Alexander and Margaret Ogilvie

The founder of the Ogilvie Charities was Mrs Margaret Ogilvie of Sizewell, Suffolk. Margaret and her husband Alexander were committed to helping people in need – “the afflicted, sick and weary” as she calls them in a letter she wrote to one of the first trustees. Margaret worked tirelessly on various charitable projects; fully supported by her husband.

The Ogilvie Children’s Home

Alexander Ogilvie was born in Scotland in 1812. He moved to London and worked as a partner in a firm engaged in building railways. He was a director of various other companies including the New Russia Company. In 1841 Alexander