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The Irvines – from whence they came. — 18 Comments

    • Thanks Pauline. It was a good exercise to put it all down on paper after finding bits & pieces for years but not actually notating same. Bobbie Edes

  1. Living into their late 70’s – early 80’s seems like a pretty good achievement in the 1800’s! Thanks for sharing the story x

    • I so admire their courage & stamina in undertaking that long journey in a sailing vessel, we’ve certainly got determination in our genes.

  2. Great post , Bobbie. I was particularly interested in the history of Killyleagh, as my 4x great-grandfather Edward Lowry also came from Killyleagh. Probably named Laurie from Dumfries in Scotland, who came to Ulster during the Plantation.

    • Thanks Russell, yes – I always keep my eye open when notating for your very early Lowry family. I’m yet to work on my 2019 PRONI notations so will sing out if I see anything. DNA has shown my Irvines were also in Dumfries (Bonshaw) as early 1300 – oh, to be able to connect the two ends!

  3. Bobbie,thanks for that well written and very interesting post.It is so good to have all those pieces of information drawn together so beautifully. I shall put a copy into my family archives!

    • Thanks Lyn, and I am very grateful for the loan of the early Irvine photographs, we are indeed lucky to have ancestors who treasured their past.

  4. Amazing research and presented brilliantly! I have kept a copy as it is a good read and possible/likely that separated by the odd generation your Irvines connect with my Margaret Irvine (b abt 1754 -d1839 Ardess Records) and husband Thomas Armstrong – parents or possibly grandparents of my 3 x great Granny Margaret Armstrong (1812 Fermanagh-1884 Dalkeith Edinburgh) and husband George Lawson of Drunhorich, Drumkeeran, Fermanagh..

  5. Well done Bobby, it could be an interesting way of bringing like minded descendants of James and Sarah together. I didn’t know James Irvine Snr kept bees, my father (James’s great grandson) also kept bees. I find it interesting how history often repeats in following generations.

    • Thanks Maureen, I didn’t know James Irvine Snr kept bees also, but British Newspapers via FindMyPast is a great resource. That is interesting that your father also kept bees. Chris did for a few years when we lived at Sheldon, nothing like ‘home bred’ honey.

  6. Well done Bobbie, Your wonderful research has filled in some spaces in our Carothers Story and corrected some errors. These I will fix. Thank you for your continued support.

  7. A wonderful read, Bobby. I really enjoyed this information and photos, so carefully gathered using your amazing abilities. Congratulations.

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