Lady Emily Hay

15 November 1836–4 April 1924 (Age 87)
Yester, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emily

When Lady Emily Hay was born on 15 November 1836, in Yester, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Field Marshall George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, KT GCB, was 49 and her mother, Lady Susan Georgina Montagu, was 39. She married Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Peel on 17 January 1856. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Yester, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1836 and Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 4 April 1924, in England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Peel
Lady Emily Hay
Marriage: 17 January 1856
Victoria Alexandrina Julia Peel
Agnes Helen Peel
Evelyn Emily Peel
Robert Peel
Robert Peel
Gwendolin Cecelia Peel

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    17 January 1856
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    World Events (8)

    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 2
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868
    Age 32
    The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 6779;2007: 13019; 2010: 18029)Scottish and English (northern; of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in Normandy called La Haie or La Haye (Old French haie ‘hedge, enclosure’, ‘forest for hunting deer and other animals’, a borrowing of the ancient Germanic word haga). Robert de Haia or de la Haye is known to have come from La Haye-du-Puits in Manche; he was the founder of Boxgrove Priory in Sussex (1123), and holder of the Honor of Halnaker (Sussex) and (by marriage) the barony of Kolswein (Lincolnshire). The Norman name was also taken to Ireland, where it has since flourished in the county of Wexford as Hay and Hayes . Elsewhere in Ireland the name usually has a native Irish origin, see below.English: topographic name from Middle English hay(e), heye, heghe ‘enclosure’ (Old English (ge)hæg) or ‘forest fenced off for hunting’ (Old French haie); or else a habitational name from a place so called, such as Hay (in Herefordshire and Westmorland) or Hey in Scammonden (Yorkshire). It was no doubt sometimes synonymous with Hayward .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (15)

    • Emily Hay, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Emily Peel in household of Robert Peel, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
    • Emilie Hay in entry for Robert Peel, "France, Paris, Marriage Records, 1860-1918"

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