James Irving III

9th Jan 1792 - 10th Feb 1857


Elder son of James Irving II and his wife Mary James nee O'Connor, daughter of Philip O'Connor of Carrickfoyle, Jamaica. Born in Jamaica in 1792. His father died in 1798. Attended Westminster School and Exeter College, Oxford. Married Judith Bowen Nasmyth, co-heiress of Dr Thomas Nasmyth of Rhodes Hall, Jamaica, in Marylebone, London, 29/05.1819. Living at 14 Harley Street in 1821. Spent most of his life in England with long trips to the Continent. Two sons, James (1822-1856) and Robert Nasmyth (1827-). Died at Leghorn, 10/02/1857.


Sir Aemilius Irving (ed.), James Irving of Ironshore and his descendants 1713-1918, ed. L. Homfray Irving (Toronto, Canada, College Press Limited, 1918) pp. 27-28. The will of James Irving of Leghorn Tuscany proved 10/10/1856 PROB 11/2240/132 was that of the son of James Irving III, who predeceased him. The other son of James Irving III, Robert Nasmyth Irving, died in London at 20 Onslow Gardens 08/03/1894 leaving £18,698. He had inherited the Bonshaw estate in Scotland 'but wasted most of his life away from Bonshaw, leaving it heavily mortgaged; he died in 1894, unmarried and with substantial debts. It is he who is regarded by Colonel J.B. Irving in his book as “the traitor” and referred to in his book by his initials “RNI”', http://www.clanirving.com/the_clan/history-of-the-irvings/ [accessed 23/04/2018] (the book referred to is The Book of the Irvings (1907) by J.B. Irving.

Further Information

Judith Bowen Nasmyth
James (1822-1856), Robert Nasmyth (1827-)
Westminster School
Oxford (Exeter College)

Associated Claims (1)

£4,273 6s 2d

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
21/11/1798 [SD] - 1839 [EY] → Tenant-in-common
21/11/1798 [SD] - 1839 [EY] → Tenant-in-common
21/11/1798 [SD] - 1839 [EY] → Tenant-in-common

Relationships (9)

First Cousins
First Cousins
Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
First Cousins
First Cousins

Addresses (2)

14 Harley Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
19 Harley Street, London, Middlesex, London, England