73. Robert (James
Irwin) IRVINE *1 was
born after 1670 in County Antrim, Ireland. He died after 1729 in
Pennsylvania.11 He was an
8th great grandfather of PLO.
Per Elson Irwin: NOTE: This Robert Irvine became a wealthy man, operating linen
mills at Larne, County Antrim in Ireland. Yet, seven of his sons chose to migrate
to America in 1729, why?
There was also possibly a child by the name of Matthew.
NOTE: The last 7 sons (Thomas, Alexander, George, William, Robert, James, and
Samuel) migrated to America and all changed the spelling of Irvine to Irwin.
They came to America aboard the "George and Anne" leaving Londonderry
May 9, 1729 and disembarked at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is very likely
that Matthew Irwin and his group came at the same time or even a few years earlier.
George Irwin, son of Jared, came in 1720 with his six brothers as well.
ADDED NOTE: Some researchers show Matthew as Robert's son, but the dates would
make it more likely as David's son. [- John H. Boyd, RootsWeb]
Robert (James Irwin) IRVINE * and Margaret (Wyles) WYLIE * were married before
1690 in Glencoe, Ireland. Margaret (Wyles)
WYLIE *1 (daughter of
Andrew WYLIE and Jeane LINDSAY) was born in 1658 in Londonderry, Ireland.11 She was born about 1670.
She died in Londonderry, Ireland. Robert (James Irwin) IRVINE *
and Margaret (Wyles) WYLIE * had the following children:
(May) IRVINE *.|
|Alexander (Irvine) IRWIN29 was born about 1692 in Antrim, Ireland.
Before coming to America Alexander lived in Scotland and he and his brother Robert
were at a hunt in Argyleshire, Scotland. Alexander got into difficulty with a
man and gave him wounds from which he died.
Alexander and Robert fled from Scotland in hunting dress and came by night to
Gleno, Ireland. Alexander was afterward pardoned, returned to Scotland, and came
from there to America, landed at Philadelphia, and from there to Bedford County,
Virginia. [-Kimberly, RootsWeb]
IRWIN was born in 1694 in Glencoe, , Ulster Province, Ireland.|
|Rev. John Robert (of Larne) IRVINE.|
|Samuel (Irvine) IRWIN.|