Ancestry of James Boswell

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"Ancestry of James Boswell", by Will Johnson, wjhonson@aol.com, Professional Genealogist, Copyright 2019

This is one article in my series Artists descended from Royalty


1 James Boswell, author, was born 29 Oct 1740 at Blair's Land, Edinburgh, as the eldest son of Alexander Boswell, Judge of the Supreme Courts of Scotland and later (in 1749) Lord Auchinleck; and his wife Euphemia Erskine

2 Alexander Boswell, Judge of the Supreme Courts of Scotland; Lord Auchinleck ; was born in 1706 the eldest son of James Boswell, 7th Laird of Auchinleck and his wife Elizabeth Bruce

3 Euphemia Erskine was born in 1718 the daughter of John /Erskine/ , Lt Col, Deputy Governor of Stirling Castle; MP; and his third wife Euphemia Cochrane

4 James Boswell, 7th Laird of /Auchinleck/

5 Elizabeth /Bruce/

6 John /Erskine/ , Lt Col, Deputy Governor of Stirling Castle; MP; Ho

7 Euphemia /Cochrane/

8 David /Boswell/ of Auchinleck

9 Anne /Hamilton/

10 Alexander Bruce, 2nd Earl of /Kincardine/ 1662-81 ; W

11 Veronica van Aerssen van /Sommelsdijck/

12 Charles /Erskine/ , Knt

13 Helen /Skene/

14 William /Cochrane/ of Ochiltree

15 Mary /Bruce/

16 James /Boswell/

17 Margaret /Cunningham/ of Glengarnock

18 James /Hamilton/ of Dalziel

19 Jean Henderson of Fordell

20 George /Bruce/ of Carnock, co Fife (2nd), P

21 Mary /Preston/ , P

22 Cornelius Franciscus van Aerssen, Lord of /Sommelsdyck/ in Holland

23 Lucia van Walta

24 John Erskine, 7th Lord Erskine, 2nd Earl of /Mar/

25 Mary /Stuart/

26 James /Skene/ of Curriehill; Knt and 1st Bnt

27 Janet /Johnston/

28 John /Cochrane/ of Ochiltree; Knt

29 Margaret /Strickland/

30 Alexander Bruce, 2nd Earl of /Kincardine/ 1662-81 ; W

31 Veronica van Aerssen van /Sommelsdijck/