Elizabeth Virgo Riall (née Scarlett)

1795 - 4th Jan 1869

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded, together with her husband Sir Phineas Riall (q.v.) in right of his wife, the compensation for enslaved people 'hired upon Peru Estate' in Trelawny, with her sister Mary James Scarlett as heiress of Elizabeth V Scarlett.

  1. The daughter of Elizabeth Virgo Scarlett (d. 1821), who owned and ran Thicketts Estate, Peru and Green Vale in Jamaica after the death of her husband James in 1798, and whose papers are in the archives of the University of Hull.

  2. Death of Elizabeth Riall aged 74 registered Tadcaster Q1 1869. Will of Dame Elizabeth Virgo Scarlett formerly of Eaton Place Pimlio but late of Hazelwood Tadcaster Yorkshire who died 04/01/1869 proved 29/01/1869 effects under £14,000.


T71/874 Trelawny no. 406.

  1. http://www.hull.ac.uk/arc/collection/womensstudies/scarlett [accessed 07/05/2012]; Elizabeth Virgo and Mary James Scarlett are identified as the daughters of Elizabeth Virgo Scarlett the elder in the Privy Council Papers online, Case number: 1792_193, http://www.privycouncilpapers.org/privy-council-papers/9255 [accessed 07/05/2012].

  2. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1869.

We are grateful to Robert Lancashire for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Elizabeth V. Rial (
Lt. Gen. Phineas Riall
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£1,074 1s 4d

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1798 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Heir
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner

Her husband was shown as joint-owner in right of his wife 1823-1826

1798 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Heir

Relationships (4)

Wife → Husband
Daughter → Mother
Daughter → Father

Addresses (1)

Brunswick House Hotel, 13 Princes Street, Hanover Square, London, Middlesex, London, England