William Erskine, Lord Kinedder (1768 - 1822)

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Nicknames: "Lord Kinneder"
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"William Erskine, Lord Kinneder (1768–1822), was a friend and confidant of Sir Walter Scott, and a scholar and songwriter...

...Erskine was the son of the Rev. William Erskine, episcopalian minister of Muthill, Perthshire. He was baptized at Muthill on 29 August 1768. He was educated at the University of Glasgow; while there he boarded in the house of Andrew Macdonald, episcopalian clergyman and author of Vimonda, from whom, according to Lockhart, he derived a strong passion for old English literature...

...on 13 September 1800 Kinneder married Euphemia Robison (only daughter of Professor John Robison- Physicist), who died in September 1819. She was buried in the churchyard of Saline, Fife, where there is an epitaph on her tombstone written by Scott."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'William Erskine, Lord Kinneder', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 July 2012, 00:34 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Erskine,_Lord_Kinneder&oldid=503679974> [accessed 25 August 2012]

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