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Clan Inglis is a Scottish kin-group or family which is considered an armigerous clan as it does not have a chief recognised by the Lord Lyon.



There are early records of this name in the south of Scotland. <ref>George Way of Plean and Romilly Squire, Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia, 406</ref> It seems to have been a form of nickname applied to someone from south of the border.<ref>David Dorward, Dictionary of Scottish Surnames, 153</ref> Richard Anglicus witnessed a charter of David I to Melrose Abbey before 1153. <ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 406</ref>

Middle Ages

John Inglis of Berwick performed fealty to Edward I of England in 1926. <ref>PoMS, (accessed 19th May 2014)</ref>

Sir William Inglis was a reknowned knight during the reigns of Robert II and Robert III. In 1395 he killed Sir Thomas Struthers, the English champion and killed him on the spot.<ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 406</ref> In 1396 the family were rewarded with the barony of Manner by royal charter. <ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 406</ref>

As well as this, Dorward states that there were many bearers of this name in Scotland who included Thomas Ynglis in Edinburgh in 1449 and James Ynglis in Glasgow around the same time. <ref>Dorward, Surnames, 154</ref>

St. Bride's Church, Douglas, contains an aisle which is named for the Inglis family and was until recently where members of the Douglas Inglis family were buried. <ref></ref>

Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Sir James Inglis (d.1554) was a cleric and a poet who authored 'A General Satire'- his surviving work. He was secretary to Queen Margaret, widow of James IV and then chancellor of the royal chapel in Stirling, and Abbot of Culross. He was murdered soon after the last appointment. <ref></ref>

Eighteenth Century

Nisbet states that the family were closely connected to the House of Douglas and added the three stars of Douglas to their arms to show this. The barony of Manner was sold in 1709. <ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 407</ref> The representation of the family devolved onto Charles Inglis of Craigend (d.1743) who was a lawyer in Edinburgh. <ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 407</ref> His son, Charles, was also a lawyer, serving as clerk of the bills. He died leaving no heirs in 1743. <ref></ref>

Cadet families

In 1722 Nisbet mentioned families styled Inglis of Newtonleys, and Inglis of St. Leonards, cadets of Murdieston.<ref></ref>

Inglis of Crammond

The Inglis family of Crammond purchased their lands from the Bishop of Dunkeld in 1624. <ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 407</ref> John Inglis of Crammond built Crammond House around 1680. <ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 407</ref> His grandson, Sir James Inglis of Crammond became a baronet of Nova Scotia in 1687. His son was Postmaster General for Scotland until 1725 and then again in 1742.<ref></ref> The title became extinct on the death of Sir Patrick Inglis in 1817.<ref></ref>

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