Henry Inman

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Henry Inman was born in Portsea Island, Hampshire, England back in 1816 to James and Mary.  His father was a Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Naval College.  in 1833, at 17 he enlisted for the Portuguese Liberal wars as a cadet lancer.  He returned to England enlisted in the British Auxiliary Legion where he was promoted to lieutenant.  He was awarded the Laureate Cross of Saint Ferdinand for gallantry in action.

After the war, he sailed to South Australia.  It was there where he participated in the capture of a burglary and murderer.  In 1838, he was recruited by the Governor of South Australia, John Hindmarsh.  Henry at the young age of 21 was hired as the first Police Commissioner and founder of the South Australia Police.  He was promoted to the Superintendent of Police in 1838.  He helped design the first police uniforms.

In 1848, he returned to England where he was appointed rector of All Saints, North Scarle, Lincolnshire where he served 36 years until his death in 1895.

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Comments (19)

Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

I guess moving to the church can give you a sense of peace after being a warrior and then dealing in law enforcement.  It reminded me of Bob Ross's story where he was a tough marine and walked away to paint "happy little clouds".

Oct 28, 2020 01:36 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - what a very eventful career for Henry.  He made his impact on society.

Oct 28, 2020 03:27 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - as I read your post, Henry Inman certainly had an attitude of service from a young age.  Thanks for sharing his story.  

Oct 28, 2020 04:18 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

What a wonderful life of service that he served.

Oct 28, 2020 04:23 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... what an interesting series of careers that Henry Inman had... he sure knew how to "reinvent" himself.

Oct 28, 2020 04:37 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

There is another career for a lawman!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 28, 2020 04:55 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Henry was a true adventurer at a harsher point in time. No moss on that rolling stone. Enjoy your day!

Oct 28, 2020 05:19 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad you shared with us about this man that I had never heard of until this post.

Oct 28, 2020 05:20 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Henry was an active man and it sounds like he wass ADD as I often think I may be myself James Dray .

Oct 28, 2020 06:19 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James. There is someone else I never even knew existed.

Oct 28, 2020 06:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Oct 28, 2020 07:49 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow James, that is a young age to be a police commissioner,  I do not think that would happen today!


Oct 28, 2020 07:59 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting carrer this man had, from lawman to clergyman...Happy Wednesday.  A

Oct 28, 2020 08:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- what a multitalented man!!!  No grass grew under his feet!

Oct 28, 2020 12:19 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Can you imagine how long it took to get from Australia England back in the day? 

Happy Wednesday evening James Dray 

Oct 28, 2020 02:50 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

He certainly had a diverse career during his lifetime, and a number of accomplishments!


Oct 28, 2020 03:37 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James just wondering any relations to Brad Inman? you know of Inman news fame:)Endre

Oct 28, 2020 11:32 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

He enjoyed what he did. Worked 62 odd years long. There was never a dull moment in his life.

Nov 26, 2020 10:44 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

A soldier, an adventurer, a leader...Henry Inman really stood out among his contemporaries.

Feb 14, 2021 10:09 AM