During his stay in Berlin in 1764, Boswell lived in the house of Karl David Kircheisen, the president of the Berlin city council.
Son of Patrick Craufurd of Drumsoy (d. 1733) and Jane Craufurd, 2nd daughter of Archibald Craufurd, 15th of Auchenames. Brother of Patrick Craufurd. He achieved the rank of Lieut-General in the army and became Governor of the Island of Minorca, on which he died. He was probably the John Craufurd who was in 1761 MP for Berwickshire.