IRVING, Ernest Copeland

1865 - 1931

Ernest Copeland Irving, was born at Ipswich in 1865, second son of William Irving, a cement merchant's clerk, and his first wife Roseanna Maryann Hadgraft (1836-1868), widow of Francis Corbel, who married at Ipswich in 1864. In 1871, a 5 year old, living at Peabody Villas, Spring Road, Ipswich with his 37 year old widowed father and his father's mother and two sisters. His father married secondly at Ipswich in 1880, widow Maria Susannah Tinsley and in 1881, Ernest was a 15 year old apprentice woollen draper, living at 7 Great Whip Street, Ipswich with his 47 year old father William, now a millstone manufacturer, his 42 year old step-mother Maria, with two Field step-siblings Clara M. 16, born Essex and Jane L. 14, born Ipswich, with three Tinsley step-children William 11, May 8 and Nora 3, all Ipswich born. In 1880, he won a certificate and prize for freehand drawing at the Ipswich School of Science & Art. He married at St Matthew Kingsdown, Bristol on 6 September 1902, his step-sister May Tinsley and in 1911, a 46 year old signal engineer, living at 8 Aldermary Road, Bromley, Kent with his 38 year old Ipswich born wife May and their four children, Ernest Douglas 7, Evelyn May 5, Elsie Nora 3 and newly born Emily May, all born at Bromley. He was of Cardon, Elmstead Woods, Chislehurst, Kent when he died at King's College Hospital, Camberwell, Surrey on 7 May 1931, leaving a widow May who died on 4 April 1955.