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 MitchelsonBorn 1705
Son of John Mitchelson and Janet Hay. Married (1738) to Margaret Brisbane. They had at least three daughters, Isabella , Margaret and Harriet.