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Robert Ogilvie

Clapham Rovers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 2
0% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Robert Andrew Muter Macindoe Ogilvie
Birth Wednesday, 20 October 1852 at 7 Doughty Street, Mecklenburgh Square, St. Pancras, Middlesex
  registered in St. Pancras in October-December 1852 St. Pancras was in Middlesex Registration County up until 1889
"At 7 Doughty Street, Mecklenburgh Square, London, on the 20th instant, Mrs. Ogilvie; a son." - Glasgow Herald, Monday, 25 October 1852.
Baptism 30 December 1852 at Trinity Church in Holborn.
Education Attended Brentwood School
According to the 1861 census, Robert is the eldest of two children, both sons, to their father, Robert Annesley, and mother, Robina (née Muter). Living with them is an older half-sister, from his father's first marriage, to Lucy Creswell (née Lawrence)(d.1848). They have two servants, and they all live at 24 Mecklenburgh Square in St Pancras. His father is the Inspector General at Customs & Excise.
According to the 1871 census, Robert, now a commercial clerk at Lloyds, remains at 24 Mecklenburgh Square with his parents, half-sister, Louisa, younger brother, Andrew, and two servants.
(His father died 13 May 1879)
According to the 1881 census, Robert is now living with his widowed mother at 7 Sheffield Terrace in Kensington with Louisa and Andrew and a single servant. Robert is an insurance broker.
(His mother died 8 April 1888)
According to the 1891 census, still at 7 Sheffield Terrace, Robert, now an underwriter for the insurance broker firm, is head of the household over Andrew and two servants.
According to the 1901 census, Robert remains an underwriter, and remains living with Andrew at 7 Sheffield Terrace, with two servants.
According to the 1911 census, Robert Andrew is living at 7 Sheffield Terrace with his brother Andrew and two servants. He is a marine underwriter.
According to the 1921 census, Robert Andrew is living at Golt Cottage on Jackman's Lane in Woking with his brother Andrew and two servants. He is a retired marine underwriter.
According to Passengers Lists, Robert and Andrew left the port of Southampton bound for Las Palmas on 22 February 1923 on board the 'RHL Flandria', returning on 8 May in London onboard the 'UCM Guildford Castle'.
Again, the lists reveal that Robt. Andrew left London for Bombay on 14 April 1927 on board the 'P&O Ranpura;. He returned on 28 April on board the 'P&O Ranchi'.
The London Electoral Registers reveal that Robert remained at 7 Sheffield Terrace until 1927, he moved to 18 Sheffield Terrace from 1928.
Death Saturday, 5 March 1938 at his second home in Golf Cottage, St. John's, Woking, Surrey
aged 85 years 136 days registered in Surrey NW January-March 1938


"Mr R. A. Ogilvie, whose death is announced at the age of 85, played full-back in the Clapham Rovers team which won the English cup in 1880. Clapham Rovers lost the final tie to Old Etonians in 1879 by the only goal scored, at Kennington Oval. But next season the same margin carried them to victory over Oxford University."
Gloucestershire Echo/Evening Telegraph/Sunderland Daily Echo/Shields Daily News, Monday, 7 March 1938.
Probate "OGILVIE Robert Andrew Muter Macindoe of 18 Sheffield-terrace Campden Hill Kensington Middlesex and of Golf Cottage St. Johns Woking Surrey died 5 March 1938 at Golf Cottage Woking Probate London 1 April to Alliance Association Company Limited.
Effects £100311 10s. 1d." [2019 equivalent: £6,802,638]
Resealed Hong Kong 1
3 June 1938.
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Played for Upton Park FC between 1871 and 1873, before joining Clapham Rovers FC, eventually being awarded the captaincy.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1878-79; winners 1879-80; (both as captain)
Individual honours None
Height/Weight not known
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 21st players (21) to appear for England
Position(s) Full-back
Only match No. 3, 7 March 1874, Scotland 2 England 1, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow, aged 21 years 138 days.
Individual honours FA Tour of Canada 1931;
Distinctions Refereed match No. 6, 3 March 1877, England 1 Scotland 3, a friendly match at the Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 24 years 134 days.

Beyond England

Served on the FA Committee 1874 until 1881 and from 1884 until 1886. He was a member of Lloyds, chairman of the Institute of Lloyds Underwriters 1910-11 and underwriter of the Alliance Association Company to 1914. Served with the War Risks Department 1914-19. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.186/7.

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes captain
2 1 90 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1 2 0 -1
His only match was a friendly match and at an away venue

Match History
 Club: Clapham Rovers F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) F.A. Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 21
1 3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1
The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick
Fr AL   fb

one of seven who became the 21st (21) players to appear for England
one of two players (one) from Clapham Rovers FC to become the first to represent England

Age 22
4 6 March 1875 - England 2 Scotland 2, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HD reserve

Age 24
6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr Referee