I recently read through Boswell's London journal and have also skimmed through a biography about him. Now I am just curious to know if he has any direct living descendants? It seems to me that most of his children died either young or childless.
And thank you to the webmaster for compiling the biographies of so many of the people he writes about in his journal. It has given me a whole new understanding of the context and meaning of many of his entries.
From 1777 to 1783 James Boswell was a columnist for the London Magazine, writing a total of seventy essays under the pseudonym the Hypochondriack.