Fraser/[Dewar of Lassoddie], Henry


M.D. 3.12.1804 on testimonials signed by William Woodville, Physician to the Smallpox and Inoculation hospital and William Babington, Physician to Guy’s hospital, London. Also James Sims, London.


Perhaps the Henry Fraser, M.D., born 19.10.1771 son of Rev. John Fraser M.A., Secession minister at Auchtermuchty and Magdalen Erskine. [Minister]


Afterwards Dewar of Lassoddie when he in 1797 inherited the estate through his mother and changed his name. [Landowner]

Possibly apprenticed 1798 to Charles Heynes, surgeon, Chipping Norton, Oxford and may be the Dr. Henry of Bath, who married 9.4.1817 Miss Bishopp of Greys Wood, Surrey. [Surgeon, doctor]

Burgher minister at Saltcoats 1796-1797 (renounced ministry and took up medicine). [Minister]

Said to have been a short time assistant surgeon in the army. [Doctor].

Settled in Edinburgh as a lecturer on medical and scientific subjects. [University lecturer]


Died 19.1.1823 aged 51.


  • P.J. Wallis and R.V. Wallis, Eighteenth Century Medics (Newcastle, 1988)
  • Gentleman's Magazine 1917
  • Decenniel indexes to the services of heirs in Scotland 1700-1859
  • R. Small, History of the congregations of the United Presbyterian Church 1733-1900. 2v. (Edinburgh, 1904)