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James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll
Born 20 April 1726
Died 3 July 1778
Spouse(s) Isabella Carr
Children Augusta Hay
George Hay (16th Earl of Erroll)
William Hay (17th Earl of Erroll)
Lady Margaret Hay
Parents William Boyd (4th Earl of Kilmarnock)

James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll (20 April 1726 – 3 July 1778) was the son of William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock.

He was born with the name of James Boyd but legally changed it to James Hay in 1758, when he succeeded his great-aunt as Earl of Erroll (his father's titles were attainted and thus he did not succeed to them).

In 1762, he married Isabella Carr and they had four children:

Academic offices
Preceded by
James Milliken of Milliken
Rector of the University of Glasgow
1761 – 1763
Succeeded by
Thomas Miller
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Eglinton
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1741 – 1742
Succeeded by
George Drummond
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Mary Hay
Earl of Erroll
1758 – 1778
Succeeded by
George Hay


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