Bennoch, Francis (M)

b. 1812. d. 1890. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet and businessman. Born in Drumeruil, Dumfriesshire. Father was a farmer on the Duke of Buccleuch’s Drumlanrig estate, and Bennoch also worked on the farm. Moved to London at age sixteen, and in 1837 started his own wholesale silk business. Supported schemes for civic improvement and was active in public service. Friends with many leading literary figures and literary patron. Biographical information: *Modern Scottish Poets*, sixth series, D. H. Edwards, 1883, pp. 381-5. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Rosa 1854 The Keepsake Poet 5659
On the Portrait of Lady Beaumont 1854 The Keepsake Poet 5639
On the Portrait of Lady Bolton 1855 The Keepsake Poet 5704
On the Portrait of Her Grace The Duchess of Argyll and The Marquis of Lorn 1856 The Keepsake Poet 5727
The Time to Marry 1856 The Keepsake Poet 5755
England. Verses Suggested by the Portrait of Lady Grey 1857 The Keepsake Poet 5765