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Aytoun, William Edmonstoune

Theodore Martin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/959

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Aytoun, William Edmonstoune (1813–1865), poet, was born on 21 June 1813 in Edinburgh, the only son and youngest of the three children of Roger Aytoun (d. 1843), writer to the signet, and of Joan Keir (d. 1861). Through both father and mother he belonged to old Scottish families, his progenitors on the father's side being the ...

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