Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll
|Countess of Erroll|
|Born||17 January 1801|
|Died||16 January 1856
|Spouse(s)||William Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll|
Ida Noel, Countess of Gainsborough
William Hay, 19th Earl of Erroll
Agnes Duff, Countess Fife
Lady Alice Stuart
|Father||William IV of the United Kingdom|
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 at age 19. Due to Hay's parentage, William Hay became Lord Steward of the Household. Elizabeth and William Hay married at St George's, Hanover Square. 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. She died in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Children and descendants
Elizabeth and William Hay together had four children.
- Lady Ida Harriet Augusta Hay (18 October 1821 – 22 October 1867), one of the Queen's bridesmaids, was the Hays' firstborn child and daughter. She married Charles Noel, 2nd Earl of Gainsborough and had five children. Her descendants include the Earls of Gainsborough, the Marquesses of Bute and the Baronets of Bellingham.
- William Hay, 19th Earl of Erroll (3 May 1823 – 3 December 1891), wed to Eliza Amelia Gore on 20 September 1848, was the second child and firstborn son.
- Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay (12 May 1829 – 18 December 1869), wed to James Duff on 16 March 1846, was the third child and second daughter. Lady Agnes Hay's son, Alexander Duff, married Princess Louise, daughter of King Edward VII.
- 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) nephew of fraud John Sobieski Stuart, was the final child and daughter of the Hays.
|Ancestors of Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll|
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