The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Mr. James Inglis
Mr. James Inglis was born in Fifeshire, Scotland, in April, 1821, and was brought up to farming. In 1864 he emigrated to New Zealand, in the ship “Strathallan,” and landed at Napier. For some years he managed a run at Waipukurau for Mr. Henry Russell, and was afterwards employed as ploughman for about eight years by Mr. Sydney Johnston, at Takapau, In 1873 he took up a small farm of 150 acres at Hampden, which he subsequently increased to 400 acres. This he successfully worked till about 1900, when he sold out, and has since resided at Makaretu. Mr. Inglis has always taken a keen interest in public affairs, and for some time was a member of the road board and school committee at Hampden. He is married, and has two sons and four daughters.