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Glenbuchat Heritage

189 1903 Lonach Medal
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189 1903 Lonach Medal

Lonach Medal 1903

Further to the Lonach medal displayed previously Ken Cruickshank has kindly submitted:
1. Photograph of another medal of 1903
2. Photograph of Mr George Hay

This medal, in its presentation case was won at the Lonach Games of 1903 by? Hay of Easterbuchat, a gamekeeper to Glenbuchat Estate, He later became tenant farmer of Craighead Farm at Belnacraig . His son George Hay took over the tenancy and farmed there until he retired in 1983.

The 1918 Voters Roll for Easterbucket names James Hay Shepherd and Sarah Hay living there. See Craighead entry above for more family details

James Hay
Birth: 08 Oct 1841 in Brae of Essie Rhynie
Death: 16 Aug 1926 in Easter Buchat Glenbuchat
Father: John Hay b: 18 Oct 1797 in Brae of Essie Rhynie
Mother: Barbara Smith b: 01 Sep 1813 in Rhynie
Marriage 1
Sarah Whyte Morrison b: 11 Nov 1843 in Forgue
Married: 20 Dec 1866 in Forgue
1. George Morrison Hay b: 25 Jan 1868 in Forgue
2. Helen Hay b: 15 Feb 1870 in Scurdarge Rhynie
3. Sarah Hay b: 28 Oct 1871 in Rhynie
4. Jessie Shearer Hay b: 16 Jul 1874 in Rhynie
5. Charles Gordon Hay b: 05 Apr 1876 in Knowehead Towie
6. William Hay b: 05 May 1878 in Aldahuie Strathdon
7. Margaret Anne Hay b: 28 Apr 1881 in Aldhuie Strathdon
8. Alexander Bremner Hay b: 04 Mar 1883 in Aldhuie Strathdon
9. John Hay b: 11 Jan 1885 in Aldhuie Strathdon
10. Jane Hay b: 26 Apr 1887 in Mains of Glenbuchat

Ken Cruickshank adds:

Further to the medal winner - George Morrison Hay (1868 - 1927) shepherd and game keeper at Easterbuchat until 1908 -09 and then tenant farmer at Craighead -see also page 46 of Glenbuchat Yesterdays Vol 2 . George's tweed jacket and waist coat were made from local wool, dyed, spun and woven in the glen to the laird's James W. Barclay's pattern. Every estate worker was issued with these along with a kilt (in the Glenbuchat Barclay tartan) for dress occasions.

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06. Contributed Pictures, Text

17 J. W. Barclay, New Glenbucket Laird.  Part 4200 Rev James Ross Family199 Carmichael Family - Daughters198 The Carmichael Family - Sons197  Carmichael Family, Glenbuchat Connections196 Corgarff Games 1981195 Glenbuchat Manse Tea Urn194 Grouse Beating 1909 - 1994193 Hay Family Craigton192 1907 Lonach Gathering