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William Thom (1799-1848) was a minor Scottish vernacular poet, author of The Mitherless Bairn and other works. He was a native of Aberdeen, where he worked as a hand-loom weaver, enduring considerable hardship and poverty.

He was born in Sinclair's Close, Justice Port, Aberdeen in 1799 or 1800, and died in Dundee, Scotland on February 29, 1848.

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopædia.


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