“The Baron o Leys”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1803 (Skene ms.)
Keywords: sex pregnancy punishment
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))

Description

The Baron of Leys leaves his home for another country, where he gets a girl pregnant. She confronts him, demanding that he marry her, pay her a fee, or lose his head. Since he is married, he perforce pays her what she asks (ten thousand pounds?)

References

  1. Child 241, "The Baron o Leys" (3 texts)
  2. Bronson 241, "The Baron o Leys" (2 versions)
  3. Kinloch-BBook XXIII, pp. 74-76, "Laird o' Leys" (1 text)
  4. Roud #343
  5. BI, C241