Elizabeth Dalzell

The descendant of a Jacobite and mother of a Bishop of Bombay.

Glenae, Dumfries
Robert Dazell of Glenae, advocate, 1755-1808. She was his second daughter. Her great-grandfather was Robert Dalzell, sixth Earl of Carnwath, who in October 1715 was involved in a Jacobite attempt to seize the Marquess of Annandale. He was committed to the Tower and pleaded guilty, sentenced to death, and his honours and estate forfeited- but he was pardoned. His estates were bought back in 1735. He had four wives, of whom Grizel Urquhart of Newhall was Elizabeth's great-grandmother.
Anne Armstrong of Kirtleton, m.1783, d.1797 (3)
Chapel connection
1813 (baptism)
Married on
Henry Alexander Douglas
William Henry (1813), Robert Johnstone-Douglas (1814) m. daughter of the Marquess of Queensberry, Henry Alexander (1821) who became Bishop of Bombay (4), Edward Octavius of Kilchassie (1830).


  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1818
  3. The Faculty of Advocates in Scotland 1532-1943, with genealogical notes, ed Sir Francis J Grant (Edinburgh: Faculty of Advocates, 1944)
  4. William Wells Gardener, Sermons delivered by the Right Rev. Henry Alexander Douglas, Bishop of Bombay (London, 1875).
  5. Peter Beauclerk Dewar, Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain: The Kingdom in Scotland 19th edition (Burke's Peerage and Gentry, London 2001) p.301

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