John Beaufin Irving II

26th Jan 1810 - 1876

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of John Beaufin the First (1765-1813) and Susannah Prince (1773-1852), and grandson of James Irving 'the Elder' (1713-1775), and cousin of Jacob Aemilius Irving (q.v.).

  1. Born in America, educated in England, then travelled extensively on the continent: 'he went to Jamaica in 1836 or '37 for a couple of years, then returned to England, married, and eventually settled at Cheltenham, which he made his home.'  'The family historian who endeavours to connect every member of the family with some interesting or remarkable event must fail.  In England the life of the average gentleman in moderate circumstances and not engaged in special pursuit is necessarily commonplace....there was nothing remarkable....This was the case of Mr John Beaufin Irving of Cheltenham.'   John Beaufin's son, also John Beaufin Irving, succeeded to Bonshaw estate in Scotland in 1895.

  2. Will of John Beaufin Irving late of Cheltenham who died at 24 Suffolk Square Cheltenham 06/10/1876 proved 07/11/1876 by Anna Maria Cronyn widow of Elphinstone Lodge South Dulwich and others, effects under £70,000.


  1. Sir Aemilius Irving (ed.), James Irving of Ironshore and his descendants 1713-1918, ed. L. Homfray Irving (Toronto, Canada, College Press Limited, 1918) p. 35.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1876.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John B. Irving
(1) Diana Charlotte Williamson (1843); (2) Susan Cronyn (1852)
With (1): John Beaufin (1844-), Henrietta (1845-1898), Paulus Emilius (1846-1916), Diana (1849-1878), Mary (1850-1884). With (2): Susannah (1853-1905), Thomas (1854-1879).
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (3)

£1,689 5s 3d
£2,365 9s 0d
£1,206 0s 5d

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
06/04/1813 [SD] - 1839 [EY] → Tenant-in-common
06/04/1813 [SD] - 1839 [EY] → Tenant-in-common
06/04/1813 [SD] - 1839 [EY] → Tenant-in-common

Relationships (10)

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

Addresses (1)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England