Elizabeth Lawrence Hay (née Allen)

???? - 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for most of the enslaved people on the Pitfour estate in St James Jamaica. The compensation for the remainder of the enslaved people on the estate was awarded to her daughter, Susannah Lawrence Crang (q.v.).

  1. Widow of Alexander Balcarres Hay. She was in Jamaica at the time of the 1817 slave registration but an absentee by 1832. Death of Elizabeth Laurence [sic] Hay registered Bristol Q1 1847. Will of Elizabeth Lawrence Hay, widow of St Augustine the Less Bristol proved 28/01/1847. In it she left her real estate in Jamaica to her grandson Findlater Crang and her personalty among her 8 grandchildren (including Findlater Crang).

  2. Elizabeth Lawrence Allen married Alexander Balcarres Hay 18/06/1782 in St James, Jamaica. Elizabeth Ogilvie Hay baptised in St James 1783 and buried there in January 1792. Another Elizabeth Ogilvie Hay with the same parents was baptised in St James in May 1792. Alexander was buried in St James in 1807.


T71/873 St James no. 158 Elizabeth Lawrence Hay Guernsey owner-in-fee. T71/1593 p216 17/06/1836: letter to Mrs E.L. Hay, 7 Dowry Square, Hotwells Bristol: explaining her comp. T71/1592 letter p 214 24/08/1835 and p 286 13/10/1835 to Mrs Elizabeth Hay, Mount Row, Guernsey re this claim. Letter T71/1608 letter from Elizabeth Lawrence Hay received 17/06/1836: 'In the return...the amount of their value was £2155 - for which I have only received £833 16s 4d. Since my return to England from Guernsey, I have enquired of many of my friends and find their compensation has been far higher in proportion than mine. On it depends the chief part of my support.'

  1. Ancestry.com, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line] St James 1817 and 1832; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; PROB 11/2048.

  2. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

Further Information

Maiden Name
Alexanderr Balcarres Hay
Elizabeth Ogilvie (1783-1792), Elizabeth Ogilvie (1792-)

Associated Claims (1)

£814 11s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1826 [EA] - → Administratrix
1811 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Wife → Husband

Addresses (2)

Guernsey, Channel Islands
Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England