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    Irving of Bonshaw

    Was told of the Lyon Court issuing arms to Irving of Bonshaw...

    http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/htol/irvingofbonshaw.pdf

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    Re: Irving of Bonshaw

    So the old family crest lives on . We have the Book of Irving , a 10kg block of paper the size of the Stone of Scone . Someone kept old papers for many years as it refers back to Roman incursions into Irving lands in Strathclyde. The motto is "leaves fall in the wind" which is a very profound observation or else was copied in a hurry from some-one's Latin textbook to look official. Irving probably means "men from the west" , Eire, but who knows when they arrived?

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    Re: Irving of Bonshaw

    From the Clan Irving :
    "Much of what has been written about the history of the Irvings & Irvines in the Lowlands you will find in “The Book of the Irvings &c” by Colonel J.B. Irving in 1907 and this publication draws on many differing sources for its content.

    However, modern day research has uncovered some inaccuracies and rather obvious embellishment of the historical facts from a principal source referred to as “The Original of the Family of the Irvines or Erinvines”, by Dr Christopher Irvine M.D., so-called Historiographer Royal of Scotland. Dr Christopher Irvine (c.1620-1693) was a prolific author, writing a number of books mostly on medical matters of the day, yet apparently he wrote the aforementioned short family history in 1678. An original of this publication has yet to be found as an extensive search of public libraries and private collections has yielded nothing other than a leaflet on Scottish place names.

    The tradition starts with the statement that the Irvings of Bonshaw are descended from Duncan of Eskdale, a younger brother of Crinan, father of Duncan I of Scotland. One should point out that there is no known fact or evidence to support this or indeed any conjecture of Irving history up to the time of the 11th Century. So we shall leave out the distracting assertions made by the aforementioned Dr. Irvine."........
    !

    ( cough cough ).

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    Re: Irving of Bonshaw

    I've posted a link to this forum on our Irvine page.

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