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Elizabeth Drysdale, Lady Drysdale


Daughter of John Pew of Hilltown, Kirkcudbrightshire. Married William Copland of Colliston, Dumfries, in 1807; widowed, 1808. Married Sir William Drysdale (1781–1847), for many years treasurer of the city of Edinburgh, in 1820. Mother of John James Drysdale, a leading homeopathic doctor. Mother-in-law of the hydropathic specialist Edward Wickstead Lane.


Emma Darwin (1904), 2: 184

Modern English biography s.v. Drysdale, John James

Scotland old parish registers marriages 821 50 174 Dumfries, 685/1 540 362 Edinburgh [(, accessed 15 January 2018)