Weir, William


Student United College 1817-1818 Gk. Jun.; Lat. Jun.; Math. Jun. 1818-1819 Lat. Prov.; Ethics; Chem. 1819-1820 Gk. Prov.; Lat. Prov.; Log.; Math. Prov. (Secondar).


Born 9.2.1802 son of Oswald Weir, merchant, Mount Hamilton, Ayr and factor to Oswald of Auchencruive and Marion Denholm.

Attended Ayr Academy to 1817.


Also at Edinburgh University 1820-1822 & 1825-1827. and Göttingen University 1824-1825.

Admitted advocate in 1827. [Lawyer]

Editor Glasgow Argus then moved to London as a journalist. Joined editorial staff of Daily News in 1846. Became editor in 1854.


Died London 15.9.1858.


  • UYUC516:1822(from St Quivox)
  • DNB
  • F. Boase, Modern English Biography...1851-1900. 6v. (Truro, 1892-1921)
  • K. Cameron in Library Review 26 1977 p29