Elizabeth Dundas

Other names: 
Elizabeth Dalrymple, Countess Dowager of Stair
Died 25 May 1731

Elizabeth Dundas was an heiress, daughter of Sir John Dundas of Newliston and Agnes Gray.

Around 1688 she married John Dalyrimple,1st Earl of Stair (born 1648, died 8 January 1707). They had 6 sons and 4 daughters, only 3 sons and a daughter reaching adulthood {John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair (baptised 02 August 1673, died 1747), William Dalrymple (baptised 11 October 1678, died 3 December 1744), Hon George Dalrymple of Dalmahoy (baptised 10 March 1680, died 29 July 1745) and Lady Margaret Dalrymple (baptised 25 August 1684, died 3 April 1779)}.

After John's death Elizabeth, Countess Dowager of Stair, acquired the house in Lady Gray's Close, Edinburgh, built and owned by her Grandparents (Sir William Gray and Lady Egidia Gray) and known as Lady Gray's House. They were renamed Lady Stair's Close and House respectively - now the Scottish Writer's Museum.

Elizabeth died in 1731

Stair, Earl of (S, 1703)
The Peerage Research Trust Website
Edinburgh, 477 Lawnmarket, 2 Lady Stair's Close
Scotlands Places Website
Writers' Museum from Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh
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