INGILBY, William (1783-1854), of Kettlethorpe, Lincs. and Ripley, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1807 - 1812
6 Dec. 1823 - 1832
1832 - 1834

Family and Education

b. 20 June 1783, o. surv. s. of Sir John Ingilby, 1st Bt.* educ. Louth g.s. 1794. m. (1) 18 Apr. 1822, Louisa (d. 22 July 1836), da. of John Atkinson of Maple Hayes, Staffs., s.p.; (2) 27 July 1843, Mary Anne, da. of John Clementson, serjeant-at-arms to the House of Commons, s.p. suc. mat. gdfa. Sir Wharton Amcotts* as 2nd Bt. by spec. rem. 26 Sept. 1807, taking name of Amcotts before Ingilby on d. of mother 27 Sept. 1812; fa. as 2nd Bt. 12 May 1815.

Offices Held

Lt. W. Riding yeomanry 1803; sheriff, Yorks. 1821-2.


Ingilby was not of age when his maternal grandfather retired from the representation of East Retford in 1802. He stood there in 1806, but was defeated. He succeeded in the following year. No speech of his is known in his first Parliament and only one minority vote before the last session, for inquiry into the droits of Admiralty, 11 Feb. 1808. The Whigs listed him ‘hopeful’ in March 1810 and no vote with ministers survives. In 1812 he supported Morpeth’s motion on Ireland, 4 Feb., Eden’s on the civil list committee, 10 Feb., Bankes’s against McMahon’s sinecure, 24 Feb., Turton’s on the state of the nation, 27 Feb., and Williams Wynn’s against McMahon’s Regency appointment, 14 Apr. On 5 and 20 June he took leaves of absence.

Before the election of 1812 Ingilby slipped abroad ‘to avoid the duns, and saying nothing to his constituents’. In 1818 he was in Vienna. When he contested Lincolnshire in 1823, Sir Robert Heron reported that Ingilby ‘had been a Tory; and his principles in either respects were now doubtful, but he was a radical reformer’. He died 14 May 1854.

Paget, The Flying Parson and Dick Christian, 98; Lincs. RO, Sibthorp mss 3 Sib. 1/16; Heron, Notes (1851), 148.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: P. A. Symonds