Inglis Clan

Inglis Clan Crest: A demi lion.

Inglis Clan Motto: Nobilis Est Ira Leonis (The lion’s anger is noble).

Inglis Clan History:

The name originates from the Scots word for English, and the earliest records of it in Scotland are that of Richard Anglicus who witnessed a Charter during the reign of David I in 1153, and Adam le Inglis, who witnessed a confirmation Charter in 1194.  Several individuals of the name rendered homage to Edward I of England in 1296. In 1395, Sir William Inglis won a dual against the English champion Sir Thomas Struthers and, the following year, the family was rewarded with the Barony of Manner,  becoming followers of the House of Douglas.

Thereafter various branches of the family evolved, notably of Craigend, upon whom the Inglis Chiefship devolved following the sale of the Manner Barony in 1709, and of Cramond. Sir James Inglis of Cramond was created a Baronet in 1687, and his son became Postmaster General of Scotland. Rear-Admiral Charles Inglis (1731-91), younger son of Sir John Inglis of Cramond served at sea during the French and Spanish wars.  The Baronetcy became extinct in 1817 and the Cramond estate passed to Lady Torphichen, daughter of Sir John Inglis.

Lieut-General Sir William Inglis (1764-1835), son of a surgeon descended from a landed family in Roxburghshire, fought in the Peninsular Wars.  John Inglis (1810-91) was Lord Justice General of Scotland in 1867 under the name of Lord Glencorse.  Elsie Inglis (1864-1917) was one of the first women medical students at Edinburgh and Glasgow universities and founded  a maternity hospital in Edinburgh entirely staffed by women.  In 1906, she founded the Scottish Women's Suffragette Movement and, during the First World War,  set up three military hospitals in Serbia.

Surname distribution in Scotland: The Inglis surname is most commonly found in Highland (includes the historic counties of Caithness, Inverness-shire, Nairnshire, Ross and Cromarty and Sutherland), Edinburgh City, the Lothians (Linlithgowshire, Edinburghshire and Haddingtonshire) and the Scottish Borders (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire).

Places of Interest:
Cramond House, Edinburgh. Home of the Inglis of Cramond family. Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent, was a regular house guest. Cramond House is now owned by Cramond Kirk.

Craigend Castle, Mugdock Country Park, East Dunbartonshire. Inglis of Craigend family seat, passed to the Buchanans and incorporated into a mansion in 1812.

Clan Inglis membership certificates.