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date: 20 August 2019

Thom, Williamlocked

(1798?–1848)
  • Stephen Roberts

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Thom, William (1798?–1848), poet and weaver, was born in Aberdeen, probably on 12 March 1798. He hardly knew his father, who may have been a merchant or an architect. Run over by a nobleman's carriage at an early age, Thom was lamed for life; his widowed mother was offered compensation of ...

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