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.
John Dick - British Consul at Leghorn
John DickBorn 1721
Died Dec 02, 1804 at Mount Clare, Roehampton, Surrey
Married to Ann Bragg (d. 1781). Formerly a merchant in Rotterdam, in 1754 he became British Consul at Leghorn (Livorno). He held that position until 1776, when he moved back to England and settled in the mansion Mount Clare in Roehampton, Surrey. For his services at Leghorn we was appointed Knight of the Order of St. Anna by the Russian Empress Catherine II.1