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George Hume, Jr.

Also Known As: "Home", "'Emigrant' George"
Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Weederburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland
Death: June 19, 1760 (62)
Culpeper County, Province of Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir George Home, 10th Baron of Wedderburn and Margaret Home of Lumsden
Husband of Elizabeth Hume
Father of John Hume, Sr.; Charles Hume, Sr.; Francis Hume; George Hume, III; William Hume and 1 other
Brother of David Hume; Patrick Home; Margaret Home; John Home; Frances Home and 3 others

Occupation: Surveyor to Lord Fairfax, VA
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About "Immigrant George" Hume

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

May 30, 1698
Weederburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland
June 4, 1698
Duns Parish Church, Duns Berwickshire Scotland
Age 30
Spotsylvania County, virginia
Age 33
Culpepper County, Virginia
Age 35
Fredericksburg, Virginia
October 7, 1739
Age 41
Orange County Virginia
February 25, 1740
Age 41
Culpeper County, Virginia
June 19, 1760
Age 62
Culpeper County, Province of Virginia
Spotsylvania County, virginia