Laird o Logie, The [Child 182]

DESCRIPTION: (Logie) is in prison awaiting death; Margaret would save him. She petitions the King; he will not free Logie for all the gold in Scotland. (The queen/Margaret) (steals tokens from the King) and orders that Logie be freed.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1776 (Herd)
KEYWORDS: prison escape trick nobility love mercy help
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (11 citations):
Child 182, "The Laird o Logie" (5 texts, 1 tune) {Bronson's #1}
Bronson 182, "The Laird o Logie" (3 versions)
BronsonSinging 182, "The Laird o Logie" (3 versions: #1, #2, #3)
ChambersBallads, pp. 71-75, "The Laird o' Logie" (1 text)
Greig #75, pp. 1-2, "Young Logie" (1 text)
GreigDuncan2 247, "The Young Laird o' Logie" (3 texts)
Leach, pp. 493-495, "The Laird o Logie" (1 text)
Leach-Heritage, "The Laird o Logie" (1 text)
Whitelaw-Ballads, pp. 108-110, "The Laird of Logie" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: William & Susan Platt, _Folktales of the Scottish Border_, published 1919 as _Stories of the Scottish Border_, republished by Senate Press, 1999, pp. 197-199, "The Laird o Logie" (1 text)
Walter de la Mare, _Come Hither_, revised edition, 1928; #422, "The Laird o' Logie" (1 text)

Roud #81
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Gallant Laird o' Young Logie
Young Logie
NOTES: In 1591, the Earl of Bothwell tried to capture King James VI of Scotland, and James Weymis of Logie was implicated in the plot. One of Queen Anne's maids, Margaret, loved him; she forged an order to have him questioned, and used it to help him escape. James's anger was appeased by the Queen, and he pardoned Logie, who then married Margaret - RBW
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