Elliott, Ebenezer (M)

b. 17 March 1781. d. 1 December 1849. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and bar-iron merchant. Known as the “Corn Law Rhymer.” Born in Rotherham, Yorkshire. Married Frances (Fanny) Gartside in 1805. Advocate for the improvement of the working class including founding the Sheffield Anti-Corn Law Society, opposed the “bread tax,” and supported Chartism for a brief time. Author of *Corn Law Rhymes* (1831). Many of his poems were turned into songs. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Press 1840-03-14 The Chartist Circular Poet 25
Hymn of the Bread-Taxed 1841-01-02 The Chartist Circular Poet 77
On Taste 1841-02-13 The Chartist Circular Poet 84