Clegg, John Trafford (M)

b. 22 January 1857. d. 18 March 1895. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and dialect writer. Pseudonym: “J. T. C” and “Th’ Owd Weighver.” Alternative signature: “J. T. Clegg.” Born in Milnrow. Studied Latin in school. Worked at his father’s cotton mill and brother’s printing business. Married Miss Flinton in 1881. Organist and choirmaster of St. Mary’s Church, Wardelworth, Rochdale. Contributed to the *Rochdale Observer* and *Manchester Weekly Times*. Author of *David’s Loom: A Story of Rochdale Life in the Early Years of the Nineteenth Century* (1894) and *Works of John Trafford Clegg: Stories Sketches and Rhymes in the Rochdale Dialect* (1895). Author information from *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entry for “The Skylark,” which gives the poet as J. T. Clegg, of 13 Trafford Street, Rochdale (NLS Dep 341/369). Biographical information: John Trafford Clegg, *The Works of John Trafford Clegg (“Th’ Owd Weighver”): Stories, Sketches, and Rhymes, Chiefly in the Rochdale Dialect*, The Aldine Press, 1895, pp. xi-xxiii. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Skylark 1880-06-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7308