Edward Hay-Drummond

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Edward Auriol Hay-Drummond (10 April 1758, Westminster –30 December 1829), the fifth son of Robert Hay Drummond (1711–76, Archbishop of York) and his wife, Henrietta née Auriol (died 1773), who were married on 31 January 1748.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

He was baptised in St. Margaret's, Westminster. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford (1774, BA 1777, MA 1780, B&DD 1791). On 12 December 1782 he married Elizabeth Vismes, who bore him a son, Edward William Auriol Drummond-Hay in 1785 (who died in 1845).

On 24 May 1791 he was married again, to Amelia Emily Auriol in St George's, Hanover Square.[3] She was born in 1762 and died on 7 October 1840, in Southwold, Suffolk. She bore him a daughter, Amelia Auriol Hay-Drummond, on 11 September 1794, in Little Missenden — the daughter later eloped with his curate, George Wilkins, to Gretna Green, where they were married on 2 September 1811, ten days before her 17th birthday. The couple then returned to live in the parental home in Hadleigh, and went on to have fifteen children, a grand-daughter of one of whom was Olave St. Clair Soames, who became World Chief Guide. His second wife died on 31 January 1871 in Bayswater.

Two of his works are still available today:-[4]

  • "On the religious education of the poor"; a sermon, preached at the Church of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, London, May 25th, 1800, before the Correspondent Board in London of the Society in Scotland
  • "A steady attachment to the Christian faith. Peculiar duty of its established ministers." Preached in the parish church of Alnwick, in Northumberland, August 8, 1792.

He is believed to have fathered a total of ten children, including the two mentioned above, and Henrietta and Charlotte.


He was "of the Parish of St Margaret's, Westminster" at the time of his second marriage.

He died on 30 December 1829 in Hadleigh and was buried at Hadleigh within the altar rails on 9 January 1830. There is a mural monument on the south wall of the Lady Chapel at Hadleigh.


  1. ^ see Gentleman's Magazine 1830 part i
  2. ^ see Pigot's History of Hadliegh, pub in Proc Suffolk Inst of Archeology & Nat History, Vol 3 1853, App E p 282
  3. ^ "Edward Auriol Hay-Drummond (1758 - 1829) - Genealogy". Geni.com. 2016-11-29. Retrieved 2016-12-25. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived 2016-04-25 at the Wayback Machine.