INGRAM, Hon. Arthur (1689-1736), of Temple Newsam, Yorks.
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bap. 21 Dec. 1689, 3rd s. of Arthur Ingram, M.P., 3rd Visct. Irwin [S], by Isabella, 1st da. and coh. of John Machell of Hills, Suss., M.P. Horsham 1681-1700, bro. of Hon. Charles and Henry Ingram. educ. Oriel, Oxf. 1706; L. Inn 1706. unm. suc. bro. as 6th Visct. 10 Apr. 1721.
Ld. lt. Yorks. E. Riding 1728-36.
Descended from Sir Arthur Ingram, M.P. (d. 1642), a merchant and official who bought the manor of Temple Newsam and other estates in Yorkshire, the Ingrams acquired by marriage the estate of Hills, near Horsham, at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Returned for Horsham on petition in 1715, Arthur Ingram voted with the Government, except on the septennial bill, which he opposed, possibly because his constituents had petitioned against it.1 He vacated his seat on succeeding to the peerage in 1721. In 1723 he contracted to buy out his chief opponent at Horsham, Charles Eversfield, but was unable to raise sufficient capital to complete the purchase.2 He is described by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu as ‘a quite new man, that has a great deal of wit, joined to a diabolical person’.3 He died 26 May 1736.