Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Alexander Ogg
Born: 5 February 1910
Died: 9 November 1992
Bio Notes: William Alexander Ogg was born on 5 February 1910, the son of John Ogg, headmaster, and his wife Jean Matheson. He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh. At age 16 he was articled to Alex A Foote, but after only two months left for a Diploma Course at the School of Art and Architecture, therefore cancelling his apprenticeship. By 1939-40 he was a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association. His address at this date was Edgemoor, Lovedale, Balerno. He remained a student member of the RIBA which he had joined in 1935 at least until 1960. By 1950 he was working in the Civil Engineer-in-Chief's office at HM Dockyard in Rosyth. He does not appear in the RIBA Directory for 1965. He may never hadve become a member of the RIBA. No further details of him are known.

Ogg died on 9 November 1992, survived by his wife Esther Bunt Cowper.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 5Ariniain, Maye Road, Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate 1992 
Item 3 of 5Edgemoor, Lovedale, Balerno, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1939 *  
Item 4 of 5Engineer-in-Chief's Office, HM Dockyard, Rosyth, Fife, ScotlandBusinessc. 1947 *c. 1953 
Item 5 of 5Grianach, Newmills, Balerno, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate1960 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Alexander Allan Foote30 August 19261 October 1926Apprentice 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 4RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 4RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 4RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlex Allan Foote & Son Collection AAF 1930/7/1/1