George Hay-Drummond, 12th Earl of Kinnoull

The Right Honourable
The Earl of Kinnoull

Hay-Drummond coat of arms
Personal details
Born George Hay-Drummond
(1827-07-16)16 July 1827
Died 30 January 1897(1897-01-30) (aged 69)
Newton Abbot, Devon
Spouse(s) Emily Somerset (m. 1848)

George Hay-Drummond, 12th Earl of Kinnoull JP DL (16 July 1827 30 January 1897), styled as Viscount Dupplin until 1866, was a Scottish earl and cricketer. His titles were Earl of Kinnoull, Viscount Dupplin and Lord Hay of Kinfauns in the Peerage of Scotland; and Baron Hay of Pedwardine in the Peerage of Great Britain.


He was the son of Thomas Robert Hay-Drummond, 11th Earl of Kinnoull, and Louisa Burton Rowley, daughter of Sir Charles Rowley, 1st Baronet.[1]

He married Lady Emily Blanche Charlotte Somerset, daughter of Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort, and Emily Frances (née Smith), on 20 July 1848. He died on 30 January 1897, aged 69, in Torquay, Devon. He was buried on the afternoon of Saturday, 6 February 1897, within the little private family burying ground in the gardens of Dupplin Castle.[2]

He served as Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant of Perthshire.[3]

The Earl and Countess had nine children:

  1. George Robert Hay, Viscount Dupplin (27 May 1849 – 10 March 1886), married Agnes, daughter of James Duff, 5th Earl Fife and Agnes Duff, Countess Fife, died with one daughter:
    1. Hon. Agnes Blanche Marie Hay
  2. Lady Constance Blanche Louisa (born 15 August 1851), married cricketer Walter Hadow
  3. Hon. Francis George Hay (29 May 1853 – 11 September 1884)
  4. Archibald Hay, 13th Earl of Kinnoull (20 June 1855 – 7 February 1916)
  5. Capt. Hon. Alistair George Hay (18 April 1861 – 15 April 1929), married Camilla, daughter of Algernon Greville, 2nd Baron Greville
  6. Hon. Claude George Drummond Hay (24 June 1862 – 24 October 1920)
  7. Lady Muriel Henrietta Constance (14 August 1863 – 2 January 1927), married Count Alexander Münster
  8. Lady Clelia Evangeline Constance (9 June 1857 – 18 May 1868)



  1. James Balfour Paul (1908). The Scots Peerage. D. Douglas. p. 232.
  2. The Perthshire Constitutional & Journal, Monday, 8 Feb. 1897: An account of the funeral obsequies at Dupplin of the late Earl of Kinnoull.
  3. Dod's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, of Great Britain and Ireland. S. Low, Marston & Company,. 1901. p. 976.
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Thomas Hay-Drummond

Earl of Kinnoull

1866 – 1897
Succeeded by
Archibald Hay
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Hay-Drummond
Baron Hay of Pedwardine
Succeeded by
Archibald Hay
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