During his stay in Berlin in 1764, Boswell lived in the house of Karl David Kircheisen, the president of the Berlin city council.
Basil Cochrane - Commissioner of Excise
Basil CochraneBorn 1701
Son of William Cochrane of Ochiltree, and Mary Bruce. Brother of Boswell's maternal grandmother, Euphemia (d. 1721). Longtime army officer. Governor of the Isle of Man (1751-1761). Commissioner of Excise in Scotland (1761), Commissioner of Customs in Scotland (1764).
Boswell breakfasted with Cochrane, "a man of great common sense and prudence", on October 30, 1762. Cochrane was Boswell's grand-uncle, and the two had a fairly close relationship.