The Ervins were close associates of Robert Bruce (the main character opposite William Wallace in the film “Braveheart”), giving him shelter on Ervin land when he fled from the court of the English King Edward I in 1306. (from “Our Erwin roots” by Donald Erwin) “The northern part of Ireland was once known as Scotia, and it was from there that bands of Gaelic-speaking Scots, descendants of the early Celts, began raiding across the North Channel beginning early in the third century AD.
The Oxford English Dictionary traces the English word cake back to the 13th century. Medieval European bakers often made fruitcakes and gingerbread. According to the food historians, the precursors of modern cakes (round ones with icing) were first baked in Europe sometime in the mid-17th century. The first icing were usually a boiled composition of the finest available sugar, egg whites and [sometimes] flavorings. The cake was then returned to the oven for a while.Habitual, aggravated and Level 3 offenders are required to register for their lifetime.Level 2 offenders are required to register for twenty-five years following expiration of their sentence.Your forbears have laid downe requisite precepts for you to follow. The first of the Ervins in our line to emigrate to America was James N.May they be a stimulus to laudable ambition, soe you will make worthy contributions to your country, be a faithful servant to your church and add renown and splendor to the History of the Irvine Family. May Jehovah be with you and prosper you.” FROM BIBLE OF COL. Irvine (Erwin), who was first in line to inherit Drum Castle and become the 16 Laird of Drum Castle when his father Alexander Irvine passed.