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David Boyle, Lord Shewalton (1772–1853) by Sir John Watson-Gordon, exh. RA 1848 in the collection of the Faculty of Advocates; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Arthur H. Grant

revised by Michael Fry

Boyle, David, Lord Shewalton (1772–1853), advocate, was born on 26 July 1772 at Irvine, Ayrshire, the fourth son of Patrick Boyle (1717–1798), of Shewalton, army chaplain and landowner, and of his second wife, Elizabeth (d. 1832), daughter of Alexander Dunlop (1684–1747), professor of Greek at the ...