Nicholas Hay, 2nd Earl of Erroll

Nicholas Hay, 2nd Earl of Erroll (c.1436 – 1470) was a Scottish peer. He was the second Earl of Erroll and the third Lord Hay of Erroll.


The Earl of Erroll
Arms of the Earl of Erroll
6th Lord High Constable of Scotland
In office
1462–1470
Preceded byWilliam Hay
Succeeded byWilliam Hay
Personal details
Bornc.1436
Died1470 (age 33 or 34)
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth Gordon (m. 1461)

Biography

Nicholas Hay was the son of William Hay, 1st Earl of Erroll and Lady Beatrix Douglas, daughter of James Douglas, 7th Earl of Douglas. Nicholas was the great-great-grandson of King Robert II of Scotland and his first wife, Elizabeth Mure.[1][2][3]

He had a contract to Lady Margaret, daughter of Alexander Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly which for some reason did not take place; he instead married her sister, Lady Elizabeth, on 15 November 1461.

She secondly married John Kennedy, 2nd Lord Kennedy; she had a charter for life and on her death in 1500, left the lands of Cassillis and Dunure to the Kennedys.[3]

The family seat was Slains Castle. He died without issue and the earldom passed to his brother, William.

References

Military offices
Preceded by
William Hay
Lord High Constable of Scotland
1462–1470
Succeeded by
William Hay
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
William Hay

Earl of Erroll

1462–1470
Succeeded by
William Hay
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