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Ann's father was a minister of the Established Church of England at Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.
The Erwins were descended from an ancient Scotch family. Crinan Erwin was Secretary of State in Scotland and married the daughter of Malcolm II in 1004. King Duncan I was his son. One of Crinan's heirs inherited the estate of Bonshaw, which is an Earldom, and the 25th Earl of Bonshaw is still an Erwin. King Robert the Bruce, of Scotland, made William Erwin (a son of the Earl of Bonshaw) his Secretary and Adjunct in his wars and gave him the Barony of Drum, which is still in the Erwin family. Their coat-of-arms was also given them by King Robert the Bruce, and consists of three holly leaves bound together in sets of three on the shield. The first Erwin who went to Ireland from Scotland, about the time of the Battle of the Boyne, was a lawyer named John Erwin. He built "Castle Erwin" in County Fermanagh, adjoining County Tyrone, which is still in the hands of his descendants.