"Immigrant George" Hume

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George Hume, Jr.

Birthplace: Weederburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Culpeper County, Province of Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir George Home, 10th Baron of Wedderburn and Margaret Home of Lumsden
Husband of Elizabeth Proctor and Elizabeth Hume
Father of Francis Hume; George Hume; George Hume, III; John Hume, Sr.; William Hume and 2 others
Brother of David Hume; Patrick Home; Margaret Home; John Home; Frances Home and 3 others

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About George Hume, Jr.

A plaque located the right side of the narthax in the St. George Episcopal Church Cemetery in Fredericksburg honors George.  It reads:  

  • In Memory of George Hume second but only son with issue of Sir George Hume of Wedderburn, Baronet
  • Born at Wedderburn Castle, Scotland 1698
  • Died in Culpeper County, Virginia 1760
  • Served in his father's command in the Rising for King James VIII & III 1715.
  • Captured at Preston, England, imprisoned in the Marshall sea but permitted to come to Virginia, 1721.
  • Officer of the colonial militia, 1729, Crown Surveyor for Spotsylvania, Orange and Frederick counties.  From him, George Washington learned surveying. 
  • By Act of the General Assembly, he Laid out the Town of Fredericksburg, 1727.
  • Vestryman of this parish, and, in 1733, Planned the Church. 
  • His son, Captain Francis Hume, was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati in the state of Virginia instituted in Fredericksburg, 1783.[23]


  • Memorial To George Hume, Esquire, Crown Surveyor of Virginia And Washingtons Teacher of Surveying, With Notes On His Life by Lieutenant-Colonel Edgar Erskine Hume, M. C., United States Army. Pages 18 & 19. Information reprinted from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Richmond, Virginia; Vol XXI, No. 1, July 1939, Pages 6 - 54 & Vol XXI, No. 2, October 1939, Pages 70-120.


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"Immigrant George" Hume's Timeline

June 4, 1698
Duns Parish Church, Duns Berwickshire Scotland
Weederburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland
December 16, 1727
Age 29
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
Age 31
Spotsylvania County, virginia
Age 32
Spotsylvania County, virginia
Age 34
Culpepper County, Virginia
Age 36
Fredericksburg, Virginia
October 7, 1739
Age 41
Orange County Virginia
February 25, 1740
Age 42
Culpeper County, Virginia
June 19, 1760
Age 62
Culpeper County, Province of Virginia