The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


People [PERS ID:22]

First NameJames
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameBoyd Hay
Maiden Name
AKA15th Earl of Erroll, Lord Erroll, Lord Errol
Medical Professional?Non Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1726
Date of death (year) 1778


Son of William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock and Lady Anne Livingston. He changed his name to Hay in 1758, when he succeeded his great-aunt, Mary Hay, as Earl of Erroll (his father's titles were attained and thus he did not succeed to them). He married firstly Rebecca Lockhart in 1749 (d. 1761), daughter of Alexander Lockhart, Lord Covington and had one daughter; then secondly Isabella Carr daughter of Sir William Carr of Etal. he had twelve children by her, including Lady Charlotte Hay, Lady Augusta Hay and Lady Henrietta Hay. He was uncle of Mrs Charlotte Gordon of Wardhouse.

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Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 8Case of Lady Charlotte Hay who suffers from rheumatism in her head and arm, and other symptoms over many years while Cullen serves as family physician.
2Case 136Case of James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll who is thought to have a gouty knee and stomach.
3Case 522Case of Lord George Hay, the young son of Lord Erroll who is doing well after travelling home to Slains Castle.
4Case 579Case of Sir William Carr [Kerr] of Etal [Etall] with urinary retention and a suspected diabetes.
5Case 830Case of Lord Errol's children who have chincough.
6Case 868Case of Mrs Moodie who is recovering from an unspecified condition.
7Case 869Case of Miss Moodie who has nosebleeds, feverishness, headaches and aching limbs which Cullen diagnoses as an habitual Quinsy.
8Case 1019Case of an unnamed female patient.
9Case 1034Case of Mrs Gordon of Wardhouse a young mother of four who developed a serious cough during last and recent pregnancy which persists and has left her very weakened.
10Case 2047Case of Mrs Gordon who has swelling of the belly.