Welcome to the Clan Home Association
For all named Home and Hume or with any link to the Clan
The Association exists to promote all causes of interest to members of the Clan and its friends
We undertake the following:
- The organisation of regular meetings and events related to Homes, Humes, their relatives and friends.
- In particular we organise regular Clan Gatherings in Berwickshire, the corner of Scotland from which the Clan originates.
- The exchange and provision of genealogical information with and to all Homes, Humes and all their relatives.
- Support for the Hume Castle Preservation Trust, our sister organisation, which owns Hume Castle, from which Homes and Humes take their name.
Queen’s 90th birthday: Beacons lit amid UK celebrations. The Queen has lit the first of more than 900 beacons lighting up across the UK and overseas as part of her 90th birthday celebrations. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36093306
Clan Home members are encouraged to attend the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linnville, North Carolina, USA: The Highland Games themselves are something to be witnessed and enjoyed by Scotland lovers everywhere, in a mountain-surrounded setting that will surely conjure up memories of the Highlands. But members and associates of the Home Clan worldwide will want to attend this event to foster interaction between the Home/Hume family lines from around the world. Please plan to attend the games if you will… Continue Reading ››
The Hume Castle Preservation Trust, closely associated with the Clan Home Association, announces the launch of their new website. “Thrilled to have it there” said CHA Convenor and HCPT Trustee Charles Home. “With so much happening with the Castle and all the plans afoot, it’s time to launch its own site. Hopefully, over the next few months, details of these plans will be posted as they develop. We hope that the website will become a major resource for all those wishing to… Continue Reading ››
Dr Piers Dixon who is the Operations Manager, Survey and Recording for the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland has provided the Home Clan with this YouTube link to a video shot as part of their investigations of Hume Castle which included an aerial survey using CyberHawke (http://www.thecyberhawk.com). There have been a raft of photos taken which with analysis will reveal a picture of Hume of old, showing features that are now covered by the current… Continue Reading ››
I’m extremely fortunate to have been invited to attend the re-opening ceremony of Hougoumont Farm on the 17th June. It played a vital role during the Battle of Waterloo which took place 200 years ago this month, on June 18th 1815. Comprising of a Chateau,various farm buildings and gates, Hougoumont was on Wellington’s right flank, slightly forward of his line and so became Napoleon’s primary target. It was partly due to his commitment to take it and its defenders who… Continue Reading ››
Lt. Col. Francis Home M.D. Francis Home was born in Edinburgh in 1780, the 2nd son of Prof. Francis Home (1719-1813) who was Head of Medicine at Edinburgh University. He graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from Edinburgh on the 24th June 1800 and joined the Army as a physician in 1801. In 1802 he left and rejoined the Army with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Foot Guards as Ensign on the 20th December 1803. He was promoted to Lieutenant &… Continue Reading ››
Here is something new and interesting! For the past many years the Clan Home Association (CHA) in the UK and the Clan Home Society (CHS) in the US, two organizations set up to support and perpetuate Hume family interests, have operated in parallel but separately, and with too little interaction with each other. Following the unique and historic Gathering in September 2013 of the CHA in the Border Counties in Scotland, a seminal Home event timed to join the celebration… Continue Reading ››
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland has indicated that it is minded to undertake a survey at Hume. This follows a meeting with Hume Castle Trustees in November at which we explained our plans to put more information panels at the site to help visitors make greater sense of what they see. We hope the results of the survey will enable us to make a visit to the Castle truly fascinating.
The date of the 2015 Annual General Meeting will be 27th June. It will be held at our Convenor’s lovely home in Buckinghamshire, near London. Will those coming please arrive at 11.30a.m.
Two foreign visits are planned for the Association in 2015. First, we intend to visit the Humes in South Africa, meeting them near Port Elizabeth this spring. Second, we plan a trip across the Atlantic to join the Clan Home Society at Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina on the occasion of the Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans on 9th-12th July. We are unsure how many members can be accommodated in South Africa but any member of the Association… Continue Reading ››