Lord Hay of Yester
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Lord Hay of Yester

Marquessate of Tweeddale
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Arms: Quarterly: 1st & 4th, Argent, three Escutcheons Gules (Hay); 2nd, Gules, three Bars Ermine (Gifford); 3rd, Azure, three Cinquefoils Argent (Fraser). Crest: A Goat's Head erased Argent, armed Or. Supporters: On either side a Buck proper, attired and unguled Or, each gorged with a Collar Azure, charged with three Cinquefoils Argent.
Creation date17 December 1694
MonarchCharles I
PeeragePeerage of Scotland
First holderJohn Hay, 1st Marquess of Tweeddale
Present holderARHB, 14th Marquess of Tweeddale
Heir presumptiveThe 1st Marquess' heirs male whatsoever
Subsidiary titlesEarl of Tweeddale
Earl of Gifford
Viscount of Walden
Lord Hay of Yester
Baron Tweeddale (UK)
Former seat(s)Yester House

Marquess of Tweeddale (sometimes spelled Tweedale) is a title of the Peerage of Scotland, created in 1694 for the 2nd Earl of Tweeddale. Lord Tweeddale holds the subsidiary titles of Earl of Tweeddale (created 1646), Earl of Gifford (1694), Viscount of Walden (1694), Lord Hay of Yester (1488), and Baron Tweeddale, of Yester in the County of Haddington (1881),[1] all but the last in the Peerage of Scotland.[2] As Baron Tweeddale in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, Lord Tweeddale sat between 1881 and 1963 in the House of Lords. The Marquess' eldest son uses Viscount Walden as a courtesy title.

Lord Tweeddale also holds the title of Hereditary Chamberlain of Dunfermline.[2]

The family seat was Yester House, near Gifford, East Lothian.

Lords Hay of Yester (1488)

Earls of Tweeddale (1646)

Marquesses of Tweeddale (1694)

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother Lord Alistair James Montagu Hay, Master of Tweeddale (b. 1955).
The heir presumptive's heir presumptive is his half-brother Lord Andrew Arthur George Hay (b. 1959).
The heir presumptive's heir presumptive 's heir apparent is his son Angus David George Hay (b. 1991).

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Family Tree

Hay Family Tree
Marquesses of Tweeddale (1694)
Earls of Tweeddale (1646)
Lords Hay of Yester (1488)

Mariot LindsayJohn Hay
1st Lord Hay

(died c. 1508)
Elizabeth Cunningham
(died 1529)
Thomas Hay
Master of Yester
(died c. 1504)
John Hay,
2nd Lord Hay of Yester
(died 1513)
Died at the battle of Flodden
Thomas Hay
Master of Yester
(died c. 1508)
Died before his Grandfather
John Hay
3rd Lord Hay of Yester
(died 1543)
John Hay
4th Lord Hay of Yester
(died c. 1555/6)
William Hay
5th Lord Hay of Yester
William Hay,
6th Lord Hay of Yester
James Hay,
7th Lord Hay of Yester
John Hay,
8th Lord Hay of Yester
Created 1646
1st Earl of Tweeddale
John Hay,
2nd Earl of Tweeddale
Created 1694
1st Marquess of Tweeddale

John Hay,
2nd Marquess of Tweeddale

Charles Hay,
3rd Marquess of Tweeddale

John Hay
(died 1706)
William Hay
(died 1723)
John Hay,
4th Marquess of Tweeddale

Charles Hay
(died 1760)
George Hay,
6th Marquess of Tweeddale

John Hay
of Newhall
(died 1765)
George Hay,
5th Marquess of Tweeddale
William Hay,
Younger of Newhall
(died 1761)
George Hay,
7th Marquess of Tweeddale

George Hay,
8th Marquess of Tweeddale

James Hay [n 1]
George Hay
Earl of Gifford

Arthur Hay,
9th Marquess of Tweeddale

William Montagu Hay,
10th Marquess of Tweeddale

William George Montagu Hay,
11th Marquess of Tweeddale
Arthur Vincent Hay
Killed in Action
World War I
Edward Douglas John Hay
Killed by enemy action
World War II
Honourable Sonia Mary Peake
(died 2009)
First Marriage
David George Montagu
12th Marquess of Tweeddale
Nella Doreen Dutton
(died 2004)
Second Marriage
Edward Douglas John Hay,
13th Marquess of Tweeddale

Charles David Hay,
14th Marquess of Tweeddale

(born 1947) [n 2]
Alistair James Montagu Hay
(born 1955)
Heir Presumptive
Andrew Arthur George Hay
(born 1959) [n 3]
Lord Hamish David Montagu Hay
(born 1959) [n 4]
Angus Hay
(born 1991)
Rory Hay
(born 1993)
  1. ^ The line of Lord James Hay is the next in the line of succession should the male line of the 12th Marquess fail. The current heir male of this line is Malcolm Charles Hay of Seaton (born 1956)
  2. ^ The 14th Marquess is the younger twin brother of the 13th Marquess.
  3. ^ Andrew Arthur George Hay is second in the line of succession to the Marquessate as his half-brother, Alistair Hay, has no male issue and there is no further male issue from the 12th Marquess's marriage to his first wife.
  4. ^ Lord Hamish Hay is the younger twin brother of Lord Andrew Hay. He has no issue.

See also


  1. ^ "No. 25021". The London Gazette. 30 September 1881. p. 4891.
  2. ^ a b "TWEEDDALE 14th Marquis of", Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, retrieved 2010 (Subscription or library card required for online edition.)

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