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Clan Irving: The Border Irvings and Irvines

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  • James Irwin (1689 - 1743)
    Reference: FamilySearch Genealogy - SmartCopy : Feb 1 2021, 0:21:40 UTC
  • Edward Irving (b. - c.1522)
  • Edward Irving (1510 - c.1605)
    Bonshaw Tower Irvings of Bonshaw were Chiefs of the Border Irvings, a small clan that greatly increased in size and importance during the 16th century. The present stone tower was built in the late 156...
  • William Irving of Woodhouse, then of Bonshaw (1663 - 1742)
    On the death of James, William Irving of Woodhouse, the next heir of line of the Irvings of Bonshaw, went to court to try and recover Bonshaw from William Irving, Herbert's son and heir. The case laste...
  • James Irving the Elder (1713 - 1775)
    The following is extracted from an old document preserved at Bonshaw, Scotland: "James Irving, eighth lawful son to said William and Emilia, was born April ye 19th, 1713, in ye Chamber of Dire in Bonsh...

Captain Robert Alec Snow Irving RN (Retd.) is now formally recognized by
The Court of the Lord Lyon, Edinburgh - the foremost authority in Scotland for the determination and recognition of Clan Chiefs, as Chief of the Name and Clan Chief of Irving of Bonshaw.

Interlocutor of the Lord Lyon King of Arms
in the Petition of
Chief of the Name and Arms of Irving of Bonshaw

of date 8 November 2013

Edinburgh, 25 August 2014. The Lord Lyon King of Arms, having considered the foregoing Petition and arguments for the Petitioner, (Primo) RECOGNISES the Petitioner in the name, style and dignity of Robert Alec Snow Irving of Bonshaw, CHIEF OF THE NAME AND ARMS OF IRVING OF BONSHAW for aught yet seen; and (Secundo) GRANTS WARRANT to the Lyon Clerk to prepare Letters Patent maintaining, ratifying and confirming to the Petitioner and his heirs bearing the name of Irving of Bonshaw the following Ensigns Armorial, videlicet:-Argent, three holly leaves Proper. Above the Shield is placed an Helm befitting his degree with a mantling Vert doubled Argent, and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest an arm gauntleted holding a branch of holly consisting of seven leaves all Proper, and in an Escrol over the same this motto

On a Compartment strewn with holly leaves below the Shield are set for Supporters two snow leopards rampant guardant Proper; and upon a Standard four yards in length with rounded end, having Azure, a St Andrew’s Cross Argent in the hoist, tierced of three liveries Vert, Argent and Vert, is depicted his said Crest twice along with his Motto “HAUD ULLIS LABENTIA VENTIS” in letters Or upon two transverse bands Sable; and for Pinsel, four and a half feet long by two feet in height, Argent bearing his Crest within a strap Vert buckled and embellished Or inscribed with the Motto “HAUD ULLIS LABENTIA VENTIS” in letters Or all within a circlet Vert bearing the Petitioner’s title “Irving of Bonshaw” in letters Argent and in the fly an Escrol Vert bearing in letters Argent the Motto “HAUD ULLIS LABENTIA VENTIS”, And Grants Warrant to the Lyon Clerk to matriculate the same in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.