William Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll
The Earl of Erroll
|Lord Steward of the Household|
21 November 1839 – 30 August 1841
|Prime Minister||The Viscount Melbourne|
|Preceded by||The Duke of Argyll|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Liverpool|
|Born||21 February 1801|
|Died||19 April 1846 (aged 45)|
|Children||5, including William Hay, 19th Earl of Erroll, Agnes Duff, Countess Fife|
Erroll was the son of William Hay, 17th Earl of Erroll, and his wife Alice (née Eliot). His paternal grandfather was James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll, son of William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock (who was attainted with his titles forfeited in 1746). He became heir apparent to the earldom in 1815 on the death of his elder brother, Lord Hay, who was killed during the Waterloo Campaign. He was educated at Eton.
Erroll succeeded his father in the earldom in 1819, aged 18. In 1823 he was elected a Scottish Representative Peer and took his seat in the House of Lords. He was Master of the Horse to Queen Adelaide from 1830 to 1834. In 1831 he was sworn of the Privy Council and created Baron Kilmarnock, of Kilmarnock in the County of Ayr, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, a revival of the Kilmarnock title held by his great-grandfather. When the Whigs came to power under Lord Melbourne in 1835, Erroll was appointed Master of the Buckhounds. In 1839 he was promoted to Lord Steward of the Household on the decease of the Duke of Argyll, a post he held until the administration fell in 1841.
- Lady Ida Harriet Augusta Hay (1821–1867), who was one of the Queen's bridesmaids and who married Charles Noel, 2nd Earl of Gainsborough.
- William Harry Hay, 19th Earl of Erroll (1823–1891), married Eliza Amelia Gore, the eldest daughter of Sir Charles Stephen Gore (the third son, by his second wife, of the 2nd Earl of Arran) in 1848.
- Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay (1829–1869), who married James Duff, 5th Earl Fife on 16 March 1846. Their son, Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, married Princess Louise, daughter of King Edward VII.
- Lady Alice Mary Emily Hay (1835–1881), who married Charles Edward Louis Casimir Stuart (1824–1882), nephew of fraud John Sobieski Stuart.
Lord Erroll died in London in April 1846, aged 45, and was succeeded by his eldest son, William. The Countess of Erroll died in January 1856, aged 54.
|Ancestors of William Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll|
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- Eton College; Henry Edward Chetwynd Stapylton (1863). The Eton school lists, from 1791 to 1850: every third year after 1793, with notes. E. P. Williams. pp. 87.
- "No. 18808". The London Gazette. 31 May 1831. p. 1050.
- "No. 19266". The London Gazette. 1 May 1835. p. 857.
- MacVeigh, J. (1889). Dal-Mac. The Scottish Nation: Or, The Historical and Genealogical Account of All Scottish Families and Surnames. p. 588. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- Cokayne, G.E. (1926). The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom: Extant, Extinct, Or Dormant. The Complete Peerage of England. St. Catherine Press, Limited. p. 101. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- Taylor, James (1887). The Great Historic Families of Scotland.
- Lodge, Edmund; Anne Innes; Eliza Innes; Maria Innes (1851). The Peerage of the British Empire as at Present Existing. Saunders and Otley. p. 222.
- "Arran, Earl of (I, 1762)". www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Heraldic Media Limited. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Erroll
|New office|| Master of the Horse to Queen Adelaide
The Earl of Denbigh
The Earl of Chesterfield
| Master of the Buckhounds
The Lord Kinnaird
The Duke of Argyll
| Lord Steward
The Earl of Liverpool
The Duke of Gordon
| Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire
The Earl of Aberdeen
|Peerage of Scotland|
William Harry Hay
| Earl of Erroll
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baron Kilmarnock