IRVINE, Alexander (c.1754-89), of Berners St., Marylebone, London

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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Constituency

Dates

24 May 1786 - 24 Dec. 1789

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.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. 1770, lt. 1774, capt. 1778; lt. and capt. 1 Ft. Gds. 1782.

Biography

Irvine‚Äôs 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

Notes

  • 1. J. F. Irvine, Irvines of Drum and Collateral Branches, 168.