During his stay in Berlin in 1764, Boswell lived in the house of Karl David Kircheisen, the president of the Berlin city council.
Steward in England to the 10th Lord Eglinton. Following the Lord's death in 1769, Crookshanks received an annual "pension" of £100.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell met him several times in the spring and summer of 1763, and took a liking to Crookshanks, whom he described as "a spirited fellow [who] has read a good deal, and is much of a gentleman"1 and "a fine, lively, extravagant fellow"2. Crookshanks sometimes visited Boswell in Downing Street, and they breakfasted together on at least one occasion, on June 10, 1763.