1784 - Born at Keir, near Dalswinton, Dumfriesshire on the 7th of December.
1807 - He was apprenticed to a stonemason, but gave his leisure to reading and writing imitations of old Scottish ballads. Cunningham contributed some songs to Roche's Literary Recreations.
1809 - He collected old ballads for Robert Hartley Cromek's Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song.
1810 - Cunningham went to London.
1814 - He worked as a parliamentary reporter and journalist.
1841 - He became clerk of the works in the studio of the sculptor, Francis Chantrey.
1842 - Died on the 30th of October.
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