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OGILVIE (or OGILBY), JOHN (c. 158o-1615)

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 24 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OGILVIE (or OGILBY), JOHN (c. 158o-1615), English Jesuit, was born in Scotland and educated mainly in Germany, where he entered the Society of Jesus, being ordained priest at Paris in 1613. As an emissary of the society he returned to Scotland in this year disguised as a soldier, and in October 1614 he was arrested in Glasgow. He defended himself stoutly when he was tried in Edinburgh, but he was condemned to death and was hanged on the 28th of February 1615. A True Relation of the Proceedings against John Ogilvie, a Jesuit (Edinburgh, 1615), is usually attributed to Archbishop Spottiswoode. See also James Forbes, L'Eglise catholique en Ecosse: martyre de Jean Ogilvie (Paris, 1885) ; and W. Forbes-Leith, Narratives of Scottish Catholics (1885).
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