Author:William Young (1749-1815)

William Young

2nd baronet; Governor of Tobago and Member of Parliament

William Young


  • A Journal of a Summer's Excursion by the Road of Montecasino to Naples (1774)
  • The Spirit of Athens, being a Political and Philosophical Investigation of the History of that Republic (1777)
  • Observations Preliminary to a Proposed Amendment of the Poor Laws (1788)
  • A Tour through the Windward Islands (1791)
  • The Rights of Englishmen, or the British Constitution of Government compared with that of a Democratic Republic (1793)
  • An Account of the Black Charaibs in the Island of St. Vincent (1795)
  • Considerations on Poorhouses and Workhouses: their Pernicious Tendency (1796)
  • Instructions for the Armed Yeomanry (1797)
  • Corn Trade: an Examination of certain Commercial Principles in their Application to Agriculture and the Corn Trade, in the Fourth Book of Mr. Adam Smith's “Wealth of Nations.” With Proposals for the Revival of the Statutes against Forestalling (1800)
  • The West Indian Commonplace Book (1807)
  • A few Poems written at different Periods of my Life [1814], privately printed.

As editorEdit

  • An Historical Survey of the Island of Saint Domingo (1801), by Bryan Edwards
  • Journal of Samuel Holmes during Lord Macartney's Embassy to China and Tartary (1798)
  • Journal of F[riedrich Conrad] Hornemann's Travels from Cairo to Mourzouk, the Capital of the Kingdom of Fezzan (1802)

Works about YoungEdit


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