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Family Tree of William Irvine
Revised February 2, 2018


William Irvine's Parents


Father: John Irvine
, born July 8, 1833, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Married Dec. 9, 1858 at Larbert
Mother: Elizabeth Grassam born Nov. 10, 1833, Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Marriage of John Irvine and Elizabeth Grassam
(William Irvine's parents)
1858  Register 485 Larbert Stirlingshire Entry 25
On December 9, 1858 at Larbert marriage after Banns was solemnised
according to the Forms of the Established Church

Born
Death Date

Age

John Irvine
aged 25 bachelor
Miner - Kilsyth
Falkirk
8/12/1913
80
Elizabeth Grassam
aged 25 spinster
Bogside Kilsyth
Larbert
11/25/1897
64
His father
John Irvine
Miner
 
His mother
Agnes Irvine
M.S. Scott
 
Her father
William Grassam
Loam Moulder
 
Her mother
Margaret Grassam
M. S. Ritchie
 
Signed by
John McLaren
Minister-Larbert
 
Witnesses
James Irvine
Eliza Leighton
 

NOTE: There are variations in the public records for the spelling of Elisabeth and/or Elizabeth Irvine

Death of Elizabeth Grassam Irvine
1897 Register 483 Kilsyth Entry 127
November 25th, Queenzieburn, Kilsyth
Elisabeth Irvine, aged 64, Wife of John Irvine
Father: William Grassam, Moulder, deceased
Mother: Unknown
Cause: Valvular Disease of the Heart one month Haemorrhage Infarction of Lung
Cert. by: Gilbert Park
Informant: Wm. Irvine, son present

Death of John Irvine

1913 Register 483 Kilsyth Entry 88
On August 12th at Bogside Kilsyth
John Irvine, aged 80, Pit Manager and Army Pensioner, Widower of Elisabeth Gressom
Father: John Irvine, Coalminer, deceased
Mother: Agnes Irvine M.S. Scott
Cause: Chronic Bronchitis, Cardiac Dilatation
Cert by; James A.C.Park LRCP Edin
Informant: Peter Comrie, son-in-law



Wm. Irvine's Paternal Grandparents:
His Father John A. Irvine, born Feb 1, 1803 East Kilbride, Lanarkshire; died Oct 18, 1875. aged 72, Kilsyth, Scotland
His Mother Agnes Bell (Scott) Irvine; born Feb 15, 1806 Linlithgow, W. Lothian; died Feb. 27, 1860, aged 54 , buried Kilsyth Old Churchyard, Scotland
Married July, 1825

Wm. Irvine's Maternal Grandparents:

His Father William Grassam (1812-1877) Larbert, Scotland
His Mother Margaret Ritchie (1816-?)
Married Unknown

Wm. Irvine's Paternal Great-Grandparents:
His Father James Irvine, born May 31, 1778
His Mother Jean Napier Irvine, born about 1778
Married Date unknown

Wm. Irvine's Maternal Great-Grandparents:

His Father Archibale Grassam
His Mother Mary Bow
Married Unknown

The Eleven Children of John & Elizabeth Grassam Irvine
In Birth Order

Birthdate Death Date
Death
Name
Spouse
Marriage
   
Age
     
7/8/1833 8/12/1913
80
John, Father Elizabeth 12/8/1858
10/10/1833 11/25/1897
64
Elizabeth, Mother John 12/8/1859
1
3/14/1859 5/6/1918
59
John Mary Stewart 11/14/1879
2
2/24/1861 7/18/1886
25
Margaret unmarried  
3
1/7/1863 3/9/1947
84
William unmarried  
4
10/5/1864 3/11/1928
63
James Catherine Halkett 9/21/1888
5
6/23/1866 12/7/1938
72
Agnes John Freebairn 11/16/1888
6
3/15/1868 6/23/1868
Infant
Henry #1 unmarried  
7
1/26/1870 9/20/1872
Infant
Henry #2

unmarried

 
8
12/12/1871 6/15/1887
15
Elizabeth unmarried  
9
2/1/1874 4/28/1937
63
Jane (Jeanie)

Peter Comrie

4/28/1893
10
1/25/1876 11/23/1952
76
Helen (Nellie) David Cleland 8/7/1896
11
2/9/1880 6/1963
83
Janet Peter Cleland 10/27/1899



Order of Irvine Family Deaths

Died
1868  Henry Irvine #1
1872  Henry Irvine #2
1886  Margaret Irvine
1887  Elizabeth Irvine
1897  Elizabeth Irvine, Mother
1913  John Irvine, Father
1918  John Irvine, Son
1928  James Irvine
1937  Jane (Jeanie) Irvine Comrie
1938  Agnes Freebairn
1947  William Irvine
1963 Janet (Jennie) Irvine Cleland  (Living at time of Wm. Irvine's Death)
1952  Helen (Nellie) Cleland (Living at time of Wm. Irvine's Death)

View Irvine Tombstone

Cemetery:  Six Irvine family members are buried in theKilsyth Cemetery
Address: 92 Howe Road, Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Memorial ID: 178913609
Tombstone Inscription:

John Irvine & Elizabeth Grassom

In Loving Memory of

Henry Irvine who died 23rd June 1869, aged 15 mos.
Henry Irvine died 20th Sep. 1872, aged 2 years 8 mos.
Margaret Irvine died 18th July 1886, aged 25 years
Elizabeth Irvine died 18th June 1887, aged 15 years
Also the Above
Elizabeth Grassom died 20th Nov. 1897, aged 64 years
The Above
John Irvine died 12th Aug. 1913, aged 80 years

OH, MAY WE ALL TOGETHER MEET
EMBRACING THE REDEEMER'S FEET


Census 1881
District 495 Cumbernauld Book 5 Schedule 127
At No. 16 Auchinstarry Row

Name
Relationship
Age
Occupation
Birthplace
John Irvine
Head Married
47
Ironstone Miner
Falkirk
Elizabeth Irvine
Wife Married
47

Larbert
William Irvine
Son
18
Ironstone Miner
Kilsyth
James Irvine
Son
16

Kirkintilloch
Agnes Irvine
Daug.
14

Kirkintilloch
Elizabeth Irvine
Daug.
9
Scholar
Govan
Jane Irvine
Daug.
7
Scholar
Kilsyth
Helen Irvine
Daug.
5

Kilsyth
Janet Irvine
Daug.
1

Cumbernauld
NOTE:    John and Margaret, the 2 oldest children are no longer at home; Neither Henry is listed.


Census 1891

District 495 Cumbernauld Book 5 Schedule 21 At Auchinstarry

Name
Relationship
Age
Occupation
Birthplace
John Irvine
Head Married
57
Coliery Oversman
Falkirk
Elisabeth Irvine
Wife Married
57

Larbert
Jane Irvine
Daug.
17

Kilsyth
Helen Irvine
Daug.
15
Housekeeper
Kilsyth
Janet Irvine
Daug.
11
Scholar
Cumbernauld
Archibald Irvine
Grandson
4

Maryhill Lanarkshire
Next door at Schedule 20




James Irvine
Head Married
26
Colliery Oversman
Kirkintilloch
Catherine Irvine
Wife Married
27

Bothkenner

 


1911 Scotland Census shows John Irvine, widower, Retired Colliery Manager living with Daughter Agnes Freebairn at 1 Bogside House, Kilsyth West Burgh, Stirlingshire.




The Eleven Children of
John Irvine and Elisabeth Grassam Irvine

John, Margaret, William, James, Agnes, Henry #1, Henry #2, Elizabeth, Jane, Helen, Janet

Click on Name for additional information for that family member
John
1859 Register 483 Kilsyth Entry 47
On March 14th at Newtown Kilsyth
Father John Irvine, Ironstone Miner
Mother Elisabeth Irvine M.S. Gressom
Informant John Irvine, father, present
Marriage of John Irvine and Mary Stewart
Nov. 14, 1879 Register 483 Kilsyth Entry 37

Margaret
1861 Register 483 Kilsyth Entry 47
On February 24th at Newtown Kilsyth
Father John Irvine, Engine Driver
Mother Elisabeth Irvine M.S. Gressam
Informant John Irvine, father, present

William
1863 Register 483 Kilsyth Entry 20
On January 7th at Newtown Kilsyth
Father John Irvine, Engine Keeper
Mother Elisabeth Irvine M.S. Gressam
Informant John Irvine, father, present

James
1864 Register 498 Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire Entry 280
On October 5th at Strone Kirkintilloch
Father John Irvine, Colliery Manager
Mother Elisabeth Irvine M.S. Gressam
Informant John Irvine, father, present
Marriage of James Irvine and Kate Halkett (aka Catherine)
Sept 21, 1888 Register 495 Cumbernauld Entry 13

Agnes See Agnes  Photo in the TTT Photo Gallery
1866 Register 498 Kirkintilloch, Entry 173
On June 23rd at Strone Kirkintilloch
Father John Irvine, Colliery Manager
Mother Elisabeth Irvine M.S. Gressam
Informant John Irvine, father, present
Marriage of Agnes Irvine and John Freebairn
November 16, 1888 Register 495 Cumbernauld Entry 16

Henry #1
Born at Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire
Born March 15, 1868 - died June 23, 1869, aged 15 months

Henry #2
Born at Govan, Lanarkshire
Born January 26, 1870 - died Sept. 20, 1872, aged 2 years 8 months

Elizabeth
1871 Register 646/1 Govan, Lakarkshire, Glasgow Entry 158 Vol II
On December 12th at 113 Henderson Street Kinning Park

Father John Irvine, Iron Master's Weigher
Mother Elisabeth Irvine M.S. Gressam
Informant John Irvine, father, present

Jane (also known as Jeanie)
1874 Register 483 Kilsyth Entry 40
On February 1st at Newtown Kilsyth, Stirlingshire
Father John Irvine, Pit Manager
Mother Elisabeth Irvine M.S. Gressam
Informant John Irvine, father, present
Marriage of Peter Comrie and Jeanie Irvine
April 28, 1893 Register 483 Kilsyth Entry 25

Helen (also known as Nellie)  See Helen's Photo in the TTT Photo Gallery
1876 Register 483 Kilsyth, Entry 28
On January 25th at Backrow Kilsyth, Stirlingshire
Father John Irvine, Pit Oversman
Mother Elisabeth Irvine M.S. Gressham
Informant John Irvine, father, present
Marriage of Nellie Irvine and David Cleland
August 7, 1896 Register 483 Kilsyth Entry 43

Janet (also known as Jennie)
1880 Register 495 Cumbernauld Dumbartonshire Entry 31
On February 9th at 73 Auchinstarry Row Cumbernauld
Father John Irvine, Colliery Oversman
Mother Elisabeth Irvine M.S. Gressam
Informant John Irvine, father, present
Marriage of Janet Irvine and Peter Cleland
October 27, 1899 Register 483 Kilsyth Entry 79
 

SOURCES OF FAMILY TREE INFORMATION: The Family History of John & Elizabeth Irvine were researched and confirmed by Genealogist: Dr. Betty J. Iggo Ph.D. A.S.G.R.A. (Association of Scottish Genealogists and Record Agents) 5 Relugas Rd, Edinburgh, EH9 2NE Scotland U.K.

John and Elizabeth Irvine's descendants may be researched by consulting the nearest LDS Family History Center (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). Non-Mormons are welcome to use their vast genealogy records for no charge. Volunteers at the Centers are usually very helpful.  The nearest Family History Center may be located using a telephone directory or on their internet website.

Family History Centers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
Recorded in: International Genealogical Index, 1994 Edition, Version 3.04 (IGI)
Search by Marriage: John & Elizabeth Grassam, Dec. 9, 1858.

The LDS Family History Center has the vital records for most of the immediate family of William Irvine's on microfilm. See their International Genealogical Index - Version 2.16 - British Isles for John and Elisabeth/Elizabeth (Grassam/Grassom; Gressam/Gressom) Irvine.

William Irvine's Individual Record shows the following LDS Ordinances:
Baptized 4/23/80, AZ; Endowed on 7/3/80, AZ; Sealed to Parents on 8/13/80, AZ;
Batch C114831; Date 1855-1867; Source Call Number: See REG 941 V2 (Book)

EDITOR'S NOTE: John and Elizabeth Irvine, husband and wife, have been sealed to each other in LDS records; and all their children have been Baptized, Endowed and Sealed to the parents, except for the youngest two, Helen and Janet, who are completely missing from the LDS records. LDS had no record of William Irvine's son, Archibald Irvine or his wife Mary Jamieson at the time of our search.

Quote from "Going to Salt Lake City to do Family History Research" by J. Carlyle Parker, Marietta Publishing Company, Turlock, CA 1993, Page 19:

"When using the IGI, record all of the information except for post-1970 dates in the columns labeled "B", "E" and "S". [Note: B = Baptized; E = Endowed; S = Sealed] Those columns relate to the temple work done by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and should be noted by LDS members. The reason that LDS members submit names of deceased relatives for temple work is because they believe that all persons should be provided opportunity to be baptized by immersion, married for eternity, and to receive additional religious ordinances that have to be done on earth. Latter-Day Saints believe that these ordinances can be done by proxy in the Church's temples by living persons, for the deceased, who then have the choice and freedom to accept or reject these ordinances in the spirit life beyond the grave."

SCOTLAND

Association of Scottish Genealogists and Record Agents (A.S.G.R.A.)
The Scottish Genealogy Society, 51/3 Mortonhall Road, Edinburgh EH9 2HN Scotland
The Scottish Genealogy Society, 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL Scotland

VITAL STATISTICS FOR SCOTLAND

For Birth, Marriage or Death Certificates:
General Register Office for Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YT, Scotland
Tel:  (011) (44) 31-334-0380 
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At the time William Irvine was born, babies were customarily named after relatives, in the following order: 

Son #1 was given the name of the Father’s Father
Son #2 was named after the Mother’s Father
Son #3 was named after the Father 

Daughter #1 was given the name of the Mother’s Mother
Daughter #2 was named after the Father’s Mother
Daughter #3 was named after the Mother 

John and Elizabeth Irvine did deviated very little from this tradition with their first six children. In birth order, their first three sons were John, William, and James. True to Scottish tradition, the first three daughters in birth order were named Margaret, Agnes and Elizabeth. 

 

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