James Boswell's uncle John was a member of a sect known as the Glasites.
Thomas BensonBorn ca. 1730
Son of John Benson. Married (1752) to Jane Fletcher (1734-1760). Steward to the Duke of Portland.
Boswell met Benson at Springkell on October 11, 1762, describing him as "a genteel, sensible man who has an estate in Cumberland and is a steward to the Duke of Portland".