1830–1869

Introduction

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Born: June 18, 1830, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 19, 1869, Bridg­end House, near Mel­rose, Rox­burg­hshire, Scot­land.

Buried: St. Cuth­bert’s, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

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Biography

Elizabeth was the third daugh­ter of An­drew Cle­phane, sher­iff of Fife and Kin­ross.

She lived most of her life in Mel­rose, Scot­land, about 30 miles south­east of Ed­in­burgh. She spent most of her mo­ney on char­i­ta­ble caus­es, and was known lo­cal­ly as The Sun­beam.

Clep­hane’s hymns ap­peared post­hu­mous­ly, al­most all for the first time, in the Fa­mi­ly Trea­su­ry (1872), un­der the gen­er­al ti­tle of Breath­ings on the Bor­der.

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