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Royal Naval Biography/Hay, John


RIGHT HONORABLE LORD JOHN HAY.
[Post-Captain of 1818.]

Third son of George, seventh Marquis of Tweeddale, who died at Verdun, in France, Aug. 9th, 1804, by Lady Hannah Charlotte Maitland, daughter of James, fifth Earl of Lauderdale.

This officer lost his left arm in a boat attack, while serving as midshipman of the Seahorse frigate, Captain John Stewart, on the Mediterranean station[1]. He was made lieutenant, April 1, 1812; commander, June 15, 1814; and post-captain, Dec. 7, 1818. His eldest brother was aide de-camp to Lord Wellington, and wounded at the battle of Busaco.

Agents.– Messrs. Stilwell.



  1. Nav. Chron. v. 19. p. 264.