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Ingledew & Sons - Solicitors to the TVR

An edited Obituary for the son of the founder of the firm of Solicitors :

Mr. Hugh M. Ingledew, the Cardiff solicitor and a well known South Wales figure, died today at his residence, Penhill House, Cardiff, after suffering but a short illness. He was a member of the firm of Ingledew & sons, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff. Born in Charles Street, Cardiff, he was the second son of the late Mr. J. P. Ingledew, founder of the well known firm of solicitors of Ingledew & sons. He had a successful career at King Edward School and Merton College, Oxford. He was articled to his father at the Cardiff office, and was admitted a solicitor in October 1890.

Upon the death of his father, Mr. Ingledew succeeded to the solicitor-ship of the Taff Vale Railway Company, and this necessitated specialisation in railway government and control. The mercantile and commercial business of the firm was left to his brothers, Mr. Arthur M. Ingledew and Mr. Norman Ingledew. When the railway grouping scheme was decided upon a large amount of intricate detail, as well as important legal opinions, had to be prepared by him.

Mr. Ingledew was a keen sportsman. Some 40 years ago he was a popular figure in Cardiff Rugby football, and enthusiasts still recall his clever play as half-back. He first appeared in the Cardiff first fifteen in the season 1887-88. In 1889-90, he and Jarman were the regular half-backs, and in this season he gained his first 'cap' against Ireland. In 1890-91 he played against both England and Scotland.


Funeral service in St John's Church Burial in Llandaff Cathedral Cemetery (Newspaper cutting)

Hugh Murray Ingledew (26 October 1865 - 2 February 1937) was a Welsh international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Cardiff. Ingledew also played cricket for Glamorgan and was instrumental as a solicitor, in helping the local Cardiff cricket and rugby clubs purchase the Cardiff Arms Park in 1922.

Ingledew was first selected for Wales in a match against Ireland as part of the 1890 Home Nations Championship. Under the captaincy of Newport and Wales rugby superstar Arthur Gould, the game was a draw with a goal from each side. The match is more notable for the brawl between the two teams during the after-match dinner, where nine players found themselves in the Dublin Courts the next day. Later in 1890, Ingledew became a member of the touring invitational team The Barbarians, in their inaugural year.

In 1891 season, Ingledew was back in the Welsh squad when he was selected for the opening game of the 1891 Championship. Now under the captaincy of William Bowen, as Gould was working in the West Indies, Wales lost the match 7-3. Ingledew's final international game was the second match of the 1891 tournament against Scotland. Wales lost heavily by a goal and six tries and Ingledew, along with his half-back partner Ralph Sweet-Escott were dropped to be replaced by Swansea pairing, brother's Evan and David James.

Outside playing rugby, Ingledew was chosen as the solicitor in completing the purchase of the Cardiff Arms Park in 1922. As a former sportsman with connections to cricket, and Cardiff Rugby club, Ingledew helped Cardiff Athletic Club purchase the ground from John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute for a sum of £30,000.

Both above articles are cited with thanks and with credit to the Military History Forum. Unfortunately the original sources and dates are not specified. [645]
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