Old Photograph Seggieden House Scotland

Old photograph of Seggieden House located near Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. This Scottish mansion house was bought from Sir Thomas Blair of Balthayock in 1652 by John Nairn. He was succeeded by his third daughter, Barbara Hay, wife of Patrick Hay, second son of James Hay of Pitfour. Their son, John Hay inherited the estate and he married Lilias Hay, daughter of John Hay of Pitfour. James Hay of Seggieden, born 1739, died 781, succeeded his father in 1754 and married Jean Donaldson in 1770. He built Seggieden House, which was finished in 1789, in the Adam style. His son, James Hay born 1771, died 1838, inherited the estate in 1781. James Hay pursued a military career and had many commissions including the Eastern Battalion of the Royal Perthshire Local Militia, he was also a deputy lieutenant of Perthshire. He married Margaret Richardson, daughter of John Richardson of Pitfour, in 1801 and their son Captain James Richardson Hay, born 1802, died 1854, inherited the estate in 1838. He married in 1833 Margaret Lothian Douglas and succeeded his mother in the estate of Aberargie assuming the name of Richardson-Hay. On his death his daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Richardson-Hay, born 1834, died 1914, inherited the estate. She married Captain Henry Maurice Drummond, born 1814, died 1896, son of Admiral Sir Adam Drummond of Megginch, in 1859. The couple assumed the name of Drummond-Hay on their marriage. Captain Henry Drummond-Hay was a captain in the 42nd Royal Highlanders and a keen naturalist. His grandson, James Drummond-Hay born 1905, died 1981, inherited the estate in 1928 and married Lady Margaret Douglas Hamilton in 1930. He was a major in the Scots Guards during the Second World War and served in Germany in the post-war government, returning to live at Seggieden in 1948.

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