IRVINE, Alexander (c.1754-89), of Berners St., Marylebone, London
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Family and Education
b. c.1754, 1st s. of George Irvine of Artamford, New Deer, Aberdeen. educ. ?Eton 1763. m. 30 Nov. 1782, a da. of George Peters, London banker and a director of the Russia Company, 1s.
Ensign 1 Ft. 1770, lt. 1774, capt. 1778; lt. and capt. 1 Ft. Gds. 1782.
Irvine’s family was closely related to the Irvines of Drum. A number of his Irvine relations were prominent London and Aberdeen merchants trading to France and Sweden. After serving in America, Irvine sold his Artamford estate, made a wealthy marriage, and settled in London. In May 1786 he was brought into Parliament for East Looe, as a Government supporter. He voted with Administration on the Regency question, but is not known to have spoken in the House. He died 24 Dec. 1789.1
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: Edith Lady Haden-Guest
- 1. J. F. Irvine, Irvines of Drum and Collateral Branches, 168.