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Hay Genealogy and Hay Family History Information

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  • Agnes Hay (1814 - 1880)
    arrived on the Bengal Merchant 1840 Wellington, NZ.
  • Alicia Hay (c.1397 - d.)
    From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Alice Hay: Alice Hay [1] F, #213099 Last Edited=23 Nov 2010 Alice Hay is the daughter of Sir William Hay of Lochorwart and Yester and Alice de la Haye....
  • Andrew Hay, 8th Earl of Erroll (c.1545 - 1585)
    Earl of Erroll From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about The title Earl of Erroll. For the Child ballad, see The Earl of Errol. Earldom of Erroll Arms of the Earl of Errol Creation da...

About the Hay surname

James Hay is unique in that the mitochondrial DNA of his wife, Anne Preston, is known. Three female descendents of Anne submitted specimens for DNA analysis, and supplied family trees. Further research merged these families until Anna Preston became the earliest female ancestor. Mitochondrial DNA remains the same for periods longer than the modern practice of record keeping has been in being. Of course, the accuracy of the genealogy governs the correctness of the ancestors' DNA.