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date: 16 April 2021

McGonagall, Williamlocked

(c. 1825–1902)
  • William Donaldson

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McGonagall, William (c. 1825–1902), poet and actor, was born in Edinburgh, the fifth child of Charles McGonagall, a migrant Irish cotton weaver, and his wife, Margaret Maxwell. The family settled eventually in Dundee where William McGonagall also became a hand-loom weaver. On 11 July 1846 he married ...

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