William Inman (6 April 1825 in Leicester – 3 July 1881 in Upton, Wirral) was the owner of the Liverpool, New York and Philadelphia Steamship Company, also known as the Inman Line, which ran services from Liverpool to New York & Philadelphia, in the United States, for emigration in the mid-19th century.
He was the owner of Upton Manor, in the grounds of Upton Park and held the title Lord of the Manor of Upton. A benefactor to his local community, Inman donated funds for the construction of Christchurch, Moreton and St. Mary's Church, Upton.
Inman died at Upton Manor in 1881 and was buried at Moreton Parish Church, Wirral.
- Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. .
- The Inman Line, courtesy of The Ships List.
- The Inman Line, courtesy of Norway Heritage.
- A photograph of William Inman.
- A list of Inman Line ships & a photograph of William Inman.
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