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Encyclopedia > Alexander Boswell (judge)

Alexander Boswell (1706-1782), lord of Auchinleck, was a judge of the supreme courts of Scotland. He was the father of the author and biographer James Boswell, and grandfather of songwriter Sir Alexander Boswell. Events March 27 - Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia had abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia May 23 - Battle of Ramillies September 7 - The Battle of Turin in the War of Spanish Succession - forces of Austria and... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Auchinleck (sometimes pronounced Affleck) is a town with a population of ca. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ... The supreme court in some countries, provinces, and states, functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be challenged. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... This article needs cleanup. ... James Boswell James Boswell (October 29, 1740 - May 19, 1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...


Most noted for rescuing of the Auchinleck Manuscript 1740 from a professor of the University of Aberdeen who was in the process of destroying it. He donated the manuscript to the Advocates' Library in Edinburgh. The University of Aberdeen is one of the ancient universities of Scotland. ... The Advocates Library is a library belonging to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, founded in 1682. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ...


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