Born Elizabeth Frances Molison, she was the grand-daughter of William Baxter and an heiress. In 1860 she married William (later Sir William) Ogilvy. He became a partner, and then, in 1872, chairman of Baxters, the biggest textile firm in Dundee. When her mother died they moved to Errol Park, where he died in 1913. The family put plumbing into Errol village. Elizabeth was involved in the Girls’ Industrial School, serving as secretary to the ladies’ committee for 30 years and helping to fund the new Balgay building; she was Hon Vice President of the YWCA, largely responsible for the Welcome Hall for mill girls in Long Wynd. She gave money for a new building for the Institution for the Blind.  Other of her concerns were the YW restaurant, a boarding house for businesswomen and a convalescence home for girls in Aberfeldy. When not involved in good works she showed herself to be very keen on Highland cattle, and beat King George for the Smithfield championship. Of course she possessed vast wealth, but she was said to have “led a quiet, simple and helpful life”.