William Hay (1449 - 1507) MP

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Birthplace: Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Scotland
Managed by: Judith (Judy) A. Loubris
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About William Hay

In 1488 at the Parliament held at Edinburgh castle by King James III of Scots (1460 - 1488) both William Hay,3rd Earl of Erroll and John Hay of Yester were among the many Lords who sided with the King while a rebel army, using Prince James (later James IV) as a figure head, marched from Linlithgow. In fact William was one of the Lords who insisted the King should flee to Fife as the rebels reached the outskirts of Edinburgh. The rebels, allegedly led by the 'Red' Douglas Archibald 'Bell the cat' ,while pursuing the King to Leith seized several wagons containing some of the King's money and cloths. William was also with the Lords who marched north with the King to Aberdeen to muster support in the highlands to oppose the rebels in the south. But at the battle of Sauchieburn near Stirling the Hays like so many of the other Lords at the Parliament abandoned the King to his own fate. The Royal army was routed by the rebels and the King badly wounded, fled to a nearby mill house where he was murdered by a rebel pretending to be a priest. By 1489 we find William Hay supporting the new regime under King James IV of Scots (1488 - 1513).

In 1513 the Hays of Erroll and the Hays of Yester with 87 gentlemen of their same name were all killed at the battle of Flodden along with King James IV of Scots.

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William Hay, 3rd Earl of Erroll's Timeline

1449
1449
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1475
1475
Age 26
Moonzie, Fife, Scotland
1481
1481
Age 32
Logielmond, Monzie, Perth, Scotland
1485
October 14, 1485
Age 36
1507
January 14, 1507
Age 58
Scotland
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