1733–1813

Introduction

Born: 1733, Ab­er­deen, Scot­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 17, 1813, Mid­mar, Ab­er­deen­shire, Scot­land.

Biography

John was the son of min­is­ter James Ogil­vie (or Ogil­vy) of Ab­er­deen.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Mar­is­chal Col­lege, Un­i­ver­si­ty of Aber­deen (DD 1766).

He be­came par­ish min­is­ter of Lump­han­an, Ab­er­deen­shire, in 1759, and of Mid­mar, Ab­er­deen­shire, in 1760.

He was a mem­ber of the Com­mit­tee ap­pointed by the Gen­er­al As­sem­bly of 1775, to re­vise the Scot­tish Trans­la­tions and Par­a­phras­es of 1745, and is said to have con­trib­ut­ed num­ber 62, Lo, in the Last of Days Be­hold, to its 1781 edi­tion.

Publications

He pub­lished a num­ber of po­et­ic­al works, including:

Sources

Lyrics

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