BENTLEY, Hannah (I1372)
 
205 The Victoria passenger lists only show Thomas, his wife Mary and 2 daughters Ann and Esther. What happened to Mary and Lucy? ROSE, Thomas (I6021)
 
206 Thomas is twinned with Catherine MASKELL, Thomas (I4702)
 
207 Tony has a twin brother Peter R Brabon. BRABON, Tony Frank (I0033)
 
208 Took her own life. GHENT, Lillian Prudence (I0220)
 
209 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. SHERGOLD, Frederick J (I2261)
 
210 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. SHERGOLD, Frances J (I2258)
 
211 Twin with Peter MASKELL, Trayton (I4297)
 
212 Twin with Trayton MASKELL, Peter (I4314)
 
213 Vicar of Eastry-cum-Word. HARVEY, Rev. R (I7426)
 
214 Warden of Sir John Boys hospital. OWER, Edward (I7468)
 
215 When Alice Hunns married Richard Paterson she was a widow. HUNNS, Alice (I2681)
 
216 When George married Rebecca he is shown as a widower aged 47. There is no trace of a George Henry HAGGIS on the GRO birth indexes between 1844 and 1862. HAGGIS, George Henry (I6854)
 
217 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. GHENT, Councillor Raymond Vincent (I0001)
 
218 When Richard Paterson married Alice Hunns he was a widower. PATERSON, Richard (I2680)
 
219 When Stanley Ghent married May Taylor in 1942 they set up home first at No. 20 and then shortly after at 36 Bensham Grove, Thornton Heath, Surrey. In 1952 they moved to 2, Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey and in 1961 moved to 36, Ferndale Road, South Norwood, London S.E.25. There followed moves to West Street, Carshalton, Surrey(general store); Brighton, Sussex(1. confectioners)(2. Three Jolly Butchers PH), North Street; Farncome, Surrey(The Cricketers PH); Kingston, Surrey(Working Mens Club); Merton Surrey(Working Mens Club); on retirement they moved to Mitcham, Surrey(1. West Street)(2. Glebe Path). GHENT, Stanley Cyril (I0006)
 
220 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1992
 
221 Wilfred was "Mentioned In Despatches" - see London Gazette 25/10/1945, page 5212 and recieved the 'Oak Leaf' Gallantry Award. He was also captured and made a Prisoner of War, POW No. 11875 and sent to Stalag 357, Oerbke (Nr Fallingbostel). DISBURY, Wilfred Albert Ronald (I0491)
 
222 William's Birth Certificate shows his date of birth as 15th February 1899, however, his actual date of birth was 30th Dec 1898. This came about because his parents could not afford the registration fee earlier and therefore gave a later date to avoid prosecution. GOOD, William Frederick (I0010)
 
223 With husband Ernest she was a great supporter of local issues, including getting a subway under the newly formed Archway Road; much to the annoyance and cost to Islington Council. GHENT, Alice Elsie (I2516)
 
224 Witness at Edward's marriage to Jessie Ada was Mr Alfred Jacobs, guardian to his son Augustus, while he was serving in the armed forces. COUVES, Edward James (I0305)
 
225 Witness to James Clarke and Julia Eliza Spinners marriage in 1888  CLARKE, Sarah (I0110)
 

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