Welcome to the Clan Home Association

For all named Home and Hume or with any link to the Clan

This is not a home page for all Scottish clans but for the Clan Home/Hume

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.
Facebook group: Clan Home/Hume Group

FAMILIES LINKED TO CLAN HOME

As well as many people who write their names variously as Home, Hume, Humes or other possible variants such as Holmes, Hulme and so forth, there are numerous families from the Scottish borders who have historic links with the Clan. These include those by the name of Ayton, Blackadder, Greenlaw, Greenlees, Haliburton, Paxton, Nesbitt, Trotter and Wedderburn and related spellings. The Clan wishes to flag up its recognition of these historic links and to encourage renewed contact. Any who wish to attend the next Gathering or event will be most welcome!

 

History of the Clan

The Clan stems from Cospatric, the first Earl of Dunbar, who was descended from both the Kings of the Scots and the Kings of England. He settled on the Eastern Marches (border territories) of Scotland at the request of the Scottish King following the Battle of Hastings in England in 1066. The Clan have played an active role in the history of the Borders, Scotland and the United Kingdom in the following 950 years, with prominent members including David Hume, the great philosopher, John Hume, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Alec Douglas-Home, the UK Prime Minister. A longer piece on the history of the Clan may be found by clicking on the link in the banner above the photographs (or move link to here?). Details of reference books and other resources for researching the Clan’s history may be found at this History section.

 

Hume Castle

The Clan takes its name from Hume Castle in Berwickshire which was built in the Middle Ages as the principal fortification to protect Scotland from the English on the eastern side of the Borders. The Castle was surrounded by a large village, now largely disappeared, though a churchyard survives. Though the Castle was very badly damaged in the seventeenth century during the Civil Wars, a structure still exists on the site and is now in the possession of the Clan Association’s sister organisation, the Hume Castle Preservation Trust. Archaeological work is in progress on the site of the village, information on which can be found on the news section and the Castle website. The Trust’s website can be found at http://humecastle.org/