John Mackay Wilson

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John Mackay Wilson (15 August 1804 – 2 October 1835) was a Scottish writer famous for the six volume Tales of The Borders. He was born in Tweedmouth, on the border between Scotland and England. He gave many talks to Temperance societies.

It is likely Wilson died of an embolism. Two of his plays were The Gowrie Conspiracy and Margaret of Anjou. The Tales series ran to 73 under his authorship; it was continued by his brother, and then Alexander Leighton.[1]



  1. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1900). "Wilson, John Mackay". Dictionary of National Biography. 62. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

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