Adam Hay (died 1775)

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Adam Hay (after 1684 – 15 November 1755)[1] was a Scottish officer in the British Army[2] and a politician.

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 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 1755 until his death in November that year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  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