- Auchinstarry Rows
Photo of the original Auchinstarry Rows. The 1881 and 1891 Censuses shows the Irvine family living in Auchinstarry Rows. To accommodate the large workforce needed for the growing coal and ironstone mining in the area, five rows of houses were built. The establishment of the miners rows created a vibrant new community.
- Auchinstarry Rows 1881 Census
This is the address that shown on the 1881 census for the Irvine Family: No. 16 Auchinstarry Rows. William Irvine lived in one of these cottages. The photo is of the original Auchinstarry Rows, from a local history site.
- Agnes (Irvine) Freebairn
Children of William Irvine's sister, Agnes & John Freebairn L to R: Jean, Janet, Elizabeth. Down a step is Sister Agnes. Margaret and Anna on same step; John, twins Robert & Archibald with William between them. Elderly Gentleman is John Irvine, Father of William Irvine and Agnes. Photograph taken before Aug. 12, 1913, when John Irvine died.
- Agnes (Irvine) Freebairn 1914
1914 William Irvine's Sister Agnes & John Freebairn and their family.
- Agnes (Irvine) Freebairn w:12 Children
William Irvine's Sister Agnes & John Freebairn (seated in chairs) with their 12 Children: Norman, Janet, Elizabeth, Anna, John, Jean, Margaret, Agnes, William. Seated on rug are twins Robert and Archibald. Another son, James, died in his teens.
- Agnes (Irvine) Freebairn, husband John & Jane Reid
William Irvine's Sister, Agnes and her husband John Freebairn with his mother, Jane Reid.
- Helen (Irvine) Clelland w:husband David
Helen (Irvine) Clelland with her husband, David Clelland. She was William Irvine's sister (also called Nellie) Helen and David Clelland were married Aug. 7, 1896 at Queenzieburn, Kilsyth, Scotland. She was born Jan. 25, 1876 and died died Nov. 23, 1952, age 76. They had at least 9 children.
- Helen (Irvine) Clelland's husband
David Clelland at Shirva; David was the husband to Helen Irvine Clelland, sister of William Irvine.
- James Irvine
James Irvine was an Uncle to William Irvine, He was born in 1827, and married Jane Wilson. In 1862, they left Scotland for a better life in New Zealand on SS Mataura and arrived in Dunedin NZ in 1863. They possibly founded a canning factory known as the House of St. George. His nephew, William's brother, James (married to Catherine/Kate Halkett) also emigrated to New Zealand, as well as William's son, Archibald. James Irvine died in 1913
- Archibald Irvine-Birth Record
William Grassam (possibly Archibald Grassam Irvine), illegitimate son of Margaret Grassam born April 23, 1886, in Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
- SS Whakatane
The Whakatane was the ship that Jame & Catherine Irvine (William's brother) and Archie Irvine sailed aboard from London on July 19, 1900 when they emigrated to New Zealand.
- Archie Irvine 3
Rev. Archibald Grassam Irvine was William Irvine's illegitimate son. He was born April 23, 1886, in Maryhill, Lanark, Scotland In this photo, Archie Irvine is with St. Andrew's Sr. Young Men's Bible Class of 1928. Archie is in the center of the 2nd Row.
- Archibald Irvine 2
Induction of Rev. Archibald Irvine to the St. Johns Presbyterian Church at Hawera, NZ on March 7, 1933. Archibald Irvine was the son of William Irvine
- Archibald Irvine x4
- Archie & Mary Irvine 2
From archives of Presbyterian Church
- Archie & Mary Irvine
Induction of Rev. Archibald Irvine to the St. Johns Presbyterian Church at Hawera, NZ on March 7, 1933.
- Archie Irvine and wife Mary Tombstone
Rev. Archibald Grassam Irvine, William Irvine's illegitimate son was born April 23, 1886, in Maryhill, Lanark, Scotland Died June 14, 1952, age 66 years; buried in Bromley Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Block 12, Plot 133.
- Clelland Grave
David & Nellie (Irvine) Clelland Tombstone in Kilsyth Cemetery. Nellie was one of William Irvine's sisters.
- Irvine Grave
Tombstone of 6 members of Irvine family in Kilsyth Cemetery, Scotland William Irvine's parents and 4 siblings. 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