churchman, with many prejudices and of no great ability. He, however, accurately represented the feelings and opinions of the country gentleman of the time, and his genial manner and high character enabled him to exercise a considerable influence over the House of Commons, where he was exceedingly popular. He was a frequent speaker in the debates. He supported Lord Ashley in his attempts to amend the factory system. He also took an active part in many learned and religious societies. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries on 22 Feb. 1816, and was for several years one of the vice-presidents. He was also president of the Literary Club and a fellow of the Royal Society, and in 1850 was elected the antiquary of the Royal Academy. He married, on 10 Feb. 1807, Mary, eldest daughter of Joseph Seymour Biscoe of Pendhill Court, Bletchingley, Surrey, who survived him many years.
In default of issue the baronetcy became extinct upon his death. His portrait, by George Richmond, R.A., was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1855. A verse task of Inglis at Winchester on the influence of local attachment is preserved among the Additional MSS. in the British Museum (29539, ff. 15–16). The authorship of the ‘Sketch of the Life of Sir Hugh Inglis, Bart.’ (London, 1821, 8vo, privately printed), is ascribed in the ‘Grenville Catalogue’ to his son. There does not, however, appear to be any authority for this, and the pamphlet is identical with the obituary notice given in the fifth volume of the ‘Annual Biography and Obituary’ (1821, pp. 320–8).
Inglis published the following works: 1. ‘Speech … in the House of Commons on the Third Reading of the Roman Catholic Relief Bill,’ &c., London, 1825, 8vo. 2. ‘On the Roman Catholic Question. Substances of two Speeches delivered in the House of Commons on 10 May 1825 and 9 May 1828. [With an appendix],’ London and Oxford, 1828, 8vo. 3. ‘Reform. Substance of the Speech delivered in the House of Commons, 1 March 1831, on the Motion of Lord John Russell for a Reform in the Representation,’ London, 1831, 8vo. 4. ‘Parliamentary Reform. Substance of the Speech delivered in the House of Commons 17 Dec. 1831,’ &c., London, 1832, 8vo. 5. ‘The Universities and the Dissenters. Substance of a Speech delivered in the House of Commons … 26 March 1834 … in reference to a Petition from certain Members of the Senate of the University of Cambridge,’ London, 1834, 8vo. 6. ‘Family Prayers. [By Henry Thornton, edited by R. H. I.],’ London, 1834, 8vo; 15th edition, London, 1843, 8vo; 26th edition, London, 1851, 8vo; 31st edition, London, 1854, 8vo. 7. ‘Family Commentary upon the Sermon on the Mount. [By H. Thornton, edited by R. H. I.],’ London, 1835, 8vo. 8. ‘Family Commentary on portions of the Pentateuch; in Lectures, with Prayers adapted to the Subjects. [By Henry Thornton, edited by R. H. I.],’ London, 1837, 8vo. 9. ‘Sermons on the Lessons, the Gospel, or the Epistle, for every Sunday in the Year. (Vol. iii., Sermons … for Week-day Festivals and other Occasions.). [By Reginald Heber, Bishop of Calcutta, edited by Inglis],’ London, 1837, 8vo, 3 vols.; 3rd edition, London, 1838, 8vo, 2 vols. 10. ‘Church Extension. Substance of a Speech delivered in the House of Commons … 30 June 1840,’ London, 1840, 8vo. 11. ‘Ecclesiastical Courts Bill. Subject of a Speech delivered in the House of Commons … 10 April 1843,’ London, 1843, 8vo. 12. ‘On the Ten Commandments: Lectures [with the text] by … H. Thornton … with Prayers by the Editor (R. H. I.),’ London, 1843, 8vo. 13. ‘Female Characters. [By Henry Thornton, with a preface by Inglis],’ London, 1846, 8vo. 14. ‘The Jew Bill. Substance of a Speech delivered in the House of Commons 16 Dec. 1847,’ London, 1848, 8vo. 15. ‘The Universities. Substance of a Speech … in the House of Commons … 23 April 1850,’ London, 1850, 8vo. 16. ‘Parochial Schools of Scotland. Substance of a Speech delivered in the House of Commons 4 June 1851,’ London, 1851, 8vo. 17. ‘Universities; Scotland. Substance of a Speech delivered in the House of Commons … against the Second Reading of the Bill to regulate the Admission of Professors to the Lay Chairs in the Universities of Scotland,’ London, 1853, 8vo.
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INGLIS, Sir WILLIAM (1764–1835), general, born in 1764, was the third son of William Inglis, M.D. His father was three times president of the College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and descended from the Inglis