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The earliest recorded Ossett Ingham is William Ingham who was a felt maker, yeoman and Ossett landowner. Sadly, William Ingham met a very grizzly death, when he was killed and eaten by cannibals on Brooker Island in New Guinea in December The town of Ingham in Queensland is named after him. Much has been written about the Benjamin Ingham, who formed the Inghamite Church and who came to prominence after going to the USA with the Wesley brothers.
However, by far the most interesting of the two Ossett-born Benjamin Inghams is the younger Inghamthe great-nephew of the earlier Benjamin Inghambut who is hardly known outside of Sicily, where he moved to live and work in Not much has been written about this little-known Ingham, who it is said was possibly the greatest tycoon England has ever known.
Ingham made his fortune in Sicily, but invested heavily in the rapidly expanding 19th century economy of the USA. Ingham was a consummate but ruthless businessman and he was helped in the "concern" by five of his Ingham and Whitaker nephews who all moved to Sicily.
When the first nephew, William Ingham Whitaker died mysteriously of fever inIngham reputedly wrote home to his sister in Ossett "your son has died, please send me another one! However, the Whitakers were to inherit his massive fortune, which over the next 70 years or so, they proceeded to spend at an impressive rate.
In his mids, Ingham met Alessandra Spadafora, the Duchess di Santa Rosalia, a widow six years his senior with four adult sons. He was to live with her quite openly for about 15 years.
He allegedly married the Duchess inafter first getting her to sign what must have been one of the first pre-nuptial agreements in history. A large quantity of the acerbic letters written by Benjamin Ingham survive him and are in the possession of the Whitaker family in the form of bound letter-books.
They provide an amazing insight into his life, the turbulent history of Sicily and the way that Ingham expanded his extensive business empire. It was this same family of Ossett Inghams that had produced another Benjamin Inghamwho went on to work with the Wesley brothers and form the Inghamite Church referenced elsewhere on this website.
In Sicily, he soon branched out in his own right to become one of the richest and most powerful men on the island.
Ingham built a huge business dynasty in Sicily with massive investments in the USA, all with the help of five of his Ingham and Whitaker nephews, three of whom died whilst working for him, one by committing suicide. He tamed the Sicilian Mafia, became a Sicilian Baron and moved in the highest circles of Sicilian society, commanding considerable respect by loaning money to some of the nobility.
He learned to speak fluent Italian with a marked Sicilian accent, tinged with a touch of Yorkshire. His story is one of failed romances, family tragedy, business success by sheer ruthlessness and eventually, a putative marriage to a highly-sexed Italian Duchess, Alessandra Spadafora, Duchess di Santa Rosalia who was nearly six years his senior, but whom he plainly adored.
Benjamin Ingham aged 57 years at the height of his power. It is said that he was the richest man in Sicily in the 19th century and the leader of the British merchants based there. Ingham had no children, so his Sicilian business empire and substantial fortune was passed on after his death in to his nephews, the Whitakers and the Inghams who all had strong Ossett connections through their parents and other close family members.Goldsmiths, University of London is in South East London.
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