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-January 1868), widow of Francis Corbel, who married at Ipswich in 1864. In 1871, Ernest was 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 in Essex and Jane L. 14, born at 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. Ernest married at St Matthew Kingsdown, Bristol on 6 September 1902, his stepsister May Tinsley (1872-4 April 1955) 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. Ernest Copeland Irving was of Cardon, Elmstead Woods, Chislehurst, Kent when he died at King's College Hospital, Camberwell, Surrey on 7 May 1931, leaving a widow.