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The Irvines of Drum and Collateral Branches
Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (242 pages)
Author: J. Leslie
"This work is intended to give not only a genealogical list of 'The Barounes of Drum' and their descendants, but to sketch, through them, the social and political position of those barons in Scotland who although not Peers, were yet classed as part of the nobility of the land." So begins Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Forbes Leslie in his estimable history of the Irvines of Drum. He begins with a discussion of the region of Drum itself, and then moves on to the name and arms of Irvine. His extensive genealogical account of the family then begins with Alexander Irvine, who was granted a charter by King Robert Bruce (but about whom little else is known), and continues from William de Irwin of Drum (ca. 1332) in strict chronological fashion down to Alexander Forbes Irvine, the proprietor of Drum at the time the book was originally published. There is as well much supplemental material, including Ane Account of the Family of Drum from 1404, a list of charters and deeds in the archives at Drum, collateral branches of the Irvines, parish ministers bearing the surname of Irvine, and more.
This CD consists of scans of the whole of the original book, which can be browsed, enlarged and printed if required. Please note: it is not searchable.
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