Molyson, David Lesly


Student United College 1808-1809 Gk. Jun.; Lat. Jun. 1809-1810 Gk. Prov.; Lat. Prov.; Log.; Math. Jun. 1810-1811 Gk. Prov.; Lat. Prov.; Math. Prov.; Ethics. (Ternar). Bayne bursar, 1808. Gray prize, 1811.


Baptised 10.5.1789 son of William Molyson, tailor, Monimail and Isabel Brabinder.


Apprenticed as a printer to Robert Tullis, who sent him to St Andrews. Worked in Cupar then editor Saunders Newsletter, Dublin. Schoolmaster Kirkcaldy then H.E.I.C.S. [Honorable East India Company's Service] as a private. Invalided and returned home to write. Editor, Fife Herald. [Teacher, soldier]


Died 4.3.1834


  • UYUC400:1.11.1808
  • UYUY452/12/24
  • Cupar town council minute 12.10.1808
  • McCraw, Monimail p42