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