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Henry  INGLIS, Justice of Peace

Henry INGLIS, Justice of Peace

Male 1837 - 1923  (86 years)

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  • Name Henry INGLIS  [1
    • Somehow a middle name, Alfred, was added to this profile - but this might not be correct and the source is unknown - so it has now been removed.
      (This note by Don Gordon in June 2021)
    Suffix Justice of Peace 
    Born 27 Apr 1837  Liverpool UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1856  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Henry arrived on ALIQUIS 1856, his parents two years earlier-John and Agnes INGLIS, with their three youngest children (Jane, Gilbert & James) disembarked at the new Port Adelaide from the ship 'William Hammond' on 19th January 1854. John INGLIS paid 2 pounds and 5 shillings for his passage. It is believed that another child, John Wilson, also was a traveller on the same ship but travelled on to disappear for all time in Fiji.
    Their oldest living child, Henry INGLIS, arrived two years later (1856) aboard the 'Aliquis' which was a much larger vessel. 
    Biography Notes 10 Dec 1868  Fiji Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mr. Geo. Mugg, of Hamilton, writes on December 7, as follows, conveying particulars of a melancholy event to which we have made previous reference. The information given will possess a sad interest for many Adelaide and Northern readers:- "I send you herewith copy of a letter to the British Consulate at Ovalou, Fiji, giving some particulars of the death by drowning of my two brothers-in-law, John Inglis and William Abbott, which unfortunately confirms the sad rumour which reached us two months ago, and which you republished at the time from the Kapunda Herald. "The three Messrs. Inglis and W. Abbott, brother of Mrs. John Inglis left here for Fiji in April last : but Mr. Henry Inglis returned in September, just about the time the accident happened. "It appears they had decided to settle at Davuileou, and had gone with a boatload of their goods on the 1st September, and left Mr. Gilbert Inglis at Davuileou, the two Mrs. Inglis being at Ovalou, for which place Mr. Inglis and Mr. Abbott were bound, as the letter shows,when the sad affair happened. "The boat was a large one, about 6 or 8 tons, and considered a first class seaboat. It was cutterrigged, so that the sheet could not have been fast, as stated in the letter. "Mr. Inglis was unable to swim; but Mr.Abbott was a tolerably good swimmer. It is feared they were attacked by sharks which Mr. H. Inglis states are rather numerous there - otherwise Mr. H. Inglis thinks they would have reached one of the numerous coral shoals. "It is very unfortunate they should have so misunderstood the natives, who are splendid swimmers. Their impression must have been that the natives wanted to make use of the oar and cask to assist them in floating." "Bau, September 14, 1868.'Sir, In reply to yours of the 10th instant, requesting that I should examine the natives who were in the boat with Messrs. Inglis and Abbott at the time of the late lamentable accident, and forward to the British Consulate notes of the same, I beg to inform you that I have examined both the natives as under:- "About 6.30 on the morning of Wednesday, September 2, they - Messrs. John Inglis, William Abbott, Sitiveni Asea, and Kelpi left Davuileou for Ovalou. They had to pull down the river, but when near Navaloa got the wind and hoisted sail. When they got on Kaba Point the wind was blowing fresh, but not so as to cause them the least alarm. From Kaba they had a free sheet to Ovalou. After sailing some time, and when about a mile past the Island of Toberna, Mr. Abbott, who was on the look out, saw a shoal ahead, and called to Mr. Inglis to keep the boat off. He did so, and as the position of the boat had been altered, she jibed, the sail being taken over with great force; and as the sheet was unfortunately fast at the time, the lee rail was considerably under water, the boat filled, and sunk at once. Finding the boat gone. Mr. Abbott got hold of a small water-keg which was floating by his side, and Mr. Inglis of an oar. The natives swam to the white men, intending to take off their heavy clothes and assist them to land; but they, misunderstanding the intentions of the friendly natives, told them to 'go away.' Finding that they could not be of any help to the white men, the natives resolved to make the best of their way to the shore, and from that moment saw no more of their white companions. After being in the water some time, the natives got to a shoal, where they rested, and where also they knelt down and prayed to God to save them and the two white men they had left. They then commenced again to swim,& after being about an hour in the water, got to another shoal, where they again rested and prayed, and then plunging again into the water, swam to the Island of Toberna before-mentioned. Early on the morning of the following day, a Jasakau fishing-canoe called at the island, and finding the two men there, brought them on to Bau. Nothing was then seen of the white men or the water-keg. "This is all the natives can tell me, but as you ask me for any other reliable information, I will add what has been done and discovered since. As soon as I heard of the accident I sent down to the town, offering $10 to any man who would bring me the missing bodies, dead or alive. Several canoes went out at once, but nothing was found till Monday last, when a small piece of one body was found under circumstances which leave no doubt that the bodies were eaten by sharks. I had a small coffin made for the piece of the body found, which we interred at Viwa on Tuesday last, the service was read by the Rev. F. Langham. On the day after the news reached me I sent several men to try to recover the boat; but the attempt was unsuccessful. Since then we have made several attempts, and on Saturday last found it in about seven fathoms of water. Tomorrow I have arranged to make a feast for all the men I can get together, and with the assistance of a large canoe hope to get the boat. Should we succeed I will let you know in good time. "I am, Sir, &c., "Francis Tait."Thursday, September 17."P.S. I am happy to inform you that we have to-day found Mr. Inglis's boat, and that it is now anchored off Bau, and in good condition. My men have been out since Tuesday morning seeking for it. What they at first thought was the boat turned out to be a patch of coral. The boat was found today about 11 o'clock, I am sure you will join in the pleasure I feel in being able to do something to help and comfort the widow and bereaved."F.Tait." Mr. E. J. Turpin, British Consulate, Ovalou." 
    Occupation Port Pirie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    On his arrival in Adelaide, Henry proceeded to work as a charge hand on the first jetty at Port Pirie. 
    Died 3 Jun 1923  Stone Hut SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 4 Jun 1923  Port Pirie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I-8319  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2021 

    Father John b1806 INGLIS,   b. 13 Jun 1806, Mangerton Inveresk Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1878, Farrells Flat SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship -2584 
    Mother Agnes Nancy WILSON,   b. 6 Mar 1806, Cumberland UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1880, Telowie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship -2584 
    Married 22 Oct 1829  Liverpool UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • Married at Presbyterian Church in Mt Pleasant, Liverpool on 22nd Oct 1829. The church was damaged during air raids in World War 2 and in recent years renovated to serve as a post office (ref: 'The John Inglis Story, page 1).
    Family ID F-2584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Inglis CHAPMAN,   b. 22 Oct 1846, Cherry Gardens SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1908, Port Pirie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1865  Kapunda SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
     1. Francis James INGLIS, Private,   b. 13 Jun 1867, Finniss SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1918, Passchendaele Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  []
     2. Martha Clare INGLIS,   b. 10 Jan 1881, Hynam SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Son INGLIS  []
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2020 04:00:27 
    Family ID F-2864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents

    BIRTH Henry Inglis LIVERPOOL 1837

    INGLIS HENRY 18YOA ON ALIQUIS passengerlist on his own...


    HS INGLIS Caroline 12.8.1908+Henry1.6.1923+Frank 1.6.1918

  • Sources 
    1. [S-108] PUBLICATION Inglis Family History-information only-evidence pending , Frank A Inglis, (Privately published in the 1990s by Frank A Inglis, 9 Rosella St Modbury Heights, South Australia), Page 1.

    2. [S-137] FS Mark Brabant-no evidence provided-pending evidence, https://www.myheritage.com/research?s=203512631&formId=master&formMode=1&useTranslation=1&exactSearch=&p=1&action=query&qname=Name+fn.henry%2F3+fnmo.1+ln.inglis+lnmsrs.false&qevents-event1=Event+et.birth+ey.1837+epmo.similar+me.true+mer.0&qevents-any/1event_1=Event+et.any+ep.liverpool%2F3+epmo.exact&qevents=List, 9 Apr 2020 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Connected by My Heritage with MyHeritage Family TreesLavelle, managed by A Lavelle
      John Wilson Inglis, John Inglis, Jane Inglis, Gilbert Joseph Inglis, James Inglis, Priscilla Inglis

      Wife Caroline Inglis:(born Chapman)

      Children: Agnes Mary Inglis, Lucy Wilson Inglis, Elizabeth Ovalau Inglis, Catherine Lucette Inglis, Henry Wilson Inglis, Jean Rose Inglis, Annie Chapman Inglis, Rachael Caroline Inglis, John Hart Inglis, Francis James Inglis, Martha Clare Inglis, Edward Burgess Thomas

    3. [S-262] archives.sa.gov.au, https://archives.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/documentstore/passengerlists/1856/GRG35_48_1_56-13_Aliquis.pdf, 16 Jun 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      all details contained and image saved henry Inglis at 18 yoa sponsored by James Inglis https://archives.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/documentstore/passengerlists/1856/GRG35_48_1_56-13_Aliquis.pdfound 5 shillings

    4. [S-195] NEWSPAPER TROVE South Australian Register, 2, 16 Jun 2021.
      Copied from Trove and attached in its entirity to notes.

    5. [S-108] PUBLICATION Inglis Family History-information only-evidence pending , Frank A Inglis, (Privately published in the 1990s by Frank A Inglis, 9 Rosella St Modbury Heights, South Australia), Page 2.

    6. [S-121] Family Search.org -------C & D McLean, family search.org requires log in free, 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Name:John Inglis Event Type:Marriage Event Date:22 Oct 1829 Event Place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Event Place (Original): Saint Peter Church Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Gender:Male Spouse's Name:Nancy Wilson Spouse's Gender Female

    7. [S-75] BDM SA, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Groom Surname:INGLIS Groom Given Names:Henry Bride Surname:CHAPMAN Bride Given Names:Caroline Marriage Date: 03-Feb-1865 Marriage Place:Res of John Inglis Kapunda
      Groom Age:27 Groom Marital Status:N Groom Father:John INGLIS Bride Age:18 Bride Marital Status:N Bride Father: James Paul CHAPMAN District:Kapunda Book/Page: 61/25