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Clergyman

Charles Inglis, Irish clergyman. member Nova Scoti Council, 1809</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Halifax, Nova Scoti, Feb.

Background

He was born in 1734, the son of a priest, Archibald Inglis, the rector of Glencolmcille, Donegal, Ireland.

Career

He is buried in the crypt of St. Paul's Church (Halifax). After the abolition of the Scottish Episcopacy in 1689 he became rector of Killybegs, Donegal, but in 1755 he went to America and worked as a teacher. In 1758 he was ordained as a priest in London and spent several years in Delaware before moving to Trinity Church in New York in 1765.

Following the British occupation of New York in 1777, Inglis was promoted from curate to rector of Trinity Church. As a Loyalist, it is recorded that Inglis prayed aloud for King George III while George Washington was in the congregation. The church was quickly surrounded by militia.

In November 1783, upon the evacuation of Loyalists from New York, Inglis returned to England. On 11 August 1787, George III created the Diocese of Nova Scotia by Letters Patent, and named Inglis its first bishop. He also backed several missionary efforts to turn the majority of the population from their dissenting religious beliefs.

These efforts were largely unsuccessful. Bishop Inglis died on 24 February 1816. There is a silver plaque in honour of Charles Inglis St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

He became a Doctor of Divinity. The county is on the rugged west coast of Ulster, a province in the north of Ireland. Inglis was born in Glencolumbkille.

Membership

Member Nova Scoti Council, 1809</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Halifax, Nova Scoti, Feb.

Connections

Married second, Margaret Crooke, May 31, 1773.

spouse:
Margaret Crooke