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Lorimer, William

Father of Jean, Burns's 'Chloris'. See Lorimer, Jean. He was a farmer at Kemmishall, whom Burns introduced to John Somerville, in a letter from Ellisland 11th May 1791, as 'a gentleman worth your knowing, both as a man and (what is case in point) as a man of property and consequence, who goes to town just now, to advise with and employ an Agent in some law business.'

Presumably, at this time Burns did not know of Lorimer's 'dark manouvers as a smuggler'. However, in a letter to Alexander Findlater, June 1791, Burns admitted that Lorimer himself had not been present during his last surveys at Kemmishall. As Lormier was known to be an 'illicit dealer', the poet promised to 'give the house a severe scrutiny'. Lorimer finally went bankrupt.

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