William Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll

William George Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll, KT, GCH, PC (21 February 180119 April 1846), known as Lord Hay until 1819, was a Scottish peer.

Erroll was the son of William Hay, 17th Earl of Erroll, and his wife Alice (née Eliot). His paternal grandfather was James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll, son of William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock (who was attainted with his titles forfeited in 1746). In 1831 the Kilmarnock title held by his great-grandfather was revived when he was created Baron Kilmarnock, of Kilmarnock in the County of Ayr, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

Lord Erroll married Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence (17 January 180116 January 1856), the illegitimate daughter of William IV and Dorothy Jordan, on 4 December 1820. They were the parents of four children;

*Lady Ida Harriet Augusta Hay (1821 – 22 October 1867)
*William Harry Hay, 19th Earl of Erroll (3 May 18233 December 1891)
*Lady Alice Mary Emily Hay (c. 1825 – 7 June 1881)
*Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay (12 May 182918 December 1869), who married James Duff, 5th Earl Fife. Their son, Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, married Princess Louise, daughter of Edward VII.

He died in London in 1846 and was succeeded by his eldest son, William.


*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.

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