HAY, JOHN [SSNE 6496]
John Hay was a Scottish Jesuit priest who had been commanded to leave Scotland, and whose brother provided a caution of £1000 that John would indeed leave. After studying at Paris and Louvain, he arrived in Wilno/Vilnius, Lithuania in 1570, where he taught rhetoric and philosophy at the seminary. He gave the opening address at the inauguration of Wilno Academy in 1579. That year he is also believed to have returned to Scotland and then back to France. Apparently Hay spoke five languages and produced several academic and theological tracts. He died at Pont-a-Mousson in 1608.
Sources: A. Bieganska, "In Search of Tolerance, Scottish Catholics and Presbyterians in Poland" in Scottish Slavonic Review, 17 (1991), pp.48-9; A. Bieganska, The Learned Scots in Poland (From the Mid-Sixteenth to the close of the Eighteenth Century) in Canadian Slavonic Review, Vol. XLIII, No. 1, (March 2001), pp.9-10.