Leighton, William (M)

b. 3 February 1841. d. 22 April 1869. Nationality: Scottish.
Poet and merchant’s clerk. Pseudonym: “W. L.” Born in Dundee. Nephew of the poet Robert Leighton. Moved to Liverpool at age seven and where he lived all his life. Worked as an office clerk from the age of thirteen in a Liverpool merchant’s business. His poems were published in periodicals and the *Liverpool Mercury*. Author of the posthumous *Poems* (1870, 1890). Died from typhoid fever. Biographical information: *North Country Poets*, edited by William Andrews, Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., 1888, p. 216; “Preface,” *The Poems of William Leighton*, Elliot Stock, 1890; Reilly, *Mid-Victorian Poetry*, pp. 272-3. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Lady, Awake! 1869-09-04 Once a Week Poet 13785