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Marchmont, Earl of (S, 1697 - dormant 1794)


Creation: let.pat. 23 May 1697


Dormant: 10 Jan 1794


Family name: Hume later Hume-Campbell




Quarterly, 1st and 4th grand quarters counterquartered, 1st and 4th, Vert a Lion rampant Argent armed and langued Gules (Hume), 2nd and 3rd, Argent three Popinjays Vert beaked and membered Gules (Pepdie);  2nd grand quarter, Argent three Piles engrailed Gules issuing from the chief (Polwarth);  3rd grand quarter, Argent a Cross engrailed Azure (St Clair);  over all in the centre an Escutcheon Argent charged with an Orange proper stalked and slipped Vert ensigned with an Imperial Crown proper


Our of a Human Heart a Dexter Arm erect holding a Scimitar all proper


On either side a Lion reguardant Argent armed and langued Gules


True to the end



Patrick [Hume], 1st Lord Polwarth later 1st Earl of Marchmont, PC

son and heir of Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth, 1st Bt., by his wife Christian Hamilton, dau. of Sir Alexander Hamilton of Innerwick


13 Jan 1641


29 Jan 1660 Grizel Ker (d. 11 Oct 1703), dau. of Sir Thomas Ker of Cavers by his wife Grizel Halket


1. Col Rt Hon Patrick Hume, styled Lord Polwarth, Lord High Treasurer of Scotland 1698, Privy Councillor [S] 1698 (b. 11 Nov 1664; dvp. and sp. 25 Nov 1709), mar. (1) 2 Dec 1697 Elizabeth Hume (d. 11 Dec 1701), 3rd dau. of Sir John Hume, 2nd Bt., of Hume Castle, co. Fermanagh, and (2) Apr 1703 Lady Jean Home, dau. of Charles [Home], 6th Earl of Home, by his wife Anne Purves, dau. of Sir William Purves, 1st Bt., of Purves Hall, co. Berwick

2. Hon Robert Hume (b. 10 Jul 1669; dvp. 1692)

3. Hon Alexander Hume later Campbell-Hume, later 2nd Earl of Marchmont

4. Hon Sir Andrew Hume of Kimminghame, a Lord of Session (b. 19 Jul 1676; d. 16 Mar 1730), mar. 1700 Elizabeth Douglas, dau. of John Douglas, and had issue;

1a. John Hume (b. 1711; dsp. 28 Sep 1738), mar. 1734 Margaret Drummond (d. 17 Aug 1781), dau. of William Drummond of Grange

1a. Elizabeth Hume (d. 12 Mar 1784), mar. Charles St Clair, de jure 11th Lord Sinclair, and had issue

2a. Helen Hume, mar. Jun 1735 Andrew Wauchope of Niddrie, and had issue

1. Lady Grizel Hume (b. 1665), mar. 17 Sep 1692 George Baillie, of Jerviswoode, co. Lanark, and Mellerstain, co. Roxburghe, and had issue

2. Lady Anne Hume (b. 4 Nov 1677; dsp. 24 Jan 1699), mar. 1698 as his first wife Sir James Hall of Dunglass, 2nd Bt.

3. Lady Jean Hume (b. 22 Mar 1682/3; d. 10 Dec 1751), mar. 1703 James [Sandlilands], 7th Lord Torphichen, and had issue


2 Aug 1724


26 Dec 1690 Lord Polwarth, of Polwarth in the County of Berwick, with remainder to the heirs male of his body and the heirs of the said heirs

23 May 1697 Lord Polwarth, of Polwarth, Redbraes and Greenlaw, Viscount of Blasonburie, and Earl of Marchmont, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever

suc. by



suc. his father as 2nd Baronet Apr 1648; Member of Parliament for Berwickshire 1669-74 and 1689-90; suspected of being involved in the Rye House Plot and fled to the Low Countries; took part in the rebellion of the Earl of Argyll on behalf of the Duke of Monmouth 1685 and was forfeited; fled for a second time to the Continent and joined the Prince of Orange, who he accompanied to England; forfeiture rescinded by Act of Parliament 22 Jul 1690; Privy Councillor [S] 1690; Sheriff of Berwickshire 1692-1702 and 1704/5; an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1693-96; Commissioner of the Scottish Treasury 1696-1702; High Chancellor of Scotland 1696-1702; Commissioner to the Parliament 1698 and to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1701/2; a Lord of Police 1715-24


Alexander [Hume later Hume-Campbell], 2nd Earl of Marchmont, KT PC


1 Jan 1674/5


29 Jul 1697 Margaret Campbell (d. 16 Mar 17220, dau. and hrss. of Sir George Campbell of Cessnock


1. Hon George Hume-Campbell, styled Lord Polwarth (b. 17 Jan 1704; dvp. 13 Oct 1724)

2. Hon Hugh Hume-Campbell, later 3rd Earl of Marchmont

3. Hon Alexander Hume-Campbell, Member of Parliament for Berwick 1734-60 (b. 15 Feb 1708; dsp. 19 Jul 1760), mar. 16 Jul 1737 Elizabeth Pettis (d. 6 Sep 1770)

1. Lady Anne Hume-Campbell (d. 2 Apr 1784), mar. 1736 Sir William Purves, 4th Bt. (d. 18 Jun 1762), and had issue

2. Lady Jean Hume-Campbell (dsp. 10 Oct 1770), mar. Jan 1743 James Nimmo


27 Feb 1739/40

suc. by



knighted 1696; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Kirkwall 1698-1702 and for Berwickshire 1706-07; a Lord of Session 1704-14 under the style of Lord Cessnock; a Commissioner of the Exchequer; Privy Councillor [S]; supported the Union; Sheriff of Berwickshire 1714-25; Envoy to Denmark 1716-21; Lord Clerk Register 1716-33; Knight of the Thistle 1724/5; Privy Councillor [GB] 1726; a Representative Peer 1727-34; Governor of the Bank of Scotland 1728-39/40


Hugh [Hume-Campbell], 3rd Earl of Marchmont


15 Feb 1708

mar. (1)

1 May 1731 Anne Western (d. 9 May 1747), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Robert Western, of St Peter's, Cornhill, London, by his wife Anne Shirley, sister and cohrss. of Sir Richard Shirley, 3rd Bt., of Preston, co. Sussex, and 1st dau. of Sir Richard Shirley, 2nd Bt., of Preston, co. Sussex

children by first wife

1. Hon Patrick Hume-Campbell, styled Lord Polwarth (d. young)

1. Lady Anne Hume-Campbell (b. c.1734; dvp. 27 Jul 1790), mar. 23 Oct 1735 Sir John Paterson, 3rd Bt., of Eccles, co. Berwick (d. 14 Jan 1782), and had issue:

1a. Anne Paterson, later de jure suo jure Lady Polwarth

2. Lady Margaret Hume-Campbell (dsp. and vp. 7 Jan 1765), mar. 20 Sep 1763 Maj Gen James Stewart

3. Lady Diana Hume-Campbell, later de jure suo jure Lady Polwarth

mar. (2)

30 Jan 1747/8 Elizabeth Crompton (d. 12 Feb 1797), dau. of Windmill Crompton, of Hatton Garden, London

only child by second wife

2. Hon Alexander Hume-Campbell, styled Lord Polwarth later 1st Baron Hume of Berwick


s.p.m.s. 10 Jan 1794


Member of Parliament (anti-Walpolean Whig) for Berwick 1734-40; first Lord of Police 1747-64; a Representative Peer 1750-84; Privy Councillor 1762; Governor of the Bank of Scotland 1763-90; Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland 1764-94


On the death of the 3rd Earl of Marchmont the Earldom of Marchmont and other peerages created in 1697 became dormant but the right to the Lordship of Polwarth passed to his granddaughter, Anne Paterson.




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