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Lockhart, John Gibson (1794-1854), a, talented author and novelist, was born at Glasgow, and in 1809, when a student at Glasgow University, he gained an exhibition to Balliol College, Oxford.

On leaving Oxford Lockhart went abroad, and on his return became a member of the Scottish bar; but he spent most of his time in writing. In conjunction with Professor Wilson (q.v.) he established Blackwood's Magazine. In 1820 he married the eldest daughter of Sir Walter Scott. He was editor of the Quarterly Review 1826-53. His works include Spanish Ballads, Valerius, Reginald Balton, Adam Blair, and, above all, his Life of Sir Walter Scott. In 1843 he received the post of auditor to the Duchy of Lancaster, worth about £400. His granddaughter is the only lineal descendant of Sir Walter Scott.