The Hon. Emily Charlotte Meynell Ingram (1840-1904) was the daughter of Sir Charles Wood, sometime Chancellor of the Exchequer, and subsequently first Viscount Halifax. She shared the religious convictions of her elder brother Charles Lindley Wood, later second Viscount Halifax, who was for many years the President of the English Church Union.
In 1863 she married Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram. He was elected as Conservative MP for West Staffordshire in 1868 and in 1869 inherited Temple Newsam House in Yorkshire and Hoar Cross Hall in Staffordshire from his father. Tragically, he died in a riding accident in 1871, leaving Mrs Meynell Ingram widowed and childless at the age of 31. She built the church of the Holy Angels, Hoar Cross, designed by G. F. Bodley and Thomas Garner, as a memorial to him.
By a deed dated 3 February 1903 Mrs Meynell Ingram transferred the advowson of Holy Angels, Hoar Cross, and several other livings to Trustees. In 2017 the Meynell Church Trustees, in turn, resolved to transfer the administration of these advowsons (with the exception of that of Hoar Cross), to the Society for the Maintenance of the Faith.
The Benefices concerned were: