John Spottiswoode - Laird of Spottiswoode

John Spottiswoode

Born ca. 1720


Laird of Spottiswoode


Son of John Spottiswoode (d. 1728) and Helen Arbuthnott (ca. 1675 - 1741). Half-brother (on mother's side) to Walter Macfarlane. Married (1740) to Mary Thomson (daughter of John Thomson of Charleton).

Life with Boswell: 

Spottiswoode was at Macfarlane's in London when Boswell visited on March 13, 1763.