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Johnson, James (bap. 1753, d. 1811), engraver and publisher, was baptized on 6 May 1753 at Shorthope, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, the third of the four children of James Johnstan, herdsman, and his wife, Bessie Bleck. In spite of his humble rural beginnings, his native aptitude saw him successfully complete training as an engraver, and by 1786 he had become a burgess of ...