Born on 25 Nov 1785, Eleanore was baptised on 27 Dec 1787, the daughter of Catherine Drysdale, a free negro woman and Dr John Drysdale (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-13845-18027-23?cc=1827268). Eleanore's mother Catherine Drysdale was baptised at about the age of 25 on Oct 25 1784 along with Eleanore's sister (also daughter of Dr Dryslade) who was 7 yrs old at the time. (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-13845-18053-23?cc=1827268)Dr John Drysdale was originally from Scotland and was a member of the Society of Physicians in Edinburgh. He was married to Ann Drysdale whose brother was Robert Drysdale, Town Clerk of Kirkcaldy. Dr Drysdale and his wife Ann had a daughter also named Ann. It appears that Dr. Drysdale returned to Scotland with his wife and children before his death on 1 April 1790 in Kirkaldy, Scotland, leaving his illegitimate family behind in Jamaica. During his time in Jamaica Dr Drysdale was a Surgeon in Kingston and held the position of workhouse and hospital surgeon from about 1782 to 1787.