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George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale
b.1 Feb 1787
d.10 Oct 1876
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Name George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 Feb 1787
Death[1] 10 Oct 1876


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George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, KT, GCB (1 February 1787 – 10 October 1876) was a Scottish soldier and administrator. He served as a staff officer in the Peninsular War under Arthur Wellesley and was with Wellesley at the Second Battle of Porto when they crossed the Douro river and routed Marshal Soult's French troops in Porto. Hay also saw action at the Battle of Bussaco and at the Battle of Vitoria. He also served in the War of 1812 and commanded the 100th Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Chippawa when he was taken prisoner of war. He went on to become Governor of Madras and, at the same time, Commander-in-Chief of the Madras Army in which role he restored the discipline of the army which had been allowed to fall into a relaxed state.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).