Derived from the old English name for ‘Englishman’, the first recorded mention of the Inglis name in Scotland appears to have been of a Richard Anglicus who witnessed a charter prior to the death of David I in 1153.
Known for their bravery, members of the clan would go on to fight during the Scottish Wars of Independence in the 14th century and with perhaps the most famous person to come from the family being Sir William Inglis, a great knight who would defeat Sir Robert Struthers, the English champion, in a single combat in 1395.
For this tremendous feat, the Inglises were rewarded with lands at the barony of Manner, a valley near the town of Peebles and Sir William became the founder of the main family of the clan who would go on to be known as the Inglises of Murdostoun.
The family would sell this barony in 1707 and chiefship was given to the Inglises of Craigend.
Today, the clan is without a chief and is armigerous.