Alexander Hume-Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont

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Alexander Hume-Campbell Hume-Campbell (Hume), Lord Cessnock, 2nd Earl of Marchmont

Birthdate: (65)
Death: February 27, 1740 (65)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Patrick Hume Earl of Marchmont and Grizel Ker, Lady Polwarth
Husband of Margaret Campbell
Father of Anne Hume-Campbell and Hugh Hume-Campbell, 3rd Earl of Marchmont
Brother of Robert Hume; Patrick Hume, Lord Polwarth; Hon. Grizel Hume; Christian Hume; Thomas Hume and 3 others
Half brother of Jannet Loudoun; John Loudoun; Christian Loudoun; David Lowden and William Loudoun

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About Alexander Hume-Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Alexander Hume-Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont PC (1675–27 February 1740), was a Scottish nobleman, politician and judge...

...Third but eldest surviving son of Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont, by his spouse Grisel (d.1703), daughter of Sir Thomas Ker of Cavers, he assumed the additional surname of Campbell upon his marriage in 1697 with Margaret (d. 1722), daughter and heiress of Sir George Campbell of Cessnock, Ayrshire...

...He studied law at Utrecht University and became an advocate in 1696. He was appointed to the Court of Session in 1704 with the judicial title Lord Cessnock, and served there until 1714...

...He was a Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland for Berwickshire in 1706, and was a supporter of the Union with England. He was Lord Clerk Register from 1716 to 1733. He was ambassador to Denmark from 1715 to 1721, and to the Congress at Cambray in 1722. He succeeded his father to the earldom in 1724, and was a Scottish representative peer from 1727 to 1734...

...Alexander served as one of the founding governors of Britain's first childcare charity, the Foundling Hospital, which received its royal charter in 1739."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Alexander Hume-Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 7 June 2012, 10:19 UTC, <,_2nd_Earl_of_Marchmont&oldid=496414305> [accessed 20 August 2012]

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Alexander Hume-Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont's Timeline

January 1, 1675
August 3, 1698
Age 23
February 15, 1708
Age 33
February 27, 1740
Age 65