Thomas, de Haya Lord of Lochereworth

Male Abt 1340 - Bef 1399  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Thomas  
    Suffix de Haya Lord of Lochereworth 
    Born Abt 1340  Locherworth, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1 Dec 1399  Locherworth, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9679  BlytheGenealogy
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 

    Father William, de Haya,   b. Abt 1315, Locherworth, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 3 Oct 1357, Lochorwart Castle, Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Family ID F29657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Gifford,   b. Abt 1344, Yester Castle, Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. William HAY, Laird of Locherworth and Yester,   b. Abt 1370, Locherworth, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Aug 1421, Yester Castle, Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. Margaret HAY,   b. 1404, Lochorwart Castle, Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F4578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sir Thomas de Haya, of Locherworth, son and heir of the last. As 'fil s et heir Willialme del Hoy, seigneur de Lochiworth' he was one of th e hostages for the liberation of David II specified in the Treaty of 1 3 July 1354, and under the designation of 'Thomas fiz and heir Willia m de la Hay de Lochorward' was one of those hostages when that Treat y was concluded 3 October 1357, being given to the custody of Henry St rother, Sheriff of Northampton. He is mentioned as 'Thomas de Haye' a s being in the custody of the Sheriff of Northampton 20 May 1362, an d 20 June 1363, and would seem still to have been in custody 16 May 13 69, when he got a safe-conduct from Edward III to go to Rome. He was b ack in Scotland before 1373, when he is mentioned as Sheriff of Peeble s. He is the first of the name who appears as Sheriff of Peebles, an o ffice which bacme hereditary to his family, and was enjoyed by them fo r three centuries till the second Earl of Tweeddale sold it, togethe r with his whole estates in Tweeddale to william, Duke of Queensberr y in 1686. Thomas de la Haya had a share of the 40,000 francs which Jo hn of Vienne, Admiral of France, brought with him in 1385, as a presen t from the French King to the principal Scottish nobles, 4000 livre3 s Tournois being allotted as his share 26 November. At Dundee on 29 Au gust 1392, Thomas de Haya, Lord of Lochorwart, granted a charter of th e lands of Glasswell and Torburne in the barony of Kyrimure, co Forfar , to his cousin Walter de Moravia of Drumsargart. This charter was con firmed by William (of Douglas), Earl of Angus, 8 March 1422; and by on e under the Great Seal about 1488. He appears to have died shortly aft er 1392, and certainly before 1 December 1399, when his wife was livin g, a widow. Douglas says that he married Christian, sister of Cardina l Watler Wardlaw, Bishop of Glasgow, but if so, she must have been hi s first wife, and it is more probable that she was the wife of a son o f his, as suggested below. He certainly married Joanna, eldest of fou r daughters and coheirs of Hugh Gifford of Yester, who, 1 December 139 9, as 'Joanna Hay, Lady Yester, spouse of the deceased Sir Thomas Hay , of Louchquerwart,' confirmed to John Maitland the lands of Lethingto n originally granted to his grandfather Sir Robert Maitland by Hugh Gi fford of Yester. She was still alive in January 1400-1. With her Sir T homas acquired a fourth part of the lands and barony of Yester, Morham , and Duncanlaw, and the lands of Giffordsgate in Haddington, and henc eforth Yester became the principal seat of the family, and finally the ir territorial designation, and in right of their descent from her the y took and quartered the arms of Gifford. [The Scots Peerage VIII:421- 423]