(His claim to the authorship of the song to Lovely Peggy is still sub judice.
The first stage of his education was passed at a school kept by "Peggy Paine," a relation of the well-known author of the Age of Reason, after which he entered the Annan academy, taught by Mr Adam Hope, of whom there is a graphic sketch in the Reminiscences of Thomas Carlyle.
other diminutives include Ann (Hannah ), Nelly (Ellen or Helen) and Peggy (Margaret ).
Peggy Day certainly lightened the dark side of Gibbons haunted vocals.
playING Peggy IN THE STREET -- A youth named Harry BATES was summoned for obstructing the free passage of William-street on the 12th June.