Boswell, Sir Alexander

   Antiquary and song writer, s. of James B., of Auchinleck, Johnson's biographer, was interested in old Scottish authors, some of whose works he reprinted at his private press. He wrote some popular Scotch songs, of which Jenny's Bawbee and Jenny dang the Weaver are the best known. B. d. in a duel with Mr. Stuart of Dunearn.

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  • BOSWELL, SIR ALEXANDER —    son and heir of the preceding, an antiquary; mortally wounded in a duel with James Stuart of Dunearn, who had impugned his character, for which the latter was tried, but acquitted (1775 1822) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Sir Alexander Boswell, 1st Baronet — Sir Alexander Boswell, 1st Baronet, 10th Lord of Auchinleck, (9 October, 1775 ndash; 27 March, 1822), was an antiquary and song writer, son of James Boswell of Auchinleck, Johnson s biographer, and Margaret Montgomerie. He was the grandson of… …   Wikipedia

  • Boswell (surname) — See also Buswell (surname) Boswell is a family name and may refer to:*Alexander Boswell (1706 ndash; 1782), judge of the Scottish supreme court and father of James Boswell *Sir Alexander Boswell (1775 1822), a Scottish songwriter, son of James… …   Wikipedia

  • Boswell Baronets — refers to the baronetcy created for antiquary and song writer Alexander Boswell in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 16 August 1821. The baronetcy became extinct upon the second holder s death in 1875. Sir Alexander was the son of Samuel… …   Wikipedia

  • Alexander Boswell — Sir Alexander Boswell Mandats 46e Lieutenant gouverneur de Guernesey 1985 – 1990 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck — Alexander Boswell, 8th Lord of Auchinleck (1706 1782), was a judge of the supreme courts of Scotland. Boswell was the father of the author and biographer James Boswell, and grandfather of songwriter Sir Alexander Boswell.Most noted for rescuing… …   Wikipedia

  • Alexander Boswell — may refer to: * Alexander Boswell (judge), 8th Laird of Auchinleck, a Scottish judge. * Sir Alexander Boswell, 1st Baronet, 10th Laird of Auchinleck, a famous writer of traditional Scottish songs …   Wikipedia

  • Boswell — Boswell, 1) James, engl. Schriftsteller, geb. 29. Okt. 1740 in Edinburg, gest. 19. Mai 1795 in London, war von seinem Vater, Richter am schottischen Obertribunal, für den Advokatenstand bestimmt, studierte anfangs in Edinburg und Glasgow, begab… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Boswell — Boswell, James, engl. Schriftsteller, geb. 29. Okt. 1740 zu Edinburgh, gest. 19. Mai 1795, Freund Samuel Johnsons, von dem er eine meisterhafte Biographie lieferte. – Vgl. Fitzgerald (1891). – Sein Sohn Sir Alexander B., geb. 1775, gest. 26. März …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Boswell — (Baßwell), James, geb. 1740 zu Edinburg, Freund Samuel Johnsons, bereiste 1764 Deutschland, die Schweiz und Italien, schrieb nach seiner Rückkehr »Account of Corsica with memoires of general Pasquale di Paoli«, später die Schilderung einer Reise… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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