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IRVING, Paulus Aemilius, British soldier, born in Bonshaw, Dumfries, Scotland, 23 Sept, 1714; died in England, 22 April, 1796. He entered the army at an early age, and, as major in command of the 15th regiment of foot, served under Wolfe, and was wounded on the Plains of Abraham. On 30 June, 1765, being then commander-in-chief of the forces, he administered the government of the province of Quebec during the absence of General Murray. In 1771 he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Guernsey, and he was afterward governor of Upnor Castle, Kent.--His son, Sir Paulus Aemilius, bart., British soldier, born in Waterford, Ireland, 30 August, 1751; died in Carlisle, England, 81 January, 1828, entered the army, and was lieutenant of the 47th regiment of foot in 1764, captain in 1768, and major in 1775. He was engaged in the battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill, at the affair of Three Rivers in June, 1776, at Crown Point and Ticonderoga, and was with Burgoyne till his surrender. He subsequently served in the West Indies, was made a general in 1812, and created a baronet, 19 September, 1809.
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