Reverend George OGILVIE

Reverend George OGILVIE

Male 1826 - 1915  (89 years)

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  • Name George OGILVIE 
    • 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.
    Title Reverend 
    Born 1826  Calne, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 19 Sep 1826  Calne, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Education 1841  Elm Rectory, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Pupil of Charles Griffiths-Rector 
    Residence 1841  Elm Rectory, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1851  North Mimms Place, North Mimms, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Tutor-Classics, to children of Fulke Southwell Greville. 
    Residence 1851  North Mimms Place, North Mimms, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1915  The Grange, Sandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Province, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 1 May 1915  Rondebosch, Cape Province, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 3 May 1915  Grave No. 628 BC, Maitland Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I6331  GhentGoodFamilyTree
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2018 

    Father George Shadforth OGILVIE, MRCS,   b. 1791, Douglas, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1868, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Bridget Mary BISHOP,   b. 28 Dec 1801, Calne, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1829, Calne, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 6 Dec 1820  Calne, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F2510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1826 - Calne, Wiltshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 19 Sep 1826 - Calne, Wiltshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1915 - The Grange, Sandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Province, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 May 1915 - Rondebosch, Cape Province, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 May 1915 - Grave No. 628 BC, Maitland Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa. Link to Google Earth
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    George Ogilvie Reverend

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S58] England Census 1841 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S49] England Census 1851 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S203] Cape Province, South Africa, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S204] Cape Town, South Africa, Maitland Cemetery Records, 1888-1959 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S03332] England, Select Marriages 1538-1973, 84 (Reliability: 3), 6 Dec 1820.
      Calne, Wiltshire