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Royal Naval Biography/Hay, George James


Second son of the late Lieut.-General Hay, Lieutenant-Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

This officer passed his examination, and was made a lieutenant, in July 1815. He served under Captain (afterwards Sir Murray) Maxwell, in the Alceste frigate, during Lord Amherst’s embassy to China, in 1816-17[1]; and subsequently under Captain Fairfax Moresby, in the Menai 26, on the Cape of Good Hope station. He obtained his present rank in Sept. 1828; and married, June 24th, 1830, at the Hague, Georgiana Middleton, fourth daughter of Sir John R. Whitefoord.