's father, William Fordyce
, was the son of a successful merchant later convicted of kidnapping. The son became a physician and served as an army surgeon (with the rank of captain) and later...
Family and Intimate relationships
Elizabeth Isabella Spence
's uncles, her mother's brothers, included David Fordyce
, an academic and early Scottish Enlightenment figure (who died before she was born), Rev Dr James Fordyce
, author of the notorious Sermons to Young...