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George Joseph Bell (1770–1843) by Sir Henry Raeburn, 1816 in the collection of the Faculty of Advocates; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Bell, George Joseph (1770–1843), jurist and legal writer, was born on 26 March 1770 at Fountainbridge near Edinburgh, the third of the four sons of Revd William Bell (1704–1779), a Scottish Episcopal clergyman, and his wife, Margaret Morrice. His eldest brother, Robert Bell...


Ross, George (1814–1863), legal writer and jurist, was born in St George's parish, Edinburgh, on 17 July 1814, the third and youngest son of George Ross (1775–1861), lawyer, and his wife, Grace Hunter (1784–1864), daughter of Andrew Hunter DD, of Barjarg, Dumfriesshire, and the ...