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John Hay, 1st Marquess of Tweeddale (1626-1697) can be considered as one of the great moderate leaders of the restoration period.
John Hay, 1st Marquess of Tweeddale by Sir Peter Lely, circa 1670
© Scottish National Portrait Gallery
- Oil on canvas Dimensions: 128 x 102 cm
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He was a supporter of the revolution of 1688 and appointed Chancellor of Scotland in 1692. As High Commissioner he ordered the inquiry into the Glencoe massacre of 1695.
By descent in the Tweeddale family; Peter Morris.