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John (Bell) Bell-Irving (abt. 1771 - 1849)

John Bell-Irving formerly Bell
Born about in Dumfriesshire, Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married 1802 [location unknown]
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Died at about age 78 in Saint Mungo, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Nov 2013 | Last significant change: 8 May 2022
00:12: Bill Irving edited the Biography for John (Bell) Bell-Irving (abt.1771-1849). (Adding sources. ) [Thank Bill for this]
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Family Tree. [1] [2]

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. [3]

John married Margaretta Ogle in 1802. [4]

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.


  1. Page 190, George Irving.
  2. Page 52, Boyd.
  3. Page 48 Boyd.
  4. Page 49, Boyd


  • Burkes Landed Gentry of Scotland, 2001 Edition.
  • The Irvines and Their Kin a History of the Irvine Family and their descendants. Author L. Boyd, Pub: Donnelley & Sons, Chicago, 1908.

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