James Boswell died in 1795 believing he had touched and kissed a cache of Shakespeare's original letters and papers discovered by a Mr. Ireland. His friend, Edmond Malone, publicly exposed the lot as a forgery just a year later.
George StewartBorn 1750
Son of John Stewart (d. 1797), 4th of Grandtully, and Clementina Stewart. Married (1792) to Catherine Drummond, dau of John Drummond of Logie Almond, with whom he had at least 6 children. Nephew to Archibald James Edward Steuart, despite them being almost of the same age. He became 5th Bart of Grandtully upon the death of his father.
George Stewart attended Westminster School from ca. 1762. He continued on to Oxford from where he received his MA in 1777. He became and advocate in 1776 when he was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.1
- 1. Information from Barker, G. F. Russell and Alan H. Stenning, comp. The Record of Old Westminsters. Volumes I-II. London: Chiswick Press, 1928