John Wilson

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Wilson, John,


Christopher North,

1785–1854, Scottish author. Among the first contributors to Blackwood's Magazine, he joined the staff in 1817 and quickly became one of its chief critical writers. His Tory sympathies gained him the chair of moral philosophy (1820–51) at the Univ. of Edinburgh. His best-known work is in the Noctes Ambrosianae, an occasional discursive feature of Blackwood's to which he contributed the majority of the articles.


See memoir by his daughter, Mary Gordon (1863).

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But we are doing our best to get together a squad of players to enable the club to give it a real go this season.'' Donny are missing experienced trio Mark Wilson, John Oster and James Chambers as the season opens at Preston next Saturday.
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Children Wilson, John, Anne and Jennifer, grandchildren Richard, Peter, Stephen, Brian, Caroline and Neil, great grandchildren Nicole, Natalie, Daniel, Lauren, Rebecca and Emily, daughters in law and sons in law Dot, Brian, John and Bernie, family of the late Elizabeth Wilson (Bessie), would like to thank family and friends for the cards of condolence, sympathy and floral tributes received following our sad loss.