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INGELEND, THOMAS (fl. 1560), dramatist, studied, according to his own account, at Cambridge, and is said to have belonged to Christ's College. He may be the Thomas Ingelend who married Elizabeth, daughter and coheiress of Walter Apparye, and had a son William, who as heir of 'his mother claimed copyhold lands at Clyffe, Northamptonshire (Cal. Chan. Proc. temp. Eliz. ii. 263). He was author of 'A Pretie and New Enterlude called the Disobedient Child. Compiled by Thomas Ingelend, late Student in Cambridge,' London (by Thomas Colwell), n.d. A prayer for queen Elizabeth concludes this very rudimentary essay in dramatic art. Its date may be assigned to 1560. A ballad on the obedience of children, licensed to Colwell, the publisher of the interlude, in 1564-5, may have been suggested by Ingelend's work.

The interlude was reprinted by J. O. Halliwell for the Percy Society in 1848, and in Mr. W. C. Hazlitt's edition of Dodsley's 'Old Plays'(ii. 265 sq.) in 1874.

[Coopers Athenæ Cantab, ii. 240, 554; Collier's Reg. Stationers' Company, 1557-70, p.95 (Shaksp. Soc.); Collier's Hist. Engl. Dram. Poetry, ii. 360.]

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