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 WinnBorn 1725
First wife (?). Married secondly to Jane Blennerhassett in 1783, by whom he had at least one son, George.1 Sometime Baron of the Court of Exchequer. Created a baronet in 1776. Created Lord Headley, Baron Allanson and Winn of Aghadoe in 1797. Sometime MP for Ripon.
- 1. The younger George married, in 1807, Elizabeth-Mary, daughter of Lewis Majendie of Hedingham Castle. He was elected Member of Parliament for Maldon in 1826 but died the next year. Source: The Gentleman's Magazine, December 1827, notice of the death of George, son of George Winn and Jane Blennerhassett
Life with Boswell:
Boswell met Winn at the chapel of Sir Joseph Yorke in the Hague on April 20, 1764.