Ainslie, Hew (M)

b. 5 April 1792. d. 11 March 1878. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet and brewer. Born in Dailly, Ayrshire. Educated until he was fourteen, and worked for the estate of Sir Hew Dalrymple Hamilton, where his father was employed as a butler. Moved with his family to Roslyn in 1809, and then in 1810 employed as a clerk in Registrar House, Edinburgh, and befriended notable literary figures (including Robert Chambers). Married Janet Ainslie in 1812. Emigrated to America in 1822 and began to work as a brewer. Author of *A Pilgrimage to the Land of Burns* (1822) and *Scottish Songs, Ballads, and Poems* (1855), and contributed to *Whistle Binkie* (1853). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Home Yearnings 1855-04-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6276