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Home, Lord (S, 1473)


Creation: let.pat. 2 Aug 1473


Family name: Home




See Earl of Home



Alexander [Home], 1st Lord Home

son and heir of Sir Alexander Home of Home and Dunglas, by his wife Janet Hay, dau. of Sir William Hay of Locherworth


mar. (1)

bef. 1424 Marion Lauder, dau. and hrss. of John Lauder (by his wife Katherine de Landells, dau. and hrss. of William de Landells), son of Sir Robert Lauder of the Bass

children by first wife

1. Alexander Home, Yr. of Home (dvp. c. 1456), mar. after 2 Feb 1447/8 Agnes Hepburn, sister of Patrick [Hepburn], 1st Lord Hailes, and dau. of Sir Adam Hepburn of Hailes by his wife Janet Borthwick, dau. of Sir William Borthwick, and had issue:

1a. Alexander Home, later 2nd Lord Home

2a. John Home of Ersiltoun, Whitriggs and Crailing, Ambassador to England 1491 (d. c. 22 Jun 1493), mar. after 20 Mar 1471/2 Margaret Ker, dau. of James Ker of Gateshaw, and had issue:

1b. Mungo Home of Ersiltoun (d. 1513), mar. 1507 Elizabeth Stewart (mar. (2) Patrick Sinclair), illegit. dau. of James [Stewart], 1st Earl of Buchan, and had issue:

1c. Sir John Home of Ersiltoun and Cowdenknows (d. bef. Nov 1573), mar. Margaret Ker, dau. of Andrew Ker of Cessford, and had issue:

1d. Sir James Home of Cowdenknows (d. 22 Apr 1592), mar. after 13 Aug 1562 Katherine Home, dau. of John Home of Blackadder, and had issue:

1e. Sir John Home of Ersiltoun and Cowdenknows (d. c. 1629), mar. (1) Hon Marie Sinclair, sister of George [Sinclair], 5th Earl of Caithness, and only dau. of Hon John Sinclair, Master of Caithness (by his wife Jean Stewart, widow of John [Stewart], 1st Lord Darnley, and only dau. of Patrick [Hepburn], 3rd Earl of Bothwell), 1st son and heir ap. of George [Sinclair], 4th Earl of Caithness, and (2) after 29 Oct 1608 Lady Beatrice Ruthven, 6th dau. of William [Ruthven], 1st Earl of Gowrie, by his wife Hon Dorothea Stewart, 4th dau. by his second wife of Henry [Stewart], 1st Lord Methven, and had issue by his first wife:

1f. James Home of Whitriggs (dvp. bef. 30 Mar 1620), mar. Lady Anne Home (d. Aug 1621), 1st dau. and cohrss. of George [Home], 1st Earl of Dunbar, by his wife Elizabeth Gordon, dau. of Sir Alexander Gordon of Gight, and had issue:

1g. James Home, later 3rd Earl of Home

2f. Sir Henry Home of Herdrig, mar. after 28 Nov 1674 Katherine Dickson (widow of ..... Dickson of Belchester), dau. of Thomas Nisbet, 3rd son of Sir Philip Nisbet of that Ilk

3f. John Home, mar. Helena Home (widow of David Home of Ninewells), dau. of John Belshes of Tofts, and had issue

4f. Sir Alexander Home of Halyburton (d. after 1 Mar 1644), mar. Margaret Edmonston, dau. of Andrew Edmonston of that Ilk

5f. Mark Home (d. after 18 Feb 1630)

1f. Margaret Home, mar. (1) after 6 Mar 1601 Sir Mark Ker of Littledean, 1st son of Sir John Ker of Hirsel, and (2) 6 Mar 1607 David Home, 1st son and heir ap. of Sir George Home of Wedderburn

2f. Katherine Home, mar. (1) Sir John Home of Duns, and (2) Sir John Home of Blacater

3f. Marie Home (d. after 1 Sep 1612)

2e. Sir James Home, Commendator of Eccles, mar. Hon Isabel Home, only dau. of Alexander [Home], 5th Lord Home, by his second wife Hon Agnes Logan, widow of Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig, and dau. of Patrick [Gray], 4th Lord Gray, and had issue

3e. Harry Home of Smailholm, mar. Margaret Sinclair, sister of Henry Sinclair of Whitekirk, and had issue

2d. Rev Alexander Home of Graden and Darnchester, Parson of Spot and later of Dunbar (d. after 27 Sep 1595), mar. Janet Hamilton, and had issue

3d. Mark Home (d. after 20 Aug 1566)

4d. William Home of Bassenden, mar. (1) after 5 Oct 1568 Marion Pringle, widow of George Pringle of Blyndlie, and dau. of James Pringle of Wodehouse and Whytbank, and (2) bef. 2 Jan 1576/7 Helen Haitlie, widow of Henry Haitlie, Yr. of Mellerstain, and dau. of John Edmestoun of that Ilk, and had issue by his first wife

1d. Isobel Home, mar. George Cranstoun of Corsbie

2d. Margaret Home, mar. William Turnbull (d. bef. 20 Apr 1584), son and heir ap. of Sir Thomas Turnbull of Bedrule, and had issue

2c. Alexander Home (d. after 5 May 1534)

1c. Helen Home, mar. James Hamilton of Innerwick, killed at the Battle of Pinkie (d. 10 Sep 1547), and had issue

2c. Isobel Home, mar. William Haig of Bemersyde, killed at the Battle of Flodden (d. 9 Sep 1513)

2b. John Home of Synlaws, killed at the Battle of Flodden (d. 9 Sep 1513)

2. George Home of Ayton and Duns (d. after 23 Feb 1489/90), mar., and had issue

3. John Home, Prior of Coldingham and Dean of the Chapel Royal 1476-77 (d. after 17 Mar 1476/7)

4. Sir Patrick Home of Fastcastle, envoy to England and Spain (d. after 25 Jun 1467), mar.twice, and had issue by both wives

mar. (2)

bef. 14 Jul 1467 Margaret Montgomerie (d. after 2 May 1478), only dau. of Alexander Montgomerie, Master of Montgomerie (by his wife Elizabeth Hepburn, sister of Patrick [Hepburn], 1st Lord Hailes, and 1st dau. of Sir Adam Hepburn of Hailes), 1st son and heir ap. of Alexander [Montgomerie], 1st Lord Montgomerie

children by second wife

5. Sir Thomas Home of Langshaw (d. after 10 Jun 1505), mar. (1) Janet Rynd, and (2) Alison Colquhoun, and had issue by his first wife

6. Nicholas Home

7. David Home

1. Elizabeth Home, mar. Sir Alexander Seton of Touch, and had issue


betw. Feb 1490 and Apr 1491


2 Aug 1473 Lord Home

suc. by



Ambassador to England 1459; Warden of the Marches 1475; in opposition to King James III 1482 and 1484


Alexander [Home], 2nd Lord Home, PC


mar. (1)

(div. 1476) Isabel Douglas

mar. (2)

bef. 22 Mar 1492/3 Nichole Ker (mar. (2) c. 1508 as his second wife Sir Alexander Ramsay of Dalhousie; d. betw. 25 May 1519 and 2 Jan 1527/8), 2nd dau. of George Ker of Samuelston, by his wife Mariot Sinclair

children by second wife

1. Alexander Home, later 3rd Lord Home

2. George home, later 4th Lord Home

3. John Home, Abbot of Jedburgh

4. Patrick Home

5. William Home, executed in Edinburgh the day after his brother (d. 9 Oct 1516)

6. Andrew Home

7. David Home, Prior of Coldingham

1. Mariot Home (dsp. after 16 Jan 1533/4), mar. bef. Aug 1493 John [Lindsay], 6th Earl of Crawford

2. Elizabeth Home (d. 1544), mar. (1) Sir Thomas Hay of Hoprew, Master of Yester, 1st son and heir ap. of John [Hay], 1st Lord Hay of Yester, and (2) bef. 28 Apr 1490 (div. 16 Nov 1504) as his first wife James [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Arran

3. Nicole Home (d. after Jul 1529), mar. (1) as his third wife Andrew [Herries], 2nd Lord Herries, and (2) bef. 24 Jan 1515/6 as his first wife Patrick Hepburn of Boltoun, 2nd son of Patrick [Hepburn], 1st Earl of Bothwell, by his second wife  Lady Margaret Gordon, 5th dau. by his second wife of George [Gordon], 2nd Earl of Huntly, and had issue by both husbands


9 Sep 1506

suc. by

son by first wife


fought King James III at the Battle of Sauchieburn 1488; Privy Councillor [S] and Great Chamberlain of Scotland 1488-1506; Warden of the East Marches 1489-86; Keeper of Stirling Castle 1489/90; went on pilgrimage to Canterbury 1492; a supporter of Perkin Warbeck


Alexander [Home], 3rd Lord Home



betw. 9 Sep 1513 and 24 Feb 1513/7 Agnes Hepburn (widow of Adam [Hepburn], 2nd Earl of Bothwell; mar. (3) betw. 1520 and 15 Nov 1525 as his second wife Robert [Maxwell], 4th Lord Maxwell; and (4) bef. 13 Dec 1549 Cutherbert Ramsay, son of Nicholas Ramsay of Dalhousie; legitimated 31 Oct 1552; d. Feb 1557), illeg. dau. of James [Stewart], 1st Earl of Buchan, by his mistress Margaret Murray of Philiphaugh

only child

1. Hon Janet Home, mar. bef. 24 Aug 1531 Sir John Hamilton of Clydesdale, illegit. son of James [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Arran, and had issue


s.p.m. legit. 8 Oct 1516

suc. by



Cupbearer to King James IV; Great Chamberlain of Scotland 1507; commanded the van at the Battle of Flodden 1513; Justiciary South of the Forth 1513/4; Warden General of the Marches; joined the pro-English party, supporting the Queen Dowager against the Regent Albany, by whom he was arrested, convicted of treason and executed; on his conviction for treason his peerage was forfeited


George [Home], 4th Lord Home, PC



bef. 30 Oct 1531 Hon Mariot Halyburton (d. betw. 19 May 1562 and 27 Feb 1563/4), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Patrick [Halyburton], 5th Lord Dirletoun, by his first wife Margaret Douglas, dau. of James Douglas of Pumpherston and Adeston


1. Hon Alexander Home, later 5th Lord Home

2. Hon Andrew Home, Abbot and Commendator of Jedburgh and Restennet (d. after 1589)

1. Hon Margaret Home, mar. c. 20 Mar 1563/4 s Sir Alexander Erskine of Gogar, Keeper of Stirling Castle, etc. (d. c. 3 Apr 1592), 4th son of John [Erskine], 5th Lord Erskine and de jure 16th Earl of Mar, and had issue


c. Apr 1549

suc. by



supported the pro-England faction and was in active opposition to the Regent Moray 1521; restored to the family lands and dignities by Act of Parliament 12 Aug 1522; supported King James V against the Douglas faction 1526-28; King's Lieutenant in Teviotdale, East Lothian, etc. 1529; jointly with Lord Huntly defeated an English force at the Battle of Halidon Rig 1542; after King James V's death he supported the pro-France faction; Warden of the East Marches 1543 and 1546; helped defeat the English Army at the Battle of Ancrum Moor 1544/5; Privy Councillor [S] 1545; wounded in a skirmish at Fauside 1547, thereby missing the Scottish defeat two days later at the Battle of Pinkie


Alexander [Home], 5th Lord Home, PC


mar. (1)

bef. 4 Feb 1557/8 Margaret Ker (dspm. bef. 5 Dec 1565), dau. of Sir Walter Ker of Cessford by his wife Isabel .....

only child by first wife

1. Hon Margaret Home (b. bef. 5 Dec 1565; d. May 1598), mar. 25 Feb 1580/1 as his first wife George [Keith], 4th Earl Marischal, and had issue

mar. (2)

bef. 3 May 1568 Hon Agnes Logan (widow of Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig and Fastcastle; mar. (3) aft. 1575 Hon Sir Thomas Lyon of Auldbar, High Treasurer of Scotland 1585-96, 2nd son of John [Lyon], 7th Lord Glamis; d. aft. 9 Jan 1580/1), dau. of Patrick [Gray], 4th Lord Gray, by his wife Hon Marion Ogilvy, 2nd dau. of James [Ogilvy], 4th Lord Ogilvy of Airlie

children by second wife

1. Hon Alexander Home, later 6th Lord Home later 1st Earl of Home

1. Hon Isabel Home, mar. her kinsman Sir James Home, Commendator of Eccles, 2nd son of Sir James Home of Cowdenknows, and had issue


11 Aug 1575

suc. by

son by second wife


captured at the skirmish at Fauside 1547 but released on his mother surrendering Home Castle to the English; Warden of the East Marches 1550 and of the East and Middle Marches 1557 ; a supporter of the Reformation 1560; Privy Councillor [S] 1561; a supporter of Queen Mary I of Scotland and after 1567 of her son King James VI; fought for King James at the Battle of Langside 1568; again supported Queen Mary 1569-73, being taken a prisoner when Edinburgh Castle surrendered 1573; convicted of treason and his lands and titles forfeited 1573


Alexander [Home], 6th Lord Home later 1st Earl of Home, PC


4 Mar 1604/5 Lord Dunglas and Earl of Home, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever


The Lordship of Home has been held by the Earls of Home since 4 Mar 1604/5.


 First written 15 Apr 2004



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