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Colonel John Beaufin Irving Biography (1844-1925)

April 2020

Early Life John Beaufin Irving, the third generation to carry the name, was born on 14th February 1844 at Cheltenham. He was baptized at Cheltenham on 20th March 1844 his baptismal extract showing pa...


A tale of honour – Captain Sir Robert Beaufin Irving earns a mention in the Washington Post

September 2019

This article in the Washington Post pays tribute to Captain Sir Robert Beaufin Irving KB OBE RD RNR (Retd.) (1877-1954) “My father,” Katzenstein said, “asked the train master to call the capt...


To Be Recognised As Clan Chief

August 2019

To be recognised as Clan Chief & Chief of the Name & Arms of a Scottish Clan by The Court Of The Lyon carries with it a certain responsibility that still has relevance in today’s contemporar...


Captain Sir Robert Beaufin Irving Biography

June 2019

Captain Sir Robert Beaufin Irving KB OBE RD RNR (Retd.) (1877-1954) Robert Beaufin Irving was born on the Bickington Estate at Fremington, Devon on 16th July 1877, the son of Colonel John Beaufin I...


Chief Vs Laird

March 2019

There is a common misunderstanding of exactly what is meant by a Clan Chief and what is meant by the old Scots term of Laird. For quite a few people this has been confused to mean one and the same,...


New additional pipe tune from Dr. Neil Whitehead in New Zealand

August 2016

This latest rendition is in honour of Christopher Irving, both father and son of the same name, who according to family tradition fought and died at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. The tradition sta...