Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll

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Elizabeth FitzClarence
Born (1801-01-17)17 January 1801
Died 16 January 1856(1856-01-16) (aged 54)
Edinburgh, Scotland[1]
Title Countess of Erroll
Spouse(s) William Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll

Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll (17 January 1801 – 16 January 1856; born Elizabeth FitzClarence) was an illegitimate daughter of King William IV of the United Kingdom and Dorothea Jordan. She married William Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll, and became Countess of Erroll on 4 December 1820[2] at age 19. Due to Hay's parentage, William Hay became Lord Steward of the Household.[3] Elizabeth and William Hay married at St George's, Hanover Square.[4][5] Hay is pictured in a FitzClarence family portrait in House of Dun and kept a stone thrown at her father William IV and the gloves he wore on opening his first Parliament as mementos.[6] She died in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1]

Children and descendants[edit]

Elizabeth and William Hay together had four children.[7]

  • Lady Alice Mary Emily Hay (7 July 1835 – 7 June 1881), wed to Charles Edward Louis Casimir Stuart (1824–1882; known also popularly as Count d'Albanie)[5] nephew of fraud John Sobieski Stuart, was the final child and daughter of the Hays.

British Prime Minister David Cameron is a fourth great grandson of Elizabeth Hay, thus making him the fifth cousin, twice removed to Queen Elizabeth II according to Debrett's.[9]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl (11 April 2008). "Elizabeth Fitz-Clarence". The Peerage. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  2. ^ Burke, John (1826). A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom, for M.D.CCC.XXVI. London: H. Colburn. p. 109. 
  3. ^ Taylor, James (1887). The Great Historic Families of Scotland. 
  4. ^ Chapmen, John Henry; Sir George John bart Armytage and George John Armytage, ed. (1896). The Register Book of Marriages Belonging to the Parish of St. George. Mitchell & Hughes. p. 384. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  5. ^ a b Paul, James Balfour (1906). The Scots Peerage: Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom. University of Michigan: D. Douglas. 
  6. ^ Aitken, Margaret (2004). Six Buchan Villages Revisited: Re-visited. Scottish Cultural Press. pp. 32, 71. ISBN 978-1-84017-051-1. 
  7. ^ Lodge, Edmund; Anne Innes; Eliza Innes; Maria Innes (1851). The Peerage of the British Empire as at Present Existing. Saunders and Otley. p. 222. 
  8. ^ Dillon, Charles Raymond (2002). Royals and Nobles: A Genealogist's Tool. iUniverse. p. 460. ISBN 0-595-25938-3. 
  9. ^ Bee, Peter Wynter (2007). People of the Day. People of the Day (illustrated ed.). People of the Day Limited. p. 115. ISBN 0-9548110-1-1. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Walford, Edward, "Hardwicke's Annual biography" (1857) p. 209
  • de Vere Beauclerk-Dewar, Peter, Roger S. Powell, "Right Royal Bastards: The Fruits of Passion" (2007) ISBN 0-9711966-8-0