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.
Daughter of James Douglas and Mary Maxwell, daughter of Patrick Maxwell, 1st Bart of Springkell. Married to William Richard Middlemore.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell met her and her husband at Sir John Douglas' on October 6, 1762. He described her as "a pretty, agreeable young creature".