Robert Davidson: An Autobiography
Near the end of his days Robert Davidson wrote a short but informative account of his life. This autobiography was published as a preface to Davidson’s third
and final volume of verse ‘Leaves From A Peasant’s Cottage Drawer’.
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Robert Davidson: A Biography, by David Welsh
Here you will find further details of Davidson’s interesting life and times – and details of his descendants, two of whom were decorated for gallantry by their adopted country, the United States of America.
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‘Witch’s Cairn near Lempitlaw where Davidson was born and the scene of one of his poems’
Thimble Raw’, Morebattle where Davidson and his family probably lived at the time
of the 1851 Census. These are perhaps the original houses. There would have been
no ‘dormer’ windows in the attics, the roofs would have been thatched, not slated
and the ground floor windows would almost certainly have been smaller.
Otherwise, nothing has changed!
Upper Chatto Farm on Kale Water
where Davidson died in 1855