Adam Hay (died 1775)

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Adam Hay (after 1684 – 15 November 1775)[1] was a Scottish officer in the British Army[2] and a politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1767 and 1775.

He was the second surviving of John Hay of Haystoun, sheriff-depute of Peebles. His first marriage was to a Miss Britland of Nottingham. His second wife was Caroline Lucy Harpur, the daughter of Sir Henry Harpur, 5th Baronet and brother of Sir Henry Harpur, 6th Baronet.[2]

He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Peeblesshire from 1767 to 1768, and from June 1775 until his death in November that year. He was buried on 25th November 1775 at Calke, Derbyshire, the home of his second wife Caroline Lucy Harpur [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)
  2. ^ a b c Haden-Guest, Edith (1964). L. Namier; J. Brooke, eds. "HAY, Adam (d.1775), of Soonhope, Peebles". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790. Boydell and Brewer. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Dickson
Member of Parliament for Peeblesshire
1767–1768
Succeeded by
James William Montgomery
Preceded by
James William Montgomery
Member of Parliament for Peeblesshire
June – November 1775
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Murray Keith