David & William Irvine Bedford Co., VA 1700s
Davd Irvine was the son of the Christopher Irvine who died 1769 in Bedford Co., VA.I have seen several instances cite his birth as May 29, 1721.However, this is the birth date of the David Irvine whose father was the "7 brother" William who brought a David and brother Christopher to America about 1730.
This Christopher, son of the "7 brother William" is listed as been born September 11, 1725.Many people assumed he was the Christopher in Bedford Co., along with David and their father William.Actually in Bedford Co., Christopher who died in 1769 was the father, while David and William were his sons. (Proof:Christopher's will which names sons David and William.)
For many years, the Christopher who appeared as an orphan in Bedford in 1769 was given the birth of Sept. 11, 1725, which caused much error.Actually, he was born about 1755.
Does anyone have a birth date other than May 1721 for the David of Bedford or any birth date for his brother William who died in Bedford late 1766 (will) or early 1767 (will proved Feb 1767). (I have never seen a birth date for this William.)