Robert Irvine - Writer to the Signet

Personal data
Born 1704
Died 1772

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 was in the company of Irvine 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.