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Tweeddale, Earl of (S, 1646)


Creation: let. pat. 1 Dec 1646


Family name: Hay




See Marquess of Tweeddale



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

1st son and heir of James [Hay], 7th Lord Hay of Yester, by his wife Lady Margaret Kerr, 3rd dau. of Mark [Kerr], 1st Earl of Lothian



mar. (1)

5 Apr 1624 Lady Jean Seton (d. 21 Aug 1625), 1st dau. of Alexander [Seton], 1st Earl of Dunfermline, by his second wife Lady Grizel Leslie, half-sister of John [Leslie], 6th Earl of Rothes, and 1st dau. of Hon James Leslie, Master of Rothes (by his first wife Hon Margaret Lindsay, only dau. of Patrick [Lindsay], 6th Lord Lindsay of the Byres), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Andrew [Leslie], 5th Earl of Rothes

only child by first wife

1. Hon John Hay, later 2nd Earl of Tweeddale later 1st Marquess of Tweeddale

mar. (2)

bef. 10 May 1642 Lady Margaret Montgomerie (mar. (2) aft. Jan 1660/1 as his second wife William [Cunningham], 9th Earl of Glencairn;  d. 27 Jan 1664/5), 1st dau. of Alexander [Seton later Montgomerie], 6th Earl of Eglinton, by his first wife Lady Anne Livingston, 1st dau. of Alexander [Livingston], 1st Earl of Linlithgow

only child by second wife

2. Hon William Hay of Drummelzier (b. Dec 1649 ; d. 1726), mar. 23 Nov 1695 Hon Elizabeth Seton (b. 21 Apr 1668), only surv. dau. of Alexander [Seton], 1st Viscount of Kingston, by his second wife Elizabeth Douglas, dau. of Sir Archibald Douglas of Whittinghame, and had issue


25 May 1653


1 Dec 1646 Earl of Tweeddale, with remainder to his heirs male for ever

suc. by

son by first wife


suc. his father 3 Feb 1608/9 as 8th Lord Hay of Yester;  an Auditor of the Exchequer 1633/4;  Privy Councillor [S] 1641


John [Hay], 2nd Earl of Tweeddale later 1st Marquess of Tweeddale, PC


17 Dec 1694 Lord Hay of Yester, Viscount of Walden, Earl of Gifford and Marquess of Tweeddale, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever


The Earldom of Tweeddale has been held by the Marquesses of Tweeddale since 17 Dec 1694


 Last updated 31 Mar 2005



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