Hay Haggart

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  1. Hay Hagart or Haggart (c. 1783-1828 ) was “a planter in St. Mary’s," where he owned “1 slave [at] Stanway” and served in the militia. He appears to have been a minor attorney, working primarily on the Hon. James Laing’s estates from at least May 1817.

  2. More research is needed to confirm his probable kinship with James Laing's wife Mary, whose father, Patrick Hagart, had worked as factor for the Earl of Erroll, whose surname was Hay.

  3. The Scotsman announced the death in Jamaica on 02/06/1828 of “Hay Haggart, Esq. aged 45.”

We are grateful to Kelly Haggart for her assistance in compiling this entry.


  1. Dobson, David. Directory of Scottish settlers in North America, 1625-1825. Vol. III. Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc, 1984, p. 76. Royal Gazette of Jamaica. County of Middlesex, Jurors for February Grand Court, 1815. Royal Gazette of Jamaica. 24 June. p25c. Collection: British Newspapers, 1710-1965. Jamaican Family Search. Jamaica Almanac, 1829: Return of proprietors, properties, etc. given in to the vestries for the March quarter, 1828. Royal Gazette of Jamaica. Militia promotions. 5 November 1814. p. 20c. Collection: British Newspapers, 1710-1965. Jamaican Family Search. Jamaica Almanac, 1824: Jamaica Militia. Royal Gazette of Jamaica. Notice re: sale of steam engine at Goshen Estate. 31 May 1817. p. 23b. Collection: British Newspapers, 1710-1965.

  2. Marriages (OPR) Scotland. Cruden, Aberdeenshire. 10 September 1769. Hagart, Patrick and Davidson, Janet. 20/335. Scotland's People [online]. Am Baile. James Boyd (Hay),15th Earl of Errol. https://www.ambaile.org.uk/asset/31347/.

  3. Death announcements. The Scotsman. 02/06/1828. Haggart, Hay. p. 8a. Collection: British Newspapers, 1710-1965.

Associated Estates (6)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney