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James Inglis ( 1777 - 15 Aug 1829)
migration: Philadelphia, PA - NY - Baltimore, MD
JAMES INGLIS, clergyman (& son John Auchincloss INGLIS)
James Inglis, clergyman, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1777; died in Baltimore, Maryland, 15 August, 1829. His father of the same name came to this country from Scotland about 1760. The family removed to New York about 1780, and James was graduated at Columbia in 1795, studied law with Alexander Hamilton, and practised at the New York bar He then studied theology in New York, and was licensed by the presbytery in 1801.

In 1802 he became pastor of a church in Baltimore, Maryland, which charge he held till his death. In 1814 he was moderator of the general assembly of his denomination. The degree of D.D. was conferred on him by Princeton in 1811. Dr. Inglis was an eloquent preacher, and published various occasional sermons, and a volume of his discourses, accompanied by forms of prayer, appeared after his death (1820).

His son, John Auchincloss INGLIS, jurist, born in Baltimore, Maryland, 26 August, 1813; died there, 26 August, 1878, was graduated at Dickinson in 1831, studied law, and began to practice in Cheraw, South Carolina He became judge of the court of common pleas and general sessions, and of the supreme court of appeals, and was also appointed one of the four chancellors of the state. He was president of the State convention that adopted the ordinance of secession, and drafted that document, His house and library were destroyed by Sherman's army in the burning of Columbia in 1864. In 1868 he removed to Baltimore, where he entered into practice, and in 1870 he accepted a professorship in the law department of the University of Maryland. In 1874 he was appointed judge of the orphan's court, and he was re-elected in 1875. Shortly before his death he was appointed by the board of trade a judge of the new court of arbitration. Judge Inglis was active in religious matters, and for several years before his death served as a ruling elder in a Presbyterian church in Baltimore.
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