|Note||Familysearch has a database entitled Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, FHL microfilm, 1,041,404. James' date and place of birth is shown as 04 Dec, 1829, at Riccarton, Ayr, Scotland. His parents are shown as Robert Hay and Janet Dick.|
James is the only child of the list that we have for the children of Robert and Janet who does not appear with the family at the time of the 1841 census in Riccarton, Ayrshire. Given that he would have been approximate age 12 in 1841, it seems likely that he did not survive.