Drysdale, Cathcart


Student United College 1814-1815 Lat. Jun.; Gk. Jun. 1815-1816 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Log. 1816-1817 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Math. Jun.; Ethics. 1817-1818 Lat. Prov.; Physics. (Ternar).

Half seat, 1816.

Student St Mary’s College 1818-1822. Part bursary, 1818, 1819, 1821.


Born 27.3.1798 son of William Drysdale, tailor, Alva and Elizabeth Dempster.


Licensed in Established Church.

Preacher at Pitscottie whose wife, the widow of Mr Robert Low, uncle of the wife of George Buist, Law Park, St Andrews, left him.

Deprived of licence by Cupar presbytery 7.10.1835. Confirmed by Synod 13.10.1835 and by General Assembly 1836.


  • UYUC400:5.11.1816
  • UYSM310
  • UYSM400/3/339, 345, 357
  • Births Reg. Alva
  • Edinburgh, New College CHA 4.88.46