Edmund Ingalls (1586-1648) was the founder of Lynn, Massachusetts. Born to Robert Ingalls June 26, 1586 in Skirbeck, Boston, Lincolnshire, England, he arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in Governor John Endicott's company in 1628. The Ingalls’ family was economically well off enough to employ some servants and write wills, even leaving some of their wealth to the poor. After having lived in America 20 years, Edmund still owned three acres in Lincolnshire. Moving to America was more an economic rather than a religious enterprise. In 1629, he settled Lynn, Massachusetts, with his brother Francis and four others when there were no more than 500 English people living in New England. When the lands were divided in 1638, there were apportioned “to Edmund and Francis Ingalls, upland and meadow, 120 acres. Francis established the first tannery in America. Edmund was reportedly of good character, although it was found in a court record that "20/4/1646, Edmund Ingalls was fined for bringing home sticks in both his arms on the Sabbath day from Mr. Holyokes rails, witnesses Joseph Mood, Obadaya Mood, Jane Mood". This is an example of Puritan Blue Laws. In March 1648, as he was travelling to Boston on horseback, a bridge that he was riding over collapsed, and he was subsequently drowned in the Saugus River. His will was probated on September 16, 1648, and his estate appraised at a value of £135. The General Court also paid one hundred English Pounds to his children as per their responsibility for maintaining the bridge.
Edmund Ingalls is the 6x Great Grandfather of Charles Ingalls.