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Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll
Born
Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence

(1801-01-07)January 7, 1801
Died January 16, 1856(1856-01-16) (aged 55)
Other names Elizabeth Hay; Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence
Known for Child of William IV and Dorothy Jordan
Title Countess of Erroll
Spouse(s) William Hay
Children Lady Adelaide Harriet Augusta Hay; William Harry Hay, 19th Earl of Erroll; Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay; Lady Alice Mary Emily Hay

Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll (17 January 1801 – 16 January 1856), an illegitimate daughter of William IV and Dorothy Jordan, married William Hay on 4 December, 1820, at the age of 19. Hay was born with the name Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence.

She married her husband at St George's, Hanover Square, an Anglican church in Westminister.

She is shown in a Fitzclarence portrait in House of Dun, and she kept a stone thrown at her father William IV and the gloves he wore on opening his first Parliament as keepsakes.

She died on 16 January 1856 in Edinburgh, Scotland, aged 54.

Children and Relatives

With her husband she had four children:

  • Lady Adelaide Harriet Augusta Hay (18 October 1821 – 22 October 1867)
  • William Harry Hay, 19th Earl of Erroll (3 May 1823 – 3 December 1891), married Eliza Amelia Gore on 20 September 1848
  • Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay (12 May 1829 – 18 December 1869). She married James Duff in 16 March 1846. Their son, Alexander Duff, married Princess Louise, who was the daughter of Edward VII.
  • Lady Alice Mary Emily Hay (7 July 1835 – 7 June 1881) married Charles Edward Louis Casimir Stuart (1824–1882; known also as Count d'Albanie) nephew of fraud John Sobieski Stuart.

She is also the grandmother of Princess Louise's husband, the Duke of Fife.

David Cameron is related to Elizabeth Hay through William IV, which makes him the fifth cousin, twice removed to the Queen.

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