Vincent Maximiliaan van Tuyll van Serooskerken

Personal data
Born August 14, 1747
in Utrecht

Died August 19, 1794
at Pont Sainte Maxence sur Oise

Son of Diederik Jacob van Tuyll and Jacoba Helena de Vicq. Married (17-Sep-1780) to Dorothea Henriette de Pagniet (1751-1836) with whom he had at least four children.

From 1763 to 1765, Vincent had as his tutor Charles-Emmanuel de Charriére, who would later marry his sister, Belle.

Vincent later became a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Cavalry but was wounded in the war between the Dutch Republic and the French revolutionary forces. He was taken prisoner and died of dysentery in a military hospital.1

  • 1Cf. Whatley, J., Whatley, M. (2000) There Are No Letters Like Yours. p. 529
Life with Boswell

Boswell met Vincent at Heer van Zuylen's on January 30 or February 6, 1764.