There have been six baronetcies created for persons with the surname Home, five in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Only one creation is extant as of 2008; the Home Baronetcy, of Wedderburn in the County of Berwick, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia in circa 1638 for David Home. On the death of the second Baronet in circa 1716 the heir was under attainder and the baronetcy forfeited; the Home Baronetcy, of North Berwick, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia in circa 1638 for George Home. On the death of the fourth Baronet in 1747 the title became either dormant; the Home Baronetcy, of Blackadder in the County of Berwick, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 25 January 1671 for John Home, with remainder to the heirs male of his body. He was a descendant of John Home, fourth son of Sir David Home of Wedderburn, killed at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. Sir David's sons who were present at the battle were known as the "Seven Spears of Wedderburn".
Sir David Home was a descendant of Sir David Home, younger son of Sir Thomas Home of that Ilk, the ancestor of the Earls of Home. The seventh Baronet was a Vice-Admiral of the Blue; the tenth Baronet assumed in 1878 the additional surname of Speirs. However, none of his successors have borne this surname; the thirteenth Baronet was a claimant to the dormant earldom of Dunbar. The family surname is pronounced "Hume"; the Home Baronetcy, of Renton in the County of Berwick, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia sometime between 1672 and 1678 for Alexander Home. He was the son of John Home, Lord Renton, by his second wife Margaret, the half-brother of the first Baronet of Lumdane; the title became either extinct or dormant on the death of the fourth Baronet in 1738. The Home Baronetcy, of Lumdane in the County of Berwick, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 31 December 1697 for Patrick Home, he was the son of John Home, Lord Renton, by his first wife Janet, the half-brother of the first Baronet of Renton.
The title became extinct on the death of the third Baronet in 1783. The Home Baronetcy, of Well Manor in the County of Southampton, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 2 January 1813 for the physician Everard Home; the title became extinct on the death of the second Baronet in 1853. Sir David Home, 1st Baronet Sir George Home, 2nd Baronet Sir George Home, 1st Baronet Sir John Home, 2nd Baronet Sir Gustavus Home, 3rd Baronet Sir Charles Home, 4th Baronet Sir John Home, 1st Baronet Sir John Home, 2nd Baronet Sir John Home, 3rd Baronet Sir William Home, 4th Baronet Sir John Home, 5th Baronet Sir James Home, 6th Baronet Vice Admiral Sir George Home, 7th Baronet Sir James Home, 8th Baronet Sir John Home, 9th Baronet Sir George Home-Speirs, 10th Baronet Sir James Home, 11th Baronet Sir John Home, 12th Baronet Sir David George Home, 13th Baronet Sir William Dundas Home, 14th Baronet, is the grandson of the 13th Baronet, his father, John Home, was a political journalist in Australia.
His mother, Nancy, is now Lady Gorton, the widow of Sir John Gorton, 19th Prime Minister of Australia. William Home was educated at Cranbrook School, Sydney and is a consultant tree surgeon and horticulturalist, he married Dominique Maryl Fischer, the daughter of Syd Fischer Order of the British Empire, on 30 September 1995. He and his estranged wife have two children: Thomas John Home of Petra Sydney Home. Sir Alexander Home, 1st Baronet Sir Robert Home, 2nd Baronet Sir Alexander Home, 3rd Baronet Sir John Home, 4th Baronet Sir Patrick Home, 1st Baronet Sir John Home, 2nd Baronet Sir James Home, 3rd Baronet Sir Everard Home, 1st Baronet Sir James Everard Home, 2nd Baronet Earl of Home Clan Home Kidd, Charles. Debrett's Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990, ISBN 0312046405
Great Seal of Scotland
The Great Seal of Scotland allows the monarch to authorise official documents without having to sign each document individually. Wax is melted in a metal mould or matrix and impressed into a wax figure, attached by cord or ribbon to documents that the monarch wishes to make official; the earliest seal impression, in the Treasury of Durham Cathedral, is believed to be the Great Seal of Duncan II and dates to 1094. The Chancellor had the custody of the King's Seal; the continuation of the Great Seal of Scotland was guaranteed by the Treaty of Union which provided that "a Seal in Scotland after the Union be alwayes kept and made use of in all things relating to private Rights or Grants, which have passed the Great Seal of Scotland, which only concern Offices, Grants and private Rights within that Kingdom". Hence, the Scotland Act 1998 refers to the current seal as "the seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept and made use of in place of the Great Seal of Scotland"; the seal is still referred to as the Great Seal of Scotland.
Section 12 of the Treason Act 1708, still in force today, makes it treason in Scotland to counterfeit the seal. The design of the Great Seal is a responsibility of the Lord Lyon King of Arms; the reverse of the seal shows the monarch on horseback, but is not changed from reign to reign—the current version is that engraved in 1911 for the accession of King George V. The obverse is inscribed "ELIZABETH II D G BRITT REGNORVMQVE SVORVM CETER REGINA CONSORTIONIS POPULORUM PRINCEPS F D" and the figure on it is the same as on the Great Seal of the United Kingdom; the Great Seal is administered by the Keeper of one of the Great Officers of State. From 1885 this office was held by the Secretary for Scotland the Secretary of State for Scotland, it transferred in 1999 to the First Minister of Scotland, whose place in the order of precedence in Scotland is determined by his or her office as Keeper of the Great Seal. In practice the Seal is in the custody of the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland, appointed as Deputy Keeper.
1389–96: Sir Alexander de Cockburn Date unknown: Alexander de Cockburn 1474–1483 John Laing Bishop of Glasgow 1514: Gavin Douglas, Bishop of Dunkeld 1525: Gavin Dunbar, Bishop of Aberdeen Date unknown: James Beaton Date Unknown: John Lyon, 7th Lord Glamis 1558: John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis 1562–1567: Sir Richard Maitland... 1635–1638: John Spottiswoode, Archbishop of St. Andrews 1638–1641: James, Marquis of Hamilton 1641–1660: John Campbell, 1st Earl of Loudoun 1657–1660: Samuel Disbrowe Date unknown: Sir Adam Forrester Date unknown: Sir John Forrester 1708: Hugh Campbell, 3rd Earl of Loudoun 1713: James Ogilvy, 4th Earl of Findlater, 1st Earl of Seafield 1714: William Johnstone, 1st Marquess of Annandale 1716: James Graham, 1st Duke of Montrose 1733: Archibald Campbell, 1st Earl of Islay 1761: Charles Douglas, 3rd Duke of Queensberry, 2nd Duke of Dover 1763: James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl 1764: Hugh Hume-Campbell, 3rd Earl of Marchmont 1794: Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon 1806: James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale 1807: Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon 1827: George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll 1828: George Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon 1830: George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll 1840: John Hamilton Dalrymple, 8th Earl of Stair 1841: John Douglas Edward Henry Campbell, 7th Duke of Argyll 1846: John Hamilton Dalrymple, 8th Earl of Stair 1852: Dunbar James Douglas, 6th Earl of Selkirk 1853: Cospatrick Alexander Home, 11th Earl of Home 1858: Dunbar James Douglas, 6th Earl of SelkirkThe following are Keepers of the Great Seal, who served as Secretary for Scotland.
1885: Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond 1886: George Otto Trevelyan 1886: John William Ramsay, 13th Earl of Dalhousie 1886: Arthur Balfour 1887: Schomberg Henry Kerr, 9th Marquess of Lothian 1892: George Otto Trevelyan 1895: Alexander Hugh Bruce, 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh 1903: Andrew Murray, 1st Viscount Dunedin 1905: John Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow 1905: John Sinclair, 1st Baron Pentland 1912: Thomas McKinnon Wood 1916: Harold Tennant 1916: Robert Munro, 1st Baron Alness 1922: Ronald Munro Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar 1924: William Adamson 1926: Sir John GilmourThe following are Keepers of the Great Seal, who served as Secretary of State for Scotland. 1926: Sir John Gilmour 1929: William Adamson 1931: Sir Archibald Sinclair 1932: Sir Godfrey Collins 1936: Walter Elliot 1938: John Colville 1940: Ernest Brown 1941: Thomas Johnston 1945: Harry Primrose, 6th Earl of Rosebery 1945: Joseph Westwood 1947: Arthur Woodburn 1950: Hector McNeil 1951: James Stuart 1957: John Maclay 1962: Michael Noble 1964: William Ross 1970: Gordon Campbell 1974: William Ross 1976: Bruce Millan 1979: George Younger 1986: Malcolm Rifkind 1990: Ian Lang 1995: Michael Forsyth 1997: Donald DewarThe office of the Keeper of the Great Seal was transferred on 6 May 1999, to the First Minister, in accordance to the terms of section 45 of the Scotland Act 1998.
1999: Donald Dewar 2000: Henry McLeish 2001: Jack McConnell 2007: Alex Salmond 2014: Nicola Sturgeon Records of charters under the Great Seal of Scotland from 1306 to 1668 are published in the Register of the Great Seal of Scotland. Director of Chancery https://archive.org/stream/registrummagnisi07scot#page/n5/mode/2up
Viscount of Dunbar
Viscount of Dunbar was a title in the Peerage of Scotland created on 14 November 1620, along with the title Lord Constable, for Sir Henry Constable. The titles have been dormant since the death of the 4th Viscount in 1718. Henry Constable, 1st Viscount of Dunbar John Constable, 2nd Viscount of Dunbar Robert Constable, 3rd Viscount of Dunbar William Constable, 4th Viscount of Dunbar Earl of Dunbar Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
Kilconquhar is a village and parish in Fife in Scotland. It includes the small hamlet of Barnyards, it is bounded by the parishes of Elie, Cameron, St Monans, Carnbee and Largo. It is 9 miles from north to south. Much of the land is wooded; the village itself is north of Kilconquhar Loch. In the civil parish are Colinsburgh and Largoward, the latter since 1860 being a separate ecclesiastical parish; the coastal village and royal burgh of Earlsferry was in the parish, but in 1891 the burgh and that part of the parish south of the Fife Coast Railway line and Cocklemill Burn was transferred to the parish of Elie. Kilconquhar Castle was owned by the Adams of Kilconquhar. Adam of Kilconquhar married Countess of Carrick to become the Earl of Carrick. Adam died in Acre, his widow subsequently married Robert de Brus, 6th Lord of Annandale, who thus became Earl of Carrick and Lord of Kilconquhar. Their son was Robert the Bruce. In the 18th century the village was noted as a weaving centre; this industry faded in the late 19th century.
The population was at a high in 1836 of 558 but dropped to 350 in 1881. By 2011 it had fallen to just over 200. Kilconquhar Parish Church is within the Church of Scotland; the historic church building is still in regular use. Mention of Saint Conquhar, a Scottish Saint, is found only in the 15th-century Perth Psalter, his saint's day is noted as May 3. The new church was planned in 1818 and designed by R & R Dickson in 1819, based on Cockpen Church which they had overseen the construction of, following the death of its designer, their employer Richard Crichton; the church opened in 1821. It contains several fine stained glass windows including "The Acts of Charity" by Ward and Hughes installed in 1867 and four biblical warriors installed in the 1920s by Mrs Andrew Grant in memory of her four nephews lost in World War I; the church bell was donated by Robert, son of the Countess Dowager of Crawford, in the mid 19th century, but is an 18th-century bell in Greenwich Hospital. The remains of Old Kilconquhar Church lie in the churchyard.
This was called Culdee Church and is first mentioned in 1177. In 1200 Duncan, Earl of Fife bestowed revenues from this church to the Cistercian nunnery in North Berwick; the church was consecrated in 1243 by Bishop de Bernham. In 1499 Patrick Dunbar, Laird of Kilconquhar, set up an altar to "Our Lady of Pitie"; the local pub is the Kinneuchar Inn. It dates from the 18th century. Lochside Farm, Allan Cottage and Woodlands all date from the mid 18th century. James Drummond was minister for 1681 to 1699. Rev William Milligan was minister of the parish from 1850 to 1860 and his son George Milligan was born here in 1860
James Balfour Paul
Sir James Balfour Paul was the Lord Lyon King of Arms, the officer responsible for heraldry in Scotland, from 1890 until the end of 1926. Paul was born in Edinburgh, the second son of the Rev. John Paul of St Cuthbert's Church and Margaret Balfour, at their home, 13 George Square in Edinburgh, his great-grandfather was Sir William Moncreiff, 7th Baronet. He was educated at Royal High University of Edinburgh, he was admitted an advocate in 1870. Thereafter he was Registrar of Friendly Societies, Treasurer of the Faculty of Advocates, appointed Lord Lyon King of Arms in 1890, he was created a Knight Bachelor in the 1900 New Year Honours list, received the knighthood on 9 February 1900. Among his works was The Scots Peerage, a nine-volume series published from 1904 to 1914, he tried two interesting heraldic cases in Court of the Lord Lyon, the first being in 1909, when Sir Colin Macrae claimed the right to use the coat of arms as Chief of the Name of Clan Macrae, opposed by Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap.
The second was action brought against Mrs. Fraser Mackenzie by Colonel James Stewart-Mackenzie, 1st Baron Seaforth, in connection with the bearing of arms in right of her father. In the second case, the Lyon's ruling was upheld on appeal by the House of Lords. Shortly before his retirement in 1926, he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 1926 New Year Honours list, he was admitted an Esquire and a Commander of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, was a member of the Royal Societies and University Clubs, he was Secretary of the Order of the Thistle. He gave the Rhind Lectures on heraldry, he resided at Edinburgh. Sir James married, in 1872, Helen Margaret, daughter of John Nairne Forman of Staffa, WS, they had four children: a daughter. One son, John William became a heraldic officer, while another, Arthur Forman, became an architect and partner of Robert Rowand Anderson. Sir James is buried with other family in Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh, in the north section east of the opening in the wall between the original cemetery and the north extension.
History of the Royal Company of Archer Record Series of Registrum Magni Sigilli, Handbook to the Parliament House Heraldry in relation to Scottish History and Art. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland 1st ed. 2nd ed. Memoir and Remains of John M. Gray in 2 vols; the Scots Peerage Vol. I, with successive volumes up to Vol. IX Accounts of the Lord Treasurer of Scotland Vols. II-XI, 1900-1916 "Ancient Artillery, with some notes on Mons Meg" in The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, volume 50, 1915-1916, pps: 191-201. Scottish History Society, Diary of the Rev. George Ridpath, Minister of Stichill Kelly's Handbook to the Titled and Official Classes, 1903, London, p. 1156. Douglas, Sir Robert, Sir James Balfour, ed; the Scots Peerage, Wood's — Volume IX contains the index for the other eight volumes. Works related to Obituary: Sir James Balfour Paul at Wikisource Family tree
Blair Drummond is a small rural community 5 miles north-west of the city of Stirling in the Stirling district of Scotland, predominantly located along the A84 road. Lying to the north of the River Forth, the community is within the registration county of Perthshire. A former resident of Blairdrummond House was enlightenment thinker Lord Kames whose wife inherited the house in 1766. Lord Kames began the transformation of the carse area of Blair Drummond. Blair Drummond House was rebuilt in 1868-72 by James Campbell Walker and again by James Bow Dunn after a fire in 1921-23 and is now a home for adults with learning disabilities run by the Camphill Movement. Four gold Iron Age torcs, known as the Stirling torcs, were found in Blair Drummond in 2009 and are now in the Museum of Scotland. Blair Drummond has a local authority primary school - Kincardine in Mentieth Primary School, a Church of Scotland church, a community hall, rebuilt in 2005. Blair Drummond is the location of the Blair Drummond Safari Park, a caravan park housed in the old walled garden of Blair Drummond House.
Many of the residents of Blair Drummond are farmers, although others commute to Stirling and Glasgow. Blair Drummond is in the Stirling council area. Other communities bordering Blair Drummond are Gargunnock, Deanston and Dunblane. A community council covers both Thornhill and Blair Drummond, the 2001 census for the area covered by the Thornhill and Blairdrummond Community Council put the population for the areas at 1,109. Henry Home, Lord Kames - 18th century Scottish philosopher and writer Henry Home-Drummond George Stirling Home Drummond William Downie Stewart, Sr. - 19th century New Zealand politician Vision of Britain - Blair Drummond Historic Environment Scotland. "Blair Drummond"