Born on 2nd of May 1779
Died on 11th of April 1839
Born 1779. Died 1839 - Novelist and pioneer in Canada.
Travelled for his health (1809-11) where he met Byron. Published an account of his travels Letters from the Levant and a number of novels including The Ayrshire Legatees (1820), The Provost (1822) and The Entail (1823). Went to Canada in 1826 where he founded the town of Guelph and played a role in organising immigration.
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