William Cleland (c1661-1689) ~ Scottish Covenanting Poet and Soldier


William Cleland¬†(c1661-1689) – Scottish Covenanting poet and soldier educated at St Andrew’s University and at Utrecht. He fought at Drumclog, Bothwell Brig and in Argyll’s expedition, when, as colonel of the Cameronians, he fell in the successful defence of Dunkeld against the Jacobite (Highland) clansmen in 1689. Also noted for his humorous poetry. Buried at Dunkeld Kirkyard (NO 024426).