Elizabeth Baillie Dallas

12th Jul 1804 - 17th Sep 1870

Claimant or beneficiary


Claimed the compensation for Harvey Vale and Breteche estates on Grenada as devisee in trust and probably widow of John Dallas (q.v.), who had died in 1832.

  1. Although the ODNB says of the journalist Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1828-1879) that he was the 'elder son of John Dallas of Jamaica, a physician and planter of Scottish parentage, and his wife, Elizabeth Baillie, daughter of the Revd Angus McIntosh of Tain, and sister of the Revd Caldor McIntosh, [and] was born in Jamaica', and although Sweetland was the name of a Jamaican slave-owner (Thomas Sweetland, q.v.), it appears possible that Eneas Sweetland Dallas was in fact the son of John and Eliza Bailie Dallas who were of Grenada in the early 1830s. The ODNB entry shows Eneas Sweetland Dallas as having been brought to England [sic] at the age of 4 ('and educated at Edinburgh University'), which would have coincided with the death of John Dallas of Grenada. In the 1851 and 1861 censuses, Eneas Dallas is shown as born 'West Indies' rather than specifically 'Jamaica'.

  2. Rev. Angus McIntosh of Tain married Miss Ann Calder in the parish of Urquhart and Logie Wester in Scotland in 1800. Their daughter, Elizabeth Baillie McIntosh, was born 12/07/1804 and baptised 22/07/1804 in Tain. Elizabeth Baillie McIntosh married John Dallas of Carriacou in Tain, Scotland, in 1826. Eliza B. Dallas by 1861 was shown living at 15 Bath Street Duddingston Midlothian as a lodger aged 55 born Tain Rosshire 'fundholder', together with Anne Dallas aged 25 [sic] born West Indies (in 1871 Anne Dallas aged 40 was living, 'cousin', with Marjory L. Dallas and Sarah Dallas at 4 Middleby St, Edinburgh). Elizabeth Baillie Dallas, widow of John Dallas, Planter, West Indies, died at Marival Cottage, paish of Kirknewton, 17/09/1870 age 66 years. Her parents were named as Angus Mackintosh, Minister of Tain and Ann Calder Mackintosh. The informant was [inital unclear] Dallas, son, of West Molesey, Surrey.


  1. G. C. Boase, ‘Dallas, Eneas Sweetland (1828–1879)’, rev. Roger T. Stearn, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/7034, accessed 31 Jan 2014]; 1851 census online (where he is indexed as Enear Dallas and his birthplace is mistranscribed as Suffolk because of a misalignment in the underlying original record).

  2. GROS OPR Marriages 84/20 84 Urquhart and Logie Wester; GROS OPR Births 82/10 324 Tain; email from Andrew Marshall 06/09/2017 sourced to Caledonian Mercury 09/02/1826 p. 3; 1861 census online; 1861 and 1871 Scotland censuses online; GROS Deaths 1870 690 34.

We are grateful to Andrew Marshall for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Eliza Baillie Dallas
John Dallas

Associated Claims (2)

£3,141 15s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,925 18s 3d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Executrix
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Executrix

Relationships (1)

Wife → Husband

Addresses (2)

Tain, Ross-shire, Highlands & Islands, Scotland
15 Bath Street, Duddingston, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Central Scotland, Scotland