About James Hay
From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on James Hay:
James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle 
- M, #13158,
- b. circa 1580,
- d. 25 April 1636
- Last Edited=4 May 2011
James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle was born circa 1580 at Scotland. He was the son of Sir James Hay and Margaret Murray.,
He married Lady Honora Denny, daughter of Edward Denny, 1st and last Earl of Norwich and Lady Mary Cecil, on 6 January 1608.
He married, secondly, Lady Lucy Percy, daughter of Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland and Lady Dorothy Devereux, on 6 November 1617, in the King's presence, but without her father's consent.
He died on 25 April 1636 at Whitehall, London, England. He was buried on 6 May 1636 at St. Paul's Cathedral, The City, London, England. He died intestate and his estate was administered on 20 May 1637.
- He was educated at France.
- He held the office of Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the King between 1603 and 1615.
- He was invested as a Knight before 1604.
- He was naturalized as a English subject on 14 May 1604.
- He was created 1st Lord Hay [Scotland] on 1 June 1606.
- He held the office of Gentleman of the Robes in 1608.
- He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath (K.B.) on 4 June 1610.
- He held the office of Master of the Great Wardrobe between 1613 and 1618.
- He was created 1st Baron Hay of Sawley, co. York [England] on 29 June 1615.
- He held the office of Ambassador to France between July 1616 and October 1616. He held the office of Ambassador to Spain between July 1616 and October 1616.
- He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 20 March 1616/17.
- He was created 1st Viscount Doncaster [England] on 5 July 1618.
- He held the office of Ambassador to Germany from 1619 to 1620. He held the office of Ambassador to France in April 1622.
- He was created 1st Earl of Carlisle, co. Cumberland [England] on 13 September 1622.
- He held the office of Ambassador to Spain in February 1623.
- He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 31 December 1625. He held the office of First Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King Charles I in 1626.
- He held the office of Governor of the Caribbee Islands on 2 July 1627. He held the office of Ambassador to Venice between April 1628 and October 1628.
- He held the office of Groom of the Stole between 1631 and 1636.
He lived at Pitcorthie, Fife, Scotland.
Clarendon states that he had "no bowels in the point of running in debt, or borrowing all he could. He was surely a man of the greatest expense in his person of any in the age he lived... He had a great, an universal, understanding... He left behind him the reputation of a very fine gentleman, and a most accomplished courtier; and after having spent, in a very jovial life, above £400,000... he left not a house nor acre of land to be remembered by... he died with as much tranquility of mind as used to attend a man of more severe exercise of virtue."
Children of James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle and Lady Honora Denny
- 1. James Hay  b. 12 Jun 1610, d. c 13 Jun 1610
- 2. James Hay, 2nd Earl of Carlisle  b. c 1612, d. 30 Oct 1660
Child of James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle and Lady Lucy Percy
- 1. unknown son Hay  b. c Nov 1618, d. Dec 1618
- 1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 32. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
- 2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
- 3. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003). Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
- 4. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1094.
- 5. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 33.
- 6. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 147. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle's Timeline
January 6, 1608
November 6, 1617
London, Middlesex, England
April 25, 1636
London, Middlesex, England
May 6, 1636
City of London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
"lived a very jovial life, said to have spent above £400,000"