Andrew Hay, Min. of Renfrew (b. - 1593)

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About Andrew Hay, Min. of Renfrew

Biographical Summary

"Andrew Hay of Renfield, son of William H. fourth of Talla, Tweedsmuir, and Janet Spottiswood, was prebendary of Renfrew in 1556, rector and parson 10th July 1558; joined the Reformers in 1559 ; was Commissary of Hamilton and Dalserf in 1564. He was accused of being concerned in the murder of David Riccio 9th March 1566, and was confined in free ward within the burgh of Dunbar and two miles around in July 1566, but was released by Queen Mary 29th Jan. 1567. He was a member of thirty-four of the forty Reformed General Assemblies held before Aug. 1590, and was Moderator of those of March 1573 and Oct. 1580; was elected Dean of the Chapter of Glasgow Jan. 1571, and a Commissioner for Clydesdale, Renfrew, and Lennox 1569-88. In 1574 Govan and Inchinnan were also in his charge. He was rector of Glasgow Univ. 1569-86 ; was app. by Privy Council 6th March 1589 a commissioner for the maintenance and defence of the true religion in Clydesdale, and died in 1593. He marr. Janet Wallace of the Craigie family, and had issue —

  • John, min. of this parish
  • Theodore, D.D., min. of Peebles
  • David, commissary-clerk of Glasgow, died Jan. 1616
  • Andrew, min. of Erskine
  • Archibald
  • Susannah (marr. 1588, Archibald Gibson)
  • Jean."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. III, page 185