Inglesby, (the town of the English, or Angles); perhaps the town was first named at the time the Angles invaded Britain. Ing-gil-by, in Saxon means "the town near the brook in the narrow valley". Hence the name probably comes from a town in Lincolnshire, England.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

Inglesby or Ingoldsby.

From: 'Soho Square Area: Portland Estate: Introduction', Survey of London: volumes 33 and 34: St Anne Soho (1966), pp. 42-51. it will be noted that Sir Henry Inglesby is entered both with the surname Inglesby and Ingoldsby.
Schomberg in his letters, uses the Inglesby spelling as we do also.

His Life.

Sir Henry Inglesby (Ingoldsby)*, 1st Bt. was born in 1622.

He was a son of General Sir Richard Ingoldsby, Bart., whose mother was Oliver Cromwell's aunt. Sir Henry Ingoldsby's mother was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Oliver Cromwell, Knight of the Bath, eldest brother of the Protector's father.


He held at first a commission in the royal army, but subsequently deserting his ill-fated master, became a colonel in the service of the parliament. He went afterwards to Ireland, and was there most useful to his party. He became Military Governor of Limerick and married Anne, daughter of Sir Hardress Waller of Castletown. He got large grants of the confiscated Estates of the Bourkes, in the Barony of Clanwilliam, Co. Limerick; including Ballybricken, Fryarstown, Luddenmore, Ballyhoudan, etc. Also in Clare and Tipperary.

Sir Henry was returned to parliament by the counties of Kerry, Limerick, and Clare, in 1654, 1656, and 1650. Like his brother Richard, he was equally zealous in paving the way for future favour with the exiled monarch, whose restoration he foresaw; with this view he hastened from Ireland, where he had a command, took possession of Windsor Castle, then in the hands of the republicans, and garrisoned it for the parliament, who appeared to be favourably disposed towards the restoration of the monarchy. For this service he was created a BARONET by CHARLES II on 30th August, having already obtained a similar dignity from the Protector CROMWELL, in 1658.

During the Glorious Revolution he served in King William III army, when "Sir Henry Inglesby, along with Lord Roscommon, and Colonel Hamilton, and officers were sent over into England to recruit for their empty ranks."



The Duke of Schomberg, "after the Reduction of Carrick-fergus, leaving a good Garrison in it under the Command of Sir Henry Inglesby, and having given Orders for the necessary Reparations of the Town, has begun his March towards Belfast".
Extract of letter from Schomberg to King William on 17th Aug 1689 after the capture of Carrickfergus, "I believe I must leave Sir Henry Inglesby, who is none of the best here, with his regiment. I had some thoughts of making him a brigadier but I found that it too long since he was in action.) Oh dear!

On 8 March 1689 we are told that Major General Joseph Sabine was appointed lieutenant in Colonel Sir Henry Ingoldsby's regiment, raised that year for William's campaign in Ireland, and he was made captain of the grenadier company before 18 October 1689. Owing to losses the regiment was disbanded on 9 January 1690.


He died in Ireland in 1701, one of the oldest officers in the army, and left by Anne, his wife, a son and successor.
Children of Sir Henry, 1st Bt. and Anne Waller
1. Anne Ingoldsby
2. Henry Ingoldsby
3. Sir George Ingoldsby, 2nd Bt.
4. Sir Charles Ingoldsby

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