Edward Keate Lidderdale was the the youngest and fifth son of John of St. Petersburg. He was so full of promise that his brothers, William and Francis, though beginning their careers, and none too well off, helped to send him to Cambridge. He entered Peterhouse, being admitted as a pensioner (that is a commoner) on the 13 April 1861. The next year he was made a scholar (Gibson Scholar), but the only degree which he seems to have taken is that of LL.B., which he took in 1865.
He entered the Indian Civil Service but, unfortunately, died in India early in his career.
• Lidderdale, Robert Halliday, An Account of the Lowland Scots Family of Lidderdale, 1950.
• Lidderdale, Halliday Adair, The Descendants of John Lidderdale 1783-1845, 1988, unpublished manuscript.
Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900:
Adm. pens. at PETERHOUSE, Apr. 13, 1861. S. of John, Esq., of St Petersburgh. Matric. Michs. 1861; Gisborne Scholar, 1862; LL.B. 1865.