CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3850/4/6
TitleOgston family papers
Date1824 - c.1944
Extent7 boxes
Administrative HistoryAlexander Ogston [grandfather of Sir Alexander Ogston], of Ogston and Tennant, Soap Manufacturers (MS 3452). Married Helen Milne.

Professor Francis Ogston (bap.1803, d.1887) [father of Sir Alexander Ogston], physician and professor of medical jurisprudence at Aberdeen University. In 1841 he married Amelia Cadenhead (d.1852), the daughter of Alexander Cadenhead, procurator fiscal for Aberdeen.

Professor Alexander Ogston (1844-1929) married Mary Jane Hargrave (1848-1873) in 1867. She was the daughter of James Hargrave of Stoke Newington, chief factor of the Hudson Bay Company. They had two sons and two daughters:
Mary Letitia Ogston (1868-1937) married Sir Herbert Grierson (1866-1960), first Professor of English at the University of Aberdeen (1894-1915), in 1896.
Francis Hargrave Ogston (b.1869) was killed in action during the Boer War.
Flora Mactavish Ogston (b.1872) married George Carter.
Walter Henry Ogston (b.1873) married Josephine Elizabeth Carter in 1909 and they had six children together: Sandy, Flora, Elizabeth, Walter, Josephine and Janet.

Sir Alexander Ogston later married Isabella Margaret Matthews (b.1847/8) in 1877. She was the daughter of James Matthews, architect. They had four sons and three daughters:
Alfred, Douglas, Helen, Constance, Rosa, Alexander and Rannald.
DescriptionCollection of papers concerning the family of Sir Alexander Ogston, including papers of his father Francis Ogston and his son Walter.
Access StatusOpen
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