in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Engineering (General). 357 words.
Mactaggart, John (1791–1830), engineer and poet, was born on 26 June 1791 near Plunton Castle, Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire, one of the eleven children of a Galloway farmer. He attended...