WHICH DAY SIR PATRICK HAY OF MEGGINCH IS MADE A BURGESS AND BROTHER OF THE GUILD OF DUNDEE, GRATIS.
SIR PATRICK HAY of Megginch was the nephew of GEORGE HAY, first EARL OF KINNOUL, who was admitted a Burgess of Dundee on 12th October, 1600 (vide page 87). He was descended from the ancient family of the HAYS of Leys, his father being PATRICK HAY, fifth Baron of Megginch, who died before June, 1606. SIR PATRICK was knighted by CHARLES I, when that Monarch visited Scotland in 1633. His half brother, SIR PETER of Megginch, died without issue, and SIR PATRICK, who had obtained from him during his lifetime the lands of Pitfour, succeeded also to Megginch on his decease. SIR PATRICK was married to HELEN, daughter of ALEXANDER LINDSAY of Evelick, Bishop of Dunkeld, by whom he had two sons and six daughters. His eldest son, PATRICK HAY of Pitfour, succeeded him; and he is now represented by CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH RICHARDSON DRUMMOND HAY of Seggieden.