Charles Ingram (British Army officer)

Colonel the Honourable Charles Ingram (27 March 1696 – 28 November 1748), was a British soldier and politician.[1][2]

Ingram was the seventh of the nine sons of Arthur Ingram, 3rd Viscount of Irvine (known as Irwin in England), by Isabella Machel, daughter of John Machell, Member of Parliament for Horsham, of Hills, Sussex. He was a general in the British Army.[3] In 1737 he was returned to Parliament for Horsham (succeeding his elder brother Henry), a seat he held until his death.[3][4]

Ingram married Elizabeth Brace, nee Scarborough, widow of Francis Brace, sister of Ann, the wife of his brother Henry, and daughter and co-heiress of Charles Scarborough, Clerk of the Board of Green Cloth, of Windsor, Berkshire, in 1726. They had one son, Charles, later 9th Viscount of Irvine, and three daughters. Elizabeth died in December 1739. Ingram survived her by nine years and died in November 1748, aged 52.[3]

There is a portrait of Colonel Charles Ingram with two of his children, by Philippe Mercier, in the collections of Temple Newsam.[5]


  1. H.W. Forsyth Harwood, 'Ingram, Viscount Irvine', in J. Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage: Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland (David Douglas, Edinburgh 1908), V (1908), pp. 9-20, at pp. 14-15.
  2. J.B. Lawson, 'Ingram, Hon. Charles (1696-1748), of Hills, nr. Horsham, Suss.', in R. Sedgwick (ed.), The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 ((Boydell & Brewer), 1970), History of Parliament online.
  3. " Irvine, Viscount of (S, 1661 - 1778)". Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  4. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)
  5. Portrait of Colonel Charles Ingram with his children, by Philippe Mercier, see Art UK, Leeds Museums and Galleries.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Eversfield
Hon. Henry Ingram
Member of Parliament for Horsham
With: Charles Eversfield 1737–1741
Sir Richard Mill, Bt 1741–1747
Charles Ingram 1747–1748
Succeeded by
Charles Ingram
Sir Lionel Pilkington, Bt
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