Lairds of Bonshaw Tower & House 1506 – To date

Lairds of Bonshaw Tower & House

Those marked in Bold are Lairds of Bonshaw Tower & House

  1. Edward Irving of Bonshaw (d. by 1605) had a number of children, his first son, Christopher Irving died before him and his second son, William irving of Kirkconnell (d. 1642) was the progenitor of The Irvings of Kirkconnell.
  2. John Irving of Robgill (died in 1593 at the Battle of Dryfe Sands, the last clan battle fought on Scottish soil) was the progenitor of The Irvings & Irvines in Ireland
  3. Christopher Irving of Robgill & Annan third son, Edward Irving of Hirdrigs had a son, Francis Irving of Dumfries (d. 1633) who was the progenitor of The Irvings of Gribton & Dumfries. The current owner of Bonshaw Tower & House descends from a junior line within this branch of the Clan.
  4. John Robert Irving of Bonshaw (d. 1839) did not have any male heirs. One of his daughters married a John Winter, they emigrated to Australia, and this line became the Winters in Australia until William Irving Winter changed his name in 1894/96 to Winter-Irving.
  5. Jacob Aemilius Irving of Ironshore and Liverpool (1767-1816), immediate younger brother of John Beaufin Irving (1765-1852) was the progenitor of The Irvings in Canada.

Descendant charts in pdf format for the various Branches can be made available on request

Following genealogical terms are used:

  • fl. = floruit, translated means flourished i.e. are known to have been alive at that date
  • d.s.p = decessit sine prole, translated means died without issue
  • d.v.p = decessit vitae patre, translated means died in the father’s lifetime