William and Harriet [Laws M7]

DESCRIPTION: Lovers William and Harriet find their marriage plans thwarted by her father. They escape to sea, only to have their ship sink en route. They land upon a desert island, where they die of starvation and/or exposure
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1839 (broadside, Bodleian Firth b.25(77))
KEYWORDS: courting ship wreck disaster death father
FOUND IN: US(Ap,Ro,So) Britain(England(Lond,South))
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Laws M7, "William and Harriet"
Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 477, "William and Harriet" (1 text)
JHCox 104, "The Rich Merchant" ( text)
Hubbard, #27, "The Merchant's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly1 18, "Gentleman Near London" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 741, RCHMRCHT

Roud #536
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Firth b.25(77), "William and Harriet," J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; also Firth c.12(285), Harding B 15(380a), Harding B 15(379b), Harding B 15(380b), Harding B 16(308c), Johnson Ballads 1557, 2806 c.16(47), 2806 c.14(26), Firth b.26(248) [some lines truncated on the right], Firth c.26(65) [some words illegible], Harding B 16(308b), Harding B 11(3767), "William and Harriet"; 2806 c.14(136), Harding B 11(4221), Harding B 11(3764), "William and Harriet"
Murray, Mu23-y3:010, "William and Herriet" (sic.), unknown, 19C
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.178.A.2(90), "William and Herriet" (sic.), unknown, c. 1860-1890

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "William and Phillis" (theme, tune)
cf. "The Island Unknown" (plot elements)
cf. "Riley's Farewell (Riley to America; John Riley)" [Laws M8]
SAME TUNE:
William and Phillis (File: CrSNB033)
File: LM07

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