Elizabeth Baldie

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Elizabeth Baldie, "free woman of colour", in a long-term relationship with Andrew Reddie with whom she had seven children. In his will, written in 1815 and sworn in Jamaica in 1820, Reddie stated that he had previously conveyed Redbrook in Hanover to Baldie "in the perfect confidence that she will bequeath the same to her children." He named their children as Margaret, Anna, George, Elizabeth, Catherine, Isabella and Mary.

  2. Margaret Reddie, Anna Reddie, George Reddie and Elizabeth Reddie were baptised in Hanover 30/11/1808. Their mother may be the Elizabeth (with no surname given) baptised on the same day, the preceeding entry. Catharine and Isabella Reddie, "quadroons", baptised in Hanover 11/09/1811. Mary Reddie, daughter of Andrew Reddie Esquire by Elizabeth Baldie, was baptised in Hanover 20/02/1816.

  3. Elizabeth Baldie, age 50, "quadroon", was living in Lucea in the Hanover census of 1823 with George Reddie, age 19, "quadroon", Catherine Reddie, age 15, "quadroon" and Isabella Reddie, age 13, "quadroon".


  1. PROB 11/1667/157.

  2. Familysearch.org, unindexed Jamaican parish registers, Hanover, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1725-1839, pp. 128, 132, 153.

  3. Hanover census of 1823 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Cen23ha2.htm.

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

[With Andrew Reddie] Margaret, Anna, George, Elizabeth, Catherine, Isabella, Mary

Associated Claims (1)

£425 14s 4d

Associated Estates (1)

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
1815 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Extra-marital relationships
Mother → Natural Daughter
Mother → Natural Daughter
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law