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Aytoun, William Edmonstounelocked

(1813–1865)
  • Theodore Martin
  • , revised by David Finkelstein

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Aytoun, William Edmonstoune (1813–1865), poet, was born on 21 June 1813 in Edinburgh, the only son and youngest of the three children of Roger Aytoun (d. 1843), writer to the signet, and of Joan Keir (d. 1861). Through both father and mother he belonged to old Scottish families, his progenitors on the father's side being the ...

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