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.
William LoganBorn ca. 1739
Son of William Logan (1708?-1761?) and Agnes McAdam (b. ca. 1712),1 sister of John McAdam of Craigengillan. Married (1763) to Margaret McAdam, dau of James McAdam of Waterhead. Laird of Camlarg in Dalmellington Parish, Ayrshire, which he inherited from his father. In 1780 he sold Camlarg to his uncle the Laird of Craigengillan.
- 1. William Logan Sr. and Agnes McAdam married ca. 1738 according to Familysearch
Life with Boswell:
Boswell (first?) met him at the Laird of Craigengillan's on September 14, 1762, where he described him as "an honest country gentleman who understands grazing and does not want sense and homespun humour".