James Hay, 2nd Earl of Carlisle

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James Hay, 2nd Earl of Carlisle (Anthony van Dyck)

James Hay, 2nd Earl of Carlisle (1612 – 30 October 1660) was the Earl of Carlisle (2nd Creation), succeeding James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle. Hay was the second son of the 1st Earl, a Scottish nobleman, and his wife Honoria, heir to Edward Denny, 1st Earl of Norwich.

James Hay was Colonel of a Regiment of Foot in Germany, and was afterwards created Knight of the Bath

In 1632 he married Margaret Russell, third daughter of Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford. In 1639 he inherited the Carlisle Islands, later called Barbados. Between 1642 and 1646 he was a Royalist Colonel of a Regiment of Horse. He lived mainly in Barbados but returned in 1652. He died without issue on 30 October 1660. At his death, the peerage became extinct in the Hay family.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The 2nd Earl of Warwick
Lord Lieutenant of Essex
1641–1642
Served alongside: The 2nd Earl of Warwick
English Interregnum
Custos Rotulorum of Essex
1642–1646
Honorary titles
English Interregnum Custos Rotulorum of Essex
1660
Succeeded by
The 4th Earl of Warwick
Peerage of England
Preceded by
James Hay
Earl of Carlisle
1636–1660
Extinct