Sir William de Haya, of Locherworth, Kt.

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Sir William de Haya, of Locherworth, Kt.

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Lochorwart Castle, Midlothian, , Scotland
Death: October 31, 1308 (41-49)
Lochorwart Castle, Midlothian, , Scotland
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Son of John de la Haya, of Locherworth and Margaret de Haya
Husband of de Haya
Father of Hugh de Haya and Margaret Hay
Brother of Gilbert de la Hay and Margaret de la Haya

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About Sir William de Haya, of Locherworth, Kt.

Sir William de Haya, in the contest for the Scottish Crown in 1292, was one of the nominees of Robert Bruce. But like the other Scottish magnates of English descent, he swore fealty to Edward I. in July of that year, and gave in his submission to him in 1297, as his son, SIR GILBERT HAY, had done in the previous year

SIR GILBERT DE LA HAYA and his brother HUGH, descendants in the fifth generation from this royal butler, were amongst the first of the Scottish barons to repair to the standard of Robert Bruce, and were present at his coronation. Hugh was taken prisoner at the battle of Tippermuir, but Gilbert made his escape, with Bruce and a small body of his followers, into the wilds of Athole, and shared in all his subsequent perils and privations. Hugh must in some way have regained his liberty, for he fought, along with his brother, at Bannockburn. Sir Gilbert was created, by King Robert Bruce, HIGH CONSTABLE OF SCOTLAND— an office which was made hereditary in his family, and received from his grateful sovereign a grant of the lands of Slains, in Aberdeen-shire, which is still the seat of his descendants.

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Lochorwart Castle, Midlothian, , Scotland
October 31, 1308
Age 45
Lochorwart Castle, Midlothian, , Scotland