James Erskine

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Advocate. Son of James Erskine (1679-1754), Lord Grange, and Rachel Chiesly.  Married (1740) to his cousin Frances Erskine. Father of John Francis Erskine and James Francis Erskine (d. 1805).

Life with Boswell

Boswell "sat a good while with him" in London on May 26, 1763. Erskine seems to have been often away, and his wife, Frances, is mentioned more often in the journal.