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Hay of Yester, Lord (S, 1488)

 

Creation: let.pat. 29 Jan 1487/8

 

Family name: Hay

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Arms:

See Marquess of Tweeddale

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John [Hay], 1st Lord Hay of Yester

son and heir of Sir David Hay of Yester by his wife Lady Elizabeth Forbes (widow of Alexander [Forbes], 1st Lord Forbes), only dau. of George [Douglas], 1st Earl of Angus, by his wife Lady Mary Stewart, 2nd dau. of Robert III, King of Scotland

born

mar. (1)

bef. 7 Jul 1462 Mariot Lindsay, 3rd dau. of John [Lindsay], 1st Lord Lindsay of the Byres, by his wife ..... Stewart, 1st dau. of Robert [Stewart], 1st Lord Lorne, by his wife and third cousin Lady Joan Stewart, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Robert [Stewart], 1st Duke of Albany

only child by first wife

1. Thomas Hay of Hoprew, Master of Yester (dvp. bef. 8 Nov 1504), mar. bef. 1483 Elizabeth Borthwick, and had issue:

1a. Sir Thomas Hay of Hoprew, Master of Yester, knighted bef. 7 Jul 1508 (b. c. 1483; d. bef. 23 Oct 1508)

mar. (2)

c. 1468 Elizabeth Cunningham (d. bef. 7 Dec 1529), dau. and hrss. of George Cunningham of Belton

children by second wife

2. Sir John Hay of Snaid, later 2nd Lord Hay of Yester

3. William Hay of Nether Menzion (d. bef. 12 Jul 1512)

4. George Hay of Oliver Castle and of Menzion, mar. Euphemia Wauchope, and had issue

5. Nicholas Hay, Prebendary of Bothans (d. 1498)

1. Margaret Hay, mar. 1491 William [Borthwick], 3rd Lord Borthwick, and had issue

2. Isobel Hay, mar. bef. 1496 Robert Lauder of The Bass

died

bef. 23 Oct 1508

created

29 Jam 1487/8 Lord Hay of Yester

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Sheriff of Peebles

 

John [Hay], 2nd Lord Hay of Yester

born

mar.

Elizabeth Crichton (d. after 6 Jul 1524)

children

1. Hon John Hay, later 3rd Lord Hay of Yester

2. Hon Thomas Hay, Preceptor of St Leonard's Hospital, Peebles 1521, Provost of Bothan 1539, Archpriest of Dundee 1542

3. Hon John Hay of Smithfield (d. after 27 May 1528), mar., and had issue

1. Hon Elizabeth Hay, mar. James Tweedie of Drumelzier, and had issue

2. Hon Christian Hay, mar. William Stewart, 2nd of Traquair (d. after 1538), and had issue

3. Hon Jean Hay (d. Jun 1564), mar. George Broun of Colstoun (d. bef. 15 Feb 1519/20), and had issue

died

9 Sep 1513 at the Battle of Flodden

suc. by

son

note

knighted before 1498; Sheriff Depute of Peebles

 

John [Hay], 3rd Lord Hay of Yester

born

mar.

bef. 17 Sep 1509 Lady Elizabeth Douglas, sister of Archibald [Douglas], 6th Earl of Angus, and 1st dau. of Hon George Douglas, Master of Angus (by his wife Elizabeth Fleming, widow of Sir David Fleming of Monycabo and 2nd dau. of John [Drummond], 1st Lord Drummond), 1st son and heir ap. of Archibald [Douglas], 5th Earl of Angus, by his wife Elizabeth Boyd, first dau. of Robert [Boyd], 1st Lord Boyd

children

1. Hon John Hay, later 4th Lord Hay of Yester

2. Hon Thomas Hay, Provost of Bothans (d. betw. 30 Jan 1555/6 and 2 May 1558)

1. Hon Elizabeth Hay, mar. c. 15 Jun 1527 as his first wife George [Seton], 4th Lord Seton, and had issue

2. Hon Beatrice Hay, mar. William Wauchope, Yr. of Niddrie

died

betw. 12 May and 19 Jul 1543

suc. by

son

note

knighted bef. 1510; an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1532

 

John [Hay], 4th Lord Hay of Yester, PC

born

mar.

bef. 18 Oct 1533 Hon Margaret Livingston (d. after 26 Dec 1591), 1st dau. of William [Livingston], 4th Lord Livingston, by his wife Agnes Hepburn, dau. of Alexander Hepburn of Whitesome (by his wife Janet Napier, dau. of Sir Alexander Napier of Merchistoun), 3rd son of Patrick [Hepburn], 1st Lord Hailes

children

1. Hon William Hay, later 5th Lord Hay of Yester

2. Hon Thomas Hay, Minister of the Cross Kirk, Peebles 1566-84 (d. bef. 11 Jun 1584)

3. Hon James Hay (d. after 28 Mar 1573)

1. Hon Margaret Hay, mar. after 11 Feb 1566/7 Sir Robert Lauder of Poppill

2. Hon Christian Hay, mar. Henry Lauder

died

bef. 23 Jun 1555/6

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor [S] c. 1545; captured at the Battle of Pinkie 1547 but soon released; Warden of the Middle Marches 1554; Provost of Peebles 1555

 

William [Hay], 5th Lord Hay of Yester, PC

born

1538

mar.

c. Sep 1560 Margaret Ker, 1st dau. of Sir John Ker of Ferniehirst by his wife Catherine Kerr, dau. of Sir Andrew Kerr of Cessford

children

1. Hon William Hay, later 6th Lord Hay of Yester

2. Hon James Hay, later 7th Lord Hay of Yester

1. Hon Margaret Hay, mar. 1582 James [Borthwick], 7th Lord Borthwick, and had issue

2. Hon Catherine Hay, mar. after 15 Feb 1587/8 Robert Swinton of Swinton, and had issue

3. Hon Jean Hay, mar. Sir James Hay of Barra

4. Hon Elizabeth Hay, mar. William Ker of Broomland

5. Hon Grizel Hay, mar 7 Jun 1576 (annulled 1585) Robert Home, Yr. of Heuch

6. Hon Beatrix Hay, mar. bef. 23 Mar 1640 William Congilton, Yr. of Congilton

died

bef. 19 Aug 1586

suc. by

son

note

Sheriff of Peebles 1555/6; Provost of Peebles 1562; Privy Councillor [S] c. 1565; a supporter of Queen Mary and fought on her side at the Battle of Langside 1568; a Commissioner for Musters 1575; declared a rebel 1578; part of the conspiracy to seize the King ("the Raid of Ruthven") 1582

 

William [Hay], 6th Lord Hay of Yester, PC

born

c. 1561

mar.

after 5 Nov 1576 Hon Mary Maxwell (d. 28 Oct 1592), 4th dau. of John [Maxwell], jure uxoris Lord Herries of Terregles, by his wife Hon Agnes Herries, suo jure Lady Herries of Terregles

children

1. Hon ...... Hay, Master of Yester (b. c. 1579; dvp. bef. 21 Feb 1590/1)

1. Hon Margaret Hay (d. after 1627)

2. Hon Joan Hay, mar. Alexander Horsburgh, and had issue

3. Hon Agnes Hay (d. after 1627)

4. Hon Christian Hay, mar. after 26 Feb 1603 Archibald Newton of Newton

5. Hon Elizabeth Hay, mar. bef. 23 Jun 1617 James Tweedie of Drumelzier

6. Hon Grizel Hay, mar. after 12 Feb 1620 George Hepburn of Alderston

died

s.p.m. 10 Mar 1590/1

suc. by

brother

note

Privy Councillor [S] 1589

 

James [Hay], 7th Lord Hay of Yester, KB

born

bef. 1564

mar.

bef. 6 Aug 1591 Lady Margaret Ker (mar. (2) after 15 Dec 1609 Hon Sir Andrew Ker, Master of Jedburgh, only son and heir ap. of Andrew [Ker], 1st Lord Jedburgh ; d. 15 Mar 1644/5), dau. of Mark [Ker], 1st Earl of Lothian, by his wife Hon Margaret Maxwell, dau. of John [Maxwell], jure uxoris Lord Herries of Terregles, by his wife Hon Agnes Herries, suo jure Lady Herries of Terregles

children

1. Hon John Hay, later 8th Lord Hay of Yester later 1st Earl of Tweeddale

2. Hon Sir William Hay of Linplum (d. bef. 18 Apr 1648), mar. after 18 Nov 1618 Anne Murray (bur. Oct 1658), dau. of William Murray of Dunearn, and had issue

3. Hon Robert Hay

1. Hon Margaret Hay (d. 30 Dec 1659), mar. (1) after 15 Nov 1607 as his third wife Alexander [Seton], 1st Earl of Dunfermline, and (2) c. 1633 James [Livingston], 1st Earl of Callendar, and had issue by her first husband

died

3 Feb 1608/9

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Bath 1603; Sheriff of Peebles

 

John [Hay], 8th Lord Hay of Yester later 1st Earl of Tweeddale

created

1 Dec 1646 Earl of Tweeddale

 

The Lordship of Hay of Yester has been held by the Earls of Tweeddale (Marquesses of Tweeddale from 17 Dec 1694) since 1 Dec 1646.

 

First written 19 Apr 2004

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