James Erskine

James Erskine

Born 1713
Died Feb 27, 1785


Advocate. Son of James Erskine (1679-1754), Lord Grange, and Rachel Chiesly. Married (1740) to his cousin Frances Erskine. Father of John Francis Erskine.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell "sat a good while with him" in London on May 26, 1763. Erskine seems to have been often away, and his wife, Frances, is mentioned more often in the journal.