The Arms of Inglis
The armorial bearings depicted upon this pair of William IV English porcelain dishes by a Staffordshire, English pottery dating to 1830 – 40 may be blazoned as follows:
Arms: Azure a lion rampant argent on a chief of the last three mullets sable*
Crest: A demi-lion rampant holding in his dexter paw a mullet argent
Motto: Recte faciendo securus [Safety in acting justly]
From the evidence of the blazon of these armorial bearings and their associated motto, they belonged to The Right Honourable John Inglis of Glencorse in the County of
Edinburgh (born 21st August 1810 and died 20th August 1891), the Lord Justice General of Scotland and Lord President of the Court of Session with the judicial title of The Honourable Lord Glencorse. John was the youngest son of The Reverend John Inglis DD, the Minister of the Old Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh’s Old Town, and his wife, Maria Moxham Passmore. He married Isabella Mary Wood on the 20th of July 1842 at Edinburgh. She was the daughter of Alexander Wood, The Honourable Lord Wood, a Lord of the Court of Session in Edinburgh, and one of John’s senior colleagues.
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