Margaret Hogg

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Margaret Hogg (Laidlaw)

Birthplace: Ettrick, Selkirkshire, , Scotland
Death: December 18, 1813 (83)
Ettrick, Selkirkshire, , Scotland
Place of Burial: Ettrick, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William O'Phaup Laidlaw and Bessie Scott
Wife of Robert Hogg
Mother of William Hogg; James Hogg, "Ettrick Shepherd"; David Hogg; Robert Wallace L Hogg and Mary Hogg
Sister of Robert Laidlaw; William Laidlaw; James Laidlaw; Agnes Laidlaw and Jannet Laidlaw

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About Margaret Hogg

Margaret was a cousin of Scotts Factor William Laidlaw and imparted much of her tales and stories to Sir Walter, but was somewhat disgruntled at what was lost in his translation.

The following are Margaret's words to Sir Walter Scott, in reply to his question on whether certain stories had been previously printed.

"Oo na, na Sir. There was never ane O' my sangs prentit till ye prentit them yousell, an' ye hae spoilt them a'thegither. They war made for singing, an' no for reading; but ye hae broken the charm now, an' they'll never be sung mair. An' the worst thing of a', they're nouther right spell'd nor right setten' doun!"

Margaret Hogg (née Laidlaw) (1730–1813), was noted for collecting native Scottish ballads.

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Margaret Hogg's Timeline

Ettrick, Selkirkshire, , Scotland
July 12, 1767
Age 37
Ettrick, Selkirkshire, , Scotland
December 9, 1770
Age 40
Ettrick, Selkirkshire, , Scotland
January 10, 1773
Age 43
Ettrick, Selkirkshire, , Scotland
February 25, 1775
Age 45
Bowhill, Selkirk, Scotland
December 18, 1813
Age 83
Ettrick, Selkirkshire, , Scotland
Ettrick, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom