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IMRIE, Sir John D. (1891-) of Kinross ? Educ. Edinburgh. Chartered Accountant. Local Govt. Commissioner, West Indies (1951-53).

INCHCAPE, (Kenneth J. W. Mackay) 3rd Earl, (1917-). Director, P & 0 Steam Nav. Co., The Chartered Bank, Royal Exch. Assurance, Burma Oil Co., B.P. Oil Co., Commonwealth Development Finance Co., etc. Appointed Chairman P & 0 in 1973.

An Englishman. The family are descended from Sir William Inglis, temp. Robert III.

Local: from the lands of Innes in Elginshire. The family are descended from Berowaldus Flandrensis who obtained a grant of the lands of Innes in 1153.

This clan is of ancient origin and is found in Moray as early as the 12th century, when Berowald, described as Flandrensis, received a charter of the lands of Innes from Malcolm IV in 1160. His grandson assumed the name Innes from his lands and received confirmation of his charter from Alexander II in 1226. By marriage Sir Alexander, 9th of Innes acquired the lands of Aberchirder in the 14th century, and branches of the family established themselves all over the North of Scotland. Alexander, 13th of Innes, had large landed possessions and received many charters between the years 1493 and 1533. Robert, 20th of Innes, was created a baronet in 1625. Sir Harry. 4th Baronet, married a daughter of Duncan Forbes of Culloden. Sir James, 6th Baronet, sold the lands of Innes to the Earl of Fife in 1767, and went to reside in England. On the death of the 4th Duke of Roxburghe, Sir James, as heir-general, claimed the Scottish titles and estates of that family, and the House of Lords decided in his favour. He assumed the name Ker, and succeeded as 5th Duke of Roxburghe. James, 6th Duke, was created Earl Innes in 1836. Through the Inneses of Innermarkie, the family of Balveny are descended from the Inneses of that ilk. Robert, 5th Baron of Innermarkie, acquired the lands of Balveny in Banffshire. He was created a baronet in 1631. Loyalty to the Stuarts caused the estate to be sold by Sir Robert, 3rd Baronet, and on the death of the 4th Baronet the title passed to James Innes of Orton.

Innes, Cosmo (1798-1874) of Deeside. Antiquary, historian and editor. Author of Scotland in the Middle Ages (1860) and Sketches of Early Scottish History (1861).

Innes, Lewis (1651-1738) of Banffshire. Became Principal of the Scots College, Paris. INNES, Thomas (1662-1744) ofAboyne, Aberdeenshire. Historian and antiquary. Became Vice-Principal of Scots Coll., Paris. Wrote Critical Essay on the Ancient Inhabitants of the Northern Parts of Britain (1729).

Innes, Sir Thomas of Learney, (1893-). Lord Lyon King of Arms and Sec. to the Order of the Thistle (1946-69). Published many articles on Scots Heraldry, history and peerage law.

INVERCLYDE, Sir John Burns, 1st Baron (1829-1901) of Glasgow. One time chairman of the Cunard Steamship Co. INVERCLYDE, Sir George A. Burns, 2nd Baron (1861-1905) of Glas-gow. Followed his brother John as Chairman of the Cunard Steamship Co.

INVERFORTH, Sir Andrew Weir, 1st Baron (1865-1955). Shipowner. Surveyor-General, Supply, War Office, and member of the War Council (1917-19).

INVERFORTH, Sir Andrew A. M. Weir, 2nd Baron, (1897-). Chair-man and Managing Director of Andrew Weir & Co. Ltd

A native of Ireland. The family are descended from Sir John de Ireland of Lancashire, temp. William the Conqueror.

Local: from the town of Irvine in Ayrshire, which is situate on the river Irvine, originally Iar avon or west river. The family are descended from "William de Irwin, armour bearer to Robert Bruce, who received from that king a grant of the forest of Drum, and his own arms, when Earl of Carrick, viz: "three holly leaves."

Irvine, James Colquhoun (1877-1952) of Glasgow. Chemist. Became famous for his researches in carbohydrate chemistry.

IRVING, David (1778-1860) of Langholm. Biographer, librarian and editor. In 1820 was appointed Principal Librarian of the Faculty of Advocates.

IRVING, David B. (1903-) of Ayrshire. Chairman, London Electricity Board (1956-58), British Electricity Development Assoc. (1960-61) and Power Division IEE (1962-63).

IRVING, Edward (1792-1834) of Annan, Dumfriesshire. From 1822 till his death he was one of the most notable preachers in London (Scotch Church in Hatton Garden and a new church in Regent Sq.). A man of striking appearance and fine voice.

IRVING, John (1920-) of Hamilton? Professor of Natural Philosophy. Senior lecturer in applied mathematics, Univ. of Southampton (1951-59). Prof. and Head of Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Univ. of Cape Town (1959-61).

IRVING, Washington (1783-1859), born in New York, son of a Scottish emigrant. Essayist and historian. The Sketch Book (1819) which contained 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' was a great success. His crowning work was the Life of Washington (1855-59).

ISAACS, Alick (1921-67) of Glasgow. Virologist and discoverer of Interferon in 1952.

IVORY, James (1765-1842). A brilliant Scottish mathematician who won considerable fame in his day.

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