Will Stewart and John [Child 107]

DESCRIPTION: Will loves the Earl of Mar's daughter. His brother John successfully woos her for him. She sets requirements which he meets, but her father is against the match despite learning they are of high degree. They elope, gaining acceptance after a child is born
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1750 (Percy manuscript)
KEYWORDS: love courting nobility father elopement childbirth
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Child 107, "Will Stewart and John" (2 texts)
Roud #3973
File: C107

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