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William Irwin (Irvine)

Also Known As: "Irvin"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Ulster, Ireland
Death: February 25, 1767 (74)
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert or James Irvine and Margaret Irvine
Husband of Elander Irwin and Anne Irvine
Father of Christopher Irvin; Johannah Irvin; Alexander Irwin; Ann Irwin; Francis Irwin and 13 others
Brother of Margaret McDowell; Mary McDowell; Alexander Irvin; John Irvine; James Irwin and 6 others

Occupation: from norh Ireland
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About William Irwin

William Irwin

  • Birth: 1693 - Ireland
  • Death: Feb 15 1763 - Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents: Robert Irwin, Margaret Wylie
  • Wife: Elander Blackstock

From papers of Capt. John Irwin listing the births of his father, William Irwin's, children:


 1. Alexander Irwin........b. December 1723
2. Ann Irwin..............b. 1726
3. Francis Irwin..........b. March 30, 1731
4. Mary Irwin.............b. May 2, 1732
5. John Irwin (Capt.).....b. Feb. 19, 1735
6. Margaret Irwin.........b. Aug. 10, 1736
7. William Irwin..........b. Feb. 22, 1738
8. Robert Irwin (General) b. Aug. 26, 1740
9. Elizabeth Irwin........b. April 23, 1742

10. child..................b. a few days after April 21, 1743

11. Sarah Irwin............b. July 4, 1744

12. James Irwin............b. Aug. 19, 1745

13. Samuel Irwin...........b. April 11, 1747


"A Journal of Personalities, Traditions and History of the Revolution in South Carolina."]

William Irwin's will was written May 5th, 1748 and filed in the Carlile, Lancaster Co., PA records and recorded February 15, 1763 so William must have died prior to February 15, 1763.

The will lists wife, Elender, and children: John, William, Francis, James, Samuel, Alexander, Robert, Mary, Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth, Ann

In the name of God Amen The Twelfth day of May 1748. William Irwin of the Township of Pensborough in the County of Lancaster & Province of Pennsylvania Being Sick in Body but of Good and perfect Memory thanks be to Almighty God and Calling to Rememberance the Uncertain Estate of this Transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto Death when it shall please God to Call Do make constitute ordain and Declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following revoking and annulling by these presents all and every Testament and Testaments Will and Wills heretofore by me made and declared Either by word or Writing and this to be taken only for my Last Will & Testament and none other

First being penitant and Sorry from the heart for my Sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same I give and Commit my Soul unto almighty God my Savior and Redeemer in whom and by the merits of Jesus Christ I trust and Believe assuredly to be saved and have Remission and Forgiveness of all my Sins and that my Soul with my Body at the General day of Resurrection shall rise again and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Like and Decent manner at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named and Now for the Settling of my Temporal Estate and such goods and chattles and Debts as it hath pleased God far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I do order give Dispose the same in Manner and Form following That is to say First I will that all those Debts and dues I owe in Right or Conscience to any Manner of Person or Persons whatsoever shall be well and truly Contented and paid or ordained to be paid within Convenient Time after my Decease By my Executor hereafter Named

Item I give and Bequeath unto my Well beloved Wife Elender Irwin the one third part of all my goods and Chattles after my Debts are paid and the Black Colt and a Saddle and I allow her the Benefit of the Improvement that I now live in during her widowhood Except one hundred Acres next to John Lasks which I allow to be sold to help pay my Debts and I allow my wife, Elender to have the Benefit of all Childrens Legacies during her Widowhood or till they Come of Age and no Longer Excepting one Saddle and a Suit of Clothes to my Daughter Mary and the Sorrell Filly which I allow to be given to my Son Francis and Daughter Mary in hand or as soon as Can be done Conveniently and I allow my Well beloved Wife Elender and Cloath my well 6 beloved Sons Frances John William Robert James and Samuel Irwin during her widowhood or till they come to be of Twenty one Years and to learn my well beloved Daughters Mary Margaret Elizabeth and Sarah Irwin or Cause to be Learnt to Read the Bible plain and to knit or make their own Stockings Imp:

I leave to my well beloved son Alexander Irwin five Shillings Sterling for his Childs part of my Estate and all my Smyth Tools Except the Shoeing hammer and Tallon my Son Alexander to pay in Lieu of the Tools Seven pounds ten Shillings Imp:

I leave and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Ann Irwin five Shillings Imp:

I do leave and Bequeath the Rest of my Estate to be equally Divided Betwixt my Sons Francis John William Robert James and Samuel Irwin and my Daughters Mary Margaret Elizabeth and Sarah Irwin and I do Constitute Name make and Ordain my truly and well beloved Friend John Swaney my Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I make and Constitute and Ordain my well beloved Friend William Lamond Guarantee of this my Last Will and Testament.

Signed Sealed Published and Pronounced By me William Irwin as my Last Will and Testament The day and Year above Written--

In the Presence of us Arthur Clark William Queiry

Personally appeared Arthur Clark and William Queary the Winesses to the Within Will and made Oath that they Were Present and saw and heard William Irwin the Testator Sign Seal Publish and Declare the same as his Last Will and Testament and that at the Doing thereof he was of Sound and Desposing Mind and Memory According to the Best of their Knowledge

Before Thos. Cookson D. R.

A True Copy From The Original Testament Proved and Remaining In the Registers Office at Lancaster Penn.

Thos. Cookson D. Regr.

I do Hereby Certife that the above is a True Copy of the Copy Remaining in the Protr ys Office in Carlisle In the County of Cumberland as Winess my hand and Seal of the County aforesaid Carlisle the 15th of Feby 1763

Harm Alricks D. R.

[HISTORY OF THE MCDOWELLS ERWINS, IRWINS AND CONNECTIONS, compiled by Hon. John Hugh McDowell, 1918] -------------------------------

William Irwin was one of the early Scotch-Irish settlers in West Pennsborough, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, a few miles southeast of Carlisle.


William Irwin

  • Birth: 1693 - Ireland
  • Death: Feb 15 1763 - Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents: Robert Irwin, Margaret Wylie
  • Wife: Elander Blackstock
  • Updated from WikiTree Genealogy by SmartCopy: Jul 22 2015, 21:33:14 UTC
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William Irwin's Timeline

Ulster, Ireland
Age 19
Age 19
Age 21
Age 28
Bedford, Bedford, Virginia
December 1723
Age 30
Age 33
March 30, 1731
Age 38
May 2, 1732
Age 39
Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA