William O'Carroll

William O'Carroll

Alias: 

Mr. Carroll

Biography: 

Sometime secretary to the British envoy at Dresden, Philip Stanhope in the 1760s, and an Irish officer of the Marines.1

Life with Boswell: 

On October 10, 1764 Boswell described O'Carroll in his journal as “an obliging sort of man, but very formal. He was just Mr. Carron at Utrecht in regimentals.”

Notes: 

Note 1: Only source used for this article is Boswell on the Grand Tour I, 1763-1764.