George William Thomson Omond

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George William Thomson Omond
Born (1846-09-13)September 13, 1846
Craigentor, Crieff, Perthshire, U.K.
Died June 18, 1929(1929-06-18) (aged 82)
U.K.
Pen name G.W.T. Omond
Occupation Lawyer, advocate, writer, historian, biographer
Nationality Scottish
Genre Non-fiction, biography, history, Scottish law
Spouse Margaret Isabella Alice Wright
Children one son and three daughters

G. W. T. Omond, M.A., FRHistS, (1846–1929) was a Scottish advocate and a prolific writer of history books. He was born at Craigentor, near Crieff, Perthshire on 13 September 1846. His father was the Rev. John Reid Omond, Minister of the Free Church of Scotland at the parish of Monzie, Perthshire, and his mother Margaret Jane Thomson. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and the University of Edinburgh where he graduated in 1868 with first class honours in classics and second class in philosophy. He was a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and was created Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Couronne (Belgium) for his books on that country.[1] He married Margaret Isabella Alice Wright on 23 July 1878 at Edinburgh, and they had one son and three daughters. He died on 18 June 1929.[2]

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  1. ^ As stated in his Who was Who entry
  2. ^ Biography adapted from his Who was Who entry available online.

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