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Alexander Hay

Alexander Hay
Holyrood Abbey and Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

In Blind arch on South Wall

Sir Alexander Hay Lord Easter Kennet, was a Scottish Judge and Clerk to the Privy Council.
He was the son of Hay of Park of the House of Erroll.
1564 he was nominated by Secretary Maitland, Clerk of the Privy Council, and receieved from Queen Mary of the 1st April a Warrant on the Treasury for payment of £150 as a salary.
By 1568 he had become one of the Queens accusers and accompanied Maitland and Murray to the meeting at York.
1572 he became Director of the Chancery. Whilst in this role he prepared the "estimates" for Lord Burleigh on the condition of the Scottish nobility - their inclinations and dispositions.
Oct 1579 he was appointed clerk-Register and given the title of Lord Easter Kennet.
1581 he became Commissioner of the Visitations of Hospitals.
1589 he was appointed Scottish Secretary whilst King James VI was in Norway making wedding preparations.
1592 was given the thanks of Parliament.
19th September 1594, he died "shortlie after the the baptism of the Prince (Henry), by excessive paines and travellis tane be him at ye tyme, immediatley before and the tyme of of the batisme."
He was buried in Holyrood

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