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.
George Henry LeeBorn May 21, 1718
Died Sep 19, 1772
Son of George Henry Lee (1690-1742), the 2nd Earl of Lichfield, and Frances Hales (d. 1769). Married (1744/5) Dinah Frankland (1719-1779), dau of Thomas Frankland, 3rd Bart of Thirkelby. MP for the county of Oxford (1740-1743). Lord of the Bed-Chamber (1760). Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1762-).
Coincidentally, his wife and he were descendants in the fourth degree of Oliver Cromwell and King Charles II respectively. The 1st Earl of Lichfield married Charlotte Fitzroy, dau of King Charles II.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell and Lee met at Lord Eglinton's on June 24, 1763.