Nairne, Baroness

Nairne, Baroness, Scottish poetess, born at Gask, Perthshire, third daughter of Laurence Oliphant of that Ilk, of Jacobite proclivities; known for her beauty as the Flower of Strathearn; was married to the sixth Lord Nairne, whom she survived; wrote 78 songs, the most famous among them being “The Land o' the Leal,” “The Laird o' Cockpen,” “Bonnie Charlie's noo awa,” “Caller Herrin',” and “The Auld Hoose”; died at Gask (1766-1845).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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