The Anderson Collection

 

Lady Naesmyth

c.1762 - 1807

Eleanor, 2nd daughter of John Murray of Philiphaugh MP.

When a child, Eleanor was saved from the flames of Hangingshaw castle, on its accidentally catching fire, by being let down in a basket through a window. (Source: ElectricScotland.com)
The castle was 'burnt by fire' in 1766 (Source: Historic-Scotland.gov.uk)

married (contract dated 31 January, 1785) Sir James Naesmyth 3rd Bt. (- 4 December 1829)

Niece of "Peggy" Murray

Artist: After Raeburn