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Irwin, Sir John (1727/8–1788), army officer

A. I. Dasent

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/14478

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Irwin, Sir John (1727/8–1788), army officer, born in Dublin, was the eldest son of Lieutenant-General Alexander Irwin and his wife, Catherine. Alexander Irwin entered the army in 1689, and was colonel of the 5th foot from June 1737 until his death in 1752, holding important commands on the Irish establishment. When very young ...

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