Wyntown (Wynton, or Winton), Andrew of

Wyntown (Wynton, or Winton), Andrew Of a Scotch ecclesiastic and poet, was a canon regular of the priory of St. Andrews, and in or before 1395 was elected prior of St. Serf's Inch, Lochleven. He was prior at least as late as 1413, and records the death of Robert, duke of Albany, which occurred in 1420. But the dates of his own birth and death are unknown. He is the third of the early Scotch poets whose works are extant. Of his writings we have De Orygynale Cronykil of Scotland, be Andrew of Wyntown, Priour of Sanct Serfis Ynche, in Loch Levyn; now first published, with Notes, etc., by David Macpherson (1795). See Mackenzie, Scotch Writers; Irving, Scotch Poets; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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