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Bell, Henry Glassford (1803–1874), writer and sheriff, was born in Glasgow on 8 November 1803, the eldest son of James Bell (d. 1826), advocate, and his wife Janet (1780–1855), daughter of the Revd James Hamilton of Cathcart. Jonathan Anderson Bell, the architect, was his brother and ...

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Speirs, (Robert Cunningham) Graham (1797–1847), Sheriff of Midlothian, was born on 15 June 1797, and baptized at Fintry, Stirlingshire, on 11 July 1797, the second son of Peter Speirs (1761–1829) of Culcreuch and his wife Martha Harriett, née Graham...