Gravestone in St Mungo's Kirkyard indicates born 1771.
On William Bell-Irving's death, in 1808, he was succeeded by his son, John Bell Irving, who served in the Borer Yeomanry during the Wars of Napoleon. 
John married Margaretta Ogle in 1802. 
The old spirit of litigation seems to have a preoccupation with no less than 16 lawsuites going on at one time. With these and 12 children to raise he must have been a busy man. He died aged 78 in 1849 (born 1771), leaving his property of Whitehill and Dukes Close to William Ogle and Bankside to John, who was in practice as a surgeon in Lamberhurst, Sussex.
1841: Bankside, St Mungo, Dumfriesshire, John Bell Irving age 65 Independent born Dumfriesshire, Margaret age 50 England, Mary 15 Dumfriesshire, Andrew 13 Dumfriesshire.
St Mungo cemetery:John Bell-Irving died 29 Sep 1849 age 78yrs.
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