James Craufurd

Personal data

Died 1766

Son of Patrick Craufurd of Drumsoy (d. 1733) and Jane Craufurd, 2nd daughter of Archibald Craufurd, 15th of Auchenames. A younger brother of Patrick Craufurd. Father of Patrick and James Craufurd. Merchant in Rotterdam (ca. 1745-1766).

Life with Boswell

Boswell called on a Mr Craufurd on June 1, 1764, presumably to order some White Port which he had previously promised to send to Abraham Gronovius.

Boswell in Holland (1951) identifies the Mr Craufurd as Patrick Craufurd, but a letter from James Craufurd to Boswell dated May 16, 1766 (CG66, p. 28) might suggest that Boswell was actually referring to James, Patrick's father.