Robert William Hay
|Robert William Hay|
Westminster, London, England
May 9, 1861|
Rev. George William Auriol Hay-Drummond|
Elizabeth Margaret (Marshall) Hay-Drummond
|Relatives||Robert Hay Drummond (paternal grandfather)|
Robert William Hay (1786–1861) was a British aristocrat and public official.
Robert William Hay was born in 1786 in Westminster, London, England. His father was Reverend George William Auriol Hay-Drummond and his mother Elizabeth Margaret (Marshall) Hay-Drummond. His paternal grandfather was Robert Hay Drummond (1711–1776), who served as the Archbishop of York from 1761 to 1776.
He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1807 and a Masters of Arts degree in 1809.
From 1812 to 1824, he served as Private Secretary to Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (1742-1811), who was First Lord of the Admiralty, and then served as Victualling Commissioner in the British Royal Navy.
He served as the Permanent Under-Secretaries of State for the Colonies from 1825 to 1836. However, James Stephen (1789-1859) is credited with doing much of the work.
He died on May 9, 1861 in Malta.
- Hay, Robert William (1786–1861), Australian Dictionary of Biography
- Robert Charles Lee, The Canada Company and the Huron Tract, 1826-1853: Personalities, Profits and Politics, Dundurn, 2004, p. 230
- Kathleen Mary Butler, The Economics of Emancipation: Jamaica & Barbados, 1823-1843, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: UNC Press Books, 1995, p. 26