Hamilton, William (17041754)

Hamilton, William, a minor Scottish poet, born near Uphall, Linlithgowshire; was a contributor to Ramsay's Tea-Table Miscellany; became involved in the second Jacobite rising and fled to France; subsequently he was permitted to return and take possession of his father's estate of Bangour, near Uphall; his collected poems include the beautiful and pathetic ballad, “The Braes of Yarrow” (17041754).

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

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