HAY, Lord Charles (c.1700-60), of Linplum, East Lothian.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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Constituency

Dates

Family and Education

b. c.1700, 3rd s. of Charles Hay, 3rd Mq. of Tweeddale [S], by Lady Susan Hamilton, da. of William, 1st Duke of Hamilton [S], wid. of John Cochrane, 2nd Earl of Dundonald [S], bro. of John, 4th Mq. of Tweeddale [S]. unm. suc. kinsman Sir Robert Hay, 2nd Bt., to Linplum 1751.

Offices Held

Ensign 2 Ft. Gds. 1722; capt. 33 Ft. 1727, 9 Drags. 1729; capt. and lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1743; a.-d.-c. to George II Mar. 1749; col. Aug. 1749; col. 33 Ft. 1753-d. maj.-gen. 1757.

Biography

Lord Charles Hay, a professional soldier, with ‘more of the parts of an Irishman than of a Scot’, was ‘so vain of having made a campaign ... [on the Rhine] in 1734, that he talked of it ever after and went by the name of Trentquatre’.