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.
A gentleman of the Chapel Royal, according to Boswell. The Chapel Royal is the official chapel of the monarch of the United Kingdom since the 12th or 13the century. He was apparently a member of the choir at St. Paul's.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell had seen him at Lord Eglinton's and met and had tee with him a few times in the summer of 1763.