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Carlisle, Earl of (E, 1622 - 1660)


Creation: let.pat. 13 Sep 1622


Extinct: 30 Oct 1660


Family name: Hay




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James [Hay], 1st Baron Hay later 1st Viscount Doncaster later 1st Earl of Carlisle, KG PC

son of Sir James Hay of Kingask


c. 1580

mar. (1)

6 Jan 1606/7 Lady Honora Denny (bur. 16 Aug 1614), only child of Edward [Denny], 1st Earl of Norwich, by his wife Lady Mary Cecil, 4th dau. by his first wife of Thomas [Cecil], 1st Earl of Exeter

children by first wife

1. Hon James Hay (b. 12 Jun 1610; bur. vp. 14 Jun 1610)

2. Hon James Hay, later 2nd Earl of Carlisle

mar. (2)

6 Nov 1617 Lady Lucy Percy (b. c. 1600; d. 5 Nov 1660), 2nd dau. of Henry [Percy], 3rd Earl of Northumberland, by his wife Lady Dorothy Perrott, widow of Sir Thomas Perrott and 2nd dau. of Walter [Devereux], 1st Earl of Essex


25 Apr 1636


21 Jun 1606 Lord Hay, without a seat in the Upper House

20 Jun 1615 Baron Hay, of Sawley in the County of York

5 Jul 1618 Viscount Doncaster

13 Sep 1622 Earl of Carlisle

suc. by

son by first wife


Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1603-15; Gentleman of the Robes 1608; Knight of the Bath 1610; Master of the Great Wardrobe 1613-18; Ambassador to Paris and Madrid 1616 and 1623, to Germany 1619-20, to Paris 1622, and to Venice 1628; Privy Councillor 1616/7; Knight of the Garter 1624; First Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1626; Governor of the Caribee Islands 1627; Groom of the Stole 1631-36


James [Hay], 2nd Earl of Carlisle


c. 1612


21 Mar 1631/2 Lady Margaret Russell (mar. (2) 1 Aug 1667 as his 5th wife Edward [Montagu], 2nd Earl of Manchester; bur. 1 Nov 1676), 3rd dau. of Francis [Russell], 4th Earl of Bedford, by his wife Hon Catherine Brydges, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Giles [Brydges], 3rd Baron Chandos


s.p. 30 Oct 1660


knighted 1623; Col of a Regiment of Foot in Germany 1624; Knight of the Bath 1625/6; suc. his maternal grandfather as 2nd Baron Denny 24 Oct 1637; Keeper of Epping Walk in the Forest of Waltham 1637; established his ownership of the Carlisle Islands (now Barbados)


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Carlisle all his titles became extinct


 First written 2 Mar 2003



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