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John Hay

Also Known As: "Sir John Hay 1st Baron Hay of Yester", "Le Haye"
Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Wester Hoprew, Peebleshire, Scotland
Death: October 23, 1508 (82)
Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir David Hay of Lochorwart & Yester and Elizabeth Douglas
Husband of Elizabeth Abernethy; Mariot Lindsay and Elizabeth Cunningham of Belton
Father of Sir Thomas Hay, Master of Yester; Margaret Hay; Alexander Hay; John Hay, 2nd Lord Hay of Yester; Isabella Hay and 5 others
Brother of Janet Hay; Marion Hay and Isabel Hay
Half brother of Elizabeth Forbes; Susanna Forbes; Annabella Gray (Forbes); James Forbes, 2nd Lord of Forbes; William Forbes, Provost of St Giles, Edinburgh and 5 others

Occupation: 1st Baron Hay of Yester
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About John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester

John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester

John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester (c. 1450 – after October 1508) is the ancestor of the Marquesses of Tweeddale. He was created a Lord of Parliament on 29 January 1488 by James III of Scotland.


He was born in Peebleshire, the son of Sir David Hay of Locherworth, Peebleshire, and later Yester in East Lothian (d. c. 1478) by his wife Elizabeth (b. c. 1400), daughter of George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus (1370–1402) by Princess Mary (d. before 1458), daughter of Robert III, King of Scots.


John Hay married (1) Mary (d. c. 1467), daughter of John Lindsay, 1st Lord Lindsay of the Byres, and (2) by contract before 17 December 1468, Elizabeth (d. 1529), daughter of George Cunningham of Belton. There were children by both marriages:

  • (1) Sir Thomas Hay, Master of Yester (d. 1491), who married Elizabeth (c. 1477–1544), daughter of Alexander Home, 2nd Lord Home, who later married James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran[1]
  • (1) Isabel, who married Sir Walter Ker of Cessford, & Caverton (d. 1501)
  • (2) Sir John Hay, 2nd Lord Hay of Yester (killed at the Battle of Flodden)
  • (2) George Hay of Menzion
  • (2) Isabella, who married Sir Robert Lauder of The Bass, Knt
  • (2) Margaret (d. c. 1525), married in 1491 to William Borthwick, 3rd Lord Borthwick (1460s – c. 1503)

References

  • 1. ^ Greig, Elaine Finnie (2004). "Hamilton, James, first earl of Arran (1475?–1529)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/12079. Retrieved 7 March 2009.
  • The Scots' Peerage, by Sir James Balfour Paul, Edinburgh, 1905, under 'Tweeddale'.
  • The New Extinct Peerage, 1884-1971, by L.G. Pine, London, 1972, p. 33.
  • Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, edited by Peter Townend, 105th edition, London, 1970, p. 2697.
  • The Magna Charta Sureties 1215, by Frederick Lewis Weis, et al., 5th edition, Baltimore, 2002, p. 51.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hay,_1st_Lord_Hay_of_Yester

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  • John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester1
  • M, #31411, b. circa 1450, d. September 1508
  • Father Sir David Hay, Sheriff of Peebles, 1st Lord Yester d. bt 3 Apr 1478 - 2 Sep 1478
  • Mother Elizabeth Douglas2
  • John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester was born circa 1450 at of Yester, Haddingtonshire, Scotland. He married Mary Lindsay, daughter of Sir John Lindsay, 1st Lord of Byres and (Miss) Stewart, before 7 July 1462.3 A contract for the marriage of John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester and Elizabeth Cunningham was signed on 17 December 1468. John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester died in September 1508.
  • Family 1 Elizabeth Cunningham d. bt 16 Dec 1528 - 7 Dec 1529
  • Children
    • John Hay, 2nd Lord Hay of Yester+ d. 9 Sep 1513
    • Margaret Hay+4,5
    • Isobell Hay+ b. c 1470
  • Family 2 Mary Lindsay d. b 1468
  • Citations
  • 1.[S9671] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 421/2; The Magna Charta Barons, 1215, by F. L. Weis, 4th Ed., p. 44.
  • 2.[S147] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 1938 ed., by Sir Bernard Burke, p., 2455.
  • 3.[S11584] The Scots Peerage, Vol. V, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 394.
  • 4.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 421.
  • 5.[S11564] The Scots Peerage, Vol. II, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 107-108.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1046.htm#i31411

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  • John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester1
  • M, #109387, d. between September 1508 and 23 October 1508
  • Last Edited=18 May 2011
  • John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester was the son of Sir David Hay of Lochorwart and Yester and Lady Elizabeth Douglas.2 He married, firstly, Mariot Lindsay, daughter of John Lindsay, 1st Lord Lindsay of the Byres and Agnes Stewart, before 7 July 1462.3 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Cunningham, daughter of George Cunningham of Belton, circa 1468.2 He died between September 1508 and 23 October 1508.1
  • He held the office of Sheriff of Peebles.2 He was created 1st Lord Hay of Yester [Scotland] on 29 January 1487/88.2 He lived at Wester Hoprew, Peebles-shire, Scotland, which his father settled on him.2
  • Child of John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester
    • 1.Isabel Hay3
  • Child of John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester and Mariot Lindsay
    • 1.Sir Thomas Hay, Master of Yester+1 b. b 1470, d. bt 29 Sep 1502 - 8 Nov 1504
  • Children of John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester and Elizabeth Cunningham
    • 1.Margaret Hay+4
    • 2.William Hay2 d. b 12 Jul 1512
    • 3.Nicholas Hay2 d. 1498
    • 4.Isobel Hay+2
    • 5.John Hay, 2nd Lord Hay of Yester+2 b. c 1470, d. 9 Sep 1513
    • 6.George Hay2 b. a 1471
  • Citations
  • 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 VI, page 422. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3960. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 3.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • 4.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 222.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10939.htm#i109387

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  • Calendar of writs preserved at Yester House (1916)
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  • 140A. 17th December 1468. A contract of mariage betuix Jon hay sone to david Lord of Zester and elizabeth cunninghame dochtir to geo. cunninghame of beltune of the daitt the 17 day of december 1468. No. 15, 1619 Belton Inventory. (H.)
  • 140B. 18th Decr. 1468. Ane band (of) Interdictioun quhair Sir Wa. Cunninghame of beltune Knyt and geo. cunninghame his sone band thameselffis to the said Jon hay that they sould not analie nor dispone any of thair Landis without his consent of the daitt the 18 of decembr. 1468. No. 16, 1619 Belton Inventory (H.)
  • 141. 18th Dec. 1468. Obligation, in vernacular, by Sir Wm. of Cunyngame of Beltoun, knt., and Geo. of Cunyngame, his son and apparent heir, to pay 1000 marks to John the Hay, son and apparent heir of Sir David the Hay of Zestir, knt., "becaus of maryage to be made betuix the said Johne the hay and Elisabeth of Cunyngame the dochtir of me the said george gif it happynis that God providis me the said george til haf ony ayris male lachfully gottyn of my body," to be paid in instalments upon the High Altar of the College Kirk of the Bothanis, the first £50 on Whitsunday or Martinmas in Winter "eftir that it be notourly knawyne that I the said george haf ony heirs male etc." : Haddington, 18 Dec. 1468 : no witnesses. (H.)
    • Seal of Sir Wm. is appended in good condition. That of Geo. C. is gone.
  • 142. 18th Dec. 1468. Obligation, in vernacular, by John the Hay, son and apparent heir of Sir David the Hay of Zestir, knt., to Sir Wm. of Cunyngame of Beltoun, knt., and Geo. of Cunyngame his son and apparent heir, "in the soume of a thousand markis of usuale mone of Scotland becaus of maryage to be made betuix me the said Johne the hay and Elisabeth of Cunyngame the dochtir of the said george of cunyngame gif that god providis that the said Elisabeth the dochtir of the said george beis ayr to the saidis schir William or george of all the landis belangyng to the saidis William or george excepand the landis that war talzeit of ald tyme," to be paid in instalments on the Altar of the Chapel of Beltoun, the first £50 on Whitsunday or Martinmas in winter "eftir that it be notorly knawyne that the said Elisabeth is ful ayr to the saidis Schir William or george." Haddington, 18 Dec. 1468 : no witnesses. (H.)
    • Seal of John Hay appended in fair condition.
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  • 145. 3rd August 1469. Papal Dispensation direct by Phillip Bishop of Albano to the Bishop of Glasgow or his vicars for the marriage of John Hay laic and Elizabeth de Cunyngham being in the fourth degree of consanguinity. Dated at St. Peter's Rome 3rd August in the fifth year of the pontificate of Pope Paul II. (1469). (M.)
    • The official seal of the Penitentiary is appended.
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  • 171. 19th Janry. 1472/3. Charter by George de Cunyngame, lord of Beltoun and the lands of the Snaide, to John Hay son and heir of Sir David Hay of Zestir knt. because of marriage contracted between said John and Elisabeth de C. the granter's daughter, of 18 marks worth of land in the Snaide, namely £3 land in the Lagane, £1 land in the Brakanesyde, £2 land in Achyn-patrik, £2 land in Strach, and £4 land in Makulstoun and Balleqwharne, lying in the shire of Dumfries : To be held in fee and heritage of the granter and his heirs ; Paying yearly a silver penny at Pentecost if asked ; and Reserving liferent to the said George : Haddington, 19 Jan. 1472 : Witnesses, Sir John Cokburne, vicar of Abyrcorne, Wm. Hay of Mynzane, Rob. Grenlaw, burgess of Haddington, Philip Cunyngame, Andrew Geddes, and Alex. Clerk N.P. (H.)
    • Seal of G. C. appended, in fair condition.
  • 172. 14th Feb. 1472. Testimonial of Sasine given personally by George of Cunyngame of Beltoun, following upon No. 171 : Dated 14th February 1472. Witnesses, Gawane of Dunbar, William the Hay of Mynzane, Robert the Hay, Philp of Cunyngame, Gilbert Greifsoun, Alexander Greifsoun, Michel of Wemys, John of Cotis, George Wolf, John of Wod. (M. and H.)
    • Seal of granter in fair condition.
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  • 186. 6 Oct. 1478, Retour of Inquest held in Tolbooth of Edinburgh, 6 Oct. 1478, before John Hadene of Glenegass by the following jurors, Archd. Dundas of that Ilk knt., John Newtoune of that Ilk, Alex. Hammiltoune of Bathkate, John Stewart of Cragyhall, Geo. Cunyngham of Beltoune, Archd. Douglas, Alex. Stratoune of Lowranstoune, John Crechtoune of Burnestoune, John Lowranstoune of that Ilk, Alexr. Damephoy (sic) of that Ilk, John Ramsay of Cullathy, Alex. Stetoun (sic) of Parbroith, and Richard Congiltoun of that Ilk, finding John Hay heir of his father Sir David Hay of Zestir knt. in the barony of Lochorwart, the half of the baronies of Zestir and Duncanlaw,
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  • the two parts of the barony of Morhame, half of the lands of Moskowe, lands of Ugstoun, and a quarter of the lands of Blanis all lying in the shire of Edinburgh; that Lochorworth is worth ; £20 per an., Zestir £20 : 10s., Duncanlaw 14 marks and 40d., Morhame 20 marks, Moskowe 20s., Ugstoun 10 marks, and Blanis 10s. ; and that the baronies of Lochorwart, Duncanlaw, and Morhame are held in chief of the King by Ward and Relief and common suits, Ugstoun in blanchefirme of the King for three broad arrows to be given him when hunting on Glademure, Blanis for a similar Reddendo of two broad arrows, in whose hands they have been since the death of Sir David about two months before, and Moskowe of the baron of Bolton for service as in No. 99. (H.)
    • Parchment torn and seals all gone.
  • 187. 14th Oct. 1478. Retour of Inquest made at Lanark before Pat. de Cleland, sheriff depute of James Lord Hamilton sheriff of Lanark, 14 Oct. 1478 by the following jurors, John de Carmichel of that Ilk, John Grahame of Vesthale, Walter Scot of Vester Nynflar, John Bourhil of that Ilk, Adam Wer, Thos. Haste, Wm. Synkcler, Henry Grahame, Rob. Wer, Roger Brown, John Pomfret, Wm. Dekesoun, Martin Bayrd, Thos. Wer, Wm. Dekesoun and Pat. Gyrmar, finding John Hay heir of his father David Hay of Zester knt., who died about 2 months before, in the 6th part of Thankartoun and the mill thereof, worth £6 per an., held of the King for payment of one penny at the Feast of S. John Baptist in name of blanch firme ; the 6th part of Nethertoun of Strathaven and one eighth of the mill, worth £3 : 10. sh. per an. ; and an annual rent of 5sh. from Glengevil in the barony of Strathaven, held of the King by ward and relief. (H.)
    • Seals of Walter Scot and John Grahame still appended, in bad condition.
  • 191. 3rd Nov. 1478. Charter by Alexander, Duke of Albany, Earl of March, Lord of Annandale and Man, Great Admiral of Scotland, and Guardian of the East and West Marches, to George de Cunyghame of Beltoune of the lands of Beltoune in the barony of Dunbar, resigned by the said George at the granter's castle of Louchmaben, in favour of himself and the heirs male of his body, whom failing Elizabeth Cunyghame daughter of said Geo., whom failing John Hay second-born son of John Hay of Olyvercastell, born of the sd. John and the sd. Elizabeth C. his spouse, and the heirs male of his body, whom failing William Hay his brother german and the heirs etc., whom failing the next son born or to be born of the sd. J. H. of Olyvercastell and his wife Elizabeth and the heirs etc. ; under the condition that the son of John Hay succeeding to Beltone is to change his name before Parliament and take the name and arms of Cunyghame ; and, if he shall fail to do this, then the lands of B. are to go to the nearest heir male of the sd. Geo. C. bearing the name and arms of Cunyghame : Dated at the granter's Castle of Dunbar, 3 Nov. 1478 : Witnesses, Alex. Home of that Ilk, and James Lyddale of Halkarstone, knights, Mr. Martin Wan, Chancellor of Glasgow, Malcolm Drummont, rector of Dunbar, David Home of Spot, David Rantone of Bylly, Adam Edgar of Weddle, John Ellame of Butterdene, Jas. Ogle of Pople, Adam de Moray, John Lyddale, Geo. Roule, John Roule, and Wm. Browne. (H.)
    • Seal of the Duke appended, in good condition.
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  • 201. 4th May 1482. Charter by George Cunnynghame of Beltoun to John Hay, second born son of John Hay of Zeister, begot between him and his spouse Elizabeth C. the granter's daughter, of all the lands of his barony of Snade in the shire of Dumfries : To be held of the King in fee rendering therefor service used and wont, reserving the liferent to the said George and a reasonable terce to his wife Elizabeth : Beltoun, 4 May 1482 : Witnesses, John Hay of Zeister, Mr. Andrew Hay, provost of Bothanis, Sir Wm. Cunnynghame the granter's brother, Archd. Dunbar, Colin Dunbar, Jas. Sinclare, and Wm. Dalrumpill, Sirs John Gybsoun and Rob. Aytoune, chaplains. (H.)
    • Seal of G. C. appended, in good condition.
  • 203. 12th May 1482. Precept by Geo. Cunnynghame of Beltoune and lord of Snade to Philip Cunnynghame, Adam Gordoune, and John Cottis following on No. 201 : Beltoune, 12 May 1482. (H.)
    • Fragment of seal appended.
  • 204. 21st May 1482. Obligation, in vernacular, by George of Cunnyngame of Beltoune in favour of John the Hay, second son of John the Hay of Zeister narrating that whereas G. C. had given the sd. J. H. a charter of his lands of the barony of Snaid m the Sereffdome of Nydysdail as he was bound to do in terms of the marriage contract between J. H., of Zeister and Elizabeth C. his daughter, he now obliges himself and his heirs of tailzie to pay the sum of 1200 marks to J. H. should the said lands not pass to him, and further, in case of failure, to pay a penalty to the King of 1000 marks, to the metropolitaine kyrkwerk of Sanctandrois, 600 mks., and to John Hay and his heirs 400 marks of costs ; All to be paid from his lands of West Barns near Crail, the qwhylkis are talzet: Beltoune, 21 May 1482 : Witnesses, John the Hay of Zeister, Mr Andro the Hay, provost of the Bothanis, Jas. Sinclare, Wm. of Dalrumpill, Sir Wm. of Cunnyngame, and Sir Robert Aytoun, N.P. (H.)
    • Seal of G. C. appended, in good condition.
  • 204A. 5th June 1482. Ane infeftment and foundatioun maid be George cunninghame of beltoun of a chepplaine in the Kirk of Carrell of the daitt the 5 of Junii 1482, and a dottation thairto out the Landis of westbarnis. No 26, 1619 Belton Inventory. (H.)
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  • 205. 5th June 1482. Assignation, in vernacular, by George Cunynghame of Heltone to John the Haye secwnd sonne and get of John the Haye of Zestyr, and failing him William his brother, whom failing George their brother german of the sum of 1000 marks due by the said John the Haye of Zestyr in terms of his obligations (see No. 142) to be paid by him if he does not, after George's death, with full consent of Elizabeth the granter's daughter, cause the said John etc. to brouk the lands of Belton and change the surname and arms of Hay to those of Cunynghame : Belton, 5 June 1482. (H.)
    • Seal appended, in fair condition.
  • 208. 3rd Sept. 1482. Precept from the King accepting John Hay, Thomas Lowis, Alexander Spens, Alexander Cunynghame, Thomas Hay, Adam Gordon, William Hay, Robert Scot, Andrew Lowis, James Scot and Master Andrew Hay or any of them, as attorney or attornies of Elizabeth Cunynghame spouse of John Hay of Yester, to appear in all negotiations, speeches, suits and quarrels moved or to be moved by the said Elizabeth. At Stirling 3rd September 23rd year of the Reign of King James III. 1482. (M. and H.)
  • 209. 9th Nov. 1482. Testimonial of Sasine, in vernacular, by Alex. Dunlop baillie of Cunnynghame to Wm. Vilsoune attornay for Eliz. Cunnynghame following on and narrating a Precept of Sasine from Chancery dated Edinburgh, 5 Nov. a.r. 23 following on retour of Eliz. Cunnynghame as heir to her father George Cunnynghame of Beltoune in the lands of Akhed, Ayrshire, and addressed to the Sheriff of Ayr and his baillies, security to be taken for two pairs of white gloves for the duplication of blanchefirme : Done on the chemes of Akhede, 9 Nov. 1482 : Witnesses, Wm. Benyng, John Gothrasoune, John Hall, Andrew Dunlop, and Master Patrick Cunnyngham. (H.)
    • Dunlop 's seal appended, illegible.
  • 210. 21st Janry. 1482/3. Grant under the Great Seal by James III. to Sir Baldred Blakadir of the Ward of the lands of Westbarnys, Fifeshire, and lands of Snayde, Dumfriesshire, in king's hands through the death of Geo. Cunynghame of Beltoune ; also the marriage of John de Cunynghame, son and heir of um. Nigel C. brother of the said George, and heir of tailzie of his uncle the said George in the foresaid lands, and, John deceasing unmarried, that of Michael de Cunynghame his brother german : Edinburgh, 21 Janry. 1482. (H.)
    • Great Seal appended, entire but defaced, by a strip slit lengthwise from the parchment. (Not in Reg. Mag. Sig.)
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  • 212. 10th Oct. 1483. Retour of Inquest in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, 10 Oct. 1483, before Gilbert Johnestoune of Elphinstoune knight, Sheriff of Edinburgh in the Constabulary of Haddington, and Jas. Douglas of Raufburne, sheriff depute, by the following jurors, John Swyntoune of that Ilk, and Edward Congiltoune, knights, Thos. Wawane of Steinstoune, John Quhitlaw of that Ilk, Wm. Hoge of Wigoronshalch, Simon Quhitlaw, Richard Quhitlaw, Henry Hepburne of Fortoune, John Swyntoune, Wm. Hepburne of Elstanefurd, Dougall Makdowal of Makcarstoune, Thos. Crage of Est Crage, Pat. Cokburne, Thos. Borthwic, and John Redpeth, finding Elizabeth Cunnunghame heir to her father George C. of Belton, who died about 14 months before, in the lands of Beltoun and Kilpallet in the earldom of March and constabulary of Haddington, worth 40 marks per an., and held of the Earl of March by ward relief and common suits of courts. (H.)
    • Three seals still appended.
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  • 219. 22nd March 1486/7. Precept by Elizabeth Cunyghame Lady of Beltoune and spouse of John Hay of Zestir, direct to Richard Byssat her bailie with consent of her said spouse, for infefting Sir John Lumysden chaplain in her two mills of Beltoune and the residue of an annual-rent of her lands of Beltoun to the value of £10 yearly. At Zestir 22nd March 1486. (M.)
    • Seal gone.
  • 220. 24th March 1486/7. Charter by Elizabeth Cunyngahame, wife of John Hay of Zestir, with his consent, to her second-born (sic) son John Hay of all her lands of Beltoune and Gilpallet in the earldom of March, barony of Dunbar, and constab. of Haddington within the shire of Edr.. Reserving the life-
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  • rent to herself and her husband: Edinburgh, 24 March 1486: Witnesses, Mr. Andrew Hay Provost of Bothanis, Thomas Hay first-born son of the said lord of Zestir her spouse, James Synclar, Wm. Hay, John Murray of Blakbaronry, Wm. Hay of Menzene, Wm. Dalrimpill, and Thos. Cunyngahame. (H.)
    • Seals of Eliz. C. and John Hay, who still uses the seal he had as fear of Zester, appended, in fair condition.
  • 221. 24th March 1486/7. Instrument at the instance of John Hay junior, by three Notaries, narrating that a noble lady Elizabeth Cunyngahame, spouse of John Hay of Zestir, compeared before Mr. Wm. Foular, canon of Dunkeld, Commissary of the Official of S. Andrews in the Archdeaconry of Lothian, and swore upon the Holy Evangels, her husband being removed, that she had granted of her own free will her second (sic) son John Hay a charter of her lands of Belton and Gilpallet : Done in the court of said Commissary held in the Consistory House of the College Kirk of S. Giles Edinburgh, 11 a.m., 24 March, 1486 : Witnesses, Rob. Charteris of Amysfeld, Masters and Sirs John Quhitlaw rector of Pennycuk, Wm. Halcarstoune, David Boyis, Rob. Craik, John Lokhert, John Wilsoune, chaplains and notaries public : Notaries, Geo. Newtoune, clerk Glasg. dio., N.P. I. and R.a., and clerk and tabellion of said court; James Young, clerk S. And. dio., N.P. I. and R.a.; and Peter Marche, clerk S. And. dio., N.P. I. and R.a. (H.)
    • Seal of office of the Official of Lothian appended, in good condition.
  • 222. 24th March 1486/7. Instrument at the instance of Eliz. Cunyngahame, narrating that in presence of Mr. Wm. Foular, rector of Curre, Commissary of the Official of S. Andrews in the Archdeaconry of Lothian, sitting in judgement in the Consistory House of the College Kirk of S. Giles Edinburgh, there compeared an honourable lady Elizabeth Cunyngaham, spouse of John Hay of Zestir, holding in her hands a charter made by her in favour of her second (sic) son John Hay (No. 220) and gave it to the notary to copy and embody in the present instrument : Done 11 a.m., 24 March 1486 : Witnesses, Rob. Charteris of Amisfeld, Edw. Creichtoun of Kirkpatrik, Masters John Quhitlaw, David Boyis, John Lokhart, Rob. Craik, Chaplains, Wm. Halcarstoune, Peter Marche, Geo. Newtoune, clerks, and Sir John Wilsoune, chaplain, notaries public : Jas. Zoung notary. (H.)
  • 223. 26th March 1487. Precept of Sasine by Eliz. Cunyngaham, wife of John Hay of Zestir, to Richard Bissat, Thos. Cunyngaham, Andrew Lowis, and Jas. Sinclair, following on No. 220 : Edinburgh, 26 March 1487. (H.)
    • Seals of E. C. and her husband appended as in No. 220.
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  • 249. 17th July 1501. Decreet arbitral, in vernacular, by Patrick Home ot Fastcastelle, Rob. Charteris of Amysfelde, and David Cunynghame, canon and Official of Glasgow Arbiters between Sir Baldred Blacadir knt., pursuer, and John Lord Hay and his son Sir John Hay of the Snaide knt., defenders, decerning Blacadir to assign the Ward of the lands of Vest Bernis, Fifeshire, and Snaide, Druinfriesshire, with the marriage of John Cunynghame, granted him by King James the Third, to Sir John Hay on payment of 600 marks to him by Lord Hay and Sir John Hay : At Edinburgh, 17 July 1501 : Witnesses, Rob. Douglas of Louchlevin ; Alex. Kirkpatrik of Kirkmichaelle ; and Mr. Richard Gibsoun, N.P. Signed. (Paper). (H.)
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  • 261. 29th Sept. 1502. Assignation, in vernacular, by Sir Baldred Blacadir knt., to John Lord Hay of Zestyr, Sir John Hay of Snaide knt., and John Hay, son and heir of Sir John Hay, of his Gift and grant of the Ward of West Bernyss and marriage of John Cunynghame, etc. (see No. 210) : At Glasgow, penult Sept. 1502 : Witnesses, Mr. Rolland Blakater, Mr. Archd. Craufurd, Adam Melwyn, Malcolm Wanne, and Rob. Steill. (H.)
    • Paper. Signed "Baldred Blakader," and seal impressed, much defaced.

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Sir David Hay had by his wife two sons and a daughter. JOHN, the eldest son, was created a peer by solemn investiture in Parliament, by the title of LORD HAY OF YE5TER, 29th January, 1487-8.

He married, first, a daughter of Lord Lindsay of the Byres, by whom he had an only son, John, his successor. He took for his second wife the daughter and heiress of Sir William Cunningham of Belton, who bore him two sons and two daughters.

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John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester's Timeline

1426
1426
Wester Hoprew, Peebleshire, Scotland
1445
1445
Age 19
East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
1460
1460
Age 34
Errol, Perthshire, Scotland
1465
1465
Age 39
Wester Hoprew, Peebleshire, Scotland
1468
1468
Age 42
1470
1470
Age 44
Yester Castle, Gilford, East Lothian, Scotland
1508
October 23, 1508
Age 82
Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland
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