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The 8th Marquess of Tweeddale.

Field Marshal George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, KT, GCB (1 February 1787 – 10 October 1876) was a Scottish soldier and administrator who rose to the rank of Field Marshal in the British Army.

Hay was born in Bonnington, Angus in 1787, and educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh. He succeeded his father (who had been imprisoned until his death by Napoleon in France) as Marquess of Tweeddale in 1804 and fought in the Anglo-American War of 1812 as lieutenant colonel of the 100th Regiment of Foot.

On 28 March 1816, Lord Tweeddale married Lady Susan Montagu (a younger daughter of the 5th Duke of Manchester) and they had fourteen children:

Lord Tweeddale was admitted to the Order of the Thistle as a knight in 1820. Professionally, Tweeddale rose to the rank of Field Marshal in the army and was Governor of Madras in India.

He died in 1876 at Yester in Scotland, and is buried there.

Masonic offices
Preceded by
Sir John Marjoribanks, Bt
Pro-Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1818–1820
Succeeded by
The Duke of Hamilton
(as Grand Master)
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Elphinstone
Governor of Madras
1842–1848
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Pottinger
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Bradford
Colonel of the 30th Regiment of Foot
1846–1862
Succeeded by
Thomas Wright
Preceded by
Sir James Douglas
Colonel of the 42nd Regiment of Foot
1862–1863
Succeeded by
Sir Duncan Cameron
Preceded by
The Earl Beauchamp
Colonel of the 2nd Life Guards
1863–1876
Succeeded by
The Viscount Templetown
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The 8th Earl of Haddington
Lord Lieutenant of East Lothian
1823–1876
Succeeded by
The 11th Earl of Haddington
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Hay
Marquess of Tweeddale
1804–1876
Succeeded by
Arthur Hay
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