Patrick Hume, Lord Polwarth
Son of Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont and Grizell Kerr
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About Patrick Hume, Lord Polwarth
"Patrick, afterwards Lord Polwarth, born 11 November 1664. He entered the Army, doing his first service in the Prince of Orange's Guard while his father's family was residing in Holland, and accompanied that Prince as William III. on his coming to England. He subsequently attained the rank of colonel in the Queen's Dragoons on 28 April 1707, which command he disposed of shortly before his death. It is supposed that he was infected with the consumption from his first wife, from the date of whose death he gradually declined in health, and died in Kelso on 25 November 1709. He married, first on 2 December 1697, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Hume of Castle Hume in Ireland, who died four years after her marriage, in December 1701, of consumption said to have been contracted from the effects of an immersion in the sea, when overtaken by the tide while sitting on a rock near Dunglas. He married, secondly, in April 1703, Jean, eldest daughter of Charles, sixth Earl of Home, commonly known as Bonnie Jean o' the Hirsel, and apparently commemorated in a ballad, some verses of which were recovered by Lady John Scott. He left no issue by either marriage."
SOURCE: The Scots Peerage, Vol. VI, page 16