John Mollison

Biography

Clerk to Archibald Stewart, at least in 1763-64. Married to Sarah Mills.1

  • 1. A son was born to a John Mollison and Sarah Mills at Rotterdam in June, 1766.
Life with Boswell

Boswell met Mollison during his stays with Stewart in Holland in 1763 and 1764. On January 11, 1764, he played cards with Mollison and his wife for 7 hours, after which he made a note to "make a firm resolution, a promise, never to play but when necessary, as 'tis low and unworthy." 1

  • 1. One may wonder when it is actually necessary to play cards - presumably he means, that on certain social occassions it may be better to play.