Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll

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Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll
Born Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence
7 January 1801
Died 16 January 1856
Edinburgh, Scotland
Other names Elizabeth Hay; Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence
Known for Child of William IV and Dorothy Jordan
Title Countess of Erroll
Spouse William Hay
Children Lady Adelaide Harriet Augusta Hay; William Harry Hay, 19th Earl of Erroll; Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay; Lady Alice Mary Emily Hay

Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll (17 January 1801 – 16 January 1856), an illegitimate daughter of William IV and Dorothy Jordan, married William Hay on 4 December, 1820, at the age of 19.[1] Also on her marriage day, she was given the title Countess of Erroll.[2] Hay was born with the name Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence.[1]

She married her husband at St George's, Hanover Square, an Anglican church in Westminister.[3]

She is shown in a Fitzclarence portrait in House of Dun, and she kept a stone thrown at her father William IV and the gloves he wore on opening his first Parliament as keepsakes.[4]

She died in Edinburgh, Scotland.[2]

Children and Relatives[change | edit source]

With her husband she had four children:[5]

  • Lady Adelaide Harriet Augusta Hay (18 October 1821 – 22 October 1867)
  • William Harry Hay, 19th Earl of Erroll (3 May 1823 – 3 December 1891), married Eliza Amelia Gore on 20 September 1848
  • Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay (12 May 1829 – 18 December 1869). She married James Duff in 16 March 1846. Their son, Alexander Duff, married Princess Louise, who was the daughter of Edward VII.
  • Lady Alice Mary Emily Hay (7 July 1835 – 7 June 1881) married Charles Edward Louis Casimir Stuart (1824–1882; known also as Count d'Albanie)[3] nephew of fraud John Sobieski Stuart.

She is also the grandmother of Princess Louise's husband, the Duke of Fife.[6]

David Cameron is related to Elizabeth Hay through William IV, which makes him the fifth cousin, twice removed to the Queen.[7]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Burke, John (1826). A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom, for M.D.CCC.XXVI. London: H. Colburn. pp. 109. http://books.google.com/books?id=qRUYAAAAYAAJ.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lundy, Darryl (11 April 2008). "Person Page 10508". http://thepeerage.com/p10508.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Paul, James Balfour (1906). The Scots Peerage: Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom. University of Michigan: D. Douglas. http://books.google.com/books?id=6UhmAAAAMAAJ.
  4. Aitken, Margaret (2004). Six Buchan Villages Revisited: Re-visited. Scottish Cultural Press. pp. 32, 71. ISBN 9781840170511.
  5. Lodge, Edmund; Anne Innes, Eliza Innes, Maria Innes (1851). The Peerage of the British Empire as at Present Existing. Saunders and Otley. pp. 222. http://books.google.com/books?id=y34UAAAAYAAJ.
  6. Dillon, Charles Raymond (2002). Royals and Nobles: A Genealogist's Tool. iUniverse. pp. 460. ISBN 0595259383. http://books.google.com/books?id=T-06AttjOTsC.
  7. Bee, Peter Wynter (2007). People of the Day. People of the Day (illustrated ed.). People of the Day Limited. pp. 115. ISBN 0954811011. http://books.google.com/books?id=a9X0p9kjEN8C.