Ingilby, John, Sir, 1st Baronet, of Ripley Castle (1758 -1815)
John Ingilby was the illegitimate son of Sir John Ingilby, 4th and last Baronet of Ripley in Yorkshire, and Mary Wright. His father died without legitimate issue 3 August 1772, leaving him his estates. He married, 25 October 1780, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Wharton Amcotts Baronet, and was himself created a Baronet 8 June 1781. He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1782 1783, and Member of Parliament for East Retford 1790 1796. His wife took by royal licence the name of Amcotts before that of Ingilby, 3 October 1800, on inheriting the Kettlethorpe estates on the death of her mother. Their son Sir William Amcotts Ingilby died without issue 18 May 1854, when the baronetcy became extinct and the estates passed to his cousin John Henry Ingilby, son and heir of another illegitimate son of the 4th Baronet. John Henry was himself created a baronet 26 July 1866. The fifth baronet of this last creation was Sir Joslan William Vivian Ingilby (1907 1974) who may be the `J W Ingilby' cited bove. This stamp, though used by Sir John, may have been originally made for his father.