Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont (1641 - 1724)

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Nicknames: "Lord Polwarth", "Viscount Blasonberrie", "Lord Polwarth of Polwarth and Redbraes and Greinlaw"
Birthplace: Redbraes Castle, Roxburhshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Marchmont House, Berwickshire, Scotland
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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"Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont (13 January 1641 – 2 August 1724), known as Sir Patrick Hume, 1st Baronet from 1648 to 1690 and as Lord Polwarth from 1690 to 1697, was a Scottish statesman. His grandfather was the poet and courtier Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth and Redbraes who died in 1609...

...Born at Polwarth, Berwickshire, he was raised as a strict Presbyterian, and after a term of law study at Paris he represented his native country in Parliament,[clarification needed] where he at once took a foremost place as defender of the Covenanters. He went so far as to bring imprisonment upon himself, and on being freed was suspected of complication in the Rye House Plot, so that he was forced to remain in hiding until he could escape in disguise to the Continent. There he joined Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll and embarked with him on the unsuccessful 1685 expedition to Scotland. Hume became a refugee with a price set upon his head; but he once more escaped abroad and lived at Utrecht under the name "Dr. Wallace," professing to be a Scottish surgeon. He returned with William of Orange at the Revolution of 1688...

...With estates restored, he was now a Scottish peer, Lord Polwarth; was made Lord Chancellor in 1696 and Earl of Marchmont in 1697. He strenuously opposed in Parliament the claims of the Old Pretender to the crown and voted for the union of Scotland with England, though he was not above the suspicion of having received a reward for so doing. Too dogmatic to be popular, he did not hold office in the United Kingdom till the reign of George I, when he was given some minor charges, but shortly retired."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 1 August 2012, 11:54 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Patrick_Hume,_1st_Earl_of_Marchmont&oldid=505247904> [accessed 20 August 2012]

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Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont's Timeline

1641
January 13, 1641
Redbraes Castle, Roxburhshire, Scotland
1664
November 11, 1664
Age 23
1665
December 24, 1665
Age 24
1665
Age 23
1675
January 1, 1675
Age 33
1676
July 19, 1676
Age 35
1677
November 4, 1677
Age 36
1683
March 22, 1683
Age 42
1724
August 1, 1724
Age 83
Marchmont House, Berwickshire, Scotland