Patrick Hannay may have been the son of Alexander Hannay of Kirkdale in Kirkcudbright; with his cousin Robert Hannay he waited on James I and was granted land in Ireland. He was Clerk of the Irish Privy Council (1621) and Master of the Irish Court of Chancery (1629); he is said to have died at sea.
A happy husband, or directions for a maide to choose her mate. 1618.
Two elegies on the late death of Queen Anne. 1619.
The nightingale. Sheretine and Marianna. 1622.
Songs and sonnets. 1622.
Poetical works, ed. David Laing. 1875.