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.
Agnes AgnewDied 1795
Youngest daughter of Patrick Agnew (d. 1758), 2nd of Dalreagle, and Mary Stewart. Sister of Alexander Agnew.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell met her at Kirroughtrie on October 2, 1762, describing her as "a neat, well-behaved girl".