“Lord William, or, Lord Lundy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1845 (Dixon)
Keywords: love marriage nobility wedding violence father
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


(Lord William) and the bailiff's daughter fall in love (while studying abroad). Her father calls her home to marry a nobleman. She sends a message by bird to Willie. Willie arrives at the wedding, forcing the groom aside and marrying the girl himself


  1. Child 254, "Lord William, or, Lord Lundy" (3 texts)
  2. Bronson 254, "Lord William, or, Lord Lundy" (1 version)
  3. Dixon IX, pp. 57-59, "Lord William" (1 text)
  4. Leach, pp. 621-623, "Lord William, or, Lord Lundy" (1 text)
  5. Roud #106
  6. BI, C254