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Charles Inggs

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan Inggs and Harriet Inggs
Husband of Lucy Inggs
Father of Henry William Inggs; Caroline Inggs; Harriet Inggs; Jonathan Fowler Inggs; Eliza Jane Lane and 6 others
Brother of Nathaniel Inggs; Ann Inggs; Jonathan Inggs; William Philip Inggs; Henry Inggs and 1 other

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About Charles Inggs

British Settler

Charles Inngs 43, bricklayer, together with his wife Lucy Gregory 39, and their 8 children, were amongst 400 pioneer passengers on board the Settler ship Indian Queen.

  • Departed : Liverpool on 23 May 1858
  • Arrival : Port Elizabeth 23 July 1858, after 61 days at sea.

Children :

  • Henry Inggs 18
  • Caroline Inggs 16
  • Harriet Inggs 14
  • Jonathan Inggs 12
  • Eliza Inggs 11
  • Walter Inggs 8
  • Frederick Inggs 6
  • Emily Inggs 2


Married by Rev ?.I. Phipps, rector of St John's, Devizes,

Denise Carr: Marriage Certificate: Name: Charles Ings, Profession: Bricklayer, resident of parish, Father's name: Jonathan Ings, Profession of father: shoemaker. "This marriage was solemnized between us: Charles Inggs and Lucy Gregory in the presence of E Greenland or Robert Greenland"

Vincent Inggs: Rev E.I.Phips

Keith Gould: Occupation: Bricklayer 1841, 1851. Turnkey at Devizes Gaol 1843-45.

Post Office Directory of Berkshire..., Kelly, London, 1854: Reading - "Inggs Chas. bricklayer & beer retailer, 59 & 60 Up. Hosier st"

PP 1847/8 Vol XXXV, 12th Report of Inspectors of Prisons - Southern & Western District Devizes County House of Correction Table 26 Officers Salaries etc

Name Office Age Appointment Salary

Charles Inggs Turnkey 30 1842 Michaelmas 42

Esmé Bull, Aided immigration from Britain to South Africa 1857 to 1867, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, 1991:

p 19: "It is difficult, now to imagine what conditions must have been in 1858, but imagine living for two and a half months with 226 passengers in an area less than half the sixe of a tennis court. A tennis court, wire to wire, measures 118 ft by 59 ft and the Aurifera, the smallest of the ships was 125 ft long and 24 ft 6 in wide with 6 ft 6 in headroom between decks. She carried 226 settlers. The larges vessel Gipsy Bride was 190 ft long and 38 ft wide with 7 ft 6 in headroom and carried 413 passengers."

p 28: Indian Queen (1050 tons compared to Gipsy Bride's 1487 tons) left Liverpool on 20 May 1858 with 403 settlers and arrived in PE 63 days later on 23 July 1858. "A well fitted ship which had excellent ventilation. The conduct of the passengers was very good. No illness occurred except a few cases of diarrhoea among the children. The preserved meat was bad and the supply of milk and eggs inadequate for the number of children on board. School was tolerably well attended and good progress was made... The immigrants commended both surgeon and captain for their care and attention."

p 45: "Port Elizabeth with a population of about 4000 was reaping great benefit from the wool boom and embarked on extensive public works which included the building of a town hall, library and Atheneum and improvements to the harbour."

p 314: From Surrey, Inggs, Charles 43, bricklayer; Lucy 39, Henry William 18, bricklayer; Caroline A 16, domestic servant; Harriett 14, domestic worker; Jonathan F 12; Eliza J 11; Walter S 8; Frederick Q (sic) 6; Emily M 2.

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Charles Inggs's Timeline

February 24, 1815
Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom
February 26, 1815
St Thomas Church, Winchester
October 8, 1839
Age 24
Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
September 8, 1841
Age 26
Rowde, Wilts
September 8, 1843
Age 28
Rowde, Wilts
July 29, 1845
Age 30
Rowde, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
July 6, 1847
Age 32
Rowde, Wilts
July 11, 1850
Age 35
Rowde, Wilts
May 31, 1852
Age 37
Reading, Berks