In the 12th Century, Ogilface was owned by the de Veteri
Ponte family. In November 1203,
William de Veteri Ponte [Vieuxpont]
grants to Holyrood Abbey in free and perpetual alms his teinds on his land
of Oggelfast and on his hunt, and the teinds of the men living on said
Ref No: GD45/13/245 NAS. See also
Hospitaller of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem,
June 1211 - November 1224.
Thomas de Bosco, Lord of Ogylface, confirmed a charter
(probably given about 1280) of his father to the monks of Newbattle giving
free passage through the lands of Ogilface on the way to Monklands near
Airdrie. 12 March 1320/1.
Charter by Beatrix "de
Bosco" [del Bois], daughter and heir of the late
lord Thomas "de Bosco" knight, widow, who, for the salvation of her soul
and of her parents, predecessors and successors, surrenders per fustem et
baculum to John [de Leith], abbot of Holyrood, all the rights her and her
heirs have on lands and appurtenances in the "Strath" of Ogilface [West
Lothian], its mill, "Mukras Brighous", the garden of Andrew in the
boundaries of the barony of Ogilface. Date: 8 May 1386 at Holyrood Abbey.
Ref No: GD45/13/266 NAS.
We are interested in any
century links between the families of de Bosco, Veteri Ponte, de Mowbray
and Humphrey de
Ogle (Ogil - both father and son) of Northumberland. These
names appear at later dates in the ancestry of
Thomas Wiseman. The Ogles have held
the castles of Seven
Ogle, Bothal, Harbottle and Copeland and the towers of Burradon,
North Middleton, Cockle Park, Hirst, Choppington, Hepple, Tossan, Newstead,
Downhem, Ford, Eglingham and the fortalice of Flotterton. Although at one
time Northumbria extended as far as the Forth, so far, we know of no link
between the name of Ogilface and the family Ogil/Ogel.
1059 April 3: Draft letter from King [Henry Vl] to Ralph Percy and Robert Ogle, knights, and William Barteram, John
Ogle and John Helton, esquires. He has been informed of the great labour they lately had ... in
defending the counties and marches towards Scotland, and in resisting ... the Scots....Calendar of Documents Relating to Scotland, PRO and BL, Vol.5, Suppl. A.DU08-1516.