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DE LA HAY, William of Erroll, 'Cupbearer' (Pincerna)
(About 1140-After 1201)
Eva heiress of Petenalin
(About 1155-)
Gilbert (I) 3rd Earl of Strathearn
(About 1150-1223)
D'AUBIGNY, Matilda
(About 1162-)
DE LA HAY, David 2nd of Erroll, Sheriff of Forfar
(About 1175-1241)
(About 1187-)
DE LA HAY, William 1st of Leys
(About 1225-)


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DE LA HAY, William 1st of Leys 1

  • Born: About 1225
  • Marriage (1): Unknown

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  General Notes:

"William, who had a charter from King Alexander III., dated 29 April 1251, confirming the donation made to him by Gilbert, his brother, of two carucates of land in Erroll. From him the family of Leys claim descent."

from Scots Peerage (vol 3)

"William de Haya, second son of David de Haya of Errol and Helen de Strathern his wife, (No. III.) obtained a charter from Alexander III., dated April 29. 1251, confirming a donation made by Gilbert de Haya, dominus de Errol, (No. IV.) to William de Haya his brother, of two carucates &c. of land in Errol called Leys, June 7- 1235, for faithful counsel and service willingly exercised by the said William to Gilbert in times past. This grant was afterwards confirmed, in 1451, by William Earl of Errol (No. IX.) to Edmund Hay of Leys, (No. XVIII.) the lineal descendant of this William de Haya.

The name of his wife has not been discovered, nor that of his son."

from Hay of Leys 1 2

William married.


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 3 (1906).

2 e-books, Historical Account of the Family of Hay of Leys (1832).

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