The Irvine and Irving families are identical. The Irvine family was in sounties Dumfries and Aberdeenshire, Scotland, before 1300. In the Dumfries branch the name is spelled Irving, Irwin, Erwin, etc. The family name is common in many Scottish counties at the present time.
John Irving, of Dumfries, was in the Scottish parliament in 1630-31-41, and another of the same name, perhaps his son, in 1661-65-67-69-74. Others of the name Irvine and Irving were in parliament in the seventeenth century. The present  head of the family is Lieutenant-Colonel John Beaufin Irving, of Bonshaw Castle, Dumfrieshire, Scotland.
(I) Andrew Irving, first of the family in this country, came from Annan, Dumbriesshire, Scotland. He married Margaret Henderson, daughter of the Laird of Milk Castle, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, and a graddaughter of Sir Archibald Douglas.
Andrew, Alexander and Robert.
(II) Andrew (2) son of Andrew (1) Irving, was born at Chatham, New Brunswick, 1823, died 1898. He was educated in the schools of his native town. He began the study of medicine, and when he was a student, Joseph Cunard, founder of the Cunard Line of steamships, was surety on his bond. He decided at length to abandon medicine for business, and he left home and proceeded up the Ottawa river to Quebec through the old trail to the town of Pembroke, which his father-in-law, Colonel Peter White, founded. Colonel White served in the Royal British navy in 1812 and received grants of land from the Crown. His sons and grandsons represented the town of Pembroke in parliament in later years. Colonel White was a large land owner and lumber merchant. Mr. Irving was an enterprising and successful man of affairs. In politics a Liberal, he was active and prominent in hi party, and held many offices of public honor and trust. he had a wide acquaintance and influence through upper Canada. He was register of deed at the time of his death. He was an associate and personal friend of such men as La Fontaine and Brown.
He married (first) about 1845, Jane Reid, who died in 1854, daughter of Colonel Peter White, of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. He married (second) Mary, daughter of DR. William Cannon, of the Royal Navy.
1. Child, died young.
2. Child, died young.
3. Andrew, mentioned below.
4. Cecelia, lived in Pembroke; married Jams H. Burrit, K.C., a prominent lawyer in Pembroke, past grand master of the Grand Lodge of Free Masons of Canada; children: Mary, Jessie, Enid, Gwendoline, Marion and Margaret Burrit.
Children of second wife:
5. William, an insurance broker in Pembroke.
6. Lieutenant-Colonel Lennox, of the Forty-second Regiment, a prominent barrister.
7. Edward, a lumber dealer in the Northwest.
8. Annie, superintendent of the nurses, Huron Street Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
(III) Andrew (3), son of Andrew (2) Irving, was born in Pembroke, Ontario, and was educated there in the public schools and in the Military School in Toronto. For a time he was engaged in the lumber business in Canada with his uncle. Then he engaged in the wholesale meat and provision business in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1882 he removed to New York City and continued in the same line of business and was a member of the New York Produce Exchange. Thence, after a few years, he went ot Baltimroe, Maryland, and continued there in teh produce and foreign shipping business until 1894, when he retired from active affairs.
He settled at Gouverneur, New York, where he resided until 1905, when he came to the town of Oswegatchie, N.Y., where he has [material published in 1910] a large estate on the St. Lawrence river, containing about a hundred and fifty acres of land. The house was built in 1820 by Ranney of Theresa. The property was originally a part of the two thousand acres owned by Van Rensselaer. Mr. Irving is president of the St. Lawrence County Savings Bank, organized in March, 1909, member of the lodge of Free Masons at Pembroke and of the chapter council and commandery. He is past grand director of the Grand Lodge of Free Masons, of Canada. He was in his younger days active in military affairs and captain of the Forty-second Regiment of Canada. He is vestryman of St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church of Ogdensburg, and trustee of the school district in Oswegatchie.
He married in June 1882, Nina Frances, daughter of James B. and Roxaline (Flower) Carpenter. Governor Roswell P. Flower was her uncle. She was born in Theresa, New York. (See Carpenter XV).
They have one son, Frederick Carpenter, born at Governeur, May 30, 1883, graduate of the Governeur high school, of the class of 1902, Phillips Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, of the class of 1906, Harvard College, and now a student of the Harvard Medical School, class of 1910.
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