Hugh HUME, 3rd Earl of Marchmont and Baron Polwarth

Hugh HUME, 3rd Earl of Marchmont and Baron Polwarth[1, 2]

Male 1708 - 1794  (85 years)

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  • Name Hugh HUME  [3
    Suffix 3rd Earl of Marchmont and Baron Polwarth 
    Born 15 Feb 1708  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Gender Male 
    _UID AACA2B57FCFB406588A39C56625789CEBF59 
    Died 10 Jan 1794  Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I21886  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2016 

    Father Sir Alexander HUME, 2nd Earl of Marchmont and Baron Polwarth,   b. 1 Jan 1675,   d. 27 Feb 1740, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Margaret CAMPBELL, of Cessnock,   d. Mar 1722 
    Married 29 Jul 1697  [5, 6
    Family ID F8347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne WESTERN,   d. 9 May 1747 
    Married 1 May 1731  [2
    Children 
     1. Patrick HUME, Lord Polwarth,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Lady Anne HUME,   d. 27 Jul 1790
     3. Lady Margaret HUME,   d. 7 Jan 1765
     4. Lady Diana HUME, Baroness Polwarth,   b. 4 Jun 1735,   d. 23 Jul 1827  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F8434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth CROMPTON,   d. 12 Feb 1797 
    Married 30 Jan 1748  [2
    Children 
     1. Alexander HUME, Lord Polwarth,   b. 30 Jul 1750,   d. 9 May 1781  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F8436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1708 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1794 - Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    HughEarlofMarchmont.jpg
    HugeEarlofMarchmont.jpg
    Portrait from "Marchmont and the Humes of Polwarth"
    HughandAlexander.jpg
    HughandAlexander.jpg
    Portrait from "Marchmont and the Humes of Polwarth"

    Documents
    Marchmont and the Humes of Polwarth
    Marchmont and the Humes of Polwarth

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage (London: Harrison & Sons, 1917), p. 1672

      DEATH: Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sidney Lee, eds.,The Dictionary of National Biography (London: Oxford University Press, 1917), p. 226-228.

      _FA2:
      PLAC Baron Polwarth
      SOUR Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage (London: Harrison & Sons, 1917), p. 1672

      _FA3:
      PLAC 3rd Earl of Marchmont
      SOUR Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage (London: Harrison & Sons, 1917), p. 1672

      _FA4:
      PLAC sometime keeper of the great seal of Scotland SOUR Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage (London: Harrison & Sons, 1917), p. 1672

      Upon Hugh Hume's death, the earldom of Marchmont became dormant, but the right to the barony of Polwarth devolved to his grand-daughter, Anne (Patterson) Anstruther.

      Source: Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage (London: Harrison & Sons, 1917), p. 1672

      MARRIAGE: Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage (London: Harrison & Sons, 1917), p. 1672

      MARRIAGE: Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage (London: Harrison & Sons, 1917), p. 1672

      NOTES:
      3rd Earl of Marchmont; Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, 1764.

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      Patrick Home, the First Earl of Marchmont, died upon the 2d of August 1724. He was succeeded by his Son Alexander, Second Earl, - who was succeeded by his Son Hugh, Third Earl, - who died in 1794, without Male Issue.

      The whole Male Descendants of Sir Patrick Home the First Earl, having, upon the Death of Hugh Third Earl, without Male Issue, failed, the Dignity, by virtue of the Patent, fell to THE HEIR-MALE WHATSOEVER, of Patrick the First Earl; that is, to the nearest Male now existing in the Collateral Line, according to the usual course of descent, by the Law of Scotland.

      (Extracted from "Case of Alexander Home, Esquire, Captain in the Royal Navy, Claiming the Titles, Honours and Dignities of Earl of Marchmont, Viscount of Blazonberry, Lord Polwart of Polwart, Redbraes and Greenlaw." Published by Henry Riddell, Westminster, 1822; pp. 17 with chart.)


      Hugh 3rd Earl entered the House of Commons in 1734, and excited the admiration of Sir Robert Walpole by his talents. He was certainly one of the greatest orators and statesmen of his time. On the death of his father he was chosen one of the sixteen representative Scotch Peers, which he continued to be till his death. He was keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, and died in 1794, leaving a very valuable and curious collection of books, s.p. He disinherited his children because they supported a candidate for the county of whom he disapproved, and left his estates to his sister's children.
      [Drummond's Histories of Noble British Families, William Pickering, London, 1844, Part VI., Dunbar, Hume and Dundas Families]


      Obituary:
      The Times, London, Monday, Jan 13, 1794; pg. 3; Issue 2884; col B

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Case of Alexander Home, Esquire, Captain in the Royal Navy, Claiming the Titles, Honours and Dignities of Earl of Marchmont, Viscount of Blazonberry, Lord Polwart of Polwart, Redbraes and Greenlaw, House of Lords, (Published by Henry Riddell, Westminster, 1822; pp. 17 with chart.), Film # 0278316 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S124] Burke's Peerage, 99th Edition, Founded 1826 by John Burke & Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., (London, Burke's Peerage Limited, 1949, 99th Edition), Page 1607 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S333] Case of Dame Anne Paterson Anstruther, House of Lords, (Printed by John Richardson, Fludyer Street; pp. 6, with chart.), page 3 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S38] Burke's Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Sir Bernard Burke, (London: Harrison, 59, Pall Mall, 1883.), page 290 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S124] Burke's Peerage, 99th Edition, Founded 1826 by John Burke & Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., (London, Burke's Peerage Limited, 1949, 99th Edition), Page 1606 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1000] Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, William Richard Cutter, (Volume III New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company 1908), Page 1647 (Reliability: 3).