See also:earl of
See also:Marchmont was
See also:Sir Patrick Hume or Home (1641–1724), son of Sir Patrick Hume,
See also:hart . (d . 1648), of Polwarth,
See also:Berwickshire, and a descendant of another Sir Patrick Hume, a supporter of the Reformation in Scotland . A member of the same
See also:family was
See also:Alexander Hume (c . 1560-1609), the Scottish poet, whose
See also:Hymns and Sacred Songs were published in 1599 (new ed . 1832) . Polwarth, as Patrick Hume was usually called, became a member of the Scottish parliament in 1665 . Here he was active in opposing the harsh policy of the earl of Lauderdale towards the
See also:Covenanters, and for his
See also:contumacy he was imprisoned . After his
See also:release he went to
See also:London, where he associated himself with the duke of
See also:Monmouth . Suspected of complicity in the
See also:House plot, he remained for a
See also:time in hiding and then crossed over to the Nether-lands, where he took
See also:part in the deliberations of Monmouth, toe earl of
See also:Argyll and other exiles about the projected invasion o
See also:Great Britain . Although he appeared to distrust Argyll, Polwarth sailed to Scotland with him in 1685, and after the failure of the rising he escaped to Utrecht, where he lived in great poverty until 1688 .
See also:William of Orange to England, and in 1689 he was again a member of the Scottish parliament . In 1690 he was made a peer as
See also:Lord Polwarth; in 1696 he became lord high chancellor of Scotland, and in 1697 was created earl of Marchmont . When Anne became
See also:queen in 1702 he was deprived of the chancellorship . He died on the 2nd of
See also:August 1724 . His son Alexander, the 2nd earl (1676–1740), took the name of
See also:Campbell instead of Hume after his
See also:marriage in 1697 with
See also:Margaret, daughter and heiress of Sir'
See also:George Campbell of Cessnock,
See also:Ayrshire . He was a lord of session from 1704 to 1714;
See also:ambassador to Denmark from 1715 to 1721, and lord. clerk
See also:register from 1716 to 1733 . His son Hugh Hume, 3rd earl (1708–1794), who entered parliament in 1734 at the same time as his twin
See also:brother Alexander (d . 1756), afterwards lord clerk register of Scotland, was keeper of the great seal of Scotland, one of Bolingbroke's most intimate friends and one of
See also:Pope's executors . His two sons having predeceased their
See also:father, the earldom became dormant, Marchmont House, Berwickshire, and the estates passing to Sir Hugh Purves, hart., a descendant of the 2nd earl, who took the name of Hume-Campbell . The 3rd earl had, however, three daughters, one of whom,
See also:Diana (d . 1827), married Walter
See also:Scott of Harden, Berwickshire; and in 1835 her son Hugh Hepburne-Scott (1758–1841) successfully claimed the Scottish
See also:barony of Polwarth . In 1867 his
See also:grandson, Walter Hugh (b .
1838), llgcame 6th Lord Polwarth . See The Marchmont Papers, ed . Sir G . H .
See also:Rose (1831) .
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