Lord John Hay R.N.
Lord John Hay R.N.

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Lord John Hay R.N.Explanation
Third son of George, seventh Marquis of Tweeddale (1753-1804)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1 April 1793 Born (Yester, East Lothian, Scotland)
1807 Lost his left arm in a cutting-out expedition in Hyères Roads.
20 June 18268 May 1831M.P. for Haddingtonshire
1833 Received silver medal from the 'Society for Encouragement of Arts, &c' for his invention of a telescope holder for a one-handed person.
1837 Received Grand Cross of the Spanish Order of Charles III.
17 February 1837 C.B. (Companion of the Bath) for service off Spain.
2 September 1846 Married Mary Anne (1800-1850), eldest daughter of Donald Cameron of Lochiel, 22nd Chief of Clan Cameron
28 July 18475 January 1850M.P. (Liberal) for Windsor (until he resigned).
18?? Deputy-Lieutenant for Haddingtonshire
26 August 1851 Died (Devonport, Devon, England)
Not to be confused with with his nephew Lord John Hay (1827-1916) R.N. who was a Commissioner of the Admiralty (1866, 1868-1871 and 1880-1883), and an M.P.
Literature: (DNB; O'Byrne; Stenton).
4 December 1804Entered Navy
1 April 1812Lieutenant
17 June 1814Commander
7 December 1818Captain
21 August 1851Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
4 December 1804 1st Class Volunteer in Monarch
December 1806June 1811Serving in Seahorse going to the Mediterranean
June 1812 Lieutenant in Pique in which he went to the West Indies
31 May 1814 Lieutenant in Venerable
November 1814August 1818Commander in Opossum in the Channel and on the Halifax station
November 1814 Commander in Bustard at Lisbon
September 1832November 1836Captain in Castor, frigate (Present at blockade of Dutch ports in "Belgian question" in Dec. Later as Commodore of British fleet intervening in Spanish civil war)
19 November 18368 March 1837Captain in Phoenix, coast of Spain (during the civil war)
8 March 1837 Commodore in North Star, on North coast of Spain
17 August 1841October 1843Captain in Warspite, North America and West Indies
1846 Acting Superintendent of Woolwich dockyard.
1846 Chairman of the Board of Naval Construction
13 July 18469 February 1850Commissioner of the Admiralty (4th then 3rd Naval Lord)
9 February 18508 September 1851Commodore-superintendent of Plymouth dockyard (flag in St George)

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