Foulis, David, Sir, 1st Baronet -1642)
Sir David Foulis of Ingelby in Yorkshire, a Scot by birth, was the third son of James Foulis, of Colinton, and Agnes, daughter of Robert Heriot, of Lumphoy. He was agent to James VI in England and was knighted by him at the Tower of London 13 May 1603, was naturalized an Englishman, and made an honorary M.A. and a baronet at Oxford 6 February 1619/20. Cofferer to Prince Henry and afterwards to Prince Charles, he purchased the manor of Ingelby in Yorkshire and was made a member of the Council of the North. “He appeared with some zeal, in 1632, against the Commission which was issu'd to compel Gentlemen to compound for not having taken the honour of Knighthood”, and made some reflections on the conduct of the Earl of Strafford, for which he and his son were thrown in the Fleet Prison. They were released by Parliament in 1641. Sir David married Cordelia, daughter of William Fleetwood Esq. of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, Recorder of London in Queen Elizabeth's reign, whose arms he here quarters. They had five sons and two daughters.