William Ogle, 1st Viscount Ogle

William Ogle, 1st Viscount Ogle (died 1670) was an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1643. He fought on the Royalist side in the English Civil War.

Ogle was born in Northumberland and settled in Winchester. He was knighted in 1628. He was a colonel in the war against the Scots.[1]

In April 1640, Ogle was elected Member of Parliament for Winchester in the Short Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Winchester in the Long Parliament in November 1640.[2] He was serving in Ireland in 1643 when King Charles recalled him and he seized Winchester for the crown [1] He was disabled from sitting in parliament in June 1643. He held Winchester until October 1645, when he was court martialled over its surrender but was nevertheless granted the title of Viscount Ogle, of Catherlough, in the Irish peerage.[3]

Ogle married Cherity Phelips, widow of Sir Thomas Phelips and daughter of William Waller.[4]


  1. ^ a b P. R. Newman The old service: Royalist regimental colonels and the Civil War, 1642-46
  2. ^ Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 229–239.
  3. ^ A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages (Stated as Richard instead of William)
  4. ^ A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies ... By John Burke, John Bernard Burke
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Winchester
With: John Lisle
Succeeded by
John Lisle
Nicholas Love
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Viscount Ogle