John Earle of Tweeddale, Lord Hay of Yester, Privy Councellour to King Charles ye Second in both Kingdomes, and One of the Commissioners of the Treasurie and Extraordinary Lords of the Session in the Kingdom of Scotland; Anno Dom: 1667. and of his Age 41.
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John Hay, 1st Marquess of Tweeddale (1626-1697), Lord Chancellor of Scotland. During the English Civil War he repeatedly switched allegiance between the Royalist cause and the Parliamentarians. In 1660 he was imprisoned for support of James Guthrie, but when Charles II was restored to the throne, he was appointed Lord President of the Scottish Council in 1663 and an Extraordinary Lord of Session in 1664.
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