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Erroll, Earl of (S, 1452)

 

Creation: let. pat. 12 Jun 1452

 

Family name: Hay

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Arms:

Argent three Inescutcheons Gules;  behind the shield in saltire two Batons Argent tipped Or (for Lord High Constable of Scotland)

Crest:

Issuing out of a Ducal Coronet a Falcon volant proper armed jessed and belled Or

Supporters:

On either side a Savage wreathed about the middle with Laurel, bearing on his exterior shoulder an Ox Yoke proper Bows Gules

Motto:

Serva Jugum (Maintain the yoke)

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William [Hay], 1st Lord Hay later 1st Earl of Erroll

son and heir of Gilbert Hay, Yr of Erroll (by his wife Alice Hay, dau. of Sir William Hay of Yester), son of Sir William Hay, 8th Feudal Baron of Erroll, Constable of Scotland, by his wife Margaret Gray, dau. of Sir Patrick Gray of Broxmouth

born

mar.

bef. 17 Mar 1449/50 Lady Beatrix Douglas (mar. (2) bef. 12 Oct 1463 Arthur Forbes; d. after 1490), 2nd dau. of James [Douglas], 7th Earl of Douglas and 1st Earl of Avondale, by his wife and great-niece Lady Beatrix Sinclair, only dau. of Henry [Sinclair], 2nd Earl of Orkney, by his wife Egidia Douglas, dau. and hrss. of Sir William Douglas of Nithsdale (by his wife Lady Egidia Stewart, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Robert II, King of Scotland), illegit. son of Archibald [Douglas], 3rd Earl of Douglas

children

1. Sir Nicholas Hay, later 2nd Earl of Erroll

2. Sir William Hay, later 3rd Earl of Erroll

3. Gilbert Hay (d. after 1460)

1. Lady Elizabeth Hay (d. aft. 27 Jun 1509), mar. (1) Aug 1471 as his third wife George [Gordon], 2nd Earl of Huntly, and (2) as his fourth wife Andrew [Gray], 2nd Lord Gray

2. Lady Margaret Hay, mar. (1) c. 1470 Alexander Fraser, 4th of Philorth, (2) after 1486 Sir Gilbert Keith of Inverugie, and (3) Jan 1499/1500 as his second wife Sir Robert Douglas of Lochleven, and had issue by her first and third husbands

3. Lady Isabel Hay, mar. bef. 20 May 1472 as his first wife Laurence [Oliphant], 1st Lord Oliphant, and had issue

died

after 15 Nov 1461

created

bef. 17 Mar 1449/50 Lord Hay

12 Jun 1452 Earl of Erroll

suc. by

son

 

Nicholas [Hay], 2nd Earl of Erroll

born

mar.

after 15 Nov 1461 but bef. 31 Jan 1466/7 Lady Elizabeth Gordon (mar. (2) bef. 12 Jul 1471 as his second wife John [Kennedy], 2nd Lord Kennedy; d. 17 Apr 1500), dau. of Alexander [Seton later Gordon], 1st Earl of Huntly, by his second wife Elizabeth Crichton, 1st dau. of William [Crichton], 1st Lord Crichton

died

s.p. 1470

suc. by

brother

 

William [Hay], 3rd Earl of Erroll, PC

born

mar. (1)

Lady Isabel Gordon, 2nd dau. of George [Gordon], 2nd Earl of Huntly, by his second wife the Princess Annabella, 6th dau. of James I, King of Scotland

children by first wife

1. Sir William Hay, later 4th Earl of Erroll

2. Thomas Hay of Logie, killed at the Battle of Flodden (d. 9 Sep 1513), mar. 1493 Margaret Logie (mar. (2) Robert Murray), dau. of Lyon Logie of that Ilk, and had issue:

1a. George Hay, later 7th Earl of Erroll

1a. Beatrix Hay, mar. bef. 30 Mar 1522 Walter Bonar of Keltie

3. John Hay

1. Beatrix Hay (d. bef. 1505), mar. ? after 12 Oct 1501 Alexander Keith, 1st son of Sir William Keith of Inverugie

mar. (2)

after 14 Oct 1485 Lady Elizabeth Leslie (mar. (2) Sir William Edmondston of Duntreath; d. between 17 May 1509 and Aug 1511), 1st dau. of George [Leslie], 1st Earl of Rothes, by his second wife Christian Halyburton, only dau. by his second wife of Sir Walter Halyburton of Dirletoun

children by second wife

4. John Hay (dsp.), mar. Elizabeth Bunch (d. after 1562)

5. William Hay of Lesk (dspm. after 18 Nov 1540), mar. Barbara Gordon, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Hay (d. after 24 Jan 1510/1), mar. bef. 6 Nov 1500 as his first wife David [Lindsay], 8th Earl of Crawford, and had issue

died

14 Jan 1506/7

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Privy Councillor to King James III of Scotland; Commissioner to treat with the English 1472

 

William [Hay], 4th Earl of Erroll

born

mar. (1)

after 24 Apr 1492 Christian Lyon (d. after 21 Aug 1508), 3rd dau. of John [Lyon], 3rd Lord Glamis, by his wife Elizabeth Scrymgeour, dau. of Sir John Scrymgeour of Dudhope

children by first wife

1. Sir William Hay, later 5th Earl of Erroll

1. Lady Elizabeth Hay (d. Oct 1574), mar. bef. 23 Jul 1512 William [Abernethy], 5th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, and had issue

2. Lady Isabel Hay, mar. after 18 Jul 1522 William Forbes of Tolquhon

mar. (2)

before 17 May 1509 Margaret Sandlilands (widow of Sir James Sandlilands of Calder; d. bef. 9 Jul 1532), only dau. of Andrew Kerr of Altonburn and Cessford, by his first wife ..... Douglas, dau. of William Douglas of Cavers

died

9 Sep 1513

suc. by

son by first wife

note

granted the Sheriffdom of Aberdeen 1510/1

 

William [Hay], 5th Earl of Erroll, PC

born

c. 1495

mar.

bef. 1520 Hon Elizabeth Ruthven (mar. (2) after 12 Dec 1523 Ninian [Ross], 2nd Lord Ross of Halkhead; d. bef. 9 Dec 1529), only dau. of William [Ruthven], 1st Lord Ruthven, by his second wife Hon Christian Forbes, only dau. of William [Forbes], 3rd Lord Forbes

children

1. Hon William Hay, later 6th Earl of Erroll

died

28 Jul 1522

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor to King James V; a Commissioner to France 1515 and to England 1516

 

William [Hay], 6th Earl of Erroll

born

c.1521

mar.

Lady Helen Stuart (mar. (2) bef. 6 Aug 1548 as his second wife John [Gordon], 11th Earl of Sutherland;  d. bef. 25 Nov 1564), only dau. of John [Stuart], 3rd or 12th Earl of Lennox, by his wife Lady Ann Stewart, 7th dau. by his second wife of John [Stewart], 1st Earl of Atholl

only child

1. Lady Jean Hay (b. 1540; d. Aug 1570), mar. as his first wife her cousin Andrew [Hay], 8th Earl of Erroll, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 11 Apr 1541

suc. by

cousin

 

George [Hay], 7th Earl of Erroll

born

mar. (1)

bef. 25 Oct 1542 Margaret Innes (widow of Thomas Innes of Elrick), dau. of Alexander Robertson of Struan, 5th Chief of Clan Donnachaidh, by his wife Lady Isabel Stewart, 6th dau. of John [Stewart], 1st Earl of Atholl

children by first wife

1. Hon Andrew Hay, later 8th Earl of Erroll

2. Hon John Hay of Muchalls (d. May 1579), mar. Elizabeth Butter (mar. (2) Hugh Maxwell of Tealing), dau. of John Butter of Gormock, and had issue

3. Hon Laurence Hay, imprisoned his brother Andrew in Slains Castle 1576

4. Hon George Hay of Ardlethan, mar. Marjorie Keith, and had issue

5. Rev Thomas Hay, Parson of Turriff

6. Hon Alexander Hay (d. after 16 Jan 1601)

1. Lady Elizabeth Hay, mar. after 13 Jan 1543/4 Hon William Keith, Master of Marischal, styled Lord Keith (dvp. 9 Aug 1580), 1st son and heir ap. of William [Keith], 3rd Earl Marischal, by his wife Margaret Keith, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Keith, Yr. of Inverugie (by his wife Hon Janet Gray, 4th dau. of Andrew [Gray], 2nd Lord Gray), son and heir ap. of Sir William Keith of Inverugie, and had issue

2. Lady Margaret Hay (d. betw. 21 Nov 1587 and 9 Feb 1593/4), mar. after 11 May 1551 Laurence [Oliphant], 4th Lord Oliphant, and had issue

3. Lady Beatrix Hay, mar. William Hay of Delgaty, and had issue

mar. (2)

after 12 Jun 1561 Helen Bruce (mar. (2) after 4 Nov 1575 Patrick Cheyne of Esselmont; d. Feb 1608), dau. of Walter Bruce of Pitcullen

children by second wife

4. Lady Eupheme Hay (dvp. young)

5. Lady Isabel Hay (dsp.), mar. (1) (div. 1597/8) Sir John Leslie of Balquhain, and (2) as his second wife James [Balfour], 1st Lord Balfour of Glenawley

died

30 Jan 1573/4

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Andrew [Hay], 8th Earl of Erroll

born

mar. (1)

his cousin Lady Jean Hay (d. Aug 1570), only child of William [Hay], 6th Earl of Erroll, by his wife Lady Helen Stewart, only dau. of John [Stewart], 3rd Earl of Lennox

children by first wife

1. Hon Alexander Hay, Master of Erroll, styled Lord Hay, a deaf mute, he was set aside from succeeding to the Earldom of Erroll by Act of Parliament; recognised as being insane by 1596

2. Hon Francis Hay, later 9th Earl of Erroll

3. Hon Thomas Hay, also a deaf mute (d. after 1610)

1. Lady Helen Hay, mar. after 26 Jan 1583/4 Alexander [Livingston], 1st Earl of Linlithgow, and had issue

mar. (2)

after 20 Sep 1581 Lady Agnes Sinclair (mar. (2) after 1588 Hon Alexander Gordon of Strathdon, son of George [Gordon], 5th Earl of Huntly; d. 6 Nov 1619), dau. of George [Sinclair], 4th Earl of Caithness, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Graham, 2nd dau. of William [Graham], 2nd Earl of Montrose

children by second wife

4. Hon George Hay of Keillour, mar. Isabel Hay (widow of Patrick Hay of Megginch), dau. of Patrick Cheyne of Esselmont, and had issue:

1a. Sir Andrew Hay of Keillour (d. c. 1672), mar. Margaret Kinnaird, sister of George [Kinnaird], 1st Lord Kinnaird, and dau. of Patrick Kinnaird of Inchture, by his wife Eupheme Gray, dau. of Gilbert Gray of Bandirran, and had issue:

1b. John Hay, later 12th Earl of Erroll

1b. Jean Hay, mar. after 10 Oct 1665 James Hay of Pitfour

2a. John Hay, burgess of Linlithgow, Stirling, Perth, Edinburgh and Banff (d. bef. 1691), mar. 5 Nov 1660 Elizabeth Erskine, and had issue

3a. Col James Hay

1a. Anne Hay, mar. (1) after 8 Feb 1636 William Moray of Abercairny, and (2) after 11 Feb 1645 as his second wife Sir James Drummond of Machany (d. 1675), 1st son and heir of Col Hon Sir James Drummond of Machany (by wife Catherine Hamilton, 1st dau. of Sir John Hamilton of Leitrick), 2nd son of James [Drummond], 1st Lord Maderty, and had issue by both husbands

5. Hon William Hay of Fetterletter, mar. (1) Lilias Gordon, dau. of Sir George Gordon of Gight, and (2) as her third husband Marie Urquhart (widow of (1) Alexander Douglas, Bishop of Moray, and (2) John Urquhart of Laithers and Craigfintry), sister of Sir Robert Innes of that Ilk, 1st Bt., and 2nd dau. of Robert Innes, 19th of that Ilk, by his wife Hon Elisabeth Elphinstone, 3rd dau. of Robert [Elphinstone], 3rd Lord Elphinstone

2. Lady Margaret Hay (d. unm.)

died

8 Oct 1585

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Francis [Hay], 9th Earl of Erroll

bapt.

30 Apr 1564

mar. (1)

after 22 Apr 1584 Lady Margaret Stewart (b. betw. 21 Jan and 18 Apr 1570; dsp. bef. 3 Aug 1586), 3rd dau. of James [Stewart], 1st Earl of Moray, by his wife Lady Ann Keith, 1st dau. of William [Keith], 3rd Earl Marischal

mar. (2)

after 17/27 Jan 1586/7 Lady Mary Stewart (dsp. after 12 Apr 1588), 3rd dau. of John [Stewart], 4th Earl of Atholl, by his second wife Hon Margaret Fleming, 3rd dau. of Malcolm [Fleming], 3rd Lord Fleming

mar. (3)

bef. 10 Jul 1590 Lady Elizabeth Douglas, 6th dau. of William [Douglas], 6th Earl of Morton, by his wife Lady Agnes Leslie, 1st dau. by his third wife of George [Leslie], 4th Earl of Rothes

children by third wife

1. Hon William Hay, later 10th Earl of Erroll

2. Hon George Hay of Muiresk (dvp. bef. 1629)

3. Hon Francis Hay of Turriff (b. c. 1598; dsp. Dec 1632)

4. Hon Thomas Hay, living 1631

5. Hon Lewis Hay (d. young)

1. Lady Anne Hay (d. bef. 13 Feb 1624/5), mar. 26 Apr 1609 as his first wife George [Seton], 3rd Earl of Winton, and had issue

2. Lady Jean Hay (d. 24 May 1668), mar. 6 Feb 1609/10 John [Erskine], 19th and de jure 3rd Earl of Mar, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Hay (d. 11 Apr 1631), mar. after 15 Oct 1618 Walter [Scott], 1st Earl of Buccleuch, and had issue

4. Lady Elizabeth Hay, mar. (1) after 27 Nov 1620 as his second wife Hugh [Sempill], 5th Lord Sempill, and (2) bef. 20 May 1643 as his second wife James [Douglas], 1st Lord Mordington, and had issue by her first husband

5. Lady Sophia Hay (dspm. 12 Mar 1642), mar. 1626 John [Gordon], 1st Viscount of Melgum, and had issue

6. Lady Margaret Hay, mar. 1642 Sir John Seton of Barns (d. Mar 1659)

7. Lady Isabel Hay (bapt. 11 Apr 1611; d. unm.)

8. Lady Helen Hay (b. c. 1615; dvp. 1625)

died

16 Jul 1631

suc. by

son by third wife

 

William [Hay], 10th Earl of Erroll

born

mar.

after 2 Sep 1618 Lady Anne Lyon (d. 8 Feb 1636/7), 1st dau. of Patrick [Lyon], 1st Earl of Kinghorne, by his wife Lady Anne Murray, 1st dau. of John [Murray], 1st Earl of Tullibardine

children

1. Hon Gilbert Hay, later 11th Earl of Erroll

1. Lady Margaret Hay (bur. 22 Apr 1695), mar. (1) 4 Feb 1637/8 Hon Harry Ker, styled Lord Ker (dspm. and vp. 1 Feb 1642/3), only child of Robert [Ker], 1st Earl of Roxburghe, by his second wife Hon Jean Drummond, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Patrick [Drummond], 3rd Lord Drummond, mar. (2) after 20 Feb 1643/4 as his second wife John [Kennedy], 6th Earl of Cassillis, and had issue by both husbands

died

7 Dec 1636

suc. by

son

 

Gilbert [Hay], 11th Earl of Erroll, PC

born

13 Jun 1631

mar.

7 Jan 1657/8 Lady Catherine Carnegie, Chief Governess to Prince James Francis, titular Prince of Wales, at the Court of St Germain (d. 3 Oct 1693), 2nd dau. of James [Carnegie], 2nd Earl of Southesk, by his first wife Lady Isabel Ker, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Robert [Ker], 1st Earl of Roxburghe

died

s.p. Mar 1673/4

suc. by

second cousin of the half blood

note

a Col of Horse 1648; Privy Councillor [S] 1660/1; in 1666 he obtained a regrant of his honours to him and the heirs male or female of his body, which failing to the heirs he should appoint, remainder to the heirs male and of tailzie and provision in the former limitations, remainder to his heirs male, and finally to the heirs whatsoever; on 16 Feb 1673/4 he nominated as his heir in the Earldom of Erroll his cousin Sir John Hay of Keillour and his heirs male, whom failing Sir John's heirs female, whom failing certain Tweeddale Hays

 

John [Hay], 12th Earl of Erroll

born

c. 1635

mar.

after 21 Oct 1674 Lady Anne Drummond (b. c. 4 Jan 1655/6; d. after 17 Nov 1707), only dau. of James [Drummond], 3rd Earl of Perth, by his wife Lady Ann Gordon, dau. of George [Gordon], 2nd Marquess of Huntly

children

1. Hon Charles Hay, later 13th Earl of Erroll

2. Hon James Hay (dsp.)

3. Hon Thomas Hay (bur. 4 Jan 1709)

1. Lady Mary Hay, later suo jure Countess of Erroll

2. Lady Margaret Hay, mar. after 20/31 May 1707 James [Livingston], 5th Earl of Linlithgow, and had issue:

1a. Hon James Livingston, styled Lord Livingston (b. 13 Nov 1710; dvp. 30 Apr 1715)

1a. Lady Anne Livingston (bapt. 18 Jan 1709; d. 16 Sep 1747), mar. 15 Jun 1724 William [Boyd], 4th Earl of Kilmarnock, and had issue:

1b. Hon William Boyd, styled Lord Boyd (b. 16 Mar 1725; dvp. bef. 10 Feb 1728)

2b. Hon James Boyd later Hay, styled Lord Boyd, later 15th Earl of Erroll

3b. Capt Hon Charles Boyd (d. 3 Aug 1782), mar. twice, and had issue

4b. Capt Hon William Boyd (d. Dec 1780)

died

30 Dec 1704

suc. by

son

note

Chancellor of King's College, Aberdeen 1699/1700-04

 

Charles [Hay], 13th Earl of Erroll

born

c. 1680

died

16 Oct 1717

suc. by

sister

note

opposed the Union between England and Scotland and signed a protest against it 1706/7; Chancellor of King's College, Aberdeen 1705-16; imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle on suspicion of treason, lived in exile on the Continent 1712-15

 

Lady Mary Hay, suo jure Countess of Erroll

born

mar.

bef. Aug 1722 Alexander Falconer later Hay of Delgaty (b. Jun 1682; d. Jul 1745), brother of David [Falconer], 5th Lord Falconer, and 2nd son of Sir David Falconer of Newton, Lord President of the Court of Session

died

s.p. 19 Aug 1758

suc. by

great-nephew

 

James [Boyd later Hay], 15th Earl of Erroll

born

20 Apr 1726

mar. (1)

15 Sep 1749 Rebecca Lockhart (dspm. 2 May 1761), dau. of Alexander Lockhart of Craighouse, a Lord of Session by the style Lord Covington

only child by first wife

1. Lady Mary Hay (b. 24 Jul 1754), mar. 5 Nov 1770 (div.) Gen John Scott of Balcomie MP (d. 7 Dec 1775), and had issue

mar. (2)

3 Aug 1762 Isabella Carr (b. 31 Mar 1742; d. 3 Nov 1808), 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Carr, of Etal, co. Northumberland

children by second wife

1. Hon George Hay, later 16th Earl of Erroll

2. Hon William Hay, later 17th Earl of Erroll

3. Hon James Hay, joined the naval service of the HEIC and was accidentally drowned (d. 26 May 1797)

2. Lady Charlotte Hay, became owner of the Etal estate on her brother succeeding to the Earldom of Erroll (b. 13 Jul 1763; d. 9 Feb 1800), mar. 18 May 1797 Rev William Holwell later Carr, Vicar of Menheniot, co. Cornwall, and had issue

3. Lady Isabella Anne Hay (b. 8 Feb 1765; d. 12 Nov 1793)

4. Lady Augusta Hay, succeeded on the death of her sister's only son to the Etal estate in 1806 (b. 25 Apr 1766; d. 23 Jul 1822), mar. 8 Mar 1788 as his first wife George [Boyle], 4th Earl of Glasgow, and had issue

5. Lady Harriet Jane Hay (b. 26 Jun 1768 ; d. 24 Sep 1812)

6. Lady Margaret Hay (b. 12 Dec 1769 ; d. 1832), mar. 6 Aug 1789 Charles Cameron, of London, banker, and had issue

7. Lady Maria Elizabeth Hay (b. 30 Apr 1771; d. 3 Jun 1804), mar. 29 Jun 1795 Rev George Moore, Rector of Wrotham, co. Kent, 1st son of Most Rev .... Moore DD, Archbishop of Canterbury, and had issue

8. Lady Frances Hay (b. 26 Jul 1773 ; d. 29 Aug 1806)

9. Lady Flaminia Hay (b. 24 Sep 1774; d. 1821), mar. 6 May 1809 Capt George James

10. Lady Jemima Hay (b. 18 Jul 1776)

died

3 Jul 1778

suc. by

son by second wife

note

allowed to succeed to his father's estates but not the Earldom of Kilmarnock, which had been forfeited when his father was executed for treason 18 Aug 1746; Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons 1751-52; a Lord of Police for Scotland 1770-78; a Representative Peer (Tory) for Scotland 1770-74

 

George [Hay], 16th Earl of Erroll

born

13 May 1767

mar.

25 Jan 1790 Elizabeth Jemima Blake (mar. (2) 12 Sep 1816 Rt Hon John Hookham Frere;  d. 17 Jan 1831), sister of Joseph Henry [Blake], 1st Baron Wallscourt, and dau. of Joseph Blake, of Ardfry, co. Galway, by his wife Honoria Daly, dau. of Dermot Daly

died

s.p. 14 Jun 1798

suc. by

brother

note

entered the Army as Cornet, 7th Dragoons 1780; Capt, 5th Dragoons 1786 and 58th Regiment of Foot 1792; Major, 78th Regiment of Foot 1793; Col, 1st Regiment of Foot 1795; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1796-98

 

William [Hay later Carr later Hay], 17th Earl of Erroll

born

12 Mar 1772

mar. (1)

9 Jan 1792 Jane Bell (b. c. 1770; dspm. 14 Apr 1793), 2nd dau. of Matthew Bell, of Woolsingham

only child by first wife

1. Lady Dulcibella Jane Hay (b. 21 Mar 1793; d. 10 Jan 1885), mar. 19 Dec 1821 Ven Charles Nourse Wodehouse, Archdeacon of Norwich (b. 8 Sep 1790; d. 17 Mar 1870), 2nd son of Rev Philip Wodehouse, Prebend of Norwich (by his wife Apollonia Nourse, dau. and cohrss. of John Nourse, of Woodeaton, co. Oxford), brother of John [Wodehouse], 1st Baron Woodhouse, and 2nd son of Sir Armine Woodhouse, 5th Bt. MP, and had issue

mar. (2)

3 Aug 1796 Alicia Eliot (d. 24 Apr 1812), 3rd dau. of Samuel Eliot, of Antigua, by his wife Alice Byam, dau. of Col William Byam, of Byams, Antigua

children by second wife

1. Hon James Carr, Master of Erroll, styled Lord Hay, Ensign 1st Foot Guards, killed at the Battle of Quatre Bras (b. 7 Jul 1797; dvp. 16 Jun 1815)

2. Hon William George Hay, later 18th Earl of Erroll

3. Capt Hon Samuel Hay (b. Jan 1807; dsp. 25 Nov 1847), mar. 2 Apr 1832 Louisa Pleydell-Bouverie (d. 18 Apr 1898), only dau. of Vice-Admiral Hon Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie (by his wife Louisa May, 2nd dau. of Joseph May, of Hale House, co. Hampshire), 2nd son of Jacob [Bouverie later Pleydell-Bouverie], 2nd Earl of Radnor, by his wife Hon Anne Duncombe, yst. dau. and eventually sole hrss. by his third wife of Anthony [Duncombe], 1st Baron Feversham

2. Lady Alicia Hay (b. 12 Dec 1798; dvp. 21 Jan 1799)

3. Lady Isabella Hay (b. 24 Feb 1800; d. 28 Jul 1868), mar. 14 Apr 1820 Lt Gen William Wemyss (b. 5 Sep 1790; d. 30 Nov 1852), 2nd son of Lt Gen William Wemyss of Wemyss MP, by his wife Frances Erskine, dau. of Sir William Erskine of Torrie, Bt., and had issue

4. Lady Harriet Jemima Hay (b. 9 Jan 1803; d. 8 Feb 1827), mar. 12 Dec 1822 Daniel Gurney, of North Runcton, co. Norfolk, High Sheriff of Norfolk 1853 (b. 1791; d. 14 Jun 1880), and had issue

5. Lady Caroline Augusta Hay (b. May 1805; d. 19 Aug 1877), mar. 18 Sep 1823 John Morant, of Brockenhurst. co. Hampshire (d. 5 May 1857), and had issue

6. Lady Emma Hay (b. 29 Jan 1809; d. 17 Jul 1841), mar. 8 Aug 1826 Rear-Admiral James Wemyss of Wemyss MP RN (b. 9 Jul 1789; d. 3 Apr 1854), 1st son of Lt Gen William Wemyss of Wemyss MP, by his wife Frances Erskine, dau. of Sir William Erskine of Torrie, Bt., and had issue

mar. (3)

14 Oct 1816 Harriet Somerville (b. 23 May 1786; d. 28 Jan 1864), sister of Mark [Somerville], 16th Lord Somerville, and 3rd dau. of Lieut Col Hon Hugh Somerville (by his second wife Mary Digby, 1st dau. of Hon Wriothesley Digby, of Meriden, co. Warwick), 2nd son of James [Somerville], 13th Lord Somerville

children by third wife

4. Rev Hon Somerville Hay (b. 20 Jul 1817; d. 25 Sep 1853), mar. 6 Jun 1843 Lady Alicia Diana Erskine (b. Feb 1822; mar. (2) 5 Jan 1858 Capt James Young, of Westbridge, Isle of Wight; d. 31 Oct 1891), 3rd dau. of Henry David [Erskine], 12th Earl of Buchan, by his first wife Elizabeth Cole Shipley, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Maj Gen Sir Charles Shipley, Governor of Grenada, and had issue

7. Lady Fanny Hay (b. 18 Aug 1818; d. 28 Aug 1853), mar. 2 Aug 1848 Rev Stephen Ralph Cartwright, Rector of Aynhoe, co. Northampton (d. 9 Aug 1862), and had issue

8. Lady Margaret Julia Hay (b. posthumously 31 Aug 1819; d. 31 Oct 1891), mar. 23 Sep 1846 Frederick Astell Lushington, of Rosiere, co. Hampshire (b. 1 Nov 1815; d. 18 Sep 1892), 6th son of Sir Henry Lushington, 2nd Bt., by his wife Fanny Maria Lewis, sister and cohrss. of Matthew Gregory Lewis MP, and 1st dau. of Matthew Lewis MP, Under-Secretary of State for War, and had issue

died

26 Jan 1819

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Knight Marischal of Scotland 1805-09; a Representative Peer for Scotland (Whig) 1806-07 and 1818-19; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1817-18

 

William George [Hay], 18th Earl of Erroll, KT GCH PC

born

21 Feb 1801

mar.

4 Dec 1820 Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence (b. 18 Jan 1801; d. 16 Jan 1856), illegit. dau. of King William IV by his mistress Dora Bland ("Mrs Jordan"), dau. of Francis Bland, of co. Kerry

children

1. Hon William Harry Hay, later 19th Earl of Erroll

1. Lady Ida Harriet Augusta Hay, a bridesmaid to her first cousin once removed Queen Victoria in 1840 (b. 29 Oct 1821; d. 22 Oct 1867), mar. 1 Nov 1841 Charles George [Noel], 2nd Earl of Gainsborough, and had issue

2. Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay (b. 12 May 1829; d. 18 Dec 1869), mar. 16 Mar 1846 James [Duff], 5th Earl Fife, and had issue

3. Lady Alice Mary Emily Hay (b. 7 Jul 1835; d. 7 Jun 1881), mar. 16 May 1874 Charles Edward Allen, self-styled Col Count Charles Edward d'Albanie (d. 24 Dec 1880), only son of Charles Allen, self-styled Charles Edward Stuart, Count d'Albanie, by his wife Anna Beresford, 1st dau. of Rt Hon John de la Poer Beresford (by his second wife Barbara Montgomery, 2nd dau. of Sir William Montgomery, 1st Bt.), brother of Charles de la Poer [Beresford], 1st Marquess of Waterford, and 2nd son of Marcus [Beresford], 1st Earl of Tyrone

died

19 Apr 1846

created

17 Jun 1831 Baron Kilmarnock, of Kilmarnock in the County of Ayr

suc. by

son

note

a Lord of the Bedchamber 1823-28; Master of the Horse to Queen Adelaide 1830-34; a Representative Peer for Scotland (Whig) 1823-31; GCH 1830; Privy Councillor 1831; Knight Marischal of Scotland 1832-46; Knight of the Thistle 1834; Master of the Buckhounds 1835-39; Lord Steward of the Household 1839-41; Lieutenant General of the Royal Archers Company; Rector of Marischal College, Aberdeen 1831-32; Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire 1836-46

 

William Harry [Hay], 19th Earl of Erroll

born

3 May 1823

mar.

20 Sep 1848 Eliza Amelia Gore VA, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Alexandra 1872 (b. 24 Feb 1829; d. 11 Mar 1916), 1st dau. of Gen Hon Sir Charles Gore GCB (by his wife Sarah Rachel Frazer, dau. of James Frazer, a member of the Council of Nova Scotia), 3rd son by his second wife of Arthur Saunders [Gore], 2nd Earl of Arran

children

1. Hon Charles Gore Hay, Master of Erroll, styled Lord Kilmarnock (b. 11 Oct 1850; dvp. 12 Oct 1850)

2. Hon Charles Gore Hay, later 20th Earl of Erroll

3. Capt Hon Arthur Hay CVO, served in Egypt 1882 and Burma 1887, Gentleman Usher 1896-1925 (b. 16 Sep 1855; d. 11 May 1932)

4. Hon Francis Hay, a Page of Honour (b. 14 Aug 1864; d. 24 Sep 1898)

1. Lady Florence Alice Hay (b. 28 May 1858; dvp. 15 May 1859)

2. Lady Cecilia Leila Hay (b. 4 Mar 1860; d. 7 Jan 1935), mar. 31 Oct 1883 Capt George Allan Webbe, of Errollston, Ascot, co. Berkshire (d. 19 Feb 1925)

3. Lady Florence Agnes Adelaide Hay (b. 31 May 1872; dsp. 16 Oct 1935), mar. 9 May 1895 Maj Henry Wolrige-Gordon (d. 9 Oct 1923)

died

3 Dec 1891

suc. by

son

note

a Page of Honour 1832-39; served in the Army 1841-60

 

Charles Gore [Hay], 20th Earl of Erroll, KT CB

born

7 Feb 1852

mar.

11 Aug 1875 Mary Caroline L'Estrange (b. May 1849; d. 12 Oct 1934), yst. dau. of Edmund L'Estrange, of Tynte Lodge, co. Leitrim, by his wife Lady Henrietta Susan Beresford Lumley (granted the precedence of the daughter of an Earl), sister of Richard George [Lumley], 9th Earl of Scarbrough, and 2nd dau. of Frederick Lumley later Lumley-Savile, of Tickhill Castle, co. York

children

1. Hon Victor Alexander Sereld Hay, later 21st Earl of Erroll

2. Cdr Hon Sereld Mordaunt Alan Josslyn Hay OBE RN (b. 25 Nov 1877; dsp. 12 Nov 1939), mar. 26 Apr 1915 Violet Spiller, 2nd dau. of Lt Col Duncan Chisholm Oliver Spiller, of Chelsea, London

3. Capt Hon Ivan Josslyn Lumley Hay MBE, a Page of Honour 1896-1901 (b. 31 Oct 1884; d. 6 Sep 1936), mar. 8 Nov 1921 Pamela Burroughes (d. 23 Nov 1977), dau. of Francis George Burroughes, of Blakeney Holt, co. Norfolk, and had issue

died

8 Jul 1927

suc. by

son

note

entered the Royal Horse Guards 1869; Lt Col 1887; Lt Col Commanding and Silver Stick in Waiting 1891-95; Col 1895; ADC to the Commander in Chief 1895; Brig Gen in South African War 1900-01; CB 1900; Assistant Adjutant General 1901; Knight of the Thistle 1901; a Lord in Waiting 1903-05

 

Victor Alexander Sereld [Hay], 21st Earl of Erroll, KCMG

born

17 Oct 1876

mar.

22 May 1900 Mary Lucy Victoria Makenzie (b. 18 Jun 1875; mar. (2) 27 June 1935 Maj James Frank Gresham;  d. 18 Jan 1957), only dau. of Sir Allan Russell Mackenzie of Glen Muick, 2nd Bt., by his wife Lucy Eleanora Davidson, dau. of Duncan Davidson of Tulloch

children

1. Hon Josslyn Victor Hay, later 22nd Earl of Erroll

2. Hon Gilbert Allan Rowland Hay later Boyd, later 6th Baron Kilmarnock

1. Lady Rosemary Constance Ferelinth Hay (b. 15 May 1904; d. 19 May 1944), mar. (1) 29 May 1924 (div. 1935) Lt Col Rupert Sumner Ryan CMG DSO (d. Aug 1952), only son of Maj Gen Sir Charles Ryan KBE CB CMG, and (2) 27 Jun 1935 Maj James Frank Gresham (d. 1983), 1st son of Frank Gresham, and had issue by her first husband

died

20 Feb 1928

suc. by

son

 

Josslyn Victor [Hay], 22nd Earl of Erroll

born

11 May 1901

mar. (1)

22 Sep 1923 (div. 1930) as her third husband Lady (Myra) Idina Gordon (b. 26 Feb 1893; mar. (1) 26 Nov 1913 (div. 1919) Rt Hon Capt David Euan Wallace MC MP (d. 9 Feb 1941), son of John Wallace of Glassingall, Dunblane, (2) 27 Mar 1919 (div. 1923) Capt Charles Gordon, of Park Hill, Aberdeen, yst. son of Alexander Gordon of Pitlurg, (4) 22 Nov 1930 (div. 1938) Donald Carmichael Haldeman, son of John Haldeman, and (5) 1939 (div. 1946) F/Lt Vincent William Soltau RAF Res (d. 1 Aug 1964); d. 5 Nov 1955), 1st dau. of Gilbert George Reginald [Sackville], 8th Earl De La Warr, by his first wife Lady Muriel Agnes Brassey, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Thomas [Brassey], 1st Earl Brassey

only child by first wife

1. Lady Diana Denise Hay, later suo jure Countess of Erroll

mar. (2)

8 Feb 1930 Mrs Edith Mildred Mary Agnes Ramsay-Hill (d. 13 Oct 1939), dau. of Robert Watson Maude, of Cleveland, Knaresborough, co. York

died

s.p.m. 24 Jan 1941

suc. by

daughter by first wife

note

Hon Attaché and Private Secretary to Ambassador to Berlin 1920-22; Member of Legislative Council, Kenya 1938-41; Capt, Kenya Regiment 1939; Deputy Director of Manpower and Military Secretary, East Africa Command 1940-41; murdered near Nairobi

 

Lady Diana Denise Hay, suo jure Countess of Erroll

born

5 Jan 1926

mar. (1)

19 Dec 1946 (div. 1964) Capt Sir (Rupert) Iain Kay Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 11th Bt. CVO, Albany Herald (b. 9 Apr 1919; d. 27 Feb 1985), only son of Lt Cmdr Thomas Gerald Auckland Moncreiffe RN, by his wife Comtesse Hinda de Miremont, dau. of Comte Francois de Miremont

children by first husband

1. Hon Merlin Sereld Victor Gilbert Hay, later 24th Earl of Erroll

2. Hon Peregrine David Euan Malcolm Hay later Moncreiffe of that Ilk, Chief of the Name and Arms of Moncreiffe, of Easter Moncreiffe, Bridge of Earn, co. Perth, Slains Pursuivant (b. 16 Feb 1951), mar. 27 Jul 1988 Miranda Mary Fox-Pitt (b. 29 Dec 1968), 2nd dau. of Capt (Edward Arthur) Mervyn Lane Fox-Pitt (by his wife Janet Mary Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Lt Col David Scrymgeour-Wedderburn DSO (by his wife Patricia Katherine Faulkner, widow of Lt Col Walter Douglas Faulkner MC, and 2nd dau. of Lt Col Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu-Douglas-Scott CMG DSO (by his wife Marie Josephine Edwards, 2nd dau. of James Edwards), 5th son of William Henry Walter [Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 6th Duke of Buccleuch), younger brother of Henry James [Scrymgeour of Dundee], 11th Earl of Dundee, and 2nd son of Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, de jure 10th Earl of Dundee), 2nd son of Maj Gen William Augustus Fitz-Gerald Lane Fox-Pitt DSO MVO MC, of Marsh Court, Sherborne, co. Dorset, and has issue:

1a. Ossian Peregrine Moncreiffe of that Ilk, Yr. (b. 3 Feb 1991)

2a. Euan Moncreiffe (b. 12 Sep 2000)

1a. Idina May Moncreiffe (b. 3 Nov 1992)

2a. Elizabeth Moncreiffe (b. 2 Feb 1995)

3a. Alexandra Moncreiffe (b. 19 Nov 1996)

4a. Lily Moncreiffe (b. 6 Nov 1998)

1. Lady Alexandra Victoria Caroline Anne Hay (b. 30 Jul 1955), mar. 1989 Jolyon Christopher Neill Connell, of Sterndale Road, London W14, 1st son of James Christopher Ferrier Connell, of Pitlochry, co. Perth, and has issue

mar. (2)

27 Nov 1964 Maj Raymond Alexander Carnegie (d. 1999), 1st son of Cmdr Hon Alexander Bannerman Carnegie RN (by his wife and half-cousin Susan Ottila Rodakowski-Rivers, dau. of Major Ernest Rodakowski-Rivers, by his wife Lady Dora Susan Carnegie, 4th dau. by his second wife of James [Carnegie], 9th Earl of Southesk), 2nd son of Charles Noel [Carnegie], 7th Earl of Southesk

only child by second husband

3. Hon Jocelyn Jacek Alexander Bannerman Carnegie, of Craggish, Comrie, co. Perth (b. 21 Nov 1966), mar. 1990 Susan Mhairi Butler, dau. of Thomas Mitchell Hastie Butler, of Eastmillhill, Crimond, and has issue

died

16 May 1978

suc. by

son by first husband

 

Merlin Sereld Victor Gilbert [Hay], 24th Earl of Erroll

born

20 Apr 1948

mar.

8 May 1982 Isabelle Jacqueline Laline Astell, only dau. of Maj Thomas Sidney Hohler later Astell MC, of Wolverton Park, Basingstoke, co. Hampshire (by his wife Countess Jacqueline de Jouffroy, dau. of Marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans), son of Lt Col Arthur Priston Hohler DSO by his wife Laline Annette Astell, dau. of William Harvey Astell, of Woodbury Hall, co. Bedford, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Maria Vereker, 4th dau. of Standish Prendergast [Vereker[, 4th Viscount Gort

children

1. Hon Harry Thomas William Hay, styled Lord Hay (b. 8 Aug 1984)

2. Hon Richard Merlin Ian Hay (b. 14 Dec 1990)

1. Lady Amelia Diana Jacqueline Hay (b. 23 Nov 1986)

2. Lady Laline Lucy Clementine Hay (b. 21 Dec 1987)

note

suc. his father 27 Feb 1985 as 12th Baronet;  elected to the House of Lords 1999

 

 Last updated 6 May 2016

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Titles:

24th Earl of Erroll

(Scotland, let. pat. 12 Jun 1452)

24th Lord Hay

(Scotland, let. pat. bef. 17 Mar 1449/50)

12th Baronet

(Nova Scotia, let. pat. 30 Nov 1685)

28th Hereditary Lord High Constable of Scotland

33rd Chief of the Name and Arms of Hay Mac Garadh Mhor

 

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