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Darwin Correspondence Project

Elizabeth Darwin


Née Collier. Illegitimate daughter of Charles Colyear, the second earl of Portmore. Married Edward Sacheverel Pole (d. 1780) in 1769. Became Erasmus Darwin’s second wife in 1781.


Darwin pedigree

England, select marriages, 1538–1973 (, accessed 8 December 2015)


Darwin pedigree: Pedigree of the family of Darwin. Compiled by H. Farnham Burke. N.p.: privately printed. 1888. [Reprinted in facsimile in Darwin pedigrees, by Richard Broke Freeman. London: printed for the author. 1984.]