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Charles Inglis

Inglis, Charles (ĭngˈglĭs, ĭngˈgəlz) [key], 1734–1816, Anglican clergyman in America, b. Ireland. He emigrated to America in 1755. While assistant rector (1765–77) of Trinity Church, New York City, he actively espoused England's position in the struggle with the colonies. He refused to omit the prayers for the king, and his True Interest of America Impartially Stated (1776) and other pamphlets as well as his letters to the press, which he signed Papinian, were strongly Loyalist. In 1777, Inglis became rector of Trinity, but he returned to England in 1783 when the British evacuated New York. In 1787 he was appointed the first bishop of Nova Scotia for the Church of England.

See biography by R. U. Harris (1937).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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