Robert Irvine - Writer to the Signet

Robert Irvine

Born 1704
Died 1772

Biography: 

He is probably the Mr. Robert Irvine, W.S. (Writer to the Signet) who married Mary Veitch, daughter of William Veitch of Elleock, and a sister of Lord Eliock, in January, 1764. According to Boswell (BJJ, p. 69) a writer in Edinburgh and a very good plain man and more genteel than usual. According to a note in CJJ (p. 39n1), Writer to the Signet, third son of William Irving of Bonshaw.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell met with him at Dumfries on October 6, 1762, and went with him to Kelhead. On the next day they dined at the house of Irvine's nephew at Bonshaw.