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date: 28 February 2021

Leyden, Johnlocked

  • T. W. Bayne
  • , revised by Richard Maxwell


Leyden, John (1775–1811), linguist and poet, was born on 8 September 1775 at Denholm, in the parish of Cavers, near Hawick, Roxburghshire, the son of John Leyden and Isabella Scott. A year later his parents took over a farm 3 miles away in ...

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