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Alexander Irving

Death: March 23, 1832
Immediate Family:

Son of George Irving, Esq. and Mary Chancellor
Husband of Bethenia Irving
Father of George Vere Irving
Brother of Janet Clerk
Half brother of John Irving, WS

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Biographical Summary

IRVING, LORD NEWTON, ALEXANDER. 12/10/1766-23/03/1832. Ref: 794. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Hon.
  • Profession: Advocate.
  • Appointments Held: Advocate 1788; Joint Professor-1800, Professor 1800-26 Civil Law, Edinburgh University; Manager 1800-25, Scots Mines Co, Leadhills, Lanarkshire; 1826-Senator of the College of Justice.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh 1773-7.
  • Marital Status: Married (1814) Bethenia Irving d.1855.
  • Father: George Irving of Newton.
  • References: F J Grant 1944; Shapin 270.
  • Date of Election: 25/06/1804.
  • Proposers: John Playfair, Andrew Coventry, Thomas Charles Hope (Minute 02/04/1804 as "Professor Irvine" NLS Acc10,000/4).
  • Service to the RSE: Secretary (Physical) 1819-23, President (Physical) 1823-8, Vice-President 1828-32.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 477

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