Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll

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Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll
Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence

(1801-01-07)January 7, 1801
DiedJanuary 16, 1856(1856-01-16) (aged 55)
Other namesElizabeth Hay; Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence
Known forChild of William IV and Dorothy Jordan
TitleCountess of Erroll
SpouseWilliam Hay
ChildrenLady 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] 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.[2]

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.[3]

She died on 16 January 1856 in Edinburgh, Scotland, aged 54.[4]

Children and Relatives[change | change 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 on 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)[2] 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 | change 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. p. 109.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. Aitken, Margaret (2004). Six Buchan Villages Revisited: Re-visited. Scottish Cultural Press. pp. 32, 71. ISBN 9781840170511.
  4. Mosley, Charles, ed. (1999). Burke's Peerage and Baronetage. Vol. II (106th ed.). Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd. p. 2035.
  5. Lodge, Edmund; Anne Innes, Eliza Innes, Maria Innes (1851). The Peerage of the British Empire as at Present Existing. Saunders and Otley. p. 222.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. Dillon, Charles Raymond (2002). Royals and Nobles: A Genealogist's Tool. iUniverse. p. 460. ISBN 0595259383.
  7. Bee, Peter Wynter (2007). People of the Day. People of the Day (illustrated ed.). People of the Day Limited. p. 115. ISBN 978-0954811013.