Alexander Irving of Newton, Lord Newton Lanarkshire, Scotland. Advocate 1788. Professor of Civil Law University of Edinburgh 1800, Senator of the College of Justice 1826.
Married his cousin Bethinia Irving daughter of Thomas Irving M.D..
Manager 1800-25, Scots Mines Co, Leadhills, Lanarkshire
27 Heriot Row, Edinburgh James’ great-uncle, Alexander Irving of Newton, lived here from about 1806 when the house was built. In 1826 he was appointed as a judge and took the name Lord Newton. After his death in 1832, Alexander’s widow, his cousin Bethinia Irving, stayed on until 1842.
Died 23 March 1832.
Genealogical & Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland. SIr Bernard Burke 1886, Pub Harrison and Sons, London.
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