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Edward David Stuart Ogilvie (1814 - 1896)


Biographical Note

Edward David Stewart Ogilvie (1814-1896), pastoralist and member of the NSW Legislative Council, was born at Tottenham, Middlesex, England, in 1814, son of William and Mary Ogilvie. He arrived in Sydney on the ship 'Grenada' in 1825. In 1840 Edward Ogilvie, his brother Frederick Ogilvie and a party of men ventured up the Clarence River, NSW, the first white men to explore the area. Edward took up land on both sides of the river, later naming the property 'Yulgilbar'. In 1847 he was appointed local magistrate.

In 1854 he travelled to Europe and while in London published work under the pseudonym 'An Australian Squatter'. In 1858 Ogilvie married Theodosia Isabella de Burgh at Dublin, Ireland. They returned to 'Yulgilbar' in 1859 and between 1860 and 1866 Yulgilbar Castle was built on 'Yulgilbar'. Ogilvie was appointed to the NSW Legislative Council (1863-1889).

Ogilvie took his wife and eight daughters to England in 1884 and Theodosia died at Torquay in 1886. Ogilvie died in 1896, survived by two sons and eight daughters. He left a life interest in 'Yulgilbar' to his sixth daughter, Mabel Harriet Lillingston, wife of Charles A. G. Lillingston.




 Street family - further papers, 1861-1972, together with Lillingston family papers, 1819-1925, and Ogilvie family papers, 1824-1896


Ogilvie, Edward David Stuart, 1814 - 1896

Call No.

MLMSS 1686 ADD-ON 2203

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Member of Legislative Council 1863-1889
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