Cleland, William, Colonel (M)

d. 21 August 1689. Nationality: Scottish.
Poet and army officer. Born c. 1661. Son of the gamekeeper to the Marquess of Douglas, and Cleland; probably lived on the Douglas estate as a child. Educated at the University of St. Andrews. Soldier in the Covenanter’s army, and participated in the Battle of Bothwell Bridge (22 June 1679). Lieutenant-colonel of the Cameronian regiment under William II. Killed in a battle against the Jacobites at Dunkeld. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Extract from “A Mock Poem upon the Expedition of the Highland Host” 1817-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 15312