I have crossed the ocean and visited Scotland, Ireland, and England, to gather data to make my history as comprehensive as possible. If my book pleases you, then my hopes will have found fruition. THE IRVINES, IRVINS, IRVINGS, ERVINES, ERWINS OF THE OLD COUNTRY AND THE NEW.

It may be warped by strong winds, or increased in size by the rich nourishment of its new home, but it will still bear the unmistakable marks of its ancestors, and wounds, if one handle it too roughly.

The same courage and strength of mind that the ancestors of the Irvines of the old country displayed on many a battlefield have been repeated by their descendants in this new land.

The same ability in literature, statesmanship, and theology, that characterized many an Irvine of the old country, has distinguished the Irvines of America.

THE IRVINES AND THEIR KIN REVISED BY THE AUTHOR IN SCOTLAND, IRELAND AND ENGLAND A HISTORY OF THE IRVINE FAMILY AND THEIR DESCENDANTS. I hope the Irvines who read this history will understand that the titled Irvines are not of more distinguished descent than those of the Clan who bear the same name.

ALSO SHORT SKETCHES OF THEIR KINDRED, THE CAR- LISLES, MCDOWELLS, JOHNSTONS, MAXWELLS, GAULTS, Mcelroys, etc., from a. Says history: "Of these Irvines of Bonshaw are the most part of the Scotch Irvines de- scended, and those of Ireland in a very fiear line." (Dr. It has been the fond hope, and the toilsome work of years, to em- balm the deeds of your ancestors in undying form.

IRVINE, U\ VIRGINIA, THIS BOOK IS GRATEFULLY DEDICATED BY L. CONTENTS PAti K Preface 9 Account of Scottish Borderers ix Early Times 15 Part I — Derivation of Name 23 Part II — Introduction 3f J Part III — The Irvings of Drum 63 Part IV — The Irvines or Irwins or Irvings of the Old Country and the New 131 Part V — Clan Contemporaries in Scotland 365 PREFACE. " to-morrow, I might mount and ride; but not to the cannon's mouth. 373, and ever since that time they have fought, and many have fallen, on all the battle fields of the world. William Erwin, born in Painted Post, June 11, 1813; 23.

Christopher Irvine, Historiographer to King Charles II., and Historian of Scot- land.) Men of the Irvine Clan: Allow me to appeal to you to make my American Irvine Book a success. I have used 10 PREFACE my best endeavors to accomplish what I have so longed to do.

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ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 3 1833 01369 3566 GENEALOGY 929.2 IR8B The late Rev. Ciiristopher Irvine of Gistle Irvine, Ireland, compiled a history of all the branches of the Irvine family. From that book and other sources I revised my ^^^ book, "irvines and Their Kin," and compiled Col. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY 1908 Copyright, LUCINDA BOYD 1908 x 1149471 TO MRS. To THE Irving Clan, Greeting: I have the honor to belong to this Clan, the most numerous on the globe; but not to the Clan militant, as my forbears did. But ever since I could read, I have been a hero-worshiper, and have admired the brave men who faced death in its most awful forms, in battle by sea and land, and have been proud to learn that the Irvines were second to none on any field. They were as dauntless as any when Bruce was crowned, 1306, and one, Baron Irving, of that date, protected him when he fled from Edward Longshanks, King of England. Mary Erwin, born in Painted Post, October 17, 1810; died January 5, 1828. married Miss Mary Evans of Philadelphia, Pa., May 2, 1839; had issue, four sons and four daughters.