James Irving, II

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James Irving, II

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ironshore, St. James Parish, Jamaica
Death: Died in Ironshore, St. James, Jamaica
Immediate Family:

Son of James Irving the Elder and Elizabeth Motte Irving
Husband of Mary James Irving
Father of Henry Hoghton Irving; Richard Charles Irving; James Irving, III; Frances Irving; Mary James Irving and 3 others
Brother of Æmilia Gibbes; William Irving; John Beaufin Irving; Jacob Æmilius Irving; Robert Æmilius Irving and 1 other

Occupation: Sugar plantation owner
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About James Irving, II

"James Irving the Younger was Custos of Trelawny and represented that parish in the Assembly of 1774, 1781, 1790, and 1796. He was buried in the Churchyard of Kingston, his tomb being inscribed, 'The Honourable James Irving, Esq., late Custos of Trelawny, died 21st November, 1798, aged 49 years."

Source: James Irving of Ironshore and his Descendants, 1713-1917, by Sir Aemilius Irving, edited by L. Homfray Irving.

Inscription on headstone: THE HONBLE. JAMES IRVING, ESQ. — LATE GUSTOS OF TRELAWNY, DIED— 21st NOVEMBER, 1798, AGED 49 YEARS.

"The Irvings, owners of Ironshore and Hartfield, in St. James' parish. James, eldest son of Dr. James Irving, obtained Ironshore, from John Lawrence, in exchange for an estate in South Carolina. James Irving, the younger, was Custos of Trelawny, and represented that parish, in the Assemblies of 1774, 1781, 1787, 1790, and 1796. This was a branch of the family of Irving of Robgill Tower, Dumfriesshire, repre- sented by Sir Paulus Aemelius Irving, Bart."

In 1774 James Irving was recorded as owning the sugar plantation Ironshore in St. James Parish, with 12 men bearing arms, 4 women and children, 254 slaves, 20 stock, 190 Hhds. and 0 TRCS.[105] Ironshore is still extant, and is beautifully situated overlooking the sea east of Montego Bay Point. Source: http://bellsouthpwp.net/t/e/teague_l/Low/Dugue.htm "Du gué/Dugué/Dugue/Duque/Duke Families in the Charleston SC Area"

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James Irving, II's Timeline

1749
1749
Ironshore, St. James Parish, Jamaica
1785
October 8, 1785
Age 36
1792
January 9, 1792
Age 43
1796
1796
Age 47
1798
November 21, 1798
Age 49
Ironshore, St. James, Jamaica
November 26, 1798
Age 49
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