John Frederic Inglis
John Frederic Inglis was a Scottish amateur sportsman who became a Major in the Duke of Edinburgh's. He played cricket for Kent County Cricket Club and football for the Wanderers and for Scotland in a representative match in 1871. Inglis was born in Peshawar, India where his father, Lieutenant-Colonel John Eardley Inglis was serving in the 32nd Regiment of Foot, his mother was the Hon. Julia Selina Thesiger, daughter of Frederic Thesiger, 1st Baron Chelmsford, he was the first surviving child of the marriage. Alfred Markham Inglis, who played cricket for Kent Victoria Alexandrina Inglis, who married Hubert Ashton, was mother of cricketers Hubert, Gilbert and Claude Julia Mathilda Inglis, who married Sir George Herman Collier of the India Office Rupert Edward Inglis, an England international rugby player and became a minister in the Church of England before serving as a chaplain in the First World War and was killed during the Battle of the Somme. Inglis was married to daughter of Rev. Thornhill.
By June 1857, his father was second-in-command under Sir Henry Lawrence at Lucknow, where the British residency was under siege by Indian rebels. Lawrence was killed during the early days of the siege, as a result Col. Inglis took command of the British forces. Mrs. Inglis kept a diary of the events during the siege, which lasted until November, when the British were evacuated following the relief of the town by General Colin Campbell, her diary was published in 1892. In the diary she talks about keeping the "boys" and the "baby" safe during the siege and retreat:This was Johnny's fourth birthday, a sad one to us all. We managed to get some toys for Johnny from a merchant inside. Johnny was not well to-day, I feared he might be sickening for small-pox. Johnny's rosy cheeks, which he never lost, excited great admiration. Mrs. Case and Johnny were walking in the square next to ours to-day, when a Sikh officer passed them, directly afterwards he was hit in the arm by a bullet. No place was safe, I never liked having the children out of my sight.
During the siege, we had picked up a little white hen, which used to run about and pick up what it could. Just before Colonel Campbell became so ill, we had decided to kill and eat it, when one morning Johnny ran in and said,'Oh, the white hen has laid an egg!' We took it at once to Colonel Campbell. The hen laid one every day for him till he died, ceased for the rest of the siege. I had at first put the two boys into a dhoolie with their ayah, but they got separated from us, it was a quarter of an hour before I found them, so I would not let them go from me again... poor baby, thirsty, cried louder for it than I had heard him before. With difficulty I pacified him, succeeded in getting him to sleep. Following the retreat from Lucknow, Mrs. Inglis and her three children returned to England on board the SS Ava; the passengers and crew were rescued after spending a night in the ship's boatsJohnny was delighted when broke over the boat, his merry laugh sounded sadly in my ears, for I quite thought that a watery grave awaited each one of us.
And the family reached Alexandria before travelling on to Southampton, arriving there in early March. Inglis was educated at Charterhouse School, where he was enrolled in 1864. At Charterhouse, Inglis was a member of the school cricket XI between 1868 and 1871, his only first class cricket appearance came for Kent County Cricket Club against MCC at Lord's in May 1883 when he scored 19 runs as MCC were defeated by an innings and 78 runs. In his final year at Charterhouse, Inglis was selected to represent Scotland at football in the third of a series of international matches. Inglis was a member of the Wanderers club. On leaving school, Inglis enlisted in the 62nd Regiment of Foot being appointed a Sub-Lieutenant on 12 February 1873 and promoted to Lieutenant on the same day. On 11 May 1878, he was appointed as an Instructor of Musketry before being appointed as aide-de-camp to Major-General G. S. Young, Commanding the Troops in the Belfast District on 30 August 1883. By now, the regiment had been amalgamated into The Duke of Edinburgh's.
He was subsequently promoted to Captain on 31 December 1887, to Adjutant on 22 February 1888 and to Major on 19 March 1890. Inglis died on 27 February 1923 at Devon. John Frederic Inglis at ESPNcricinfo
Rupert Edward Inglis was an England international rugby player who became a Church of England rector. During the First World War, Inglis was a chaplain to the British Army and was killed during the Battle of the Somme. Inglis was born in the Hanover Square area of London, he was the youngest son of Nova Scotian Sir John Eardley Wilmot Inglis and Julia Selina Thesiger. His mother, the daughter of Frederic Thesiger, the first Baron Chelmsford, Lord Chancellor wrote of her experiences during the siege including extracts from her diary, he was educated at Rugby School from 1877 before going up to University College, Oxford in 1881 to read history. On leaving Oxford in 1885, he attended Ely Theological College and was ordained deacon in 1889. Inglis was the youngest of seven children, his siblings were: John Frederic Inglis John Frederic Inglis, who played cricket for Kent and football for Wanderers and Scotland Charles George Inglis, who became a tea planter on the Agra Kandy Estate in Ceylon. Alfred Markham Inglis, who played cricket for Kent Victoria Alexandrina Inglis, married Hubert Ashton, mother of cricketers Hubert, Gilbert and Claude Julia Mathilda Inglis, married to Sir George Herman Collier of the India OfficeOn 11 June 1900, he married Helen Mary Gilchrist.
They had three children: Joan Clara Thesiger Inglis John Gilchrist Thesiger Inglis, knighted and rose to the rank of Vice-Admiral. Margaret Cohcrane Inglis At Rugby School, Inglis was a member of rugby teams, he played cricket for M. C. C. against the school in June 1879, aged 16. He played against Marlborough College in July 1881 when he was the top-scorer in the first innings, helping Rugby win the match by two wickets, he was a member of the school rugby XV in 1879 and 1880 and of the rugby XVs at Oxford University in 1883 and 1884, winning his Blue. Inglis became a member of the Blackheath rugby club and made three appearances for the England national rugby union team, his debut came against Wales at Rectory Field, Blackheath on 2 January 1886 in a match which England won on tries scored. This was followed by a victory over a draw with Scotland in March; as a result, England shared the 1886 Home Nations Championship with Scotland. Inglis was ordained deacon in 1889 by the Bishop of Beverley, he became curate at Helmsley from 1889 to 1890 and at Basingstoke from 1892 to 1899, before being appointed Rector of Frittenden, Kent in 1900.
On 13 April 1905, he read the committal part of the service during the funeral of his uncle, General Frederic Thesiger, Lord Chelmsford. In 1915, Inglis decided that, if he was to encourage the young men of his village to sign up for the army, he would have to volunteer. At the age of 51, therefore, he was commissioned as a Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class on 5 July 1915. For a short while he did duty at No. 23 General Hospital, Étaples, joined No. 21 Casualty Clearing Station at Corbie, near Albert. In December 1915, he was attached to 6th Division, in the Ypres Salient. Throughout his time at the front, he wrote home either to his parishioners or to his wife. After the war, his widow edited the letters and published a volume as a record for their children and others, his explanatory letter to his parishioners opens the volume: France July 7 Dear Parishioners, I think most of you will understand how I come to be writing from France. I have felt that in this great crisis of our nation's history, everyone ought to do what he can to help.
I have said this both publicly and but it has been hard to tell people that they ought to leave their homes, to go out into strange and new surroundings, to endure discomforts and danger—perhaps to face death—it has been hard to tell people that this was their duty and to remain comfortably at home myself. So, why I have left you for an indefinite period. I am proud proud of what Frittenden has done. I know how hard it has been for many of the soldiers to leave their homes and their families and occupations. I need not tell you that Frittenden will be in my thoughts and that it will make things easier for me here if I hear that everything is going on well in the Parish. I ask for your prayers. I ask you to pray; that God will bless and keep you all, is the prayer of Your Affectionate Rector, Rupert E. Inglis. At first, his letters home are optimistic and bright but the tone changes as he spends more time close to the front, he arrived at Étaples on 5 July and spent his time there acting as a censor of soldier's letters home as well as giving spiritual guidance to the wounded and conducting Sunday worship.
He helped the soldiers write letters home to their wives and families. On 20 September 1915, he was transferred to the casualty clearing station at Corbie, located in a former bicycle factory; as well as his spiritual work, he helped dress the wounded patients. His first period of leave since enlisting came in November, when he spent a week home, before returning to the front. On his return passage, he was shipped from Southampton on a crowded troop ship; when we got on board there wasn’t a seat to be had, not much lying down room on the floor. I
The London Gazette
The London Gazette is one of the official journals of record of the British government, the most important among such official journals in the United Kingdom, in which certain statutory notices are required to be published. The London Gazette claims to be the oldest surviving English newspaper and the oldest continuously published newspaper in the UK, having been first published on 7 November 1665 as The Oxford Gazette; this claim is made by the Stamford Mercury and Berrow's Worcester Journal, because The Gazette is not a conventional newspaper offering general news coverage. It does not have a large circulation. Other official newspapers of the UK government are The Edinburgh Gazette and The Belfast Gazette, apart from reproducing certain materials of nationwide interest published in The London Gazette contain publications specific to Scotland and Northern Ireland, respectively. In turn, The London Gazette carries not only notices of UK-wide interest, but those relating to entities or people in England and Wales.
However, certain notices that are only of specific interest to Scotland or Northern Ireland are required to be published in The London Gazette. The London and Belfast Gazettes are published by TSO on behalf of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, they are subject to Crown copyright. The London Gazette is published each weekday, except for bank holidays. Notices for the following, among others, are published: Granting of royal assent to bills of the Parliament of the United Kingdom or of the Scottish Parliament The issuance of writs of election when a vacancy occurs in the House of Commons Appointments to certain public offices Commissions in the Armed Forces and subsequent promotion of officers Corporate and personal insolvency Granting of awards of honours and military medals Changes of names or of coats of arms Royal Proclamations and other DeclarationsHer Majesty's Stationery Office has digitised all issues of the Gazette, these are available online; the official Gazettes are published by The Stationery Office.
The content, apart from insolvency notices, is available in a number of machine-readable formats, including XML and XML/RDFa via Atom feed. The London Gazette was first published as The Oxford Gazette on 7 November 1665. Charles II and the Royal Court had moved to Oxford to escape the Great Plague of London, courtiers were unwilling to touch London newspapers for fear of contagion; the Gazette was "Published by Authority" by Henry Muddiman, its first publication is noted by Samuel Pepys in his diary. The King returned to London as the plague dissipated, the Gazette moved too, with the first issue of The London Gazette being published on 5 February 1666; the Gazette was not a newspaper in the modern sense: it was sent by post to subscribers, not printed for sale to the general public. Her Majesty's Stationery Office took over the publication of the Gazette in 1889. Publication of the Gazette was transferred to the private sector, under government supervision, in the 1990s, when HMSO was sold and renamed The Stationery Office.
In time of war, despatches from the various conflicts are published in The London Gazette. People referred to are said to have been mentioned in despatches; when members of the armed forces are promoted, these promotions are published here, the person is said to have been "gazetted". Being "gazetted" sometimes meant having official notice of one's bankruptcy published, as in the classic ten-line poem comparing the stolid tenant farmer of 1722 to the lavishly spending faux-genteel farmers of 1822: Notices of engagement and marriage were formerly published in the Gazette. Gazettes, modelled on The London Gazette, were issued for most British colonial possessions. History of British newspapers Iris Oifigiúil The Dublin Gazette – in Ireland London Gazette index Official Journal of the European Union List of government gazettes London and Belfast Gazettes official site Great Fire of London 1666 – Facsimile and transcript of London Gazette report
County Donegal is a county of Ireland in the province of Ulster. It is named after the town of Donegal in the south of the county. Donegal County Council Lifford the county town; the population was 159,192 at the 2016 census. It has been known as Tyrconnell, after the historic territory of the same name. In terms of size and area, it is the largest county in Ulster and the fourth-largest county in all of Ireland. Uniquely, County Donegal shares a small border with only one other county in the Republic of Ireland – County Leitrim; the greater part of its land border is shared with three counties of Northern Ireland: County Londonderry, County Tyrone and County Fermanagh. This geographic isolation from the rest of the Republic has led to Donegal people maintaining a distinct cultural identity and has been used to market the county with the slogan "Up here it's different". While Lifford is the county town, Letterkenny is by far the largest town in the county with a population of 19,588. Letterkenny and the nearby city of Derry form the main economic axis of the northwest of Ireland.
Indeed, what became the City of Derry was part of County Donegal up until 1610. There are eight historic baronies in the county: Banagh Boylagh Inishowen East Inishowen West Kilmacrennan Raphoe North Raphoe South Tirhugh The county may be informally divided into a number of traditional districts. There are two Gaeltacht districts in the west: The Rosses, centred on the town of Dungloe, Gweedore. Another Gaeltacht district is located in the north-west: Cloughaneely, centred on the town of Falcarragh; the most northerly part of the island of Ireland is the location for three peninsulas: Inishowen and Rosguill. The main population centre of Inishowen, Ireland's largest peninsula, is Buncrana. In the east of the county lies the Finn Valley; the Laggan district is centred on the town of Raphoe. According to the 1841 Census, County Donegal had a population of 296,000 people; as a result of famine and emigration, the population had reduced by 41,000 by 1851 and further reduced by 18,000 by 1861. By the time of the 1951 Census the population was only 44% of what it had been in 1841.
As of 2016, the county's population was 159,192. The county is, it has a indented coastline forming natural sea loughs, of which both Lough Swilly and Lough Foyle are the most notable. The Slieve League cliffs are the sixth-highest sea cliffs in Europe, while Malin Head is the most northerly point on the island of Ireland; the climate is temperate and dominated by the Gulf Stream, with warm, damp summers and mild wet winters. Two permanently inhabited islands and Tory Island, lie off the coast, along with a large number of islands with only transient inhabitants. Ireland's second longest river, the Erne, enters Donegal Bay near the town of Ballyshannon; the River Erne, along with other Donegal waterways, has been dammed to produce hydroelectric power. The River Foyle separates part of County Donegal from parts of both counties Tyrone. A survey of the macroscopic marine algae of County Donegal was published in 2003; the survey was compiled using the algal records held in the herbaria of the following institutions: the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Records of flowering plants include Dactylorhiza purpurella Soó. The animals included in the county include the European badger. There are habitats for the rare corn crake in the county. At various times in its history, it has been known as County Tirconaill, County Tirconnell or County Tyrconnell; the former was used as its official name during 1922–1927. This is in reference to both the earldom that succeeded it. County Donegal was the home of the once mighty Clann Dálaigh, whose most well-known branch were the Clann Ó Domhnaill, better known in English as the O'Donnell dynasty; until around 1600, the O'Donnells were one of Ireland's richest and most powerful native Irish ruling families. Within Ulster, only the Uí Néill of modern County Tyrone were more powerful; the O'Donnells were Ulster's second most powerful clan or ruling-family from the early 13th century through to the start of the 17th century. For several centuries the O'Donnells ruled Tír Chonaill, a Gaelic kingdom in West Ulster that covered all of modern County Donegal.
The head of the O'Donnell family had the titles Rí Thír Chonaill. Based at Donegal Castle in Dún na nGall, the O'Donnell Kings of Tír Chonaill were traditionally inaugurated at Doon Rock near Kilmacrennan. O'Donnell royal or chiefly power was ended in what was the newly created County Donegal in September 1607, following the Flight of the Earls from near Rathmullan; the modern County Arms of Donegal was influenced by the design of the old O'Donnell royal arms. The County Arms is the official coat of arms of both County Donegal County Council; the modern County Donegal was shired by order of the English Crown in 1585. The English authori
Robert Field (painter)
Robert Field was a painter, born in London and died in Kingston, Jamaica. He was one of America’s leading miniaturists. Along with being the most important painter in Nova Scotia at the beginning of the 19th century, at this time, Field was the most professionally trained painter to settle in Canada. Daphne Foskett in A Dictionary of British Miniature Painters wrote that Field was, "one of the best American miniaturists of his time." He worked in the conventional neo-classic portrait style of Gilbert Stuart. His most famous works are two groups of miniatures of George Washington, commissioned by his wife Martha Washington, he received his early training at the Royal Academy schools, London, in 1790. In 1794 he moved to the United States, he took up residence in Philadelphia, Pa.. There he joined a group of artists led by Charles Willson Peale in establishing the Columbianum, or American Academy of the Fine Arts, superseded by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1805. Field spent 14 years in the United States, working as a miniature painter in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston.
According to historian Harry Piers, Field was one of the four most sought American miniaturists in his time. Martha Washington herself commissioned Field in 1800 to paint a group of miniature as mementoes for friends and family, to commemorate the revered General and President on the one-year anniversary of his death. Two groups of miniatures of George Washington were produced by Field at Martha's request in late 1800, the first group showing him in civilian dress, the second as general in full uniform; when tensions between America and England started to rise in the lead up to the War of 1812, Field remained a loyalist and moved from Boston to Halifax, Nova Scotia. He continued to produce miniatures, but he painted more than 50 oil portraits of government officials, military officers and assorted members of the Halifax "gentility". In 1816 he moved to Jamaica, settling first in Montego Bay and in Kingston, he died on 9 August 1819 of yellow fever, was buried in an unmarked grave in the old "West Ground" cemetery, now called the Strangers' Burial Ground, near the Kingston parish church.
Endnotes Robert Field, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 1978Texts Harry Piers. Artists of Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Historical Society. 1914. P. 112- 119 Early American portrait painters in miniature by Theodore Bolton. New York. 1921 - Robert Field Piers, Robert Field: Portrait Painter in Oils and Water-Colours and Engraver, New York, 1927. Works by Robert Field Portrait by Robert Field
National Portrait Gallery, London
The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856; the gallery moved in 1896 to its current site at St Martin's Place, off Trafalgar Square, adjoining the National Gallery. It has been expanded twice since then; the National Portrait Gallery has regional outposts at Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire and Montacute House in Somerset. It is unconnected to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, with which its remit overlaps; the gallery is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture and Sport. The gallery houses portraits of important and famous British people, selected on the basis of the significance of the sitter, not that of the artist; the collection includes photographs and caricatures as well as paintings and sculpture. One of its best-known images is the Chandos portrait, the most famous portrait of William Shakespeare although there is some uncertainty about whether the painting is of the playwright.
Not all of the portraits are exceptional artistically, although there are self-portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds and other British artists of note. Some, such as the group portrait of the participants in the Somerset House Conference of 1604, are important historical documents in their own right; the curiosity value is greater than the artistic worth of a work, as in the case of the anamorphic portrait of Edward VI by William Scrots, Patrick Branwell Brontë's painting of his sisters Charlotte and Anne, or a sculpture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in medieval costume. Portraits of living figures were allowed from 1969. In addition to its permanent galleries of historical portraits, the National Portrait Gallery exhibits a changing selection of contemporary work, stages exhibitions of portrait art by individual artists and hosts the annual BP Portrait Prize competition; the three people responsible for the founding of the National Portrait Gallery are commemorated with busts over the main entrance.
At centre is Philip Henry Stanhope, 4th Earl Stanhope, with his supporters on either side, Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay and Thomas Carlyle. It was Stanhope who, in 1846 as a Member of Parliament, first proposed the idea of a National Portrait Gallery, it was not until his third attempt, in 1856, this time from the House of Lords, that the proposal was accepted. With Queen Victoria's approval, the House of Commons set aside a sum of £2000 to establish the gallery; as well as Stanhope and Macaulay, the founder Trustees included Benjamin Disraeli and Lord Ellesmere. It was the latter. Carlyle became a trustee after the death of Ellesmere in 1857. For the first 40 years, the gallery was housed in various locations in London; the first 13 years were spent at Westminster. There, the collection increased in size from 57 to 208 items, the number of visitors from 5,300 to 34,500. In 1869, the collection moved to Exhibition Road and buildings managed by the Royal Horticultural Society. Following a fire in those buildings, the collection was moved in 1885, this time to the Bethnal Green Museum.
This location was unsuitable due to its distance from the West End and lack of waterproofing. Following calls for a new location to be found, the government accepted an offer of funds from the philanthropist William Henry Alexander. Alexander donated £60,000 followed by another £20,000, chose the architect, Ewan Christian; the government provided the new site, St Martin's Place, adjacent to the National Gallery, £16,000. The buildings, faced in Portland stone, were constructed by Son. Both the architect, Ewan Christian, the gallery's first director, George Scharf, died shortly before the new building was completed; the gallery opened at its new location on 4 April 1896. The site has since been expanded twice; the first extension, in 1933, was funded by Lord Duveen, resulted in the wing by architect Sir Richard Allison on a site occupied by St George's Barracks running along Orange Street. In February 1909, a murder–suicide took place in a gallery known as the Arctic Room. In an planned attack, John Tempest Dawson, aged 70, shot his 58 year–old wife, Nannie Caskie.
His wife died in hospital several hours later. Both were American nationals. Evidence at the inquest suggested that Dawson, a wealthy and well–travelled man, was suffering from a Persecutory delusion; the incident came to public attention in 2010 when the Gallery's archive was put on-line as this included a personal account of the event by James Donald Milner the Assistant Director of the Gallery. The collections of the National Portrait Gallery were stored at Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire during the Second World War, along with pieces from the Royal Collection and paintings from Speaker's House in the Palace of Westminster; the second extension was funded by Sir Christopher Ondaatje and a £12m Heritage Lottery Fund grant, was designed by London-based architects Edward Jones and Jeremy Dixon. The Ondaatje Wing opened in 2000 and occupies a narrow space of land between the two 19th-century buildings of the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, is notable for its immense, two-storey escalator that takes visitors to the earliest part of the collection, the Tudor portraits.
In January 2008, the Gallery received its largest single donation to date