John Inglis

Male7 February 1744–1828

Brief Life History of John

When John Inglis was born on 7 February 1744, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, his father, Thomas Ingles, was 22 and his mother, Elisabeth Bains, was 28. He married Jean Kerr on 15 January 1772, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. In 1772, at the age of 27, his occupation is listed as weaver: a hosier & stocking manufacturer. He died in 1828, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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John Inglis
Jean Kerr
Marriage: 15 January 1772
Gavin Inglis
Ann Inglis
John Inglis Jr.
James Inglis
Andrew Inglis
David Kerr Inglis
Robert Inglis
Barbara Inglis
Jean Inglis
William Ingles

Sources (14)

  • John Ingles, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Marriage Record for John Inglis/jean Kerr
  • John Inglis in entry for David Kerr Inglis, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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  • Marriage
    15 January 1772Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (3)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 58

    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 67

    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.


    Age 71

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire and Midlothian): ethnic name from Scots Inglis ‘English(man)’. Compare English .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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