Thank you to Julian Bukits, Edinburgh, a researcher into the life of the
Edinburgh photographer James Good Tunny,
George Findlay Inglis
"George Findlay Inglis, 16 East Adam Street died
in 1864. He was NOT the same man as George Inglis (below) who was
listed in the Trade directories as a professional photographer in Edinburgh
from 1861 to 1864."
"George Inglis was son of a
Prestonpans mason. George was born in 1818 and lived until 1894.
He had once been one of Tunny's principal
assistants before taking over Tunny's Clerk Street studio when Tunny
relocated to Princes Street in 1861. However, he continued to
run the photographic business at Clerk Street only until 1864.
By 1871, he is recorded in the census as being
an Inspector of Workshops. In the 1881 census, he was recorded as
being a Sanitary Inspector.
In 1861 and 1871 George Inglis lived at
Rosehall, Dalkeith Road. In 1881, he was living at Windmill Street.
Interestingly, both George Inglis (aged 76) and
his wife, Marion (aged 74), died of small pox on the same day - 19 November
1894 - still residing at Windmill Street.
Even at the age of 76, his occupation was given
as that of a Sanitary Inspector. Nowhere did it mention he was
The only reason I know all this is because Tunny
nominated Inglis as one of his trustees and executors when he drew up his
will in the summer of 1882, indicating that Inglis was then still a close
friend of Tunny."