John Hay of Newhall

Brief Life History of John

When John Hay of Newhall was born in 1717, in Haddington, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, his father, Lord William Hay of Newhall, Brigadier General, was 46 and his mother, Margaret Hay, was 31. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Dorothy Hayhurst. He died on 10 December 1765, in Garstang, Lancashire, England, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

John Hay of Newhall
1717–1765
Dorothy Hayhurst
1710–1808
Margaret Hay
1744–1838
Edward Hay-McKenzie
1749–1814
Major. William Hay
1751–1781
John Hay
1762–1841
Dorothea Hay
1745–1814
George Hay 7th.Marquess of Tweeddale
1762–1804

Sources (28)

  • John Hay, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Hay, Esq in entry for James Hay, Esq, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • John Hay in entry for Dorothea Hay-Mackenzie, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

World Events (3)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

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 .

English: nickname for a tall man, from Middle English heigh, hey, high ‘high, tall’ (Old English hēah).

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

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