“The Earl of Errol”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1803 (Edinburgh Magazine)
Keywords: marriage pregnancy infidelity
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))


The Earl of Errol weds Kate Carnegie, perhaps for the sake of her large dowry. Kate complains that "Errol is no' a man." Errol disproves the charge by having an illegitimate child. Kate wishes to abandon him; he will not give up her dowry

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  1. Child 231, "The Earl of Errol" (6 texts)
  2. Bronson 231, "The Earl of Errol" (6 versions)
  3. DBuchan 38, "The Earl of Errol" (1 text)
  4. Kinloch-BBook IX, pp. 31-36,"Earl of Errol" (1 text)
  5. Roud #96
  6. BI, C231