INGE, William (1669-1731), of Thorpe Constantine, nr. Tamworth, Staffs.
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Family and Education
bap. 28 Sept. 1669, 1st s. of William Inge of Thorpe Constantine by Frances, da. of Sir Thomas Gresley, 2nd Bt., of Drakelow, Derbys. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 1686; I. Temple 1687. m. Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Robert Phillips of Newton Regis, Warws., 2s. 1da. suc. fa. 1690.
Inge’s great-grandfather married the heiress of a London alderman, who bought Thorpe Constantine in 1631. Returned unopposed as a Tory for the neighbouring borough of Tamworth in 1715, he voted against the Government. In 1721 his name was sent to the Pretender in a list of probable supporters in the event of a Jacobite rising. He did not stand again. Said to have been ‘a considerable scholar and an industrious antiquary’,1 he died in 1731 (buried 3 July).
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Romney R. Sedgwick
- 1. Stuart mss 65/16; S. Shaw, Staffs. i. 406.