Sometime lieutenant in Leighton's Regiment of Foot, and son of Dr. Schaw, physician to Frederick, Prince of Wales.1 Married (1762) to Isabella Thomson.
Note 1: Notes and Queries (Jan. 31, 1903)
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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.