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.
In early November, Gos Home (Chairman of the HCPT) and Charles Home (CHA Convenor) spent a few days in the Borders, staying as usual at Mansefield, a brilliant B&B at the eastern end of Greenlaw, run by Pippa & Tim Culham. They are, in addition to being excellent hosts, mines of local information and their place is unreservedly recommended. The Borders looked beautiful. Clear blue skies and autumnal trees showed the area off at its best. The task there was twofold: Firstly, now … Continue reading Borders Visit & Clan Gathering 2018 Dates
The Hume Castle Preservation Trust has purchased a plot of land adjacent to the castle below which an aerial survey has shown the existence of buildings and walls that supported the people who lived at the castle. Gos Home who has been leading our efforts to secure this land has provided the following information “Plot 8 adjoins our existing 6 acres to its south and this neatly joins up the rest of the land on which stood the homes of the … Continue reading Hume Castle Preservation Trust buys Hume Castle Land for Archaeological research
John Hume, the world’s largest private rhino breeder and a pioneering advocate for legalising horn trade, will be debating whether this trade should be legalised with Born Free Foundation President, Will Travers. This crucial debate will take place on Wednesday 3rd August at 7pm at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS You can buy tickets for the event, at £10 each, from the Ticket Office JOHN HUME John Hume is a South African property … Continue reading John Hume’s Rhino Horn Debate
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 Clan Home At Grandfather Mountain Games – July 7 through 10, 2016
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 New Hume Castle Website
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 Aerial video of Hume Castle
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 Homes involved with Battle of Waterloo historic restoration
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 Battle of Waterloo – 200th Anniversary – Homes in action
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 Joint CHA-CHS Meeting Scheduled At Grandfather Mountain Games – July 9 through 12, 2015