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Hay, John, 1626-1697 (1st Marquess of Tweeddale and Lord Chancellor of Scotland)



  • Existence: 1626 - 1697


John Hay, 2nd Earl of Tweeddale (1626-97), was a member of the Privy Council of Scotland, 1660-73, and Lord Chancellor of Scotland, 1692-96. He became the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale in 1694. Hay married Lady Jean Scott (1628/9-1688), daughter of the 1st Earl of Buccleuch, in 1644, by whom he had seven sons and two daughters. His eldest son, John Hay, Lord Yester (1645-1713), succeeded as 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale. The correspondence includes letters from two other sons, probably Lord David Hay (1656-1726) and Lord Alexander Hay (1663-1737).

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John Hay, 2nd Earl of Tweeddale: Letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9362
Scope and Contents

104 letters to Lord Tweeddale, 1672-92, concerning family, estate, local Scottish matters, and political news from London, especially from the time of the Glorious Revolution (1688-89).

Dates: 1672-1692
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