(1782-February 28, 1825) was a Scottish writer. She was born at Pinmore, Ayrshire, but at an early age removed to Edinburgh. She wrote novels of a religious tendency which were very popular in their day. She is best known as the author of Father Clement
(1823), an anti-Roman Catholic novel, which ran through some dozen editions and was translated into several languages. Other books of hers are:
- Anna Ross (1823)
- Dunallan (second edition, 1825)
- Jessy Allan (twelfth edition, 1853)
- Decision (1821)
A collection of her works in six volumes appeared at Edinburgh in 1827, and a German translation of them, Sämmtliche Werke
, in Bielefeld in 1838 and another one in 1842.